Stayed here with 2 friends for a week in the sun. If you're like me, and looking for a base in which to explore the surrounding area and be within walking distance of the bars, restaurants and beach then this hotel is perfect. Don't expect too much, it's 3 star but it's more than adequate if you're looking for a clean, relaxing and quiet base.
It's located on a quiet street, just a 5 minute walk to the beach and the bars and clubs of Bar Street. Our room was fairly basic, right on the top floor, there's no lift which made carrying the suitcase up the narrow stairs a little bit of a job! We had 3 beds in a room which can apparently sleep 4, but I'd struggle to see where the 4th person would sleep. The balcony was pretty tiny and just about had room for one chair. The view was enclosed on 3 sides, and the front looked out onto the Hotel Colossus I think was its name. This place plays loud music all day through until about 4am but with the door closed you can't really hear it. Beds are comfy enough and the maid comes in every day, bedding changed every 3 days.
Air con is charged as extra, and in mid-July in Turkey it's not really optional if you want to sleep!! This came to an extra 88 lira for the week but was definitely worth it. We were self catering but sampled the food a couple of times. I think it's fair to say this was nothing special, edible but you're far better off venturing out to the local restaurants (Red Dragon and Carpe Diem were the best 2 we tried). The hotel swimming pool was lovely, clean, decent size and never had any problems getting a lounger either. Bar is open til late, staff very helpful and friendly and there's a free pool table too.
Gumbet itself is great, only downside being the PR people trying to get you into their bars/restaurants, selling roses/bracelets etc, which becomes very tedious when you only want to walk down the street without getting hassled. The bars on Bar Street are much of a muchness, playing the same music and offering the same drinks deals but we always had a good night. Outback and Temple were our two favourites. Big disappointment was the beach, busy and smelly with very little space but overall I'd return to Gumbet and I'd return to the Serhan.
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- Also Known As:
- Serhan Hotel Gumbet