I travelled to this hotel in June 2011 (bit late in reviewing!) and I had a brilliant holiday! From the sounds of it it is still the same great hotel so I think my review will still be applicable.
We got a great last minute deal, costing us less than £400 each for a week all-inclusive if I recall correctly. The hotel is situated a bit away from everything, beign at the back end of Oludeniz towards Fethiye, but this wasn't a particularly bad thing as it made for great scenery and a more chilled out atmosphere. There is the dolmus that is very regular, cheap and stops just over the road from the hotel. The room was lovely, spacious and clean. We had a room right next to the bottom pool/eating area and I didn't find it too loud, although I did go to bed quite late so I'm not sure on the noise level at the time children might be going to bed. The gardens were well looked after full of lovely flowers. There were two pools - a large pool down the bottom with a slide (not on all of the time) and a kids pool to the side and a quieter, relaxed pool at the top. The bottom pool had music on most of the time and every now and then someone would come and do activities eg. water volleyball, water aerobics. It was good fun and a great break from just chilling, reading, eating, drinking! There was also entertainment on most (if not all?) nights that was pretty entertaining from the couple that I went to when we decided to stay in.
The food was mostly lovely. There were a few dishes that were a little questionable, but there was so much choice it didn't really matter! I found something every day that I really enjoyed. The food also slightly changed each day so you didn't feel like you were eating the same thing every day. There was fresh fruit for every meal, a large variety of hot and cold choices for breakfast (fruit, cereal, pastries, eggs, meat etc.) plus omelettes/pancakes. The mid-afternoon snacks were basically chips, toasties, burgers etc. that were served next to the pool. Because of this there was not much time when there wasn't food available! You certainly won't go hungry! There were a lot of flies at the time of year I went, but that is because the hotel is next to a lot of trees and they didn't bother me too much as it certainly wasn't because it was a dirty or smelly hotel. Most of the food is kept well-covered so wasn't really a problem, although some of it wasn't. I don't know whether it was just the time of year that I visited (June). The alcoholic drinks available are fairly limited and you have to pay for anything that is not bog standard, but I did enjoy what I had and there are loads of non-alcoholic drinks.
The hotel does have spa facilities available, but I did not try these so I cannot comment on them. They also had activities going on for the kids (seem to remember them being taken off for archery or something similar?) so that's great if you had kids. The staff are brilliant and very friendly. The night receptionist realised it was my birthday while I was there and left me a flower outside my room for when I got in, it was very sweet.
All in all I'd say this is a hotel that could be suitable for anyone, whether a couple, single person or family and whatever age. Travelling as a couple I did not find it too loud with children, but at the same time I think there was enough to keep the children entertained. I left feel very chilled out (and a little plumper for all that food!)
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