We booked very late to travel to Oludeniz – had no choice but to accept booking at The Magic Tulip Beach Hotel. We were GLAD to have studied the reviews initially at Trip Advisor .com – we knew in general what to expect on arrival. However we were not prepared for the DEEP METAL BAR situated across the front entrance of the Hotel door. Found same impossible to see in the dark at 10.30 PM local time plus the fact that we followed behind the scurrying Turkish bus driver who, without realising, overshadowed any available light. Consequently then I tripped and fell over this bar hurting myself quite badly – this did unfortunately affect the rest of the enjoyment of the holiday.
Apart from one other couple, staying at this same Hotel, we were the last to leave the coach after what was a tiring two hour journey from the airport. Would prefer to make own way in future! Next morning learnt that this lady had also tripped on METAL BAR but had managed to right herself before a fall!!
We appreciate now that this bar is necessary to prevent flooding however would like to see a CLEAR SIGN WARNING OF SAME! We have travelled the world always stepping into the Hotel reception NEVER stepping over anything similar especially whilst handling the usual luggage.
Glad not to have broken any bones and helped by kind staff, I proceeded to complain to the holiday tour guide, whose response was “I have been visiting this place for years, I have never fallen over it”.
At no time then throughout the holiday did she enquire what injuries I had sustained?
To those planning to stay then at The Magic Tulip Beach Hotel, do BEWARE of this dangerous hazard.
We were asked on arrival if over the ten night stay we wished to book air conditioning, refrigerator and a safe within the room, at a cost of aprox. £100.00. Due to the accident we left the decision until the following day. In fact we decided we did not require same. We were out throughout the day and the nights were cool. Cold bottled drinks were available from Hotel refrigerator and found the Turkish staff at this Hotel to be extremely honest at all times. Did speak to other guests who had not visited Trip Advisor.com hence were not aware of this extra £120.00 charge over their fourteen night stay.
Apart from my accident thoroughly enjoyed The Magic Tulip Beach Hotel, the staff were lovely at all times. We were designated a very comfortable, clean room and LADIES please note including a hair dryer so no need to carry your own! Loved Oludeniz will almost certainly be returning in May 2011.
Would like to point out a further warning, on the final day shopped at the GEMS GOLD GALERIE on the main Street. Purchased a ring for £700.00 which we agreed could be charged in British pounds sterling to our credit card in fact on arrival home this charge had been made in Turkish Lira adding a further £25.00 to the cost. Since that time and due to the dishonesty of the transaction we visited a UK jeweller who informed us the ring was worth nothing like what we had payed for it or indeed the £2000.00 value placed upon it by this seller. We have taken this matter up with the credit card company who are looking into same.
We did purchase fine jewellery from other Oludeniz shops and found on arrival in the UK they were exactly as described and are very pleased with their quality! Do then BEWARE GEMS GOLD GALERIE …GGG… is their logo!
Lastly then LOVED TURKEY, LOVED the TURKISH PEOPLE – would hate therefore to influence Brits against same but do feel visitors need to be made aware of these complaints….Maureen
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Close to the beach of Oludeniz, this very comfortable, modern hotel will appeal to anyone who wants to explore the resorts numerous bustling shops and restaurants, yet still unwind in a peaceful, natural setting. The rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished, and quests can relax at their own pace around the pool. ... more less
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