Well what can i say, this place is great! Ignore every bad review you`ve read about this place and take good notice of mine! This place is what it says on the tin! YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!!!!
Now this place may not be five star, but then that isnt what you are paying for! This place is cheap and cheerful and clean! Yep its a far cry from the hilton but then so is the price!
The rooms are ideal for families looking for somewhere to crash out. The bedroom sleeps two adults and the aircon is FAB! The sheets are clean as is the room. The cleaners come in every day and clean. There isnt much space to hang your clothes but then your on holiday so who cares! Live out of your suitcase....I did!
The lounge area has two pull out sofas so could quite comfortably sleep another 4 people. Again these were ready made up as beds and the sheets were clean etc. There are fresh towels placed in your rooms daily, enough for 4 people. 4 bath towels and 4 hand towels. There is a table and four chairs in the lounge and another table and four chairs on the balcony.
The aircon costs £25 and is a must in august!
If you leave the bedroom door open it will cool the whole apartment so the kids can benefit too!
Now ill get to the kitchen!
The cooking facilities are poor. There is a two ring belling hob to cook on. There isnt a microwave oven, I dont know if you can hire one but as we were eating out we didn`t ask. There is no kettle in your room either but if you ask in reception the cleaners will bring one to your room.
Even i cannot cope without an early morning coffee to help me overcome the raging headache from consumption of too many fine bottles of Efes!!!
If like me you come on holiday to enjoy yourself, other than maybe having a sandwhich in the room then you wont want to cook either. And who would want to when eating out is so cheap in Turkey!
Now the restaurant and barstaff are fantastic! Whether it is breakfast, lunch or an evening meal the food is great. Where else can you get a breakfast for £2???? It costs more for the drinks!
You can upgrade on arrival to half board but for a minimum of four days. This costs £10 per adult and £6 per child. The food at golden orange is as good as anywhere else in marmaris and i would highly recommend the chicken fajitas! (but only if you are really hungry)
Snacks can be eaten in the restaurant or by the pool which is great if you are watching the little uns!
Now the pool is great, its not huge but it is deep. i would say it is about 170cms deep which is about 5 foot 6. so be aware if you have little uns. There is a baby pool but thats about six foot square and about 12inch deep. The water slide is fab and real great fun no matter how old you are! We had a blast as a family seeing how many people we could get on a lilo to slide down it at once! The water slide is on between 10 and 11.30 and again at 14.00 til 15.30, its a shame its not on all day but at least you can drag the kids away long enough to get them fed and watered!
Also by the pool is a playstation2 and a nintendo wii, also a lap top for anyone needing the desire to tweet or update their oh so important facebook statuses. Well who doesnt like to brag when its 54 degrees and raining back in blighty!!!! I must add that these are free to use!
The pool table costs one lira and is also by the pool. There is a small playground to the rear of the complex but our children where too old for that so we didnt really take much notice of it.
Every night there is some kind of entertainment on in the bar, from michael jackson, breakdancers to dancing robots and magicians! these are all really good especially the breakdancers who seem to defy gravity, amazing! The kids will love it! Actually so will you but you wouldnt like to admit it though would you! lol!
Every night the restaurant/barstaff will also put on a show and do their best to get everyone up and dancing. They really are a terrific bunch who will make your stay a memorable one!
The apartments are quite a walk from the town centre but there are aton of bars etc just a ten minute walk away.(out of the complex and turn right)
The beach is probably about 1k away but we didnt venture there.
If you want to book any trips go and see Alex across the road, you cant miss it. if you book more than one trip he will give you a cracking deal. The jeep safari is awesome and the first two hours of it is just a big water fight! they supply the waterpistols at a cost of 10tl each. a bit expensive but well worth the fun you`ll have!
So there you go i think ive pretty much covered everything.
Ive given it a five star rating not because this place is proper mint and should be on mtv cribs, ive given it five star because of the value for money you are getting. Its clean, friendly, safe and fun. I would definately stay here again, but dont take my word for it get it booked!
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