This was our third stay at this hotel and once again exceeded all our expectations.
We emailed our room requests to the hotel prior to our visit and as well as getting our room with a double bed we were delighted to find we had a jacuzzi bath with a shower over and a picture window with blinds between bathroom and bedroom and supplied with complementary toiletries and a hair drier. The only thing was that the bath was a bit slippery and when we asked at reception we were informed that they do not have non slip bath mats. We did look in local shops but could not find one.
It was a quiet peaceful room on the 3rd floor in block 6 overlooking the woods and hills. it was lovely to wake up to hear the birdsong and if you woke early enough which I often did, to see locals herding up to 100 goats down from the mountains with their bells jingling.
There was a flat screen TV, plenty of storage space, complementary air conditioning and a mini fridge.
Our room was kept immaculately clean and on many occasions we found our bed decorated
with towel animals and flowers and on one occasion it was the most picturesque and spectacular display we had ever seen, covering almost every inch of the bed.
The restaurant as on previous visits did not disappoint with a good choice of food at all meals which was freshly cooked and replenished.
Aslan the Maitre D' and his team including Emrah, Lekay, Berkay, Cunayt and Ozzy were all friendly and extremely helpful.
Snacks were provided mid afternoon in both pool areas - there were hot snacks and a selection of biscuits and pastries, and soup was served by the lower pool bar at 11.30pm.
There was a large improvement to the coffee stations around the hotel by the introduction of new coffee machines and fruit juice machines.
The Tipsy Turtle bar was a good meeting place to watch some of the entertainment and dance the night away afterwards. This area could still benefit from new stage lighting as well as mood lighting to enhance the atmosphere instead of bare bulbs in some cases.
The entertainment was provided by Hasan (Oh my gott!!!), DJ and Sezer, and also Sehey the childrens entertainer. There were some inhouse entertainment and several good shows brought in, dance troupes etc held in the ampitheatre. All in all the entertainment was enjoyable and although DJ did a great job it would be nice to have a greater variety of music to suit the different age groups. One night we did ask for some 70s/80s music and this went down really well. Sezer was a star doing his gangnam style dances - what a star!
Thanks to Riza, Tommy, Sercan and Kubulay for us supplied with drinks at the Tipsy Turtle.
For a more relaxing evening the Terrace Bar was an ideal venue - it was nice to sit and chat in a peaceful atmosphere. Many people read, played cards etc here and it is also nice to sit here and watch the sunset after the heat of the day.
Many thanks to Derya and Busra for being so friendly and helpful whilst serving us at the Terrace Bar.
A bonus to this hotel is having the 2 pools - the lower activity pool which tends to be livlier and the top chill and swim relaxation pool for those wanting a quiter holiday. An asset to this pool area is that several days a week fresh savoury and sweet pancakes are made during the day and are well worth trying. A tip is always well received and deserved by these 2 hard working ladies.
It was great to meet up with friends (staff and holiday makers) from previous years and also to make many new friends. A new friend and companion made this year was Bella, a spaniel type puppy who does the tour of sun beds and other areas for a fuss and hopefully a titbit. She soon got to know I liked my early morning swim and was waiting for me by the upper pool each morning and liked a siesta on or under a sun bed in the afternoon. Miss you Bella X
It was nice to see the owner and manager making themselves known to guests around the hotel
and welcoming return guests if they saw them.
Finally a thank you to Josef for arranging our turkish baths and massages at the Pasha Spa Centre. As before we cannot recommend this highly enough. We always come out feeling relaxed and pampered. There is a good choice of pamper and spa treatments to meet all needs. The staff are really friendly and a special thank you to Zeynel the owner for picking us up and welcoming us back and Shelay for her big hugs.
We always enjoy our stay at Greenland Hotel and cannot wait to return soon.
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