Hotel staff are always up for a laugh are friendly and very helpful,. Cannot fault staff from maid to chef, waiters to bar staff, they were all fantastic and they helped to make our stay one of the best holidays we have had.
The Bagadad mountain that stands over the hotel is really fantastic take binoculars as the tandem paragliders take off from it.
The apartments are all very spacious and clean. Cleanliness is very important to the owners as well as to all the staff. The food could not be more delicious looking with so much care and attention to presentation.
The pool was spotless as was the pool bar and sunbathing areas.
Facilities include a beach volley area, childrens pool and playground, turkish garden seating area, table tennis and football game, weekly BBQ/Turkish night alternate.
Once you have been to this hotel you will want to go back again and again. Great view of Mount Bagadad, Large pool, large meals, great staff, warm very friendly place to be.
Celay Hotel, Ovacik, Turkey
We travelled to Turkey from Manchester and arrived at the hotel to be welcomed by both owners Ayten and Celal who were a lovely friendly couple with an always welcoming smile. We were shown to a good sized apartment with a spacious terrace on ground floor overlooking the children's pool as well as the larger pool. The pool side bar was to our left as we stood on the terrace. We had booked half-board so when we had unpacked we were shown to the restaurant where we were served our four course evening meal of soup, followed by meze, followed by meat-balls, rice and chips, our final course being melon, the meal was large and very filling. Having had a long day travelling firstly to the airport, flight then another hour and half to the hotel we were very exhausted so retired to our apartment for a good nights sleep. We awoke early to the lads cleaning the bar and pool area very quietly but as we had retired so early any noise and sunlight would of awokened us. Breakfast started at 8 am so we were quite ready for a good breakfast to start the day we found the breakfast to be different to our usual continental breakfast it was in fact typical turkish breakfast hard boiled eggs, tomato, cucumber, bread, jam, a processed type of cheese and a feta cheese and melon this was on offer every morning with coffee and tea. After just 3 days i was gagging for a bowl of cornflakes or a slice of toast even a glass of fresh juice. After breakfast we met our rep from Vision who called his-self bloody sexy gorgeous and although he wasn't a bad looking chap BSG for short wasn't exactly the right title we thought Pushy little git suited him more. We made good friends with several of the other guests and settled around the pool for some serious sunbathing which we did for just 2 days after that it just got too hot to sit in. Sitting around the pool going in for a quick dip to cool off when needed we had extraordinary views of Bagadad mountain where there were tandem paragliders taking off and landing at nearby Olu deniz beach. We walked in to Hisaronu on the Monday morning to see the local market unfortunately I hadn't realised how closed in the markets in Turkey were so after a quick flick through the main drag we were off unfortunately not looking at anything other than an exit. A large milkshake turned out to be icecream with chocolate chips in it which was quite entertaining trying to suck them through a thin straw, definately thicker than a MacD's. Walking into Hisaronu seemed quite a long stroll in full heat, about 30 mins, but was really lovely and slightly cooler by 7 pm, which we did later in the week. Dolmus would of taken 10 mins we preferred to stroll.
"Fethiye Market and 6 Island boat trip"
The Tuesday morning was to be an early start as we had booked the Fethiye Market and 6 Island boat trip with lunch included. A coach arrived to collect ourselves and two other couples from our hotel and we were off to the market that I was dreading because of the previous days experience, but to my delight it was a lot more open and mega huge whereas the Hisaronu market was smaller the aisles were also smaller and with clothing and other goods hanging down from the tent covering this had brought on my phobias, in Fethiye it was next to a canal that ran down to the harbour thus seeming more open. Having purchased some shorts for gus £6 a pair of (copy)Gucci sunglasses for myself at just £6 and some fresh fruit we headed off to the harbour, by then the market had began to get much busier. We had a slow stroll then went to the coach park for our 6 Island boat trip, Our coach party all aboard, and the crew were very friendly, we headed out to the Islands, unfortunately we were not told the names of most of the islands, but having had the sails up for a cut across the water, several lovely islands were visited where you could have a nice swim or stay on the boat topping up your tan if desired and a good lunch was included. We returned back to our hotel about 7pm and had a good shower before our evening meal.
Celay Hotel from Micro-lite