Spent 2 weeks 4th to 18th June here, young couple wanting a relaxing holiday. We had a great time in a very nice place. Location was superb, the local bus stopped outside the hotel gate, 2TL got you into Yalikavak nice and easy to the market on Thusday which was great, from there you can get into Bodrum for another 4TL very cheap and if i'd have known we would have done this rather than the hotel minibus - fast and direct but not as much fun and much more expensive.
With Thomas Cook the transfer coach took us to a bus stop, then we got a minibus to the resort...so quick, no dropping off half the country and their kids before you get to your stop! The rep Fatma was superb, local lady and very knowledgable with a great sense of humour. We went on the Jeep Safari which was a good day out.
The resort was laid out really well once you get used to where you are with all the lifts (on a hillside), and the place was very well kept, cleaners all the time, and maintenance men too fixing broken steps and tiles on a daily basis, very impressive. We had an issue with the electrics in our room for some strange reason on a couple of occasions and within 15 mins of talking to reception it was sorted...so easy and at 9pm too! Our first room was gorgeous, a wooden built terrace with balcony looking out to sea, stunning .... until the first night and the show was on - it was situated under the pool area and the noise was pretty bad till 11pm then relief.....till midnight, then the nightclub started....my god, the noise was horrendous and the timber framework was vibrating like a chav's Saxo down the seafront. It stopped about 1am, and i went to reception first thing in the morning. Within 3 hours we were in another room in the main hotel block on the top floor. Not as much character in the room but slept like a baby, relief! There was no fuss put up by the reception, and moved very easily. But this was early June, and the place was not full up. If i was going to stay there again I would somehow request to be put on the third floor of the main building, much quieter.
The sea and pool areas were very nice, with food available all afternoon and as much to drink as you want. Efes lager is simply stunning! The food is truely outstanding. The quality is exceptional, the quantity is amazing, and the selection is unbelievable. They didn't bring the same thing out for diner as lunch - ever. Once a dish had been their a while, the chef's replaced it with a complete new bowl. There was about a dozen hot food bowls, two or three dozen salad bowls, plus seafood, cheeses, cold meats, soups, bread corner fresh every day, a dozen different deserts, fruit....honestly it was top draw. We were there two weeks and not once did we have any sort of gripe with the food....it was sometimes annoying because i found something i really liked, but it wouldn't come back out till the next week!
The staff were outstanding, always smiling, always saying hello, but it never felt forced, always shaking your hand once they knew you were a decent person that smiled back and chatted, it made you feel at ease. Which is more than i can say for a some of the guests. You'd think that the diner was only served for 5 minutes or someone was going to steal it the way the eastern europeans behaved. I havn't come across Russians on holiday before, and i now know that the behaviour of them that I experienced is common wherever you find them. There were lots of nationalities there, which was good because the hotel variety had to be large, and most were fine. But i've never experienced such a blatant disregard for the most basic of manners towards the staff and other guests, and it made diner a stressful affair which was a shame. However, the a la carte restaurants were truely superb! So relaxed and friendly, just make sure you are very hungry before going in or you won't stand a chance of eating it all!
I wouldn't go back because there's so much else in the world to visit, but I would reccomend it to anyone looking for an all inclusive in that part of the world.
Oh, and you've got to try the water sports, and the Turkish bath, very very good!
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