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“Felt like Forever” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Forever Club
Ranked #4 of 100 Hotels in Bodrum City
Certificate of Excellence
Fochabers, Scotland
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5 reviews
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“Felt like Forever”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Forever Club for 2 weeks from 8-22nd October.

The room was spacious, modern and spotlessly clean (2403). The air conditioning worked perfectly and the room also had a fridge. The bathroom was also fine. The maid did an amazing job, fresh towels every day. We had booked a sea view room but never got it. We arrived about 3am, so at the time were too tired to complain and move rooms. We also found out later that the hotel was full and were happy with the room we got so didn't bother.

The hotel itself was clean and modern. Lovely gardens and flowers around the balconies, the public areas, bars and toilets were cleaned regularly. The views were also amazing. Lots of steps around the hotel though so don't recommend this if you can't manage a lot of steps.

The beach was lovely and quiet, always enough sun beds and some trees for shade. The bar service was ok, waiter came round with drinks but towards the end of the last week the drinks were a bit dodgy, cola was flat and made me feel sick. The pool and surrounding area, again was cleaned regularly and the sunbeds were comfy. Plenty parasols too. A lot of people leaving towels to book the sunbeds though, we had to go down quite early in the day to get sunbeds.

The hotel location was not great for us. Very quiet, was away from the centre of town. We couldn't walk anywhere in the evenings, unless you wanted to walk on the road and get run over. The centre of town was about 10 mins away by dolmus bus which stopped right outside the hotel. Cost 3TL each to get into the centre of town, was the best way to get around. There was a building site across the road, next to the beach, but it didn't disturb us much. You could only really hear building noise when you were on the beach at the end closest to the site.

The food - the buffet restaurant, especially in the evenings, can only be described as a cattle market. Best to go early to get a table. One time we went, we both got up from the table to get dessert. When we came back, the table had been cleared, even though we left our drinks. Did complain to the waiter but he didn't really understand. After that we had to go one at a time to get our food. There was plenty choice for salads and desserts. Salads were always fresh. Desserts looked good but most tasted bland. The hot food was always tepid or cold. Sometimes we were lucky, timed it right and got to the hot food just as they were re-stocking it but mostly it was cold. It was a shame because some of the dishes were lovely - roast chicken and doner meat especially. Beware though as some of the chicken was raw. There were a lot of chefs standing around watching, you would think they could check the temperature of the food rather than standing around. There were also a couple of cats wandering in and out the restaurant. Didn't see them jump on tables or anything, but they just kept hanging around.

We complained to the Thomas Cook rep about the cold food. and she said she had taken it up with the food and beverages manager. They had set up a meeting, as the manager wanted to meet us to discuss things but we ended up not going because my husband was ill with an upset stomach, likely due to the cold food. My husband had an upset stomach for most of the holiday. A lot of the plates and cutlery were also not clean, you had to rake around for the cleanest ones. The top green tablecloths were changed every time somebody finished their meal, but the bigger white cloths underneath didn't look like they were changed at all.

The snack bar beside the pool was ok, at least the food was hot but I did have an issue with the hygiene. I spotted the lady cooking, smoking in a back room with latex gloves on. She didn't change the gloves to go and cook. She also used a knife to cut a hot dog, wiped it on a manky looking cloth and then cut my toastie with it.

We booked the Italian restaurant twice. It is a 5 course menu there and the wine is pricy. We bought a bottle of Rose, the cheapest bottle at 19 Euros. First time, the service was slow but the food was excellent. Second time, the food was stone cold. We complained to the maitre'd, Sezgin, but ended up getting the same plate of food back, just re-heated. I had chicken so re-heating it made it dry out and was disgusting.

We booked a boat trip through the guy going round the pool selling these and the turkish bath treatments. We booked through him as it was cheaper than going through the rep. We both enjoyed the boat trip, however, we found out that we had got ripped off and had paid more than everyone else. Also the transport to the boat was a joke. The bus was falling apart and broke down on the way home. Best to spend that little bit extra money and go through the rep or go down to the marina and book a boat trip there.

A lot of the time in the hotel we were bored. The entertainment doesn't start until 10pm and it was rubbish. If we saw one of the animation team and asked what was on in the evening, they would just say "a surprise". They also said there would be entertainment in the afternoon but we didn't see any. It was due to start at 2.30pm but nothing happened.

We spent a lot of evenings playing pool or table tennis as there was nothing else to do other than sit in the bar. The majority of people in the hotel were Dutch or French. There were only 1 English family and 1 English couple at our welcome meeting but they only stayed a week so there was nobody really to talk to. We felt a bit lonely and isolated. I was surprised how rude and ignorant the Dutch people were. Usually you go to Holland and they are all nice and speak English but here they were really loud and took over the bars in the evenings. When we walked past people, we would say hello or good morning but most of the time got ignored.

Some of the hotel staff were nice - Sezgin the maitre'd in the Italian restaurant and Habip the barman spoke to us quite a lot. The remainder were polite but didn't speak much English. The maids always smiled and said good morning though.

The Thomas Cook rep at the hotel, Alev, was lovely and very helpful. There was also a rep outside the airport on the way there, but no rep at all on the way home. We got picked up in the early hours of the morning by a bus and a guy in a car in front who checked our names on his list. We stopped at another couple of hotels in Bodrum, then at a lay-by off the highway near Torba. By this time though, the guy in the car had abandoned our bus and the driver. We stopped at another couple of hotels on the way to the airport but it was obvious that the driver didn't know where he was going. Hopefully everyone made it to the plane!! The journey was terrifying too as the driver was a maniac.

Overall, we wouldn't go back. Nice for a quiet getaway, but if you're looking for a holiday with plenty to do and good nightlife, you're better going to a hotel closer to town or in Gumbet. Unless you want to spend most of your money on taxis and buses to get into town.

The hotel lived up to its name - 2 weeks here felt like Forever.

Room Tip: Book a sea view room but have proof in writing incase they give you a standard one.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

The good points first:
Clean rooms, clean sheets and towels every day, newish looking furniture and large,comfortable bed. Wonderful views from the sea view room, on the 5th floor. The bar area also had the excellent view, with a large balcony and plenty of comfortable chairs. The staff seemed to be generous enough with the drinks, but some included drinks were very rough eg wine, brandy]. There was a nice buzz in the bar in the early evening when people gathered before dinner. Didn't go to the pool, but there seemed to be some available sunbeds without towels, and the parasols looked all right and large enough. the staff gave the area a good tidy up and clean each evening. The gardens were very pretty and colourful.
The restaurant:
Perhaps somewhat lacking in variety, but there were some pleasant dishes, if you are adventurous. Plenty of meatballs, but I like them! Salads were a bit repetitive. Desserts were the usual " look nice but taste bland" type. The "free" wine was very rough. It's true about the so-called rose wine, ie red and white mixed together. The coffee machine made surprisingly pleasant coffee.
We tried the a la carte Italian night, and were very disappointed. All the emphasis was on the fact that it was a five course meal, and waiter service. The food itself was very poor, ie green salad without dressing, seafood pasta without proper sauce [only olive oil] and three small prawns.The wine was horrendously expensive eg 22 to about 32 euro a bottle, so we didn't have any, in case the quality was as bad as the free stuff, [ but probably it was ok, just didn't want to risk it!]
However, the Turkish night [included] was quite good, I thought.
The staff were polite.
Over all, we enjoyed the holiday, but my partner had a bad stomach upset for the first couple of days. Wouldn't like to say where it came from.
The town is easily reached, by bus or on foot.

Room Tip: Go for a high floor with sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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St Helier, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Hi everyone,
Never ever at "Forever Club"... well that's right. We checked in week ago. The food here is average, nothing special & I would say poor... ( considering this is supposed to be 4* hotel ). 95 per cent of staff doesn't speak English. There's no interest whatsoever... Now the sea view...it's lovely, nice 'n sunny, but nobody told us about the building site right next to the hotel. Yeah and I'll keep you updated about the staff and especially about The Maitre d'Hotel ...
This was complete waste of money.....

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GBJMan
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

May I start by saying I am completly in dissagrement with the few people who have down graded this hotel, the people and the food. They must have stayed in a different hotel to us!
When we arrvied (4am) we were greeted by lovely reception staff who introduced us to a young chap who carried our bags up to the top floor of the hotel, he also showed us what was on each floor of the hotel. As we arrived very early in the morning we were ready for a drink!(24hr service) We were happily welcomed to the bar despite the time, and sat on the terrace with an amazing view!
We spent many nights/days by the pool bar and made friends with a few members of staff, who may I add were very happy to help 24hrs a day. During the day we made many trips into local towns, such as bodrum and gumbet. Bodrum was about 20-30 mins walk,up steep and windey roads.. we got the taxi or bus a few times, it was a little quicker but no problems.
Entertainment at the hotel could have been on a little longer but overall was great laugh.
The rooms were very clean and tidy, cleaned everyday.
Swimming pool was always warm and clean, lovely to cool down in!
There was always a good choice of food every day/night, we really enjoyed the turkish night(once a week). Cant understand these people that say 'they dont cater for english', they wont im affraid as your in Turkey!!
We found we were the only English family in the hotel but this made no odds to us, why should it!? everyone was very friendly and out to have a good time.
We were very sad to go home! deffinatly would stay in this hotel again! Sooner rather than later I hope!
PS. The in hotel Photographer was lovely, he did some amazing professional photos for us! Very nice guy.

Room Tip: There were no childrens activities because its an adult only hotel!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

We booked a room with seaview, double bed and balcony for 10 days. We felt that we where heartly welcomed from the moment we arrived. A piccolo carried our bags to our room, wich was according to the booking and marvellous! Lovely view all the way to Kos!
The room was in perfect condition; clean and delicate. It was proper cleaned and bedsheets and towels was changed each day. The roommade responsible for room nr 2424 did a wondeful job. The whole staff was very helpful and understanding. They all really gave 110%.
The dining was also very good; lot of variation - and lots to choose from. We planned to eat out on the town more often than we actually did. It was too convenient to eat "at home".
The best part of the Forever Club Hotel is the beach. The water is crystal clear, certified with Blue Flag diploma - and there was never any problem to find sunbeds. There is a little beach-bar were You pick up drinks (it's an All inclusive hotel) for free from 10-18 o'clock. The beach was quiet without music (Thank God for that!).
The hotel is situated a 20 minutes walk from the town center. It's a quiet spot without disco "banging" from neighbour-bars all night long. They have a disco-bar in the basement of Forever Club also - but we never heard anything from them at night.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

I went to the forever club on the 24th September. I would like to take this opportunity by starting with the very few good points about the hotel. First of all the hotel was imaculate everyday of our ten night stay, with fresh towels layed out and pjs left in a butterfly pattern. We was very lucky as we had a sea view room which was beautiful and you could see kos from over the way, and the decking at the beach was a lovley area to sunbathe.

however...

The food was diabolical!! me and my 3 friends were ill the whole of the holiday, the fizzy drinks were flat, alcohol was that water down you could drink a whole bottle of vodka and it wouldnt even touch the sides. They constantly refused to give you a larger drink, even when you were dehydrated in the 40 degree heat. The snack bar was discusting. Everything was thrown in a toastie maker. The buffet deserts would be brought out like 3 days on the row with an extra topping on to make out like it was a different desert. On one of the nights, many of the deserts with half frozen,and the salad would be the same thing brought out for a good few days. The Only food you could live on in the hotel was the pancakes a lady makes in the corner near the pool, who you have to tip to get one. As well as this, staff were extremely rude, there was about 4 members of staff at the hotel i can say were actually quite decent all the rest were ignorant and arrogant. On our holiday my group were the only english people there, until we made friends with 6 more people who were the only other english/Irish in the whole resort. The entertaint was arwful!!! it was always on late and lated 20 minutes if that! and was the worst entertainment ever!

The only good night on the holiday was when we and our new group of friends went to Gumbet for the nightlife, and the turkish people ended up starting a fight with someone in our party for no reason with ruined the holiday.

Excursions are very expensive on the holiday, but i would recomend the jeep safari and the aquapark as they are both a great laugh!

p.s dont let the travel agents kid you, this hotel is no where near Bodrum centre, you spend lots of money on taxis and buses.

would never go here again, and after this experience i probably will never go turkey again!

Room Tip: higher room with a sea view balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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West Sussex
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

This is a nice hotel with stunning views .However on our stay from 7th sept for 7 days it was more like an 18-30 hotel. with lots of young Danish , Dutch, Belgium , Turkish teenagers staying who made it almost impossible to get into the very small swimming pool. They were constantly dive bombing and shouting in very large groups.
Hotel very clean and well maintained.
Dont be caught out by the Turkish Bath, the package i was first offered for £55 came right down to £35. It was lovely but they wanted to keep my deposit as a tip and wanted me to pay in full.
Also if you need to use the shower in there on the last day the will expect a large tip and are very pushy.
The turkish / indian/ fish restaurant are free but you have to pay for wine / drinks which can work out expensive.
The hotel mainly uses euro or sterling not lira .
Staff friendly and welcoming , entertainment during day was for teens again.
Worth getting a sea view as we did , because some rooms facing the back were very dark and no sunlight

Room Tip: Choose a sea view other rooms are very dark looking onto mountain with no sun. top floor was lovely...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Forever Club
Address: Ataturk Street Icmeler Nr.187, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Bodrum City
#4 Luxury Hotel in Bodrum City
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bodrum City
#5 Business Hotel in Bodrum City
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bodrum City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Forever Club 4*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forever Hotel is an official 4-star hotel.Forever Hotel is in a distance of 1,5 km to the city center of Bodrum, located in İçmeler. The city center is reachable with public minibuses, which are passing in front of the hotel every ten minutes or with taxis waiting ready in front of the hotel.Forever Hotel is in a distance of 35 km to Bodrum-Milas airport. The transfer from the airport lasts approximately 35 minutes. The hotel is close to the city center and takes about five minutes by car.Forever Hotel is located on 14.000 m2 land. It has 214 rooms and 500 beds capacity. A road without dense traffic passes in front of the hotel. Our private beach is connected to the hotel with a small tunnel, passing below the road. The tunnel is reachable by an elevator next to the reception. For sunbathing at the sandy beach, there is a shore with sun-pebbles and a wooden deck. At the beach, there is also a service of nonalcoholic cold beverage and beer free of charge. ... more   less 
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