Just come back from a week at Ova Resort with Thomson and I have to say all in all, I was pleasantly surprised.
I travelled with my girlfriend and seven year old daughter on an all inclusive basis.
The hotel complex itself is extremely well maintained and the staff work hard to keep it in order.
The rooms are small, basically furnished, but clean.
The air con was a bit hit and miss, these rooms are good as a base, but not to spend too much of the day in!
The extra bed in the room was utterly useless and impossible for my daughter to sleep on-putting an air bed on top solved the problem.
The food was of good quality,(buffet basis) a litle bit repetitive as the week progressed, heavy on chicken and very little in the way of a children's menu, so if your little ones are a bit fussy, you were warned!
Ice creams are limited between 1 and 2 pm which is a bit tight, breakfast buffet was the best, try the freshly made omlettes.
Drinks are free til midnight-soft drinks, Tuborg lager and local shorts-the gin is very drinkable!
The entertainment team are a good giggle, especially Tu Tu who was brilliant with the children, the kids club is not so hot, with the little ones more or less left to their own devices watching a film or painting-my seven year old came back after just an hour complaining it was a bit boring, so back to the pool with Dad!
The pool has a brilliant slide which is open for an hour in the morning and once again in the afternoon which was really popular with kids and adults alike.
The local town is a 15 minute walk with bars, shops etc, should you wish to venture off site.
Now the big moan...unless you get up at 3am...I kid you not...forget getting a sunbed or umbrella which are in pitifully short supply and covered by towels by the early hours...problematic in 40 degree heat with little shade around the pool for the kids.
This was a common moan amongst all staying at the Ova and needs to be addressed...Management team take note!
This hotel is advertised as 3 Star, but in my opinion and previous travels, it is really 2.
In spite of this, as a late availability bargain or quick week away, it's not too bad at all and we would consider returning at a later date.
All in all, 7 out of 10.
N.B.Transfer from Dalaman is around 1hr 45mins.
Rich, Liz and Gabi x.
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- Also Known As:
- Ova Hotel Oludeniz
- Ova Hotel Ovacik
- Ova Resort Ovacik
- Ova Resort Hotel Turkey/Ovacik