Just returned from a short break at the Belle Vue Hotel. We arrived at 1 am to be met by a very lovely man who spoke no English. On attempting to check in to the hotel it became apparent that there were no rooms for us. Due to his lack of English the gentleman had unfortunately given our 2 room to earlier arrivals, whose tour operators had in error not booked their rooms for the correct dates. After a 2 hour wait in reception we did eventually get to our rooms - after the unfortunate people in our rooms had been woken up and told to pack up. They were taken to Belle Vue's sister hotel in Olu Deniz and never seen again.....
While we accept that this mix up was not entirely the hotels fault, this could have been avoided by having appropriate staff on the desk when arrivals are expected out of hours and not poor Ahmet, the bellboy with no English (lovely guy). The manager of the hotel was very apologetic the next day though.
Rooms in the hotel are very basic but also very clean. Another point worth making is the difference in size of the rooms. We had 2 booked and 1 was lovely and big with a sofa and the other like a shoebox (I unfortunately got the shoebox). We paid the same price for both rooms. I know you are not in the much but I was a little peeved.
During our stay we spoke to several people who were very unhappy with their room. Some can be accessed directly from the road below just up a few steps and I personally would not have felt safe in one of these rooms on the lower levels. The hotel did wherever possible try to move people to alternative rooms but usually after a day or two wait. Seems they are constantly juggling and moving people around to try and make everyone happy.
This hotel is an absolute no no for those with mobility problems. There are steps everywhere (over 100 from the road up to the pool) and only a teeny tiny lift which can hold 2 people, and which my sister and her friend got stuck in during one of the frequent power cuts that happened during our stay. Views are spectacular though.
We did attempt the walk back up to the hotel once from the beach. Once was enough. The road is very dangerous to walk up as there are no pavements. Best to get a cab which is only approx £3.
Hotel runs a free shuttle bus to and from the beach every day which is great.
Overall we had a fantastic time in Olu Deniz but would probably not stay at The Belle Vue again.
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- Also Known As:
- Belle Vue Oludeniz
- Hotel Belle Vue