Arriving in the early hours of Sunday morning in pitch black the hotel couldn't give justice to its setting. Waking up to glorious sunshine and walking on to the balcony was a beautiful sight. Set surrounded by mountains covered in green trees with a sea view and in the sky the paragliders creating a magical sight.
Rooms are basic but more than acceptable but the beds are a tad on the hard side. The rooms however are air conditioned which is a welcome bonus. The hotel is only a minute walk to the restaurant and shops and five minutes from the sea front. The walk from the hotel to the Blue Lagoon is 25 minutes but well worth it as you walk past the paragliders landing on the promenade.
The Blue Lagoon is within a National Park and entrance is 4TL about £2 for adults and 2TL for students. Small children (5ish and below are free)
The Turkish evening held at the hotel is fantastic with local dance groups and a Belly Dancer. The buffet food and differing choices for this night is exceptional. 25TL per adult and kids eat free as they do on many occasions with the evening entertainment which makes it a no brainer when you have a family of fussy eating youngsters.
Breakfasts are ample but not lavish, scrambled egg, fried mushrooms, turkish sausage, baked beans, huge variety of fresh fruit, breakfast cereals, breads, yoghurts etc.
Staff are brilliant and you simply put drinks and bar meals etc on your room and pay when you check out. No need to carry cash around with you.
Yes the mosque is just up the road and if you are a light sleeper you will hear the early morning call to prayer, but it wasn't really noticeable after the initial calling.
The hotel has its own Hammam, which is free, Barber and Nail bar and you can enjoy a traditional Turkish shave and you can make use of the free Hammam and have a traditional Turkish Bath at a small extra cost of £10. It was well worth the experience and nobody stands on you and twist your legs and arms to torture you! It is a wonderful bubble massage.
The best way to judge a hotel is asking yourself if you would go back. I most definitely would and would throughly recommend it especially if you have a young family but all ages were there enjoying the hotels hospitality.
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