I do not normally complain and always look on the bright side of things, but have to say...
we booked this holiday very last minute, went the next day, I was debating between several and in the end two hotels, would recommend Tesan Beach Hotel for those not having booked here!
Our transfer pick up via medhotels, Kusal something was all on time and easy but he drove at about 90 mph and we were holding on for dear life the whole 90 minutes of the journey to Kusadassi - hence no tip!
Arrival of hotel, first impressions were its not finished, rooms were spacious, view was lovely but nothing to say it was a 'superior' room.
Restaurant Area/Room - was very small compared to other All Inc hotels we have stayed in, food was tasty but if your a fussy eater you will probably live off bread for the week. Waiters were ok, eager to clear away after you swallowed mouthful. Drinks, well the wine was basic, soft drinks on hand ok, but not much selection of spirits.
Pool - Was nice, difficult to get an umbrella. Bloke who takes your photo's and then displays small copies later for you to see, and is all pally pally turned out to be a nightmare! Ordered 6 photos agreed at 7TL each, went to pick up next day, got completely wrong photos and wanted 50 TL for them, was not happy!
FAMILIES - be aware there is no entertainment atall - we were gutted as my youngest had dresses and wanted to boogie and play games - there is nothing. Infact on the last night they had a turkish night - we were shocked, the night of leaving a bit of entertainment, it started at 10.30pm, but was late and then theres no wine left and the bar closed at 11pm ( first night of around the pool for the evening) Lots of complaints!
WHAT TO DO: - We thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip, would recommend going with 'Yosun' (located down bottom of hill, straight opp road in marina), they charge 50TL for adults and the children go free. We stopped at 4/5 bays, staff were fantastic and it includes drinks/lunch. Other boats can be found cheaper but are very over crowded and do not give that personal/family touch. We took this trip twice - was that good.
ADALAND - we were advised, it was great for rides, once you arrive you go to cashier and they issue a card with whatever amount of money you wish to spend for the day and then at the end keep receipts and they give you back whats left - bit off a queue. We paid 120 TL for 2 adults and 2 children through travel agency in Kusadasi.
Taxi prices vary - again they seemed the easier option - never saw a mini bus at right time?!
EAT OUT - Went to MURPHYS Bar, Ali who visits pool area during day, asks you if you fancy meal in town, free desserts/drinks and they pick you up and bring you home when you want. Nice food - nice evening - would recommend for a change of scenery.
DIAMOND BEACH - Eddie who also visits hotel, asking you to visit his beach, pick you up 10.15 and drop you back 5pm, this is the only beach we went to - it was nice, wavey in the afternoon, so hire pedlo first thing. Restaurant is nice, massage available and very friendly people. Its a long beach - not a cove beach like his photos show tho!
ROOM NIGHTIME - THERE IS A CLUB AT THE BOTTOM OF HILL THAT IS OPEN AIR - MUSIC STOPS PLAYING AT 4AM - BE WORNED!!
WE MADE THE MOST OF THE LOCATION - WEATHER WAS FAB - POOL WAS NICE - STAFF/PEOPLE FREINDLY - BUT WAS VERY DISSAPPOINTED IN THIS HOTEL/ACCOMM HAVING BEEN ADVERTISED AS ALL INCLUSIVE & SUPERIOR A1 ROOMS.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golden Day Wings Hotel has a unique location across from the marina and offers exhilarating views of the Kusadasi coastline and the harbor as well as being within easy walking distance to the centre. The Hotel underwent a complete refurbishment in early 2011 and the hotels facilities, restaurants, bars and entertainment programme were specifically adapted for the Irish holidaymaker. Modern stylish rooms accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. Most of the rooms have a full sea view and offer a unique and fantastic sunset. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Day Kusadasi
- Hotel Golden Day