Not a 5 star hotel, but definately had a great time!
To start, when you first walk in, the hotel is amazing. The lobby is very modern and the hotel is clean. The one thing that is unmatched in this hotel is the landscape. Everywhere you look you are surrounded by grass, palm trees and various fowers. It is beautiful! We checked in late (around 8pm) and made the end of dinner the first night.
The food is really good and there is always something to eat, however, as in most all inclusives, it is a little bland since it is meant to feed many different tastes. The food is fresh and there is always a variety to choose from. The rooms are very spacious, however, not 5 star. The curtains, for example, had questionable stains that looked like little flecks of blood, the tv was a small tube tv and had maybe 25 channels, with only one in English (BBC). The bed offerred little support for my back and was difficult to sleep in at first.
The sheets however were very clean, and were changed along with the towels daily. We left 2 lira on the bed every morning and the cleaning lady made us different designs with the towels and flowers.
The staff in general were very polite however they only speak Turkish. Russian and some German, so other than the animation team, we found communication difficult.
The animation team was awesome!! We had so much fun with the different daily activities that I'm sad we didn't do more of them in the beginning!! Our favorite animator was Gayana from Georgia. The animation team offered everything from darts to volleyball to belly dancing to water aerobics and we always had so much fun doing te activities.
The downside: Russians. Many rude Russians. If you've been on holiday with Russians you know what I'm talking about.
Also, I had to wake up at 5:45am to place towels on the beach, because they had very limited places. Because of the placement of the hotel, the sun goes out early, and is impossible to tan on the beach after 6 pm.
Overall, pleasant stay but wouldn't go back any time soon.
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