If you are thinking of booking this Hotel please read my review before you do. I have been staying in All Inclusive Hotels for over twenty years and can honestly say this was the worst. The hotel had been newly refurbished so the rooms where very clean.
After reading some of the bad reviews on Tripadvisor, I contacted my travel agent and was assured that the there where no problems at the Hotel, and that everything advertised was up and running.
Firstly the artist impressions of the hotel are very misleading. The entrance to the hotel looks nothing like this, the hotel is on a dirt track road not a tarmac road as shown in the picture. The reception is half the size of the picture and looks nothing like it. The entertainment is non existent, there is no dart board, daytime activities, Turkish nights, belly dancing or any of the entertainment that you would find when going to an All Inclusive hotel. There is no lobby bar, the one bar they have is half finished and situated by the pool with no windows, doors etc. The only toilets are either two floors under the restaurant or by the pool down a large set of stairs both quite a distance in the dark from the bar. There is no supermarket, there are signs in the hotel pointing to one, but it doesn’t exist. The nearest shop is about a ten minute walk, not bad going down but a killer coming back up the hill!
On arrival we asked if anything was still open as we had been travelling since lunchtime, and would like a drink and maybe something to eat. We where advised that everything was closed. The bar manager did very kindly phone a local restaurant Friar Tucks and we where picked up and taken to get food.
We were then shown to our room which was very nice, spacious and overlooked the private pools. The smell of sewage hit us as we walked into the room and this remained the same throughout our stay. The smell appeared to be coming from the drains and an open window in the bathroom. We were unable to close the window but kept the bathroom door closed at all times which helped a bit, but this was unbearable when we had to shower.
We went to breakfast the following morning, I wanted some toast but was informed that the toaster wasn’t working so settled for bread and jam. The toaster worked
Intermittently for the next fourteen days! Along with the fruit juice machine which kept running out of concentrate, which was not replaced once it had run out. The coffee machine was the same, working one minute and not the next.
Lunch mainly consisted of salads and fish which was fine if you liked fish. The food appeared to be put out for 12.00, but was never replenished, once gone it was gone. Nothing was covered over so the hot food went cold.
Dinner was the same, we ended up eating out most nights.
The snack bar - there was more choice for snacks than at lunchtime, but it was all covered in flies and wasps as again no lids on anything! We didn’t eat from here at all.
Ice cream was served between three and four and was very nice.
The hotel had no Ice for four days, every time I asked for ice in my drink I was told the machine had broken and ice was being delivered the next day! On day five and after a lot of complaining the ice finally arrived. The variety of drinks was very poor, however they did serve Efes and also proper coke and lemonade.
The entertainment…..this was non existent. We asked on the first night about the entertainment, and was told by the bar manager that there was no point doing anything as nobody was interested. He said he had tried to hire a belly dancer but she wasn’t prepared to come and dance for 10 people! We said why not get a board an advertise the following evening’s entertainment, he said he had tried that! There was no entertainment of any sort day or night until we asked on the fifth night if we could do some Karaoke. The previous night we entertained ourselves with card games getting the other quests to participate. The following night the bar manager advertised Karaoke, we then had a music quiz and a general knowledge quiz, but these lasted all of 45 minutes. He wasn’t interested in continuing the entertainment with something else because his mobile phone seemed far more interesting! If entertainment is advertised, regardless of the number of people it should be provided.
I also believe that they had a problem with drains and sewage, as when sunbathing the smell was horrendous.
I contacted my Travel agent and the Hotel in August 2014, with my concerns about this hotel. I had read a number of reports on Trip advisor and wanted clarification. I never received a reply from the hotel, but received an email from the travel agent advising that the hotel provider confirmed that everything was as per the website apart from the Gym. Unfortunately this was not the case.
I complained to my representative in resort, and after almost a week and they offered to move us to a hotel where several guests where suffering with tummy bugs. They then offered another hotel but we would have had to pay an additional amount of money. They then said they would give us £131.00, to find our own accommodation. Totally unacceptable for one weeks accommodation with food for two people.
After speaking to people working at the Hotel, we were told that a number of tour operators had pulled out as it hadn't Officially been passed, because it was not up to standard. How true this is I don't know.
I have to say thanks to all the lovely people we met, as we got on and made the best of what we had. (Despite the hotel owners daughter sitting at the bar glaring at us).
If you're looking for a break away with no entertainment and are happy to pay out for taxis then use the hotel as a base. The hotel itself is lovely and clean. The pool and the views are lovely and the price compared to what it was last year has dropped.
Feel free to PM me if you would like any other information.
- 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