Before our coach even stopped outside the hotel we could see 2 fellas outside waiting to help us with our bags. The rest of my family/friends knew the staff and owner well and were greeted with a hug and so was I. Check in was done in less than 5 minutes which is quicker than usual. Instead of paying with cash you are given a card in which your food/drinks etc will be charged to and you can pay the bill at the end of your holiday or pay it off daily if you wish.
Our bags were brought to our rooms for us ASAP. Rooms were small, spotless and towels nicely laid out. Bathroom had standard shower with 2 doors, one toilet, sink, mirror and bright light, vent. Showers on one side of the hotel have been renovated since last year. One double bed, set of drawers, small television, 1 wardrobe, side bed table. New beds and new bathrooms. Balcony was a little bit smaller than in most hotels but had 2 chairs. Air-conditioning is now free and we only had one mini fridge between a double/attached room. Drinks were around 5tl from the fridge and fridges are checked before you leave the hotel on your last day. Rooms were cleaned daily although our floors weren't washed once.
Food was nice. Breakfast (8-10am I believe) was basic with bread, toast, omelette, eggs, cereals, coffee/tea and fresh orange juice. Dinner had a set menu with usually 2, maybe 3 choices. Snack menu had a good variety of different food for during the day. Bread was always fresh and you were given plenty of it with your soup. Fresh fruit after dinner which was watermelon and melon, again, given too much to even eat. Food was always presented lovely and didn't have to wait to long for service. Bbq night (Tuesday) is always set up lovely by Taner (Chris).
The entertainment done by Jack was enjoyable. He is crazy and so energetic, seemed to enjoy playing with the kids even off stage he was happy to see them. The two DJ's were great with kids too. There were things such as Star Night, Michael Jackson Tribute, Russian Dancers, belly dancing, river dancing and karaoke. Even staff got involved to give people energy and encourage them to join in. If any of the staff invited you to go up and join in on something they'd ask you twice before leaving you alone, they weren't too persistant which was good. It stopped about 12 at latest and there was no noise outside afterwards.
Location is excellent. 20 minute walk to Ladie's beach and just a 10/15 minute walk into the centre. Dolmus isn't far and taxi isn't even a 20 second walk from the hotel yet reception are more than happy to call you a taxi to a hotel and it doesn't take a minute.
The staff are a great laugh, always happy to help and if there's a dribble left in your bottle/can they will pour it into your glass without wasting any. They made our stay a whole lot more enjoyable, very cheeky and fun. If they couldn't understand an order or something you said they'd call someone over straight away to meet your needs. When we were falling in the door at 6 and 7am coming from bar street Ozzy, the night manager, would let us into our rooms and making sure we behaved. The overnight staff didn't speak too much english but would try their hardest to please. The day staff were on their feet 12 hours a day and we their break seemed to last maybe an hour. Much thanks to Jack, Ozzy, Taner, Davut, Antonio, Ronaldo(Gokhan), Sean and everyone else. Made our stay a lot more enjoyable.
- Also Known As:
- Lion Hotel Kusadasi