Just back from a week at the crystal and what can I say... Hmm, first impressions were not good, hotel presentation was basic and dated, everything looking tired. The bedrooms are clean but basic and they need a bit of DIY here and there to be brought up to a decent standard. The pool area is ok, not sparkling clean and lacking in space for the sun loungers. Food was to a good standard and variety but was always spoilt by everything being cold. The staff were extremely hard working and very friendly but higher up the pecking order the attitude was the complete opposite. Majority of guest complaining mostly about cold food, the facilities in the rooms and 'the bar rules', management couldn't care less and their attitudes were appalling. The bar situation for us was the best bit! Here goes.. The indoor restaurant bar closes at 9.30 so after this time the challenge begins. It's cold and breezy at night now so a trek down the steep and rocky steps to the pool area is not great. There is a lift outside but this only appears to work when it feels like it! So, when u eventually get there you can only order 4 drinks at one time so more than one person in the group must travel down with u. Also The bar staff are not allowed to provide guests with a tray so by the time you hike up the stairs with the drinks in the dark and try to work the lift, eventually getting back to your seat it's a bit disappointing to find the beer is rubbish and the gin is weak. If you go to the bar after 11.30 only one drink will be given per person so bare this in mind and plan your trips well! The only drinks on offer are wine, beer, gin, vodka and raki. The entertainment team were severally lacking in motivation and to be honest, throughout our week they didn't do much so you really need to provide your own entertainment. To sum this place up, a holiday is what you make it and we had a good time but I would not dream of going back and I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Sorry crystal hotel but its just not good enough
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Is located in Gumusluk, one of the most beautiful bays of Bodrum famous for its Sunset, Fish Restaurant, and proximity to Neandros Island. Our Hotel, adorned with authentic landscaping gathering Begonias, Palms, Lilies, Banana, Olive, and Lemon Trees, welcome tourists seeking refuge from the Unbearable heat of summer in the fresh breeze of the Aegean Sea. Crystal Hotel Bodrum is endowed both by a perfect view Great Aegean Sea, and the unrivaled rich local flora. A recent survey by "National Geographic Magazine" cited Crystal Hotel as one of the 10 best locations all around the World to watch the Sunset. * Our 4 Star Hotel is licensed by R.T. Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Opening License Number : 1573) and has a total accomodation capacity of 334 Beds in 167 Rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crystal Hotel Bodrum Turkey