Me and my boyfriend booked to stay in L'Ambiance Resort in October 2012 and after reading the reviews on here we were very nervous about going. But we were pleasantly surprised.
The hotel itself is beautiful to look at on the outside. it is situated right on the Myndos Gate which is a place to visit in Gumbet and a piece of Turkish history. The rooms are very basic but all you need for sleeping, showering and getting ready etc. Our shower was pretty rubbish and just trickled out and the door was broken but we were able to shower which is all we wanted. The air con in the room worked which was greatly appreciated some days. The fridge was horrible but we just didn't use it - we went all inclusive so didn't really need to keep anything in the room anyway. The TV worked but only had English channels part of the day but again we didn't watch it much since we were out and about all day. Our room was fine for what we needed, plenty of space for clothes etc and for getting ready but could have done with a little TLC but being the last week of the season it was bound to be looking a bit tired.
We did not get our towels and bed changed unless we asked for it but when we asked the wee man who cleaned the rooms did it straight away and a couple of times we came back to the towels in shapes and flowers all over the bed which was cute. He was lovely and couldn't be more helpful. The guys on reception were helpful to us too, anything we needed they helped us with without any hassel however we heard that some other people had problems with them, but we were friendly towards them and we got the same back.
Pierre the barman, Oya the entertainment girl and Rus one of the guys who worked in the hotel were brilliant!!! They made staying in the hotel soo enjoyable and we could not fault them! the kitchen staff and waiting staff were friendly but not in the way Pierre, Oya and Rus were. The food was nice but very repetitive but it was what we expected, and with it being soo cheap to eat out this wasnt a problem for us.
The hotel is a very short walk down the hill (5mins - maybe 10 depending on how fast you walk) to the main restaurants and shops etc which made it a really good location. If you went the opposite direction out of the hotel there is a McDonalds, Dominos and variety of restaurants about 5mins up the road as well as a very big shopping centre with loads of shops for everyone (i loved it - my boyfriend was not so happy being dragged round).
The hotel has a Turkish Bath downstairs and a small "gym". we went for a Turkish Bath once while we were there and we loved it. the girls who did it were very friendly and took a lot of time with us. we would definitely go for another one if we go back to Turkey!!!
This hotel has its flaws but you get what you pay for and it was all we needed to enjoy our holiday. We were there the last fortnight of the season so a lot of things were closed and it was very quiet but we still enjoyed ourselves. During the last week we were told that the hotel had been sold to and American guy and he was going to update the hotel - which if they do we would certainly consider going back here as the hotel is central to soo many things and beautiful when you see it.
one thing to note - If you do not like Cats then Gumbet is not the place for you as there are cats everywhere you turn
- Also Known As:
- l`Ambiance Resort Bodrum Hotel Bodrum
- l Ambiance Hotel Bodrum
- l Ambiance Hotel Yaliciftlik