We travelled as a couple after booking quite late and reserving a select room directly with the hotel
Overall the hotel is OK and reasonable value for money but is looking a bit tired and dated. However bearing in mind the cost of the holiday there is nothing much to worry about. If you want a much better Hotel the one next door the Hotel Blance looked of an excellent standard but much more expensive. Also they have to pay for water sports.
All select room have a sea view a reasonable size balcony which you can watch the sunset
Kept very clean and towels (although low quality) were changed regularly. Not many plug points so take a 4 way extension lead.
Beds were comfortable and large enough but the quality of duvet and sixe was a little small – not a problem really. The air conditioning in our room did not work and despite reporting it still did not work. The showers were very cheap in terms of the mixers and so did not work well varying between too hot and too cold.
The wireless connection was very slow and often did not work at all but was free.
Restaurant and food
Nice enough and great views over the sea from the balcony. The balcony tables get used up quickly.
Wine was of a low standard and for some reason no hot milk was available to add to tea or coffee which was a touch strong from the machines.
Breakfast was Ok but always used the fresh eggs station for an omelette or fried eggs as scrambled was not good premade and often cold. No proper sausages or bacon but that’s not unusual abroad anyway
Lunch had plenty of salad and grilled chicken or other choices
Dinner choices were not bad.
They really excel on the desserts though
On the negative it seems the menu is set and not changed. They should make a note of what actually gets used by the guests and not just a set menu as they believe it should be. For instance potato salad got put out just once or twice in the week and was son gone. The same could be said of pasta salad.
However again for the price one could not complain too much.
Pool area and Beach
A wider area of beach than most other hotels in the area so at least you are not packed in.
This was always kept clean and tidy with enough beds for everyone so one did not have to go down the route of putting towels out early in the morning.
The jetty area are much cooler as there is a regular breeze but watch out to wear your flip-flops as a fair number of people got splinters from the wood.
Again I feel the hotel could simply cover the jetty in hard wearing felt to avoid this.
On the plus side you could have more than one beach towel which can be changed daily or more often if you want.
Most surprisingly the motorised water sports were free of charge. Most hotels charge extra for water skiing or ringo rides so this was excellent. You are allowed two goes at waterskiing or wakeboarding each per day which was great. Beach volleyball was organised twice a day which is good for meeting people.
Jet skiing is available next door for 30 euro or 80 TL.
They team worked hard and organised things for different tastes. We personally found them miming to songs a bit boring but most people seemed to attend the shows nightly. We preferred to walk into town which is only 15 minutes to have a coffee or drink. The marina at the far end has some very nice upmarket bars, restaurants and shops.
We did not do any excursions but did use the hotel bus to go into Bodrum one evening. OK it cost 40 euro but if we could have been bothered to get two more people it would only have been 10 euro per person. It was worthwhile to see something different and there is a much wider range of shops and some very nice restaurants.
Download a few films before you go for the flight or if there is not much in way of evening entertainment.
Book the Select rooms directly with the hotel. Do not get a ground floor room as looked into by people walking past.
Take an 4 way extension lead or two
Get to dinner early before 7-30 for best choices of food and tables.
Wear flip-flops on the jetty to avoid splinters
Use waterskiing early 9-30 and then again before 12-30. Then go to lunch.
Save space for desserts as they are really good. You have to ask for ice cream with your dessert. Forget the diet you are on holiday.
Visit Bodrum early in the evening for a meal out as a break from the hotel.
Go to the market on Saturday just for the experience and bargain hard.
Get food for the return flight before hand as Bodrum airport is very very pricey. £18 for as pizza and a coke???
It was telling that they got a 4T rating form Thomsons in 2006, 2007 and 2009 but not since. The hotel seems to lack attention to details in maintenance and quality. It is not of platinum standard and is at best 3- 4 stars.
Everything was OK but not great but for the price paid was reasonable value for money. Free motorised water sports were a big surprise and a big plus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sundance Resort is located by the beach in Turgutreis, which is one of the most pleasant regions in the Bodrum peninsula. Established in a fascinating atmosphere within an area of 30.000 Square meters, the resort is composed of 2 buildings. Our hotel is located on the seaside in Turgutreis, one of Bodrum's most beautiful regions. The distance to the Bodrum airport is 51 km, Bodrum town center is 20 km and to the Turgutreis town center is 1 km. Sundance Resort has 251 rooms within two buildings. The resort has 4 restaurants and 4 bars offering various local and international cuisines and beverages. The resort has 2 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor swimming pool, 2 kiddie pools and a water slide located in a park and an entertainment area which offers a facility for children's activities. Sundance Resort provides an excellent service for those who must work on holiday by means of a conference hall, 2 meeting halls and one business center. Water sports activities, 3 tennis courts, 1 mini football field, beach volley area and outdoor gymnastic area meet all needs of those fond of sports while amphitheatre, Mini cinema and billiards table offer various means of entertainment for guests. Also both the outdoor and indoor car parks provide comfort to guests who have traveled by their own cars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aegean Dream Hotel Turgutreis
- Aegean Dream Resort
- Aegean Dream Turgutreis