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“Wonderful holiday at the Manzara”
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Manzara
Ranked #87 of 102 Hotels in Oludeniz
Lancashire, England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday at the Manzara”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Fantastic holiday, the hotel is positioned on the hill between Hisaronu and Olu Deniz, the views from the hotel are breath taking. Rooms basic but mine was cleaned daily, loads of hot water for showers but you don't live in your room on holiday. We were bed and breakfast, turkish breakfast but hard boiled eggs every day. The pool and the restaurant staff, chef his turkish wife and Jimmy the bar man are amazing people, made us fantastic lunches and when we had evening meal which was set at only 20 lira he made us all a personal choice of a main dish. Free wi-fi around the beautiful pool just don't believe the bad reviews, total rubbish, why do people expect 5 star luxury, it's a small turkish hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Tralee, Kerry, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stayed the end of July, this hotel is far from a 3 star, the bedroom and bathroom had dampness, cobwebs all over the bedroom, the walls had dirty stains running down them. I admit we had fresh towels and bed linen every day but the room still never felt clean, it obviously wasn't cleaned properly hence the cobwebs. We had to wait till evening time to have a shower as no hot water till then. I felt dirty the whole week I was there. The bar and pool area was lovely and the people running it were friendly enough but the people running the hotel rooms were the most ignorant people I have ever come across, not once did they ever say good morning to us let alone smile at us. I will say the views from the hotel were amazing, the hotel itself has a lovely lay out and could be a lovely place if time and money was spent on it. I will certainly go back to Oludeniz (beautiful place) but never ever would I stay in the Manzara again. I honestly could not wait to get home and wash my things and myself!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I have Just got back from manzara hotel yesterday and had a amazing time. We have been to this hotel 3 times in 2 years now and I can't fault it as there is not one bad thing that I can say about this hotel. All the staff are really friendly the rooms are really nice the food is beautiful and you have a fantastic view overlooking oludeniz and the sea plus there is table tenis/ pool/the swimming pool is really nice to get into on a hot day so for those who are slating this hotel off its a 3 star hotel and your expecting a 5 star service which isn't going to happen so stop your winging and moaning as it seems you have nothing better to do than moan about mazara hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Having stayed at the Manzara twice last year,didn't hesitate to book again.
On arrival at 10pm we were shown to our rooms(my case was carried for me) and then made our way to the bar /pool area. The staff there greeted us as if we were long lost friends. Hot food was offered to us, which was greatly appreciated.
While the rooms are basic they are more than adequate,as you don't go on holiday to stay in your room
all day. My room was cleaned daily and towels and bed linen were changed regularly.
The pool / bar area is kept immaculate and the staff in this area are very friendly and helpful.
All the meals were wonderful and there was always plenty to go round.
I really cant understand some of the reviews that complain about petty things.
Yes the hotel is on a hill and has steps but this is clearly stated on the website as not suitable for those with mobilty problems what these people don't say is that there are ramps as well. As for the rooms you get what you pay for... people want 5 star rooms at 3 star prices.
The cleanliness of the hotel is good I've never had any cause to complain and certainly had no thread bare towels or bed linen with holes in them.
Chef,his wife and Jimmy run the pool/bar area which also provides the food for the hotel guests. They work hard and nothing is too much trouble. I think of them as my Turkish family and can't wait to see them all in October when I once again visit the Manzara.

  • Stayed August 2014
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4 Thank JHWestYorksire
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Nottinghamshire
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stayed in room 117, the shower room had a big hole in the corner of the room where old plumbing piping had been taken out. Around the hole and the rest of the room was black damp, flaking of the plaster, black stains running down the wall where the hole is. The toilet hadn't had a toilet brush down it for months, it was black. The bedroom had damp patches in the corner near the wardrobe and was badly painted. Due to it being Ramadan and all the rooms being full with Turkish people on holiday, so there were no other rooms available, several other couples had complained too.
The bar only had a small selection of drinks, so if u like large effes, vodka, Jin, brandy and snaps, you will be ok.
The hotel is situated on a steep hill, so not good for people who are unsteady on their feet.
The views are stunning from this hotel, but still avoid. Breakfast is done in the garden, with the wasps and hornets flying around the food, we only ate there once. My husband and myself have been to oludeniz for the last 10 years, staying at the 3 star, majestic, unsal, tonoz beach, majic tulip, majic tulip beach and many more to name, but manzara is definately well below par with all of the above hotels, i wouldn't give the manzara a 3 star, it's more like a 1 star, and that's pushing it. Oludeniz is a stunning place, so please if you are thinking about going stay at one of the above mentioned hotels.

  • Stayed August 2014
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4 Thank Luce169
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a 10 day stay at the Manzara hotel, Olu Deniz. Have visited OD for many years and found this to be one of the worst hotels we have ever stayed in so apologies for a very long review:
The hotel is situated between Olu Deniz and Hisaronu on a very busy road, cars come flying around the corners which makes it difficult to cross safely and would be impossible with young children or for those less mobile. Also if the dolmous is full the buses would not stop which meant having to wait in the blistering heat until the next bus, after 2 buses passing by we decided to flag down a taxi and paid 10tl.

The actual walk from reception up to the main road is also fairly steep, there is 42 steps up to the terrace/swimming pool area - again totally unsuitable for anyone with mobility or asthma!

The hotel is actually ran by two separate families. One family runs the hotel while another family leases the terrace area, swimming pool and food service, they are very nice and always helpful, also Jimmy the barman is very friendly. We stayed on a B&B basis.

The family running the hotel reception/rooms are also pleasant and always great you warmly. The air conditioning is charged at £4 per day (£40) while the safety deposit box was £20. We requested block D after reading previous reviews on Tripadvisor, whilst the views of OD were great that was all that could be said as good about our room. The room was dirty, cobwebs hanging under the dark and dated furniture, upvc door would not stay closed so had to be locked, bathroom mirror was dirty, shower screen broken and would not close properly, plastic cups and tooth holder all dirty, we washed the tooth holder and put the other plastic cups on the floor under the sink, where they remained for 10 days, sink and shower fittings dirty, toilet disgusting (the public toilets on the beach at OD were actually cleaner) even thought of buying our own bleach to clean the inside of the bowl as it was black inside, but decided not too just in case anything happened and we would be blamed/charged. The smell from the drains in the morning was terrible. Towels threadbare and ripped, bedlinen ok but pillows really hard. Limited wardrobe hanging space so actually left one side of the wardrobe door open to hang longer clothing. We found a ginormous spider in our room the size of my open hand, almost died when we saw it when we returned to our room and went to put the light on and found it near the curtains - after several swipes with a newspaper we finally managed to kill it. A snake was also seen on the terrace area but quickly slithered away into the bushes, needless to say we never knew what to expect upon our return to our room, steps very steep and walkways badly lit and slippery, so need to take care, especially if wearing heels.

For the money we paid there are so many better quality hotels. Unfortunately as it was the end of Ramadan everywhere was busy so this was the only hotel available - clearly we found out why!!!

Sorry but we will never return.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Mold, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Room 104 was exceptionally disappointing, it was very small, lacked electrical points, there was no fridge or kettle. The décor and the furniture were abysmal, one beside light did not work and the other bedside lights was blinding as it had no lampshade . There was no balcony furniture, so we used the two chairs in from our room. The mattress, pillows were uncomfortable and although our room was cleaned everyday, apart from one day,and the toilet rolls were topped up and we had clean towels and sheets, the bedding was either torn or had holes. The counterpane was rough on our skin so our request for a white cotton top sheet was granted. Our room did not have a sea view as we had expected to have and although we asked to be moved the hotel, our request was declined as the hotel was full, which was mainly down to Turkish holidaymakers. Room 104 was next door too an older couple who were possibly owners or related to the owners. The older couple were up at the crack of dawn, and very noisy. Sometimes you could hear the older man clearing his chest and then spitting. At 06.30 staff would start there morning duties, they would be chatting outside our room. If you went for a lye down in the afternoon the staff would also chat outside our room and the older couple were noisy again. The shower was tolerable and the water was hot but cold in the mornings, the bathroom mirror was dirty and the soap holder dish was full of stagnant water. On arrival at 01.30 there was no drinks in reception to quench our thirst after our airport transfer, and the poolside bar was closed. The breakfast was lovely, if there was enough to go round everyone. Sometimes the breakfast plates were still dirty with jam, and the clean cutlery had not been dried was standing in a bowl of water. The breakfast area had a problem with wasps, and the steps leading from our room into the grounds were very slippery and there was no warning signs to inform you the steps were slippy. For the 7 days It was £20 for the air conditioning, £20 for the key safe and if you wanted a courtesy room after noon on the last day it was £20 till 5pm and £30 till 7pm. The grounds at night were poorly lite and a lady on reception was abrupt in tone and she declined to change our English money into lira because she was having her tea break. The only good bits were that the pool and poolside area were always clean, the pool area staff were very friendly, the views from the hotel were beautiful and the dolmus bus went from outside the entrance to the hotel every 5 to 10 minutes to either Olu Deniz or Hissronu for 3 lira's per person, so you could escape. Whilst my husband and I will return to Olu Deniz again, we will never stay at the Manzara again unless the rooms are greatly improved.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chris E
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Additional Information about Manzara

Property: Manzara
Address: Ovacik Caddesi, Oludeniz 48300, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Oludeniz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Oludeniz
Hotel Class:3 star — Manzara 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Also Known As:
Manzara Hotel Oludeniz

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