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“Great holiday!”
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Ali Baba Hotel
Ranked #23 of 100 Hotels in Gumbet
Certificate of Excellence
plymouth, devon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great holiday!”
Reviewed August 23, 2009

Me and my friend stayed at the Ali Baba 24th july - 7th aug and I absolutely loved it! Was welcomed by Harry when we arrived and he carried our bags to our room and sorted our air con out, very reasonable at 20 lira per week, I would without a doubt suggest getting the air con as would've been very uncomfortable in the room without it!
The rooms were basic with just bedroom and bathroom but were comfortable and spotless! The cleaners came in every day to clean and leave fresh towels, they even tidied our mess for us!
The pool area is lovely, the pool was very clean and a good size, the area around the pool was kept clean and tidy and there are plenty of sunbeds to go around. The music was okay, a mixture of dance and pop but the same cd was played over and over, you can take your own cd's though and Seb will play them for you.
The staff are fabulous, the owners Seb and his wife as so so friendly and make you feel very welcome, if there is anything you need they are more than happy to help.
Harry the barman is crazy funny if not a bit hyper! But a great guy!
The location of the hotel is really good, only a 2 minute walk from Jack's Place (best restaurant) and about 5 mins from the bars. The beach is about a 5-10 mins but isn't that great, it's fairly dirty and extremely busy, we went to Bitez beach which was a lot nicer, got a taxi back and was about 14 lira.
Would definately recommend a turkish bath, there are some as you walk through the main bar street which are much cheaper than if you buy through thomas cook. Also alot of the other people staying at the hotel suggested the boat trips, haven't been myself but they sounded fab!
All in all a wonderful place to stay, seemed to be mainly couples staying but there were families and groups of friends too, all very friendly and had some lovely nights with them all :)
Will be going back again, maybe even next july....who knows :D

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Fleet, Hampshire
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Reviewed August 20, 2009

We have just returned from our two week holiday at the ali baba hotel in gumbet. Everything has been fantastic. Seb and his family did everything to make sure our stay was amazing. The Bar man 'Mad Harry' is by far one of the best people İ have ever met - my jaw hurts from all the laughter. Most of the resturants are brilliant, in particular the Jasmin Garden (a few mins down the road) Car pe dıem on the beach was the best food\entertainment and the pubs were great. By far the best holiday we have had. The hotel pool was very friendly and we wıll be back for sure to this hotel thanks to its cheerful, funny and hard working staff. 100 % RECCOMENDED!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2009

We stopped at the ali baba in gumbet from 20th july to the 4 august 2009. We were a bit concerned as we did nt pay much at all for the holiday so wasnt expecting much. It was our first holiday without our kids (now 19 and 16!) and after reading the reports on here we felt a bit more comfortable. Its was a very pleasant surprise. Harry the barman gave us a very warm welcome when we arrived in the earlier hours of the morning and helped us to the room and gave us the air con without paying for it saying sort it tomorrow! We met the ali baba owners the next day, Seb and his wife it is a family business with the cleaners and all staff being family....... they really couldnt do enough for you and knew everybodys names! Clean towels every day and bed linen and room cleaned also everyday. Dont get me wrong the room was very basic with no tea making facilities or fridge or balcony but it was spotless. If you are just looking for a base like us this was ideal. The pool area was lovely and we never needed to get up at the crack of dawn to secure a sunbed there was plenty. The breakfast was typical greek breakfast as listed in previous reports but you could get full english for £2 in most places. Our favourite place to eat was Jacks place the food was fantastic, we went there most nights, i recommend the bbq chicken which comes with puff pastry on top, we got very friendly with mahoni, nemo and jack, jack even took us to betiez beach (lovely clear waters and double sunbeds and swings in the sea) which is only a dolmus away (gumbet beach wasnt all that). You are only a five min walk past many restaurants to bar street and a 10 min walk to beach. We recommend the boat trip which we booked at one of the kiosks or you can book it with your meal at uncle festers as its his boat anyway and you get it cheaper (he is the restaurant on the corner as you walk into town with the scary looking dummy outside). It seemed to be mostly couples at the ali baba but everyone was really friendly. It was my husbands birthday whilst we where there and when we went to our room the cleaner had strewn flowers all over our bed (thanks harry lol) and there was a bottle of wine and 2 glasses and a bday card! Negatives, dance trance music around the pool arrrgh if i ever here disco disco partyzani again i will scream. All in all fab holiday and would definatly go back again next year.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ali Baba Hotel
Address: Lale Sok. No:24 Bodrum Merkez, Gumbet 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Gumbet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Gumbet
#5 Family Hotel in Gumbet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ali Baba Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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