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Tosunoglu Apart Otel
Ranked #22 of 99 Hotels in Bodrum City
Certificate of Excellence
Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Surprising Tosunoglu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

I liked the look of these apartments but was a bit reticent ref thefts in the past. Glad to say the management have sacked cleaners/ security guy from last year and I have heard of no thefts at all this season.
The apartments are basic...clean though...and big. If you can put up with dodgy locks on your door and dodgy showers this is the place for you !! The pool area is great, there are always sun beds available ( apart from peak times...school holidays etc ) and Lucky (not so mad !) is a good host behind the bar.
Shop across the road is lovely and supplies all the basics including papers.
As a summary the Tosunoglu is the perfect imperfect place !!! We will return, as do many many others.....and that for me says it all

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Firstly the good points:

The hotel owners are lovely, very chatty and friendly and willing to help. The location is perfect, it's off the main strip which means its quiet enough to relax but only a short walk (roughly 10-15 minutes) to reach all the main bars and restaurants. There are 2 supermarkets close by too. The pool is very big and always kept really clean and tidy, as is the hotel grounds itself. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the apartment, it was massive for just the two of us with a spacious bedroom and very big living area complete with a table, chairs and sofa. Balcony was also of a good size.

We only ate at the pool bar a couple of times but it was very nice and good value for money.

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I am not a moaner and have stayed in far worse hotels than this, after all you get what you pay for an for a fairly cheap holiday we could not complain, however this hotel could do with updating a little. The rooms were extremely basic and there were certain things that did not bother us but may others; the mirror had cello tape securing it on the wardrobe, it was very hot stuffy and the air con is only in the living area not the bedroom so pretty pointless. We had our room cleaned every day we were there which was great but some days we were not sure what exactly the cleaner had done except pull back the bed sheet. Our towels were changed every day for the first three days which seemed a bit unnecessary however after that they were not touched until the day before we left despite them being filthy for days. Toilet roll was not replaced so we resorted to buying our own from the shop across the road. On the first day we noticed our toilet was not flushing properly, we reported it, it was fixed but then the day after the same thing happened again and nothing seemed to be done for the rest of the stay.

The bar man Lucky, although he tries to be pleasant comes across as rude and pushy. You get hassled enough on the streets with people promoting bars and restaurants, you do not need Lucky trying to get you to use the hotel bar all the time too. He was also abusive to us a couple of times. Security guard also not very nice and pushed the person I was travelling with on one occasion.

Seems like there is a shortage of sun beds, many people were up very early to reserve them and then did not actually use them all day which is annoying however you could usually find a couple of spare ones dotted around. Drinks from the pool were quite expensive compared with the supermarkets.

Overall we had a lovely time and thought the hotel was a great base with a lovely pool with only a few minor problems. If you don't spend much time in your room then this hotel is great. Don't be expecting anything too fancy and you won't go far wrong here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

This hotel boasts spacious rooms which easily accomodate 4 adults without a sense of overcrowding. The hotel is made up of two storey buildings with various fruit trees and garden areas breaking up the buildings, making it a lovely setting to relax.The standard of the rooms is what you can expect for the prices that are being charged. The self catering facilities are basic, but who comes on holiday to cook? as long as there is a fridge for cold drinks. We paid extra for the air conditioning which was in the main room, which meant the bedroom got hot a night, although fans could be hired as well. The pool is very big considering the size of the hotel and was checked and cleaned daily, there did not appear to be any lack of sunbeds. The layout of the pool area gave the chance for us to mix with many other holiday makers and make friends, the whole hotel had a safe and secure feel about it.The owners, staff and bar owner 'Lucky' were friendly and made you feel welcome. The food and drink at the hotel is very reasonable in both quality and price. The hotel is very well situated being just a 10 minute walk to bothe the beach and lively Bar Street. The local bus, Dolmus, went past the hotel and these were easy to flag down for trips to Bodrum at a cost of 3 Turkish Lira each. The only one small downfall was that there were a few stray kittens wandering about which sometimes entered our room as we had one on the ground floor.
We booked our holiday with a small internet company called Fresh Holidays.com who I would highly recommend.
This is one hotel which we will be returning to.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I have just got back to UK from 2 weeks stay at Tosunoglu apart, we arrived at 2.30 am on our first day, we were shown to a back of the complex apartment, having always stayed in Hotels we were disappointed as we had no view of the pool, the hotel said they would deal with it in the morning, we spent our first night stifled and disappointed, the apartments are inbareable without air con, we were not offered this service, on speaking to reception following morning they could not move us until thurs Friday that week, this was Tuesday, as the rooms were occupied, we didn't unpack until Thursday, we were fed up of loving out of a suitcase, the apartments are run by a lovely family, who honestly can't do enough for you! The apartments are spacious but tired and need updating. We were cheekily greeted by Lucky the Barman, who in his own way tries to be friendly but then on the flip side he is cheeky and rather rude sometimes! Telling us off for not eating at the bar, quite honestly we are on holiday and don't want to feel rail roaded into where we eat or drink for that matter, we were on a budget and found 2 shops left and across the road right of the front gates of apartments, which were 2-3rds cheaper than luckys prices, Now you have to understand that the Turks like Lucky live on commission of sales, although I understand this and appreciate their dilemmas we didn't have the cash flow to keep up to regular Bar visits, the Pool is Superb, really good size and kept very clean, one of the family members keeps the Gardens Beautiful and grows Aubergines, tomatoes, figs, pomegranates, limes and an abundance of flower bushes, all drying out as he stood pouring water on them! Well done for his comitment not easy in 40•C !! From our terrace our view was the back of the Hexagon bar, which we witnesssed the daily up keep if the service they provided. We decided to stay in the apartment as it provided us with shade and privacy to just chill out If we needed to, the sun sits half a day on one side seriously beating down the patios, and vice versa for the other side in the aft, at the front apartments so ours was a welcome relief from serious temperatures, we also found out that you can hire free standing fans from reception, at £10 a week per one, we got 2 as the air con is only in front room and wasn't much good in the rest of the apartment, at £30 a week for air con, our rented Fans were fab!! In town, which is a short 10 min walk, you are greeted by the never ending competition between restaurants bidding your attention to eat and drink with them! The Gauntlet we called it!! Once the job is done thru however means they can to get you in, you are dumped and left to your own devices! One point at Jasmine Gardens 1+1/2 hour wait for our food! Mum was most upset and vowed never to go again! Next door to them is Captains Bar and Grill, the Best establishment in my opinion to which food is served quickly and to very high standards, Rambo works here, he had to be the nicest most helpful person and we relied on him very much, for advice, problems, illness, he cured my mum from a week of illness in one tablet! They have a really good service at this bistro Bar, and seemed such a shame that people listened to ill advice and didn't go! You missed a treat! We kept this place as our fave spot with guaranteed no hassle good food good service, and the most attentive lads that kept customers index the same amount of attention from start to finish!! Further on is the main strip containing bars and restaurants delight, St. Royal jewellers us our next Gem! apart from the most luxurious Coolest place in Gimbet the Owner Umit and staff were Fantastic, i ordered a lbespoke ring to be made, Umit addes up all the cost and knocked so much off for us it was unbelievable, bent over backwards to help keep us Happy, abd treat us like Royalty each time we saw hin, adding free diamonds as present for myself and my sons bespoke ring as a bithday present, superb service! and my ring!!!!!! Beautiful! Thank you Umit, use this jewellers you will be amazed! at the end of the strip is Bar street, vibrant Posh no expense spared Cubbers Heaven! But remember the prices Double here! Bodrum is 15 mins Dolmus ride away that is easily accessible at the front of Tosunoglu apart, be it a bigger bat, the town is shoppers delight, very a traditionally Turkish, Huge Market every day ar the bus station, Gumbet is our Fave tho, the Beach accessible at the end of the strip revelling in colour coded madness! Bean bags hammocks king size beds to stretch out on, shaded Canopys, sunbeds are free although it is expected you buy a drink at least, All in all a beautiful Place Gumbet, Tosunoglu apart otel is a Good standard basic hotel, the Family are lovely and you would enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

I stayed here with a friend for 12 days & found it brilliant!
It's about 15 mins walk to Bar Street & the beach. Which suited me great as its close enough to enjoy at night but far enough away to not have the late night noise.
The pool was lovely & clean & we stayed in room 107 which looked right onto the pool. A couple of steps from our patio led straight to the pool.
We only ate once at the bar so can't really comment on that side.
The apartments are basic but you get what you pay for. The shower water runs hot & cold so beware & the 2 ring hob worked but was a bit dodgy. Perfectly enough to cook something basic. Don't expect to cook a 3 course meal here!
The family that runs it were very friendly and I felt it gave the apartments a family atmosphere feel to it.
I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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norwich
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

have been to gumbet for the last 8yrs but this was the first time we have stayed at the tosunoglu apartments. after reading some of the reviews after booking i was a bit scared of what i would find, but i can honestly say i was very surprised. these apartments are large bright and clean, ok some people complain because there are no cooking pots/pans in rooms but who comes on holiday to stay in room and cook meals. its is so cheap to get 3 course meal out. ( about £10 ) the family who runs these apartments are lovely and will do anything for you, also lucky and smiler behind bar are also great guys. food was very tasty, i would reccomend home made chips or there chicken salads. i would definatley stay at these apartments again

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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scotland
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

I will start with the good points ,the staff were fantastic from the cleaners to the owners they were all great lucky the bar man was brand new to us ,a wee bit cheecky at first but we told him to stop that strait away and after that he was just fun fun fun .we eat at the bar a few times mostly breakfast or lunch which were good and the chicken curry we had one nite was fab .everyone needs to remember these are not 5 star so you get what you pay for ,the pool is one of the best I have seen in gumbet .The not so good points,the apartments are in need of a makeover ,but again you get what you pay for ,we had to ask for clean towels once but it was not a problem and we got them strait away.we did not eat or drink at the bar every day ,but when we did it was always good and we had a good time with lucky and the other folk who were at the bar . If I was wanting a cheap holiday I would go back to these apartments again YOU ONLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tosunoglu Apart Otel
Address: Cevat Sakir Mah. Lale Sok. No:41 Bodrum Merkez, Bodrum City, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Bodrum City
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bodrum City
#15 Family Hotel in Bodrum City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tosunoglu Apart Otel 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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