When we first pulled up outside the hotel at close to midnight, it looked like a five star . The people on reception were really friendly, and there was a dim light around the swimming pool, making it look warm and inviting. Then, we rounded a corner, into a white walled corridor with cracks here and there, but we kept a brave face having persuaded ourselves that the room would be just as nice as the front of the hotel. when we neared the end of the corridor, one of the staff opened the door to our room. It wasn't as nice as the front of the hotel. It wasn't dank and dingy, but it had the same white walls and cracks, and the drawers were hanging out of the 'kitchen' cabinet. The beds were really quite hard, and the blankets were like sleeping under an old bathroom rug. Outside, they play music until 10 to midnight, which is ok, unless you were trying to sleep in mine and my sisters room, which was similiar to opening all of the doors and windows, with the amount of sound coming in. It was a nicer sound level in the double room though. On Turkish night, it was like standing next to the speaker in our room, and there is only so much of that music which a single sane person can take. All in all though, we got used to this, and the rest of the holiday was really quite enjoyable, including the two trips which we took part in, Dalyan and Ethesus and pamakule, which are organised at the front desk. I know this review is just for the hotel, but there are a few retaurants to be recomended. For freindliness, Jimmy's, which can be found opposite the hotel, and shades, in hissaronu, which is found on a right turn past midas touch, just before the place where the road is closed at night. All in all the hotel was pretty basic, but the swimming pool and aqua could be fantastic at times. And it all seemed to become very homely after a while.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Ucel Hotel is situated in a pine covered valley about 600m above OluDeniz beach & the famous and beautiful ‘Blue Lagoon’ featured in all Turkish brochures. It benefits from the beauty & tranquility of the area, surrounded by mountains and yet only minutes from the beach. The plateau remains cooler during the hot summer months, giving a welcome relief from the heat. Perfect for couples, families and people of all ages, there is something on offer for all ages from the thrills of paragliding, watersports and funfair rides to amazing beaches with room for all at any time of the year and even walking and birdwatching treats at the quieter ends of the season.The local harbour & historic market town of Fethiye, with amazing shopping, bars, nightclubs and restaurants as well as Roman Amphitheatres, Lycian Rock Tombs and Byzantine castle is also on the doorstep.The hotel has been run by the TAHANCI family since 1988 and we have developed a very good relationship with our guests,The staff are always friendly, welcoming and willing to help in any way to make your stay as wonderful as possible. We also have the advantage of many years experience of dealing with guests from England and many other European countries, and have an in-depth knowledge of the area we live in. We are there to help you enjoy your holiday the best way we can -whether that involves relaxing by the pool and in the bar, or, making the most of the activities and trips available in the area. Our staff generally speak very good English and there will always be someone there who can answer your queries - just ask at reception and they will find the person that can best help you whatever your situation. On this site we have included some information about the hotel, local area and activities available during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel, and wish you a happy holiday in advance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Ucel Ovacik