We booked a package deal which took us to Bodrum Airport, without a transfer! The best airport would have been Izmir, but we 'cadged' a lift at 2am from a coach driver, paid him and he took us straight to the Albora Hotel. The hotel - first impression is of an Art Deco facade but looked very modern. We had a warm welcome and help with our luggage into our room. The room was small but pleasant, with a small balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Outside the rooms there were large foyers, with sofas, coffee tables, and enormous windows. The room had TV, (not any English channels), hairdryer, twin beds. In the morning breakfast consisted of several options, it was buffet style. The dining room overlooked the swimming pool and was quiet and cool. The dining room staff are absolutely super, nothing too much trouble. They were very courteous and with a marvellous sense of humour. We grew to like them very much. The owners introduced themselves, and again went out of their way to make us feel at home. The hotel has a lovely roof area, with a bar. Use of the pool was allowed in the evenings and this proved to be very popular. It takes about 20 minutes to walk into Kusadasi, but it is downhill and along the coast. It is no problem getting a dolmus (bus) if you don't want to walk. Overall it was a good experience. If there were any complaints, it would be that there is an extra charge to use the Pool Table, and darts, etc. My partner wasn't too keen on the food, but it is mainly traditional Turkish fare, with lots of aubergines, and humus type recipes, but I didn't mind it myself. We did miss the evening meal a couple of times and ate in town. The shower is the usual type that one often finds in Turkey, and Greece. Even though it had doors, the water still floods the floor, and presents a nuisance for the next person using the bathroom. We are returning to Kusadasi in September as we have bought a property there, but we will visit the Albora Hotel to say hello.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you step indoors the first time, you will be greeted with welcome drinks! Our 3-star hotel has 5 floors, 50 rooms and has an authentic, Turkish, a la carte restaurant with delicious meals. Our downstairs hangout area has a swimming pool, garden and a bar (with snacks and drinks) and is perfect for chilling out or making a night of it. ... more less
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