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“The largest food buffet I have seen outside of America!” 4 of 5 stars
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Gypsophila Holiday Village
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Karaburun Mah. Alparslan Turkes Bulv. 259 | Alara Tourism Center, Okurcalar 07415, Turkey   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Okurcalar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“The largest food buffet I have seen outside of America!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I only spent a couple of days here as part of a group travelling to Cappadocia, however, it is an impressive holiday village, not in walking distance of a town, in an area with other 'holiday villages' and hotels. I guess if you generally stay in one place it is ideal, it has many pool areas and is right on the beach which is long and sweeping (pebbles and sand). Different bar and cafe areas, the restaurant is large with the biggest buffet I have seen outside of USA with a huge variation of foods to satisfy any tastes. The accommodation is set in small blocks in landscaped gardens, Very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Quite a nice hotel, with a good location and range of facilities. It looks smart, but the quality of the workmanship isn't great, with a few quirks and rough edges. It certainly doesn't live up to its 5-star rating, but is still quite acceptable. I would stay there again. Compared to some hotels in Turkey, the food is of better quality, with a wide buffet choice for breakfast and dinner. Hotel is clean, and staff friendly.

Room Tip: Rooms are located in small, separate blocks, each 3 storeys high. There are no lifts. If mobility...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Namur
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I am back from Gypsophila where I spent last 2 weeks. I was very disappointed and really don't understand why this resort is so well appreciated by many people.

I went 5 times to Turkey in various 5* resorts. And Gypsophila was the worse of them.
In my opinion, this is a bad 5* or a good 4* hôtel.

At arrival, the old fashioned room was very hot. Temperature in the room was above 30°C. Usually, air conditioning is working before the customer arrive. But it was not the case. Not a good start...

The main issue is that the hôtel is overcrowded. At 8 AM, you can't find any sunbed at the pool. You only find some free space at the beach. Most of people are getting up at 6 AM put their towels to book the sunbeds and go to breakfast. When you go to the restaurant, it is also very difficult to find a free table and even more difficult to find a baby chair...

Sunbeds are so close it's difficult to enter the pool because of the lack of space between them. You have the nose in the feet of your neighbour...

Few employees are speaking english but most of them are speaking german... 50% of people are german.

All-in is not so good.
You have to pay for ice,
You only get one bottle of water per day (we even didn't get it every day...)
The taste of their chemical juices is not good at all.

In addition, Wi-Fi is free but unusable. It is so slow. Too much people I suppose...
The TV image quality is not better. Blurred screen and only turkish channels. So no internet and not TV. Good! I did not came to Turkey for watching TV or surfing the net. But, even if there is a show every day, you won't find anything to do in the area. Most of people are going to sleep at 10 PM (On next day morning, they will have to get up early to book their sunbeds). Sorry, but this is not my kind of hollidays!

Finally, 3 people of our group (we were 8) suffered from severe diarrhea and vomiting. My wife and I came back of holliday with double otitis due to the poor quality of the water of the pool.

In clonclusion:

Positive aspects:
- There are many playgrounds for children.
- The food is good but quite repetitive. Deserts are better than average.
- Beautiful gardens around the resort.
- Many employees are friendly (quite rare in Turkey).

Negative aspects:
- Overcrowded (no space at the pool, no space at the restaurant, no space to attend the evening show, no wi-fi access, ...)
- Germany only resort
- Poor quality of the pool water
- Internet and TV are useless
- Poor quality of cocktails
- All-in is not so good
- Ice is not free
- Cleaning of towels at the pool is not free
- You have to pay for a second key for your room
- Plenty of power cuts (air conditioning disabled)
- Beds are small and no feather beds available

Room Tip: Everything is located next to the pool. So you sould ask for a room in this area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Schaan, Liechtenstein
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Super Hotel, Great Hotel, Great Food ... Simply everything was great. You should go there. Its really worth to go there every minute you spend there. Thanks for two wonderful weeks. But don't forget your shoes in the Beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

great hotel, great food, everything is thought of, great playground and activities for children, the territory of the hotel is in lush greenery, lots of space, the sea is warm and clean and the beach is huge, highly recommend

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Not far from the airport (1.5 hour), bordering with two-lane street, so the first line of buildings is very noisy. Definitely one of the roomiest places far and near - garden, beach, pools. Extremly soft beds - sleeping was the only problem for us. Services perfect, with regard to the paid ice cream. Primary communication languages are German and in some cases Russian which well correlates with the structure of the hotel guests - in both cases very cultivated, a good surprise. I also registered several cases of gluttony and alarming number of people coping with obesity. Marek, Czech republic.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ankara
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

i have always a great time in Gypsophila. I went five times. Old hotel but wonderful food and beverage. in my opinion, excellent 5-star holiday village. if your preference is alanya, you should go:)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Karaburun Mah. Alparslan Turkes Bulv. 259 | Alara Tourism Center, Okurcalar 07415, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Okurcalar
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Okurcalar
#5 Family Hotel in Okurcalar
#5 Luxury Hotel in Okurcalar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gypsophila Holiday Village 4*
Number of rooms: 404
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Also Known As:
Gypsophila Holiday Village Hotel Okurcalar
Gypsophila Holliday Village Alanya
Gypsophila Holiday Village Turkey/Okurcalar, Antalya Province

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