Having literally just returned from this resort, I felt duty bound to write a review because we had such an amazing time. Both myself and my husband are members of CLC (aged 30-35) and although new to the fractional scheme we are getting to grips with the process and excellent standard of facilities. This was our third time to Turkey but first time to one of the CLC resorts and we were not let down in any means, prior to travelling I read the previous reviews and was expecting a horrendous transfer through the mountains and rock hard beds! So let me start from the beginning.
We booked our transfer through CLC travel (I opted for the shuttle bus as it was much cheaper than the private taxi £44 in comparison to £100+) we ended up sharing our 'shuttle' with one other couple so we were very happy as knowing there would only be one other drop off (thankfully ours was first!) it took 1hr 45 min via the main roads to get to the resort which included a drop off at a local restaurant / bar which was well received. The nearest town is Akbuk which you can access via a regular bus service from the resort at 4.50TL per person each way - this I thoroughly recommend in order to access the supermarkets. The resort it self is wonderful, the grounds are really well kept and our apartment was excellent, very clean and very spacious. Yes the beds are a little hard but really...what do people expect? We found them to be fine and slept very well each night. Upon arrival the reception staff were very friendly (I wouldn't expect anything less) and we had a look around the resort, the supermarket 'SAMs store' is very sparse and very expensive I would only recommend buying water and bread here and travelling into Akbuk for everything else, thankfully when we arrived CLC gave us a welcome pack in the fridge which we made excellent use of. Each set of apartments have their own swimming pools which are plenty big enough and we never had an issue with getting sunbeds at any time of the day. The main pool / beach area was a different story, unfortunately even though it says "you cannot reserve sunbeds" people obviously still do and if you are not at the main pool / beach by 9:45am there is no chance! This didn't bother us to be honest as we're more than happy to sunbathe around our own pool. In the main area you can also pay 20TL to hire a luxury double sun bed and parasol however again we were not their earlier enough to get one one of these. On the second day we visit the resorts spa both myself and my husband had a Turkish bath, full body massage and facial - the quality of service was excellent and I thoroughly recommend this before you hit the sunbathing!
We had a 2 bed grade 'D' apartment with a hot tub which was lovely to jump in of the early evening. Happy hour at the beach bar ran from 6-7pm when every drink was half price (normally a beer is 10TL, soft drink 5TL and cocktail 20TL) this was always busy but the bar staff worked incredibly hard to serve everyone plenty of times so no need to worry. We ate breakfast in the restaurant under reception which was 28TL each buffet style and we also ate in the fish restaurant one evening watching the sunset and our total bill came to 162TL which included a 3 course dinner and bottle of wine which we thought was pretty good).
Along the beach to the right (150metres) there are three local places to eat, Ali's Bar and Restaurant, Doganay and beach (something) each one serve local cuisine and were cheaper than the resort itself. We found ourselves eating in 3 times as we prefer this and eating out the other days. On our trip to Akbuk to the supermarket we also ate lunch in another local restaurant (tucked away from the main road facing the beach - it's worth a walk down here as there are about 5-6 different ones to choose from). If you do not like the idea of travelling to Akbuk for supplies there is a local market / shop about 5 mins walk away from the resort which sells fresh fruit, veg, beer and dairy (you are limited in options here but will make do if you don't see yourself coking dinners in your apartment every night). We did spend a day with one of the CLC resort reps to visit the other resort in Turkey and be informed about the progressions with the Ramada venture in Kusadasi, although we didn't buy a hotel suite (selling at £102,000) it was very interesting to hear how CLC is growing and we will look to stay there in the near future. On this trip the rep takes you for lunch (fully paid for by CLC) and takes you shopping in Kusadasi if you wish. Our return transfer was via the mountains, again we had a 'shuttle' bus to ourselves so definitely recommend this, it took only 45mins to get to Bodrum airport and although quite bumpy it wasn't as horrendous as I thought (bearing in mind I suffer with travel sickness I was fine with this journey).
All in all we both had an excellent time, this resort is quite and relaxing - don't expect the hustle and bustle there is no rush and this was a well deserved time to relax and enjoy ourselves in splendid facilities we will definitely be going back. Thank you for another lovely holiday CLC!!
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- Also Known As:
- Apollonium Club La Costa Spa And Beach Resort
- Apollonium Club La Costa Spa & Beach Hotel Milas
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