I have just returned from a family holiday in Olu Deniz, this was our first time to this resort. After doing some research we decided to stay at the Karbel Sun Hotel. On reading reviews of the resort I was concerned that my two teenage daughters (17 & 15) might be bored or we would spend most nights travelling to the larger resort of Hisonaru, how wrong I was.
The Karbel Sun Hotel is a very well run hotel, we found all the staff, receptionists, bar staff, waiters, maids could not do enough for you. Nothing was too much trouble. There are two types of room deluxe and standard, we stayed in two standard rooms. The rooms have air conditioning, at no extra cost, TV and are cleaned everyday. The rooms have a double bed or two singles, there is a wardrobe with plenty of coat hangers provided. The bathroom is also a good size with a hairdrier supplied. The only negatives I found with regard to the rooms were the towels and bed covers, both could have been softer.
We stayed B&B, the breakfast was very Turkish, and the same every morning. Hard boiled eggs, bread or toast, selection of jams, olives, tomotoes, corn flakes tea or coffee. You could pay extra for a full english, scrambled eggs, omletes etc.
The main bar is set around the pool area, there is a small bar in the top restaurant with sky TV. There are two barmen Ahmet and Memmet who make you very welcome and play a wide variety of music during the day and evening. They both make a great cocktail and pull a decent pint. The only negative was that the bar prices apart from Happy Hour (19.30 - 20.30) are more expensive than most of the local bars.
Pool area even in mid August never got to busy, there are ample sun beds and parosols for everyone, no need to set the alarm clock to put your towels out. Unfortunately the childrens pool is only very small.
Eating out, there is a wide range of restaurants to suit everyones taste from Indian to Turkish. In the two weeks we never had reason to complain about anything during a meal. I can recommend Toscana, OBA, Buzz Bar, Rose Garden, Hot Wok and Anafora. We ate in each of these restaurants on more than one occasion. Best value we found was Toscana.
Night Life, there is enough entertainment for everyone, even two teenage girls. Most bars stay open until the early hours, Crusoes have a foam party on Wenesdays and Saturdays. The staff at Shadow bar are good for a laugh but we found the best bar to be the Rose Garden, come out of the Karbel Sun and turn left the Rose Garden is at the end of the road next to the Hot Wok Chinese Restaurant. Ali Baba and the lads will keep you entertained all night. Special word for Deco his cocktails (cheapest in town and very strong) and also his performances on the bar are not to be missed.
I would recommend this resort and hotel and we will definately be going back.
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- Karbel Sun Oludeniz
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