We stayed 28.04.14 to 12.05.14. After the first week we were congratulating ourselves on having picked another great hotel from the description and information available. Good rooms, really good buffet, high standards of hygiene and cleanliness, good service and, above all, peace and quiet for a relaxing holiday.
Unfortunately, the second week was severely marred as, out of the blue, signs went up telling us that for 5 days it was Fitness Week. It appears this is organized and marketed by a German company although the activities are open to all, on a pay per session basis. I've put up a couple of photos to show the extensive programme of events. I learnt during that 5 days, that aerobics not only requires a loud musical accompaniment but also a man on a microphone whooping everyone up and assorted yee-ha's, clapping along with the music and applause from the participants. The first day was appalling and I believe several people including myself complained. I initially spoke to my Thomas Cook rep and he clearly had not been told anything about Fitness Week and had to go and ask at reception to find out about it. Well, TC can't say they don't know in future as, at the end of the holiday, I gave the rep full information about the Fitness Week and how it had spoilt our holiday.
In fairness to the hotel, they handled the complaint as well they possibly could, taking various steps to reduce the noise level. Perhaps they will argue that the steps they took were adequate to ensure that everyone was satisfied. I can only say that I still found the noise level to be irritating and intrusive. For example, even round what is called the Relaxation Pool, I found that at times during the entire week I could hear the aerobics noise over my own Ipod headphones. I told the hotel manager what I thought, towards the end of the week, so this review should not come as a surprise to him.
I believe there are two such German events each year and one or two English organised ones.
I've tried to be fair to the hotel by basing the various rating boxes on what we would have thought if the Fitness Week had not happened whilst we were there.
So, the bottom line is - would I go back? And the answer is - only if I was guaranteed that there was not going to be such an event while I was there. Of course, if you want a high energy, activity and fitness break and don't want peace and quiet then find out the Fitness Week dates and this may well be just the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by pine forests, Sentido Lykia Resort & Spa has a seafront location. The property offers a 750-metre-long sand and pebble beach, 19 swimming pools, a 3-hole golf course, and spa facilities. The spacious rooms of Sentido Lykia Resort & Spa offer sea, pool or garden views. All rooms include satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar and free Wi-Fi. There is also a balcony in each room. Sentido Lykia Resort & Spa has 9 restaurants serving selected dishes from international cuisine. You can enjoy Italian and Far East cuisine, or seafood at the a la carte restaurants. There are also 10 bars, 2 cafes and a wine house on site. You can enjoy the outdoor, indoor, heated or adult-only pools. The spa centre offers hammams and a range of massages. Water sports facilities and a fitness centre are also available. Oludeniz Beach is 3 km from the property. Dalaman Airport is 71 km away. ... more less
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