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“Fantastic apartment (F11)” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Marina Apartments
Camlik Mah 561 | Sokak No:4, Altinkum, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Altinkum
Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic apartment (F11)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We booked this duplex apartment direct with the owner Kevin Oakley for the third year in a row and will be booking to go back next summer. It is a fantastic apartment, spacious with everything you need and offering a home by home feel. It is number F11 and it overlooks the pools from two large terraces, one of which has sun all day but has a parasol if you are not as keen on the sun as we are. Great air con too which is lovely too cool off. Apartment is clean and well maintained with lots of storage and wardrobe space for clothes. DVD player with tv and iPod docking station are handy for when you fancy some chill out time. We have two children and we sometimes spent a couple of hours after lunch cooling off in front of a Disney film.
So much to do in Altinkum itself which has everything including beaches, bars, restaurants, children's parks boats for hire are all within a 10/15 minute slow walk, lots to do in the evening with a lively holiday atmosphere along the main bar area. The apartment area itself is very quiet and far enough away from the bars to not hear the noise but well withiin walking distance. cl
There is a new kids play area with big bouncy castle, trampolines and boats which has just opened next to the big supermarket. The kids loved this. Mostly they spent their days at the Royal Marina swimming pool in and out of the two children's pools or at the lovely sandy beaches.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone, The owner is very helpful and arranges transfers to and from the Bodrum airport and the apartment itself is always well looked after and has everything you need. We really enjoyed our holiday here again and look forward to returning next summer.

Room Tip: F11 is a fantastic apartment over looking the swimming pools.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beveley
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We booked through Owners Direct, Clive and Sue provided an excellent apartment. On arrival the apartment was clean and well stocked with the basics. Previous occupants had left DVD's, books and other bits of information on the local attractions. The apartment was equipped with sunbeds and mattresses for use around the pool. Each room was fully air conditioned,and there was a safe and a fully equipped bathroom with towels and a washing machine which came in very handy. The apartment was located on the ground floor about 5 metres from the pool! Clive provided information about private transfer from the airport (Oracle Travel) which we used and have no complaints about. There is a 24hr reception with security cameras being monitored round the clock. The poolside bar (Raggy's) serves food and there is a shop and another bar directly outside the main entrance to the complex. We really enjoyed our holiday and we would not hesitate to return sometime in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The apartment complex is great and of a high standard. Very clean and well maintained. There are two nice pools with a good restaurant/bar in the middle. There is a kids games room which seems to act as a bit of a youth club.

The apartments themselves are very nice. My experience relates to a top floor apartment with views over the town - perfect. A massive balcony with a table and 6 chairs plus 4 sun longers - you can imagine the size! The balcony here is the killer feature. It gets sun and shade all day, until you can sit and watch the sunset. Apartment M15.

The apartment is across 2 floors. This is great with kids. We had upstairs with our bathroom, they had downstairs with their bathroom. Living room and kitchen was also nice. Ours had a huge fridge. This was a real bonus with all the liquid you need so keeping the large water bottles cool was no problem.

The location is okay. I have 2 kids (5 and 8) and they were not a fan of the walks. A kids slow stroll is a 20 minute walk to the front. Most restaurants will pick you up and drive you back. We tended to walk down and get a ride back.

I would happily recommend apartment M15 at the Royal Marina via Peter Leatham at Owners Direct.

The on site tours are arranged by the site management company Oracle. I would not recommend them - four attempts to book, no advice at all, and poor service when we did go on a trip. A complaint fell on deaf ears. Try one of the other operators in town.

Room Tip: I was in M15. See Owners Direct - Peter Leatham. It's a top floor apartment with a huge balcon...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is an excellent complex, away from noisy area but well within walking distance. Staff are great especially Mehmet and Ozzy really friendly. Turkish night is a good night and we got to know other holiday makers. Cannot fault at all we had an excellent holiday.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waltham Abbey, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Our booking was made direct with owners and can now also be booked through HolidayLettings .co.uk. We stayed in apt L2 which was ground floor with a terrace leading you straight to the pool, Terrace furniture was available making lunching a pleasure.The apt is spacious and fully equipped. Bedrooms are air conditioned which is great as the evenings were hot! The transfers to/from the hospital that were arranged for us went smoothly. The staff on site were helpful and were able to assist us with any questions we had. The beach was a pleasant 15 min walk from Royal Marina. I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

This year will be our sixth time staying at Royal Marina, the staff at the complex are really helpful and make you feel at home. The apartments have 24hr security and a reception. There are two pools (one of them quiet) and a kiddies splash pool. On site there is also a reasonable priced restaraunt for when you dont fancy venturing out offering a full range of foods from snacks to main meals. Everywhere in Altinkum is really cheap and i can honestly say i have never experienced a bad meal here. There are a few beaches in Altinkum, the main beach can get quite busy during the summer month but that is simply because it is so beautiful...afterall Altinkum does mean sandy beach in turkish. The apartments are just a five minute walk from the centre of the resort, but shops bars and restaurants can be found on the door step. Royal Marina benefits from being in a quieter area set back from the center but is so easy to have a leisurly stroll into Altinkum. There is a waterpark in altinkum also, just on the outskirts, which can be reach by dolmus (local buses) for around 2lira. I would really recommend the area for families with younger and older children as the bars there really cater for everyone, there is only 1 outdoor nightclub which is about 15mins from the apartments. There are plenty of shops for your designer goods,jewllery and perfume and all at really good prices. There is a harbour down at 2nd beach, there is a really nice bar at the end of the jetty here, which is fantastic to sit with a cocktail in your hand watching the sun setting : )
HAPPY HOLIDAYS PEOPLE!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we have over the years!

Recommended restaraunts : Big Bens, Valentines!!
Recommended Bars : Swan Bar

Room Tip: All rooms are great here, to try and avoid noise from the bar (which is normally quiet anyway apart...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Well I cant say a bad thing about these apartments, they are cheap for Altinkum, 5 years old so everything around the apartments is still like new. The apartments are fully fitted with everything for a self catering holiday, hairdryer the lot!
The pools are fab and were not over crowded, we went bank holiday August.
The only downside to the apartments is the pool bar, it is overpriced considering how cheap Altinkum is. The food was nice but I think they need to reduce the prices more and I think more people would eat there for a snack. But do the Turkish night on a Thursday, such good fun and the bar staff get to know you a bit better too.
The hill to the main area is a bit steep if you are not able bodied but all restaurants do free taxi service.
Top tip for Altinkum: do not take Lira with you, go to Dolphin Silver Jewellers and they will give you a lot better rate than the exchange places, plus once the man gets to know you he will always give you a better rate. (eg 2.60 in england, we got 2.80 in Altinkum).
Oracle office is on site, dont use them for transfers as they are dearer, Iona Travel is £7.50 each each way to Bodrum.
A must do in Altinkum is the Jeep Safari, this is money well worth spent.
We are going back next July again

Room Tip: We were on a ground floor, not much sun on the balcony which suited us as it got sooo hot eating lun...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Camlik Mah 561 | Sokak No:4, Altinkum, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Altinkum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Altinkum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The complex is located just a 5-10 minute stroll from all the major beaches in Altinkum and very close to local shops, amenities and Altinkum Centre so no need for buses or taxis here.Please note that all apartments are individually owned so may not have the same facilities in them. ... more   less 
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