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“Excellent rooms and showers, good views - shame about the rest!” 3 of 5 stars
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Sunshine Holiday Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kocapirnal Cad 3, Ovacik 48300, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in Ovacik
Newton-le-Willows, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent rooms and showers, good views - shame about the rest!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed October for10 nights and were not disappointed in rooms which by Turkey standards are excellent and kept very clean. Overall, however, do not think we would return to this hotel as very limited in it's fully inclusive provision particularly with regards to:

food - very limited in choice, quality and quantity with canteen environment
bar - outside pool location down steep steps and in wet conditions quite dangerous
pool - extremely cold - first time ever on holiday that we have been unable to use hotel pool
facilities/entertainment - none (spa closed and even table tennis table removed!)

The hotel has fantastic views and could have so much going for it. Staff wise you need more people like Sammy

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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wigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

we stayed here in September for 10 nights. We arrived at 12 midnight we was shown to our room wich was a swim up pool room this was very nice we could not complan. So we whent to the bar for a drink and because it was after 12 we had to pay this was ok ... But after travling all day it would have been nice to get something to eat and a drink .. So we when back to our room and there was tea making so we had a coffee with the bottled water in the fridge we thought it would be restocked the next day xx wrong you only got 2 bottles of water for you hole stay and you had to keep filling them up from the water machines ( 4 in all ) around the hotel.. Which was a pain. This is not alli inclusive.. This hotel is on a hill so it is quite and 15 min walk to shop and the bus stop we liked this best of both worlds . The FOOD was shocking cold at dinner time it is realy bad we only when a few times then give up and walked to town to eat . The staff was lovely and couldn't do anoth to help then cleaners was realy good happy and always a fendly hello .. Around the pool areas they could have done with a wash down every day but nobody did.. This hotel could be a little gold mine if it was run properly and if it was I would defently go back need more staff and the food sorting out and a proper management the hotel is stunning just need tweaking

Room Tip: Swim up pool was very nice x
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I stayed here for a week with my elderly parents and sister, I found the room clean, regular maid service.
On arrival the pool water was green, which was rectified with a couple of days, the food was poor, limited choice and always cold, for breakfast my usual breakfast omlette was not always available. The drinks were limited to beer, vodka, brandy, wine, gin, the barman kept darting off, even though no-one was ever really at the bar, you still would be waiting, also we found him a bit rude. The nearest shop was about 6 minutes away down the hill, a bit further down and there was some restaurants, with some decent food and english breakfast. There was no nightlife at all, you had to get a taxi into Hisaronu, btw the cab drivers make their own prices up I would not return to this hotel.
There was no authentic Turkish food at this hotel as mentioned in a previous review, I only wish there was as I love turkish food.

Room Tip: swim up rooms looked nice
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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stoke on trent
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We returned yesterday from a week at this hotel, the rooms were spotlessly clean as was the hotel, the view of the mountains is magnificent. However thats were the positives end, the food is always lukewarm and swimming in grease. the choice is very minimal and if the run out of something you can't have anymore this includes basics like butter and sauces, we initially thought they may have run out due to it being the end of the season, this was not the case as the next meal time there was more. One guy asked for a beer at lunchtime and was told no it had finished, which is shocking for an all inclusive. the bar area was empty as were the fridges. All the food from one meal was served at the next if it hadn't been consumed.Most people ate out or ordered takeaway due to the poor quality of the food.
some of the staff are very rude and make it apparent that they don't like the english, i was actually told this by one of the reception staff in front of other guests also, if there is a problem they immediately say they cannot understand you. The maids stole from everyone from tampons to cigarettes make up and loose change, everyone we spoke to had something stolen from their rooms. This could potentially be a good hotel if the staff were given adequate hospitality training. It is on a mountain side and a long trek from town but they do provide a shuttle bus to olu deniz it then returns at 5 pm.
They only have two bars one in the restaurant and the other which is by the pool , the restaurant bar shuts at 9 which usually isnt a problem, however we had horrific storms for 2 days and rather than keep the restaurant bar open everyone had to either go to their room or the pool bar, it was disgusting one poor women went flying due to the floor been so slippy. I would read all the reviews and dont take them with a pinch of salt as we did because they are true, its not just people having a moan.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

just returned from the sunshine holiday resort yesterday, the hotel is situated at the foot of the mountains reached by a very steep hill which is definately not suited to the elderly or disabled , my wife and i are in our 50s and we struggled to get back up the hill.
the hotel itself is very modern, spotlessly clean, the rooms are nice and modern and very spacious. now for the negatives,
first of all we were checked in around 11.00pm , there was no food available after over 6 hours of travelling, we were told that they had stopped the midnight soup at the beginning of october.
we put the cases in our room and went downhill to the poolbar for a last drink before 12.00am when the bar closed, we were met by a miserable barman who never interacted with us whilst reluctantly serving us a drink
. the next day we went down for breakfast and was met by the same miserable staff.
the food itself was very very minimal and carried on for the rest of the week, and cold most of the time with no microwave.
the hotel just seemed to have no character and just seemed lifeless, there was no entertainment during the day besides a table tennis table and a free pool table, the only entertainment in the evening that we had in the whole week was 2 quiz nights a 1 bingo night.
we were told that for the previous 3 weeks before we arrived there was no entertainment at all.
i would not recommend this hotel for familes or even couples come to that.
if you like any sort of life in a hotel then please do yourself a favour and go elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Pangbourne, null, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

the room was clean and of the most of the staff were help full
sadly for an allinclusive hotel it was poor even for end of season the food was cold the choice was
very poor to the point that lunch was re hashed for dinner.
the deserts on two days were still frozen.
only one small toaster for all the guests to use .
there was a constant smell of sewage coming from around the hotel.
most of the guests went out for meals and there was no evening entertainment just an odd quiz

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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carluke
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the sunshine holiday resort for 15 nights , relaxing peaceful holiday just what was needed , the hotel itself sits on a hill and can be steep in places , the pool area was well cared for with plenty of sun beds with mattresses also pool towls were available at reception , the bar area was adequate for the people in the hotel (not many)
Rooms were cleaned daily with fresh beading and towels also tea/ coffee facilities in room we were upgraded to a swim up room that was about double the size of the others and great showers , I did find the beds a bit in the hard side but these were brand new beds
Restaurant was ok not great I'm fussy and could find something to eat most nights although we did eat out a few times as its so cheap to do so
The staff were helpful and polite and you could have a laugh with most of them , thanks to ali at the bar semih , semid in the restaurant they were so good and always had time for you , the girl at reception was helpful with any questions ,the owner is on site also and a very nice man indeed with plans to make this a great hotel !! Mary who stays at the hotel for months every year is lovely and great for any info needed about where to eat if you are going out etc
It's about a 20/25 min walk into ovacik but easy to do as its all down hill and even easier to carry onto hisaronu the market is a Monday here but the one in fethiye on a Tuesday is well worth a visit
Overall very relaxing holiday peaceful location out the way from the hustle and bustle but so easy to find it too

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kocapirnal Cad 3, Ovacik 48300, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Ovacik
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Ovacik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunshine Holiday Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A place where you feel yourself in peace and tranquillity. You will enjoy sunbathing around the pool under the shining sun on a breezy plateau overlooking the village with stunning mountain view in daytime and sunset view in evening.The ideal location of this hotel provides you with the best weather you may find in this area as it leans against the forest on the skirts of Para gliders most popular mountain, this altitude makes the sunbathing here more joyful and pleasant compared to the destinations in both Fethiye and Oludeniz characterised by high humidity and scorching sun in high summer season.It is just 10 minutes drive (4 km) to the famous Oludeniz Beach at Blue Lagoon and at the same distance to Calis Beach in Fethiye. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sunshine Holiday Hotel Ovacik
Sunshine Holiday Fethiye
Sunshine Holiday Resort Turkey/Ovacik

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