We stayed at the hotel between the 23rd - 30th October.We had read the reviews before we went and were expecting the worst.We knew that Turkeys 5* rating wouldnt be the same as Englands so what greeted us was actually better than we expected.It was meant to be a weeks chillin out time in better weather than England and it was.Yes the journey from Bodrum airport is quite long but you get to see the sights as you travel.The hotel was visually very welcoming as we arrived in the evening and could see it lit up in the distance as we arrived.The lobby was impressive and the staff very friendly.Our room was a family/garden room.It was basic but everything worked and was cleaned everyday by the maids.We had a pretty view of the pool and gardens.The staff were out every morning cleaning the sunloungers and pool side before anyone had got out there.
The a la carte restaurants were closed but I knew this was the case before we booked as I had read the reviews. It didnt make any difference to us as the food was non stop.The breakfasts were plentyfull ,a choice of the main restaurant or snackbar at lunch time, afternoon tea at the poolside bar ,lots of choice in the main restaurant in the evening and soup at midnight.Needless to say my partner and I have put weight on during our stay.We did have a Turkish bath and massage in the hotel spa, which was absolute bliss.The trip to Ephesus was brilliant and we bused it into Kusadasi a couple of times .We did book a trip to the Adaland water park via Alex (the rep) except he's not the rep at all.He's just a bloke who comes to the hotel selling trips and profiting from it!!We paid for Adaland but got taken to Aqua Fantasy as Adaland was closed but Alex hadnt told us that.I obviously challenged him , 2 hours later I left with half my money back ,I decided that was the best I was going to do.He also tells everyone that they dont have to ring to confirm their transport back to the airport he will do it .Well he didnt and I had to ring myself so dont fall for it.The only other annoying thing apart from Alex was the mosquito bites.They are plentyfull at this time of year as it is quite damp but warm at the same time.
Overall we had a good time as we didnt go with any preconceived ideas.We rested ,chilled ,ate and shopped which was great .Probably would go back but why would we when theres a great big world out there just waiting to be visited.
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