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“Not bad but not again!!” 3 of 5 stars
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Telmessos Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hisaronu Mevki No 4, Oludeniz 48300, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #91 of 105 Hotels in Oludeniz
Warrington, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not bad but not again!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Stayed at the Telmessos for 11 nights end of July into August as a party of 4 (2 couples).
We arrived in the early hours and were welcomed by a porter who showed us to our rooms after checking in.

We had rooms next to eachother on the third floor in Block E next to the slides (I believe this was the new block?)Rooms 537 and 538, no Isuuses at all with the Accomodation.

Rooms were very clean and bedding/towels changed Almost every day which was good.
As far as food and drinks go, we found the food to be reasonable although more geared towards the non English guests but fairly edible, lots of salad at every meal, not a great choice of foods to go with your salad/potatoes etc but you wouldnt starve!. The staff in the dining areas were spot on and tidied after you immediately.

The AI drinks were nothing to write home about, local beer they were serving was tuborg in plastic beakers during the day (Not very Hygenic), Vodka was too strong to be able to enjoy it properly although you can add as much coke as you like. The AI wine was vinegary so reduced your choice really. Soft drinks were as you would expect and cold and refreshing. I would highly reccomend they serve the beer in a glass at all times of the day as it would taste better.

We were not the type to sit around the bar all day and night so we felt we were not appreciated as much as the REGULARS! so for this reason we felt the staff at the main bar were not attentative but hey ho.

The pool area was kept clean and tidy, we used the other side of the hotel which was much quieter with lovely views of babadag mountains. You still need to put towels out fairly early though and do what the eastern europeans do.

The young lad in the shop was very friendly and helpful as were the 2 guys running the bar in the quiet side. A massive word for the young porter with the pony tail, he couldnt do enough and could teach most others a few things in regards to hospitality.

Regarding the check out of the hotel, we asked to retain a room as we were leaving later in the day and asked to come back on the day we were leaving. We did this and were told no rooms were available due to Ramadam just finishing and the hotel was booked up. They could have told us this days earlier to make alternative arrangements.

We asked for facilities to be able to shower before departure and were pointed in the direction of a shower and changing room at the rear of the main reception. The shower was blocked and ran into the changing area and there were bags of rubbish outside which obviously smelt and attracted wasps/flies. They could do with improving this facility or make better arrangements for guests on the last day.

When we checked out they just took our card keys and said OK, not did you enjoy your stay or thank you for using this hotel.

I generally found the Management team very unprofessional and negative,

Hisaronu itself is fantastic with everything you need so its very much a place to be.

Alot of this may sound like a moan, really it wasnt too bad but the negative things would put me off coming to this hotel again. Did I enjoy my holiday. YES.

Room Tip: Choose a room in Block E next to the slides, we were at the back, not great views but very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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wales uk
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had a lovely holiday at this hotel. Although we did stay in the hotel over the road which is being used as a sort of annex. However as 2 older couples with no children with us it was ideal. Very quite, the pool was lovely as were the gardens. The soft bar also suited us. The staff in this bar were lovely George and Emra, always had a little banter and laugh. The rooms were small and basic, Clean on arrival. However we did notice the rooms were not being cleaned as much. By the 2nd week we had to ask to have clean sheets. Our rooms were then filled with petals all over the bed and floor, we had to go find a broom to clean up, the maids did arrive back much later to clean the mess up they were amazed it was already done. On the first evening my Husband suffered a electric shock, we put it down to static, although it happened a few times, we laughed it of and didnt touch it with out a paper in hand, I brushed past this light one night and it burnt my arm, I called reception and they sent the man, there was a loose wire.
Breakfast was served in our side of the hotel, which was nice as it was chilled and calm. All other meals were in Telmessos side and slightly more caotic. Especially the evening we had a shower and everyone headed in the resturant, as this was the only indoor area. We ended up getting out food and taking it back over the road to our hotel, eating it and returning our plates. The walk to the resturant from our hotel was quite a trot, as there was no cut through, you had to walk right round and then back on yourself as there was a garden between reception and bar/resturant. Steps at the beginning of the garden would have been ideal. We believe this is a job in hand. This may sound like a big moan, but it is'nt, just observations. We had a lovely holiday and will definatly be returning. The food was brilliant plenty of choice, the staff were all very helpful and friendly. Town is literally 200 yards away, But you don't hear it.

Room Tip: Rooms on Marcan side quieter Telmessos side noisier, but ideal for the entertainment and fun.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

After reading all reviews was more concerned about the food situation, as I'm quite fussy with food (we took extra money expecting to eat out, as didn't want to be bored of same food-fortunately we never needed to use it) the food was lovely, buffet style, food ranged from pizza's, fish, chicken, spagetti bolognase (depending on which night), lots of salad, the rice was amazing and nearly always accompained by some chicken or beef stew/ casserole with vegtables, the chips were the best, found myself going up for seconds, if you've got children all inclusive is perfect, if they don't like food, they can try something else, without costing an arm & a leg. Throughout day there is a self service machine for Hot chocolate, cafe latte, cuppacino & tea, also they had a filtered water machine that you could top up water bottles with. Staff were attentive and friendly, rooms basic and clean, if your used to 5* hotels this is not for you, Loved it here and went with a party of 12 stayed for 2 weeks and will plan another holiday here, for me - it was simply Paradise. Main part is noisy with music around pool but sister hotel a few steps away is quieter, (am sure if you wanted to move & they had free rooms- it would be sorted) staff are very accomadating and do anything they can to make your stay - a pleasant one. In my opinion I would rate this hotel a 4 star was so impressed. If you've got children the pools with slides are a must, keep them entertained for hours. Before we went on holiday & reading reviews - naturally the negative ones stayed in my head -so was alittle bit weary but never found anything to thrown or complain about but just smile.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Myself and my partner booked this as a last minute deal, but still paid a lot of money, we had good expectations based on what we had seen on here! When we got there we couldn't be more disappointed, didn't get there until turned 1 in the morning, and shown to our cell, sorry room! Two very hard beds, with potato sacks for pillows, air conditioning that only blasted ice cold air (remote for system was broken) so was too warm or too cold! Fridge door was broken, and when you tried to open the shower door it fell off!! The floor had never been cleaned, and within five minutes our feet were black! After two days of being there we found stuff missing from our room, we reported this to reception who told us we were liars and that the maids, who were the only people who had access to the room, wouldn't do that, and trusted them more than us!! Extremely rude, we have never been treated like that in any hotel! Our rep didnt seem bothered either, as she seemed to be friends with most of them. Breakfast was terrible, 3 kinds of eggs, and strangely boiled potatoes and salad, very much keyed up for the locals or rabbits! Lunch and tea not much better, one selection of meat, usually re-warmed chicken, and chips that were never cooked properly! To say it was basic was an understatement! And we both developed food poisoning on the last two days, so ended our holiday in style, sat on the toilet!
The selection of
all inclusive drinks are poor, beer, soft drinks, vodka, gin and raki, if you wanted anything else you had to pay for it, never had that with an all inclusive before! Bar staff too busy on there phones or the play list for music, and if you weren't local or a young woman they weren't interested, so it took an age to get anything out of them! O think they have forgotten they are in the hospitality trade. The only positive to the place is the quiet pool at the old hotel, which had lovely views and was quite peaceful, apart from ghangam style being repeated over and over again! Please whatever you do, do not go here unless you like
to be constantly disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a week with two teenage girls. I was a little worried about going due to the reviews i had read and also what others had said about how harrassed you can be by the men in Turkey. I have say i should have not worried the holiday was great, the resort and staff were great. Doing all inclusive can get boring but thats a choice you make. I would recommend this place for all families,singles, everyone. Go see for your self and enjoy.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

All the staff were lovely and friendly. The rooms were clean and the towel origami's the cleaners did were so cute. Check in was very simple and easy. The entertainment is perfect, never a dull or boring moment. Everyone was helpful if needed. We stayed on the quiet side, by the soft bar and the environment surrounding it was so lovely and peaceful. I'd go back every time. :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

arrived after 11pm,taken to the room by porter(nice person) then was told the bars open but had to pay for the drinks, not too happy being all inc.nearly all the staff were brilliant and helpfull, kenny and his crew great fun, the porter with the pony tail had lots of fun with him.the entertainment crew were chatty (very good english) especially gus poyet.the strip was near and lots of shops and resturants,went to talk of the town fab night.now the moany bit,it took 3 days for the maids to clean our room after complaining even then they missed other days after.food was soso and a tip make sure you go during ramadam as after they have a three day holiday and the resturant cant cope hence we ate out as food was scarce.but all in all its a nice friendly place and i would go back.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hisaronu Mevki No 4, Oludeniz 48300, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Oludeniz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #91 of 105 Hotels in Oludeniz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Telmessos Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 214
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