Let me start by having the usual room trouble which seems to be a Turkey thing!! We arrived late evening and there was another person with the same surname who seemed to be well catered for both for transfers and hotel room but we were assumed to be the same people!! Having booked two seperate rooms but requested for them to be close we eventually had it rectified the next day. It just means you can't upack and relax. To apologise we were given a weeks free internet.....very useful with a son of 12!
To try and keep it all precise the pros are
The front office reception staff are very friendly and make the place and try very hard to make your holiday good........., well done to them!
The food is good with English style and Turkish, obviously laced with chips, but your choice!
Bedrooms good but a lot of rooms seem to have bunk beds, a bit of a bedroom factory. but good powerful shower, clean towels, soap and made up and swept each day
Beach towels one per person but a charge if you want to replace,.... penny pinching!
Clean communual areas and helpful staff around the pools (1 kiddies, 1 deeper with loud music and pool fun)
The beach is just across the promenade and with sun shades and part of the hotel.
The cons are
Watch the rooms ....complain if not right or your not happy they will do their best to help. They are in blocks and corridors so noisy revellers a nuisance with banging doors and shouting in the early hours . Not the hotels problem but the inconsiderate people staying!
Children pool was somewhat cloudy but bearing in mind peak season etc they tried to keep it safe although I did have an eye problem which was put down to the pool. The other pool was twinkiling clear and not quite so well used
Wi fi charged at approx £25 per week. Ridiculous these days!! Penny pinching.
Safe available in rooms but charged for, why when it's to make valuables secure and once installed they really don't deteriate, small minded and penny pinching!
Doctor but I think his clinical knowledge was very limited, scrapes and scratches ok, but to diagnose an eye infection....beyond him so to hospital
Gym......don't bother packing trainers, it's a heap of junk in a corner never to be used again
Sun beds booked with towels and sometimes not even used during the day....so up early to get the ones you want. why can't hotels tackle this problem?
Food went up to excellent with Ramadam but came down quickly to just ok. water in morning stopped, kebabs at lunch stopped etc etc, small things but noticeable!
Evening entertainment was none existent when we arrived but then a very personable guy appeared to get it all going. The really annoying thing is that they have the floodlights behind the show so it blinds you when you try to watch the show, absolutely stupid place to put it. I did say but nothing happened.
The bars were sometimes slow and with flies and sometimes did not smell to good!! Warm white wine, so ice to cool it etc,
Unfortunately the entrance area to the hotel is not the most sumptious and fairly basic. For a little thought and time the hotel could be transformed for little money. The area to the sea is just rough grass when they could put some interesting planting etc.
Trips are expensive and a distance except boat trips and local things.
Sea was quite cold, why, I don't know but yo get used to it.
The resort is small....not many shops, no Dolmus to adjacent Gumbet and Beliz you have to go to Bodrum to come back out to get anywhere.
Generally a good holiday which was enhanced by Ramadam ending with better service and good floral displays etc but made it very busy, The hotel can do it if they want it's a pity it's not the norm. Travelling and holidaying peak time with the intense heat is not by choice but because of school holidays, why different schools or areas can't spread over a wider summer period is beyond me and most people to reduce the inflated cost, children would benefit from more pleasant weather and better social interaction. The problem has been exaserbated not solved with the governments entrenched view and fines, they need to wake up and manage it!
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- Following the major refurbishment smartline Petunya Beach has upgraded to 4* and proud to provide you with 4* quality special concept and activities under our new 4* concept.smartline Petunya Beach is situated in awarded Yahşi Beach that is established 18.000 m² without disturbing the nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Petunya Beach Hotel Ortakent
- Hotel Sardunya And Petunya
- Sardunya And Petunya Yaliciftlik