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“LOVED IT!!! EXCELLENT APARTMENT!!!! :)”
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Review of Oliva Residence

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Condo/Apartment 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6 Pets not allowed Save
View from the Balcony where you can enjoy the amazing views of Kusadasi.
View from the Balcony where you can enjoy the amazing views of Kusadasi.
Large Outdoor Pool
Ephesus Library.
Kusadasi Beach
Another view from the balcony.
Kusadasi Farmers Market - every friday.
Ephesus Main Street
Silver Beach. Photo taken 2nd Nov 08!
Living Area
Daily boat trips from marino.
Dining Area
Amphi- theatre Ephesus.
Main bedroom showing En suite
Kusadasi promenade.
Take a dip
Kusadasi Marino
View of Apartment block.
Fully equipped modern kitchen
Large Pool
Sunset from balcony.
2nd Bedroom
Epehus Main St. _2
Sunset as seen from balcony -2
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Ghettogur...
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Reviewed 14 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
LOVED IT!!! EXCELLENT APARTMENT!!!! :)
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Where do I start? We are family of 5 adults and enjoyed our stay at the Oliva Residence. We booked the apartment in October 2012 and were here in June 2013. The booking process was really quick, efficient and great. Kieran Tummon; the owner of the apartment is amazing. He definitely has a good taste for a view, as the view of the apartment is amazing.

Booking Process:

As this was my first time booking an apartment through Holidaylettings.co.uk we did not know what to expect however after contacting Kieran everything was fine. I first sent him the booking deposit, then the rest of the rent in May and then the security deposit which was returned within 24 hours (AMAZING :), this was all done over PayPal; making it quiet safe. Communication was usually quick with the owner.

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Location:

Oliva is located not in the centrum of Kusadasi but just outside. It is really close to the centre and is literally on the main road. This allows you to get a dolmus (number 6) to centre for 1.75 TL (just over 50p) or to Long Beach (which is really good) for about 2.8 TL (around £1). Dolmus are basically the main means of public transport and are like small mini vans, the drivers are extremely helpful; so a good tip if you unsure where to go ask them!! One can also walk to the centrum or marina which usually takes 15 minutes however we have never tried walking up.

The nearest main hotel to Oliva is the Tatlises Hotel. This hotel is well known around Kusadasi. As Oliva is not well known, when booking excursions etc. it’s better to get picked up from Tatlises as it is only a 2 minute walk, making sure that you will get picked up. I used this hotel as my main pick up point for airport transfer, coach to izmir, Ephesus and a boat trip.

Near Oliva there is a medium sized (but expensive) supermarket called Tansas; it’s got all those branded stuff from coke to sprite, lays (walkers crisps) etc. However I recommend you either going to Bim or Sok in the centrum – these supermarkets have really cheap food and drinks which are usually aimed for the Turkish market, but are really good. To get fresh bread etc. you can go up the hill and take the first right, there will be small bakery where you can buy breads, borek, sweet stuff etc.

I would not really recommend this apartment for people that have a health problem; as sometimes walking to the apartment up the hill can be a battle as it is really steep. This was a problem as one of our party member had a pace maker and angina problem but it was okay.

Apartment:

Oliva Residence consists of 2 blocks; the apartment is located in the 2nd block on the 3rd floor. The complex has a large, clean and spacious pool area. The pool is around 11m long and is not deep. The area has a good number of sun loungers and umbrellas. There is also a kid’s pool and shower.
The apartment is really spacious, clean and is simply furnished. There are 3 bedrooms 1 is the master; which has an ensuite bathroom, 1 twin room and 1 double bed room. All rooms have Air condition which is a must. The entrance of the apartment is to the open lounge which is the kitchen, dining area and the living area.

The kitchen is quiet large and has good facilities. There is a large fridge containing also a small freezer, gas hob with an excellent fan electrical oven, toaster, kettle, sink and nice plates, cups, glasses and other kitchen ware. The dining area consists of a 6 seat dining table. The living area has a nice L shaped sofa allowing anyone to relax. There is also an old style CRT TV; however we could not make it to work. The sofa is also a sofa bed allowing I think 1 or 2 people to sleep on it.

There are two bathrooms one of them is the family which has a sink, vanity, washing machine, toilet and a bath with a shower. The ensuite however has a sink, toilet and shower. Both bathrooms are really clean and the water supply is strong.

I recommend guests to take maybe a hand mirror with them for doing hair/make-up etc. as there are only mirrors in the bathrooms and one in the master bedroom.

All bedrooms have a wardrobe and good quality bed. The master bedroom also has a chest of drawers; but was not used by me.

The main balcony facing towards the ocean has a large 6 seat dining table and is made out of good quality plastic (not those cheap white ones). This area is one of the focal points of the apartment as it is a must to have dinner at sunset :)

Overall:

Overall the apartment was excellent and would book again. I have uploaded images of the apartment; so please take a look. If anyone has any question send me an email on shaheerkhan14@gmail.com

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Liked best: The view of the ocean, clean apartment, good location for buses and great pool.
Liked least: The area is a little steep; making walking a little hard (but that's kind of Kusadasi)
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
28 Jul 2013
Thanks for such a detailed review. Much appreciated.
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Liked best: Weather and food
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jul 2013
Thanks for review.
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Rebecca H
Southsea, England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2012 for a stay in June 2012
Fantastic Location, Apartment and Holiday!

The apartment was fantastic. It was spacious, the rooms were clean with good storage and the kitchen and bathroom were immaculate. The building itself was close to the main road, however that made it easy for us to catch the bus into the town centre! And any noise from the road was worth the fantastic view from the balcony. Also the huge swimming pool was excellent and there were just enough umbrellas to go around to shade us from the immense heat! It is a 5 minute walk to the supermarket and to town is a little longer but the mini buses are incredibly cheap and are everywhere! Mustafa , who works there is fantastic and incredibly helpful ( he even came to our aid when we couldn't open the door on the first day) and Jacob (Kieran's recommended taxi driver) is so sweet and very affordable when he took us to and from the airport. My Partner and I had a brilliant time and Kieran was incredibly helpful throughout our booking. I would definitely recommend the apartment to others and have done so to my parents!

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Liked best: The spaciousness and modernity of the property, the AMAZING balcony view overlooking Kusadasi , the service and the pool
Liked least: Sometimes difficult to get sunbeds so we had to get up a little earlier for our pool days and you are near to a busy road (it was busier on our stay because the tarmac had melted and so they were re-surfacing!)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Sep 2012
Thanks for your kind words and description of your stay in our apartment.
Kieran
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davidfHam...
hampshire uk
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
Spacious, clean, great value

Pool is frequently cleaned, apartment is quiet at night and we saw/heard no mosquitoes at all in our fortnight stay. Good choice of channels on TV. We used aircon when needed (switched off when out of the place) and didn't need to pay any extra for electricity.
Children made some friends in the pool. Parking space outside. We had a hire car but otherwise there's a good shop 10 mins walk away and it's possible to walk down to the town centre/market/marina in about half an hour.
Finding the place was a bit tricky; it's just off the Bld Turgut Ozal dual carriageway; there's a Petline petrol station on the opposite side of the road (but a bit further). To help find the turning for the apt; you go through traffic lights, then about 100m later pass hotel Tatlises then the abandoned hotel Taksim. Take next turn right (about 50m beyond Hotel Tatlises) and park on the left of that road about 30m up from dual carriageway. Apt is 2nd to your left . there's a Club Oliva close by- a security guard there showed us how to get to the apt.

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Liked best: value for money
Liked least: no wifi access
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
13 Sep 2012
Thanks for your review.
Kieran
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Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2012 for a stay in April 2012
7
people found this review helpful
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Liked best: I know area of Kusadasi
Liked least: Lies of owner & reluctance to return full security deposit
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jun 2012
The renter and her partner rented my apartment four times. Her partner had a car. Mustafa did check all items in the apartment before they arrived and immediately after they left.
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MikeandLi...
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
129 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012 for a stay in August 2011
Nice condo with a great view!

My husband and I stayed at this condo rental for about a week. The communication by the owner leading up to our stay was fantastic and the key pickup went smoothly. The condo is a good size (especially for just the 2 of us). Our favourite part was the large balcony where we ate dinner while watching the sunset over the water! The pool was also nice and each day we were able to grab some sun loungers to tan. The location is a bit removed..more residential area but the bus route is right across the street and it only takes a few minute via bus to get down to the waterfront. As for food, there is a small grocery store down the block and on weekends there is a great fresh food market down the block as well. For the price, this rental is a great option for a family or group of friends if you are willing to take transit (or have a car) to get to other areas.

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Liked best: Balcony and view
Liked least: Couldn't walk to waterfront or restaurants
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
5 Jun 2012
Thanks very much for the kind review.
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bebegim_1...
Montrose, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2011 for a stay in May 2011
good price for a beautiful apartment.

keiran called me the night before departure to make sure that we had directions to apart and to check when we would arrive. He sent phone numbers for the caretaker, a taxi firm, a friend in the building and his own number. The apartment was immaculate and welcoming and close to the centrum. Water was delivered as needed by Mustafa the caretaker. I would return were at any time and recommend it to everyone.

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Liked best: easy access to the centrum and harbour.
Liked least: pool was not cleaned until after we left.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
5 Jun 2012
Thanks very much for the kind review.
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