We returned from the holiday village this morning, having been previously in 2012. We loved it then and it has been refurbished and improved since then-and we will go back again!!
We were here for two weeks, 14th-28th August and it was once again wonderful. We travelled as a family of 5, including 2 children aged 7 & 12. They both took part in the kids clubs and also in Razzamatazz stage school-both great ways of keeping the children out of the sun whilst still being entertained!! Yes-there was a charge of £35 for this, but Vikki & Peter were just fantastic and the confidence it gave my girls-it was money well spent!! To see the children perform on stage in the amphitheatre was just great.
The rooms have been very nicely refurbished since our last visit here-we were very impressed by the standard. We had a family room, the 5th bed was a pull out bed-space was somewhat limited but as I don't go on holiday to spend all my days in the room it suited our needs perfectly.
The restaurant continually impressed with the range and quality of food served, this time there was the addition of a carvery in the main restaurant-serving each day a great selection of fresh fish, steak, beef stroganoff, chicken curry, lamb shank and cray fish to name but a few of the meals we ate. Also, great choices of salads, meats and cheeses, Anyone that says it's repetitive is making it that way through their own choice-I didn't eat the same meal twice during my stay. The restaurant staff work tirelessly to keep tables clean, drinks topped up and plates cleared away-a thank you goes a very long way-some people forget this!!
We did a couple of trips while we were there-however we booked the Dalyan Mud Bath and Turtle Watching trip, Dalyan by night and the Eco Adventure through Basket Tours in Sarigerme village. They offer excellent value for money and lots of information about the surrounding areas that I've not heard before from First Choice reps. Also, if you are travelling with a 12 yr old, Basket Tours charge them as half price (First Choice charge them as adults ???) our guide was Ken-just fantastic-he was so knowledgable about the area, and told us so many interesting facts about Turkey and I would thoroughly recommend that you book through them. They all speak fantastic English and you don't pay until you have been on the trip-if you're not happy you don't pay!! We did do Captain Popcorn with First Choice as we had heard such good reviews about it-it was good but even though it was all inclusive once on board the boat-I do feel it was over priced-my 12 yr old was charged as an adult-but she can't go to the bar for a beer?!?! It cost £165 approx for 5 of us, not something I would book again considering the price.
We were not aware of any swimming pool closures during our stay, we stayed round the main pool-yep, unfortunately the sunbed brigade are out in force. We witnessed one argument over a moved sunbed on the front row-but especially in our 2nd week it was a bit quieter and you could still quite easily get sunbeds later in the day, even if it was on the grass area behind the main pool.
The pancake lady is amazing, she works so hard in the hut-where it is quite often unbearably hot-again a thank you goes a very long way!! Some people seem to forget that when they are on holiday!! And the pancakes are the most delicious you will ever taste :-)
During our stay, my eldest daughter was taken ill with an ear infection. We took her to the doctor where they spoke perfect English, they transferred her across to the hotel next door where she stayed for 2-3 hours and received antibiotics intravenously, she was given medicine and ear drops as well. They made sure she was aware of what was going on at all times, and then gave her ear plugs to wear in the water. I was very impressed with their speed of service, and how we were dealt with, I can't fault them at all.
The entertainment team work very hard, Terry really stood out for us-a fantastic character :-) Also working hard is all of the hotel staff, from waiters to cleaners. They always have a smile and a good morning for you. Nothing is too much trouble.
In summary, we have had another fantastic holiday at the Holiday Village. We will certainly be returning for a third time-this place allows parents to relax whilst the kids are kept fully entertained!! What more can you ask for?!
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Turkey Sarigerme Hotel Sarigerme
- Holiday Village Turkey Hotel Sarigerme
- Sarigerme Holiday Village Turkey