Couple in our twenties, stayed for 10 days, half board.
Food was better than I expected with a fair amount of choice and most evenings there was at least a couple of different items, alongside what appeared to be 'regulars'. Occasionally had to queue for these items but worth it.
Restaurant staff were efficient at clearing plates but not at taking drinks orders which was frustrating.
Room was ok, clean and was cleaned and fresh towels daily (get a door hanger for please clean/do not disturb).
No outside food or drink allowed which is fair enough but considering that the water from the hotel is massively overpriced (5x shop prices) quite expensive for during the day hydration!
Frequently had to wait for clean beach towels which was annoying, they should have enough readily available each day so you don't have to sit around in reception waiting.
Reception staff weren't unhelpful but most staff's English wasn't too good - better than my Turkish- but when I asked what time the gym was open I was met with a blank look followed by 'who's Jim?'.
Had the standard package at the hotel's hamam which was the scrub, facial and massage and thought it was pretty good, not quite as good as others I've had in Turkey but was a nice treat.
Pool area was clean and nice but didn't use it much after the first couple of days due to sunbed hogging so stuck to the beach which was fine and always had plenty of beds.
Grounds were lovely with areas to sit in the shade or lie in hammocks and we're well looked after.
Watch out for the path stones as they can be slippery!
As far as entertainment it really was not my scene. Happy hour came with blaring music and constant shout outs from the DJ which spoiled the relaxed mood and did nothing to persuade me to want to spend time at the bar. Evening acts were quite tacky and a bit cringy for me and it would have been nice to have Turkish performances rather than Irish as I didn't choose to go on holiday to Dublin. Probably good for young children but for anyone over the age of 12 the entertainment might need to be taken with a pinch of salt.. Or go to one of the many bars along the beach.
Used the dolmus (bus) to go to markets at Bodrum and Turgetreis which were worth a couple of hours.
Booked a boat trip through Otan tours by the beach and got great value (better than Thomson) about £15 for the day including all drinks and lunch.
Had a nice holiday and no major problems, just a few niggles that prevented it from being the best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Room Features: Consists of 82 Standard Rooms and 8 Suite Rooms, in which you will find Mini bar, Telephone, Digital Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Hairdryer, and Balcony. General Features: Half board, Worldwide Kitchen, indoor/outdoor restaurants, Ala carte restaurant, Lobby Bar, Pool Bar and Beach Bar. Outdoor Swimming Pool, Outdoor Children’s Swimming Pool, Entertainment, Children’s Play Area, Gym, SPA, Laundry/Dry Cleaning, Currency Exchange, Baggage Room, Doctor. Meeting Rooms: 450 person Meeting Room, 350 person Ballroom, 60 person Workshop, and 14 person VIP Business Meeting Room. All are equipped with the necessary equipment and services. ... more less
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