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“Pleasant & Modern, but lacking attention to detail”

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Gypsophila Holiday Village
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Okurcalar
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Pleasant & Modern, but lacking attention to detail”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Quite a nice hotel, with a good location and range of facilities. It looks smart, but the quality of the workmanship isn't great, with a few quirks and rough edges. It certainly doesn't live up to its 5-star rating, but is still quite acceptable. I would stay there again. Compared to some hotels in Turkey, the food is of better quality, with a wide buffet choice for breakfast and dinner. Hotel is clean, and staff friendly.

Room Tip: Rooms are located in small, separate blocks, each 3 storeys high. There are no lifts. If mobility...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Namur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

I am back from Gypsophila where I spent last 2 weeks. I was very disappointed and really don't understand why this resort is so well appreciated by many people.

I went 5 times to Turkey in various 5* resorts. And Gypsophila was the worse of them.
In my opinion, this is a bad 5* or a good 4* hôtel.

At arrival, the old fashioned room was very hot. Temperature in the room was above 30°C. Usually, air conditioning is working before the customer arrive. But it was not the case. Not a good start...

The main issue is that the hôtel is overcrowded. At 8 AM, you can't find any sunbed at the pool. You only find some free space at the beach. Most of people are getting up at 6 AM put their towels to book the sunbeds and go to breakfast. When you go to the restaurant, it is also very difficult to find a free table and even more difficult to find a baby chair...

Sunbeds are so close it's difficult to enter the pool because of the lack of space between them. You have the nose in the feet of your neighbour...

Few employees are speaking english but most of them are speaking german... 50% of people are german.

All-in is not so good.
You have to pay for ice,
You only get one bottle of water per day (we even didn't get it every day...)
The taste of their chemical juices is not good at all.

In addition, Wi-Fi is free but unusable. It is so slow. Too much people I suppose...
The TV image quality is not better. Blurred screen and only turkish channels. So no internet and not TV. Good! I did not came to Turkey for watching TV or surfing the net. But, even if there is a show every day, you won't find anything to do in the area. Most of people are going to sleep at 10 PM (On next day morning, they will have to get up early to book their sunbeds). Sorry, but this is not my kind of hollidays!

Finally, 3 people of our group (we were 8) suffered from severe diarrhea and vomiting. My wife and I came back of holliday with double otitis due to the poor quality of the water of the pool.

In clonclusion:

Positive aspects:
- There are many playgrounds for children.
- The food is good but quite repetitive. Deserts are better than average.
- Beautiful gardens around the resort.
- Many employees are friendly (quite rare in Turkey).

Negative aspects:
- Overcrowded (no space at the pool, no space at the restaurant, no space to attend the evening show, no wi-fi access, ...)
- Germany only resort
- Poor quality of the pool water
- Internet and TV are useless
- Poor quality of cocktails
- All-in is not so good
- Ice is not free
- Cleaning of towels at the pool is not free
- You have to pay for a second key for your room
- Plenty of power cuts (air conditioning disabled)
- Beds are small and no feather beds available

Room Tip: Everything is located next to the pool. So you sould ask for a room in this area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Schaan, Liechtenstein
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Super Hotel, Great Hotel, Great Food ... Simply everything was great. You should go there. Its really worth to go there every minute you spend there. Thanks for two wonderful weeks. But don't forget your shoes in the Beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

great hotel, great food, everything is thought of, great playground and activities for children, the territory of the hotel is in lush greenery, lots of space, the sea is warm and clean and the beach is huge, highly recommend

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Not far from the airport (1.5 hour), bordering with two-lane street, so the first line of buildings is very noisy. Definitely one of the roomiest places far and near - garden, beach, pools. Extremly soft beds - sleeping was the only problem for us. Services perfect, with regard to the paid ice cream. Primary communication languages are German and in some cases Russian which well correlates with the structure of the hotel guests - in both cases very cultivated, a good surprise. I also registered several cases of gluttony and alarming number of people coping with obesity. Marek, Czech republic.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ankara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

i have always a great time in Gypsophila. I went five times. Old hotel but wonderful food and beverage. in my opinion, excellent 5-star holiday village. if your preference is alanya, you should go:)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank Aysish
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Iffeldorf, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

I stayed there for 7 nights and had a very good package deal (370,00 € for a single room with half board and flight Munich-Alanya-Munich) so I didn´t have too high expectations. The adavantages: it´s not one big building but small houses with 6-8 rooms. That means there is more space to walk outside then in other places. Some people might not like this but I found it very good, especially because the garden and the whole place is very well maintained. The rooms are spacious and spotless. The bufet offers a lot of different choices of fresh warm and cold food - everybody can find something there. Most of the staff is friendly and tries to be helpfull. Disadvantages: it´s located in an area I normally wouldn´t choose for my vacation, one hotel next to the other and nothing else around. It´s definitely some kind of a mass processing place, so don´t expect any responsivity to special needs. The food wasn´t really great, because it of course is being made for the average guest who probably doesn´t really want original local food. But I must say, that I´m kind of picky with food. It´s also not really quiet. On the last 2 days they started with some kind of entertainment programme, playing loud music and some animators trying to bring people to dance around the pool. I can only imagine what is going on there during season... For the time being and for what it is, I found it absolutly acceptable.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Gypsophila Holiday Village

Property: Gypsophila Holiday Village
Address: Karaburun Mah. Alparslan Turkes Bulv. 259 | Alara Tourism Center, Okurcalar 07415, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Okurcalar
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Okurcalar
#3 Romantic Hotel in Okurcalar
#5 Luxury Hotel in Okurcalar
#7 Family Hotel in Okurcalar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Gypsophila Holiday Village 5*
Number of rooms: 404
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