We stayed here after reading reviews recommending it on this site, and we were not disappointed!
The Staff are all very friendly, helpful, and great with children.
The room we had was very clean and well set up – balconies ,fridge, Aircon (additional extra charge – small but well worth it).
The food was excellent, and as a small hotel – if you had any requests or needs the chef was more than willing to accommodate you.
Thursday is Turkish night, it is only 30 YTL, or an additional 15 YTL if you are half board, and well worth it – great BBQ and entertainment to match.
We also took advise and asked the Manager/Owner Mina about trips and her recommendations – before booking through the rep – and she always found an option that was both excellent and reasonably priced – often cheaper than any of the others offered in the town or by the rep.
We can only advise on the trips we went on, which were the day trip to Pamukkale, a Jeep safari and the Oludeniz boat cruise.
The day trip to Pamukkale was very good value – but tiring – it is a looong trip but ultimately worth it. The views when you get there are amazing – we didn’t go for the Cleopatra Pool swim – but it seemed reasonably priced (swimming is about £5 extra each) and everyone seemed to be enjoying it. We ourselves were wowed by the Roman Amphitheatre (you can walk up, but with limited time and hot weather we’d recommend the shuttle bus – only £1.50 each return) and Pamukkale itself is even more amazing than the pictures suggest – it is very busy, but brave the hot and sometimes rough surface, and you can make it down to quieter areas and more photographic views. There is a trip to an Onyx factory on the way home – you know the drill, they’re trying to make a sale, but it is very friendly, fascinating to see the turning of a marble egg displayed, and you get to browse the wares in a refreshingly cool air conditioned shop.
The Jeep Safari was fun – but definitely for those looking for more fun than information – (we were originally going to go for a trip to Tlos, but Mina kindly suggested that our child might find the Jeep Safari a little more interesting. She was not wrong )– be prepared to get wet, and take a little extra money with you – it seems all inclusive, but there are all little extras on the way – not individually expensive, but they add up if you are not prepared for them. I won’t give away all the surprises, just try the Turkish Pancakes – very tasty, buy two packs of the sweets, be prepared to pay extra small charge for entrance to the Saklikent Gorge (about 8 YTL each I think) – make sure you wear sports sandals if you can – save you paying to rent suitable footwear at the start, it may seem like extra expense, but again it was worth it – fantastic scenery – the water is bloomin cold but you can make it!
Also the guides are great fun – our guide was Michael and as crazy as he was fun – our guide and photographer was none other than Cap’n Jack Sparrow (aka Mehmet) save a little for the photos, as he’ll be getting shots that you couldn’t possibly get your self. On that not make sure your camera that you do take is waterproof – did I mention getting wet?
The Oludeniz Boat trip was very relaxing – but we were very lucky – the boat was not operating at full capacity so we all had plenty of space. A great day out for swimming and suntans, or just relaxing with the sea breeze in your hair. The sea where you do stop is very clear – but if you are taking an underwater camera – don’t expect to see fish in the inappropriately named ‘Aquarium Bay’ – very clear water – but no fish… instead use it at St Nicholas bay – plenty of small fish to spot while swimming/snorkelling. You can go on the island, but it is a national monument, and there is an additional 8YTL entrance charge. Lunch is included, and surprising good for an on board BBQ- but be prepared to spend another £2 for optional chips – also although reasonably priced the drinks you have are paid for at the end – if you are not careful, you can use you budget up with ice-creams and Beer/Cokes pretty fast.
Another stop on the list is Butterfly Valley – which sounds wonderful – but at an additional 5YTL for entrance – we stayed on the beach.
Still all in all a very enjoyable day on the boat.
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- We don't get bookings for 2016 due to refurbishment of our hotel. Blue Pearl Hotel & Apartments sets a new standard for an excellent service with its elegantly furnished, air-conditioned rooms and apartments, swimming pool with aqua park and jakuzzi, children's pool, bars, restaurants and its friendly staff. This resort comprises of 10 apartments and 14 hotel rooms surrounded by extensive and well maintened gardens. ... more less
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