Ok Ok, I know, we stayed at this hotel in May, so, "why" do you ask, is this mad woman writing another review.........................well, although we had paid for the De luxe apartments, we were upgraded to the Private Villas.....which is a separate componenet to the main hotel, across the road in its' own luxurious surroundings, so I guess this counts as a completely different holiday, and believe me, the WOW factor just goes thru the roof......(Of course I am going to rub it in!)
We stayed in Villa 6116, the rooms are massive, all cream and coffee coloured marble, king sized bed, 2 complete fitted vanity units with 4 wardrobes, slippers, robes, fruit and all the little extra trimmings you get when you are part of the elite........(sorry)
From the moment we walked in, (even a welcome mat at the fromt door) it was pure heaven, open the front french windows and you come across your own sun loungers, your room number on the table, this is so the waiter can take your drinks order and wait on you, ( should you be too tired to walk past the waterfall pools) to the Villas' own A la Carte restaurant, which can only be used by the villa guests...........breathtaking, "Oh Yes" and more.
There are 4 illusion pools, that merge into each other by water fall effect, trees, and flowers pave the way along the decking, and at the bottom the bar and restaurant wait to serve you from 7 am each day.......................breakfast was just superb, Villa Chef cooking omlettes, fried eggs, pancakes etc, all fresh to your own specifics, cereal, fruit, breads, croissants, fresh milk, orange, coffee, tea, cheeses, figs, preserves and fresh honeycomb all stacked high ready for you to sample...............and of course waiter service too................
Lunch was salad bar & desserts which you could help yourselves to, but then a menu of 4 different pizzas, 4 different burgers/sandwiches, smoked salmon, pasta, fresh chicken, sea bass etc, which the chef cooked for you and the waiters served at your table.
The evening menu was superb, always fresh soups, salads, etc, and the menu was extensive, steaks, chicken, fish, calmari, lamb shank, all again cooked to your liking, after this, (if you could possibly shove anything else in) there was desserts, fresh fruit and of course cocktails......................Go on, ask me have I put weight on!? "what do you think"?
This was exclusive to the villa guests, but of course we could use the facilities at the main hotel too..........which we did............
The a la cartes, were still as excellent, the Mexican and Chinese had really raised their game from May, the service and the food was far superior, and I would highly recommend. Big thanks to Mehmet in the Chinese, who was still as wonderful, and who ran out to meet us like long lost friends. I thank him very much.
The Ela Ela (Greek) well, the service was still as bad, but the food had improved, and the entertainment was superb, everyone dancing "Zorba" and singing along, sort of made up for the wait.
The Turkish a la carte, in the Panorama, had lost a little shine in my opinion, but still worth a look.
The Italian equally as superb, service excellent, and the food First Class.
Halikarnas the Fish eatery, sublime, just a lovely relaxed evening, views across the bay and good service too. Food of excellent quality and one I would recommend for maybe a bit of Romance.......Lovely.
Now the crowning glory, the "Teppenyaki" which we ate at twice....................Just out of this world.
The Chef cooks, sings, does juggling with utensils, makes creations from the food and keeps you entertained for almost 2 hours of orgasmic eating..................
6 courses are served to you, from Hot and Sour soup, then chicken and vegetables, King Prawns, Salmon, Egg Fried Rice with Beef, Steak with Noodles, finishing with Ice Cream,which is flavoured with Jasmine and Orange.
He allows the guests to go round to the cooking station and set fire to oils, use his ever sharp chopper to hold whilst a photo is taken and his never ending exuberance just takes you along.
Well done to "Him Indoors" for catching the bowl of rice thrown to him by the Chef, "Big Up" also to Dave for doing the same.........round of applause.
King Prawns are served into your mouth....(He throws them at you) what a laugh, and everyone caught them. Hurrah!!
A word about the waiter....................He is a complete showman, he has grown in confidence since we were there in May, and has become such an asset to the hotel, he makes flowers for the ladies, takes photos for everyone, and generally creates mayhem for the men by trying to run off with their female side kicks, he threatened to kill "MY other half" with a cross bow, after putting an apple on his head, and pretended to be "WIlliam Tell" just an absolute Gem of a young guy who everyone liked very much. So, Thank you, and my sincere thanks for making both our visits to the Teppenyaki "Outstanding"
You can eat at this restaurant as many times as you like, and it is 25 TL or equivelant.
They have opened a "Pasta Bar" since May, it is located at the side of the "Halikarnas" and is open from 14.00 to 18.00 hours every day, the Penne Aribiatta and Fusilli with Spinach are particularly good.
A new little Beach Hut has also opened since may, serving Slushies etc, so another place to get a drink.
There was always space around the main pool and Beach area to get sunbeds, the Adult Beach was used to the max, but, again always a few spaces.
The cleanliness of the place still was impressive as was the care and consideration of the staff....................still a few problems with getting served in the evenings, but, if you can't wait for 10 minutes for a drink, then, maybe take a "Hip Flask"!!!
Renovations start on the 4th November, a new covered Reception and Lobby Area is being built, and both sides of the main dining area are being modernised, should be amazing when completed for April 2011...................
I would like to thank Baris, Annastasyia, Mehmet, Mustafa, Anket, all the waiters and cleaning staff across at the Villas, who were wonderful, the towel boy, who brought our fresh sun beds towels each morning and to all the people we met.
Woud we return, "Absolutely" but, it would have to be the villas for us, once you have had the best then there is no going back......................sounds snobby? well yes I suppose it does, but for the extra money we paid for the de luxe, the up grade came as a bonus, and we would certainly pay the additional cash for another 11 days of pure luxury every time.
This hotel is just superb, it tries so hard to please everyone, and "Yes" of course it has its' problems, but, to the moaning minnies out there, who complain, just because they can.....................then my advice to you is "Get a life" a holiday is what YOU make it, the components are there for you, water sports, boules, archery, darts, aerobics, yoga, water polo, volley ball, gym, football etc, for the more sedate, then watch the Brazillian Dancers, watch the Chinese Circus Show in the Amphitheatre, have a cup of Turkish Tea at the Tea House, take a Spa Treatment, but don't complain there is nothing to do...or the food is repetative..............."How much choice do you get at home"?
Go to the Voyage Torba with an open mind, and you will be welcomed with "Open hands and Open Hearts" you will, like us be treated with such warmth and friendliness that you, may, like us, at times find it humbling.
A superb stay, a superb hotel and will we go back.........................."Watch this Space"
ps, photos' will follow.........................
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