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“Small and beautifully formed”
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Gumbet Cove Hotel
Ranked #29 of 99 Hotels in Gumbet
Certificate of Excellence
Ayr
1 review
“Small and beautifully formed”
Reviewed 8 July 2010

A small hotel at the quiet end of Gumbet. Great location and a layout which runs down a slope through the spotlessly clean pool and restaurant to the gardens then beach bar and private beach. Super staff for whom nothing is too much trouble --- the iced coffees are to-die-for.
On the negative side, the rooms are basic and could do with an upgrade (promised!) and the family who own the hotel are ever-present but make no effort to engage with guests.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

My boyfriend and i have just come back from gumbet. We spent 10 days here but felt that a week here is definately long enough. We had a self catering apartment. It cost 150 tl for air con and safe. Room was spacious but not very clean. Toilet was very noisy after flushing and shower was hard to keep temperature due to turning either burning hot or freezing cold so becareful! Pool area was nice. Restaurant food wasnt very nice so advise to eat along beach front for decent food recommend angel. Beach wasnt very good very shingley and sea was stoney and very cold! People at hotel were very pushy about booking a table to eat there and making you join there turkish night we told them no and they carried on every day! At the moment LIBRO TOURS are running out of this hotel DON'T book any trips with these people they are CONS they are double the price of other independant tour companys and then when you try to get your money back you wont see your rep again beware! This was are 1st time in turkey and wouldnt return it is expensive you cant walk past a restaurant or shop without being hassled. We came away for a relaxing holiday but was very glad to come home!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Denmead
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2010

My wife and I have spent a very enjoyable ten nights at the Gumbet Cove Hotel in late June. Like just about everyone else on this forum, I was searching the reviews before making the booking to ensure it was what we truly wanted.
I can now fully understand the number of positive reviews this small family run hotel has received. I booked the room through [------] and paid £208 for ten nights half board.
I reckoned at that price if the food wasn’t up to much, then we could always eat out.
In fact the food wasn’t bad! The buffet breakfast had the usual offering of tomato, cucumber, yellow cheese, a salty sheep cheese, olives (which were not very good) and slices of a Turkish processed salami style sausage. There were also cereal, plenty of fresh bread, butter and jam. A coffee machine dispensed coffee with or without milk. Turkish black tea was also available.
The fresh orange juice dispenser turned out to be merely orange squash, which was a bit of a shame really! But I’m not complaining, given the price I paid.
The meals in the evening were tasty, and during the ten nights we were there, never had the same meal twice. My wife and I agreed, the best dinner we had was the chicken with potato and carrot poached in a stock. But the highlight of each evening was the selection of Meze dishes. These were a true touch of authentic Turkey, especially the Okra Meze. A soup was also available each evening but always needed a great deal of seasoning.
The hotel is small, just 38 rooms in all, and that is partly why I booked it. I wanted to sample the cosy intimate ambience of a family run establishment, instead of the much larger hotels nearby.
The owner family dined in the large open-air restaurant every night and whilst we acknowledged each other, the dialogue was a bit limited. Just how many times can you say hello, how are you, good evening, in Turkish and generate a conversation?
The room we were in was the basic standard room, which consisted of two single beds and a shower room. It was clean, but the toilet could have done with a good bleaching, if you get my drift! There was always plenty of hot water for showers whilst the towels were changed every three days, along with the bed sheets. There are superior rooms and self-catering apartments on site and if we were to return would certainly consider upgrading to one of these.
The weather during the first couple days was hot, peaking at 42°C, which made the pool even more inviting. Both the pool and beach bar were very pleasant places to be. The personal and attentive service of the two head waiters, Norman and Idris, was second to none. Both enjoyed practising their English whilst helping me get my Turkish pronunciations right.
One of the highlights of our holiday was the boat trips on “Ozz Life”. This small Gulet can be booked through “For Get Me Not” agency, in a side street not far from the beach. A fantastic day out and worth every penny! So good, went out a second time!
As we were in Gumbet whilst England were struggling to find form at the World Cup, we needed to find a bar to watch and cheer on our team. There were plenty to choose from, but our favourite, which also had the lowest priced beer in town, 2.5TL a pint, was Mandarin Garden. Hasan and his team are great characters and always ready for a bit of banter! Thanks Hasan for a great holiday! Also worth a mention is the Bacardi Beach Bar. Just walk through the hotel gardens to the beach, turn right, past the boat yard, and the BBB is on your left. Bobby the barman is another of life’s great treasures!
So, how do I rate the Gumbet Cove Hotel? If you’re seeking a low cost budget hotel which is honest to itself and delivers more than it’s two star accreditaion, then this is the place for you. If you’re expecting the standards of a five star hotel, then best forget it.
Proof of the pudding – would I come back? Honestly, yes!
One final tip. Bring sterling and just a little Turkish Lira with you. The exchange rate in Turkey is far better than in the UK and you can exchange money just about everywhere, bars, restaurants and money exchange offices.
I hope this has helped and have a great holiday!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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whitehaven
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

hi just got back from this hotel last week 25/6/10,we were on h/b do not do this you get one choice of meal if you dont like it thats tough and no choice at all for chidren.The hotel was ok nice beach bar but very basic also dont let any one tell you turkey is cheap,small plate of chips £3.00 local vodka/coke £6.00 local beer £2.80.meal were expensipe and gumbet in places looks like war zone,if it was uk no one would go or live there. hotel....6 food.....3 room.......4 resort......5 out of 10 have been to turkey 7 times over the last 12 year and all they do now is try to rip you off thanks billy

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

You could not get nearer the sea, great views, close to all ameneties, water sports, shops, dolmus. Far enough away from nightlife that it never disturbs. Though it's only a 5 minute walk along the beach. Very quiet hotel which we prefer. Nice pool for all ages.
We love it, and it suits our low budget. Fatih and all the staff are very helpful.
Rooms are basic with balcony, clean, hot water etc. all we need.
There's no evening bar, which I think would be a popular attraction.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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antalya
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

Just arrived back from gumbet cove. One week was not long enough,hotel basic stiuated on the beach-only left the hotel twice, staff brillant (Specially Reception clerk Fatih ), friendly, helpful and entertaining, food basic but eatable,but could eat of another menu (chips/burgers/pizzas)some night entertainment but overall a quite hotel,booking to go back

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2010

LOCATION: The location was ideal for us, we picked it because we heard it was away from the noisy bars and we could get a good nights sleep. It was as quiet as we hoped but a quick 5/10 min. walk to the restaurants and bars - best of both worlds. Furthermore it is situated on the beach front so there is no walk to reach to sea. There are three main areas for sunbathing - 1) the pool area, 2) a lawn which overlooks the sea and the beach and 3) a strip of beach at the end of this complex is very narrow - you are literally dipping your toes from the sun lounger into the sea. Good if you want to sun bath with a breeze.
ROOM: Clean and modern, it was sea facing. The safe was about 35 lire/ 5 lire a day. It was hot enough for air con. but as we were on a budget we didn't pay for it. Having the window open worked well - make sure you have lots of mosqitoe cream though.
FOOD: We were self catering so ate out, brought things from the local shop and occasionally ate at the hotel. When we arrived we had no plates, cutlery etc and the fridge was not working but as soon as we requested it from the reception it was provided. There was no cooker but fortunately we were not planning on cooking hot food. The resort of Gumbet is really commercial and geared towards the English - it's difficult to find traditional cuisine. We had lunch at the hotel a few times and it was really fresh and tasty.
HOTEL STAFF:
The receptionist was brilliant - very professional and helpful.
The restaurant/bar staff were a pest!!! always coming over to us when we were sun bathing to ask if we wanted to eat there and showing us the evening menu. This at times made me not want to sun bath at the hotel because it put me on edge.
This is however a trait of all local bar staff - as Gumbet is only open during the holiday season for tourists they want to make as much money as they can in that time frame.
COST: It was far more expensive than i imagined. Turkey is no longer a 'cheap' break. All prices were the same as the UK - London. The cheapest local beer costs £3 and there are lots of others wanting to rip you off and overcharge you.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gumbet Cove Hotel
Address: Adnan Menderes Cad. M.Kasif Ertekin Sk. No 4, Gumbet, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Gumbet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #29 of 99 Hotels in Gumbet
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Hotel Class:2 star — Gumbet Cove Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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