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“Dirty Rooms!”
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Cemre Hotel
Ranked #38 of 54 Hotels in Turgutreis
Manchester
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“Dirty Rooms!”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

A very basic hotel which you expect for a 2* but I expected it to be clean! Our room was dirty on arrival. The telephone was full of dust....the drawers had hair and dirt inside them.........bedroom floors were dirty. On arrival we had a quick look under the bed and there was a bag with sticky sweets on it either from the previous guests or shall I say maybe guests from months ago! I daren't pull the rest of the bed out coz I was scared of what I might have found! We informed reception staff about the cleanliness issues along with other things, which they took note, but nothing was done about it. For our 2 week stay our floors weren't swept or mopped and our towels and bedding must have been changed 2 or 3 times! We had to go to the supermarket and buy cleaning cloths so we could clean our balcony and floors ourselves! Breakfast was a basic turkish breakfast but there's only certain amount of times you can stomach bread....cheese....tomatoes.....cucumber.....olives and jam!
The pool area was cleaner than your rooms and was very pleasant to sit around. There was never any issues of getting a sunbed!
The bar area and bar staff were brilliant! I couldn't fault them! They were very pleasant and alway's up for a laugh with you. My only issue for them is in my opinion, for the hours they work, they should be paid a lot more!
Finally the location was absolutely beautiful......overlooking the sea and little islands. The town is only a 15-20 minute walk depending on how fast you walk. To eat out I'd highly recommend Cool Breeze, Uncles and The Cod Father!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

bargain hotel, great bar staff, perfect location for the nearby town. only issues were general cleanliness of the hotel, dirty breakfast plates, horribly dusty balcony etc. management were generally friendly apart from at check in (no explanation of how to use the air con we purchased for example) the bar staff guys are ace, and definitely made our holiday with their friendly attitude.
i would definitely stay again, it's quiet and in a great location, i'd just take some anti bacterial wipes next time!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Farnham
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

For what you pay this is a great hotel. It is set right on the beach and you can have dinner or breakfast in the most beautiful location with a view that you would pay a huge amount for anywhere else in the world. The rooms are basic with very small bathrooms but the ones with a sea view are delightful. The pool is relaxing and the bar area is fun and welcoming - the staff always serve you with a smile. The town of Turgutreis is a 20 minute walk away and there are some great bars and restaurants to choose from. The are loads of activities in the area including windsurfing and sailing if you walk in a northerly direction up the beach. We would definitely go back and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a value for money, relaxing break.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We booked this hotel for the location and pool. Having traveled and stayed at similar style hotels in the Bodrum/Turgutreis area - we had an idea of the accommodations we would have. Beautiful view of the water from "water view" rooms. The bathroom/room we were given was very small (we had booked it for 3 people) - basically a double bed and a roll-away which only left a small path in/out of the room. The bathroom was very small - the shower did not drain properly and overflowed. We purchased air conditioning which did not work the 1st night. I was not impressed with the management of the hotel. They were unresponsive to our numerous requests to fix the problems with our room (including out stained mattress that had springs popping out). The pool staff was most helpful and cared for our needs. For a small, family owned property (the owners were present at the time we were there) - I expected better service. We won't return to that property.

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cardiff
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

good fun little hotel,not too far from the action. no lift which was a pain as we were on the top floor. no hot water in the day time so always showered the night before lol. beaches all around this area not good so we didnt use them but dont be put off as its quite a nice area and hotel staff very helpful and good fun. cool breeze restuarant on way to the town does fab meals, steak and sunday lunch awesome. paddys bar in the town is lovely so ended up there most days, very friendly. we paid £250 for 1 week bed and breakfast here from ice lolly so not gonna complain. we made the best of everything and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. to all at the hotel.....thanks

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

I'm reviewing quite late, so apologies, I thought I had already posted my review!
We stayed here in early August 2011. We got a very reasonable deal with Thomas Cook.

Lets start straight out by saying, this is a 2 star hotel in all sense of the word. Do not expect more than that. Also remember in many countries the star rating is based upon facilities available, and not necessarily the luxury of the surroundings!

Pros - right on the beach. Allbeit a small beach, it is still really convenient
Nice, good sized pool.
Rooms clean, sheets and towels clean
Hot water until late at night
Good sized balcony on the road facing rooms, smaller balcony on pool side, but with amazing views
Quiet end of town, so no late night noise, but walking distance to the centre.
The beach is around a small shallow bay, which stays waist high for ages, so quite safe for young kids and nervous swimmers.
Nice shaded area at the pool with day beds and chairs if you want to get out of the sun
Great sun deck overlooking the sea.
Staff are nice, except for the reception guy who was a bit sullen and not very forthcoming with help or assistance!
The food (other than breakfast) is not bad, tasty snacks and meals and quite reasonable.

Cons - rooms are small. When we were there the shower was not really appealling as they had painted the shower tray in a black waterproof paint! So it didn't look great. But it did the job. I believe now the bathrooms have been upgraded - not sure if that is the case.
The fixtures and fittings are quite tired and shabby.
Several of the sun loungers are broken.
The beach is not cleaned so if people are smoking and leaving rubbish it gets left there. Personally I think regardless of whether it is a public or private beach, people should clean up after themselves, but nonetheless when other guests left a mess no one cleaned it up.
The breakfast is not taken care of very well - I have no issue with the food served - this is traditional Turkish breakfast, if you want a full english go elsewhere. My only problem was that it was not put out in a cooler or anything and it got warm very quickly and flies were everywhere. The breakfast was traditional Turkish breakfast items of tomato, cucumber, olives, white cheese, bread, jam & honey, hard boiled eggs, watermelon.
I do have to say however that the tea is awful - and I say that as a drinker of Turkish tea. So its not just because it was not your normal breakfast blend! even the Turks don't drink it because it is made and left to sit for hours, which makes it very bitter and yukky. So bring your own tea bags and mugs.

I loved Turgutreis and would go back again. This hotel was fine. Not great not awful, fine. All we did was sleep there anyway. The best thing about it was that it was on the beach. You do need to be up early to get a spot, but even if you don't and hang out at the pool you are literally 2 mins walk into the sea! I loved the convenience of not needing to bring all sorts to the beach and travel to get there - just up in the morning and straight out to the sea!

I suppose what makes it seem shabby is when you walk up the road and two of the most amazing hotels in Turgutreis are right next to you. But the La Blanch would make many hotels seem rough!

Would I stay here again? yes I would, if I got it at the same price.

If you want 5 star luxury, go to La Blanch. And pay for it.
If you want sun, sea, pool and low budget, this hotel is great.
If you are used to Greece/Turkey etc, and don't expect more than a small but clean room, and are prepared to have a wet floor in the bathroom then you know what you are getting here.

€12-15 or £10-12.50 per night? what do you expect???

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2012

the cemre hotel is a small and frendly hotel, the rooms are small but clean the food was very good. but most of all the boys at the bar made our holidy. the view from our pool side room was stunning,also the pool was clean and tidy. all in all we had a great time.

Room Tip: if you can get a pool side room you will have the best view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cemre Hotel
Address: Turgutreis Mahallesi, Bahcelievler Caddesi No: 133, Turgutreis 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Turgutreis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Turgutreis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cemre Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Turgutreis, the most beautiful city of Bodrum, the historical and holiday city which also has one of the seven wonders of the world, Mausoleum and one of the best underwater museums of the world. It is designed with high quality and careful design with all sea, islands and unique sunsets. 3 suites and 47 standard rooms, the restaurant which offers its guests the insatiable tastes of the world cuisines and the beach club, cleans the guests from the stress of the year's exhaustion. Airport 51 km. North Cemre Boutique Hotel & Beach Turgutreis is only 20 km away from the center of Bodrum. ... more   less 
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