Luckily for me my sister n her family had reached before me n my family, so she stayed up till 11pm to welcome us to the hotel. after collecting the key from reception, we went to our room, which was a two bedroom apartment, with two bathrooms, dining area,two balconies,fridge, kettle, basic utensils to cook a meal. we had a sofa bed in the dining room set up for the kids. went straight to bed ....had a gud nyts sleep..no complain from anyone regarding the beds or bedding,noise etc
around 9.30 niece cums to say hello....within minutes a women guest cums out of rum next door shouting at us to b quiet 'coz shes sleeping'.....which was not called for as half of marmaris was awake n after all we were a family of 6 with 4 kids excited to be on the holiday.
we got served by a boy called murad who was the sweetest 16 yr old, always ready n happy to serve with a warm smile.
the owners wife was a lovely women, who was very kind n helpful.nothing was too much trouble for her.
we were booked on a few day trips so we wud b up early in time for 8.30 breakfast then leave the hotel to return after 4/5 in evening,have a kwik shower[ as this wud be the only time to get sm warmish water] then back out again.
the rooms were cleaned everyday,the maid was very sweet n wud leave fresh flowers, clean towels.beds made, n the room smelling fresh n clean.
the laundry service was on 15tl [£5] for a 5 kilo wash, n given bk clean n smelling luvly the next day.
the pool was large n very deep, but we didn't mind as we were there to enjoy so took a deep breath n jumped in the freezing cold water, which after a few minutes, we wudlnt even feel the coldness.... i had paid for the heater [air conditioner] to b switched on in my room as the nights were quite chilly as were the mornings, so after a cold swim we wud shower n gather in the heater room and soon warm up. i told the manager that the lights were too dim in my room,within 5m the handy man came up to my room with two light bulbs,but upon realizing that i had been only using the dim lights, he showed me the light switch behind the dressing table for the main lights lol
we never eat any meals at the restaurant as we were only b&b n that was great value for money.
at first i thought the fellow members of staff were not friendly but one morning whilst having breakfast i sed good morning to the manger,kadir,as we got chatting i found him to be a very funny man with a great sense of humor,then later as the day went by we wud chat with the other staff too.all were friendly and ready to help n advise us if we wanted to know smthing.
i had read a review that if we asked for something we would usually get, so i never took an iron from home n i was provided with an iron during my whole stay.
i wud most definitely stay at this hotel again, as its very very cheap price.it has a few cafes across the road where we would go for tea/coffee/ lunch....a mini supermarket which sells just about everything u wud want at a reasonable price.the dolmus runs past every so often, The clothes shop alongside the cafe n supermarket gave us great discounts on everything we bought, including a free hoodie, free football top it was just as a kind gesture as it was end of season n we were flying bk home next day.
the best thing bwt this hotel was that as we were supposed to check out by 12 noon on a friday [ as we were only booked for 5 nites] the managers n his wife allowed us to continue to stay in thr hotel until our transfer was going to pick us up 7 pm, she very kindly offered that if we wanted she would call her chef to cook breakfast for us, we were more than grateful for thr kindness, as other guests in other hotels were told to check out or pay extra for either a room or luggage keeping.
we spent the day out n kept our luggage in reception all day,nothing had been stolen or moved, even though they had officially closed on 30th October, n all staff were busy in closing down the hotel.everybody was here n thr n everywhere but no one touched any of our belongings.
the manager kadir was worried hw we would manage without a room, so he opened a room on the first floor for us to rest, n wash , stay till our transfer arrived. the managers mum & sister stayed with us until our transfer arrived and kissed me gudbye....which was a very nice thing to do towards ur guests. this hotel has a nice big swimming pool, baby pool, games area [ ps 3,Nintendo wii, pool table,a small play area for the younger children, a small park with swings n slide. laundry n iron service, a small lift, the best exchange rate which was 3.10tl
great breakfast, nice friendly staff who wud entertain the kids n talk n play with them.
i believe a holiday is wat u make it ...u cant pay peanuts n expect 5**** we don t go to a hot country to spend all day at a hotel. as long as it meets the basic needs of necessity it does the job for me.
already hoping to book again at golden orange next April
ignore the bad reviews sm ppl need to lighten up on a holiday, they need to realize thy get wat they pay for...u want 5**** then this hotels not for u coz its a 3***
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