Me and my partner stayed here in July 2012 and from the start we wasn't satisfied with the standard of service. When we arrived it was late at night and the receptionist was rude and did not speak much English, did not show us to our room, which was in the main building block and was to a very poor standard! The room was clean however full of cracks in the walls and the bed was uncomfortable, the balcony was a shared balcony with about 4 other rooms with a rubbish view of a rooftop as we was on the first floor. On our balcony next to our room was a massive machine (presumably air conditioning or something) which was extremely noisy!!! Also there were many stray cats which kept coming onto our balcony, one kitten actually got stuck in a drainpipe and was crying for the whole first 48 hours of us being there, all through the night as it was dying! The hotel staff did not care and did nothing about it so we had to contact thomson to get in touch with the hotel to either do something about it or move us.
After a lot of hassle we finally moved to a better room in one of the newer blocks which was a lovely room and balcony, couldnt fault it, maid cleaned every day without fail and nice view of the main pool. There was a serious lack of sun loungers so there was the usual people reserving sun loungers at about 6am!! Considering this is an all inclusive hotel the standard wasn't very good as it was more or less the same food every night (some of which was nice) however with us both suffering from irritable bowels we could not eat the food as it didn't go down very well!! The choice of drinks is also poor with only 1 beer available, no cocktails or spirits etc. We did not see our hotel rep at all throughout, only the foreign thomson reps where available which was rubbish!
Because of this we had to book excursions with local providers who are very pushy and sometimes rude. We paid 200lira approx. for a scubadiving excursion only to find out when we was out at sea that we couldn't dive due to having medical issues which we was not told! We got a refund but our day was wasted on a boat when we couldn't dive! The blue lagoon is also over rated, in the pictures it looks beautiful and relaxing... far from it! It was absolutely heaving and hard to find available space or sun loungers (which you have to pay for as well as paying to get in!) Olu Deniz beach itself is nothing like it looks on the pictures! The blue sea is nice and it is a nice setting at night watching the sun go down and listening to the waves however we was told by Thomson that this was a pure sandy beach... IT IS NOT!!! There is sand however there are also lots and LOTS of stones which absolutely kill your feet we couldn't even reach the water because there are so many stones to stop the water coming in!
The local area is nice however and all the shops, bars, beach and restaurants are a stones throw away from the hotel (couldn't fault the location!). The quality of food from local restaurants is very good and the staff are very friendly and remember your face when you have been just once! There are many supermarkets and gift shops etc. When you use the back entrance of the hotel and walk towards the beach on the left corner is a shish bar which is brilliant!!! We was here every night without fail and the staff are lovely and very welcoming! Comfortable bean bags, shish bongs and beverages available at reasonable prices! Definitely go here!! Also the paragliding looks amazing however neither of us had the bottle to do it! The views of the surrounding hilltops where the gliders jump from are lovely and it is nice to watch them throughout the day.
Overall, the resort itself is nice however the beach was a disappointment and i would not return for that reason. Also the hotel was terrible! We paid over the odds for what we got and are definitely not going to return to Olu Deniz Resort hotel, ever.
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- NOA HOTELS Oludeniz Resort Hotel is proud to present you one of the most beautiful place at the Turkish Riviera. The Hotel is located directly at the Worldwide famous Oludeniz Beach, with its well known "Blue Lagoon". The Hotel with its beautiful Gardens are inviting you to relax and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean sunshine.Kids can spend their days with games at the Mini Club, meanwhile adults can enjoy their day at the "Relax Pool", a kids free zone.NOA HOTELS - More than just vacation... ... more less
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- Oludeniz Hotel Oludeniz
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