I might be making a big mistake here because the Apartment Hotel having only 90ish apartments they get fully booked very quick and we are planning to revisit this year.
We stayed there last year (2004) and being on a tight budget with children in tow, to be honest we thought there would be some catches as the room rate is so attractive. We paid 80million turkey lira per day for the apartment, and thats for all of us!! (4 people) the apartments are very well maintained and are cleaned daily, kitchen is excellent as is the lounge and balcony. We opted to pay the extra amount for air conditioning after our first few days (cost us about 10 quid for our stay and well worth it!)
The hotel staff all speak very good english and I understand is a hotel run by both english and turkish owners. Palm Club is rated as a 3 star but the stars mean nothing imho, the palm club is out on its own as far as service is concerned, the whole time we were there was like having our own personal butler!
We spent most days around their very nice pool area. I know hotels can sometimes be expensive to spend time relaxing as the kids always want drinks and ice creams but we found the hotel prices were the same as you would find in the local markets so we were more than happy to use their bar. Beer was a pound a pint and wine was about 50p a glass. The all day snack menu was outstanding - we tried many turkish specials like meatballs and sliced meat off a spit and ate very well for about 1.50 pounds a head.
We did venture outside the hotel to go to the beach which is about 200m away but found the prices at other restaurants nearly double that of the hotel. The beach at kustur is very nice with plenty of water sports but a little expensive. Maybe we sound a bit boring but being on a tight budget every penny counts!
Let me explain, basically we overspent one night in one of the towns restaurants. The management at our hotel were very understanding and even went to the restaurant to try and reduce our (hugely inflated) bill. Anyway, the hotel owner (Mustafa) so disgusted that we had been ripped off outside the hotel provided us with free food and drinks for the final 2 days of our stay. We are so grateful to everyone at the palm club and wish them every success for 2005 - We received an email from the hotel at xmas saying they have kept the same rates for this year so if you want a quality holiday at a good price then you could do a lot lot worse than staying at the palm club apartments. btw dont miss their nightly entertainment, its free and outstanding. Turkey is the best!
- Also Known As:
- Palm Club Aparthotel Hotel Kusadasi
- Palm Hotel Aparthotel