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Great time at Kadikale resort
There was a party of nine of us ranging in age from 4 to 64, that stayed at the Kadikale in June. We had a great time, there are plenty of activities to join in if you want. The animation team were very good, but are not in your face so if you just want to relax beside the pool/bar you are able to.
Overall the food in my opinion was very good, lot's of choice and variety. The pancakes and omelettes in the morning were great, (although if you go down too late there is a long queue for them). The snack bar does not offer a very wide selction it only seemed to do burgers and chips, but this did not affect us as the food in restaurant was so good.
We stayed in a standard room which was ok. It was very clean and bedding and towels were changed reqularly. There was a fridge in the room and bottled water was supplied every day.
There are lot'sof steps around the hotel, but they are not too bad, the worst I think are up to the ampitheatre to see the evening entertainment.
There are regular dolmus's into turgutries, which are an experince and the market on a Saturday is well worth a visit for bargains. There are also nice bars and restaurants in Turgutries which are reasonably priced and good value.
We had a great time a kadikale resort, for us it is in a good location as it is a few miles out of the town. The views from the pool are stunning, I would definitely return to the Kadikale in the future.
Come to club Kadikale
i have just got back from club kadikale and it was fantastic!
All the barmen were realy friendly and were always asking you how you are.You could never be bored during the day because there are 4 swimming pools and there are water sports to do thoughout the day such as water polo, water arobics, ping pong, bowls, football, basketball, volliball and there is a games room open upstairs with a snooker table and bored games.
The animation team could not do another for you exspecialy abdul and mario but i cant forget to menshion how great the barmen are exspecialy mathew and Ramsey who were always seving me first and asking how i was. The food was realy good to with fresh omplets and pancakes for breakfast.
It would be brilliant to go back next year but it probley costs to much to go back again. I definatly recomend you to come here!!!!
:) come to club kadilale :)
from hannah (mermaid)
Congratulate yourself on your choice of hotel
We booked a last minute holiday to Club Kadikale (now k/a Kadikale Resort) and weren't sure what to expect as the pictures in the Cosmos and JMC brochures were poor. Let me tell you that this place is absolutely fantastic and the brochure pictures do not do the place justice. Since the brochures were printed, the resort has been substantially upgraded and is now officially a 5* resort.
There is a main kidney shaped outdoor pool by the hotel lobby with adjoining pool bar and a toddlers pool. Ample loungers and cane tables and chairs partly in shade and sun. This is where those who want to participate in the daily activities congregate. Aqua gym, Water polo etc although the entertainment team do not press anyone to join in. Higher up is the second kidney shaped pool and toddlers pool with 2 excellent water slides. One slide opens am and the other pm. There are waterfalls from this pool and this pool directly overlooks the Agean with breathtaking views of Kos and other small islands. The modern air conditioned gym is below this pool and then at ground level below the gym there is another modern bar area, and a snack bar. Beside the snack bar is pier area over the sea that offers an alternative italian theme. From the bar area back to the first kidney shaped pool are huge soft cushions under gazebos on a boardwalk over the sea. The adjoining pier serves the tourist boats and aquanauts diving centre. There is a spa and massage area which looks fantastic but we did not use. Watersports are well catered for and pedalos, canoes and windsurfing is included. The place is absolutely spotlessly clean and the whole resort is beautifully landscaped with huge bouganville everywhere. We thought the food was excellent. Plenty for all tastes although some phillistine 'chicken nugget and chips' people were moaning. They also offer a childrens menu. My fussy 7 yr old found something he liked each night. Don't miss the evening entertainment at the ampitheatre with Helga, Katarina, Super Mario, Saleem, Dimar, Abdul and Yana. Mini disco commences at 9.30 followed by entertainment. Some of the sketches are a bit corny but the entertainment team really do work hard and you cant help but warm to them all. Love to you all. Its then off to the disco if you wish!! If you're all-inclusive then local spirits are free including gin, vodka, whisky, rum etc as well as beer and a large range of soft drinks to recover on the next day. Pool towels are free - hand in your card and get a towel each day. Make sure you visit the aquapark and do the lazy day boat cruise and go to Turgetreis (especially for the market). The shuttle to Bodrum is not free - use the Dolmus - much cheaper. 1 small criticism (and this is trivial) is the rooms were not big (especially if you share with 2 kids) and are in need of refreshment ..... although I think there is a program of refreshment going on and we picked up one that hadn't been done yet. But you only sleep there and the air conditioning worked very well (too cold at times!!) Having holidayed for 25 years this is the only place I've truly felt I'd like to return to .... enjoy your trip .... you'll love it. God bless all the staff - they are wonderful.
Dont knock it !!!!
Been 3 times excellent in may-september but i wouldnt recommend going after september as there is very little entertainment, pools are cold and its cold to sit out on the night time round the only bar thats open. Unless you plan on sitting around the caki bar in the lobby where youll find that there isnt any seats.along with that only half of the hotel is open with it been out of season.
Seen some bad reveiws with people complaining about the steps upto the hotel rooms but dont let this put you off as the rooms are 5* and the veiw is stunning. Hello to Morad and also Leo(bar supervisor lol).
Entertainment is great for both children and adults as games and competitions are played around the pool daily and there is also a kids club for the children. Turgetris market is just a short dolamus ride away and only costs about 50p and well worth a visit. Cheaper than ASDA price- Cheaper than shop lifting lol. Cocktails used to be all inclusive but now you have to pay an extra fee. Very friendly place and highly recommended in season.
Yer so if you are planning to go to club kadikale make sure that you book in high season as it is fantastic and dont think that you would find any problems.
Not very good
We arrived at the hotel and rooms were not ready and the staff did not care. The childrens playground was unsafe my little boy cuts his chest on the seesaw which broke, once again the staff did not want to know.
Food was ok but the same did not change. The staff were not friendly at all some all them made you feel unwelcome. The rep was not much better they lied about the distance on the mud bath trip they said it would take 2 - 2 1/2 hours it took nine hours.
The hotel had lots of cepidede that got in the room and bite you.
There was also too many steps there was steps everywhere and if you have children or older do not go there as the stair are impossible.
The only good thing about this hotel was the swimming pools, but there was a lot of steps.
money well spent!
We had originally booked (via Teletext holidays) to got to the Crystal Hotel for a 10 yr wedding anniversary but after reading the horrendous reviews over the weeks leading up to going there we managed to alter our arrangements a week before we flew- thank goodness!!!
My wife has been going abroad far longer than I and she says she’s had a better time here than anywhere.
The hotel resort is large, spacious and laid out over a very large area with no room complexes over 3 storeys ( I think) and there was always room to breathe.
Normally we like to get out and about walking and it was far too hot for us for that yet this was not a problem; because of all that this complex has to offer.
Our room was clean and quite acceptable, and received daily attention -though the bathroom requires some attention but nonetheless this didn't detract from our overall enjoyment. We had a 'garden' view and quite liked the peace and quiet. A lot of the accommodation is built on the side of the hill and there are many steps to get to those at the top! Ours were at hotel lobby level and quite suitable for those 'less active' guests.
The food was excellent- plentiful, varied and well presented -though served buffet style -and was always receiving attention from the serving staff.
The bars were never crowded, always had plenty of staff serving and the drinks (spirits and beer) were quite good - with plenty of choice for soft drinks.
The hotel public areas were pleasantly laid out and spacious and very clean - though perhaps showing their age in places.
There were always plenty of staff around who were (in the main) pleasant and always helpful.
Re previous comments regarding sunbeds and shade:- There isn't enough shade provided around the pools and you do have to get up quite early to beet our continental co-guests to the sunbeds - a couple of days we were out quite early and a couple of beds were already 'Towelled' - though their 'claiments' didn't arrive to use them until late afternoon - just wanted to push the whole lot into the sea the 2nd day!! That, though, seems to be typical and cannot be attributed to the hotel.
There are plenty of activities going off and it's a haven for families and couples alike. The team are continuosly active but never 'in your face'.
The complex has a long stretch along the shore but there is only a small section which has a 'beach' ; this comes right up and provides some access for those who cannot swim. The majority allows access off wooden decking but there are plenty of ladders around and the water depth is only waist high in most instances but the sea bed is mainly large cobbles. There is a man made raised beach with about 150 sunbeds with parasols - which isn't claustrophobic.
Transfers - we had arranged transfers at £40 return but on arrival there was no one to meet us-it took us (with the help of other providers and lots of shoulder shrugging etc) almost 1/2 hour to locate those who were to carry us - we then sat on the mini-bus for 1 1/2 hours while the other flights arrived. Others ahd similar experiences yet others were quite happy. However in view of the disastrous arrival we booked a taxi with the hotel for the return (at £40) and forwent the £20 we'd already paid - and it was worth every penny. Next time we'll book direct with the hotel and book transfers with them.
Prices - The hotel prices and paid for activities are all in euros though we bought water ice cream and sweets at the small onsite shop in lira and naturally left tips in lira.
Mobility - we were lucky where we were but even so it's not really suitable for anyone in a wheelchair - there are far too many steps. And anyone who has mobility problems really need to contact the hotel to arrange suitable accommodation. The hotel provides a number of buses to local villages and Bodrum daily or for those more adventurous local dolmush buses pass the end of the road outside the hotel
Activities – there are plenty of opportunities to join in from darts to shooting to water sports but just as many places to get away from the hubbub and the noise. There are plenty of quiet areas around.
Water – use bottled water for drinking AND for cleaning teeth etc - though the water is ‘probably safe’ errr,, ‘you know it makes sense!’.
Food – don’t expect ‘english breakfast’ or sausage and chips! But there is plenty of good quality choice for everyone – the children even have their own menu/food area!
Hope this hasn’t been too long winded – we’re looking forward to going again and I think this place will be hard to beat!
The place was fabulous. When we arrived our room wasn't quite ready (the transfer was much quicker than we or them had expected!) but they moved at double quick speed to sort it. We had a couple of problems with our room during the stay, but again the staff couldn't have done more to help, or sorted things any quicker.
The food was wonderful. Naturally it had a bit of a Turkish feel to it (you whinging Brits - if you want English Breakfast everyday then stay in England !!) but there was always something for everyone, and the quality was top notch.
Many nationalities stay here, but no one nation takes over. It was in equal numbers English, Turkish, Russian, Belgium, French, and a few other countries too (even a family from Brazil!) This made for wonderfully entertaining antics from the animation team, who had to do everything in at least 5 languages - top marks to you guys.
How anyone can knock this place is beyond me, but as ever a few Brits did whilst we were there. Just do your homework before you go on holiday, don't complain about something like the location when you can find that out before you book where the hotel is.
Overall a very relaxing holiday, with great pools, great entertainment, and great food. Would love to go back again. Enjoy your stay should you go.
we spent 2 lovely weeks at this hotel, the animation team are
fantastic especially scoobie!!! they were great with the kids. the bar
staff couldnt of been more helpfull. there are a lot of stairs but if you
ask for a low level room they will accomodate you. the evenings
could of been a bit better organised with the entertainment being
downstairs, you did have to climb a few flights of stairs which is a bit of a
pain when you have a buggy, also they did not have a bar upstairs
which was annoying but you get used to it. the pools are all lovely
and are kept really clean as is all the hotel. the rooms are cleaned
daily and they also provide bottled water daily which is good if you
have kids. had fantastic massage in the spa which was worth
every penny . we will definatly try and go back to this hotel we met
some great people and had a great holiday.
mind the glass
No matter how great the holiday, BEWARE of the nurse, looks like she was on commission to send people hospital £££££
there was broken glass around the pool and many people got injured!
Good to be back
As promised we returned this year for our second visit, following last years fantastic holiday.
The location of this hotel is superb, right on the beach with two fantastic pools, two kids pools and slides.
Food was once again very good, with lots of choice.
Bar staff, especially Oz, Jimmy and Naz worked tirelessly and were really friendly, as was the animation team who helped make the holiday extra special - thanks to Musty, Apache, Scooby and all the others.
Half of the rooms have been updated - unfortunately we stayed in one of the others (which was ok but in need of refurbishment - hopefully will be done by next year)
Will return again in a couple of years!!
Another piece of ancient attire!
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KADIKALE RESORT BODRUM
KADIKALE RESORT BODRUM!Does anybody know anything about this resort?Anybody was there?Please quick answer!
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Hope not too late.. I have been there 12 years ago. It was top notch...great food, service and nice air conditioned nice rooms....hope it is still in the same condition.
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This is a very cool resort, my best also. Its not known by too many people, although it is one of the first resorts in Bodrum. Any kind of atrraction and sport is possible there. I could only spent a few joyfull days because i was in lack of time but my friends had certificates given after the attractions they had there. The village near is gümüşlük is famous with its delicious fishes ( a bit expensive but this wont be a problem since you can afford the hotel:)
anyone know club kadikale??
its about 25km from bodruma nd thats where my bf and i will be staying for 2 weeks in october. so i was wondering if anyone has some info about the palce. also..how is the weather around the end of october (16th-30th)?? and which r the best places to go scuba diving (it'll be our 1st time), parasailing, and to try out windsurfing?? thanx alot!