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Moderate Class All_Inclusive Family Hotel
I can rate Club Voyage Torba average all-inclusive consept holiday hotel especially suitable for families. It's not very recommended for singles/young couples unless you like children noises. During the whole period of our stay, I hated to get up early in order to get the best places at the dock or near by the sea at the beach. And no matter how early we woke up, there were some foreign visitors who had left their towels earlier and gone to the breakfast. I guess they left them at night. I mostly liked Turkish restaurant of the property. I do not recommend to eat at the Italian restaurant. The food there was horrible. The open buffet was moderate. The rooms were very very small, worn and dark. There were no carpets on the floor. So it gets dirty very easily. The air conditioning was noisy. The bathroom has just a shower and toilet. And there were no cleaning kit at the bathroom. The sea was clean and amazing. During our stay, we witnessed forest fire on the opposite shore.
Great for families
We have just returned from Club Voyage Torba, Bodrum , Turkey.
First time we have ever experienced 'all inclusive' it was great. We were a party of 5 adults and 3 children ranging from 3 years to 12 years.
Food was fantastic loads of choice and staff very pleased to assist in any way they can. Always plenty of areas to sit. Only problem stray cats wandering through the dining areas caused some concern for some visitors especially when they jumped onto the tables, but then many people feed them, we waved them away and they didn't come near us.
As previous people have written, the saga of the sunbeds spoils the holiday entirely. People leave towels on sunbeds and then don't claim them until lunchtime, it was really frustrating! We never managed to get a sunbed around the relaxing pool, the apartments near to this area had the advantage. We witnessed an argument one day with a dutch person who stated he got up at 6am every morning to reserve a sunbed!
Towels are not available until 9am and notices clearly state no reserving sunbeds but everyone did.
We managed to book the restaurants we wanted, but had to ring everyday at 10am it is a press button system to book and you book from your bedroom, some only let you book for 6 persons but visiting the reception coordinator soon sorted an extra place, it was quite easy.
The cleanliness of the complex is to be commended and room cleanliness was spot on.
We thought there could have been a bit more entertainment for children on an evening the show at the ampitheatre was good but not on every night. Unfortunately Turkey was playing football in the UEFA cup so the big screen was on every night with football not very entertaining for children.
Overall a good holiday.
Great value, impressive
Just returned from Club Voyage, Torba.
Very impressed with room.
We were concerned when booking about connecting rooms as we were a party of 2 adults and 3 young children and most rooms are suited for party of 4.
The room was superb, much better than expected, with upstairs/downstairs. 1 double bed and single bed upstairs with bathroom and same downsatairs. Lots of wardrobe space.
The complex is fairly large and low lying, however like anywhere, else easy to navigate after a couple of days
However, restaurant was always busy and sometimes hard to find a table, sometimes not a great choice of hot food, although there was plenty of salads etc. Overall OK.
Staff were friendly and helpful, especially after a few tips. Local beer good and spirits also fine.
Had a shave in the barber across from hotel a few times, good experience and the guy friendly and good english speaker..
Only drawback was the attention our blonde 4 year old got from all the waiters/staff, although they all meant well she was not impressed an occassion a bit scared. Having lived abroad I was aware of their fascination with blonde children and touching their hair for luck, our 8 year old accepted the attention better. Most realised the little one didn't appreciate the attention and kept their distance.
Pools were good and we always found beds.
Not a lot of english speaking guests, most were Dutch, French and Belgian but a friendly atmosphere, didn't once see any trouble even though there were a couple of large groups of 20's, they mainly stayed by the pool by the restraunt that played music all day.
Animation team very friendly and didn't force anyone to participate.
I could go on and on, I would seriously recommend the hotel, although Torba doesn't have much to offer in itself, there's actually no need to leave the resort, everything you need is there.
Room service was good, although I had to ask for the soft drinks in mini bar, plenty of water. Dozens of towels.
Just remembered the only drawback, the lack of tea/coffee facilities in the room, it would have been nice to get a morning coffee without having to trek to the restaurant.
Overall very good.
large complex with good facilities
Stayed at the Club Voyage Torba for the first two weeks in August, as you would expect the weather was baking, the hotel is situated on its own private beach which has ample sunloungers and parasols. Try the jetty with its very comfortable 'beds', but you do have to set your alarm for about 6am if you want to do so. The relax pool which has a pool bar also gets very busy very early in the morning, if you want a regular spot with the best of the sunbathing go to the far side of the pool away from the bar, but again you will have to get up before 6 to get the best places, and you have to remain with the beds until 8am or the pool police will remove the towels and reallocatethe bed.
The waterpark is good fun for all and is open from 10am to miday then 2pm to 5pm, i dont know why it closes for two hours but it does.
The main pool as mentioned in other reports is at the side of the main restaurant with no parasols or shade and it is a bit of a trek for a drink.
The watersports are relatively cheap when compared to Spain, we hired a boat to go parasailing, my wife and daughter did a double parasail for around 15mins, we had a jet ski for 20mins and two banana boat rides for £100. The kids are allowed free ad hoc goes on the banana boats as well at the end of the afternoon, go down to the beach around 5pm and hover near the watersport hut and this seemed to work for my daughter and all her mates.
The restaurants as mentioned in other reports are a bit of a faf to book, dont bother with the italian as it was horrid, the others are well worth a visit, especially the Chineese, Greek and Mexican.
The patiserie is open 24 7 for drinks and snacks, the cakes as far as my misis was concerned was the best part of the holiday.
Now for the down side , if you book a twin room that sleeps up to three people they are as they say, a tad small to be honest i have seen bigger garden sheds, but the hotel apparently have recognised the chink in their armour and as of the end of this season are due to demolish the smaller rooms and build suites in their place, i suppose the price will be reflected in the work when you come to book for next summer, but you gets what you pay for.
All in all it is a very good place for families with young and teenage kids.
Hope this helps as it took me ages to type.
Good choice for families
It's the first time we went on holiday with a three year old, we chose this hotel as it seemed very child friendly and believe me ...it is. I wouldn't recommend a couple to go there for example or people who want to have a quiet and relaxing holiday as there were lots of young families with small children, most activities are aimed at that clientèle. The personnel was very friendly and helpful. First we got a very small room with view on a brick wall but when we complained this was changed at once and we got a more suitable room. Room was basic but comfortable and clean.The food was good, we mainly ate from the buffet as the "a la carte" restaurants got booked up quite quickly. You have to call a special number from your room to do an on-line reservation between 10 AM and 2PM for reservations. Local liquors and beer are free and available at will all day long. The Buffet offered a wide assortiment of foods but guests only seemed interested in the hamburgers and chips whereas the Turkish specialties seemd to be widely ignored, great choice of desserts and salads too, all this this three times a day. The Bars would serve snacks between 12:30 and 4PM, simple meals such as salads, pizzas, hamburges, kebab and sandwiches, all served with chips. The swimming pools were clean and depending about the days had a pleasant temperature, they changed the water in the weekends and usually they would be rather cold then. The aqua park was great, even for adults! The only unpleasant thing was the "towel reservation" if you did not "reserve" your deck chairs before breakfast you would not find a pleasant place by the pools. This was very annoying sometimes as people would reserve the best places and not turn up until 4 PM sometimes. One service really missing is room service, if your child needs to go to bed early and you just want to sit on the balcony you will only be able to drin the provided water, Coke or Fanta...unless you feel like walking to the nearest bar and get whatever you can carry. If you want a massage or some other cosmetic treatment I wouldn't recommend using the one that is in the Hotel, not only it is expensive and you need to pay in cash, no Credit cards accepted and you can't have it charged on your room because they have no arrangement with the Hotel. There are some very good Spa's in the area which are half the price, they even come and pick you up from the hotel too and they also acept credit cards. I recommend doing a real Turkish hammam after a few days there, you will feel the difference on your skin. Right opposite the hotel you can also get your hair cut (€6 for men and €9 for women) and a shave (real one) for €3. The best way of going to Bodrum is with the public buses, only € 1 per person and they stop right in front of the hotel every 15 minutes. The animation team is very friendly and they do not bother you if you don't feel like participating. There is security walking around and from what I heared they are effective as well as one evening some tourists were causing troubles and this was settled within five minutes (I guess that the threat of staying in a Turkish prison "Midnight Express" type can be relatively helpful). What type of people can you expect to meet there? Do not expect a very upper class type of tourists there, mainly families with children and in general quiet & discreet people. Whilst we were there there were many Dutch people, some French and very little English, hardly any Russians and more Turkish tourist as one would usually expect. The Children club was really nice and caring for children. We never attended the shows as they were a little too late to go to with the little one. All in all we had a great holiday there and enjoyed our stay, Bodrum is a nice and pleasant little town to visit where you can do great shopping deals. Would I go back to the Club Voyage Torba? I don't know because I like trying out different places but the Bodrum area is very nice with plenty of things to do.
Fab for Families
We stayed at the Club Voyage hotel in Torba last week. two couples and a 21 month toddler.
The couple without child were put in a first floor apartment, we stayed in a ground floor apartment. The staff were very helpful and child friendly. Though the rooms were small they were very clean. The shower was a bit hit and miss temperature wise, but they did try to sort this when we asked. If you have small chilren with you take flannels to strip wash them. Clthes can be rinsed and hung out on the balcony to dry if needed. But don't reply on this as you cannot soak anything, and they do not have a washeteria on site.
Overall the hotel site was extremely clean, with very happy staff. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Food was great, with plenty of choice, and different things on the menu. We never saw our holiday rep, which was a let down, but the hotel staff helped us out with as much detail as possible to make our stay enjoyable.
They have a proffesional photographer on site, who takes lovely photos for a fraction of English prices, so have your family portraits done there with a tan!!
Kids play areas were fab. The kids slide pool gets packed early, so you need to get there extra early if you want a lounger.
The bus to Bodrum leaves from outside the hotel every 15mins, for approx 2 euros each (everything is priced in Euros or Turkish lire and they will take both) if you fancy shopping in their markets.
Overall we had a great week, and for families this has got to be one of the easiest options for a bit of a relax, with no cooking!!
We all thought it was great value for money.
We love Torba
This was mine & partners 1st all inclusive & there was 17 in our party. We had a fabulous time and went for 2 weeks from 10.5.08. The rooms very clean as was the rest of the complex. Most of the staff were friendly & the animation team worked very hard daily & were brilliant with the children. Food was great. Only one slight problem was booking the a la carte restaurant as you had to book at 10am & we couldnt all get in together but once you got in there the food was amazing. We met lots of wonderful people although there wasnt a lot of English so glad we went with a party.Great for kids-eat n drink as much as you like.The bus to Bodrum is approx every 15mins outside the hotel & 2 euros-takes abt 15 mins to get there.Went on a boat trip for a day which was very good but be careful if you swim near to the beach as one of our party got stung with sea urchins and the cost to go to the hospital would have been £100.Luckily we managed to get most of the stings out and he was ok. We would definitely go to this complex again - well worth the money
Food excellent, animation team brilliant, rooms too small, great location
Travelled with family and friends, 14 in total (6 adults and children ranging from 13-18 years).
On arrival I was surprised to find the Reception area outside (thought it was a bar) and not very plush. We were allocated our two rooms (not very close to each other) and extremely small. The rooms will be rebuilt for next year so room size will not be a problem for 2009.
Beautiful scenery with mountains either side of beach.
We moved to a Duplex appartment (3123) two days later and that's when our holiday started. Duplex were more spacious with sleeping for 6-8 , ie 3 beds and bathroom on each floor.
Initially had trouble with the automated booking for A la Carte restaurants but well worth the hassle. We manged to eat in all the 6 A la Carte restaurants. The fish restaurant was my favourite (food delicious and location as over looking the sea)
Enjoyed the atmosphere in the Greek restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed and took part in the dancing.
3 swimming pools - relaxing pool was full of familes and children although there was a sign stating no children under 16 years!
main pool with animation team didn't have any parasols and was in full view of the restaurant.
Aqua pool - packed out but great fun with slides.
Main restaurant - split into two. The one on the far side would close earlier and was usually quieter.
6 Ala carte rastaurants -
have to book via telephone booking for the same evening. Would reccommend trying them all.
Patisserie/ ice cream/ waffles - delicious cakes in air conditioned room over looking main pool.
Turkish breakfast - held in same location as fish restaurant - again well worth a visit
Entertainment - animation worked hard everynight to produce show (except Sunday)- olympic night with fireworks, casino night, Haloween show definitely worth seeing if you like dance.
Our teenagers enjoyed the water polo, shooting, table tennis etc. Plenty to do if you wanted to join in but there was no pressure from he animation team. Jack Sparrow was our favourite - very clever and able to speak many languages.
We used to get up 6am to get sunbeds on the pier, great to watch the sunrise every morning!
Booked trip to Kos via Thomas Cook rep. Disappointed as had to wait 45 mins through passport control each side. On return there was total confusion and we had to wait along time before transport was available to take us back to Club Voyage!
Made several trips to Bodrum on Dolmus to see sights and shopping.
Weather was fabulous there was always a breeze even when temp was 38 degrees. Extremely winding on pier some days - the parasols blew away and hit someone. No serious injury thankgoodness,
Only regret was thet we didn't go to Bodrum market and a boat trip with Okey Dokey 9 was only 15 Euros for 4-5 hrs including lunch)
Great for families with kids
Sorry, holiday village! And it is like a village. There must be over 100 blocks of varying shapes and sizes, most of which have views of the other blocks. Some are styled around grass areas with trees others just line the many paths. If you are insisting on a sea view you will be disappointed. Even if you get a block by the beach the view is restricted.
The village is a bit of a rabbit warren and were it not a holiday village you could imagine it becoming a ghetto full of gun runners from the Mafia and drug users!! Fortunately this is not the case!!! The gardens are impeccably manicured and the whole complex is well maintained.
The facilities are numerous with two pools, a water park, massive mini club, ampitheatre, restaurants, bar , beach, shops etc and despite its size the complex is very compact and you can walk from one side to the other in minutes. The resort is conveniently situated, close to main towns like Bodrum and only 30 minutes from the airport.
All this fantastic set up, only to be let down by the standard of the rooms. Not so much basic as spartan. I am sure prisoners in a jail would have better accommodation! We opted for a family room, which meant we got two bedrooms and a shower room/toilet, (no bath). And that was it! The only place we could all sit together was the balcony. The “adult” bedroom had a double bed a wardrobe that MFI would have rejected and a home maid “structure” which almost enclosed the fridge and upon which the TV rested. Two small bedside tables each of which had a small drawer. Otherwise, no drawer space for your socks and undies! The “kids” room had twin beds and another of these wardrobes and one bedside table. You had to be creative to store your clothes!
The hairdryer cut out after 30 seconds and one of the air conditioning controls was not exactly secured to the wall (at least it worked). There are none of the creature comforts you would expect in a five star resort, like toiletries, kettle iron, etc.
It was with amusement I noticed on my last day a “coming soon” poster depicting a soon to be revamped room. I will post this for you all to see! It almost makes me want to go back next year to see the improvements!
There are a few of these, pool bar, disco bar, beach bar are the three main ones. We tended to use the beach bar prior to evening meals and the disco bar next to the restaurant. Service was pretty good in the main, but the practice of adding ice cubes to drinks using bare hands is not what I would expect to see. Yuck! I asked for a cocktail one night and was told I would be charged for this. I was a bit put out by this as I could see they had the ingredients to make it as part of the AI deal!! Unlike some all inclusive resorts there were no menus advertising what was actually available, something the Club Voyage Group need to remedy. They did not advertise that peanuts were available either but I did ask and got some. It’s the old adage, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!
The beer Efes, was very palatable. The disco bar did bottled beers at night and there was another (local) variety but it wasn’t so good and the name escapes me. Wines were acceptable and there was a small selection of spirits. Just enough to keep you going!
There are so many eateries that you need to be here a fortnight to use them all. The main restaurant is next to the main (noisy) pool and is open air but covered. It is split into two areas one of which is smoking the other isn’t. It was good to see that people who lit up in the latter area were made to extinguish. The cooked food is a bit hit and miss. A decent selection but not the best cooking I have experienced. The salad bar, which is in an enclosed area was excellent. Good choice and all fresh. Also housed in this area is the cake/pudding area and if calorie counting is not of concern to you then you will be happy! My kids weren’t though as there was were no tubs of ice cream to delve into.
Service for drinks was combination of bar/self service and waiter. There was also a trolley service of wine, juice and spirits that ambled through the tables, a good idea. Table service was sporadic for drinks though, but tended to be better in the smoking area for some strange reason.
Breakfast had virtually everything that you could want. From cereals to salad! Cooked to melon which is what I tended to have. Fruit juice was from chilled cartons found on the bar. For a resort that claims to be 5 star it lost a lot of goodwill by offering freshly squeezed orange juice, but at a cost. Very poor show!
My main area of concern with this restaurant, in particular, is that it is infested with cats, and given the youthful nature of some of them, it is a problem getting worse. Someone needs to remedy this. Great if you are a cat lover but there is a time and a place for everything!
There are numerous a la carte restaurants. A Greek tavern, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Turkish (which seems to be main restaurant!) and Fish. All can be booked on the day from the comfort of your own room on an automated telephone system. Modern technology, you cant beat it!
We tried the first three on the list and preferred the Chinese as it seemed to have best quality food. Spicy soup was excellent! The Greek tavern entertains you as there is a band and the waiters will encourage you to dance. Shame the service suffers as a result but for atmosphere 10/10. The courses were numerous in the eateries we tried and the helpings generous, so be prepared.
Also available is food at the beach bar and aqua snack restaurant during the afternoon. We did the former and not the latter, but both seem to offer a restricted menu service. Made a pleasant change from the buffet.
My favourite place though had to be the Gozleme hut. Its not on the map that they provide you with and unless you use the quiet pool, you will miss it. Open in the afternoon, a couple of ladies prepare what look like nan breads that are stuffed with various fillings like cheese or vegetables. Scrumptious ! And with the pool bar nearby to provide a nice chilled beer to accompany it, this is a good way to clog up those arteries and meet a premature demise!!!
As already mentioned, there are two pools. The one next to the restaurant is the “activity” pool with loud music and no parasols. The quiet pool is on the other side of the village next to the water park. One morning I was feeling particularly German and as I awoke at 6am thought I would go and claim some loungers for Britain. Even at this early hour people were staking their claim and lying on them. It soon became apparent why. The uniformed “cop” from the hotel would remove your towels if you left them unattended. Full marks for this! (this practice also takes place on the pier on the beach where there are loungers). It is incredible that there are so many saddoes who will get up at 6am (or earlier) and lie there for two hours just to get a lounger or 4! For one day, I was one of them. I didn’t do it again!
At 8am the “cop” cheerfully walks around the pool waving goodbye to those in need of getting a life, no doubt incredulous at peoples stupidity!
The waterpark gates didn’t open till 8am but by a minute past this too was fully subscribed.
The beach claims to have 800 sunbeds so you can stake your claim at a more civilised 9am and still get a few, but all the ones by the water are gone by 8am. It is also very cramped so if you are claustrophobic, find somewhere else!
The beach has some course sand/shingle and once in the water it gets a bit stony. But the water was clean, clearish and warm and there was a swim area marked out away from the usual water activities - pedalos kayaks, jet skis etc.
We did do a couple of tours. One through Thomas Cook and another through the local company outside the Village. This company is called Margaret tours and we booked to go to Turgutries market with them. What they did not let you know was that on the way there you would be subjected to a visit to a Jewellers shop/factory in Bodrum for an hour. You have two options here. You leave, and it wont be by the bus you came on as that conveniently drives off, or you hang around looking glum and bored for an hour.
If you have lower floor accommodation and are prone to drying your towels over the chairs on the balcony, be warned that the cats may cosy themselves on your towel and sleep at night.
Did we enjoy our holiday? Yes. Would we go back? Probably not, but this is only because the children are too old to appreciate some of the facilities. If your kids are less than 12 then I would strongly recommend this place to you for a great family holiday. If anyone from Club Voyage has taken the trouble to read this then I hope they attend to the points I raise as they have the basis of a damn good business.
We went to Club Voyage from the 9th August to the 17th August and we found it fantastic. There were 3 pools a relax pool (no Children) a standard pool and a aqua pool ( with slides) and they were all great for everyone. The rooms are like little lodges and are located in different places of the hotel, moving from that the maids are great they do a superb job and the hotel is spotless. The food... there is great foreign food but not much english food, except for chips. (which by the end your fed up of!) Also for children there is hardley any variety, so the food is ok if you like exotic/different food. Some of the staff at the hotel were so nice and got on with the children great ( especially in the main resturaunt) but some were quite rude in the beach bar, but not all of them! The entertainment at the hotel is amazing which has things in them for any age from a mini disco to Grease,and the staff there were very friendly and helpful. However the downfall on the holiday was we had to leave our hotel room at 12 midday and we weren't leaving the hotel till 1 oc'lock the following morning, that was 13hours without a room! So when we asked at reception they said we could have a different room for a price which obviously we had to take. And after all that hassle of moving to a different room quickly packing we got told we could only have it untill 6pm which was still 7hours and with children they got very bored. But apart from the downfalls stated the hotel has all the things it needs in the hotel and you don't need to go out of it.
Voyage Club Torba - any good
We are going to Voyage Club Torba end of June. Is it any good over there?
Anyone been there recently?
How is the food? Is there something to do during the day/at night?
All replies are welcome.
RE: Voyage Club Torba - any good
Hi, my name is Sonia we are going to club voyage torba on the 3-7-06 in a group of 37 ages 9-65 lol, the few reviews i have found sound very good, numerous bars and resturaunts with plenty of entertainment and loads to do. You could try looking on FANSITE CLUB VOYAGE TORBA it shows videos and photos but write up is not english, good though. Look out for us we will be the noisy lot and you will find us near the bar by the pool lol. Hope this reply helps you.
about my hotel
hi i was wundering if any of you could help me i have wrote on here before and i got lots of replys hopefully i will the same now. im goin to turkey on the 30th may with my boyfriend and family we are flying from birmingham airport is anyone off here going on the same date as me?
also i would like to ask if anyone has ever stayed in the club voyage? and what about halikarnos disco? what sort of clothes do they wear in there? does anyone no what the weather is like at the mo? please help me i would really apreciate it if you could reply before saturday. thanx cya around me xxxx
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thanx for that reply marie you have helpd me out a little i just hope that i have a good time i go in 5 days ive bin looking 4wrd 2 it 4 a whole year so it shoudlt be good im 17 at the mintue is there a lot to do out threr?
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Hey, I was in Bodrum last year and had a fantastic time, you will love it. With regards to the Halikarnos disco, I was going to go but it was very expensive to pay in, I can't remember exactly how much but I didn't bother. I found a few very good discos close to there and they were free in!!
Can I also recommend the Marina Yacht Club on the Marina (obviously). It has a lovely atmosphere and lovely people. There is a few resturants in it and it is fab!! Your parents would love it too.
As for the weather, I can assume it will be VERY hot so be prepared. x
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if you do tell me whic club voyage you are going to stay i can tell you something about them, because there are 3 club voyage 1) club voyage charm 2) club voyage torba 3) club voyage village.
have nice holiday
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hi im staying in torba so i supose its called club voyage torba i think im not sure tho i no its got a massive swimming pool and ppl jump off the roof into it lol thanx
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How did you like Club Voyage Torba? There are 4 of us thinking of booking it for Sept but we want something lively with good nightlife. How was the beach? food? all-incl drinks? Do you know of a resort that has a swim-up bar?