With my lovely husband, we spent a considerable amount of time researching on different holiday packages before we made our final decision and we opted for a beautiful and a luxurious hotel Fantasia in Kusadasi. Before making a final decision, we browsed through numerous holiday destinations and carefully reviewed each one of them.
It was all the more important that we choose a right holiday resort, as our holiday was meant to be our honeymoon destination :-) After mind - wrecking several months preparing everything to be up to scratch for our big day, we were left emotionally and physically drained and naturally, just wanted to get away from everything and everyone. Thus, in the first week of September off we flew to Izmir in Turkey.
Upon our late arrival, we were welcomed with a glass of chilled juicy drink, which especially my husband thoroughly enjoyed. At first glance, the hotel had a luxurious feel and appeared to be very well maintained. When we were showed into our room, we were too pleasantly surprised. The room was spotlessly clean, had a modern and a homely feel. Late at night, we attended a late supper as we were starved out and then retrieved back to our room for a refreshing sleep in a comfy bed.
The location of the hotel was quite ideal. With a private beach at your door step and with a mini bar serving refreshments all day long, we couldn't ask for more. On our way to beach, we always picked freshly laundered towels and headed to the beach. The number of sunbeds on the privy beach was plentiful, so you need not have to raise early to secure your spot on the beach. The beach was man made with the concrete edge and ladder leading into the sea. As a confident swimmer, my husband enjoyed swimming in the deep water nevertheless.
At first, we enjoyed the wide selection of food thoroughly.
The food decor and the wide choice and variety in the restaurant was more than impressive! First three days we tasted just about everything, there was to taste. Although, my husband fell sick after his first late night meal. I put it down to a heavy dish he ate the previous night and then feeling nauseous the following day.
After about 3 days, I too started having stomach cramps.
I brushed it off as having too much food, my stomach was not familiar with, so I thought it was time to eat lightly, reasonably and moderately.
Upon our arrival, we were strongly advised against drinking tap water, of course, we followed it all the way throughout our stay. Nevertheless with tummy ache not subsidising, despite eating very lightly, we quickly realised the more 'bottled' water we drunk, the more sick we fell.
Only than we realised that staff was topping up the bottles from the taps! So beware!
As mentioned previously, the hotel is just on a door step from a sea and has its own private beach with plenty of sunbeds, fresh towels.
Although, the hotel' s private beach with the concrete edge was not the best in the world, if you walk little further from either side, you would eventually stumble a natural beach.
Nonetheless, Long Beach located just 15 minutes away from a hotel is an absolute must see! The beach was absolutely gorgeous and absolutely breathtaking. Endless golden sandy beaches with crystal clear water was a guarantee for a marvellous swimming experience. The slope leading into the water was very steady and gradual - I guess a major perk of natural beach, which I really appreciated.
You could easily travel around to a town centre by taking a so called ' dolmush ' - local mini bus, which would take you straight into town centre, under less than 15 minutes.
As a typical woman, I wanted to look out for good bargains. Clothing was supposedly to be all branded with the big names like Gucci, Armani, Ferrari, et cetera, however, beware they are all FAKE and ridiculously priced. Locals, although harmless, they were too pushy.
Despite having some digestive problems, on the whole we were very pleased with our stay in Fantasia in Kusadasi.
The hotel was spotless clean, bedding and towels changed each day. The Long Beach was just breath-taking and a dream come true for every holiday maker. The food was plentiful and catered to all pallets. Likewise, the desert selection was out of this world and very tasty.
We found staff to have been friendly, approachable and ready to help. To top it all, the weather was very favourable, ideal for holiday making.
We were thoroughly pampered and enjoyed each other company at the beautiful resort as we should. Just beware a tap water topped bottles and you should be fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fantasia Hotel De Luxe has everything you need for amazing holiday. Located in unique place of Aegean Region, Kusadasi, hotel is surrounded by the ancient cities of Ephesus, Priene, Miletos and the House of Virgin Mary. It features sophisticated and elegant design and offers modern and spacious rooms. Fantasia Hotel Deluxe Kemer offers a range of dining options, including rich open buffet, a la carte restaurants and snack bars. Guests can taste the unique flavors of the Turkish and International cuisines in the main restaurant Nostalgia, while a la carte restaurants will offer dinner with the best features of Mediterian and Aegean menu. Guests can choose between various leisure activities for adults and children. Fantasia Hotel De Luxe also offers a wide variety of spa facilities, including an indoor pool, traditional hamam, sauna, health and beauty treatments. During the stay guests will experience the highest standards of service and hospitable atmosphere of Fantasia Hotel De Luxe Kusadasi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fantasia Deluxe Hotel
- Fantasia Hotel Kusadasi
- Fantasia Deluxe Kusadasi
- Fantasia Kusadasi