I returned yesterday from this hotel, and on the whole my experience was okay.
Location: Great location next to the beach where you can easily access the centre of Gumbet. Plenty of bars, shops and restaurants. I found no problem with sun loungers on the beach, loads of empty ones.
Room: Spacious room with 2 single beds, tv, dressing table, wardrobe, draws, free aircon, and a fridge. The bathroom was large and clean and everything was in working order, includes a hairdryer too. Towels were changed daily. Clean.
Pool: Large pool area, clean, plenty of sunbeds, tables and chairs, music at a reasonable volume. Staff always collecting glasses and rubbish from poolside.
Food: This was my biggest disappointment as there was set meal times (8-10 breakfast, 12:30-2pm lunch, 7-9 dinner). This would be fine if there was a snack bar but there wasn't. So considering I paid alot of money for my stay here, I did not eat very much as I was mainly in the hotel between 2 and 7 when they weren;t serving food. On the occasions I did eat, I wasn't very impressed....as previous reviews have said it's great if all you eat is salad, but there wasn't much choice at all. It was always chicken. And one night they had fish. On the plus, the restaurant area is large and getting a table was never a problem.
Drinks: The all inclusive finishes at 11pm, and the drinks include beer, vodka, wine (white, rose, red), bacardi, gin and raki. And ofcourse soft drinks, water, tea and coffee.
Entertainment: Turkish night with belly dancer, and break/street dancers. Twice a week. 11:30pm every night the animation team go to bar street where they take guests too. There is also a sauna, gym and massage room. Free wifi in the lobby area.
Staff: The staff were absolutely fantastic. Always smiling, always working. They work very very hard, especially the young man behind the bar. Animation team are great. Staff make effort to speak to everybody. No hassle. On arrival it was quite late at night and I was given a sandwich by the receptionist on arrival which I thought was nice.
If the all inclusive improved then I would definitely stay here again, there were no major problems and I enjoyed my time here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel under new management and ownership. It has gone through major renovation and upgrades in 2011 and 2012. Only 35 meters to the beach. 3 minutes to Gumbet and 7 minutes to Bodrum Marina and City Center. Please disregard bad comments made earlier under old ownership. Hope to welcome you back again with our new management! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Palm Area Yaliciftlik
- Hotel Royal Palm Area