I have been to Calis Beach a number of times however I have always stayed in apartments. This year I stayed in a Bed and Breakfast called Gunes Hotel. The title 'B&B' however, is slightly misleading. By breakfast, there was bread, tomatoes, cheese and salami. Also there was no mug of tea and had to pay 4 TL for toast. The hotel was also described to have air conditioning and a laundry service. Air conditioning was £4 a day... which soon adds up after 2 weeks. The laundry service also came at a charge.
Although the room itself was cleaned everyday; it was very basic. The beds, although not the worst I've ever slept in, were not comfortable. However, it was not the beds that caused my boyfriend and me to have sleepless nights. The hotel next to us played extremely loud music until at least 1 am. I am 18 and enjoy going out as much as anyone, but when I feel like it. The music was so loud that it was impossible to have a nice night staying in and we felt forced out of the hotel at night to get away from the music. Even when the music had been turned off we found it impossible to sleep through being aggravated.
The hotel seemed to be mostly full of Germans. Not that being German is a problem. However, it was a problem that the evening menu was only written in German, as well as descriptions of the evening entertainment. The amount of people the hotel slept did not reflect on how many sun loungers there were. Not to be stereotypical but of course, the German's did get up stupidly early to put their towels down and then go out all day leaving them taken up so others had to sun bathe on the floor.
The staff, although friendly, definitely used the language barrier to their advantage. It was surprising that when we complained about the noise level and being given the wrong room they didn't understand. However, they understood very clearly when being told by our rep.
Overall, I had a good holiday but the hotel did ruin it for me. Calis beach is amazing.. but next year i won’t be staying at Gunes hotel; or any other year for that matter.
- Also Known As:
- Gunes Hotel Turkey/Fethiye