Oh dear, let me begin by saying that you get what you pay for and if a deal looks too good to be true - it probably is.
A new hotel with possible potential in a fairly good location to explore the area but we will not be trying it again. No more than 3*.
Arrived sometime between too late 'n' too early. First impressions were good as the receptionist was awake and quick to check us in. There was a hot drink dispenser in the comfortable reception area although it needed filling.
En route to the room all was extremely clean and fresh. Escorted up three floors I recalled TA review saying 'avoid top floor' but was pleasantly suprised with nice fresh room -- until I looked for the balcony behind the curtains (which neither opened or closed fully in either sitting room or bedroom). No balcony and anyone under 5ft wouldn't be able to see out of the window, however under 4ft would help to avoid the limbo dance needed to get in and out of the unmade bed under the eves.
Impressive bathroom with bath but missing bulbs in vanity mirror. TV in lounge area also missing. Mini bar contained three bottles of water.
My husband braced himself for the awaited cry - 'Don't unpack!' - and I headed of to reception who pleasantly informed me that they would of course give us another room following breakfast.
Exhausted from the journey we settled down accompanied by the loud drone of AC units somewhere beneath us. We were woken shortly after by the kitchen springing to life followed by the rattlings and scrapings of the dining room. It turned out that our 'suite' was above both!
Reception were very accomodating and sent us of to another room (along with the most charming of the hotel staff who is the day porter and who deserves the best employee vote). The problem with this groundfloor room was immediately apparent - plaster was bursting off the wall due to damp.
A third room was found later in the day and although it meant single beds it was ok in every other way - second floor and not over the pool, bar or restaurant.
Entertainment was poor. Bar was limited to local 'gin' 'vodka' lager and wine (white well chilled was acceptable) along with basic soft drinks. Staff blew hot and cold. Food blew mostly luke warm, overcooked, tasteless but with a good range of salads which is great if you can be sure of how they are washed.
Even at the beginning of service the wonderful produce seen in the locality was completely ruined. They could stick with fewer dishes that they can cook well, or even to order. It was pitiful to see how much was left at the end of service, particularly the cremated fish.
The sauna is free to residents - as we found out on our last day. A full session of turkish bath, exfoliation, soap wash down, mud facial and aromatherapy massage was very good and excellent value at £20.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The AES Club Hotel is located on the southern coast of Turkey, in the quiet resort of Ovacik, midway between the popular resorts of Oludeniz and Fethiye. This impressive new 4-star hotel, which offers an All Inclusive package, has 138 modern rooms spread over 4 buildings, and invites singles, couples and family groups to enjoy the sparkling pools for adults & kids, dining options, organised activities and entertainment, and fitness and Spa facilities... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aes Club Hotel Turkey/Ovacik