This holiday village is the most beautiful holiday accommodation I have ever stayed in. We travelled with Simply Turkey through Thomson Holidays and it was pleasurable experience from start to finish.
The staff are amazing in providing an excellent service and are more professional than any I have met in other hotels in Turkey in that they leave you to enjoy your holiday without interfering with your time!
I am 27 and my partner 32 and although the majority of the clientele were aged 45 + we found that there were a good mixture of people and plenty to casually chat to around the pool.
There were no problems in getting sun loungers; some mornings we would get up at 11 and there would only be another 6 people round the pool! The 2 adult-only pools were very relaxing and easily located by the bar/ restaurant area. The family pool area was massive & full of inflatables for the kids and loads of rooms around the pool for parents to lounge around.
The food at the restaurant isn't bad- the lunches are very reasonable and the weekly BBQs are pretty amazing!
The cottages are very pretty- we travelled as 2 adults and from the information online I assumed we would get a bedroom/ living room/ kitchen combined area but we were lucky to get a separate bedroom. The kitchen was ample for cooking light snacks for lunch and the wetroom/ showerroom was pretty big- 2/3 of the size of the bedroom. Outside there was a nice terrace area with a table and chairs and room to dry towels/ bikinis. Our only grumble was that we did not have a great deal of storage space- 1 small wardrobe and 2 small drawers under the wardrobe was all we had for 2 weeks, for 2 people. Other cottages may have had more... (next door had 2 extra drawers as bedside tables).
The location is set about 10-15 minutes from the main road- during the day/ early evening this is really a 10 minute walk through the forest (initial hill, mostly easy walk) although at night time when it's pretty dark you should take the dirt road which meets the main road. This is more 15-20 minutes but isn't very strenuous. From this main road visitors can get the dolmus to Fethiye (15 mins), Hisaranu (5 mins) and OluDeniz (15 mins) for a very cheap fee. Otherwise there is a private taxi service which can be arranged from the bar/ restaurant area and is quite reasonable. We got a bit lazy and got taxis in our last few nights! I there are 4-6 of you it is not much more of an expensive to travel this way.
We enjoyed the night life in Olu Deniz where there were a few "nice" bars and restaurants. Hisaranu is full of the bright lights of Azda, Marc Spenger and other such fun but if you're young or fancy some people watching, it is definitely recommended. We liked the Bees Knees (good fish dishes) and the Turkish Ivy (garlic lamb) where the food was pretty food and the staff were friendly.
We visited the market in Fethiye around 3pm on Tuesday afternoon but it was about 50 degrees and pretty unpleasant. Most of what was sold is the usual tourist tat of fake bags, wallets etc- things which can be found in the shops so probably little point in trekking that direction unless you specifically fancy some of this bartering!
Best experience was paragliding which we booked independently through Sky Sports (Olu Deniz)- I would really recommend this company for their professionalism and services provided. They are a little more expensive than some other operators but they have a great reputation and there are additional staff at take off and landing to assist you. We also booked a lazy boat trip through them and this was also a great experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Those who have been to Ocakkoy once admit that this really exists. To be in love with a place where nature is still allowed to remain nature, where time seems to have come to a standstill and where a respectful attitude towards the environment has resulted in the creation of an idyllic holiday environment. The holiday village of Ocakkoy lies close to the Lycian coast, halfway between Fethiye and Oludeniz, arguably the most beautiful beach in Turkey ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocakkoy Holiday Village Hotel Oludeniz
- Ocakkoy Holiday Village Fethiye