We booked a holiday here last minute (we booked Monday 9th June and flew out on Wednesday 11th) for one week all inclusive at Balkaya! We absolutely loved every minute of it and are already planning a return trip for the same time next year!
Firstly THE HOTEL:
We loved it! It is clean, easily accessible to all the local towns and spacious with plenty of room in the bedrooms for all your stuff plus a little balcony which was nice.
The staff are absolutely amazing! Solomon (hotel manager) was brilliant, so friendly and couldn't do enough for anyone. He was always around to answer any questions, check you were ok or just to have a nice chat with!
Yes the hotel is basic but as others have commented, you get what you pay for! The holidaymakers we met were all lovely and everyone had a great laugh. The food was tasty (yes it was Turkish food but YOU ARE IN TURKEY. So I don't understand why this comes as a shock to people!) and the pool was to die for! There's a beautiful view of the mountains from the hotel and it's a great place to chill out during the afternoon once you've been on your excursions or walked into the town. Hamza who works on the bar, is just fab and a great laugh as is the rest of the staff.
The area around the hotel is just lovely. You are a 5 minute walk from the main strip in Ovacik where the local shops/restaurants/bars are. Hisaronu is a ten minute walk away and Oludeniz (main strip/beach) is a 5 minute bus journey away. No matter where you are you feel perfectly safe at all times. You can take an evening stroll around at night time and feel completely safe. There's loads of restaurants and bars nearby serving great food and cocktails at all hours if you don't fancy staying in. Everywhere is open till late and all places are perfectly accommodating to families, couples, lone travellers etc. If you chose a B&B or self catering option the local supermarket is open 24 hours.
All in all we had a fab time and for what we paid (£400 total including return flights, all inclusive for 2 people) we had ZERO complaints. If you want 5* treatment then pay a 5* price. Don't expect something for nothing.
We can't wait to return next year, and were both genuinely sad to leave such a beautiful place and such wonderful people! Thanks for making our holiday so wonderful and we WILL see you next year!!! :-)
Lauren and Mark Ramsey xx
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- Also Known As:
- Balkaya Hotel Fethiye