Very rarely do I fundamentally disagree with the totality of TripAdvisor reviews for a hotel, but this is one such place. This is a rundown, ramshackle, grossly overpriced rip off. Cirali is a beautiful location with a superb, albeit rocky, Mediterranean beach. But that is where the positives of Olympos begin and end.
This place is marketed as if it it is a luxury boutique hotel in beautiful surrounds etc. The reality is nothing like it. The rusting hulks of two old cars next to the dirt car parking area is an accurate forewarning of what you are about to experience.
The gardens are rundown, the lodgings are rundown, the restaurant area is ramshackle at best, it is almost impossible to eat outside without some of the numerous resident dogs trying to get at your food, and you can't even get a good view of the glorious location from either your bungalow or the restaurant area.
This was the most expensive place we stayed in outside of Istanbul in a four week journey around Turkey and was head and shoulders the very worst value of our entire journey.
Cirali is a beautiful spot for a meal at one of the restaurants on the beach. Olympos Lodge is a rundown ripoff to be avoided.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peace and Refined Hospitality The bay is blessed with unique natural beauty. A tropical garden starts at the foot of Olympos Mountain following a river that flows down to the sea. Its tranquil beauty and heavenly atmosphere quickly attracted artists, professionals and families from all over the world. The well-known German magazine GEO ranked Olympos Lodge as one of the 10 best boutique hotels in the Mediterranean. To ensure optimal service the staff is young and almost equal in number to the guests. A major factor for the charm and atmosphere is the 20,000 square meters (3.4 acres) of landscaped garden, which is reserved exclusively for the Olympos Lodge guests. The sauna in the central garden is an additional wellness feature. All 14 ground floor rooms, styled in brilliant white, have individual garden terraces, central heating and air conditioning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olympos Hotel Cirali