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“Ok for a break in the sun but hotel not that special”
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Ambrosia Hotel
Ranked #3 of 40 Hotels in Bitez
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2014

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.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Just back from wonderful week in Ambrosia,Bitez.Can't fault the service,facilities or friendliness of staff,A1..Our room was a bit small but we upgraded to jnr suite no problem and with no much of price increase,definately worth it!
The restaurant has very extensive range and service by staff,Halil in particular 5 star!
My only complaint was the peace and serenity ruined by "happy hour".It started anytime from 1 to 4 during our stay and it just wasn't in keeping with the opulence and vibes of the rest of hotel.It was quite tacky and prevented us from hanging out in the hotel more then we would have wanted.
I'm sure in high season there's a demand for "Sex on the Beach"..alas not during our stay among older people and families.
In all I would recommend Ambrosia,little peace of heaven and if Shamrock bar and D.J are conducted to high season or late in evening,I'll be back!!
P.S On talking to few other guests live or Turkish music would go down a treat..Thanks Ambrosia for lovely Stay.

Room Tip: Upgrade to suite for more room and better views..
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Raido2014
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I really enjoy holidaying here and after our 3rd visit in as many years I'd happily go back, there have been a lot of improvements and some interesting additions (the roof terrace above the a la carte restaurant) they've included sliding glass doors which I'm sure will be welcome in the restaurant and buffet area in the winter, I do have reservations about the frames that have been installed for the doors as they cross the entrances to the buffet and restaurant and we saw so many people tripping over them. Maybe a rethink is needed or at least paint them yellow so they're easily seen?

Food wise I didn't have breakfast there but did have lunch for the first time and the pizzas are really good and reasonably priced. Evening meals when we first arrived had really improved with a lot more choice to the dishes, steak and meat options, this dropped off by the end of our visit as the hotel got a lot busier which was a shame but there was a good choice in general.

Had not had any trouble in the past getting sunbeds around the pool but the early rising bed hoggers seem to have taken hold, up at the crack of dawn and only take up their beds late morning which is really selfish of them, I guess if we'd complained about it they would have enforced the 1 hour rule they've introduced but who's going to hang around? we headed to the beach where there were always plenty of beds.

Entertainment wise...well, we never stayed around for it, same two Irish singing acts rotating with the occasional breakdance show thrown in, the rest of the entertainment in other areas of the resort had dropped off too, has another resort poached all the talent?? I know I've focussed on a few negative aspects but seriously we love the place and would return in a heartbeat, rooms overlooking the garden nearer the front of the hotel are a real suntrap in the afternoon and are really quiet in the evening. Room 220 was perfect for us!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Never stayed at this hotel but had a few meals here.Handy location being right on the Bitez beach and friendly helpful staff.Very good for a breakfast and light lunch,food being of a very good quality and tasty.We stayed in Bitez September 2011 at the Art Bodrum hotel about 10 mins walk away from the Ambrosia and we stopped many times at this place.Even for a quick beer to watch the footy.Nice chilled out place and would definitely recommend.Hotel also looked nice although obviously cant comment on the inside.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dave E
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

we have just returned from a 10 night holiday at the Ambrosia Hotel in Bitez by Bodrum , first off I would like to thank Joy the manager and all the staff for making it a fantastic break for my wife and myself. The hotel is lovely and the food was great, we stayed half board always enough food at breakfast and evening meal with a great deal of choice. The pool looked great although we didn't try it we would rather be on the beach, there is not many sun loungers around the pool and they get taken very quickly, but there are more than enough on the beach. We stayed on the ground floor overlooking the pool the room was cleaned daily and the sheets and towels changed every other day, the only thing wrong was the bed was very uncomfortable. The hotel put on entertainment most nights, I would say that when you have seen the singer from Dublin 4 times singing the same songs it does get a bit much, but we just walked along the front were there is loads of bars and restaurants with different bands and singers and unlike other places in Turkey we weren't hassled. The fake market is worth a look and there are loads of different trips you can book through the guys on the beach front, a lot cheaper than going with Thompson,.
All in all we had a great time and I wouldn't hesitate to go back to the Ambrosia.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Gaza1958
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed for a week family of three. First holiday to Turkey the hotel very nice lovely reception. Rooms are nice bathroom small shower like a shower in a caravan but very clean and always hot water. We were on half board we had one dinner in hotel. Breakfast not up to much no bacon or sausage the milk for cereals was just in cartons left on side not chilled but saying that there was a good selection of fresh fruits every day one tip take a mug with you the cups are tiny also they need to put name tags on food more on the hot stuff so people don't have to keep opening all the hot servers. Staff very little English be aware of girl on till at happy hour over charges you and won't give you any change. Maid service in room never left enough towels or toilet tissue never saw her till we were leaving 12o'clock then she suddenly appeared no tip sorry. Pool towels a joke they are not towels they look like a table cloth useless. Some lovely restaurants in bitez our favourite was the lemon tree fillet steak excellent. We will be going back to bitez next year but will stay in apartments doesn't warrant paying for hotel. Don't forget to visit the temple bar good entertainment and the barman is great all the staff are very friendly.

Room Tip: We had a room over looking pool was ok but was low season
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Good hotel in a great position.staff were attentive and helpful and did a good job in making our holiday a good one.we were half board and the meals were a lot better than we expected considering what we paid for the holiday.would recommend the hotel to anyone who wants a great location to visit the resort and peninsular.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Haci Ahmetler Mevki, Bitez 48400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bitez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Bitez
#3 Best Value Hotel in Bitez
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bitez
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bitez
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bitez
#7 Family Hotel in Bitez
Price Range: £34 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambrosia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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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