To start with I would like to say that being to Turkey many times before we didn't visit Turkish sea coast for last 6 years because I really think that there are so many other places to explore that visiting each and every year Turkey (as many our compatriots doing) is not worth it. In the meantime as this trip was our first one with 3,5 year old son we decided to choose Turkey as it's quite close to Ukraine (so short flight), warm sea is guaranteed and also has, for sure, one of the best facilities for children (e.g. animation, children menu etc) in the world. So after choosing the country we began our search of the hotel. We chose Letoonia because of it's fantastic location, huge green territory, long (if not the longest) beach and also because of very good reviews on Tripadvisor – and can say we definitely made the right choice.
Last evening prior to arrival I wrote the letter to the hotel asking to provide us with quiet room at the same time not far from all attractions, on the first floor, but not very high in the hills and with nice sea view - to their credit they replied next morning even before our departure to airport, informing that they will do this with pleasure. Check in was smooth and efficient and in 15 min we entered our room. All my requests were fulfilled we were given the room 3904 on the first floor of block "Z" with very nice sea view. Block Z is very conveniently located very close to Agora square (main square of the hotel) and at the same time it is quite - only sometimes in the evenings we heard some noise from Theater which was not loud and OK even for our small son. One additional tip: try to ask for the room which is on the peninsula or near it. In this case you will be close to everything. Also I would say that bungalow is better than main building room as despite being slightly smaller they have individual A/C vs central A/C) in main buliding and also because if you live in Main you are far from all attractions and you always have to walk quite long distance (or use tram) both ways.
Is generously sized, with all standard amenities you would expect from resort hotel of such class including individual A/C, which worked fine at all times and coffee and tea making facilties. What is not ordinary for Turkey is presence of bathrobe and slippers in the room as well as free pillow menu (5 types to choose from), latter is a nice touch and thing you would definitely not expect from Turkey sea cost hotel. All linens as well as curtains are very clean. Room cleaning was done everyday and was OK.
Territory and location
The hotel located very close to Fethiye and has Ferry which runs ever hour to and from the town very convenient and costs only 10 TL (5 Euros) return trip, free for children.
The territory deserves separate mentioning. Being frequent traveler I can tell that the hotels’ territory is among the best I have ever seen. The territory is really huge, covers whole peninsula and also part of mainland, it is unbelievably green with a lot of different flowers all over the place – sometimes it seems more like botanic garden than hotel grounds. The territory is hilly, but as they installed recently 3 panoramic elevators in different parts it doesn't pose any problems even for such small children as our son. Also there is a very convenient tram which runs between main building and Agora square every 10-15 min, useful for those who mind 7-10 min walking. As I said the territory is totally green but also full of pieces of art like sculptures, fountains and small waterfalls so seems to be heaven on earth. Also different types of birds can be seen everywhere, we even saw owl, in addition there is a peacock living on the hotel territory near block “B” and small turtles – near block “Q”. One word about climate – its much better than in Antalya region, with much less humidity and the day temperature is slightly lower.
Also very memorable experience – hotel has more than 2 km long beach which probably makes its unique as one can hardly find anything similar in length in Turkey. In the meantime apart from being very long the beach has another remarkable feature –you can find stony (beachy) part, sandy part as well as platform, also some parts are with shallow entrance while in other parts the entrance is steep – so virtually you have beach for every taste. Another important thing is that being so long, beach is equipped with sun beds in all its areas so there is no any problem to find the sun bed at any time; you don’t need to fight for it as in many other resorts. The water in the sea is clean and what is as much important – very warm. Also very pleasant thing (especially for those travelling with children) that because the hotel situated in the bay the sea is always calm so no waves. There are many fish which can be seen in the sea, also we observed big crabs several times only one meter from the beach.
Food and drinks
Hotel has 3 main restaurants as well as many bars where you can eat and drink for free (as hotel works on Ultra All inclusive (UAI) basis). Facilities well spread over the territory so very convenient as wherever you are, you always have the possibility to eat or drink smth. Also hotel proposing 3 a-la carte restaurants for 10 Euro/person fee (children are free). The food in all facilities in general is of very good quality, with wide variety and fresh products. A lot of grilled dishes which are cooked in front of you. Soft drinks – nothing special but OK, regarding alcoholic beverages we tried only red wine which was of satisfactory quality and among cocktails my favorite was Pina Colada –quite good. For sure we experienced better UAIs (e.g. in Dominican Republic) but for Turkey this is really top class.
Hotel has wide range of facilities for everybody: tennis, table tennis, football, volleyball, archery, water sports, billiard, 3 outdoor swimming pools (plus one indoor, kid’s club for children of different age groups, 2 children pools – all you can wish and of course all for free (apart from motorized water sports). Animation is working well and not annoying. So virtually every person can find what he/she likes. Every evening there is a show in the Theatre. While the highlight was reproduction of Venetian carnival near the main pool which was performed on one of the evenings – it was fabulous and more like average Las Vegas show than ordinary hotel animation – congratulations to animation team!
Service was second to none. All staff trying to do their best to help you and what is very important they are not waiting to be tipped (as frequently happening in Turkey). One small detail: if you look at the staff clothes – part of it is white and can tell you I paid attention to this they are really white, not dark white, not grey but WHITE and every day like new – which is really top class, this small detail clearly shows that management doing their job really well.
Summarizing we spent fantastic week at Letoonia and didnt want toleave on the last day. I would like to tell that this hotel really changed our attitude to vacations in Turkey hotels, both my wife and I re-opened Turkey once again and really can tell that the slogan of Letoonia hotels “Once Letoonia, Always Letoonia” is not only a well created slogan but rather reality. Thus I do understand those people who wrote in their reviews that despite never returning to the same place twice they are thinking of return to Letoonia (or even already returned). Being frequent traveler I visited many remarkable places all over the world and only some of them left such or better feelings in my sole as Letoonia did – congratulations Letoonia team, really well done. We would definitely like to return and probably even this year!
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