Now called the Bodrum Beach Club
Will try to cover all the main points and give a balanced view. Went on hols May so still at the start of the season in Turkey.
Hotel and grounds are fairly small, but pool and beach big enough. Good activities each day at the pool, all the usual, water polo, darts etc and animation team all great. Beach a lot quieter, there's a jetty for sunbathing but this is pretty small so in busier times you may need to be up early to get a spot here - little shade on the jetty also but plenty on the beach
Towels provided for a deposit at reception, can be changed as much as you like during your stay and need to be returned to reception at the end of your stay
Food is ok, the usual really, great salads, usually fish or meat at the grill and then a selection of cooked items, usually rice/pasta and meat and vegatable options. I tended to stick to the grill and salads. There are a la carte - we tried the fish which was ok, and the italian which wasn't. You need to pay a 5euro deposit per person and drinks are not free in the a la carte (about £25 for a bottle of turkish wine) so if we went to this hotel again, we wouldn't bother with this.
One main point to make is that the holidaymakers in the resort are 70% french, so most of the staff will speak french to you first as they will presume you are, however once we identified ourselves as english this wasn;t a problem as most staff speak some english too. French holidaymakers fine, no issues with this at all so would be happy to go to a predominantly french resort again, however the entertainment in the evenings was mostly in french so we did miss out a bit here. The english holidaymakers did tend to stick together a bit so this is good for getting to know some other people if thats the sort of thing you like. The animiation team ran trips into bodrum each evening which we didn;t try, but would be a good alternative.
Overall impression, great value for money, good animation team etc, but is quite small so if you like to get out an about/have a wander, you might be a bit bored by the end of the holiday, especially if you've gone for 2 weeks (although can get the bus to bodum each day if you want to). Would go back. Happy to respond to any queries if you are considering going.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Litera Altinel
- Litera Altinel Bodrum