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“Good Hotel - Just needs a few tweaks”
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Club Hotel Flora
Ranked #24 of 100 Hotels in Gumbet
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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“Good Hotel - Just needs a few tweaks”
Reviewed 3 October 2011

f I could sum the hotel up in a sentence it'd be, "excellent value for money if you get it at a cheap price".

I want to give it a good rating, but I just can't probably 3.5/5.0.

Reception - Afternoon and night workers were excellent, we were given a bit of dodgy advice by the morning bloke, but that aside he was friendly enough. Check in and check out hassle free and quick.

Room -

Positives - Far enough back to not be overly bothered by the pool bar music (room 410), and clean with fresh towels daily. Bed was comfy for me, although my other half found it hard. Aircon worked perfectly, as most of the appliances such as hairdryer etc.

Negatives - Bed only had 3 flat pillows, and despite asking for another one wasn't given one. Bedsheet was a single bedsheet on a double bed (as others have said), we ended up buying a double one for about a fiver as it was obvious we weren't going to get a better one again despite asking (suites had double duvets). No plug for the sink, and the toilet was a bit dodgy but workable. But these are minor kinks. Oh and the TV didn't work, but we weren't bothered.

Food - Breakfast was very samey - 3 different kind of rolls, hard boiled eggs (occassionally scrambled), Chips, foreign style Sausages and cheese. They did have honey and jam for the some bread as well. Lunch and Dinner always had something to please everyone, although you had to be there for the start of the meals otherwise they'd often run out. Usually they'd have a chicken or lamb dish with rice or cous cous, and again chips, but if you want "British" style pub grub, this isn't your hotel.

Pool and Bar -

Pool was small, but always available for a swim. Loungers were at a premium, but their physically isn't space for any more. One gripe was that sun loungers seemed to be reserved by people from as early at 10pm the previous night even though they weren't around the pool (although someone obviously had enough and complained, as they were removed one night by the hotel cleaner and left beside the bar). Had they moved there towels while they weren't there, there would have been enough for everyone.

Bar was manned by Alex and Sayid who both worked what seemed 12 hour days. Both were always happy and you will never lack for alcohol, the measures were a bit strong (Raki, Vodka and Gin). The beer was 'Troy' but again drinkable.

Location - At the end of the beach near Bodrum and the Windmills can be seen from the pool. The dolmus (both Orange and Blue) stop right outside the hotel and all go to Bodrum. The beach at Gumbet was a bit disappointing, but Bitez is a tenner away (round trip) by taxi which has a wonderful beach. The beach at Flora seemed particularly disappointing, we even saw one man cut his foot on this part of the beach.

Wish I read the review about the shaver before I went, as one day I returned to find mine a bit shall we say... sticky. I didn't think too much of it and just washed it down. It was the same old lady and young girl.

If you don't like cats, i'd suggest staying somewhere else as well, I think I counted 5 cats and 3 kittens at this hotel. In fact Gumbet in general seemed to have lots of cats all along the promenade.

One thing I did find annoying was on the beach front, the amount of PR people not leaving you alone, whether it be for boat trips, turkish baths or just simply eating. Saying no once should be enough, always look to see if somewhere is full, the fuller it is, the better it'll generally be.

Tips.
Beach - Bitez, much better than Gumbet and quieter too

Restaurant - Kafedaki, overlooks the whole of Gumbet, breathtaking views and service. 1 day reservation needed, but ask at reception, they'll organise a free shuttle too and from. It is a little more expensive probably about £30 a head including 2 courses and wine. But well worth it if your looking for a special meal.

Do not go to Tempo which is recommended by the Hotel, you will be disappointed.

Boat Trips - There are plenty about, we went with Hotel Baba, but they didn't go to the hot springs or black island which they only informed us of once we were at sea. But they did drop sail and have about a half hour of the most relaxing journey. Sami's boat trip or Harry's boat trip did look good as well though.

And finally Exchange rates - Bodrum banks were about .10 higher than any change places.

Would I return to Flora? Probably not. It just didn't do enough

Room Tip: Block 400 or 500 seemed to be far enough away from the pool bar to be considered as quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

We recently stayed at Club Flora for a week to chill out in the sun.
Before travelling we had read very mixed reviews about the hotel.
Our room was on the ground floor with terrace overlloking the pool. It was compact and sparcely furnished but was cleaned daily. We had like many other guests problems with no warm water in the mornings but it was fine during the day and evening. We also had an issue with the bed covers. Each single bed in our room was covered with only a SMALL wafffle cover. I asked several people for a sheet to go over us as well but sadly I failed in my mission!
The hotel was set in small but pretty grounds. The pool was always clean and only 1.5m deep which was good for me. I did notice though that the small plastic tables around the pool were never cleaned during our stay, fortunately the rain one day washed them!
The hotel is well placed at the end of the bay and just over the road opposite the beach. It was a short walk to the shops or other bars and restaurants along the promnade.
The dolmus to Bodrum stopped just outside the hotel and took around 10 minutes to get to the bus station and market area. There is a marina and castle (which is closed on Mondays) shops and bars are plentiful.
The food was ok. We always found something to eat at mealtimes. The fish we had on 2 occasions was delicious. Chips, chicken and a good variety of salads were usually available!
People must remember when staying at places like the Flora it is after all only a 3* Turkish hotel. You get what you pay for. If you want more choice and better facilities you need to pay for it and stay in 4/5* hotels.
We would not return here but not because we didn't enjoy our holiday but we always like to try different places each holiday.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2011

Stayed at the Flora for a week 12th sept 2011, all in all had a good week there, was put in a room first night after arriving about 21.45pm and was really disappointed, no balcony and no door out to a terrace, just two windows looking out at a wall and fence 3 feet away, even next morning it was still dark in the room, after going to reception and asking if we could be moved to an apartment with a balcony they kindly said no problem and moved us by 1pm that same day. 100% better room on first floor overlooking pool, The food was very good bags of choice drinks was ok if you like gin vodka or beer, The hotel itself is very good and clean but we had a problem with our cleaner, one of them was using my electric shaver on some part of her body, this happened twice while we were there, i told the girl on reception and she said she would look into it, but im putting it on here incase she did,nt so lock your shavers away, just like to say we were in room 611 and the cleaners were an older lady and a young girl, all the other cleaners seemed very nice. You are about 2 mins walk from the beach, each hotel on the front has a slice of beach, the Flora just dont do enough did,nt see anyone cleaning it and only a few sun bed cushions where next door had a big cage full of them which we had to nick. Would i stay here again ? even though its a good hotel with good food, i would have to say No, theres just to many little things that spoil it, and why should i stay at the Flora when i can walk 2 mins down the road and stay at the Tropicano thats got everything, good rooms good food good beach with cushions and cleaned every day, entertainment every night, and cleaners thats got there own shavers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bilston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Had a lovely two weeks at this hotel. Room clean and spacious, plenty of wardrobe space, and most importantly, AIR CONDITIONED! Nice balcony for sitting out or hanging swim stuff to dry. Maids did a good job cleaning every day. We noticed a couple of times they'd been through bags we'd left in the room, but nothing was ever taken. Safes are available in the hotel but they were quite pricey.

Food was lovely. There is a wide choice of hot and cold starters, mains and deserts, with different dishes each night. Not all the food will be to your taste but there was always enough choice to find something good to eat. The all inclusive pool bar was good too, and the bar staff very friendly.

Gumbet is very close by and has plenty of shops, bars and places to eat. We stayed for two weeks and only had one evening meal out because the food at Hotel Flora was better than the restaurant food we tried!

The only downside of the hotel we found was the hot water in our room was a bit temperamental. In the mornings we were unable to get hot water at all, and in the evenings it varied between luke warm and piping hot. We spoke to the manager and she said it was just the block we stayed in that had this issue. Even so, if you timed your showers right it was not a problem!

We stayed from 5-19th September, and this seemed a good time of year to go. Not too much trouble getting sun loungers round the pool, and temperatures were cool enough that you could go out and do stuff during the day (and there is lots to do in this area!).

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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in gay paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

was a lovely hotel lovely staff just shame about the food was not nice atall didnt eat much there at the hotel have been allinclusive to turkey for ten years and have had only one other hotel that was horrible food some of the reception staff were very miserable and cud not believe i got charged to pay for bedding because of buying the cheap boxers from the market they stained one sheet are they so tight they dont have spare sheets do not go to this hotel i repeat do not go

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Had a fabulous holiday here for the price we paid and was much better than I expected.. The hotel is kept very clean with the rooms being cleaned daily and the pretty pool area several times a day. The food was fresh and plentiful, but as you would expect had a Turkish influence and although I am a fussy eater there was always something to choose. The hotel staff and in particular the bar staff were friendly, helpful and provided an excellent service (pepsi was branded and in bottles).
The location was perfect for us being on the edge of Gumbet and across from the beach but only a few minutes walk along the beachfront there were numerous bars, restaurants and shops and we had no problems walking along there in the evenings although we had our two eighteen year old daughters with us.
We did not use the hotel spa facilities but were not pressurised by the spa staff who were always polite and friendly.
We went on a boat trip and to the water park which were both great days out and value for money. The dolmus into Bodrum was approx. £1.10 each way and is well worth a visit.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday with the option of plenty to see and do close by.. Well done Club Flora.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Club Flora. Hotel - well not really a hotel more like a turkish guest house is small in desperate need of a coat of paint but main thing is it is clean. Pool is an ok size, plenty of sunbeds - but again it is clean. Hotel is near the beach - which unfortunately is filthy dirty - but ok if you want to get away from the pool area for a couple of hours. Gumbet main street is 10 minutes walk. The main downfall was the food, one word - VILE - the food not only looked disgusting it was permantely cold - we did complain but were told "tough" - yes that is what they said. Fortunately Gumbet is still relatively cheap to eat out - highly recommend Mistral where you can have a 3 course meal, bottle of wine and 4 bottles of water for £25 for 3 people. If you have booked take extra money you will need to eat - if you havent then look again as there are some fab hotels in Gumbet.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Club Hotel Flora
Address: Dayilar Sokak Degirmenler Alti | Eskicesme mahallesi, Dayilar sokak, Gumbet, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Gumbet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Gumbet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Hotel Flora 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WE ARE 100 MT AWAY FAMOUS BEACH OF GUMBET BAY, JUST BELOW THE WHITE DOMET RAIN CISTERNS WHICH HAVE GAVE THEIR NAME TO THE BAY. GUMBET IS 2 KM TO BODRUM CENTRE AND IT IS POPULAR AS MUCH AS BODRUM CENTRE. THE REPUTATION OF GUMBET IS NOT LIMITED WITH IT’S NIGHT LIFE… A GENTLE BREEZE EVEN IN A SWELTERING WEATHER, AND SHALLOW WATERS ARE SOME OF THE REASONS TO PREFER FOR AN UNFORGETABLE HOLIDAY. CLUB HOTEL FLORA IS AT YOUR SEVICE THROUGH THE YEAR WITH THE CAPACITY OF 70 ROOMS WITH POOL VIEW BALCONY, FULLY FURNISHED ROOMS FOR ALL NEEDS, DELICIOUS MEALS OF TURKISH CUSINE AT THE RESTAURANT WHICH IS 300 PERSON CAPACITY, SNACK & POOL BAR OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL WITH CHILDREN SECTION , SUNTERRACE, LOBBY WITH FIREPLACE, TABLE TENNIS, DART, CHESS,FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, MEETING ROOM WHICH IS 50 PERSONS CAPACITY AND TV AREA, BABY SITTING, OPEN AIR CAR PARK, DRY CLEANING & LAUNDRY SERVICE. ... more   less 
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