Stayed two weeks ago, 7 of us, 5 adults and 2 kids, had a 3 bed apartment . Booked transfer with Bodrumtransfers which was £175 return and the cheapest I could find including the company recommended on CLC website. It is about a 90 min transfer along bumpy roads but not too bad . We booked a child seat which was provided but only have lap belts to hold it in so had to hold the top of the seat to stop it moving about too much. You dont pay in advance and didn't have £ to pay the driver and their lira exchange rate was far from favourable so had to haggle. Recommend paying in £ !
Apartment was lovely with the master bedroom having an en-suite, didn't bother using the jacuzzi on the upstairs balcony. Two problems with the TV and fuse box but they were quickly fixed.
The resort itself was lovely and clean. The shop is a bit expensive and limited so you need to go into town to do a 'big' shop. The bus service they run between the resort and Akbuk the local town is great at 4 lira per person and takes about 25 mins to get there. There is more than one supermarket in town at the bus stops at both of them - warning - Kipa doesn't have Baked Beans!
We ate twice in Akbuk - Pasa and Liman Cafe - both very good and well priced.
Pint prices at the resort were reasonable but soft drinks expensive. Don't get soft drinks served to you around the pool buy from the shop it's half the price. Food from the snack bar was excellent , well priced and will serve around the pool. Evening entertainment was limited and not overly good.
The main pool itself is lovely but despite a sign saying 'No Reserving Sunbeds' people were doing this. At 10am most of the sunbeds had towels on them and it was hours before anyone sat on them. We complained to reception who said we should take the towels off ourselves to which I replied it wasn't for us to do that and end up in a row with people. A CLC rep said Security would come and remove the towels but that never happened. One morning we found 'poo' on the side and in the pool which another holidaymaker cleaned up. It is possible it came from one of a few younger kids/babies that parents were allowing to run around/swim without nappies on. If they had staff monitoring the pool area then neither of the aforementioned issues would occur. They could definitely squeeze in a few more sunbeds but there excuse was that the pools at each block of apartments had plenty of free beds. That was true but most people will come to the main pool where the bar, restaurant, kids water slides and beach are. Kids water slides are very good but the beach is a bit small.
If you are a CLC member you won't be surprised that we were getting the sales pitch to go and see Kudassi resort and find out about the important recent changes to our membership. They tried to entice us with free lunch and transport into Kudassi and we could also go shopping to the bazaars and supermarket with the free transport. We declined as when we went to Malaga a 'few hours' turns into most of the day. Surprise surprise the following day another rep came and saw us to try and persuade us again - 'it's your holiday and we wouldn't push you into anything but.....' We declined again. Overall a very good holiday, lovely resort and staff were fine. Manage the pool area a bit better and it would have been a 5 out of 5.
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