My husband & I had booked the Karbel Hotel with Globespan. After reading some negative reviews about the sister hotels, we e-mailed to ask for a top room in a quiet location. On arriving at about 10pm we asked if the e-mail had been received, the receptionist said no but if we did'nt like the room we were offered we could come back to reception & they would change it. The porter took us down to a cellar like room with no balcony, terrace or window. We about turned & went back, where we were told we would be taken to the Karbel Beach Hotel. We thought oh no! We need'nt have worried we got a lovely clean, modern room with balcony & on the top floor (only three floors high). The bathroom had a nice corner shower unit & yes you can put loo roll down the loo without causing a blockage!
There is only one pool & it is quite small but this hotel was quieter than the Karbel which suited us. The sunbeds were a bit dated & could do with renewal. Maybe if you wanted more in the way of entertainment & kids activites this hotel would not be for you.
Breakfast was buffet style & was turkish breakfast- bread, cold meats, cheeses, jam etc it was fine but we could'nt eat that every day so we had a cooked breakfast at the hotel, it was huge! ( Only cost 10Lira/ £4). As we were only on B&B package we did'nt eat at the restaurant in the evening so can't comment on that.
The staff were always nice & would come & shake your hand to wish you Good Morning. Rooms were cleaned every day & the maid make shapes out of the towels & my nightie!! Great having the Air Conditioning & fridge as it was very hot so we bought lots of water at the shop next door & kept it cold. There is no tea/coffee making facilities in the room so if I were to go again I would take a travel kettle etc.
This was our first trip to Turkey & we were a bit apprehensive as we had heard stories about getting hassled all the time. Maybe this is true of other resorts but we had no bother in Oludeniz, in fact we fell in love with it! The lagoon is stunning, the people so friendly, good quality restaurants & bars(we never had a bad meal) & a lot cheaper that Spain etc!
We went on a boat trip which cost us £8 each including lunch, we were away all day & stopped at about six different bays where we could swim. My husband also went paragliding for £40!
We can't wait to book for next year!!
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- Also Known As:
- Karbel Beach Oludeniz
- Hotel Karbel Beach