We have just returned from 2 weeks at Hotel Piril 14-28th May. And we're planning for our return next year - and I rarely go anywhere twice. We met with friends for the first week who were there partly from our enthusiasm from last year. Several of our group are vegetarians and were delighted at the range of choice!! I do not understand the recent posting at all. It was easy to be veggie there. Let's start with breakfast. Yes the choice of cereals was limited, but eggs - cold with spices, fried to order, omlettes plain or with cheese, and 3 or 5 min boiled gave everyone choice, plus freshly cooked pancakes, croissants, pastries, massive range of breads (the rye was light & delicious) , jams and actual honeycombe. Plus salads, olives of all sorts. And lots of meaty things too for the omviores. Pizza was available most days both at lunch & in the evening from the oven hatch - always at least 1 veggie variety - or would be done to order. They are so helpful.
I won't even start on the desserts - such variety of goodies. Yes could have done with more fresh fruit - sometimes apples, oranges & grapefruit got boring. But more and more times in the 2nd week we had strawberries and fruit salad. Would be nice to have melon as the region is famed for it. Maybe we were just too early in the season?
The spa is a joy and the staff there know their stuff. Total pamper. Ahhhh.
Our preference is for a quiet holiday which is why we choose early/mid May. The main season in the area starts from 1st June so we did encounter last minute redecorations etc around beachfront cafes and not all the main buses connect we heard. However for us using the cheap & very cheerful dolmush local buses (they stop anywhere en route to pick up/drop off) we explored the wonderful white beach, clear sea & thermal rock pool of Ilica, for about £1 each way and went further afield too, as we hadn't explored at all last year. It is so tempting to just stay in the hotel all day & walk around the town of Cesme at night after supper. Learning how to say 'Thank you' in Turkish is hugely appreciated by everyone in the area. It is a popular Turkish tourist resort and English is being practiced more and more as foreign tourists are finding this place too. The Olive Tree restaurant is great if you want to try something out of the hotel. Again special dishes were created for the veggies in our party - all with grace and good humour. Eating out in the courtyard under the lemon & orange trees made a lovely night's treat. Just don't forget to pay!!!
We loved our dublex room, so much space and kept very clean. However friends who wanted single rooms had tiny spaces. The staff will do their best to get a room you are happy with depending on availability. One thing: the terrace bar is the only place where wheelchair access isn't available. Otherwise all is accessible by lifts and ramps. Enough, or I'll get back to the food again...
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