we stayed from 6 th to 17 th may.. after a 8 hour flight due to being stuck on tarmac for near 4 hours due to a technical problem not allowed of plane and no refreshments.. then a near two hour transfer to resort we where exhausted .. on check in even though there was only about 8 of us it was slow and not organised we where checked in and told to sit and and wait.. after half an hour we where taken to our room and told lift was broken we where only on second block but was still a struggle ... we got to our room and waited another hour for our suitcases...after all this we decided to make the most of the sun and get a lounger and sleep at 8 am there was no loungers left.. we eventually found two plastic loungers with no mattresses and tried to make the most of it but after an hour was so exhausted went to bed and basically missed a whole day .. we went for dinner and found the food very basic and not alot of choice...the next night we sat at a dirty table had to go and get our own clean cutlery and was not offered a drink the second night was the same the third night we where offered a drink and ordered but never received it ...on the 4 th day we went out ordered a taxi and spent the day and night out...we got back to hotel and was not allowed in as we did not have wristbands which we where not given on arrival .. after taken to reception and proving who we where we where given wristbands.. the 5 th day we noticed a change .. the animation team was new there was new sunbed s and comfortable and lots of them .. we went for dinner and the food was amazing the table was clean and we where offered and served drinks.. there was a new girl in restaurant who was constantly cleaning tables ...and very polite ... she had a slight mishap smashing glasses but we found her the most helpful .. the food was completly different and the best we had ..our room was small but adequate for two people not much storage space.. everything inter going our room was working we had no problems ...the lift was constantly broke but i am sure once they get the engineer over it will be sorted ...,there was shows on and i thought after many years going to turkey they where of a high standard...and we where asked did we enjoy and if not they would not be asked back...the lobby bar was crowded but due to time of year and being a bit chilly of an evening i am sure in high season this wont be a problem... we had two fabulous al a carte meals ...turkish and italian...the view is amazing .. the pools are beautiful the slides great ,,,the staff are all learning and trying their best .. omer the manager is hands on and there 17 hours per day and any problem he solved...he was constantly going round and inspecting and even cleaning himself...i have never seen a manager so hands on...all in all we had a bit of a up and down start but could see the improvements everyday ..we missed the disco which was not open which resulted in a few early nights but i honestly think that in a couple of weeks time they wll have resolved most of the issues and once the hotel is fully up and running it will be fabulous...if you look at other hotels in the area you cannot say this is not a 4 star ,,,i think the tour operator should have told us that things where not completed ie kids club entertainment disco ..and we might not have expected so much...i have travelled all over turkey and stayed from 2 star to 5 star plus and i can honestly say apart from the teething problems i enjoyed my stay after a dodgy start and towards the end of the holiday i did not want to come home...the food was amazing ..and staff where getting it together...maybe if i can afford it i will return but i think once hotel is fully operational the prices will go up...for all those awaiting to go all i can say is everyone has different opinions and expectations but i hope that the hotel is over the teething problems and you all have a fab time...i will be be looking at future reviews hoping to see that the problems are resolved .. as i have know the manager is dedicated and if he is anything to go by the hotel wlll be fab...we had a fab holiday with views i will never forget we where comfortable and happy ...i honestly think the hotel will be 5 star once everything is up and running and judging by the change in a week i am sure it will be sorted soon ,..dont be put off by bad reviews ..xx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the charming Blue Lagoon, Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa has been built in a densely green area without damaging the environment. Here, youwill enjoy all the comforts of a Resort Hotel. The facility is composed of a main building that houses the reception, the lobby and the meeting rooms; 4blocks with a total of 195 rooms; and 7 special triplex villas.With the Ultra All-Inclusive service at Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa, you will have an unforgettable holiday. Our kitchens cater to all tastes, and there is noend to fun when each day is packed with activities and each night with shows. Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa will be your vacation home with its spaciousand natural surroundings, luxury, comfort and its splendid view of the Blue Lagoon.Just 2.5 km away from the Blue Lagoon, one of the best beaches in the world, Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa offers scheduled shuttle services to the beacheveryday. ... more less
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