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Vera Aegean Dream Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bahcelievler Mevki No:123, Turgutreis 48960, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #13 of 60 Hotels in Turgutreis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
barnstaple, devon, uk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“dream away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2007

just returned fron staying in this wonderful hotel on the bodrum peninsula. this is our third holiday in turkey, we have previously been to icemeler( also a wonderful place) and kushadasi( great hotel about 2 miles away from the resort ).
the hotel is in an attractive setting , with two pontoons jutting into the sea where you can pick up pedalos, canoes windsurfers and watersking. as well as the general restaurant the are three other themed restaurants , bookable 24 hours in advance, one for fish , one for italian and the last one turkish. the food is excellent and the waiter sevice is a nice respite from the buffet style of the main dining room. the food was excellent in all eateries, especially the fresh tuna , skinned as you ( and the cats ) watched on the terrace, then cooked in small thin slces.
the spa in the hotel is also brilli ant with free hamam, plunge pool etc and beauty treatments at an extra charge. this is the first time we have been all inclusive and in this hotel for the little extra you pay you certainly get your moneys worth. wearing a wrist band ruins the suntan but providing you ask they will make the band looser so it can be removed provide you keep it with you at all times as the security guards are very thorough in ejecting anyone who isnt resident
take a boat trip in the albatross boat down in the marina, they go in two different directions on different days- you will have a great day out
in the village there is a graet ice cram shop and it is worth spending some of your dosh having pudding there instead of the hotel. also , men , get yourself a shave from one of the two brothers who run the local hairdressers- anot to be missed experience
we flew with onur airlines- safe but utterly charmless staff on the aircraft and not very good food. also bodrum airport is very expensive so bring your own food and water if necessary as for a family it would work out pricey
if you decide to enquire about property in the area there is a nice british guy in turgutries, he has his own agency,who will be most helpful.

  • Liked — sea view and the maids who decorated our beds frequently with leaves and flowers on rolled towells
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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kent
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2007

My fiance and I absolutely loved every minute of it. We only went for a week but hope to return again in a few months!
The rooms werent as big as expected but there was everything you needed. They were cleaned everyday. The mini bar consists of just water and a can of something (not sure what is was.)
Our room view wasnt that nice so worth spending a bit extra to get a sea view.
The food was lovely, im a fussy eater but i found plenty to eat. The pancakes for breakfast were lovely! I had them everyday, the honey is so much better than here.
There were various meats and veg so dont worry about having to live on fast food.
There were plenty of beds to sunbathe, no need to wake up at stupid hours of the morning to reserve a bed.
There was a breeze which i found very refreshing as the weather was so hot!
The staff are wonderful, very friendly and speak good english. They aim to please but do not harrass you.
The entertainment of a night was ok.
Lots of sports activities are organised for those of you who get bored with laying in the sun.
Watersports are great fun!
We went on a few trips via thomson reps. I wouldnt recommend the turkish baths, have it at the hotel instead, so much better! The mud bath was ok but it was a very long day, u left at 6.20 am and didnt get back till 7.30pm.
Bodrum market is worth a visit, as long as you dont mind getting harrassed! They do sell most of the same things so do barter with them! We got some really good deals
All in all i definitely recommend this hotel, not 5* but def a 4*.

Stayed June 2007
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2007

I don't want to go on and on so i will keep it short, Staff were brilliant and would do whatever they could to help, especially the animation team. The food was good, didn't go hungry at any time!!! and the hotel was extremely clean!!!! we are thinking of going back and we definitely keep in touch with some of the staff!!!

  • Liked — The staff were fantastic
  • Disliked — the snack food could have been a little better
  • Stayed June 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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doncaster
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2007

what a great hotel,brochure does nt do it justice,lovely setting overlooking kos,arrived 4am checked in very quickly and luggage taken to our room and what a room.King size bed for me and hubby,twin beds for the boys aged 10 and 5 in a separate area,fantastic sea view ,huge bathroom with toiletries.Pool areas are great although sunbeds are a little crammed together,eldest one loved slides as did hubby,little one prefered little pool.The food was great so much choice and the snack bar was good for a change,pizza,chips,burger etc the fresh barbeque outside is a must. The staff here were excellent especially dogan and the team always on the go and what a terrific dancer he is,one minute dressed as a clown for the kids club next putting a show on in the ampitheatre,after the mini disco which the kids loved.The sports were good as well on the beach ,banana boat ,water skiing etc.If you want a boat trip see Mauret,he has the Albatross boat what a great guy he is,we did 7 stops lunch included from 11am till 6.30 £25.The town itself is 10mins along the front a nice place with shops,bars but dont miss the market on a saturday what an experience that is the even come from bodrum for that.I also tried the spa and they are very good i had a mud wrap,massage,manicure,pedicureand a hydrotherapy session.We could not fault this hotel and lots we spoke to said the same its always a good sign when guests return the following year.

Stayed June 2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2007

We stayed at this hotel for a week at in September 2006. The hotel was very nice, clean and had quite a modern feel to the reception areas.

The rooms were basic, not very much hanging space for clothes, the bathroom in our room was good with a massive walk in shower. The mini bar (if you could call it that) is very basic with just some water & fruit juice. Overall the rooms were kept spotless. The cards to open the doors and also to switch on the electricity were a pain to use (especially after a session at the bar!!)

The food is good with a wide variety for everyone, we found plenty to eat with lots of experimental foods as well!. The cocktails are pretty poor at the bar, but we tended to stick to the spirits.

The poolside entertainment during the day was very good with lots to do all day long, rifle shooting, volleyball,football, etc. The entertainment in the evenings was pretty good,lots of varied shows to watch in the amphitheatre.

We would recommend the Turkish Bath in the spa (extra cost), they are so relaxing and soothing!.

Take a trip to the turkish market in the local town, it is an experience and a great place to pick up a few counterfeit goods!!.

All in all the hotel is good, but with so many other places in the world to visit I dont know If i will be back to the aegean dream.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2007

This hotel was excellent, In the sea food restaurant, the sea bass was tasty, they also had a good Italian restaurant. There was a snack bar on the beach, and the main restauant served both Lunch and Evening meal and also midnight feast, the choice was very good, it would be dificult not to find something you liked. Staff where pleasant, friendly and helpful. Good beds around the Pool area which was a very pleasant area to sit and also on the board walks out into the sea, as well as on the beach. Also nice area out side the Reception to sit. The whole Hotel was kept spotlessly clean, and the rooms very comfortable. Plenty to do if you felt like it, Archery, Football, Volley Ball, Shooting, and Canoes etc on the beach. A lot of the Guests where there for the second or third time. Spa at the Hotel but we did not use the facilites there. The only slight downside was the drinks, as with all all inclusives they where not brilliant, but worth it for the rest of the Hotel, would I go back, yes.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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staffordshire
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2007

We have never been to Turkey before and i was a bit dubious about going as people seem to love it or hate it. We stayed at the Aegean Dream Hotel over may bank holiday, 2 adults and 2 kids and had a fabulous time.

The rooms were modern and clean, although a bit tired in areas. The staff were very efficeint and friendly with a good grasp of english. the hotel was very clean and the service was excellent. the staff really seemed happy in their work unlike some of their spanish counterparts !

The food was varied and catered for most tastes(it maybe a bit samey if you are there 2 weeks but aren't all hotels ). Our favourite bar was the starlight bar where we had a glass of champagne every night while looking at the amazing sunsets.

The kids favourite things were the water slides which they loved. Operates 10 till 12pm and 2 till 4pm and the internet cafe which was free. They made lots of friends and the hotel seemed very safe to let them have a little freedom. my husband loved the free watersports and went water skiing most days.

the entertainment in the evening was a bit naff but we did other things instead.

It is a very hotel based holiday with not much apart from the nearby village to explore. So if you like to get out and about you will need to book excursions or hire a car something we would normally do but did not feel brave enough to do on our first trip to Turkey.

the reception staff and manager are more than happy to help you if you have any problems, we changed rooms, to a higher floor and I would go direct to them and by-pass your rep.

one last tip is to book the hotel photographer for the sunset pictures. they are really good quality. we were really pleased with ours and bought 25 ! they work out at £4 a picture for 8" by 6" prints which is a lot cheaper than professional ones at home and you get the fabulous sunset in the background.

we may even go back to this hotel next year and we never go any where twice !!

  • Liked — thefrienly staff and cleanliness of the whole hotel
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vera Aegean Dream Resort

Address: Bahcelievler Mevki No:123, Turgutreis 48960, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Turgutreis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Turgutreis
#6 Spa Hotel in Turgutreis
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Turgutreis
#11 Luxury Hotel in Turgutreis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Vera Aegean Dream Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 251
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aegean Dream Resort is located by the beach in Turgutreis, which is one of the most pleasant regions in the Bodrum peninsula. Established in a fascinating atmosphere within an area of 30.000 Square meters, the resort is composed of 2 buildings. Our hotel is located on the seaside in Turgutreis, one of Bodrum's most beautiful regions. The distance to the Bodrum airport is 51 km, Bodrum town center is 20 km and to the Turgutreis town center is 1 km. Aegean Dream Resort has 251 rooms within two buildings, which are Dream Resort and Dream Select. The resort has 5 restaurants and 6 bars offering various local and international cuisines and beverages. The resort has 2 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor swimming pool, 2 kiddie pools and a water slide located in a park and an entertainment area which offers a facility for children's activities. Aegean Dream Resort provides an excellent service for those who must work on holiday by means of a conference hall, 2 meeting halls and one business center. Water sports activities, 3 tennis courts, 4 football fields, beach volley area and outdoor gymnastic area meet all needs of those fond of sports while amphitheatre, Dream Disco and mini cinema and billiards table offer various means of entertainment for guests. Also both the outdoor and indoor car parks provide comfort to guests who have traveled by their own cars. ... more   less 
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