Let me start with the conclusion: This is not a four star hotel – it is a two star hotel, - or maybe on a good day a three star hotel. But never four – not even in Turkey.
It is a budget hotel with an all-inclusive concept that is OK – but not more than that.
Let me explain my conclusion:
The rooms are VERY basic – look at the amateur pics you will find here, they look as if is a youth hostel. A bed, a cabinet, an old fashioned TV with a couple of Turkish cannels.
And everything you see have only gotten the most rudimentary maintenance recent years.
The pool area is way too small, if you are not down with your towels in sunbeds at 7.00 you will not have any that day! The sunbeds are old and of different types and the mattresses are dirty.
The waterslides lacks maintenance as well. On your way down you feel like a cheese being sliced, where the joints are.
At the beach the sunbeds are even older – and the mattresses more dirty. However here is chance to actually get one – not at least in the afternoon.
The beach bar is OK, the food is same every day - chicken, chips and salad – but what more do you need.
In general I think the food is OK. They serve a lot of fish to the dinner, I don’t like fish with bones, but they seemed very popular, not least the Turkish guests appreciated them very much. Do not expect cuisine, but you can usually find some chicken or turkey (marinated). A lot of different cakes – and my favorite: Water melon.
But it is hard to get a table – don’t expect that you can have one table for your family without another family in the other end. And it is very noisy! The line is very long for the outdoor buffet – expect 20 minuttes. A few tables next to the pool are you allowed to take when they have been placed – and they were taken about 1½ hour before dinner.
Breakfast is ok – always different eggs and omelets.
Over all the hygiene seems to be OK.
Generally the staff is very friendly, I speak both German and English and was able to communicate with most of them.
The reception is not working. They can check you in, and hand out your key – and I did not find much friendliness there. From 10-12.00 and from 14-16.00 there is a person taking care of “guest relations”. She was very friendly, but not much help. However one of our kids had birthday while we were there, and we had ordered a covered table with flowers. It was a little expensive – but nice.
I was on the hotel with my family (5 persons) two weeks from late June 2013. I have been in the same area in Konakli 5 times before and like the area – and you can find a lot of nice hotels in the area. This year we decided to try the Eftalia Resort because it was four star, cheap and they had family rooms. If you look at other hotels/”resorts with three stars you will be able to find them to same price – and this is my point: It is cheap if it was a four star hotel – but is not.
It you are looking for a budget hotel and can live with the points if have mentioned you will not be disappointed.
If you think you have bought a four star resort with just a touch of luxury, you will be absolutely horrible disappointed.
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