I arrived back on Sunday from Hotel Fantasia Deluxe, Kusadasi. We stayed for a week and had a really enjoyable time. We flew into Bodrum.. The hotel is about a 2 hour transfer from Bodrum and it is mainly winding roads along the edge of the mountains and overlooking the sea, so that part was not much fun if you get travel sick. Although the views are beautiful.
Once we arrived at the hotel our bags were collected by porters and were delivered to our rooms once we had checked in. We gave a small tip, 10TL but they didn't make us feel we had to. We arrived at 7.30am and were shown straight to our room. Although the hotel was full and some guests had to go to available room and then transfer later in the day. We were a party of 4 people and were in two rooms, upon booking we requested we were close together and the hotel actually put us next door to each other.
The rooms are lovely. We had a twin room. The decoration is classy and welcoming. The air con does leave a little bit to be desired, and at times the room was very hot. We actually pulled our drapes leaving just a little gap in the middle and left the door open day and night (probably not the safest option, but we had no problems). The electricity in the room operates on a card slot, that you put your room key into, so when you leave the room, all lights and air con turn off. But we folded up a piece of cardboard and stuck it in instead so the air con was on all day.
The whole hotel and all the rooms are immaculate and so clean.
The whole hotel is all inclusive so everybody is on the same board. We ate in the buffet resturant for everymeal. There was a pool bar/ resturant open but it wasn't to my taste, as the food in there was quite limited. The buffet had a wide range of food available, but it is on a weekly rota so if you were going for 2 weeks it could become a bit repetative. In addition to the buffet laid out, on the outside terrace there was staff cooking various fresh food. Every morning they did fresh omlettes and fried eggs. The queues for this were normally about 10 mins.
There were 2 resturants that closed down whilst we were there because the season ended, so we didn't get to try them.
There are 2 pools, which are lovely. Only negative is that they are both incredibly overcrowded. Sunbeds are literally touching. The pool bar was always open too.
We visited the spa and had a package for 120TL (approx 50 quid) of a turkish bath, body massage and face mask. This was very pleasant and I would recommend.
We visited the textile market that runs in Kusadasi on a Wednesday and brought back some wonderful 'genuine fakes' which we got for a very good price after some bartering.
We got a taxi from the hotel into Kusadasi which was 20TL each way for all four of us. There is also a mini bus that runs from right outside the hotel.
Evening entertainment was a bit limited and day time activities, but we were at the end of the season and some people that had been before said it was usually much better.
I would advise people take euro's, we took Turkish Lira, but everybody from the airport to the hotel to the market wanted euros and everything is priced in euros so it makes it much easier, They will also accept UK Sterling.
We went during Ramadan, so at approx 5.30am every morning we were awoken for about 20 minutes whilst the local mosque prayed. I think they play it over a speaker. But then again we did have our door open. It was still dark outside though, so not too difficult to get back off to sleep. The fact that it was Ramadan had no impact on our holiday and all food and drink was available all day. Even at the market they were happy for us to eat and drink and were actually selling it.
All in all a fab holiday
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fantasia Hotel De Luxe has everything you need for amazing holiday. Located in unique place of Aegean Region, Kusadasi, hotel is surrounded by the ancient cities of Ephesus, Priene, Miletos and the House of Virgin Mary. It features sophisticated and elegant design and offers modern and spacious rooms. Fantasia Hotel Deluxe Kemer offers a range of dining options, including rich open buffet, a la carte restaurants and snack bars. Guests can taste the unique flavors of the Turkish and International cuisines in the main restaurant Nostalgia, while a la carte restaurants will offer dinner with the best features of Mediterian and Aegean menu. Guests can choose between various leisure activities for adults and children. Fantasia Hotel De Luxe also offers a wide variety of spa facilities, including an indoor pool, traditional hamam, sauna, health and beauty treatments. During the stay guests will experience the highest standards of service and hospitable atmosphere of Fantasia Hotel De Luxe Kusadasi. ... more less
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