We stayed here from 3rd june 2013 for 2 weeks. myself and hubby with our 2 children aged 3.5yrs and 8months. after reading some of the reviews i was really nervous about our holiday but i didnt need to be! the short transfer from the airport is a real bonus and the moment we arrived i relaxed a lot as the whole place is immaculate! i have stayed in many 5star hotels in the past and this is up there as one of the cleanest places iv been to! being with a baby who insists on feeding himself we tend to end up making a bit of a mess but the moment even a grain of rice was dropped someone was there to clear it away, highchairs are taken and cleaned and then shrinkwrapped ready for the next person so its like using a brand new one each time. the toilet blocks around the pools have clean dry floors - none of that nasty sludge you get at swimming baths in the uk. the grounds are stunning - lush greenery and amazing flowers. our rooms were cleaned everyday - it alternates so one day it will get cleaned in the morning and the following in the afternoon. some days we told the maids not to bother as the rooms were still so clean from the day before. the food was fantastic, each meal time in the buffet resturants there is a huge selection, theres the normal burgers, nuggets and chips but theres also a huuuge selection of fruit, veg, salads, rice, pasta, incredible meat dishes, meze i could go on and on. our daughter had chips on one occasion the whole holiday and despite taking a whole small suitcase full of jars of baby food we didnt use any as he was well catered for. theres a handheld blender in the main resturant as well as a steam sterilser. the ala carte places were good, you can go to each one once - we didnt bother with the asian, the turkish was ok but better turkish food at the main place, and the italian was incredible! the pancake house is great but word of advise - let them cool down! the staff both at the hotel were fab and the first choice team are just amazing. they seem to work all day and evening and how they remember every childs name is beyond me. our daughter had the swimming lessons and tom and megan are just brilliant and i would highly recommend booking up - book them out there as they earn the commision themself rather than the travel agent in the uk and you get goggles from them included which you dont booking in the uk. the kids clubs are good - we didnt normally book the sessions just turnt up - some get busy like the chocolate parties but other than that most had spaces for non booked. we didnt use the creche for our little one - but fyi its £9 for 90mins. i cannot rate this place enough, if you are looking for a safe, clean, fun holiday for your family then you cant beat it. there was somthing that let the place down though...THE ENGLISH! there were occasions when i honestly felt ashamed to be from the uk - for instance for our last week the pools were closed for a big chunk of the day because a group of teens were crapping in the pools ON PURPOSE! they also did it on the center spot of the football pitch - i cannot imagine what they were gaining from it but the whole resort suffered because of it. the hotel issued letters to each room advising why they have to close after an incident and first choice were pursuing a criminal investigation as some people were found to be bragging on the resorts twitter account about it. we also witnessed parents serving their childrens food from the hot plates with their hands rather than the tongs. this meant the whole dish was then disposed of and re-cooked. people were just slinging rubbish on the floor and i even witnessed a lady change a babies nappy on the table in the bar dispite being a 30 second walk from a clean changing area! other than some skanky brits we had a fab time. we didnt do any trips as we were busy all day just in the resort. as for sunbeds we spent our time at the flume pool where the sunshade was so didnt need to get up crazy early - normally just plonked our stuff on a bed on way to breakfast. but some people - again english were actually getting up at 4AM to get beds around the kids pools which to me just seems insane - your on holiday!!! the local town is ok for a little wander - if your looking for fakes - tops and hoodies go to del boys at the far end of the strip. great quality and best prices. dont buy stuff in the hotel shop as everything - sweets, baby stuff etc is double the price. except the shoe shop in the hotel was the best prices we could find. get a taxi to the town if with little ones - its a looooong walk! we are seriously considering a return trip next year - we had a great time!
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Turkey Sarigerme Hotel Sarigerme
- Holiday Village Turkey Hotel Sarigerme
- Sarigerme Holiday Village Turkey