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“Wish I could go back tommorow”
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Destina Hotel
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Ovacik
Certificate of Excellence
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“Wish I could go back tommorow”
Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Destina and already we are planning our return. We have been on many holidays together and this is the first time we have put a review on trip advisor as we enjoyed ourselves so much.
The hotel is just the right size, not too big, not too small. It is very clean and well looked after. The staff work around the clock to make your stay enjoyable. The food is good, especially the fresh pizzas made to order at the snack bar between 3 and 4.30pm. There's is a Turkish bath In the hotel. I would recommend this to anyone. Mr Magic hands is absolutely fantastic. Aswell as bathing me he gave me a top quality massage and at only 10 pound for the lot which took about 45 minutes was well worth it.
Gadget and Gizmo are the entertainment team. Where do I begin with these two. They are the Turkish Ant and Dec and they had us laughing all holiday. They also worked around the clock with pool games through the day and entertainment at night. I would come back to the hotel just to see these two again. Also Murat the head waiter/barman is an absalute gem. Top bloke!
I was surprised at how all the guests got on aswell. Everyone knew each other and would talk to each other. It was a very friendly atmosphere.
It's a short 15 minute downhill walk into Hisoronu where there are many shops, bars and restaurants if u fancy a change. Shine Indian was very very good if you like Indian food. If you can't be bothered walking back then it's 10 lira in a taxi from either the top or bottom of Hisoronu.
A week was not long enough and if I went again I would definatly book 10 days to two week.
This is not a complaint but a tip. Request a high floor on arrival as the bottom floor is a bit underground and not much privacy on the balcony. I did not mind this as I don't spend much time in the room anyway but could see why people might not like it. I would not take a child as it is mainly for adults and there is no kids entertainment. Minimum age 16.
We are looking into booking again for September but if we can't afford it we will be coming back next year for 2 week.
Big shout out to Gadget, Gizmo and Murat. You made the holiday.

Ryan and Lyndsey
Wigan/Celtic

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

What a great place thanks to muzat and Jan we gunna miss u guys can't wait to go back everything from location,food, entertainment and staff I will be recommending to everyone I know. Great to see tariq, burat and Thomas from bar Friday again they still remembered us we just love hisaronu and the people there fabulous place

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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2013

My wife and I have just returned and want to give our honest opinion on this AI hotel . Our room was spotless and cleaned every day . The pool area is the cleanest we have encountered on our numerous trips abroad . All the staff are very polite and work long hours with a smile on their face . We stayed for 10 nights and ate something different at every meal time ....... always fresh and tasty. Gadget and Gizmo are the real stars of this hotel and managed to keep you entertained seven days a week . We would recommend this hotel to all our friends . We didn't have a tape measure but our bathroom was adequate ........ two easily fitted in the shower !!!

Seeya next year

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend have just returned from a 9 night stay at the Destina hotel in Ovacik. The hotel is set in beautiful well maintained gardens the pool was huge and there were plenty of sun loungers still free throughout the day. An excellent hotel for couples/adults but I really wouldn't recommend it for families with children under the ag of about 15, as there is nothing for them to do in the way of kids activities / slides etc.. I think there was a small play park. Food was excellent - a nice variety of things, inc chicken, beef turkey etc. the views from the open roofed restaurant were spectacular, especially of the sunset every night! Staff work extremely hard to ensure guests have a lovely stay :) location brilliant, 10 min stroll down to hisoranu and 5 min bus ride to olu deniz which costs 2.5 lira pp (about £1) each way. I would def recommend going to the national park beach in the blue lagoon, it coss about £2 pp to get in, but its empty! So beautiful, and relaxed with crystal clear waters! Whereas the sea horse beach which the hotel bus goes to, was so crowded you coud barely even see the sand. Gadget & gizmo were lovely, however my only niggle was that they would keep pestering you to take part in the daytime activities! I would rather just be left alone to chillax.. Also the hotel was quite noisey at night, with people coming in at all hours drunk being loud in the coridoors. Anyway all in all a lovely stay, excellent value for money, we had room 1994 which was nice as was larger than a lot of the others & further away from the entertainment part, so slightly quieter.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The hotel staff ,food if you like chicken and accomadation were all excelent, Big thanks go to all the staff all very helpful,good to talk to could not do enough for you.The rooms were not the biggest but were ample.- The big problem was the site itself , very hilly area imposible for wheel chair as on two levels. I am physicaly disabled walk with sticks badly but would still consider a return visit.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Just to set the scene - 25 hols in Turkey over 16 years - some excellent, some very good, a few ok, but most in the acceptable area - I always give an honest review, and only expect a fair return for honest holiday payments made.

Fifth year of all inclusive - 9 holidays in other Turkish resorts, so we decided to give the hotel + resort a try, with assistance from the travel agent operating at Humberside Airport - never had problems before..... but !!

Rated @ 4 star accommodation.... sorry, no chance, reasonably basic 12' by 12' sized room starting with a wardrobe that was not the full depth to hold any hanger straight without leaving the door open, which made the space on my side of the bed exactly 250mm - 10 inches. 7 hangers only - no trouser hangers available in the room or from reception. 2 x 0.5 litre waters each morning - replaced by Jacobs cardboard cups from each water dispenser - no other bottles available unless you bought extra from the on site shop.

Room - no drinks facilities - usually get a kettle in A 1 rooms - 9/9 in past accommodations on A1 style bookings, hot drinks etc, also no beach towels or service available on site, luckily took two spares to use. The room was rated as twin + child space - there was no space to walk past each other without knocking into the beds. We went into the town to buy a kettle and two mugs for drinks in the room, especially after 11pm.

Bathroom - under 6' by 6' - had to stand in the shower area to be able to close the door behind you - the toilet had to be sat on sideways - 4 inches space between the bowl and the shower screen - to access the shower space, you had to stand sideways, and the shower fired water over the screen into the bathroom even at low pressure. Cured that with a length of string to tighten and hold the shower head downwards. The toilet flush worked with effort ,but was loose throughout the week there with no repair done.

Pool - excellent - good size - kept in good repair and cleaned on regular basis - plenty of sun beds - also in good repair and condition all week.

Poolside facilities - bar staff were good, well mannered and helpful at all times. All water and hot drinks at pool side were self service and either in plastic cups or paper Jacobs cups - sugar was the cube type and was left out with no way of hygienically handling it - no spoons to stir or pick up cubes - plastic stick stirrers provided.

You could not get plastic 0.5 litre water bottles unless you wanted to buy them at the shop. Several times during the week, there was no cold juices or water available at poolside prior to 11am so you had to go back up to the restaurant to fill up again.

Restaurant - lost count of the times that cutlery had to be asked for, and the plain fact that the hot food was cooked , set out and not kept hot in the hot plates - which soon weren't!

Salad choice was good, because the mains were very variable - food being prepared on a strict budget comes to mind. We didn't starve but weren't impressed - best food of the week was at the Talk Of The Town night out !

Accessibility - not quite as described in the brochure - nearest bus was a reasonable walk to the main road - roughly 1/2 mile, but taxis were freely available and reasonably priced. Not suited to anyone with any form of infirmity - one gent had two sticks and spent lots on taxis to access the main town areas.

Evening entertainment - the two lads, Gadget + Gismo, tried hard every night - very few resources - one local belly dancer and one local dance group entertained during the week. Other than that, it was karaoke time.

By talking to others at the poolside or in the restaurant, we had certainly paid in excess of their totals, so perhaps our expectations were naturally higher.

For those on a budget, they will have received a very fair provision - we felt otherwise, purely judged on price paid and facilities found.

We will be going back with photographic evidence of all our findings during the week to our travel agent, who have not provided us with an honest report of the hotel, or had been given poor information themselves.

To be fair and honest, those who were regulars to the hotel were happy to tell us how much they had paid and what level of service they were expecting and receiving, and they were content.

We felt that an honest review of a hotel described as 4 * all inclusive needed to be made - we were not alone in our thoughts from conversations held in reception, as this was the only area for wi fi contact.

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Reading
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Just back from the Destina. Have to agree with all the recent reviews. This is a great place to stay.

Our only problem was the shower door which leaked at times, but this was sorted very quickly.

The staff are very attentive, particularly Recep and Musa.

Gadget is a proper legend, and Varol, the magic fingers massuer is fantastic. They have people coming from far and wide, including many Turks to the hotel's Turkish bath.

Whilst the Destina is a family hotel, there were hardly any children there. It being June and the fact they only have 8 family rooms, means that it is an ideal place for couples to stay.

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Property: Destina Hotel
Address: Tehneli Dere Mevki Babadag Yolu Gokceovacik Koyu, Ovacik, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Ovacik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Ovacik
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ovacik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Destina Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 114
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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Destina Hotel Fethiye
Destina Resort Fethiye
Destina Hotel Turkey/Ovacik

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