Before coming, I had read a few bad reviews but once here, I had a really enjoyable holiday.
Firstly, the location was an hour and a half drive from Antalya airport, but being the only person on the Thomson transfer coach on the way, and on the way back sharing the transfer coach with another family from the same resort with no other stops meant the transfer time wasn't too bad.
I liked the way the apartment blocks are all named after fruits. I was in the pomegramite block.
The food was alright. I'm very fussy, but always found something to eat every mealtime, and with all inclusive food and drink on the beach, and ice creams in cones being served all day, you won't go hungry.
The housekeeping service wasn't up to scratch though. Although the room was cleaned, towels were taken, but not all were replaced on several days. There was one day where I saw the supplies room open and someone was there. It was a fellow guest helping themself to a new towel as they had the same problem. However, all blocks have different cleaners, and speaking to fellow guests, they had a much better service. Also, if that was the most serious problem during my stay, then it's still a great holiday.
One thing you should watch out for. The spa is the place where you get your free beach and pool towel. When you get the towel, they do the hard sell for a turkish bath, and make out you're getting a good deal, and are even open to bartering, but there are other places that are cheaper either through Thomson or the travel agent across the road. I did however have what I thought would be a Turkish bath, but it was just a sit in the jacuzzi, sauna, then a wash on a slab, lying with towels around me, then a massage which wasn't very relaxing. They then tried to sell some expensive treatment which conveniently would last the length of my holiday and cost over 200 Euros!! The Thomson rep did warn that they would try this trick and I didn't part with any more money. Also, there was no wrapping in mud which I was led to believe I was getting.
The beach was nice to relax, as temperatures were just over 30C, and getting a refreshing swim certainly cooled me down. There is a tunnel and a bridge leading to the hotel grounds without having to cross the busy road. The waterslides were also great for adults and kids alike in the pool area. As I went at the end of April, it wasn't too busy to get a sunbed and umbrella most days at either the pool or beach.
All in all, I felt I got good value for what I paid, and I would come back here again if I were to find a good deal.
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