We returned from 2 weeks at the Hotel Serpina yesterday and already want to go back.I was sceptical about the very positive reviews but now can also recommend the hotel.
The staff were enthusiastic very smart and well turned out and helpful at all times at the bar and mealtimes Iloo, Engin,Songull and Eren and Chef Ali. The food was great and fresh with 2 choices at evening meal. Breakfast I thought was fine with cereals, egg in shell, cheese, fresh fruit, bread tea and coffee and juice. A cooked item was different each day pancakes, omelette, scrambled egg and tomato with cheese on top. This is only served up until 9.30 and we missed it frequently, get up if you want it ! Some of our teenagers in the party thought that there was not enough variety, Chef Ali would make anything they wanted pizza, chips etc, they could not have ben more helpful.
Pool large great for swimming and so clean. Sun beds always available.
Rooms adequate . Air-con is extra 70 Lira per week , but very uncomfortable without it.
Adam the technical manager was outstanding working day and night to keep the pool treated late night and early morning and mending airconditioning units frequently plus sorting electrics and plumbing, What a star!
Ali the manager ran a tight ship and was kind helpful and managed to introduce us to the real Turkey also playing his traditional string instrument and singing traditional songs with the help of the staff group, on the second Turkish night a friend was recruited to play the turkish violin also. The Turkish night was excellent with high quality folk dancers and belly dancer. The staff joined in dancing and singing Engin was a wow!
Entertainment was 2 nights a week and we saw a synchronised swimming group and an African dance and acrobatic troupe.
Only niggle all drinks were extra except at breakfast so the bar bills became expensive and notices about bringing in drinks were prominently displayed at the door. I think that one bottle of water should be provided with meals purchased per 2 or 4 people and/or coffee after a meal .Maybe air con for the first night when it is very hot?
The hotel is about a 5 min walk to the beach the sea bed is stony and I used sandals to swim in.
Hotel close to shops and beach but is tranquil and quiet with the faintest sound of the call to prayer when sitting by the pool to remind us that we were in Turkey.
Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so happy, Pauline, Jon, Adam, Alex, Gary and Wendy.
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- Also Known As:
- Serpina Hotel Gumbet