Family of four ( 2 adults 40-50yrs & 2 teenage boys 14 & 15yrs)
Well where’s best to start …probably get the ‘Bad’ out of the way first, there is some good points to follow so don’t panic !! xx
We arrived at about midnight on a Friday morning, I was asked to give in our passports, but I had photocopied them before we went, with which they were happy to just have the copies.
We were then shown to a damp dark smelly basement room, with only three beds?? & a put-u-up bed,To which I hiked back up to reception to find out why, after further debate I was assured I would get a family room with two rooms & four beds in the morning.
So by this time we were hot tired & extremely hungry, the bar in the hotel closes at midnight & no food is served out of hours?? So having read the comments on here, we walked down to the seafront and walked to the right, five miutes round the corner …where we found a couple of bars & restaurants which were closing! ( but at The Guvercinik Motel, about the 3rd bar along that you come to,they were brilliant ‘Adem’ (waiter) made us much needed cheese & tomato toasties homemade chips and a couple of drinks (£15.00GBP) for all of us, despite the kitchen been closed.
After a restless night we were shown to a much better family room with two rooms ( 1 x double, 1 x Twin ) with air-con & a balcony overlooking the sea, the rooms are basic, but as they are only used for showering & sleeping they are adequate, it was a total of 100 stairs from our room to the seafront ( so not for the faint hearted !!), our room was cleaned 3 days out of the 7 & topped up with loo roll daily.
Food is also basic, we found breakfast & lunch ok with selections of cold meats, bolied eggs (which have all gone by 9.30am!!) , cheeses, salads, melon & bread with a soup lunchtime, evening meals were of an aquired taste various meats in sauces, rice & pastas.
The Bar is open for your all inclusive drinks ( limited to Beer, vodka, Raki, cola sprite,fanta fruit juices coffee, & lipton tea) from 10am-11pm, the bottom bar does not serve alcohol so you have to walk up 38 steps to get your beers ( so get a few at the same time).
We found the hotel location a bit too remote with two teenage boys, so we hired a car with air-con for 3 days ( approx £113 GBP for the 3 days), which again Adem in the restaurnt was great in sorting for us. Took them to nearby water park & Bodrum town centre.
The hotel Reception are bloody usless & extremely rude by ignoring you…she quoted 150TL to go to bodrum in a taxi , where in reality it costs about 40TL. A couple of the bar/restaurant staff are friendly though, It is not a hotel frequented by many English ( we were the only ones there, it is mainly Turkish,German and Polish)
The seafront is lovely I quite liked the fact there was no sand... less messy lol, there are plenty of parasols & sunbeds (no charge) remember it is a jetty which drops straight in to 10 feet of water, so id be aware if you have young children.
Overall a holiday is what you make it, ( and for the price it cost!) the location is lovely & pituresque and the well needed breeze is a godsend!! .. you are only 12 km from the airport & 20km from bodrum, totally recommend ‘The Guvercinick Motel’ for food and drink lovely setting overlooking the fishing village & nice company.
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- Near Torba around 10-15km from bodrum airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aegean Garden Hotel Bodrum