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Litera Altinel Hotel
Ranked #68 of 98 Hotels in Bodrum City
Reviewed 1 June 2010

hotel was lovely lovely food rooms was clean every day staff was lovely had a wonderful holyday hopfly going bk next year the entotement was brill had bingo night and disco was brillent and was lot o sportactiveties in the day swimpool was good beachwas onthe hotel was good had jetski and bannana boatand lot more would defently recomend to my mates

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

We booked this hotel through low cost beds as it was offering 5* all inclusive for a very good price and booked before reading any reviews.

After booking we searched trip advisor for the hotel and were horrified by some of the reviews and were very worried by what we were reading, many of the reviews referred to the food being poor with many guests being ill, the annex that was very poor with damp in many of the rooms and detached from the rest of the hotel and generally the hotel being run down and in need of restoration. Many of the reviews advised people not to go there and we did think twice about booking something else.

However, on arrival on our transfer we pulled into a hotel called the Bodrum Beach Club and both my girlfriend and myself commented that we wished we were staying there as it looked lovely, as the driver called out the name of the hotel no one on the minibus moved and it appeared at first that the driver had made a mistake, he then disappeared into reception and came back repeating our names! We went into reception a little confused (it was the early hours of the morning) to be told that the hotel was no longer called the Etap Litera Altinel but the Bodrum Beach Club and had been taken over by the Noa Group.

First impressions were very good, the reception was chic looking with large white leather sofas and amazing views through the huge windows out to sea, as it was 1am though it was difficult to fully appreciate the views.

We were shown to our room by the porter, there are quite a few steps and no lifts so may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties but looked very nice and had obviously been recently painted. Our room was a decent size with a double and single bed, the only disappointment with the room was the size of the balcony and the fact that our sea view was blocked by a big tree!

The following day we had chance to have a walk around the hotel and we were not disappointed. The pool was huge and looked very inviting, the restaurant had a wonderful view out to sea and was a perfect setting for meals, especially in the evening with the sun setting on the horizon. The beach was shingle and a little disappointing though many of the beaches in this area are much the same and in comparison it wasnt bad. There is a wonderful jetty that juts out from the hotel and is covered with huge cushions and bean bags and a very nice setting to catch some rays. The shoreline is also scattered with four poster sun longers, large hammocks and beanbags and there was never a problem with getting a spot as there was plenty around for all guests.

The food in the hotel was also very good. Breakfast was mainly continental though there was lots of choice, lunches again had lots of choice with tons of salad and a great selection of hot dishes as well as an abundance of desserts, it was the same of an evening with the added bonus of a BBQ with a different dish cooked fresh for you every night. The staff were very efficient and attentive with the chefs constantly checking the temperatures of the food and asking if you were enjoying the food.

Facilities in the hotel were good. There was a Turkish Bath that was free for guests though it was extra if you wanted a massage, facial etc, there were many activities going on throughout the day including the usual water aerobics, kids club, table tennis etc. As well as that there is an internet room, snooker and pool tables, hairdressers and a mini market.

The annex that has been mentioned in other reviews is now the staff quarters so there is no chance of you having a room over there.

The only let down for my girlfriend and i was that there was no where locally to walk to. The hotel is approx 20km from Bodrum and 10km from the nearest village, Guvercinlik. The dolmus are regular and cost 2 lira to Bodrum so are an easy and cheap way to get around. We hired a car for a couple of days and would highly recommend getting the dolmus or driving to Guvercinlik, this is still a small fishing village and the locals were all very friendly and proud of the fact that their village hadnt given into the huge hotels that line the rest of the peninsular, there are several fantastic fish restaurants along the quay, we chose one as the owner made us feel very welcome as he chatted to us and the food was exceptional.

Overall, we had a fantastic holiday and the hotel was a wonderfully relaxing environment to enjoy it in. There was still a lot of work going on around the hotel (this was never intrusive though) and i believe that once all of the work has been completed the hotel will be superb. I think the size of the rooms and their balconies would probably keep it from being 5* in my experience though it is definatly worthy of 4*

Please ignore all of the reviews referring to the Etap Litera Altinel, The Bodrum Beach Club is well worth the visit.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

What a great hotel!new owners ,great food and staff.hope to return next year.

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Reviewed 26 May 2010

just had a week at this hotel and had a great time,the only thing i can complain about is the food not being hot,but other than that it is a very good clean hotel.at the moment they are working on the hotel as it has new owners and is now the bodrum beach club,but dont worry about the work being done as you dont realy notice it happening.i will be going back there again in the future for a totally relaxing break.dont listen to the bad reviews its a very good clean hotel ,bargain at £299 for week which is what we paid

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2010

me and my boyfriend have just got back from this hotel and we had an amazing time. I just wanted to tell anyone who has read the bad reviews on the hotel please ignore them! the hotel is now owned by someone else and doesnt even have the same name. It is run by a chain of hotels called 'noa hotels' and the hotel name is the 'bodrum beach club'. The hotel is definatly 4-5*, the food was delicious and always fresh. The private beach and jetty was lovely and theres a kids club, water slides, 3 bars including a beach bar, al a carte restaurant (which only costs £5 each for a 5 course meal, and it really was 5* restaurant food, wine and service!),jet ski's, banana boats, parasailing, photoshoots, nail salon, hairdresser, turkish bath, sauna, jucuzzi and a huge swimming pool (and more...). The rooms are furnished really nice and it's very modern, everything was really clean and the rooms were cleaned daily.

The staff were really friendly and we met the entertainments manager, we told him that the hotel was advertised to us as the the litera altinel and that we were worried about coming because of the bad reviews but tries to be open minded. He was quite mad that the hotel was still being advertised as the altinel as it had such a bad reputation. He told us that he only started in april and ALL of the staff including management were all brand new and when the altinel got closed down the old staff were made redundant.

This hotel is brilliant i would reccomend it especially to couples as it is a 15 minute bus ride from the centre of bodrum i couldnt imagine children finding that very pleasent! The night life in bodrum is really good and there is so many resaturants to choose from. there is a huge turkish market/bazaar on a saturday in the centre and there are so many really nice original turkish souviners that are hand made.

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Reviewed 17 May 2010

this was the best hotel ive stayed at for a long long time they said it was 5 star and it is and more the food the staff were brilliant the rooms were cleaned every day the beach on your door step i was dreading going cos of all the bad reviews but when i got there i couldnt believe it i didnt find one fault id recommed to to every one its great for familys couple everyone

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Thank whiskers1
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Reviewed 16 May 2010

We stayed at this hotel in may 2010. We were worried to say the least after all the bad reviews. We couldnt have been more surprised!!! The hotel was very clean, the room was excellent in fact my wife would not smoke in the room because it was too nice so she went on the balcony!!! The room was cleaned every day. Food was really nice okay not Gormet standard but for £600 for 2 people for a week all inclusive, we wasnt expecting it to be!!! We had a brilliant week and would definately go back to this hotel.

Please dont be put off by all the negative comments, I think we heard just 1 couple complain and that was about the food, but honestly there was nothing wrong with it. People pay budget prices and expect the Hilton, then complain when its not silk sheets and gold cutlery! You get what you pay for and we must say we got much much more. Excellent holiday and hotel

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Duvarli Tarla Mevkii 11 | ex. Etap Altinel Bodrum, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #68 of 98 Hotels in Bodrum City
Number of rooms: 176
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