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“Great staff and great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Karbel Sun

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Hotel Karbel Sun
Ranked #52 of 102 Hotels in Oludeniz
Certificate of Excellence
Burnley, Lancashire
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great staff and great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Decided to try Olu Deniz this year for a change and Karbel Sun Hotel was recommended by a work colleague. Definitely a very good choice. The staff were friendly, helpful and not pushy in any way. Mehmet who is had waiter/supervisor had things running very smoothly and was always on hand to advise on places to go. We stayed in a deluxe room (513) with a viewto die for, we were looking right down to the sea in front and Babadag mountain with the paragliders at the side. Couldn't have asked for better,. We always changed our money at the hotel because they gave a better rate, which was displayed at reception every morning. The air con was free and we paid £1 per day for the safe and hired the fridge for £3 per day. We would highly recommend Karbel Sun and have already booked to go back for a week at the end of September. This hotel is great value for money.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel on the 20th July for a week, and didn't want to come home!!

The hotel is in a fab location, just a 5-10 minute walk down the strip to the beach. Surrounded by shops and restaurants.

The rooms are very dated and could do with a lot of refurb. Air conditioning is free which is a great thing in the Turkish heat, there's also a hairdryer in the room which isn't too bad.

Wifi is also free in the bar area with their password!!

The pool is gorgeous and there was plenty of loungers.

Bar area was our favourite part as the music was excellent, and drinks were flowing... We loved the fact you use your room card to purchase drinks and food in the bar area and then settle up every other day! The meals were also very nice and definitely worth a try...

What made the hotel for us, was the staff, the guys were so so friendly and very hard workers... Especially Taco the bar manager and Mehmet and his team at the restaurant, they would do anything for you!!

I will definitely be returning to this hotel, even if the rooms weren't the best, the other parts of the hotel made up for it!!!! :-)

Stayed July 2014
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Great location at the top of the 'strip' within <10 minutes walk from the seafront. The strip is fine, and from our room we were not disturbed at night - loads of restaurants and people trying to sell excursions no superclubs or etc. We arrived late and were a little disappointed with our room at first - two singles instead of a double and very little furniture (a couple of plastic chairs and a bedside table), when we asked the guy that showed us our room about having a double he simply shrugged and left - bit disheartening. Came to realise that for the value price we paid the hotel is a very fair stay, and for people like us that were out every day it's a more than satisfactory base. The aircon was good and included in our price, but safe and fridge were not (I had already read up and knew this was the case).

Negative comments were that the shower was grotty and in need of a clean (the room cleanliness could have been better) and the bed covers were rigid blankets and not very comfortable, a simple sheet would have been better.

The breakfasts aren't cooked but I was fine with it; still loads of selection and I loved all the olives and feta cheese! If you want cooked breakfasts I suggest you go to an all inclusive hotel.

We didn't use the pool once because we were so close to the sea, and although the beach was a bit rough the lagoon is only ~15 minute walk from Karbel Sun and so much better for relaxing/swimming/snorkelling. Recommend buying ice slushies en route because even though it's not far the heat will get to you! You have to pay to get in but it's pennies, like £2. You can rent sunbeds and parasols for about £3/4 per day which were good but there is also plenty of shade dotted in among the trees along the beach if you're trying to save money.

Olu Deniz was great, and such good value for money, we ate out every night (only B&B - best decision) and so many day trips to offer. We ate at the hotel on the first night and although we presumed it would be cheaper than the seafront it actually wasn't and was perhaps one of our more expensive meals! Their prices are par with the rest of the strip - would be nice if they offered a small discount for guests? We visitted Olu Deniz for 7 days and still didn't get everything done - would be more than happy to return but may try somewhere new next time if I'm on less of a budget.

For people that haven't been to Turkey before, as is common in that part of the world there can be sea urchins when you swim out to rocks so water shoes as a must (although if you're just on the beach you'd be fine). Don't underrate the sun, sun cream that bod up. Protip: book your own transfers with shuttledirect and you'll save a fortune (~£5 each way instead of £35).

Karbel Sun was a pleasant stay; the grounds were pretty the environment realxing and all the staff were happy and enthusiastic - everyone out there wants to have just as much fun (if not more fun) as you, this is their season and you've just got to embrace it!

Room Tip: If you want a little luxury go for the deluxe rooms as the rest are basic - you get what you pay for...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Accrington
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67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

This hotel is in a brilliant location just at the top of the strip.
We had a deluxe room newly decorated, came with a fridge and air con for free which you need in the heat. room was clean maid service nearly everyday towels changed three times in 10 days sheets once. Maid must have thought we had bad guts as she left a new toilet roll everyday very unusual we normally struggle only getting one every 3 days or so.
Pool nice never got to use it as not enough beds for rooms and towels left on beds early morning but not used till later in the day. bar ok staff not pushy overall nice hotel if going to Oludeniz I would stop here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

we have just returned from a 1wk stay at Karbel sun,we arrived at our resort Olu Deniz very late and tired around 1am in morning after our flight from stansted was delayed by 1hr.on arrival we were shown to our room, right at rear of garden and in the basement, it was very small, single beds, and not much room.the next morning i asked could we be moved to a better room, we were upgraded at no extra cost from room 304, to 307. this was much bigger we agree the rooms are very basic, shower very small, but overall it was value for money.the gardens are kept very neat, all the staff are very helpful & friendly. yes breakfast is quite basic, and they do like to finish by 10am ,but lets be fair here all those lads work an 18hr day.and still they are very friendly.the BBQ was good value £10 eat as much as they let you yes we agree, but we got seconds so we cant complain. nice puddings, entertainment was first class. Ola Deniz is lovely the strip is fine, the sea is so blue, yes the beach is not so good, but we went to billys beach everyday you get picked up outside hotel taken to beach 2 sunbeds and parasol 18 lira £5 good value toilets showers and shaded area to get lunch. so many good places to eat out, the secret garden being our favourite,sultan Ahmed, Bella Gusto,Toscanos , all very nice. had a fantastic evening smoking the turkish Shisha pie, even the wife had a go just flavoured water, strawberry & Mango we had such a laugh stay all night if you want 20 Lira, they top up your pipe with new coals it was great. so overall our holiday was fantastic, the only downside if there was one was that we had to come home, next time we r going for 10 day's and yes we will stay at the Karbel sun, great value for money.

Room Tip: all i will say is if you get room 304 in the basement ask to move.its just a box room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I recently got back from staying at the karbel sun hotel. First impressions were good, we arrived early hours and had someone take our bags to the hotel room. We were in a garden room which was basic, but clean and just what you needed. There was no balcony as we were the ground floor but still a small area to put out towels etc to dry. The room was cleaned everyday, however the towels were only changed every other day. The hotel gives you a a card to put any food or drinks on rather than paying by cash which was handy but be careful you don't end up with a big bill from drinks and try pay it every couple of days. The rooms didn't have fridges and if you wanted one they charge £3 per night. The aircon was fab! Breakfast is very basic, but you can still just have toast. Be aware that they finish breakfast at 10am and it's 10am on the dot!! They stand waiting for the clock to strike then all jump in to clear everything away straight away! If you are looking for a clean nice hotel just to stay in this will be fine! We had a great time as it was in a good location and just 5 minutes from the beachfront.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Third to Oludeniz and stayed in a different hotel each time, all of a similar budget.

Karbel Sun is the best out of the three that we have stayed at.

The rooms were spacious and clean.

Pool area and gardens excellent.

Breakfast was limited but expected for this price of hotel.

Hotel manager Orhan was friendly and helpful.

Only negative is every morning at breakfast one the waiters always asks are you eating at the hotel in the evening, if anything this made is make the decision not to eat there, but you still got asked the next morning even though you say no we're eating somewhere else.

Apart from that could not fault this hotel.

Would definitely return.

Stayed July 2014
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Property: Hotel Karbel Sun
Address: Belcekiz Mevki Kidrak Yolu Uzeri | Üzeri, Oludeniz, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Oludeniz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#35 Family Hotel in Oludeniz
#39 Romantic Hotel in Oludeniz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Karbel Sun 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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