Not a 4 star hotel by Western European standards but the hotel seems to have achieved the rating due to the facilities they offer eg. spa, pool, restaurant.
Everything was kept very clean with excellent standards of hygiene throughout - no holiday tummy!!
Food was very good but I could see that the more 'conservative' guests were only interested in chips and ignored all the lovely turkish food on offer
Nice pool area and also enjoyed the water slides for the 2 hours a day that they were available.
Location is good - a 10 min walk from Ladies Beach and the number 5 Dolmus stops in front of the holiday every few minutes and brings you down to the harbour in Kusadasi
Plenty to do in the area - would really encourage people to leave the pool for a day and explore the sights but most guests didn't seem to even know what country they were in
Staff are certainly hard working but are friendly to the point of being way too familiar - I am sure this is welcomed by families with children but we found it over the top.
Bathrooms are dated and shabby - shower was useless. Bed linen consisted of rough sheets with holes and stained coverlets. Rock hard pillows - one each. And then to add insult to injury there were warnings in the hotel directory that guests would be charged extra if they stained bedclothes with fake tan or fake holiday tattoos or hair dye!!
The worst part for us was the evening entertainment down at the pool. We had a pool view room on the 5th floor with a nice view over the sea - this was completely spoiled by the music on the entertainment nights - sleeping was impossible - it was booming into the early hours and put a real dampner on the holiday for us - 2 weeks of very little sleep on holiday is not what we had expected. Couldnt even watch telly in the room it was so loud.
We loved Turkey and loved the Kusadasi area but came home tired rather than chilled out. This hotel seems to cater towards a particular type of holiday maker who is only interested in bingo, chips, drinking, smoking and sunbathing. If that's your thing then you'll love it. If you prefer a cultural experience and a discreet professional hotel then steer clear of the Palmin.
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- Also Known As:
- Palmin Hotel Kusadasi
- Palmin Kusadasi