This was our 2nd holiday at the Holiday Village Sarigerme and we had all had fab time.
Stayed for 2 weeks from 21st June, was very hot (little cooler then last yr as we went 2 weeks earlier) but every day perfect weather. The first week didn't seem as busy and that was nice, although still need to be up before 7am for sunbeds!
The hotel has improved on lots of little things from last yr, which was nice to see. Cutlery stands on tables so no waiting for knives and forks, more choice of food (which i didn't think was possible) BBQ opened at night so gave another option to eat at, Restaurant booking system all done by yourself on a computer in reception which was great and easy to use.
Last year we didn't have any bad points, this yr there were afew little things (didnt really affect our hol):
First Choice Reps didn't seem that happy to be there, especially the swim academy staff. One lady put my daughter off swimming for the first 5 days of the hol! Last yr they were excellent but this time they were far too hard on the little ones. My daughter is 4 and has lessons at home, but being thrown in, swallowing water and being told to 'stop that noise' isnt acceptable! We paid for 5 lessons but only went to 2 as it was to upsetting for her.
Entertainment on changeover day was non existent! Most other nights it was good for the kids, and thats the main thing, Big thank you to Barlow, Smithy, Carlene and PJ who worked non stop to entertain the kids and adults though, they were great.
Chill out bar got quite full and people had to walk out due to no seating which again is a shame.
Adult bar was a good laugh, Kids clubs were great, Pre book for certain things (like chocolate party) which I would recommend or the queues are a nightmare!
Food was lovely, Lunch time there was a massive choice, For kids it was abit 'samey' but they can have whatever they like from the adult section to. Staff work very hard to keep everywhere spotless, Our room was cleaned every single day, Book a suite, well worth it.
'Recep' the facilities manager was lovely, we stayed around the private pools alot (nr the suites) and he came round every day to ask if we needed anything, bring beers! and see what could be improved, nice to see someone so passionate about the hotel.
The shops in hotel are a little more expensive so take a trip into Sarigerme for some bargains, (less than £4 in taxi) We also found a bar 'Street Bar' in town, was great to spend an afternoon away from hotel, has its own pool, cocktails, Proper pints of beer and lovely food! Highly recommended.
For day trips use Basket Travel, We have done 6 trips with them and each time, perfect! Jeep safari is a must!
Would avoid the hotel hairdressers, really disappointed this year with that, my daughter wanted her hair plaited again, last yr i think we paid about £24 , this time they asked for £30, which no probs, we're on holiday. But when the women started doing her hair (she didnt speak english) so she got the man who works there to tell me it would be £50!! I don't pay that for my own hair so I told her to stop as I am not paying that for a 4 yr olds hair! They tried to haggle with me for the price but i refused to pay anymore, after 2 days the front plaits fell out, the staff ignored me when i went back, until the customer in front had left, then redid the plaits that came out for free, Not the best service and dont like to be ripped off especially in the hotel we are staying.
Again, it didn't affect the holiday, and we all had a lovely time, we wouldn't go back again next yr as we've been 2 years running, but we may revisit in afew yrs time.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Turkey Sarigerme Hotel Sarigerme
- Holiday Village Turkey Hotel Sarigerme
- Sarigerme Holiday Village Turkey