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Korumar Hotel De Luxe
Ranked #25 of 154 Hotels in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Hotel Without A soul”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2011

The hotel itself is ok in appearance. Not 5 star. The pool bar and restaurant staff are good but there is no front of house management. They hide away. V clean. 90 % Dutch , but they are delightful people although quiet. It is not for couples who seek laughter and fun. It is quiet and lacking in soul. We went for a week and for the last 3 days there was a huge chabge in food.... from v good to under average. My view is that it was month end and the food cost budget had been stretched so they were trying to pull back. As with all " All inclusive" hotels ... their food and bar costs are averaged, if they need to make more profit then they will squeeze the food costs. ie Use cheaper cuts of meat and less choice. I would not return but it is not bad.... if you want a v quiet time and prepared to accept mediocre. Make sure you get to the restaurant at least 15 mins before they close...,. the staff start clearing down.. Charisma de luxe hotel better !!

Room Tip: the sea views are the best- Our room overlooked rd
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

4 night stay. Air conditioning only available from 5pm to 12pm. So by 10am our rooms were warmer than outside. Food was acceptable but generally overcooked international-attempting dishes. Drinks way overpriced. Location is only 2k from downtown but no footpath and road is narrow and dangerous for walking.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Lommel, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2011

This was our second stay at Korumar, the first and last one in off-season... The first time we came here was in july and we were very pleased. Now this time we came in April which apparently is off-season for them... And what a difference:
Tiny buffet compared to summer
Restaurant staff extremely slow
Our orders coming separate with 30 minutes in between
Wrong orders, forgotten orders...

All this lead to a lot of frustration so we decided to eat elsewhere despite having an all inclusive.

This will be our last visit to Korumar, what has happened to this hotel...

  • Stayed April 2011
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2011

Just back from really good week at Korumar. Food high quality (and i speak as a bit of a foodie who was secretly dreading the idea of 'buffet' fayre over the week) with excellent freshly prepared food on offer in the mornings and evenings. We stayed half board, cant see what is to be gained by all-inclusive as, if you're normal, you'll want to eat out in town in one of the myriad eateries. View is incredible on sea-facing side. You'll kick yourself if you choose the other side so dont bother. Town is 15 mins casual stroll down the prom - forget the other reviews some of which suggest its a long old hike. If anything we were glad of the wander in between the meals and Baclava pitstops! complainers might be elderly or not so used to walking, and buses come whizzing along every few minutes in any case. Pool is great but too cold this early in the season. Sea was warmer and mini-beach and jetty was where we hung out. Choice of bars, all items inexpensive and another good reason not to go all inclusive. The pool guy is the hardest working man in showbusiness and our room was spotless and bathroom clean. Would go back - good hotel. I find it helpful when reading reviews to understand a bit about the person writing them. Whats acceptable to a retired couple on a trip in terms of food or location might, after all, be very different to your own preferences... So for what it's worth I'm a 33 year old who works for a bank in london who stayed with wife and 14 year old stepson. The mix when we were there.... Few english, lots of germans, dutch, some italians, handful of irish. Typical age somewhere between 40 and 65. I felt like a schoolboy. From what we gathered from chatty locals korumar is considered the 'prestige' hotel in town. Hope above helps.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2011

Beautiful hotel. room and bathroom was lovely. great view of the sea and the pool was great. i did not do the spa so i cant mention that. they had a great breakfast...even made fresh eggs and omlettes. dinner was good but not as great as breakfast. it was a nice walk into town but i am sure it gets mobbed when the ships come in. my only complaint was that the internet connection was horrible.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tulsa, OK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2011

We vetted all hotels sent to us by our travel agent on TripAdvisor. All proved accurate except for this one. This is a 1 star hotel in a 5 star location for view - NOT for convenience, and perhaps a 5 star pool - we couldn't tell - the pool isn't heated and in early April pool water was useful only for polar bears. All we can think about the earlier reviews is that the reviewrs aren't very experienced and haven't stayed in many - or perhaps no other - 5 star rated hotel.

Where to begin? Hallways were dingy and carpet stained. In our room, 106, it looked as if someone performed an oil change in the entry. There was mold in the bath room. Limited hot water (which was good because shower didn't drain.) NO air conditioning. The hotel only has a central heat/ac system which cannot be individually set by room. The ONLY way to get cool air in room was to leave balcony door open (which leaves you at the mercy of the folks in the outdoor sitting area.)

But the worst was the food. I thought I had never had such poor quality food in a hotel, but my wife reminded me than in China 5 years ago in Kashgar, Xin Jiang province, in a 3 star rated Chinese hotel the food was probably worse. At that time we were the only non-Chinese in that hotel. But back to the drech that was served to us in the Korumar. Three varieties of meat, each cooked to cardboard stage, in various unappetizing sauces. Breakfast was passable - IF you like candied fruit instead of the real thing. Also the worst watered down orange Tang I've ever had.

Even though dinner was prepaid the second night we ate quite well in a local restaurant - Blublu. Try it & then compare to the garbage they serve at this hotel.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Munster, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2011

The hotel is positioned beautifully, with a lovely beach (only suitable for strong swimmers though), a good pool area, and lovely views.
Our room had a tiny balcony with a sea view, that could not comfortably seat the two of us without us having to move our legs. The room was nice, the beds were good, but there was barely enough room to walk between the bottom of the bed and the dresser. Although we only ate in the hotel a couple of evenings, the food was good. We had been led to believe, however, that there were a few restaurants available to us, there was just the one (self-service), included in our package.
There was a voucher included in our package for the spa. We dressed up in our swim suits and towels and went downstairs for our free turkish bath, with every intention of indulging in lots of treatments after trying it out. The spa staff, apart from one lovely girl, were horrific. They kept telling us that soap was a huge charge extra, salt was a huge charge extra,.. and so on. We insisted that we just wanted to try the Turkish Baths first. The left us waiting around like we were possibly diseased for quite some time (perhaps an hour), before telling us that the Turkish Bath was when you go into the room and turn on the tap and stand under the water. I commented that that was, in fact, a shower (though without soap), not a bath.
On another occasion my partner ordered what read as a half of chicken on the menu. It was quite funny when it arrived.. it wasn't even a leg, just a drumstick. It took a bit of persuasion to get a small breast piece instead.
It was impossible to find a bar man to serve us in the evenings. This was, I think, because most people were full board. Talk about feeling beholding for ordering a drink, that turned out to be as expensive per round, if not more, than Irish prices. The large beer then arrived in a smallish plastic cup. I wouldn't honestly expect a child to use them.
Our holiday came to just under two thousand euros.. We had hoped to have a very peaceful time and would have been very happy to use the hotel facilities and pretty much stay in house. In the end we spent very little time there in the evenings at all. It was quite disappointing really.

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Korumar Hotel De Luxe
Address: Gazi Begendi Mevki, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Kusadasi
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kusadasi
#13 Spa Hotel in Kusadasi
#16 Family Hotel in Kusadasi
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Kusadasi
#18 Luxury Hotel in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Korumar Hotel De Luxe 5*
Number of rooms: 272
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