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Zeus Turunc Hotel
Ranked #15 of 17 Turunc B&B and Inns
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing value, super friendly staff and two minutes from the beach - ideal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

We arrived in the middle of the night and found the hotel reception empty which was not great but turned out to be confusion with the booking intermediary having given the hotel the wrong time of arrival. After a bit of a panic someone appeared and all was well. Not sure who was more spooked, them or us. From that moment on our stay was perfect. This is a basic hotel so keep expectations realistic. It's cheap ad chips but rooms are good and the staff really are lovely. Having breakfast included within already really cheap price was a bonus. We were a group of ten just using Turunc for a three night stop over before our main self catering place in Sogut so for us this place was ideal. As a town Turunc was quite pleasant. Initial reaction to it was really good although by the third day it's character was changing as it seemed to be filling by the hour with Brits as it was the start of the season. If we'd been there for much longer it would have worn us down probably. The best restaurant we found, which coincidentally was also one of the closest to hotel Pelin was called Cam. Right on the beach, great value and much smaller and authentic than the others.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough, England
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2010

I have to echo most of the comments here, the staff were excellent, the rooms (standard) were large and regularly cleaned. The view was not up to much and I do feel an improvement would be a small fridge in the room and a kettle.
But as an inexpensive B&B I think it offered great value for money.
As for Turunc, eating out is excellent and inexpensive.
It's a shame people seem to leave a lot of dog ends on the beach but take the 10.30 boat to Amos or Kumlubuk) for a great beach experience. I would go back to both The Pelin and Turunc.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RBJ354
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exeter
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2010

no a la carte menu as stated,promo rooms were single rooms for 2 people,very very small,we had room change had to pay extrs £70 ,room was great but view was of hotel next door so we had white wall view,breakfast turkish every morning ,eggs ,cheese,etc etc bar snacks chips,pizza,burgers,ate out as we needed fresh food,staff freindly,room cleaned everyday which was good,not always hot water,telephones as stated were only for room service no outside calls.if you go to this hotel be prepared to eat out ,there are lovely resturants offering turkish dishes,but still a lot of places doing burgers ,chicken nuggets ,pizzas,i questioned this and it was because its what tourists want,well not this tourist,whats the point of going abroad to eat the same food you get in the uk.be prepared to part with a lot of money if you get delayed at dalaman airport 2 small bottles of water £5.and dont get me started on food .no air con there ,plenty of glass to raise the temperature.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank emilyjayne97
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keighley
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2010

Pleasant,though slightly dated room with balcony overlooking the quiet end of the main street. A fridge would have been nice but that would have contradicted the notice on the front doors banning all food and beverages in the rooms(not very friendly)

The room was visited by the cleaning lady every day with towels changed every other day,

Breakfast was a typical turkish mix with cheese,ham substutute,hard boiled eggs etc. Tea was dispensed via a large urn, so was quite stewed if you arrived after 9am. Breakfast was supposed to be 8 till 10am,but the egg supply usually dried up after 9.30 and sometimes the table was cleared at 9.45am. The fruit juices on offer were powder based and virtually undrinkable.

Ca'nt comment on the evening meals as we ate out every night at some of the wonderful resturants in Turunc.

The hotel is ideally positioned at the quiet end of the main street and only 50 yards from the beach.

Staff are friendly and helpful.

Oh,I forgot to mention,as usual the sink plug was missing!

Overall, the hotel was a quiet,pleasant place to stay,no frills,just good value.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sushui
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N YORKSHIRE
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

Nice quiet resort ,Hotel food not good at start but got better .Small hotel 30 plus rooms no hassle for a place by the pool.No fighting for sunbeds.Receptionist very helpful rest of staff dont speak much english but are helpful. Hotel mainly full of Turkish with just a few english there, Basic Turkish breakfast , no cereals .Turunc is a nice quiet place, come here if you want to relax .

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank POWERSTRANGER
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Comber, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2010

I've just read the review from worldwotcha and whilst I fully respect his/her opinion and views, this was not our experience of the Pelin Hotel. We stayed here in July 2010 for a week and for what we paid (which was amazingly cheap) this hotel offers real value for money in a truly beautiful place. Whilst the hotel is a typical Turkish 3 star hotel, it is clean, the standard rooms are basic with ample room for two adults with excellent air con (which costs £3 per day extra) and they are cleaned every day by friendly maids. The pool area is small but suitable for cooling off after a lovely day at the beach which is less than a 1 minute stroll from the hotel. The hotel is located at the entrance to the village and it is very convenient to everything. I suspect that the problems experienced by worldwotcha relate to him opting to pay for promo rooms rather than paying for a standard room. Our experience of this hotel couldn't be further from the experience had by worldwotcha. It most certainly is not the Ritz, we also arrived at 6.30am and staff were waiting for us as I had emailed our holiday company to let them know as our flights were changed at the last minute. Our reception couldnt have been more welcoming and friendly - even at this very early hour. Whilst breakfast was typically Turkish and basic, any time things ran out they were quickly replenished. If you you decide to stay at the Pelin, make sure you choose the standard rooms like we did and don't cut costs by choosing promo run of the house rooms as I strongly believe the experience had by worldwotcha will be avoided. Perhaps worldwotcha could let us all know how much he/she actually paid per night for the room so we can put his/her comments into perspective?

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ardara5
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South Shields
Level Contributor
64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2010

We have just returned from the Pelin and the reviews on this site did sway us to stay there but all that glitters is not gold. After a very uncomfortable 4 hour transfer in 30 degree nightime temperature from Dalaman airport due to a long wait for several passengers from various flights to board the coach and a further wait and eventual transfer to a smaller minibus in Marmaris to take us on to Turunc we finally arrived very tired and travel-worn at the Pelin at 7am to be greeted by an empty reception. After a ten minute search I found a maid who told me that the there would be no one available to book us in until 8am.
Believe me I really wanted to like this hotel after reading all the good reviews and didn't want to think I had made a mistake at this early point in our holiday but had a nasty nagging feeling coming on.
After due course the reception was opened by a very pleasant man who booked us in and did not prepare us for the shock that followed. We were shown to our room by one of the staff who was also very pleasant and polite. Sorry did I say room, I think that was an overstatement, I meant hutch, yes hutch, you know those little shed things that some people expect small animals to spend their lives in. The position was rather nice, overlooking the pool area with a fair sized balcony. The ''room'' was 3 metres x 3 metres, there was a small bathroom stuck on the end with a shower head that didn't stay in it's holder so you could only ever use one hand to get showered with, no shower curtain, OK it's common in Greece, I know that - a bit awkward and messy but not a serious problem. The bathroom mirror had lost a great deal of it's silvering so was not much use. I could have lived with all that but our balcony was open to the public. It was part of the walkway over the pool area and was accessible to all and sundry by way of a common staircase. There was a TV stand but alas no TV, holes in the walls were I presume there had once been wall lights and open electrical installations. One bedside cabinet as obviously space was at a pemium as you had to have somewhere to put your feet to be able to stand up and walk the half step to the door from the beds. One very small wardrobe and no flat surface anywhere to lay thigs down on so everything always looked cluttered and untidy, which it was. The scenario was most depressing and I was about to go and have a row with the manager when I ran into the couple who had the next room to us and they told us that their room was also sub-standard and they had already been to complain and had just been greeted by the shaking-head/shrug gesture, which upset them further. Ok in fairness these rooms were described as promo rooms but that does not prepare you for what they are really like. The rest of the hotel rooms were indeed spacious and well equiped as described in a previous review but ours were most definitely well below par and I would not have booked this hotel had I known before hand how bad they were.
If you book this hotel you must make sure that you are not put in these rooms, ours was Number H-2, not a normal hotel room number but I think the H stands for HUTCH.
I have stayed in hotels all over the world in some of the worst places including Afganistan and India and have never been so disapponinted or badly misled.
The board basis was bed and breakfast (the usual healthy Turkish style ) which was served between 8-10 am but on the morning we didn't get down to the dining area until 9.15 there was nothing left. When I asked one of the staff if there was a possibility of having a drink of something, she huffed and puffed and eventually went to half fill a jug with lemon cordial. After my whining on and calling the other guests (90 per cent of them Turkish and a bit on the heavy side in some cases) greedy so and so's, except that I didn't use the words so and so's they brought out some cheese and tomato but we had to be off the mark as these people descended once again like a plague of locusts to clear the plates within seconds.
Let me give you the up-side of this holiday though:-
Turunc is a very laid-back easy-going resort. It really is a little piece of Turkish paradise far removed from the hustle bustle of Marmaris although only half an hour away by water taxi. Everything said about it is true - Great beach, great food/restaurants, lovely people. No hassle, no drunken yobs. reasonable prices. There are some fantastic places to stay - this is not the worst but also far from the best.
We will be going back but we spent a fair bit of time checking out other accommodation, both self catering and hotels.
One outstanding feature of the Pelin is the pool and the pool-bar and the barman Azad is second to none. He made our holiday bearable with his humour and openess. A really nice guy.
This is the longest review I have ever seen on Tripadvisor and I hope people will be able to plough through it but I had to get all that off my chest. Don't let this put you off Turunc - just be careful were you stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Michael O
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Property: Zeus Turunc Hotel
Address: Turunc Mah. Cumhuriyet Cad. No 10/A | Marmaris, Turunc 48740, Turkey (Formerly Pelin Hotel)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Turunc
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Turunc
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Zeus Turunc Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestling in the heart of Turunc is the Zeus Turunc Hotel. Our staff would like to extend a warm welcome to you and invite you to join us at our beautiful hotel and enjoy a holiday filled with peace and tranquillity. Our friendly and helpful team are ready to provide a high quality of service that meets all of your holiday needs. The hotel's fifty rooms boast peathtaking sea and mountain balcony views. Situated in mature and maintained gardens and filled with the aroma of the surrounding mountains' fragrant pines, Zeus Turunc Hotel offers the perfect opportunity to escape the stresses of daily life and to relax into holiday mode. All rooms have Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, Minibar, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Telephone, Safety deposit boxes, WC/Shower, Hair Dryer, and Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Turunc bay can be accessed by either of our closest airports - Dalaman airport is 109 km from Turunc and Bodrum-Milas airport is 169 km away. Airport transfers can be arranged by our Hotel staff at your request and at competitive rates. The charming town of Turunc is situated at the end of a dramatic mountain road, 17 and 19 km from the centre of Icmeler and Marmaris respectively. This rural coastal town, with spectacular mountains framing the bay on three sides, was originally a farming and fishing community and retains much of its quaint village character to this day. Turunc is an ideal choice for couples and families with young children. The enclosed bay, with its sand and shale beach, a mere 30 metre stroll from the Hotel, is the proud holder of the Blue Ribband - an annual award for the cleanest sea water and beaches in Turkey. Turunc bay also has a wide choice of water-sports on offer, including windsurfing, water-skiing, speedboat hire and scuba diving. Indeed Turunc harbour is a veritable transport hub, offering regular taxi boats to nearby Icmeler and Marmaris, 50 minutes away; tourists can explore the bazaars and shops knowing that they can return to the sanctuary of Turunc on the hourly taxi boats. Boat trips round the peninsula are also offered, alongside trips to Dalyan, Ephesus and various others. The main street in Turunc is pedestrianised in the evening and families can enjoy the village's relaxed, child-friendly atmosphere whilst window shopping and admiring the variety of local wares on offer. The town also offers a wide selection of waterfront restaurants offering traditional Turkish cuisine, many specialising in seafood, and the town's bars provide a friendly and welcoming nightlife for couples and families alike. For those night owls among us, there are a few late night music bars or "fun pubs", but it is fair to say that life in the town is more relaxed than lively. For the more adventurous tourist Turunc is well placed for exploration and our helpful Hotel staff can happily arrange the hire of cars and/or bikes during your stay with us. One of the principle attractions of the Bozburun Peninsula is the stunning walking trails leading up into the mountains and along the stunning coastline. The coastal track from Turunc passes the ancient ruins of Amos Castle and amphitheatre, the small picturesque bay of Amos itself, and on to Kumlubuk bay - taking about an hour-and-a-half to walk. For tourists seeking a more leisurely pace of holiday, both Amos and Kumlubuk bays may be reached by taxi boat and taxi, from Turunc harbour and the main street, respectively. The charming town of Turunc is situated at the end of a dramatic mountain road, 17 and 19 km from the centre of Icmeler and Marmaris respectively. This rural coastal town, with spectacular mountains framing the bay on three sides, was originally a farming and fishing community and retains much of its quaint village character to this day. Turunc is an ideal choice for couples and families with young children. The enclosed bay, with its sand and shale beach, a mere 30 metre stroll from the Hotel, is the proud holder of the Blue Ribband - an annual award for the cleanest sea water and beaches in Turkey. Turunc bay also has a wide choice of water-sports on offer, including windsurfing, water-skiing, speedboat hire and scuba diving. Indeed Turunc harbour is a veritable transport hub, offering regular taxi boats to nearby Icmeler and Marmaris, 50 minutes away; tourists can explore the bazaars and shops knowing that they can return to the sanctuary of Turunc on the hourly taxi boats. Boat trips round the peninsula are also offered, alongside trips to Dalyan, Ephesus and various others. The main street in Turunc is pedestrianised in the evening and families can enjoy the village's relaxed, child-friendly atmosphere whilst window shopping and admiring the variety of local wares on offer. The town also offers a wide selection of waterfront restaurants offering traditional Turkish cuisine, many specialising in seafood, and the town's bars provide a friendly and welcoming nightlife for couples and families alike. For those night owls among us, there are a few late night music bars or "fun pubs", but it is fair to say that life in the town is more relaxed than lively. For the more adventurous tourist Turunc is well placed for exploration and our helpful Hotel staff can happily arrange the hire of cars and/or bikes during your stay with us. One of the principle attractions of the Bozburun Peninsula is the stunning walking trails leading up into the mountains and along the stunning coastline. The coastal track from Turunc passes the ancient ruins of Amos Castle and amphitheatre, the small picturesque bay of Amos itself, and on to Kumlubuk bay - taking about an hour-and-a-half to walk. For tourists seeking a more leisurely pace of holiday, both Amos and Kumlubuk bays may be reached by taxi boat and taxi, from Turunc harbour and the main street, respectively. ... more   less 
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