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Loryma Resort
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Turunc
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 October 2011

We have just spent 10 days here, lovely place, not too busy in Oct, our I bed apartment was lovely, spotlessly clean, staff friendly and helpful, I thought the food was superb, a long steep walk into Turunc, however there is a shuttle bus, free into town and back, also local buses, and taxi's cost 12 lire, I would definately go back, views are spectacular, We really enjoyed it here

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Just returned from the Loryma Resort in Turunc. The setting on the hillside and views over Turunc are simply amazing.

We opted for a standard 2 bed apartment on a self caterng basis. It was disappointing. The beds were incredibly hard and uncomfortable and I ended up taking 2 paracetemol each evening latterly, to avoid back pain the next morning. The main living area and 1 of the bedrooms had no air conditioning. There was only 1 a/c unit in the whole apartment. On occassions the heat in the apartment was so uncomfortable. From the moment we arrived, our fridge did not work properly and despite it being reported, it was never fixed. Eventually we gave up trying to store any food and settled for warm bottled water, simply to have some liquid in the apartment to drink. We only ever ate at the Resort once as it was double the price of most of the Restaurants in Turunc. The Resort provides a shuttle service down to Turunc throughout the day, but the last one available is 6.15pm. Presumably this is to discourage guests from leaving the Resort at night to eat and drink elsewhere. Taxis are available up and down to Turunc and will cost approx. £4 each way. As the resort is set on a very steep hillside, it is not suitable for everyone. We met a lovely elderly couple but could not believe that they had been given an apartment right at the top of the Resort, it was a huge struggle for them every day and they were glad to leave. On the face of it the bar staff appear friendly, but as time went on it became obvious that they were only interested in those that were members of the Resort, returning guests or owners of some of the apartments. On occassions it felt like a private club where we were very much outsiders. On our last day we watched from the Poolside in disbelief, at the Pool Bar Waiter Mahir shout and thump one of his younger colleagues. It very much affected the atmosphere around the pool and the bar for the remainder of the day, for those that witnessed it. Watch out for your drinks from the bar upstairs at night. One of the members there and well known in the resort, was having the local booze put into his beer unknowingly as a joke. The man is retired, elderly and on large amounts of medication. How dangerous and stupid!!

We decided not to complain and make the most of a not particularly good choice. We came away to escape stress, instead of increase it. For what we paid to stay at Loryma, we could have had a private villa and pool. It was a disappointment and we will not be returning.

Room Tip: Superior Rooms and insist on a sea view.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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10  Thank snoopy90
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

My partner and I stayed at Loryma at end of August for 2 weeks. We arrived at 6am in the morning having elected to take private taxi transfer. The views en route are stunning, although the road is not for the faint hearted, and the taxi driver stopped at the highest point on the mountain so we could take photos of the sunrise. Having read most of the reviews already written we were not disappointed. The location of the hotel is so high up that the views are breathtaking. We had a superior 1 bed appartment on self-catering basis. At first we thought we had been allocated the wrong appartment. It was far superior to anywhere we have stayed on previous visits to Turkey and for not much more money than we usually pay. Appartment was well equipped and was cleaned every 2nd day with fresh sheets and towels. Air con in bedroom was comfortable and controllable. We even had a jacuzzi bath, although we only used it to wash the beach towels! There is also a laundry service provided. We were on the frist floor and the view from our balcony was good, we did have a sea view although was slightly obstructed by the building in front. Would probably have preferred to have been on the floor above.

The views in general are spectacular and the whole hotel is very well laid out and maintained. The food was fantastic, although we only had dinner there a few times as we preferred to go into town. There was plenty choice and mostly organic and healthy and excellent value for money. Don't know what the person who wrote the breakfast was nothing special is used to eating in the morning! The choice and quality was superb, in fact it was too much for us and as we were on room only basis we decided just to have our own lighter breakfast in the appartment. They also do special deals if you eat dinner there a few times a week. The only thing about the restaurant we found was that the acoustics were not very good as in there was quite a lot of clattering going on. However there are also plenty tables outside with stunning views.There are 2 pools - indoor and outdoor which are both very large. Both pools are lovely although in our first week there were too many children jumping in and splashing in the outdoors one (even though there was a notice up forbidding this). We like to go on holiday outwith school holidays but had not taken into account the German school holidays. There was also a children's pool but was more like a toddlers' pool as most of the kids were in the big one. However by our second week most of them had left and it was much more peaceful in general and easy to get a sunlounger. The guests were mostly German although we did meet more English people in the second week. If you like peace and quite would definitely recommend to check out all school holidays first. The pool bar was lovely and offered fresh bbq fish twice a week for lunch. The evening bar was stunning with hammocks and floor cushions, although again the German children seemed to monopolise those in our first week. The music and sound was very tasteful and relaxing. There was also a lovely breeze in the evening. The bar staff were all very nice, especially Frankie who was so lovely and made us feel special. The drinks prices were also very reasonable for a hotel and in fact probably slightly cheaper than in the town. All the staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend the hotel boat trip - the bbq was fantastic and great value for money - it was so good we went on it twice! The hotel offers many other activities, some more adventurous ones if you like that sort of thing - I settled for the aqua aerobics and would have liked to have partaken in the yoga but did not manage to get up in time!

The only negative was that I was very much looking forward to visiting the on-site Ayurveda centre which offers many treatments and was one of the reasons I chose this hotel, but unfortunately it was closed for the duration of our stay and perhaps that should have been made clear beforehand. However in hindsight a 3 day detox is probably best not done on holiday!

The small town of Turunc is also lovely - they say its quiet but still has more than enough bars and restaurants to visit for 2 weeks. Our favourite was the quiet little Turkish cafe called Paradise - real Turkish food which the owner and his wife made in front of us, including the bread and very cheap if you are on a budget. We also ate in the more up market Pisces restaurant once, where the food was ok but nothing special and over priced and we felt we were paying for the terrace and sea views more than the food. All the other restaurants we ate in were very nice though and not expensive. Our favourite bar was Bambu where they had live music (but not the loud kind) and we were there most nights. Yavos was kind enough to let my boyfriend play guitar with him. However everything shuts by 2am and there are no night clubs so it is not the place to go if you like nightlife.

The beach is not spectacular and again a bit crowded, as many Turks were on holiday there too, but the water is lovely for swimming and if you walk a bit further you can find quieter parts. But if its stunning beaches you're looking for, best visit the Caribbean! There are however other lovely small quiet bays which are easily accessible by boat taxi. And the water everywhere is indeed crystal clear.

This is our third visit to Turkey, it is a beautiful country - we previously went to Side and Fethiye but Turunc is easily our favourite.

The only downside to this hotel is the location if you like to go into town in the evening. There is no transport, apart from taxi, and It is very steep to walk although we did walk a couple of times - there is no way you could walk back however, especially after a few! Taxis were not expensive but did mount up for us as we preferred to go into town in the evening. This would be the only reason we would not return to this particular hotel.

We definitely plan to return to Turunc next year but will look at staying somewhere closer to town, albeit perhaps not as luxurious as the Loryma!

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Room Tip: Higher floors and appartments at the front have unobstructed views.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank mags125
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

Holiday camp on a mountain with Holiday camp food. Rooms can be good or bad - pay your money - take your chance. Our room was not as we expected but hotel web site now covers what I complained about so potential guests should be able to make an informed choice.

The room we stayed in was clean, functional and well maintained but did not match the layout for Superior Room A published on the Loryma web site.

We were offered an alternative but it was a lot higher up in the grounds in an area where the access was more suited to mountain goats. The sea view was also obscured by trees so we decided to stay put as it was becoming a distraction to our holiday.

The Dining Hall is the main, clean and airy. The public areas, such as swimming pool and bar areas are well maintained and the views are stunning. The Pool bar offers a decent lunch menu at reasonable prices. The staff in the complex are very attentive, warm and friendly.

We did read the good reviews about the hotel food, which persuaded us to book half board. We did not share those opinions, so chose to take a taxi to the resort most evenings where there was a very good choice of restaurants where we enjoyed good quality Turkish food and great service. Turunc is a beautiful resort and the local people very warm and friendly.

The many good reviews on TripAdvisor suggest that the Loryma is ideal for many families, just not for us.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank RobDart
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

As stated by others, the views are superb. I found the staff very friendly. The pool is good and there is a pool bar that serves good food. Ther are two pools, one indoor and one outdoor. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus but this ends a little after 6 pm and so you will need to orderr a taxi. These arrive within 5 minutes and will cost you just over £4. Turnuc is a relatively quiet resort that offeres some fine bars, good food, and it is great to swim in the sea. I recommend 'Korfez' bar. It is very friendly and they have a shower that you can use if you buy a drink. My son recommends m48 bar for younger people! You can walk to Turnc but it is half way down a mountain and there is no footpath; added to this the cars tend to go wide at sharp corners and so I would not recommend walking (especially if you have children).

The breakfast is o.k. but nothing special. We found the evening meals very good, with ample choice. Much of the produce is grown locally and some is obtained form the hotel's own farm. The staff serving in the restaurant are kind and efficient. You are given a Loryma card to pay for all of your drinks and this saves using cash and avoids lots of tips.

There are many free keep fit options such a Nordic walking and aquafit. You can also book and pay for other activities such as diving. I would recommend the boat trip which is very good value with lots of excellent swimming, good food and all drinks included.

The room that we had was clean but I felt that the fridge was not sufficiently cold. Also, the soffa bed in the lounge/bedroom was very uncomfortable and when we arrived there were no sheets and pillows for the spare bed (we gave the room with the air conditioning to our son!). Also, the lounge/bedroom was hot at night with just an overhead fan. We had a lovely view from our balcony and the grounds are well-planted.

Overall, we had a very good, relaxing stay and I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

We had an excellent holiday and could only find 1 tiny fault (we had a light outside our room that didn't go off until 4 am) - would defintely recommend Loryma to families and couples looking for a peaceful, excellent value for money holiday. We weren;t keen on the town of Turunc, nice but not beautiful and preferred the beaches a boat ride away at Amos and Kumbuluk. Can also recommend Elif Restaurant.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank eaf_16
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

we've just come back from Turunc, (3th-9th july) which is quieter than marmaris which suited us. when we arrived we were greeted by friendly reception staff who were willing to help us when asked during our stay.
we got a superior type b room which had 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and air con (only room with air con) and the other small room with 2 single beds. the beds are firm which suited us.
the bathroom had a bathroom with bath with Jacuzzi facility. on our last day the sink was leaking we called for someone to come to fix it but no one came. which we were dissapointed with as it was good service tll then.
we stayed here for a week, the bar area opened at 7, the staff were friendly and the view from this area were breath taking. we often relaxed here on the hammocks or large pillow under the stars. the restaurant had good food. they try to push the buffet but we stuck to al a carte as we didnt want to eat too much. the staff were nice enough on our second day to stay past opening time (10pm) to finish serving us as we had returned from an excursion pretty late.
there are two pools indoor and outdoor pool which was never crowded when we were there and plenty of sun beds available.
the resort is well maintained and clean. there is always someone to help you out. the resort is 15 mins on foot from the town centre but there is a shuttle service which runs every 2 hours from the hotel. taxi service cost 12TL from the town centre to hotel.
we booked excursions with JM travel which is found in the town centre near the tea gardens. they sorted everything out for us including pick up and drop off. we went to turtle beach and the mud baths, pamukkale, scuba driving and rhode island.
we did scuba diving with atlantis scuba diving school(£35) , they were great, extremely friendly and patient and helpful. looked after me when i felt sea sick and my sister who doesnt swim even took part.
over all i liked the area and the hotel. the people were friendly and we enjoyed our time here. there was a relaxed feeling and there views were stunning. we hope to return.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Loryma Resort

Address: Kaygiseki Cad. 92. Sk. 1-15, Turunc 48700, Turkey (Formerly Viverde Hotel Loryma)
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Turunc
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Turunc
#1 Spa Hotel in Turunc
#3 Romantic Hotel in Turunc
Price Range: £37 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Loryma Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Viverde Hotel Loryma**** is situated on a verdant hillside overlooking Turunc Bay with magnificent views of coastal and mountain scenery. Distances to the village of Turunc and the beach is 1,5 km (free shuttle service during daytime), distance to Marmaris is 18 km. Nearest airport is Dalaman in 110 km Distance (airport transfer on request) Opened in 1989, the hotel complex was designed with an eye to environmental sustainability and soft tourism (including regional aspects and recreational activities such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Fitness, Nature sports activities). The well-kept complex extends over an area of 24,000 square meters. Set among pines and olive trees, it is harmoniously integrated into the local landscape of the region of the Bozburun and Datca peninsulas which are an ideal place for nature activities. The coastline is very rugged, with numerous fjord-like inlets, forming a paradise for diving and sailing. According to studies conducted by the Institute of Maritime Sciences and Management at the University of Istanbul, the waters along the coasts of the Bozburun and Datca Peninsulas are among the cleanest in the Mediterranean region. The Viverde hotel concept is aimed at satisfying a growing demand to experience a return to nature, and relaxation in a peaceful environment, the enjoyment of wholesome food, and a feeling that people once again have time for each other. The Viverde concept was designed for those of us who want to get away from mass tourism and enjoy quality vacation time. The hotel offers families, couples, and singles of all ages a range of choices, from pure relaxation to adventure holidays. Viverde Hotel Loryma has been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and several tourism awards that are related to environment protection and sustainability, amongst them the Travelife Gold Award. The hotels facilities consist of reception (7/24), 166 apartments, two restaurants, two bars, minimarket, outdoor and indoor pool, lanes and terraces for sunbathing, children’s pool (in a separate area of the hotel garden), children’s house, Gym, Spa and Ayurveda Centre, nature sport centre, car parking, seminary facility in 2 seminary halls for maximum capacity 90 persons each, WiFi throughout the site. All 166 accommodation units are apartments with one or two sep. bedroom, living area, kitchenette, balcony or terrace. The 47 economic standard apartements are modern and functional furnished. Bedroom with double bed or 2 single beds, split air-condition, living/sleeping area, kitchenette, under-counter fridge, e-cooker, Kettle, telephone, satellite TV, safe, bath with shower, hairdryer. The majority of the apartments are refurbished and renovated superior apartments. They are equipped with bedroom with double bed, inverter split air-condition, comfortable living area with pullout sofa and armchair, fitted kitchenette with fridge/freezer combination, glass-ceramic cook-top, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board, telephone, satellite TV, DVD player, safe, bath with bathtub/shower (Jacuzzi) or hydro-massage shower, hairdryer. On arrival tea, coffee and 1 bottle of water is provided free of charge. Cleaning and linen change is every second day, application of variable change of bed linen and towels. At Viverde Hotel Loryma a great deal of importance is attached to serve guests a healthy and tasty cuisine, including fresh produce from the own farm and organic gardens (milk, cheese, cold-pressed olive oil, olives, aromatic herbs, and a large assortment of seasonal vegetables. The open-buffet restaurant has a large, fully air-conditioned indoor restaurant with panoramic terrace, a traditional stone-oven for pide & pizza, charcoal grill and a show cooking buffet. The buffet menu consists of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine making preferably use of regional, homemade and fresh produce. The A La Carte restauranthas a terrace with beautiful views over the bay and an open plan kitchen. Snacks and local specialities of Mediterranean and Anatolian Cuisine are served here for lunch and dinner. The Pool bar is open all day and the Oxygen Bar with large panoramic terrace, wooden deck, hammocks, cushions, large screen for event transmissions is the perfect location for socializing after dinner and enjoying starlit nights over the bay of Turunc. Daytime entertainment comes with a fitness programme and Hatha Yoga class in the mornings (3times a week). Sauna and massages are available against charge, Ayurveda applications include programmes to subjects such as stress management, body detox, anti-aging, weight reduction and body/facial care. These are carried out by specialists. There is a climbing wall, a tennis court, table tennis and a pool billiard table available free of charge The nature sport activities (charge) on the Bozburun Peninsula (ranked by WWF among the top 100 areas in Europe in terms of biodiversity) includes walking, hiking, cycling, canyoning, sea kayaking. Professional guides, equipment and meals (snacks) are provided. Water sports on the beach and diving are offered by third parties on the beach (charge). Please notice that smoking is not permitted in any of the enclosed areas (reception, restaurants, apartments, etc). ... more   less 
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