We have just returned from a week at the Destina. It was a last minute cheaper holiday and we got more than expected for the price we paid! We paid for a 3* but in our opinion it was worth much more than that.
We had a issue when we arrived at Dalaman as our transfer company had gone bust and we were left at the airport expected to find our own way to the hotel. As it was our first time in turkey we had no idea what the best option would be. After a few games another transfer company offered to take us free of charge to our hotel, which was very good of them.
We were greeted at the hotel at stupid o'clock in the morning by a very happy receptionist and 2 sandwiches which they had prepared for our arrival. The security also took our bags and carried them up to our room. Straight away we had a great first impression. After not having a great start at the airport this made us feel much better.
The rooms were as many previous guests have stated quite small but not enough that it would be a problem. In fairness its to change and sleep. We didn’t spend much more time than that in the rooms. Unfortunately the shower wasn’t great and the aircon didn’t work in our room but again nothing that would spoil your holiday.
The food was so good. There was a lot of chicken and turkey but again as stated below it was varied everyday. We didn’t have the same thing twice. As well as this there was fish, beef and meatballs etc. The salads were very fresh and the desserts were also lovely. So much to choose from. Only recommendation I had for the restaurant is to have a daily menu board so people can see what is available that day.
The pool area was lovely, the pool was cold but just bite the bullet and dive, its fine as soon as your in. We were in there everyday. To be honest it was very hot during our stay so a cold pool was much appreciated.
There is a shuttle which pick you up from the hotel at 10:30 and take you to a small beach on the lagoon in Olu Deniz. The lagoon is stunning surrounded by mountains. If your staying at Destina this is a must do.
The biggest asset of this hotel is the staff. They work such long hours and they are always happy and they cannot do enough to help you enjoy your stay. The bar staff were so much fun having playful banter with the guests. The entertainment staff Gadget and Gizmo were fab. They were so funny. Gizmo had very broken English and despite this we still had a very fun relationship. He had a mission to make my boyfriend jump as many times a day as he could, I think his heart recovered the moment we landed home lol. Due to the time of year the entertainment wasn’t as great as the summer months however they still tried to make it fun, we had a bingo, karaoke, Miss Destina night. It was all very funny. Destina would be silly to let these pair go!
We had a fab time at Destina and we have been back 2 days and already looking at booking for next year!
Well done Destina!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Destina Hotel with 114 rooms is situated in Ovacik. A wonderful place far away from daily city life and where sea, forest and mountain come together. There are a very large swimming Pool with specious place around, a secure kids pool, Turkish Bath & Sauna at our resort. All rooms have Satellite TV, Balcony, Shower, Split Air-Conditioning, Telephone, Minibar, Hair Dryer. We have regular Free Shuttle Service to Oludeniz Beach. Distance: 50 km. from Dalaman Airport, 8 km from Fethiye, 3 km from Oludeniz Beach, 300m. from Hisaronu Centre. All kinds of daily trips such as Batterflies Valley & 12 Islands and alternative activities are available in the region. You will receive here hospitality and high standard service from our professional staff. We will do our best to provide you with an unforgettable holiday at Destina Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Destina Hotel Fethiye
- Destina Resort Fethiye
- Destina Hotel Turkey/Ovacik