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“FAB HOLIDAY!!!”
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Balkaya Hotel
Ranked #74 of 102 Hotels in Oludeniz
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
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“FAB HOLIDAY!!!”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

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:
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

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Corby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

It makes me quite angry when people write poor reviews as they are obviously expecting 5 star accommodation but are only willing to pay 3 star prices, they all need to wake up and smell the coffee and go crawl back under the rock from which they came.....

RANT OVER NOW DOWN TO BUSINESS AND FACTS...........

We had a short 5 night stay at the Balkaya and wish it had been a lot longer. Fantastic hotel fantastic location.

We chose the all inclusive package and were more than happy with what we got for the money.

Sullyman (the boss) and his staff (cant spell your names guys sorry lol) were second to none and could not do enough for us all. Thank you to all of you, you made our stay very special

We met some fantastic people within the first hour of arriving at the hotel who made us feel very welcome and who also made our stay well worthwhile, Thank you to you all and will see you next time, hopefully not in the too distant future.

I would definately recommend a stay at the Balkaya Hotel

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

we have just returned from a two week break and had a great time for what you pay for this hotel i cannot find any thing to complain about staff friendly just remember to hand your key in at reception if you want your room cleaning Solomon work his butt off, good on ya, if you do have a problem speak to him and it is sorted straight away its, do not expect English food as it is a Turkish hotel but the food is good and always plenty of it, but only one option at each meal which suited us fine, what makes this hotel so good is its small and you get to know everyone, but if yo want to keep yourself to yourself you can do this also, we made some great friends i would name and shame you all but i wont, Thanks to the Hotel Staff and all the good people we met you made our holiday , we will be going back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2014

It has been a year since I visted Turkey and I must say that staying here was a great choice. The staff were fab to be around made you feel very comfortable from the first day the location is beautiful even in the morning when it's slightly chilly. Anything you needed extra the staff would always accomdate it for you.it is only 10 mins from the nearest town where you can enjoy the markets and night life. It's a great place for family who are taking their children. The food was excellent more then enough variety. The only down side I would say about my stay Is there was no entertainment but then again like I said the entertainment is only 10 mins away but would be better if there was something at the hotel. The rooms are cleaned everyday. The staff are so humble they are good with kids. The manager is very approachable.I would visit again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

solomon the owner is a lovely man couldn,t do enough for us however felt somewhat let down by the attitude of the manager,when we complained about about ants in the bed,room and all of our bags. didn,t expect frills for what it cost however wouldn,t recommend such a low cost holiday in turkey you certainly get what you pay for.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

You don't pay for trump plaza so don't expect it to be just that, we found the room basic but very clean staff where very friendly and kind nothing is to much if you ask. Solomon the manager is great. The hotel in general is clean and quiet and for what you pay is well worth it, very close to both towns olu deniz and fetiye . If your a snob this is not for you but if your happy go lucky and want a scream this is great for the price.


Geoff and Anne from wigan

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel as a family and were greeted well by the staff and felt very welcome, would definately recommend for families.. Would also come back again. Food was very nice and hotel was always clean and tidy.. our room was cleaned every day and the pool was also cleaned every night. The manager was lovely and even the kids got on with the staff!! The staff would get involved with the activites which was brilliant.. the local people were very friendly too!!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Balkaya Hotel
Address: Ovacik Mahallesi 1, Oludeniz 48300, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Oludeniz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #74 of 102 Hotels in Oludeniz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Balkaya Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
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