Well, for the first 3 days we hated it. Everyone was telling us we should ask to be moved right away because we wouldn't like it, but when everyone had gone, we were allowed to form our own opinions and that's when we started to enjoy our holiday.
Solomon and David (brothers) own the Hotel and Veysi (crazy boy) is the Manager who will do anything and everything to make sure you enjoy your time there.
Our room was fantastic, 2 floors, 2 toilets ( 1 with shower), tv (with english film channel), nice table and 4 chairs, great balcony view and plenty of space.
The food was ok for what we paid, after all, you are in Turkey so you're gonna get Turkish food. English food is available and is very good quality, but we were half board so stuck to the Turkish menu offered. We paid for English food for our little girl and she loved it.
The staff are so friendly, they'll doa nything to help..........you only have to ask. David and Solomon sometimes join you in the pool if they aren't too busy (they do have a business to run) but Veysi is around most of the time and tries to join in the fun..........if there's no fun going on, then he starts some. Be sure to listen for him shouting "BBQ for a tenner" on Tuesdays.....great value and you can eat as much as you want.
The cleaners do a great job, a bit slow cos of their age and the heat, but what does it matter, it's always finished by the time you're done at the pool.
We have stayed in 4/5 star hotels before and not made many friends. We think that's because they're maybe a little snobby (no offence intended), but at the Balkaya, eveyone was so down to earth...........we have made so many new friends that we're gonna keep in touch with now we're back in the UK. We've even arranged to meet 2 of the families again next Easter at the Balkaya and we've only been home 2 days (hope everybody turns up).
If you're going to try the Balkaya, go with an open mind, remember how much you're actually paying for the hotel and go with the intention of having a fantastic holliday and you can't go wrong. There are some things in life you cannot put a price on and the friends and people we met at the Balkaya is 1 of them.
We want to thank Solomon and David and all the staff for maing our holliday so good, but we want to thank Veysi for making our holliday 1 we will never forget. We will be going back to the Balkaya and hope evertying and eveyone is the same.
1 last word guys, if you do go, make Angela (the Irish lady who practically lives there) buy you some Cheddar cheese, and also please feed Garfield, the local cat, who visits the hotel every morning and evening. Have a great holliday guys, we certainly did...........see ya there next year.
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- Also Known As:
- Balkaya Hotel Fethiye