But first of all, the correct name of this resort, denied by Tripadvisor, is:
Korel Thermal Resort Clinic & Spa, as this establishment is per May 2013 the only thermal spa in this region between Afyonkarahisar (or Afyon as everybody still names the town) and Kutahya which offers therapy and physical treatment and training in addition to the famous thermal water.
A huge complex accommodating 1000 persons, - in a nice garden setting inthe middle oof nowhere,- but with frequent dolmuses (minibusses) kind of shuttling to the nearby junctions for shopping, - or further on to the city of Afyonkarahisar (orginally named Afyon, but relatively short time ago renamed Afyonkarahisar as Afyon means opium, directly related to the activities in the area som time agon ,- now under controll and the production only for medical productions.
Back to the resort.
My wife and I were luckely offered a suite on one of the upper floors with wonderful view towards the garden and the charming nearby very native and small village Demircevre where we every day on our walking tours were warmly greated welcome by the villagers.......
The housekeeping turned to be an everyday diaster,- allways something not delivered, like changing of small and big towels, changing of bathrobes, refilling of coffe and tea, or glasses or cups missing/not cleaned,- and again and again experiencing that the room was not made ready untill afteroon.
The resort advertise 5-star. As a proffesional I give the hotel overall 4-star, the housekeeping 1-2 stars, but the restaurant under the successfull managmenet of Mr Hakki: definitely 5 stars or more
The resort offers half board and I travelling that much did not look forward to an everyday buffet dinner,- but my...:: what an experience !!!
WE have never experienced such a rich, tasty and artistic dinner buffet with 20 meters of meeses, equally meters or more of 20-24 different (very) sweet deserts, and 6 - 8 different main courses.
the only pity is that the owners does not allow alcohol and consider it unhealty (while smoking is still healthy ?????)
And buffet breakfast was again as coming to heaven ! Thank you Hakki !!!
Now afer returning back home we are convinced that the theram baths, followed everyday by 3 visits of 20 or more minutes was healthy, exercises,- thoug allways some irritation when jet-streams did not work, was not activated, - and water themperature often too high, - but all-in-all a good experience.
Separate thermal bathe for men and women of coursem and a huge inndoor-outdoor swimming pool.
Well,- more than enough I guess
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- Also Known As:
- Korel Thermal Hotel Afyon