Me and My husband travelled here for our honeymoon on the 18th September for 7 days. We arrived at reception at 2050, to be told by the receptionist to go and have something to eat as the restaurant was closing , which we did. Check in was speedy and we were in the villas, (villa block 7 right at the back of the complex) this was not a problem for us. We were driven to our room by the porter.
First impressions of room-
Very Clean, Basic but you get what you pay for. The bathroom however looked like it had been refurbished compared to the rest of the room. The shower was amazing! Separate bedroom to the front room with air con in both rooms! which I will add we did not need at all! it was lovely and cool in our apartment (lots of people moaning about there air con not working in the welcome meeting) Mini fridge stocked daily with one bottle of Cola, Fanta , water and sparkling water (some days we were lucky to have two bottles of Fanta/coke!)
clean towels every day.
they only supply one pillow per bed! we had two singles pushed together, which wasn't a problem but I did loose my husband quite a few times in between the beds!!! :)
The hotel itself is lovely! Free WiFi which was a bonus, was nice to be able to contact home without the massive charges of text messages. The pools were lovely (freezing cold mind!!!) we never had a problem getting a sun bed, there was always plenty around the main pool and the mini pools, which is where we sat daily.
The restaurant was always clean and tidy, the only times we found it busy and had to queue was in the evenings. There was always plenty of choice , there was always a chicken/turkey/fish/beef/lamb. I am VERY fussy and there was only one night I struggled to eat and that was Turkish night!!! I found it hard to fault the food. there was always plenty of desserts, which were regularly topped up, fresh fruit and a massive salad bar!
breakfast there was plenty of choice too, toasties, pancakes scrambled eggs fried eggs baked beans, fresh fruit biscuits Turkish delight cereal the list is endless!
if you didn't fancy the restaurant at lunchtimes you could eat down on the beach bar which the food was just as good! the had a salad bar and served pasta dishes, pizza, burgers, chips ect
the food from the restaurant wasn't always hot...but then what do you expect when people leave the lids open!!!
the only downfall to our holiday was the Thomas cook rep, entertaintment and the location- we knew it was out the way of Kusidasi but we didn't realise how far!! we have been to Marmaris and loved it there. we didn't enjoy the entertainment in the hotel so found the evenings boring so we thought we would venture into kusadasi but it wasn't for us. Our honeymoon would have been perfect in this hotel with Marmaris as a location!!!
The hotel didn't have many English parties in it ..again this wasn't a problem
Our Thomas cook rep was AWFUL!!! she was rude and just wasn't interested!!! on our card we received when we landed our welcome meeting was at 2pm. when we got to our hotel the board said 1030am...so we were a little confused. When we went down on Thursday morning the board had been updated and said the welcome meeting was at 3pm!! MEGA CONFUSSED so we went to reception at 2pm and waiting for 15 minutes but nobody turnt up! we messaged Thomas cook via email and received an email the next morning, we had never been to kusadasi so wanted to know how to get into the town ect, they told us our rep should have left a booklet for us to be taken to our room as we missed the meeting, we went to reception and nothing had been left. we decided to catch our rep at the next time she was in the hotel....SHE WAS NOT APPROCHABLE she basically called us liars and that she was at reception at 2pm...we found out later by another woman that our rep DID NOT turn up till nearly 2.30!!
we booked the water park through the hotel....it works out MUCH CHEAPER than booking via Thomas cook our paying on the door. we went to Adaland and it was a great day out!!!!!!!
this was the first hotel we had been to that actually gave out free ice creams (between 5& 6!)
you could never go hungry in this hotel!
the bar was good, never really had to queue , they certainly don't hold back on there alcoholic measures!! cocktails included in the all inclusive package!
Thomas cook rate this hotel as a 4* ..... trip advisor say its a 5*...I would defiantly say it is closer to the 5* mark!!
(the villas and apartments I would say are 4*)
all in all we had a lovely honeymoon, would I return to this hotel.....Maybe....would I recommend this hotel to my family and friends...YES!!!
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