After many weeks of arguing with holiday companies about out of date websites we found the Celay hotel. Trip advisor rates it as the third most popular in the area and personally I found the description to be correct!
We arrived at stupid o'clock in the morning. We didn't like the first room and opted for an upgrade which was very reasonable considering that the air con, room safe and TV were all included in the £15 a night upgrade.
I have read the negative reviews on here and find them to be very unfair. At the time of staying there was a wedding party also at the hotel and I believe that the "noise" reffered to recently may have come from the wedding reception- We had a room over looking this reception and it certainly didnt bother us or our son! Apparently the night went smoothly and a great time was had by all. It was however rather "weird" on the day of the wedding to see a load of blokes dressed up in formal attire in a 40 degree heat!
The pool is great and big enough for everyone with plenty of sunbeds to go round.
Our towels were changed every day and the beds were made as well. (i also think that the sheets were changed more often than every 3 days but the staff made the beds up so wonderfully (swans made out of towels etc) that i cant be sure!
The bar staff are friendly, the manager is a big guy and has a really funny sense of humour and I guess that this isnt to everyones taste but in the 10 days that we were there we didnt see or hear of him upsetting anyone. He has a vast wealth of knowledge (ask him anything and he will find the answer if he doesnt know!) about the area, the trips, who to go with and what trips to do on what days so that you get to do a lot more on your holiday than if you asked the holiday rep!
The owner does sit in the bar area of a night time but despite previous comments is actually rather approachable and his wife is very nice as well!
As an example I left my camera in a taxi (oops) this was located by the owners wife within about 3 minutes of me telling her and was promptly returned by the taxi company!
Hamish Mcturk is your man for the Dalyan tour, he is turkish but has bright ginger hair. He certainly has a way about him and made the tour very enjoyable!
European Dive Centre in Fethiye are the people to go to for the diving in the area. An impressive safety record which is more than can be said about some other dive companies in that area!!! (one company left swimmers in the water whilst we were there! choose carefully!!!)
PLEASE DO NOT DO THE PARAGLIDING AS THE DEATH RATE IS HIGH! AND THEY SAY "NO LANDING NO PAY" which kind of speaks for itself!!!
Unlike some, the hotel doesnt push you into joining in with things such as Turkish night, karoake etc rather letting their guests find their own pace.
We are seriously thinking about going back in October this year as we enjoyed it so much.
To ALL the staff I say teşekkür ederim!
A very enjoyable stay, friendly and professional staff which is more than can be said for Thomas Cook who provided our flights and managed to break 2 suitcases, my dive camera and one of my dive regulators!!
Hotel also provides FREE pool table, FREE table football YOU ARE ALLOWED INFLATABLES IN THE POOL!!! FREE table tennis
The cat doesnt belong to the hotel!!!!
Bedrooms are ALL non smoking but all have a balcony which you can have one on!
Scenery is spectacular.
If you have read this far then you have done well!!
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- Also Known As:
- Celay Hotel Fethiye
- Celay Hotel Turkey/Ovacik