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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Montana Pine Hotel Fethiye
- Montana Pine Hisaronu