We stayed at the T&G apartments for a week at the end of June 2013. We had stayed at Rosy Apartments 2 years ago but the price had doubled so plumped for T&G. We were in the block over the road from the main block (room 201). The apartment itself is 5 min walk from the beach, supermarket & shops. Although if you want a night out in Bar Street expect a long walk, or taxi (about 20 Lira) There is a shop next door which is open 24 hours. If you want beer tell them you will bring back the bottles & they knock a bit off the price.
The good points, the room was clean & tidy. Towels & beds changed regularly. The pool areas were clean. Staff ok. The pool tables have seen better days but at least they were free! I can't comment on the food as we ate out every day. Beer was the same price everywhere give or take a Lira. Although the week after we left the president put the price of beer & fags up by 5 Lira (from 7Lira to 12Lira for a 500ml bottle of Effes.)
The bad points, the a/c didn't work but was sorted by the rep within an hour, faulty remote was the problem. The room slept 4 but there was only me & my mate, good job cause there was no way you could get 4 chairs on the balcony. We took 2 chairs & the table inside & it was still cramped. If you want morning sun on your balcony it was ideal as are the rooms overlooking the pool in the main block. I prefer late afternoon/ early evening sun when you get back after a day out, chill out with a beer before getting ready for a night out. The rooms in the main block facing the road tick this box & we looked across at them with envy. I don't know the room numbers but maybe a call to the resort may give you the room you want. A picky point but it just makes the holiday that bit better.
The pool doesn't have chlorine in & both of us came back with ear infections. I can't say it was due to the pool as we did both go diving as well but it is common for people to come back with ear problems from abroad.
Excursions are cheap as chips. We booked day cruise. night cruise, scuba diving, quad safari & day in the water park on the front for 90 Lira each. Beware of getting ripped off, one couple paid 300 Lira just for the quad safari. Talking of which, take some old clothes. The muddy water is heavy in clay & doesn't wash out. There are showers there & I rinsed most of it off but it still stained. Oh and there were safe deposit boxes there to leave your valuables in.
The key fob for the room operates the electric supply, luckily the fridge stays on permanently. We took it off the keys & left it in the wall so the a/c was on all the time. With the bedroom door shut it was heaven to come out the sun into a cold room.
The cheapest place to buy beer is the supermarket. Just look for the place that looks like Asdas or Tescos on the main street.
Take sterling with you & change it there. You get a much better rate & it's a better rate midweek as a lot of tourists arrive at weekends & push the price down, only by a few pence though.
Eating out, Taj Mahal is excellent for curry, with a "famous chef from Bradford"!! Meal for two & drinks, 100 Lira.
Tiffanys does the best & biggest fillet steak ever, cooked to perfection. The sauce de Paris is divine.
The kebab vendors next to the beach are cheap & tasty just right after a trip down Bar Street.
Food & drink are about the same price as UK now.
"Genuine fakes" are still good, 30 Lira for Converse trainers. Make sure you get the better quality ones. Haggling in sterling can sometimes get a better deal.
As I've mentioned the excursions are great value.
Turkey is still good value but getting less so. Overall it cost approx. £350 more than2 years ago.
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