I have waited nearly a year before making this report because of my mixed feelings about this hotel. Let me start with the big black mark that I am forced to enter against Pasha's Princess. Air conditioning. This hotel has a policy whereby air conditioning in the guest rooms is only available from 17:00 to 19:00 hours and from 22:00 hours to 06:00 hours daily. With midday temperatures around 37/38 deg C, the restriction meant that the rooms were uncomfortably hot to the point of being unusable throughout much of the day. We would never return to Pasha's Princess while this policy remains in place and if we had known about it in advance we would not have booked in the first place.
Happily, there are very many points of praise earned by this hotel. The staff (most especially the bar staff but also the restaurant and kitchen staff) are absolutely brilliant.
The food was good, making allowance for the inevitable repetition of a fortnight's buffets. Excellent special variations every night, though, prepared by happy, helpful cooking staff whose genuine appreciation of the small tips which we left was self-evident.
Location was okay, but no better than that. 150 yards walk to the (rather crowded) private beach section, but the adjoining garden/cafe area was relaxing and much appreciated.
Guests seemed to be a broad western-European mix and there was a powerful positive esprit de corps. No Russians, so far as we could tell.
Excursions: Cable-car trip and Eco-restaurant tour were good fun and good value for money. Boat trip out of Kemer hugely enjoyable. The local buses (dolmus) are cheap and frequent - best way to visit Kemer town.
This was our first visit to Turkey and in the main we enjoyed it and would visit the country again, but not this particular location - will probably try a different region altogether purely in the interests of variety of experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pasha's Princess has the appearance of Ottoman-Style building. It is an excellent choice for couples, singles seeking high standards of service combined with a lazy beach or pool holiday with sunshine in stylish atmosphere. Attention to detail is paramount of the hotels priority lists and provides many facilities for our guests to enjoy, making a very special holiday recipe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pashas Princess Kemer
- Hotel Pashas Princess