I went to The Blue Lagoon in June with my girlfriend. My experience was one that was very hit and miss.The hotel has a lot going for it on the location side. Olu Deniz is nestled between shoulders of mountains and a beautiful azzure sea. The hotel is a ten minute walk from the beach and five minutes from the strip.
The best word I can find to describe our room with is 'box'. Very small with a terrace that was the size of a dinner plate facing a concrete wall, not a great view. It was mostly clean with the exception of the bathroom shelf which was filthy. The fridge had been manually removed from the room as to encourage you to pay over the odds for drinks; I bought an iced tea from the local supermarket which was 1.75 compared to the 5.00 lira at the hotel. The air conditioning was free and worked most of the time but it didn't seem to do anything.
Evening meals reminded me of a school canteen. Very little choice and very poor quality. We decided to dine out every night apart from the first. Very disappointing, however the food at the restaurants on the strip was exceptional and very well priced. The pool was clean and well maintained the only problem I found was the continuously horrendous music that would blare out on a daily basis, ruining the peaceful facade of the swimming pool.
The staff were generally friendly, yet maybe too numerous. One of the waiters was a sociopath however, incredibly arrogant and unpolite, and more to the point annoying. We would often avoid drinking at the bar because he would be there. The idiot felt it a good idea to flick a straw with the remainders of a cocktail onto my girlfriends trousers which did actually stain them. We were constantly press ganged by the hotel photographer, asking us the same thing every night for 7 days, we weren't interested the first time.
Overall the hotel has a lot to thank from its location. I wouldn't recommend going half board I would suggest bed and breakfast as the evening meals were terrible. It wasn't unpleasant and I'd neither recommned nor tell you to avoid visiting, if you can accept the oversights I have experienced Olu Deniz is a very nice place. Just maybe consider looking for other hotels before deciding on this one.
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Lagoon Oludeniz
- Blue Lagoon Hotel Oludeniz