We stayed for 2 weeks (Aug/Sept) at this B&B/hotel. The first week was terrible, through no fault of the brothers that run this hotel. Thomas Cook gave us the wrong information when we initially booked, and we didn't get what we originally paid for. There were some confusion from both sides and we were really frustrated and nearly moved out into another hotel by the end of the first week. The 2nd week of our holiday, we actually started to relax and enjoy our break as we moved to another room on the first floor.
There are around 30 rooms. The rooms were standard and a little on the small side (at least the ones that we were shown were) but clean, humble and comfy with a clean bathroom (no baths, showers only) Only half of the 30 rooms have air con which is chargeable at a weekly cost of £35 whereas in the other rooms without air con you are offered an electric fan charged roughly at £1 a day. The rooms do not have safes for your valuables, these are situated downstairs by reception and are chargeable at £1 a day (worth it if you want to make sure your things stay safe).
The rooms are pretty basic, bed sheets and pillow cases were changed every 3 days by 2 friendly female domestic staff. Rooms are cleaned and the towels are changed every day. No complaint there!!
The pool area is very clean too, in fact the first week we must have had it all to ourselves whereas the second week it was busy.
There is a mosque a few buildings away, and being in a Muslim country, you would hear the Adhaan or call to prayer. This is 5 times a day. The first Adhaan is just before sunrise and the last, an hour or so after the sunset. If you are a light sleeper, this will wake you up. However, it was never an issue for me.
Breakfast is continental, there's bread, use of a toaster, selection of jams and spreads, olives, cucumber sticks, sliced tomatoes, boiled eggs and on the odd occasion there was salami and a different type of fruit each day. Shame there wasn't a selection of fruits available daily as they was a vast array of fresh lovely, colourful fruits that Turkey had in abundance. Drinks consisted of instant coffee, tea from machine, and apple/orange tea. Lunch and dinner is available on request. I skimmed the menu and note that it was similar to a working man’s café, for example, eggs & chips, sausage & chips, meatballs & chips, toasted cheese or tuna sandwiches, beans on toast and we decided to give having lunch and dinners a miss. Being in Turkey, one would rather have what the locals would eat.
The best place about this B&B/Hotel is the location. You can walk the short 10-15 minutes to the main shopping attraction, restaurants and the harbour. The bus station too, is conveniently located and is a cheap short ride to the beach. And the Wednesday and Friday markets are just a few minutes walk (short-cut is walk along the road opposite the mosque).
To some it all up…I would go back to The Fortin Villa Hotel, and I am already looking to book again at some stage for 2014.
Air con rooms will be much more comfortable at night (we stayed here when the temps were 37c-40c) ot...
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