This place is an absolute sh**hole. Turkey has really impressed me with it's accommodation, except for here.
The service in particular was terrible - it's peak season and the not one of the many people running it spoke one word of English. Most hotels / hostels can say a few words, at least. I was trying to communicate for a full 3 minutes that I wanted to find a bathroom and the guy just kept shrugging, until another guest showed me and rolled her eyes, saying 'they're hopeless here'.
I managed to get through to him that I'd like a map, and he just laughed and was like 'ah, no, no map'. Since I can't ask him for advice, and they're isn't any map, how am I supposed to do anything?!
I ended up asking the friendly people at the corner store how to get to the beach.
I didn't think the location was anything special - you have to catch a bus to get there from the station, and a second bus to get to the beach.
To make matters worse, they tried to make me sleep on the open rooftop. The rooftop has a few ratty couches, and apparently this is where they put single travellers who reserve a dorm. I wonder if the hotel even has a dorm room.
It was such a scam, I had made a booking online weeks prior to my stay, I can't sleep in open air spaces because I get a crazy allergic reaction to mosquito bites, and it was 40 degrees. The guy shoved me on the phone with someone who could speak English, and was like 'no more dorm sorry but sleep on the roof, very comfortable make good price'. It took some arguing but I insisted and they finally gave in and put me in a double room with a random guy - who was friendly enough, but there is a reason why dorms generally start at 4 people to a room.
The room was hot (not as bad as the roof) and there was at least a weak fan. The bathroom stunk of mold and left the whole room foul after a short, lukewarm shower.
Hospitality in Turkey is so wonderful, don't waste your time or money at this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Ideal Pension Fethiye. Ideal Pension is Fethiye's most popular destination for backpackers and independent travelers. Ideal is a family-run business. We welcome everyone all year long. Quiet, clean, modern and featuring a stunning views, Ideal Pension is the perfect place to hang your hat while visiting Fethiye, located on Turkey's lush Mediterranean coast. With a friendly atmosphere, clean rooms, comfortable beds, tasty food and help with planning activities while you are here, you get great value accommodation at a price you can afford! ..!SPECIAL DEALS WITH US! Bed,Breakfast and Dinner entitles you you: STAY 3 NIGHTS=FREE DAILY BOAT TOUR,STAY 5 NIGHTS=FREE DAILY BOAT TOUR + FREE TURKISH BATH,STAY 7 NIGHTS=FREE DAILY BOAT TOUR + FREE TURKISH BATH +FREE LAUNDRY SERVICE ... more less
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