Ovacik is a good base for Turkey first timers... there are plenty of daytrips to go on (we went on a Jeep Safari... a really fun, yet soaking day out... but in the full turkey heat the waterfights were much needed! Also scuba diving in Fethiye was a highlight... crystal warm waters and rainbow fish). Plenty to see and do, and if you can afford it/stomach it, I would highly recommend going paragliding off of Baba Dag mountain down to the Olu Deniz beach. We KICKED OURSELVES for being too wimpy a few days in and by this point and spent our 'day trip' money on other options!
So I'll get the main gripe out of the way (there's plenty of good after)
MAIN ISSUE WITH THIS HOTEL: .... We had an adjoining door to the neighbouring room in our room.... ARGH. We checked in pretty late at night, and didn't get to sleep until about 5AM due to the NOISE from next door. You could hear everything. And I mean Evvvverrrything. Everything you WOULD NOT want to hear from a couple of strangers you don't know.... Arguing ,talking (they did this at shouting volume) snoring, hairdrying, sex, breathing..... you get the picture. We were kept up until late every night with all sorts of unpleasantries. I'm quite a private person and this was a major downer for our holiday, it was very uncomfortable, unpleasant and felt like I didn't have any privacy in my own room. If you stay make sure you do not have one of these rooms (we asked to move, but there were no other rooms available) If this had not happened I'd be giving the hotel about 4stars. We still managed to have a lovely holiday, but unfortunately its always the worst bits that you remember. And living next to these people for 7 days was well and truly awful.
I shall now continue with some better points:
You can have a walk down to Hisaronu in the evening in 5-10 mins down the hill and your hit by the stereotypical holiday resort strip with bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Does what it says on the tin but perfectly good for kicking back at the end of the day and sipping a few (lots) of cocktails.
We stayed Half Board at Seyir Village, we were a bit dubious beforehand that there'd be the table of "british chips" on offer every night and we were pleasantly surprised to discover it was delicious authentic Turkish food. Perhaps if you have fussy eaters in your holiday party, this may not be the place for you... but I'd urge you to try the turkish cuisine, its delicious and I've been trying to recreate plenty of the dishes back home. Breakfast was also good with a selection of bread, fruit, cereal, pastries, cheese and meats (and OLIVES?! slightly bizzare in the morning?!)
The hotel is a medium size, so it doesn't feel too cramped around the pool area. The slide into the pool is also a great addition. It definitely did the job of having a cool off and a mess around throughout the day. There's also a pool table, shady canopy bar (it does get very hot) and table tennis.
If you're wanting to venture down to the Olu Deniz area yourself, I would recommend actually getting a taxi to the area rather than the free shuttle from the hotel. As this actually takes you to a specific private beach called 'Sugar Beach' which was perfectly lovely, but was rather pricey for a sunlounger/food/drinks. And is quite a walk from the main area, and when its 40+degrees, you really don't fancy trudging round, so we just made do with this beach, when really all the beaches featured in the photos of the area are on the other side! There was some great entertainment at Sugar Beach though, with a troupe of african acrobats on the day we were down. There's also a basketball court, trampolines, pedalos you can take out on the beautiful lagoon. We just wanted to choose our own beach spot rather than being left somewhere for the whole day and couldn't leave until after 3pm!
We found the hotel staff to be fairly friendly, I think you get the more full on service (know your name stuff) when you're either on All Inc, or older than myself and my boyfriend. But we prefer to be left to ourselves anyway than having in your face service all day. Another annoying thing were the mosquitoes and the mosquito nets in the room were extremely sub-par.... there was only one window in our room with a net over it, and it had 2 holes in. The other 3 windows and balcony door, nothing to combat the mozzies. So I left with 30+ bites, despite using sprays/repellents. I feel it wouldn't have been anywhere near as bad with the proper nets that most hotels provide.
So a good holiday overall, good food, good base area, but walls made of paper really brought the whole thing down several notches. :(
Ask if there's an adjoining room. If its filled with people other than your own family, MOVE.
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