Me and 9 of my friends have just come back from a week of staying in Ucak apartments, at first after reading all the reviews about it we thought it wouldn't be the best of hotels but Paco was lovely, we all got along with him really well and although things were damaged at the end of our holiday he didn't charge us for any of it.
We were especially worried about "Rape hill", we were imagining a tiny path on a steep hill through loads of woods - it was nothing like that at all. It was a wide pathway with hotels on the side with lights, there was nothing scary about it whatsoever - as long as you walked home with at least 1 or 2 of your friends.
One thing I would suggest not to do is the BBQ, it was nice but wasn't worth 30 lira (£10) - we did it just because Paco really wanted everyone to and we felt bad. So if you can get out of definitely try to! The Club 18-30 was really nice but we only did one event with them which was £40 (111 lira) and good but don't particularly think it was worth it, but it was the first night and we probably wouldn't have met many people if we didn't do it.
I would suggest to eat out than at the hotel as it is a lot cheaper other places, it you want a good meal try Anoliva. I think the reviwes about Paco on here really vary, Paco personally was very kind to us but we could see him getting angry with other groups of people at the same time, so it's different for different people. If you go by his rules and get the occasional drink from him he will be nice but if you ignore him and drink mainly in your rooms (not give him any money) he'll have more of a problem with you.
The hotel was in a nice location, Turkey in itself is a really nice place and I would definitely go back there. Most people were over all nice, the men can be a bit full on but as long as you tell them to go away and be firm they usually get the picture. I would definitely say if you are a girl don't walk home alone - two of my friends got chased down a road which wasn't even "rape alley"
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