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Palm Garden Hotel
Ranked #77 of 98 Hotels in Gumbet
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my partners family got back from Turkey yesterday, we stayed at palm gardens and overall it was absolutely brilliant. I read the reviews before going on holiday there so I automatically thought it was not going to be great. We arrived on the 30th at around 10pm. We were greeted with flowers and sandwiches which were really good. We got shown to our rooms and we were pleasantly surprised they were spotlessly clean, and the beds were made up with towels shaped as swans etc. The first two days of food wasnt good, but we were the first guest and they didnt have a buffet but we weren't that fussed as there were loads of lovely restaurants just a stone throw away. The pool area was fabulous the first two days we had the pool all to ourselves. Really good for the kids as the pool is all one level. So no deep end. Once the buffet started it was good, chicken, salads, chips, puddings. There was a fair amount of choice. The bar staff at the top bar were so lovely they would do anything help and lovely with the kids. Overall all the staff are really friendly and helpful. Our cleaner was just brilliant we left her a tip, she always made our room absolutely sparkling. The pool area was great for the kids, they could get burger, toasties, chips, and fizzy drinks whenever they wanted and as much as they wantes. Denise the entertainment manager was really good fun, activities for adults and children. All of the entertainment team were great. We went to the bingo night was really cheesy and great! Karaoke was funny and cheesy all apart of the cheap holiday deal. We went to the big market which your rep will ask you if you want to go, what ever you do dont go on the transport they provide! The mini bus turned up there were not enough seata for everyone so my family had to get a little people carrier there. We drove round gumbet for 45minutes and got rather hot ans annoyed. There is a big hill by smiles café and our driver decided to go up it and as we went up 3 member of my family went flying back as the seat went broke they had their legs up in the air and were basically laid on thd floor. Was really funny but still... we were an hour and a half late for the market, so only left us 2 hours to shop before getting the coach back organised by the rep. Gumbet shops are cheaper than thr market. So I wouldn't waste your money going.
Smilies cafe is amazing great full English, and some freshly squeezed orange juice. We got to know thw other guests as well, they were all lovely. Overall our trip was really good, kids enjoyes it. I would definitely recommend anyone to go there, we were there for a week 30th-7th best time to go as it isn't busy in the hotel. Dont listen to the negative feedback people have been writing on here. We are thinking about going back next year for another family holiday. :)

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

absolutely love this hotel and the area of Gumbet it's in here.
My husband 1st visit was 2 years ago n he loved his holiday experiences so much he brought me here for our first annyversary.
Staff so friendly and helpful and it's easy to make friends here.
Any complaine we had like refrigerator stop working when we got back from diner a new one was in our room n also trouble with the phone and they just replaced it with new one :)
We heard a woman complaining that her phones was taken from her room ,so security came to help her but found the phone hiden and locked in her suitcase.
Her lying could have cost hard working staff their jobs.
We can't find fault with this holiday and would highly recomend and we hope to return again one day heheh of course if we got enough money :)))))))))))

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Kessy4
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Had an amazing time! Animation team were wicked really got us involved, Deniz and Taner YOU LEGENDS!!! ..... Hotel was clean and tidy and food was great, bar staff and waiters equally as friendly!
Made to feel very welcome .........

Will deff be returning LoVED every second ....... And surprised to see that not everyone on here had the amazing stay that we did ?!!? .......

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LittleFrench
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 11 nights at the end of June, on arrival we was fist told we hadnt even got a reservation it was sorted and we was shown our room it was disguisting it and 3 single beds when they was only two of us the live telephone wire was hanging out the wall the balcony was just a door would barely fit one person on and it was broke so couldn't even get out,also the room view was a dump yard with a generator, I complained to reception who typically didn't understand us, we did get moved to another room which was a lot beeter the room was bigger and we had a small balcony room still slightly dingy needs a good update, we arrived in the afternoon and sat outside with a drink and spoke to other guests who had the same room problem most guests got shown a disgusting room until they complained, the food was okay basic Turkish standard we did eat out a few times at shanghai which is at the bottom of the hotel steps nxtdoor it as beautiful food was lovely and staff was great highly recommend they even did English breakfast for 6 lira. A positive for this hotel is the entertainment Denis and his staff were great lots of pool activities and good nightly entertainment. The hotel is in a great location when we was on our transfer route the reception is at the back so it looks like your really out the way but the hotel has steps that goes to the bottom which is then a two minute walk to bar street and all restaurant and souvenir shops. The hotel is OK a 3* standard at the best if your looking for a cheap week its OK otherwise would not recommend. If you have any Q's please message me :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Amyb92
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Me and my boyfriend came here for 2 weeks in September 2012 and had a great holiday.
While we were there we spoke to some people who complained they had bad rooms and maids who went through their things, like some of the reviews mention, but we found non of that.
Our rooms were cleaned daily and the hotel was kept clean and the staff were friendly, especially Dennis and the entertainment team!
we were given a not so nice room on arrival but we asked to change and we got another room straight away which was lots better.
The hotel had a lively atmosphere with pool games daily.
Food was quite nice, some nights better than others and the drinks were spirits (watered down) and lager and soft drinks.
The hotel has potential to be lovely i think it just needs a bit of renovation!
We went on some great trips booked through the rep, id recommend Dalyan and the boat trips.
Nightlife was great although drinks were a bit expensive, lots of nice restaurants around and very cheap for meals.
Had some fab nights out with the entertainment team.
Id recommend Halakarnas nightclub, expensive but worth it!
The hotel has a very nice spa and we had a lovely turkish bath and massage in it for a very cheap price!
All in all a great holiday, think we would try another hotel next time but the palm garden has good location, nice pool area and friendly staff, Fab time :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jennifer w
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hampshire uk
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Not safe to leave anything in rooms,even clothes goes missing.Watch out for staff going into your rooms when they think youre out in town at night
Also had male cleaners always walking into our girls ( both 17) rooms when they were there even though they put sign do not disturb out..

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Morrison567
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Oxford
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

I went to Gumbet on holiday with my friends after my A-Levels, for a week of relaxing in the day and getting hammered in the night. I think I paid about £450 for the flights/hotel/food in total, and it was absolutely awesome value for money if you're on a tight budget.

Start with the location: it's about 5 minutes' walk from the centre of Gumbet, and 10 minutes from the beach.

The rooms were fine, mine was a two bed room with clean bathroom and sheets (we were there for 7 nights and I think the nice, friendly cleaner cleaned the room 5 times without asking once for a tip. It is amazing how far a nice word here or there will go). It was air conditioned and had a 'balcony' - admittedly this was only the sort of balcony where you'd hang your clothes to dry, but anyway.

We spent most of our days by the pool, which was nice; loads of people of all nationalities, good place to have fun with the other holidaymakers playing football in the pool, but also relaxing to sunbathe and read too. Some difficulty in finding a sunbed unless you got up at the crack of dawn, but that will be the same wherever you go.

The food, I must say, was poor - I wasn't expecting much, but I couldn't even distinguish what most of it was. I stuck to stuff which looked like it wouldn't make me throw up, and was largely successful.

The best thing about this place was the bar. We were all-inclusive and this included UNLIMITED FREE DRINKS until 11pm, at which time we set off clubbing for the night, such a good way to pre-drink!

One thing I would say for people travelling to Turkey in general, is HAGGLE - and particularly with holiday reps. We got fleeced by ours, she sold us a trip to a water park (admittedly a great day out) and a boat trip around the islands (very picturesque and fun, leaping off 6m cliffs and diving off the boat into the deep blue, but for some reason pumping house music at maximum volume while boat was moving?!) but the other people we spoke to managed to get a much better deal than us. We were a bit wet behind the ears then, so we learnt our lesson the hard way.

Overall though, the Palm Garden was an ideal place to stay if you want a comfy bed, clean room, nice pool, good location and FREE DRINKS for not very much money. I think the kind of service you get from staff often depends on the way you treat them, that was certainly what I found in Gumbet. If you come to Palm Garden expecting luxury you're barking up the wrong tree - but if you want a cracking good budget drinking holiday in the sun, look no further.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Palm Garden Hotel
Address: Oramiral Kemal Kayacan Cad. No:27, Gumbet 48252, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Gumbet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Gumbet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Palm Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 218
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Palm Garden Gumbet
Iskandil Hotel

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