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“4 star my bottom (Sore) Yelikavak is lovely dont stay at the Golden age” 2 of 5 stars
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Golden Age Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Tilkicik Koyu Yalikavak, Yalikavak 48400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Yalikavak
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“4 star my bottom (Sore) Yelikavak is lovely dont stay at the Golden age”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

Well as promised here it is, a four star hotel located just out side Bodrum. Transfer from airport was a no show, a friend of the transfer company dropped my wife and I off in Bodrum at a medical centre, must have been a sign off things to come (and did it come). Originally booked the Hawthorn Hotel 5 star in Turgutries of which the pics looked absolutly fantastic, received a letter the day before departure Hawthorns was closing early due to end of season (see later). On first impressions hotel looked ok not brill but hey 4 star how bad could it be, the food was the same thing every night potato wedges, chicken in sauce, Turkey in sauce and of course salad. The grounds were tidy a few broken flags nothing to bother about, the pool light fitting's not fixed to the wall with wires showing under the water, all inclusive or excluded beer only served by the pool of which was four stories downand 150 metres from the hotel main lobby, poor lighting around the pool and no safety for kids. Entertainment "what entertainment" more interested in how good they were at not working to entertain. Third day raw sewage running through the garden area hense a military style operation after 10pm (Next time leave the flashing lights off). A truely poor hotel, illness caught up with me on the third night so spent the rest of my hard earned holiday looking down or sitting (for a long time) down a poorly cleaned toilet. Not just the English got ill German and a Belgium's came down with the same illness.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

Our hotel was closed when we arrived at Bodrum. We had no choice and were transferred to The Golden Age and given a very tiny and shabby room in the old part of hotel with inadequate bathroom.After 2 days my wife and I were very ill as were most other English residents that had been transferred here-several were hospitalised. Food mostly cold and catered for east europeans.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

We have just stayed in this hotel for 1 week,Which we thoughly enjoyed.We went away for a nice family holiday with 15 in our party including 3 young children.4 Days into the holiday members of our family started to become extremely ill with severe sickness, diaherra,Body aching,Head ache and stomach cramps.We were obviously then restricted to our rooms which is something no body wants on their holiday! We have now been back for 1 Day and upto now 13 of us have all suffered with it.The illness gernraly lasted 24 hours upto 5 days! which you can imagine trying to fly home when our in that state.
I am not actually faulting the hotel or service at all that side of it was very nice and as described,there wasnt many english people there so you do feel the minority! And the English people that we did speak to also had the same problems,Some of which ended up in hospital.
I just hope the hotel can get to the bottom of the problem and resolve it,Before it happens again.It is such a shame because it would of been a perfect family holiday.
i dont know if it was food poisoning or a bug so just beware of what you eat and drink.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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isle of wight
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

Me and my sister have recently come back after staying at the golden age hotel bodrum.The holiday was brilliant. Tte staff were helpful, very friendly especially the staff at the pool bar. Our rooms were cleaned daily , towels and sheets changed etc . The food was varied and plentiful even for me being vegetarian. Real value for money, We would go again

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ISTANBUL
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

Just one word is enough to summarize :Bewaree of this hote. Do not believe about the 4 star sign some rooms are underground with humidity and sewere smell. It is the worst example you can find for the "All Included" concept of Turkish Tourism.
Food is bad, very creative grills (only with fsh orchicken ) only at dinner if you could wait at least for 30 min. to have a plate of. Nothing is enough for so much people.
Restourant is not clean at all.
All alcholic drinks are the worst you could see around.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Gravesend, Kent
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Have just returned from the Golden Age in Yalikavak and totally agree with the only other contributor - a beautiful hotel. From the entrance driveway the hotel appears to be single storey, but on entering the attractive lobby you realise it descends floor by floor to glorious gardens, sparkling pools and the dazzling Aegean. We had club rooms which were large, air conditioned with TV, fridge and slightly dated decor. Cleaned well every day with daily linen and towel change. The food here is amazing - huge variety, well prepared, well displayed. The brochure states that the fruit and vegetables are grown on the hotel's own farms and greenhouses - I have no reason to disbelieve this, it all tasted delicious. Service in the restaurant is first class, the waiters and chefs attentive and friendly. The village of Yalikavak is a 10-minute dolmus ride away and here you have a small harbour, shady shopping streets and a great market on a Thursday. Bodrum is a further 20km or so. The hotel has two pools, two children's pools and a snack bar/restaurant by the pool where chefs prepare fresh snacks all day, in addition to the main restaurant meals. There is a small beach and jetty into the sea and a watersports centre next door for jet skis, pedalos, canoes, etc. There are plenty of sun loungers around the pools and on the beach. My husband and I and two friends were the only English people in the hotel last week mostly Polish and French guests so I guess this accounts for the lack of reviews. All in all a very enjoyable week - but just one word of caution - I made a call home from our room and was horrified to find that the Hotel charge £4.45 a minute for calls to England; I had to pay £16.31 for a 3 and a half minute call. Buy a 'phone card, it is much, much cheaperl.

The flight (Onur Air) is not one I would recommend - on time both ways but very cramped and not very friendly attendants. Our transfer was arranged via AtoB travel and having taken us two thirds of the way by coach, then transferred us all onto a minibus for the remainder of the journey. We had already detoured 20 minutes off the road to drop just two passengers, and following a night flight all we wanted was to get to the hotel as quickly as possible. The same thing happened on the return trip - minibus from the hotel and then turfed out in the baking sun to change to a larger minibus. Of course, luggage had to be retrieved and transferred from one bus to the other on both occasions. Get your act together AtoB - you are more like AtoZ and all stops in between! Do hope some English people find this review useful.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Tilkicik Koyu Yalikavak, Yalikavak 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Yalikavak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Yalikavak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Age Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 340
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