We have just returned from a delightful 1 week stay in this beautiful hotel and have booked to go back again in early September! We didn't want to leave.
Gunsenin (the owner, who lives on-site) has created an oasis of calm and tranquility where you can instantly relax and unwind. She has decorated the interior and exterior areas of this hotel with flair and taste and everywhere you look there is something beautiful for your eyes to rest on...the garden and grounds are beautifully tended with Hibiscus and Bougainvillea and the tallest sunflowers I have ever seen! The outside areas are dressed with linen drapes with small gems attached to catch the sun, lanterns hanging from the trees, hammocks, day beds and other areas piled high with cushions and covers.
Plenty of shade for those hours between 12-3 (apart from us brits who refuse to stay in the shade!)
The interior of the hotel is lovely. We stayed in room 208 and it really does have the wow factor. When you walk through the door and see the size of the room and the beautiful bed with its purple mossie net, you can't help but go 'wow!' the bathroom is special, with 2 big basins and acres of space for those holiday toiletries. There is a full size bath (v unusual in Turkey) with a jet shower to refresh you from all angles.
We spent the first day lounging by the pool and felt instantly relaxed. It usually takes 2 or 3 days for us to unwind, but not here! The peace and tranquility had an instant effect on us.
After sunset, the hotel is illuminated by lamps and lanterns nestled around the garden. Very romantic! The staff at the Oyster are very attentive and Gunsenin has trained them well in the art of customer service. Not only that, they are very good at decorating the tops of the linen covered tables with flowers and leaves every evening!
The restaurant is excellent and has an very good choice available throughout the day and evening as well as 'specials' that change daily. We ate throughout Oludeniz and the Oyster is defo one of the best. The chocolate cake is to die for!
I can see from previous reviews that many people are disturbed by the night time noise at the Oyster. There is a large bar right next door and another not too far away on the other side. So, there is no escaping the fact that when these places are trying to entice and entertain their customers, music is a vital part of the attraction. It can get loud and it can go on quite late, but be prepared for it and you shouldn't be too affected by it. Ear plugs and Kalms (or alcohol) are the answer! No-one wants to get stressed out on their holiday.
We decided early on to go with the flow and rest up during the day and go to eat and drink quite late in the evening. Isn't that what people do on holiday!??
Oludeniz is NOT a peaceful, quiet resort. It never has been and it never will be. There are many excellent bars along the beach and even ON the beach. Its a typical holiday resort, not over developed, quiet and sleepy during the day but alive and kicking at night.
The most annoying noise was the sound of people complaining about the noise! Do your research before you go on holiday people......
Don't come here if you want to go to bed early and read a book!
Our only gripe was the fact that people reserved day beds, loungers and hammocks with their paperbacks or magazines and then didn't appear until later in the day.
We hope that Gunsenin and her staff bring in a 'do not reserve the sunbeds' rule as it is really not necessary or acceptable to do this in such a small hotel.
We went on a boat trip with a local company (not mentioning any names) and this was the most disappointing part of our holiday. A massive boat crammed full of people with music blaring out the whole duration of the 7 hours. Don't get me wrong, I love a bit of Vanilla Ice and Bob Marley but it kinda spoils the mood as you cruise around the beautiful Turquoise Coast. Couldn't wait to get off. Next time we'll bet the Dolmus into Fethiye and jump on a traditional Gulet for a relaxing cruise and visit more diverse and interesting places during the trip.
We went paragliding! As you lay in the pool or gardens at the Oyster, you can't help but notice the para-gliders as they glide back down to earth and land just outside your hotel on the promenade. The more you see it the more you think it must be safe. So, off we went! The drive up the mountain is more scary than jumping off of it. The views after you've taken off are spectacular and you can see why its called the Turquoise Coast. A great experience with Easy Riders and we'll definitely be doing it again when we go back.
Go to the Oyster, ttry your best to chill out and experience the best that Turkish hospitality and design has to offer.
Photos coming soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a traditional Fethiye stone house surrounded by olive trees, Oyster Residences provides air conditioned rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi. It features an outdoor pool and grounds with lounge beds. A minibar and a TV are in each room at Oyster Residences. All rooms come with private modern bathrooms and are decorated in pastel colors. Some rooms include a private furnished terrace. A range of dishes are served at Oyster's restaurant. Guests can eat outside on the terrace or relax with a drink lounge. Massage treatments are offered and guests can enjoy reading the hotel's private library. Free private parking is available on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oyster Residence Oludeniz Hotel Oludeniz
- Oyster Residence Hotel Oludeniz
- Oludeniz Oyster Residence Hotel