This was my 4th visit to the Turquoise for another 2 weeks end of June/start of July, I usually come with family but this year returned with my boyfriend. As soon as we arrived the entertainment team recognised us from last year and were really friendly throughout the whole holiday - big thankyou to Ali, April and Ronaldo!
The accommodation is brilliant and perfect for both couples and families, the rooms are great and are cleaned every day - all the cleaners are really friendly and try their best to speak English
Breakfast in the restaurant there is a choice of cold salads, bread, cereal, spreads, fruit and hot omelettes, fried eggs and pancakes. You can go in the restaurant at lunch but we always chose to go to the hotel snack bar which has pizza, fries, toasties, spaghetti and burgers from 11 - 5. They do ice-creams for an hour every day as well by the pool bar. Dinner at the restaurant was different every night and always enough choice even if you are fussy, we especially like the kebab night!!
We also went to the hotel's A La Carte restaurant 1 night which is 30TL each (£10) for a 3 course meal and the quality of food and service was outstanding, you wouldn't find anything like it for £10 in England! Would definitely recommend.
All of the restaurant and bar staff are really friendly and great at their job. The activities in the day start at 10 with darts, bowls, yoga, pool games, water polo, water gym, rifle shooting and table tennis, and the entertainment team do their best to get everybody involved especially in the Clap Dance around the pool! There is a Turkish Bath/Spa centre at the back of the hotel which and there are a few packages for really good value -I would definitely recommend a Turkish Bath as it makes your skin so soft!
The hotel has 2 resident dogs, Tony the older one who roams around and is really friendly with all the guests and they have just got a new puppy called Chef who is still being trained by bar manager Tufan, so can't go near guests yet but he is gorgeous!!
The hotel is overall brilliant and situated at the top of the strip in Oludeniz so it is quieter than a lot of others which is really nice, but still only a 10 minute walk down to the beach which is beautiful. All of the Turkish people in the shops will try and talk to you and get you to go in but once they have seen you a couple of times they will leave you alone, but are generally just friendly.
We booked 1 excursion through our rep Thomas Cook to a trip called Turtle Time which was £23 each, we later found out through Anna the guest relations manager at the hotel that if we went down the strip the trip would've been half that price! We weren't overly impressed with the rep as he was recommending things at other hotels, such as the Turkish Bath, which was brilliant at our hotel. He also told us that the water park in Hisaranu had been shut down for health and safety reasons and the new one that opened wasn't very good or safe so Thomas Cook wouldn't do that trip, we ended up not bothering to go and only found out from the staff at the hotel that the water park was actually really safe and the old one only shut down because of the brand new one opening!
The only other place we went outside the hotel was the Seahorse Beach, which is a 10 minute ride on the local dolmush bus - the reception will ring for the bus to pick you up and take you there for free, and Turquoise Hotel guests get a free sun bed and umbrella and free transport back on a coach. The beach is gorgeous and in the sea all of the fish/turtles swim around you. Lovely food as well.
All in all we had a brilliant holiday and I am so tempted to go back for a 5th time... see you soon Ali, April, Eren(Ronaldo!), Tufan and the rest xxxxxxxxxxx
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