This was my first visit of Turkey based all inclusive hotel. Being used to standards in the Caribbeans the resort was somehow disappointing. Especially because the cost was the same.
The rooms are very basic. There are usually 3 beds, you have to ask for double bed when you make the reservation. The TV was small and there was no iron or ironing board. In the bathroom there was hairdryer. We changed two rooms and in one the mini bar was empty and we had to call the reception twice to bring us some drinks. To be honest the room and especially the bathroom were really clean.
There were quite a few restaurants ans bistros in the resort. I loved Turkish and Brazilian restaurant. But reserve the a la carte restaurant as soon as possible since they get full really soon. The food was good and various. I wish I could say the same for the drinks...The cocktails mixed in "Wunderbar" tasted all the same. The ones by the disco were better. But in both bars they were not very generous with alcohol unless you specifically told the barman to pour you more alcohol than usually.
Every night there were shows in the arena and live music next to it. There was also a club that opened at midnight but the average age there was 15 years. There are also plenty of sports and other activities organized the whole day. So there is really impossible to be bored.
Since it was really hot and there was not much shade on the beach I spent most of my days by the swimming pool. The pools were really clean after 9 o'clock but earlier they were full of bugs who drowned there over the night.
The staff was generally nice. Some did not even reply to your hello, some were extremely helpful. What bothered me was that most of the staff only spoke German. Of course there are a looot of Germans but I guess at least basic English language is a must in every hotel.
My impression was that when they opened the hotel it was really something special. But then after a few years they just stopped trying. For example the pools were nice but some beach towels were really to damaged to be still in use. Or the 24-hour bar called Wunderbar. It has the best location in the whole resort but there is no music and no waiters so guests mainly go there and use the Internet there which makes it the most boring bar in the world.
I am not saying it is a bad hotel but it should offer more for that price.
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