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Club Alka
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Myself and my family (hubby and 2 children aged 6 and 7) stayed here June 2013 for 2 weeks. The best thing for me to do is list the pros and then the cons.

pro's

Lovely staff and very friendly
Family run hotel
About 5-10 minute walk to the beach
One street away from the town
Clean and tidy around the pool
Daily maid service
free wifi
maids left a lovely rose filled bed for us one day

con's

The apartments are very dated (leaking shower, old decor etc).
Death hill is a killer if you have just had your meal (can walk around to a lesser hill that is fine)
The music is loud through the night (bearable though).
It costs £5 per day for air conditioning (which is a must as music too loud to open windows).
You are only allowed to drink and eat the food bought from the hotel itself at the poolside (and this is very expensive.. 2 soft drinks and 2 lolly's was about 16 lira or £5.50).
Beer and food is also expensive there (15 lira (£5) for a breakfast or 6 lira down the road.. 9 lira (£3) for a tiny beer or 3-4 lira down the road).
Apart from the pool there is nothing for kids to do (unless you pay 5 lira to play pool and another 5 lira to use the play station)
There is one rep that comes to see how you are - but no games are played/no activities etc (which is what we had last year while self catering elsewhere).

During our stay two maids were sacked as they were caught on camera rummaging through a guests bag while cleaning her room -

The pool is half of what the pictures show on here - but this is fine as there were never many people at the pool side - be careful with the larger one - the steps going down are very steep and you are up to your neck on the third step.

The area

The town is nice but the people trying to get you to buy can be rude - I found myself being rude just to get down the road without being pulled in to buy something
The men sometimes got a bit too friendly with my daughter who is 6 - I know they were just being nice (mainly to get us to spend more) but it was very unnerving for us - we had to leave restaurants and bars as this made us uncomfortable.
The beach is OK but it is literally full of beds - although free this is not a good thing as we felt like sardines - it was not for children to play and build castles but for people wanting to tan all day I would say.

The water park is good but not amazing (baring in mind we had small children so I cannot comment on the larger slides) - the wave pool is terrible - the children's part is for young babies and is cold and there is a hot tub that was freezing - there was one pool that was nice to sit by but a waste seen as we had one in our own hotel.

I would suggest you pay for your excursions outside of Thompson/first choice (we went to Margaret's) as you pay a fraction of the price.. we did the boat and five islands and the trip to Kos..Both were great and a lovely day out.

This may seem like a negative review but really it is just a honest account - we did enjoy this holiday very much - but the rules in the hotel (i.e. only eat and drink at pool if you buy from them) and the outdated rooms mean we will not return to this particular hotel but maybe the area.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank kbrad86
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Returned on19/7 a week at alka was very relaxing, few minor issues were quickly resolved staff are friendly and attentive. I was expecting to climb mount Everest after reading the reviews, but honestly only the seriously unfit or infirm would struggle to reach the appartments from what is only a few mins walk from all the bars shops and eateries.

The weather was extremely hot over 40degrees most days so paying the small fee for air con is a must! The Aquapark was great fun. Loads of water sports on the beach.

If you have never been to gumbet before I must say the immediate bars and Restaurants were pricey - on a par with home, the further you go out the cheaper it becomes. Best meal of the week was at Angel which is right on the beach at the end perfect breeze off the sea and don't forget to feed the fish. Enjoy

  • Stayed: July 2012
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5  Thank LeedsSarahLeeds
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Absolutely fantastic, the people who work there are great, the cleaners are great, the pool is great, the whole atmosphere is great and the rooms are GREAT. I had the best week ever, I can't recommend this place enough!!! We will most DEFINITELY be back there next year!!! There is a bit of a hill to get to it but you get used to it, and you can use the steps! I would do anything to get to climb that hill again this year!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

we like these apparts so much weve booked for the 6 th time in august, great clean rooms beautiful food excellent service form all the staff.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank Jockster71
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Im 14 the now , 13 when i was in gumbet(clubalka) at the start of june 2011 :XX , ok so first off all me and my sisters (8&5) were the only kids there, i mean seriously the place was empty. Its up the top of a big hill but at the bottom is were all the resturants are, and further up is where the giftshops and clubs are etc etc. In gumbet they would prob sell alchohol to a ten year old , like they dont care.? Im 14 they dont ask for id or nothing:$ i could of walked into a club and go in like that. Sooo.........

theres a water park, the bus leaves once a day for it that was quite busy. Dont book any of these trips via thomson theres about 10 travel agents all cheap prices and if you start talking to them they literally half the prices:)) The boat trip was amazing, they stopped at 5 different places one of them you could swim in a cave they stopped in the middle of the sea and everyone jumped in the sea it was sucha good day they were playing hundreds of summer music and it was the best:**


**** at the waterpark or the beach, loads of people from the restaurants come up to you and give you a card that says like: free cocktail for each guest,,, free main meal.......
some gave you a free taxi ride to the restaurant....

Even no the currency for turkey is lira all the restaurants prefer euro so its best to take both.


All the clothes shop/giftshops sell like fake pauls boutique g-star calvin klein etcetc<3

the most amazing restaurent was CHICOS its near club alka, its the best for bantur!
all the boys do a show with dancing and it goes on for a few hours and they get everyone up dancing i got asked about twenty times ha .....

Ali's fun pub near the beach is quite but shaun who stands outside to get people in is a baaabe he looks like peter andre haaaaa:))

They love kids its actually quite pervey:))? and tbh any womans like they flirt like mad with 80 year old grannys ha:$$

Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
3  Thank louise g
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