My and my girlfriend (both aged 27) recently stayed here for a week and we both had a brilliant time. We wanted a nice cheap late holiday somewhere sunny and this was perfect. We'd go back tomorrow if we could.
The hotel was really nice and very well kept. The rooms were basic, but still nice and clean. I don't plan on spending all my time in the room while I'm on holiday, so I'm happy with a bed and a nice power shower, which they provided.
All the staff are nice and friendly. Most of them speak little English, but they'll still try and have a conversation with you if you try with them. They work very long hours for very little money, so at least treat them with respect and be polite.
The food isn't as bad as a few people complain about either. Remember how much you're paying for the holiday and be reminded that it's a 3* in Turkey. The breakfasts had lots of variety and I was happy with the snack bar, which had cheeseburgers, pizza and chips available (I know, very english). We ate in at night around 3-4 times of the holiday and again, very nice. As for the alcohol - I was more than happy with it. I've seen a lot of complaints on reviews before we left and didn't think I'd be able to have anything but when we got there, I didn't know what the fuss was about. They had a lager on called "Perge" which was totally fine. I happily drank it all week. I didn't really drink spirits, but I did see someone complaining about the measures, which was abit unfair as the staff are only doing what they're told. If you ask them for abit more, then they'll happily give you it.
So all in all, the hotel was spot on and I can't have any complaints.
I'd highly recommend going to Billy Beach. The hotel put on a free service to the beach at 10 and 11am and a return at 4 and 5pm. The beach is amazing. It's about 7 lira for a bed all day but it's great. It's a sandy beach (there's a few pebble beaches in Olu Deniz). The sea water is really still too and calm.
Make a trip down to Olu Deniz and watch the sunset. We ate in a lovely restuarant called The Buzz Bar and the food was impeccable. We both had starters and fillet steaks and drinks and it came to around £40. There's also a couple of nice restuarants in Hisaronu called The Festival and The Suntrap.
I'd also recommened doing the Jeep Safari, which we booked in Hisaronu. We booked the Safari with a company and paid around £16. We paid a few pound more to get a good jeep, with leather seats and it was worth it. Remember, you're sitting on them all day! We seen a few jeeps and people were stuck on wooden planks all day, so I'm sure the upgrade was worth it. On this Safari there was 4 jeeps of around 12 people each. Everyone buying water guns and having fights throughout - it was great! We went up to the mountains and went to a type of waterpark and tickled / stroked the fish. We then went to a famous gorge and then done water water rafting, which was brilliant fun. We then went and had a mudbath! We ended up on a beach for two hours and then they take you back to your hotel. It's about a 10 hour day and great fun - expect to get wet! There was also a photographer on the trip and he took brilliant pictures throughout, ones which you couldn't have captured yourself and most of the time you didn't notice he was taking them. He charges 55 lira, but they were worth every penny.
There's also a famous 'drag' night in Hisaronu called 'Talk Of The Town'. We heard a lot of good things about this so we decided to go and again, it was worth it. It's from 7pm to 11:30pm and it's a really funny night.
If you like watching the football, there's a few places in Hisaronu that has all the games on!
I went into a place called Alexs Cocktail Bar on Saturday and they had all the 3pm matches on. Luckily my girlfriend likes watching it too!
All in all - it was a great holiday and I'd certainly go back.
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