I've been to Calis Beach every year for the last 15 years and usually stay at Hotel Mendos which is next door to Ibrahim Bey.
This year we booked our holiday very last minute and were disappointed that there was no availability at Hotel Mendos, however, familiar with the area we decided to book into the Ibrahim Bey hotel which is next door AND critically, achieved a 4.5/5 on Trip Advisor making it 'better' than Hotel Mendos and what should've been a safe bet....HOW WRONG WE WERE!!!
Ibrahim Bey is, at best, a 1* hotel and gives Turkey and this lovely traditional resort a bad name. The rooms are extremely dated, there were electric cables hanging out of the walls on the stairs, the bathroom is basically a bog standard wet room, the walls are paper thin so you can hear people doing their 'business', the bed was rock hard and the pillows, well, my Dutch boyfriend nailed it with his description of them being sandbags. Breakfast was dreadful. Again, without harping on about Mendos, we're used to having a great fresh buffet with plenty of options and pleasant surroundings....at Ibrahim Bey however you are presented with a pre-plated 'breakfast' which (having been left open to the elements for god knows how long) consisted of a few bits of cheese, a boiled egg, a few olives, 2 pieces of cucumber and tomato, stale bread and butter which has clearly been left out for far too long. The 'waiters' were dressed in sports clothing and looked like they'd turned up to help out. There was absolutely no attempt to bring an air of service or professionalism to this place.
To say we were disappointed is an understatement. I truly hope this review starts to bring the overall rating of this place down to something which it deserves. For all of you who rated it so highly - please try some of the other hotels in this resort, you could not fail to be impressed after visiting Ibrahim Bey.
One final thing....where have all of the reviews of this hotel gone Trip Advisor???? This hotel, along with Mendos and a few others we reviewed have got a suspiciously low number of ratings (30?) which does not make sense given that these places have been open for donkeys years.
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- Also Known As:
- Ibrahim Bey Hotel Turkey/Fethiye