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Cenk Bey Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calis Beach Area, Fethiye 48300, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #48 of 101 Hotels in Fethiye
sunderland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“great value for money base camp .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

we always stay here when we go to calis beach ,for the money you pay i cant see what you can complain about .the owner cenk and his wife are really friendly people who will do what ever they can to make your stay a pleasent stay.volcan the head barman is why so many people go back to this hotel in my opinion along with hitache the head waiter ,these 2 lads really make you feel welcome from day 1 ,i consider these 2 as really good friends now . the food is always hot and tastes very nice ,but if you dont like the main meal there is always all the salad to pick from and cold starters .we never went hungry .last year they had sky sports football in the bar but sadly not on this year ,i really think they should get the sky football back so you can have a few beers and watch the game with the bar staff and have a laugh like we used to do.there was always a good atmosphere in the hotel when the games were on .theres always a lot of repeat guests at this hotel ,and always some n ew faces . met some really nice people here again this year and faces from the past who remembered us .all in all for what this hotel costs for half board its really cheap and a very good base camp for all things nearby .its also only 200 yards from the beach.love this little hotel and we will keep going back twice a year or more because of how they look after us every time we stay .i do think they should try more things to get some entertainment in the hotel or some music odd times .

Room Tip: pool side rooms are the best .they are not very big rooms but you only get ready in them and sleep i...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sunderland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

stayed at this hotel yet again because of the way this family run the hotel .they now start the hotel from april 1st instead of may 1st .this family cant do enough for you .they are also doing up more rooms .bar staff are great .chef and food is great .you cant ask for more really .very cheap hotel .more english people there this april .we will keep going back here because of the location and the price .we love it

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012 via mobile

We had a fab time in sept 2011
Staff were great.
Food was local and authentic.
We enjoyed it!!!!!
If you want burger and chips it's not going to be for you.
Clean and cheap.
Location GREAT.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We stayed here in September 2011.
Our room wasn't ready when we arrived but staff made us comfy by the pool and gave us a free drink whilst we waited. When we did see our room it wasn't quite what we expected! After reading previous reviews on here prior to booking, I paid a suppliment to have a quieter poolside room, away from the noise of the dual carriageway. When I queried why we had been given a room overlooking the busy road despite paying extra for a poolside one I was old there were no poolside rooms left? The noise from the road was terrible, waking us each morning from around 5am!! We stayed for 11 nights and didn't have one good nights sleep for the whole holiday, this was a pity as apart from that the hotel was very good value for money. Calis as a whole was lovely, the food fantastic, the excursions brilliant and the people friendly, we will be going back again next year but will give the Cenk Bey a miss.

Room Tip: I would ring the hotel direct and ensure you can book a poolside room before paying any money,.Than...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southport, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We arrived at the Cenk Bey Hotel to find that the hotel looks onto a dual carriageway! We were put into a family room as there was myself, husband and 13 yr old daughter. The noise from the traffic was incredible, for that we didn't get any sleep. The next morning we asked to move rooms, they put us in separate rooms over looking the pool. We asked for another family room as we were the only guests in the hotel I couldn't see a problem, but was refused, so I slept with my daughter as she felt uncomfortable being on her own and my husband slept on his own.The hotel was dirty and the shower was a joke! The smell was awful and even at the back of the hotel the noise from the tennis courts first thing in the morning and dogs barking all night was rediculous! We felt we were left stranded as our rep was no were to be found not even answering her phone, that was Media Travel we booked with and they were hopeless. We paid halfboard and you got what you were given if you didn't like it, it was tough! I hated every minute of being there because we were not welcomed as they where closing. The whole resort was shutting down. I blame the holiday company for not telling us this information. We had to sort out the transfer from the hotel to the airport as there wasn't any times of pick up sent.It was our first time booking on the internet. Never again. We wouldn't go back if you'd paid us!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Well what can I say? This was our first holiday in 2 years and we were REALLY looking forward to it. We arrived at Cenk Bey in the afternoon and were greeted by a friendly member of staff who checked us in quickly and carried our bags up to the top floor (No lift). Our room was very small and had only enough space for a bed and a wardrobe. Luckily we didn't go on holiday to stay in the 7 x 7 room. Decided to have a shower...No hot water and only a drip from the shower head. Plenty of cold water which soon had the bathroom flooded as the plughole in the floor simply didn't appear to be able to deal with any sort of water near it.
The rooms can only be described as basic and nothing more - as is the whole hotel - a one star at very best in dire need of a really good tidy up and refurb.
Food... Typical Turkish mese type starters which were very tasty with a choice of around 10 different things. NO choice of main course. There was one dish and if you didn't like it, you didn't eat there. The staff have been trained to within an inch of their lives to dish out a bare minimum portion of food - For example soup. 1 ladle full would be appropriate - not here, a quarter of a ladle in the bowl at best, just covering the bottom of the dish. That said, all the staff including the owners ate the same food - however they were all able to help themselves and managed an adult portion. Don't get me wrong, we are not at all faddy eaters and avoid any sort of English food wherever we holiday, but we do expect a reasonable portion and a bit of variety which simply doesn't happen at this hotel.
Drinks were no different and my husband and I were horrified when we asked for a glass of red wine each, to see it being measured into a SHOT glass before being transferred into a huge wine glass! All at top price. I honestly thought they were only going to ask us to taste it before pouring a full glass, but no, that was it. All spirits were poured out of sight under the counter. I once asked for a vodka and a seperate mixer. The vodka never appeared and the mixer was taken away to apparently have it added, which I seriously doubt it was. We do not make a habit of moaning about our holidays, but after having read the glowing reviews of this hotel, we honestly wondered if we were staying at the same place. All the Brits we met during our two week stay said exactly the same thing. How a place with such brilliant write ups just wasn't! - Yes the staff were friendly enough, but only if you were giving them something. Cenk never spoke once, not even hello although Andrea did say hello most days. It appears that this hotel caters for our German chums in the main. There were a large group of them staying at the same time as ourselves and nothing was too much trouble for the staff where they were concerned. Breakfast was from 8am - 10am.and typically Turkish with olives, honey, cheese and boiled eggs. Turn up by 8.30 at the latest or there is very little left and it is not replenished. We turned up at 9am one morning. There was no cheese, no eggs, no melon and when I asked for some, the staff simply shrugged his shoulders and said 'no more'. One man asked for a 3 egg omelette and was denied and was told no one could have more than 2. From a business point of view this hotel should be making a bomb as there are certainly absolutely no frills for customers. As mentioned earlier, I honestly now cannot understand why/how people are raving about this hotel. If you want the most basic of basics and don't mind 1 star, then it's ideal. If you want any more than that, then you would be better off elsewhere. Fortunately being stalwart Brits, we made the best of it all and had a pleasant break in the sun.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

First time at Cenkbey but im sure we would go again. The rooms were very clean but basic and functional. Theres no lift and the third floor tells on your legs after a week...also we missed a tv in our room...although we are on holiday we like to have a tv to watch while getting ready to go out or pre dinner...The food was really really good. Breakfast was varied although still basic turkish with eggs and tomatoe and cheese...you could also choose yoghurt with jams, cornflakes and a toast making facility but best of all a cook waiting to fry, scramble or make you an omelette with eggs for breakfast. Evening meals were varied every day, not always to our taste but thats our fault not theirs. With a really tasty home made soup and bread, choice of 20 mazies and a hot meat/fish meal followed by a sweet, im sure everyone could eat their fill and be happy. The family sit and dine at the same time, Cenk & Andrea and their children and speak and mingle with guests all the time making everyone welcome. The staff were always polite, never rude and were always helpful and eager to please. It has a great location and is only a short walk from the beach, although the beach is shingle the cenkbey has its own super pool with a large outdoor chess set to play.! All in all we all enjoyed our stay at the Cenkbey and thought it was a friendly and very clean hotel to enjoy your holidays in..Top marks all round....( except for no tv in room..)... Also it is on a main road and if your room is on the front then you can expect some traffic noise...although we only heard it on the first night... Go for it ...you wont be disappointed..

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calis Beach Area, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Fethiye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 101 Hotels in Fethiye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cenk Bey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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