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“Good base in a nice resort” 3 of 5 stars
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Summer Garden Apart Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pomelan Caddesi No 15, Bitez 48400, Turkey (Formerly Makumba Summer Garden)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 41 Hotels in Bitez
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“Good base in a nice resort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

The Summer Garden is a pleasant and clean hotel in great proximity to the attractions of Bitez, a small but busy resort close to Bodrum. Main Plus points nice pool area, friendly staff and a good cleaning record. Main negatives, some rooms are simply not fit for holiday purpose, being semi-basement apts. I felt we were allowed a begrudged room change from one of these below ground rooms. The rooms we saw were fairly decorated, but general repairs etc were shoddy (eg most appeared to be unenthusiastic use of a hard as nails gun). The water was never really hot and the shower area could have been improved with just a little more effort. Pool area was quite crowded so beware. The beach is only a short hop through a path and this is where the resort shines. The beach front cafe bars encourage you to use their loafing chairs for free and are happy to wait on your food and drink needs all day. These were good value and we moved to different beach bars each day (for fun and a change!). Change you ££ notes on the front for best rates (better than UK). Eating out was fine on the front with good choices. We tended to use the more authentic restaurants behind the beach later on in the hol (eg the Pedesa) for better value and a little better care and attention.
A visit to Bodrum is a must, short dolmus trip. The castle is a good attraction and there a plenty of shops etc in an easy atmosphere and environment.
Overall a lovely break and would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

I have just returned from a two week stay with my mum my friend and family friends. We had a one bedroomed appartment which was quite small. The rooms were cleaned daily, but we were frequently left with no towels. We had a problem with our air conditioning which we had to pay extra for and when i complained to reception nothing was done about it. The main pool area was nice and there was always a good atmosphere there.The staff were very friendly and worked hard. summer gardens is only a 2 minute walk from the beach front where you will find all your bars and restuarants. Bitez is a lovly place to stay and this was my second year there and will hopefully returning again next sumer. The nightlife is not so good in bitez but gumbet is only a ten minute taxi drive away. Overall i had a lovly stay in summer gardens and would definitly stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010 via mobile

Just come back after a week at the Makumba, great staff, very friendly, the room (studio) was very clean, the cleaning lady was superb and made a swan from my partners towel, a lovely touch, the Makumba is only 3 mins from the beach where if you buy a drink at the Chinese resturant you can use the sun loungers virtually all day.
All in all I would give the Makumba and Bitez itself ten out of ten.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lanarkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

We have just returned from a two week stay at summer gardens ,bitez which was fantastic.We are a family of six with two younger boys and two teenage boys and the hotel catered for both.The pools were great as they had akids slide and pool and a larger pool for swimming.Ther was entertainment on almost every night,ie,snake show,magic show,fire show and a friday was bbq with belly dancing,turkish dancing and staff show and cost just 25 lire pp.The hotel was very freindly and had a lovely atmosphere.Bitez is a lovely family resort with a gorgeous beach,lovely restraunts and freindly people and already we are booking for next year.All in all we had a wonderfull holiday!!!

Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Chorley-Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Me and my boyfriend recently stayed at summer garden apartments in Bitez, it was a great holiday and we are planning to return again next year. Our room was cleaned daily and the staff were really friendly and even invited my boyfriend to play football with them after they had finished work. The hotel hosts a Turkish night every Friday with an unlimited BBQ and entertainment including a belly dancer which costs 25TL which is a good night. Summer gardens also provide entertainment most nights which include a fire show, snake show and a staff show. Even though the resort is quiet I would recommend anyone to go as it is easy to get to the busier resorts of Gumbet and Bodrum by regular buses. The place looked really beautiful when we went as all the flowers were out and everywhere was cleaned regularly. The hotel is in an ideal location as it is only a short walk to the beach and the restaurants, the sea is extremely clean and the sunbeds are free when you purchase a drink from one of the restaurants.

There are plenty of day trips to keep you occupied. The trips I would recommend is the chill out cruise which is only for adults but it’s a really nice day and the price of the trip includes lunch and free drinks, which my boyfriend made sure he got his money worth. The best part about the holiday was the trip to Ephesus, one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, it is around 3 hours away but is definitely worth it.

If you are planning on eating out I would recommend the restaurant at the hotel, Blue Moon or Blanca, the staff in all places were very friendly. At Blanca and Blue Moon we were offered free cocktails every time we ate there and there are lots of good deals to be had, you can get a good three course meal for less than 30 TL per person.

Overall, I would recommend Summer Gardens to anyone, especially families, the hotel is immaculately kept and staff are extremely friendly and will go out of their way to help you. The resort itself is quiet compared to its loud neighbours but has plenty of excellent restaurants and entertainment.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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watford, hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

My woman friend and I stayed for two weeks. A couple of things needed doing in the room such as a sticky door and replacement light bulb and both were accomplished within hours. The room was cleaned and tidied daily and the public areas meticulous at all times. We had a wonderful holiday especially as it is only 2-3 minutes walk to the sea front. Recommend the meze on the Turkish Night.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

I have just come back from a weeks holiday staying at the Summer Gardens and I am booking again for next year. The hotel is lovely and clean with great facilities and staff. The rooms were a little small but more than adequate for holiday needs. The pool is very clean and my daughter aged 3 loved the slide and was very safe in the little pool.The staff were lovely and couldnt do enough for you. There was entertainment on almost every night and the food in the pool bar and restaurant was lovely. Bitez is great place quite but very nice, lots of restaurants and bars and the Summer Gardens is just behind the main promenade. I cant recommend it enough.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pomelan Caddesi No 15, Bitez 48400, Turkey (Formerly Makumba Summer Garden)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bitez
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Bitez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Summer Garden Apart Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 134
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Also Known As:
Makumba Summer Garden Bitez
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