Just got back from the bodrum beach resortl on June 6th, with mixed feelings, the hotel itself wasnt too bad but the overall management was lacking. The staff are really nice and friendly, cant do enough for you, especially the bar staff.
We were a party of 9, 1 couple (parents) daugter and son in law and 3 kids, and son and fiance. We had requested rooms with a sea view and nearby each other, we did get this in the half of the hotel which is over the road (Only accessible from a subway under the road)
First of all the bar shuts at 11.00pm and then drinks are chargable, not mentioned in the brochure, or we would not have booked it, and the free drinks are definetly watered down, I have never seen whisky which is nearly clear ? and they ran out twice in the 10 days we were there !! the evening entertainment is only on 2 nights a week, and could be better. The entertainment team did not start until the 1st June, so until then there was next to nothing.
Back to the accommodation ! as i said we were put in the half of the hotel across the road, with 3 children in rooms overlooking the pool, great !! until we saw the signs saying no childrren under 18? bit of a mental torment to look at the pool that you cannot go in?? this pool are also had a bar which opened until 6.00pm and a big sun terrace, yet people staying in the other part of the hotel were not directed to it or told about it??
Our half of the hotel was not accesable from the road, so if you went out of the hotel, you had to walk back, past the apartments down 2 flight of steps, though a steep subway, then an approximate 200yard walk up an incline, then up 4 flights of steps, so if you have any mobility problems or pushchairs etc it is a killer !!
The rooms are quite nice, but not as big and well equipped as the photos in the brochure they are on the other side of the road, we only has one mirror whcih was in the bathroom so it was a bit of a pain when getting ready to go out, and the cleaners were a bit unpredictable, my son arrived at 4.00am in the morning and at 8.00am the cleaners were knocking on the door to clean the room, the the next day everyone got up early because the cleaners were due, and they came at 5.00pm when evryone was coming back from the pool !!
The hotel is called bodrum beach, but the beach near the hotel is disgusting, you would not let an animal go in the sea there, we saw a glass bottle on the water edge for at least 3 days of our holiday along with a broken toilet, yet 100 yeards to either side, the beaches ands sea were looked after and nice and clean with sunbeds. This needs to be sorted, because the hotel definety dont encourage you to stay there in the evenings.
On the monday before we came home we were dissapointed when a party of 60 students arrived, and promptly took over the bar area, the pool, the restaurant etc, not what you expect when booking in a family resort, If the hotel used thier common sence they would have opened the bar over the road longer and sent all the students to the pool over there, instead of letting them take up all the seats at the pool and bar area, and take over the pool where all the children and families are? The food was not too bad, some days there was not a lot of variety and when busy the staff cooking the food seemed to struggle, I would not like to see it in high season? if you were there at the beginning of the sitting there were wet wipes in little packs laid out on the tables, but once they had been used they never got replaced !! If it was busy then you had to que for food or the food containers were empty and needed replacing.
Would we go back? if the hotel improved on things and provided a better bar and entertainment service then possibly, but there are better hotels close by who are more organised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our personnel, specially trained to give you all that is expected of an unforgettable holiday, promise you tranquility, fun, happiness and comfort. You can bask in the sun and relax in our private beach only 100 meters away from the hotel.Our hotel has a modern design consisting of a main, and 11 separate buildings, offering you two alternatives for 4-star comfort:• Standard Room Standard rooms with a maximum occupancy of three guests offer a double bed or two single beds, and an extra folding bed on request. Features include parquet floors, bathroom, LCD TV, mini bar (water at check-in), direct dial phone (at charge), split system air conditioning, balcony, and safe box (at charge).• Large RoomSpacious rooms with a maximum occupancy of four guests offer a double bed or two single beds, and a bunk bed. Features include parquet floors, bathroom, LCD TV, mini bar (water at check-in), direct dial phone (at charge), split system air conditioning, balcony, and safe box (at charge). ... more less
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