Well maintained hotel - basic rooms but kept very clean by friendly family of staff. Ask if you want plain cotton upper sheets or extra pillows.
Pretty setting around the pool where the plentiful and fresh Turkish breakfast is served. (Tip - take your own coffee if you don't want instant - hot water is provided along with strong tea.) Bar meals available through the day - just ask the conscientious manager, Bilal, if you want something else - recommend the Chicken Sandwich without the bread! Although there's a rule not to bring in your own food they don't have 'nibbles', crisps or biscuits etc so buying your own isn't a problem. Also water from the supermarket is so much cheaper....
Because of the courtyard design noise carries around the hotel; guests arriving during the night sometimes forget that other people are sleeping. The volume of music around the pool during the day seems to increase in relation to the barman's level of hangover - don't expect much peace and quiet in the afternoons.
Plenty of loungers, cushions and umbrellas for everyone. Only steps from the beach and all the restaurants.
Most of the restaurant have basically the same menu - the amphora kebab is a bit of a showpiece dish, the sea bream is to die for and the Paragon has some interesting characters. The ice cream stall past the Okaliptus hotel is superb - try the black Mulberry or Raspberry. They also have an ice cream parlour up in Bitez village - worth a trip up to the weekly market on the dolmus.
Recommend the boat trips with the Bitez Boat Company - you can walk down to the harbour. If it had been a little cooler it would have been easy to take the dolmus to explore Bodrum - maybe next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run hotel for those who want a real holiday,a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustleof lifes stresses.Come and chill out you know you deserve it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orion Hotel Bitez