We have been back from our stay at the Balkaya for a couple of weeks now. We didn't pay a fortune for this holiday so the standard of accommodation was pretty much as I expected. I got the feeling when we arrived to check in that it was a bit of a surprise to them and that we had not been expected. We had a family room which was very spacious set on two levels with a double bed and shower room upstairs and two sofa beds and a toilet downstairs .The shower room was a bit grim but once it had been cleaned properly was OK .
The food was very nice, not much choice and not fully all inclusive, Breakfast became very boring and dessert would have been welcome at dinner time,There are no snacks between meals and ice cream has to be paid for. I think they need to be clear about this in information you read about the hotel .
The pool is lovely, very clean a comfortable temperature and plenty of room to swim. The area around the pool is kept clean and tidy. The music did become a pain, mainly because it was random blastings for a terrible sound system, there was an audible sigh of relief when it was turned off!
On our last day we had to check out of our room at 12pm but paid for another room to use for the day. If we had been given this other room for our stay we would have left as it was in a terrible state, the bathroom was a disgrace. I spoke to another couple the day before and they were being moved as they turned up and this was to be their room .
We didn't experience the friendliness of the manager and his wife that other reviewers have written about. In fact on the night we left at 2AM they left us sitting in reception in the dark waiting for our Taxi and I just got the feeling they really didn't care about the guests .
As a base the Balkaya is very good, we loved the location as it was a 10min walk into bustling Hisaronu which is lovely to stroll around at night .
All in all we had a lovely holiday but feel the Balkaya need to be much clearer in their marketing as to what they mean by all inclusive.
Would we go back ? Maybe if the price was right !
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- Also Known As:
- Balkaya Hotel Fethiye