Stayed at the Carmina in Aug 2010 and although i have been to Turkey a few times previously,would not recommend staying there,even as a buget holiday.
We were booked into a Bed and Breakfast room,which we assumed would have a fridge included,being that it was between 42-50 degrees but no such luck! Our room was at the back of the block,which had a great view of a wall and the only plus point was the fact that the sun did not get round there,which being Aug,made the room a little cooler.Breakfast consisted of bread,jam,cold boiled eggs,ham,cheese and tea or coffee.There was also some type of very watered down fruit juice.The waiters were quite lazy and took far too long clearing previous guests tables and keeping food topped up,we had to ask numerous times for bread etc.
The pool area was hardly ever cleaned,there was a few broken sun-loungers and empty cans laying around.At one point,a child done a poo and they did not even clean the pool,until it happened a second time! Then when everyone started going elsewhere and not spending any money,they drained it!! The waiters did come round offering drinks and food but it was quite expensive and we noticed the prices did tend to go up as the holiday went on......We were there a month,a very long one!
There was no evening entertainment as such,but they did organise a Turkish night every week,which was a typical BBQ and Turkish dancing,which was o.k.One word of warning,the week after we attended,we were speaking to two women,one who had chidren and she had been told that they could pay half price,as they did not eat much etc.They were then charged 10 lira extra per adult! On asking for a refund,they were told "Enjoy your money,typical english" A couple of the waiters were friendly but most were lazy and did not care about anything,unless you stayed at the hotel every night,up the boring bar and spent money on over-priced,watered down drinks! You were then treated different and nothing was too much effort for the chosen few!
Just outside the Hotel,there is a small restaurant,which did do very nice food,at reasonable prices.The waitress there,obviously has an agreement with "Billy's Beach" as she recommended it as the best beach to visit.We found this was not the case and
Green Park is so much nicer,a laid back vibe,friendly staff and much cheaper food.It was a shame we did not find this beach earlier on the holiday.
All in all,i would say that the Carmina needs some up-dating and next season,the bar staff need to be chosen with much more care.Mehmet and Can (john) were the only two that made the effort with everyone,and have kept in contact since.It could be a decent place to stay with a little more attention to detail. We walked around the resort a few times and viewed other places to stay,that had exactly the same star rating and every single one was so much nicer than the Carmina!!!
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