Our Holiday (2 Adults and 2 children aged 14 and 16) was booked directly with Liam via the website. Excellent prompt communication both by email and phone gave us all the information we needed before we arrived.
Taxi transfers from and to the airport were also booked directly with Liam. The taxi driver on the return trip back to Izmir had done his homework and decided to go the long way to avoid the holiday traffic after the finish of Ramadan.This proved to be very helpful as the traffic on the main route into the airport backed up for miles.
On arrival at Whispering Sands (at 1am) we were greeted by Liam and his family and immediately we felt at home. The apartment on the top floor was exactly as was described to us. It was very comfortable, spacious, clean and had both a sea and pool view. There was air-con throughout and a huge balcony for us to sit and watch the sunset. There was also the benefit of a lift to all the floors in the block.
“Whispering Sands” is situated a couple of miles out of town, but the no 1 dolmus bus (every 5-10 minutes) brings you back to within 200 yards of the complex for about 70 pence. The location was great for us as our children could go and do their own things, sometimes playing football on the floodlit pitch until 2am or just sitting talking to friends until late. I am not sure we could have coped with this if we had been in the centre of Kusadasi. There were security guards on the gate all the time to give you extra peace of mind.
The grounds were well maintained, the pool was kept clean and there was no problem with getting a sunbed or an umbrella. In fact there were probably too many umbrellas – (sorry Liam had to put it in.)
There are 2 big supermarkets within a mile of the complex and another 3 in the town centre, all opening until late, so getting provisions was never a problem.
If you didn’t want to use the local bus there was always the option of using Ahmet (the party taxi !) He was always on hand either waiting at the gate or just a text away. If he was busy he would arrange for another taxi to pick up which always arrived within 10 minutes. Ahmet was very pleasant, helpful and always smiling. He took us to Ephesus and the Virgin Mary House as well as taking us into town. We were never let down and he always knew all our names. He is definitely someone that you can call a friend.
The staff at “Whispering Sands” were fantastic. Family members and staff alike worked extremely hard (and very long hours!) The bar staff and waiters were very pleasant and were always willing to have a joke without overstepping the mark. The entertainment was great (and free!), with many nights spent at the complex having a lovely meal and a beer. The pool party, fire show and Mehmet (excellent singer) together with the varied music kept us entertained. Our last night was just superb, a lovely BBQ followed by a Turkish dancer and fire show and then all the children (and adults) dancing until midnight, we didn’t want to go to bed. The food was superb and as good if not better than what we ate in town. We had no complaints regarding the prices for the food and drink on the complex.
Kusadasi is a wonderful place to visit and Whispering Sands is definitely in an ideal location for families. The children really loved the place and we met some wonderful friends and had lots of fun. A big thank you has to go to Aaron, Liam and Caillene for their friendship and help throughout our holiday.
Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This holiday apartment complex offers loads of on-site activities and amenities ideal for perfect summer holidays for all the family. You don't have to leave the complex if you don't want to, but you should take the time to stroll around the old town of Kusadasi. Having one of the most picturesque sea front promenades and one of the largest marinas in Turkey, this beautiful town is well worth exploring. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whispering Sands Hotel Kusadasi