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“We had a great WEEK long stay there” 4 of 5 stars
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Montana Pine Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Ovacik Mah. Gokceovacik Koyu, Fethiye 49304, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #2 of 101 Hotels in Fethiye
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“We had a great WEEK long stay there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

Have just returned from a week at Montana Pine between the 17th and 25th of July. We booked with Thomson and spent almost £900 on the week. I went with my wife and we are both in our late twenties.

We were looking for a relaxing break away and really just to pass time by the swimming pool and spend two or three days out of the hotel.

We were half board in the hotel and spent an additional £150 on food/wine/drinks outside of the included meals. This did include a full body massage for my wife which was 25 Euros and comes well recommended!

As per the previous reviewer I’ll start with the plus points which are unsurprisingly very similar.

Food – Plenty of choice for both breakfast and for dinner. Breakfast they would cook fresh omelettes and eggs for you and there was choice of fruits and cereals as well. Dinner was normally a mixture of fish, chicken and beef all of which is cooked fresh on the hot plates and with a wide range of salad as well. Have to say that towards the end of the week the food started to feel a little bit samey and if I had been there two weeks I would probably have been tired of it towards the end of the stay. Lunch was extra as we were half board. Consisted pretty much of cold and hot sandwiches, pizza etc. Was about 30 Turkish Lira for both of us including a drink. Exchange rate I got was 2.37 YTL to the pound.

Dinner was served by the swimming pool twice a week. I would recommend that it’s worth heading along a little bit later at around 21.00 – 21.30 when the sun goes down and it gets darker as between 20.00 and 21.00 just before the sun sets there are dozens of wasps flying around. The first day we ate around the pool I literally had 10-15 wasps flying around my plate and ended up abandoning it and going to eat on completely the other side of the pool. I think it was the browny fish in the salad that particularly seemed to attract them so would be careful if you decide to eat that! The wasps weren’t so bad when eating outside in the restaurant and would generally only get 1 or 2 flying around.

The staff – All of them were without fault very helpful/friendly and nothing was too much effort. For example if you asked them where the butter was they wouldn’t just point at it they would walk around to show you where it was and serve it to you on your plate. Even the people cleaning the paths/watering the flowers would greet you when you walked past.

The general appearance and cleanliness of the hotel – The gardens/pools/communal areas were all well maintained and the hotel was completely spotless.

Not so good points

The location of the hotel is remote if you are looking to head out and do things on your own during the day. Also the way down to the main road doesn’t actually have a path. The way that the Turkish taxi drivers used to tear up and down that road didn’t fill me with confidence that it was particularly safe walking down there either.

The room – Although our room was big and well cleaned every day it certainly wasn’t particularly modern in any way and the room felt very basic with little tears in the sofa, chips in the sink and bathroom floor. I wasn’t expecting the room to be amazing but did expect something a little better for a supposed 4*+ star hotel.

Have to say unlike the previous reviewer we didn’t really notice lots of unruly children although there certainly were children there since it’s difficult to avoid them in a holiday resort! Also didn’t find it difficult to find a sun lounger on any of the days. We were near the smaller dolphin pool which always seemed a little less busy.

We also did the chill out boat tour through Thomson as well as the Dalman checkout. The chill out boat tour was okay especially since there was only about 15 people on a big boat. We only did this because the hotel boat trip was full and was not a bad day. The Dalman checkout was awful and wouldn’t recommend it. Our tour guide was Rosie who was brilliant so nothing to do with her. It was another day on a boat but this time a very packed boat. Lunch was served in a pretty awful large outdoor canteen style restaurant. The mud baths were cool but not amazing. The hotel we were put in nearer to the airport to shower and change and spend the last few hours before going to the aiport was also pretty bad. The shower barely worked but the food was passable.

Didn’t have any problem with the cashless system which was spot on when we paid although would recommend keeping your receipts for piece of mind.

To summarise I would recommend staying here for a week long relaxing break where you are looking to spend the majority of your time in the hotel by the pool. I wouldn’t recommend it for more than a week as I think the food would start to get boring. There also didn’t seem to be that many things to do in the area and the hotel was too far away from anything if you were looking to walk around and explore on your own. Also wouldn’t recommend it if you are expecting the Montana Pine to be of a similar high luxury standard across the board to some of the best 4*/5* hotels you might have stayed in elsewhere as it won’t come in that class.

  • Liked — Food and staff
  • Disliked — Lack of easily accesible things to do outside of the hotel
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

We went to this hotel for a special family holiday for my mum's 60th. after much deliberating we settled on turkey as a plac eto visit. once this was decided we were overwhelmed with choices of places to stay both location and hotel. We umed and ahed for ages before narrowing it down to Olu deniz or somewhere near there. Then came the choice of hotel and we couldn't have picked better.

The hotel was very clean and the gardens beautifully kept. the rooms were spacious enough with balconies big enough for at least 2. The staff were courteous and sociable without being in your face when you were down by the pool.

There was plenty to do if you stayed by the pool for the day, the resort had tennis courts, a gym, three pools and a mini golf course, plus on the hour entertainment by the slightly mad, but very funny compere. There was also a variety of entertainment in the evening.

When we were there they opened an a la carte restaurant by the pool for an extra 8 lira per person which was well worth it, but just a tip if you do this, wait til after dark to avoid the wasps.

The food was brilliant and there was something there for evey palate, from those who want chips and traditional english food to fresh fish, and some turkish dishes too. There was loads of choice and fresh food was being cooked continuously.

The only downside which is a very minor point considering it's a holiday and you are treating yourself, was that the drinks were priced for a captive audience and so a fair bit more expensive than outside shops etc., but considering the location, the views and so on this is a small price to pay.

  • Liked — It was absolutely beautiful in location and the fact it was in the hills meant temperatures were a bit lower
  • Disliked — no comment
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2008

We stayed at this hotel from the 7th to the 21st July. We booked it because of the good reviews but wished that we had not. At the risk of upsetting other travellers who found the hotel good I would like to make the following observations.We travel 3/4 times a year always in 4/5* hotels. This cannot be classed as a 4* +, maybe 3* but no more.
The good points:
Stunning scenery
Staff very polite and courteous
Food quite good freshly cooked and lots of fruit and fantastic deserts.
Very clean
Peaceful in the evening

Bad points:
Very remote ,a taxi was required to go anywhere. There is a shuttle bus but only in the day to the beach .
Rooms very shabby and dated with very ineffective air conditioning.
Swarming with wasps which as dinner was served outside on two evenings a week caused a major problem. The food was covered with the flies and the wasps.
The entertainment was poor and the drinks very expensive but without paying for taxis to the resort (£5 each way )you were a captive audience.
Lots of very unruly children although not many were British.
It was sometime dfifficult to get a sunbed and an umbrella which was a must as it was so hot.

We paid our bill every two days because we were concerned that we would run out of money. We spent on average about £45 per day on snacks and drinks with the only alcoholic drink being shandy!
May be if the hotel had not been so remote our first visit to Turkey would have been better . You need to be very mobile to walk the mile or so to the bus stop on the unlight mountain road. As it is we shall not be returning to either Turkey or the Montana Pine. We found the whole holiday very expensive and was probably the worst holiday and hotel that we have had.

  • Liked — scenery
  • Disliked — shabby rooms remote location
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

We stayed at the Montana Pine for a week this July, and I can honestly say that it was one of the best resort hotels I have ever stayed in. The layout was serene, the service was second to none, and the facilities A1!. The food was exceptional, and the atmosphere in the restaurant area was never rushed, and it negated the need to go into town to eat.

I was sceptical about the "cashless" system they use after reading reviews, but they appear to have resolved any issues, and all 3 of our room bills were spot on.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone that wants a peaceful week away, and does not wish to stay in the loud and sometimes "chavvy" local towns. There was no sign of an England shirt, and the whole place had an air of class about it.

Faultless!!

  • Liked — Setting
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hull uk
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

We looked at all the other reviews on Tripadvisor and holiday web sites before booking the Montana Pine Resort and couldn't believe it to be so good. Well, it lived up to all expectations and more.
The setting for the hotel is stunning with great views towards the sea. The gardens are beautiful and there is obviously a lot of time and effort made on them to keep them looking good.
The staff are second to none and nothing is too much trouble.

The food is very good with a good selection of international dishes. Themed dinner was served twice around the large pool and the staff went to great trouble to arrange this. How they did it beats me. On the Turkish night they even had local women making fresh turkish bread.
The room although basic was very clean and the bathroom was alway immaculate. The maids work very hard.
Normally after a week I am ready to come home but not this time !
We will definately be returning

Angie and Steve, Willerby, East Yorkshire

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Maidstone
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

Absolutely brilliant! My fiance and I have just spent 10 days at this hotel and loved it!

As a travel agent I have stayed in many hotels and tend not to go back to the same ones as you can never recreate the last time you went. However, this hotel has changed my mind completely and we are already booking for next year.

The staff were brilliant, from reception to entertainment crew to waiters. The staff were so friendly and helpful, they were like friends by the end of the 10 days and we have swapped contact details with two of the staff and have kept in contact.

The ground maintenance around the hotel was really efficient, even to the extent that there was someone always cleaning up the pine needles that had fallen to the ground!

Location ideal. You've got the choice of three different towns to go to (more if you're prepared to explore a bit further out), all different and good in their own way. Nearest town, Hisaronu, only 20 minute walk / less than 5 minute taxi ride.

If we had to make one criticism it would be that the rooms were quite dark inside, making there a need to have all the lights on all the time!! But nevertheless they were spotless. The hotel is suppose to be refurbishing the rooms over winter so we look forward to seeing what they've done when we go next year. As a complaint its not much of one which really does show how good the hotel is!

The daytime entertainment was great, they did water areobics, darts, shooting etc. It was really relaxed, we weren't forced into it and it was all such a great laugh, much more fun based than serious.

Thank you Montana Pine, see you next year!

  • Liked — Staff, food, location, most of it!
  • Disliked — Room quite dark
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Warwickshire
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Montana Pine, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. It's impossible to cover everything in an on-line review, so I want to highlight the hotel's 3 most impressive features. Firstly, the peace and tranquility. The hotel is surprisingly close to Hisaronu (which is cheap and tacky but great fun for a young person's night out) but because it's situated in an elevated position, you could be 100 miles away. The hotel is surrounded by pine forest, and we had a sea view from our balcony. Wherever one is in the hotel grounds, the only sounds are the omnipresent crickets and the jay birds- lovely. For ultimate peace head to the Sunset Bar -tip- go before the bar officially opens at 1930, and take in the breathtaking sea and mountain views privy only to the occassional paraglider soaring above.

Secondly, I've got to mention the food. I have to admit that for the price, and the size of the hotel, I didn't have high expectations. However, the buffet spread for both breakfast and dinner is exceptional by any standards. Twice a week there are gala dinners around the Marmara Pool, which are a veritable holiday experience in themselves. At dinner, starters consist of fresh soup or a dizzying array of traditional turkish salads. Mains are divded into three: a turkish speciality cooked 'live', as it were, with a host of vegetable side dishes, freshly cooked pasta dishes, and even a surreptitious helping of English cuisine at the back for those who aren't feeling adventurous! As for the desserts, well...see for yourself. Whilst mentioning the food one also has to mention the staff. Never before have we encountered such a friendly and dedicated staff team who go out of their way to make your aquaintance. They all carry out their work with gusto and fun, which makes it all seem effortless.

Finally, the cleanliness has got to be mentioned. In the entire 2 weeks, I never encountered one uncleaned toilet or one unwatered flower (the flowers are incredible all over the hotel grounds, which makes one feel immersed in nature). Our room was kept immaculately clean day in, day out, with our towels folded into swans, butterflies etc. daily.

Weather wise, we experienced a heat wave, with temperatures crawling up to and above 40C, and this only gets hotter through July and August. Unfortunately, this making walking to Olu Deniz and Hisaronu all but impossible for non-athletes in the day, but apparently this is far more possible in May and September, when temperatures are cooler.

We were so contended within the hotel grounds that we only ventured out twice, once to the abandoned village of Kaya and secondly on the hotel's boat trip. Kaya is a village that was abandoned in 1923 under the Greco-Turkish population exchange and is today semi-ruined. It's a 15 minute taxi ride from the hotel, and well worth the journey. There are plenty of authentic turkish cafes and also small littel stalls.

The boat trip is an absolute must, which is reflected by the fact that it was fully booked for every day of our stay, and we were lucky to get on. For £28 a head you are taken into the Gulf of Fethiye and can swim in the azure waters, are provided with a freshly made lunch, afternoon tea, and, on the way back to port, a glass of champagne- perfect.

Like almost everyone that we spoke to at the hotel (whether postivie or negative the majority of the customers are British) we will be returning to Montana Pine Resort. If you're looking for cutting-edge pretence, then don't go, but, if like us, you are looking for a relaxing get-away where you can forget the world, then Montana Pine's for you.

  • Liked — Clealiness and peaceful setting
  • Disliked — Having to leave!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Ovacik Mah. Gokceovacik Koyu, Fethiye 49304, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Fethiye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Fethiye
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Fethiye
#1 Luxury Hotel in Fethiye
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fethiye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Montana Pine Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly set on the hillside of Mount Babadag, The Montana Pine Resort is a family owned and professionally run four star hotel, based on half board accommodation. The overall image of the Montana is one of elegance and high standards for those travelers who seek an individual, peaceful holiday in a tranquil and stunningly beautiful setting. Location, service quality, pleasant and friendly staff, cleanliness, food, pools, architecture and other facilities are the main reasons why our returning guests prefer our hotel. We, at Montana Pine Resort, believe that “a loyal guest is what makes a hotel perfect”. ... more   less 
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