Hi - have recently returned from Orka Sunlife, must say my opinion is rather mixed. Firstly must say the pool area and atmosphere are great, lots of planned activities throughout the day but no pressure to join in, music played is a little repetitive and I found a bit loud at times especially if it was a track they liked they seemed to crank up the volume so much it was like a club!! Hotel first impression seems good but closer inspection its a bit of a bodge build and built on a tight budget.
Our room which we booked was superior with sea view but the view was awful, we looked onto a wall, we have a better view at home and wasnt settling for this on holiday. We were moved to a standard room but the view was great so we stuck with that. The superior room is worth the extra money the fixtures and fittings are better, the standard room was extremely small with no storage space no dressing table or chair which the superior had. The bathroom is very basic just a mirror stuck on the wall no concealed lighting as in the superior. The shower leaked through the window into the bedroom where is wasnt sealed properly. We had no tea/coffee in the room just a few fruit teas and they were never stocked up. I must say if you like a cup of tea in the morning bring your own PG tips there is NO english tea at this hotel! the blinds in the bedroom do not do the job they let so much light (even moonlight) into your room its too light to sleep that well. Aircon good rooms lovely and cool.
Food I could not fault plenty of choice both breakfast lunch and dinner. Did think the restaurant was very casual and not very 4 star I heard others say it was canteen like and i cannot disagree with them. We ate at the Italian which was nice but kind of an afterthought stuck in the corner of the bar area, these are usually separate dining rooms, but its Turkish/Italian shared on different nights. Difficult to get a table in the main restaurant some evenings and a glass of wine with your meal even harder. They all work hard but there is not enough waiters to clear and serve drinks. We were on a high floor with not too many stairs but felt sorry for the people on the top of the complex as the horizontal lift did not work at all for the whole of our holiday, there was a vehicle laid on by the hotel for people who could not manage the stairs, but one woman was told to come back later as they were busy, she quite rightly lost her temper! Location is not good the views are great but its difficult to walk out anywhere, Hisoronu is the closest but the road you walk along is dodgy best get a taxi. Would I go back? No - the room quality is very poor already showing wear and tear and our room was just too small no storage for the cases we left them out on the balcony one night but we had a shower of rain and 2 wet cases! After such a long build they have not got it right, the majority of rooms have a terrible outlook onto stairs and lifts not very private, ours was sea view but still very overlooked such a shame. Wanted to give it a try but not what we expected. Will not be returning - sorry Orka.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the charming Blue Lagoon, Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa has been built in a densely green area without damaging the environment. Here, youwill enjoy all the comforts of a Resort Hotel. The facility is composed of a main building that houses the reception, the lobby and the meeting rooms; 4blocks with a total of 195 rooms; and 7 special triplex villas.With the Ultra All-Inclusive service at Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa, you will have an unforgettable holiday. Our kitchens cater to all tastes, and there is noend to fun when each day is packed with activities and each night with shows. Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa will be your vacation home with its spaciousand natural surroundings, luxury, comfort and its splendid view of the Blue Lagoon.Just 2.5 km away from the Blue Lagoon, one of the best beaches in the world, Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa offers scheduled shuttle services to the beacheveryday. ... more less
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