We have just stayed one week in this hotel, 3rd to 10th October and it was just what we were looking for. The hotel is pretty quiet and this time of year so it seems there wasn't as much going on as during the summer months but it did mean getting a sun lounger was no problem. No one saved beds and didn't really come by the pool till between 9 and 10 o'clock. It also meant that the dining room was very quiet too and there was no problem getting food. The down side to the time we went was that there was no Turkish night and half way through the week they stopped putting tables round the pool for the evening meal and entertainment was moved inside. I think it is because they think it is cold. I can assure you it's not. The temperature was at least 30 in the day and we did not need cardigans or jumpers in the night.
Now for more info on the hotel. The location is pretty good. It takes maybe 10 mins on a dolmas to get into town which costs about £1 each way per person. The dolmas stop is a 5 min walk if that, just round the corner. Do not be worried by what people have said about the road. It wasn't a busy road while we were there and there is a walkway section so you aren't actually walking on the road, and you are literally on it for seconds.
Round the corner from the hotel is a mini market if you need to buy anything and that is where the dolmas stop is. Just a few paces further on from there is the beach. We weren't too bothered about the beach as it was only small and nothing too fancy so we just stayed round the pool.
The hotel itself is very clean. They are constantly mopping and cleaning round the pool, and clearing up in the dining room. The rooms are also very clean. The maids work hard and do a very good job. They one time forgot to give us towels so I went to reception and they brought us some in minutes so it was no problem.
All the staff are super friendly!! Some of the bar staffs English isn't great but you get by. The entertainers English is very good and everyone is so helpful. The staff really make the holiday.
As for the food, it is very nice. There is always someone doing pancakes and omelettes down by the pool in a morning. At dinner there is always a big selection of salad and then cold and hot foods. The same is at tea time but there is also always something from the BBQ and the lady baking fresh bread by the pool. The dining room is also nicely situated because it is by the pool. I think if you ask then the boys clearing plates away will get your drinks, but there is a bar by the pool which we just went to ourselves. As for the drinks, the beer was good, as we're the vodka and rum. We weren't keen on the wine. You also get a big bottle if water in your room ever day. I think due to the time of year there wasn't as much food available during the standard meal times. You could get burger and chips between 12 and 4 but that was it, there were no ice creams or other snacks which there may be during the summer months.
Overall it was a very nice holiday and I would recommend it. It's good value and we had a very relaxing holiday.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Luana Hotels Santa Maria reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Vera Hotel Kusadasi
- Prince Ada