My girlfirend (30) and i (23) stayed at the Turquoise Hotel for 8 nights at the beginning of the month. I booked though Travel Republic and got a great deal so check them out.
Firstly Olu Deniz is a beautiful resort catering well for all with pleanty of activities, excursions, and resturants but its quite small and you can walk from end to end in about 15mins. A short and cheap bus ride will take you to other resorts and Fethiye which is a massive town with a beautiful harbour. The main strip and along the beach is car free which means its nice and peaceful and also safe for kids. Its a very modern resort but looks traditional and is very clean and well looked after and there are no buildings higher than 2 stories so not to disturb the views of the mountains which are breathtaking. The Beach is good although very stoney towards the sea so i advise you buy 'beach shoes' which you will see sold everywhere from about 15 to 20 TL (about £8). The Blue Lagoon is a 15min walk from main strip (20 from hotel) and is about £1.30 each to get in. Its amazing. Get a pedlo for an hr and go round the edge of the mountains in the lagoon. We didnt see any turtles but other people we spoke to had. There are loads of daytrips available but prices vary so shop around. We done the 12 island boat trip and the jeep safari, both i would highly recommend. The safari with 'Bloody Georgeous' was brilliant although prepare to get wet so keep you camera safe. you visit Sakklikent Gorge which is amazing, and a mud bath which is fun. Also the Turkish Bath is really good.
Anyway, the hotel. Set at the back of the resort its nice and quiet and only a 2min walk to nearest shop and the start of the main strip. Its basic as you'd expect from a 3* but very well looked after with friendly, helpful staff. Breakfast is ok but quiet unusual with cereal and toast but lots of salad and olives and stuff which im not into. You can still get a full english but you have to pay. The rooms are adequate and clean with comfortable beds. The balconys are small but you get chairs and a table, adequate for a couple. I had seen reviews on here and other sites where people had complained about rooms on the road side saying its noisy and the hotel next door (Dorian) plays loud music. I have no complaints but i suppose for an older couple it may not be ideal. Anyway the window and balcony door is practically soundproofed so you cant hear a thing. And the road is not the main road into the resort as it looks on a map, so its very quiet. I would strongly advise you get a room that is NOT on the ground floor as they are set below the ground down a few steps and have absolutely no views. The pool and pool bar are great, pool is large, there are plenty of sunbeds, and the prices of food and drinks are the same as outside which you wouldn't expect. The hotel had theme nights with bbq's which are great fun and there is table tennis and pool which we played alot.
I found it hard to find prices of everyday goods before i went so heres some:
pint beer: 5TL (£2)
cocktail: 10TL (£4)
soft drink: 3TL (£1.20)
Pizza or Burger: 12-18TL (£5-£7)
Fish or Steak meal: 20TL-30TL (£8-£12)
English breakfast: 9TL (£3.50)
Ciggarettes: 5.5TL (£2.20)
2 Sun beds and parasole on beach (all day): 16-18TL (£6)
Ice cream (e.g Magnum): 2TL (80p)
Boat trips: £3-12 (inc lunch)
Jeep Safari: £12 (inc lunch)
Turkish bath: 20TL (£8)
I hope my review helped. I booked this hotel (and Olu Deniz) based on the reviews it recieved and it paid off. I would recommed it to couples and families of all ages and i hope to return myself oneday. Please check out some photos i have uploaded. Have a great holiday.
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