Our daughter Corrine wrote a very detailed review of our family's stay. I agree with everything she stated so I will not repeat the details (Please see her review). In my eyes the resort wasn't too bad, and I sure have stayed in worse. My biggest issue was the confusion and attitude that was displayed when we first arrive and being told we had no reservations. Of course it was all blamed on the travel agency. It took awhile and it was all worked out by the manager or maybe he was the owner, I do not know.
We spent almost 6 weeks in Turkey with our daughter's family and had an outstanding time. This one incident at this one resort was the only thing on the whole trip that stands out. Except for the hot weather we had on many days. I don't like hot weather.
Its good to stay in new and different places. My wife and I have our favorite places to stay when traveling, but we like to try new things and places.
If we ever visit that city again I'd like to try another resort, but I would not be afraid to stay at the Barbarossa again. The food was good, the grounds well kept, nice pool, and the beach location was great with the Island castle just off shore. Just about the best view on the whole beach. From our hotel room we had a good view of the castle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It may have been a whim of the owner, or simply the perennial inspiration of the yachts, fishing boats and gulets drifting past, but the nautical theme of the Hotel Barbarossa is undoubtedly appropriate. Hotel Barbarossa commands lovely views of the Mediterranean inlet that washes the length of the peninsula and carries its myriad fleet of vessels down to the harbour of Kas itself. Barbarossa's pride is its seawater swimming pool, which is set into its surrounding promenade in such a way as to make you feel as though you could swim straight into the Mediterranean. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barbarossa Club & Hotel KIzkalesi, Turkey - Mersin (Icel)