We returned yesterday from a two week holiday here, a family of four with two boys aged 3 and 7. Overall had a good time, but this is our third HV and we didn't think it was as good as Kos as it is too big.
Hotel is lovely and clean and grounds are beautiful. We stayed in a Kids Den which is nicely decorated. We requested a top floor room and were disappointed to be on the ground floor. There are no Kids Dens on the 3rd floor, not mentioned at time of booking! Layout of the hotel is two long corridors, 3 storeys high. If you are on the ground floor you get a lot of noise from inconsiderate guests!
Local staff were a real asset, hardworking and helpful. First Choice staff also work incredibly hard. Evening entertainment was painful! Outsourced acts were excellent but otherwise got very tired of 'Singing from a decade' and then another game show!! The amphitheatre is too big and the personalities were not big enough to fill it.
Sunbeds were only a problem if you wanted to be in a particular spot, it amazes me that some people do not move from the same place for 2 weeks!!
Food at breakfast and evening was very good, we are not picky eaters and enjoyed a lot of the local dishes. Lunch time we didn't think was good enough. Ice cream service was extended during our stay.
Kids Club was fantastic we had a Superstar and a Little Star and both boys really enjoyed several activities, including one Chocolate Party. ALso Football and Swim Academy were enjoyable, though I do think 2 hours football is slightly too long in the heat.
We like to do things and explore rather than just stick in the same place. We visited the Spa and my husband and I had the Bronze package on the 2nd day this was £90 for both of us and well worth it. They also took care of the kids for free - giving them bubble massages, chocolate face masks and fish feet. My husband followed this up with 3 medical massages each 45 mins for £75 total, very good value.
We did the Dalyan 3 in 1 trip with Basket Travel for £50 (small kids go free and under 8s half price) this was a superb trip and the guide Ken was superb. I am massively interested in Geography and he was really informative and interesting. We also did the Eco Jeep trip with them, be warned you will get continually drenched on this trip, it was enjoyable but not as good as the Dalyan.
We also booked a two hour speed boat trip and parasailing with watersports guys on the beach - fantastic trip £100 for both activities for the whole family.
The beach is not really suitable for little ones, you cant dig there due to the turtles and it is too pebbly for access.
Overall, we did feel a little claustrophobic on this trip as it is difficult to get anywhere with little ones other than organised trips. Hotel is a 20 min walk from Sarigerme, we did visit here twice but not a lot going on.
And whilst we like the concept of HV Im afraid we don't like a lot of the people it attracts. We are not snobs, just hardworking professional people. We don't drink all day, stay up late and neglect our children to play all day on I-pads etc.... We also don't take a tribe on holiday with us. Our next holiday will not be a HV.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Turkey Sarigerme Hotel Sarigerme
- Holiday Village Turkey Hotel Sarigerme
- Sarigerme Holiday Village Turkey