This might be a long review, but it’s in depth about the hotel’s location, amenities, food, surrounding areas, travel, things to do ETC
The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Hisaronu town which is basically in the middle of Fethiye and Oludeniz.
Rooms: We stayed in a deluxe suite which consists of 3 large rooms. All tiled throughout and furnished with a traditional Turkish feel but with modern touches, complimentary wall art and a clean finish to everything. Air con throughout but the rooms do stay naturally cool, it’s just on the hot days (40+) that you’ll really need it.
Sitting Area: with a corner sofa, ample storage space, a flat screen TV with cable TV (5 or 6 english channels), a fridge (big enough for 4 beers, BIG 5L bottle of water, with room to spare!), tea/coffee facilities. Coffee table. Very comfy
Bathroom: Very spacious walk in shower with powerful over-head and hand held shower heads, big sink with huge mirror, hair dryer (with shaver sockets).
Bedroom: The bed is massive! It’s one mattress too, it’s not two beds fitted together like other hotels. Very comfy and firm(ish) bed. Enough hanging storage and plenty of room in the drawers. Another flat screen TV in the room. Sitting area for the lady to do her make up with plugs and big mirror and LOTS of light.
Balcony: 4 chairs and a table looking down onto the pool, you can see the mountains, but I guess there are other views available. However, We didn’t get any sun on our balcony (room 203) but it did dry our clothes after the beach/pool and a wash every now and then.
Cleaned everyday! Fresh towels every 2 days, impeccable job!
The hotel grounds have everything you can ask for: Washer/dryer – ironing board/iron – Turkish baths on site (would definitely recommend!) – Gym (very good, modern equipment + aircon) – sauna/Jacuzzi – mini golf (don’t let this put you off, it’s small and is out the way of the adult pool area) – 2 pools (one adult up top with 16+ only) – good bar. And more I may have forgotten to mention.
We were half board (breakfast and evening meal) – we couldn’t swap for lunch meal which was a little difficult for the last day but the prices are very reasonable. Everything is cooked fresh (no frozen food). Didn’t have a bad meal there! Ate there 8/10 nights.
Breakfast: served as a buffet style, cereals, fresh fruit, tradition Turkish tea and spreads, dried figs etc. Plenty of breads. Hot food included mushrooms, hard boiled eggs, sausage, potatoes, fried vegetable etc. There was an egg station – fried, omelette, scrambled. Tea/coffee/juice/water.
Evening Meal: Now we were expecting a buffet style to choose from, but we were given a menu to choose from. It’s a little smaller than their actual restaurant menu but still offers 15 starters and 15 mains! It comes out like a 4 course meal – bread meze, starter, main and then dessert. With plenty of time for drinks and rest in between courses, everything on the menu was VERY nice! Couldn’t grumble about anything, great choice!! Very nice compared to a buffet style eating court. However, I am aware when it is really busy in the hotel that they do provide a buffet style dinner.
Drinks: Beer is good and selection of wines is suitable for the dishes and many palates.
Service: The waiters at the hotel are the most friendly people, in fact 99% of Turkish people we met and talked to are very polite and very welcoming and would go out of their way to help you! ‘IBO’ (Ibrahim) was kind of like the ‘head’ waiter and would take your orders. Very good English! Has a good laugh with you. Remembered our names throughout and seemed to be genuinely interested in how our holiday was going. The young ‘understudy’ waiters are always smiling and will make your stay pleasant just with their smiles!
The dolmus (dolmush) will take you to surrounding area’s such as Fethiye and Oludeniz for practically pennies. 3TL (80p) for one person one way for Oludeniz and 3.50TL (£1) to Fethiye. Very reasonable compared to taxi’s and run until around 2am.
Is 10 minutes (if that) in a dolmus and takes you right to the beach. Nice beach, large choice of restaurants and bars and a big strip with copy shops on (better choice then hisaronu anyhow). “Bella & Gusto” is a nice Italian restaurant with GREAT steaks! I would recommend “Buzz Bar” for cocktails, a little more expensive than the rest of the cocktail bars, but 100% worth it. Best cocktails around. When I say expensive, cocktails in happy hour (10pm-1am) are £5.
Is 15/20 minutes the other way and has a bit more to offer, Tuesday markets, fish markets and a harbour. We only visited here for a trip so I can’t comment much on this area. It did look nice and other people were praising it!
When you get into any of the towns, Hisaronu, Oludeniz or Fethiye you will find a lot of copy shops. Which sell copies of handbags, shoes, clothes, headphones, watches – practically anything you can think of they have copies of. Bartering is natural here and you can get some shops very low. I would recommend looking around and also that my preference for best quality copies would be Oludeniz – with a larger selection. Most big brand names of bags/clothes/shoes. The workers in the shops are very forward, although they are now not allowed to come off their shop zone barrier and into the streets and touch/pester you. However, this does not stop them from getting your attention in any way possible. Just gotta remember to have fun in them shops and not to feel obliged! In the evenings in Hisaronu (7pm-7am) the roads where the shops are are shut so you can (semi) peacefully walk down the middle of the roads without being hassled so much.
We went on 2 trips whilst here in turkey. The “Dalyan tour” and the “12 islands tour”. You can find A LOT of information about these trips and in depth reviews about them on here. We went with ‘Koral’ tours! Very reliable and fun tour guides!
Overall, this being our first trip to Turkey, we have both fallen in love with the place. This hotel had a lot to do with it being so nice. The weather was never below 30 and sometimes reaching over 40. Food is great, atmosphere is great, the culture is fantastic, the locals are friendly and we don’t really have any grumbles with it. I would recommend this place to anyone who is first time turkey or wanting to see a different side to turkey (very different I’m told to the all inclusive Mamaras/Antalyia side). If you’re in two minds booking this hotel – DO IT. It’s definitely worth it!
Any questions about anything I would be more than happy to try and help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea Breeze is a family run hotel suitable for families, couples and singles, offering 29 self-catering apartments in 8 imaginatively designed styles. Apartments are air-conditioned with satellite TV, hairdryer, direct-dial phone, safety-deposit box (small extra charge) and fully equipped kitchen. Apartments have private balcony with pool, garden or mountain views. Large family swimming pool and additional adult-only pool both with plentiful sunbeds and umbrellas. Meals, snacks & drinks are available all day from the restaurant. ... more less
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