We stayed for a week at the end of August. The hotel is very well located at the end of Gumusluk bay - 5 mins walk from the middle of the village along the beach. Lovely views and incredible sunsets!
Our room was very basic and impersonal but immaculately clean. The beds were very comfortable (we like hard beds) and we slept well. Our daughter slept on a pull out bed that was also very comfortable and safe as the arms of the chair prevented her falling out of bed (which would be good for younger children). Good dark curtains too. We had a big terrace overlooking the sea which again was very safe for children as the wall was quite high. We also looked at one of the family rooms (for next time) which are huge and would sleep 5 in comfort (but no terrace). The bathroom was fine and very clean, however the shower tray seemed to fill up quickly and then overflow every time we showered. The room was cleaned daily without fail. The air con was very effective. In fact it was very cool in the evenings and we could have done without it if a fan had been available but they had none (might be worth investing in some as lots of people, myself included, would prefer not to sleep in aircon).
We were b&b only but ate at the hotel a couple of nights. The buffet was fine but the bar food left a lot to be desired (frozen calamari particularly awful). The restaurant by the pool where you ate dinner was a bit dismal - lit by a couple of overhead bulbs so you could hardly see what you were eating. Some fairy lights wound round the pillars and/or some candles or lanterns on the tables would remedy this. There are many nice little restaurants within 5 mins walk so this was not a problem. The Sysyphos pansiyon right next door was great - very fresh fish and lovely mezes.
The sailing school was great but we were a bit disappointed that the tennis coach had already left when we were told he would be there until the end of August. I can particularly recommend the massage - a lovely Austrian lady with a magic touch! Excellent pool (note - the big pool is 1.4 m all over so children can't stand in it) and a lovely grassy area leading down to the small beach with big squishy cushions and sunloungers on it. There is plenty of room for everyone, never any pressure on sunlounger space and lots of nice little shady bits to hang out it.
The service was fine - not many of the staff spoke English (and my Turkish is non-existent) so there was some entertaining miming going on. Some of them spoke French so we communicated this way too. The reception staff were particularly good.
All in all a very relaxing stay - we will definitely be returning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel and Sailing Club, with a private beach and a beach restaurant.3 star Hotel opened in 2009 by a Franco-Turkish couple.Large, comfortable (TV, tel, AC, mini-bar, hair-dryer ...) and elegant rooms, private beach and swimming-pools, restaurant, 2 bars, tennis court. Qualified and experienced instructors, European sport equipment for Windsurf and Sailing. ... more less
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