More about Green Anatolia Club & Hotel Fethiye
not a family hotel
Just returned from a week at the Green Anatolia.
TO be fair the hotel is extremly clean and and it looks amazing.
The bad points are - Swimming pool has NO shallow end, so not great for small kids.
Food - no chioice all the same and often reheated
Waiters only interested in tips as a single mum with one child they made no effort to get us drinks and we often had to go to te bar during dinner to get water.
Expensive on site too...
might sound a bit moany and you do get what you pay for but I was disapointed.
Great hotel for couples old or young.
Not bad, but not great either
We have just returned from a week long stay at the Green Anatolia. We had read the reviews on this website and chosen the hotels above others that were offered to us because of the positive feedback from other guests. All I would say is don't pay too much attention to the rave reviews - or you will definitely be disappointed.
As others have mentioned, the hotel is definitely not what you would expect of a 4* - it is at best a 3*. I'll start with the positives. First, the setting is lovely, up in the hills (more of that later) with a beautiful mountain backdrop. Second, the two pools are well maintained with plenty of sun loungers. Third, the rooms are clean, with towels and bedlinen replaced daily during our stay. Now for the not so good bits. For a start, the food is awful - we booked half board but after the first night ate out every night. The very basic buffet did not offer a great choice and the food appeared to have been sitting for a long time. Even at breakfast, things were not fresh - the same bread seemed to re-appear two or three days in a row. I ended up with a very bad stomach bug during our stay and while I can't be sure it was due to the food in the hotel, I have my suspicions. The drinks in the hotel are also very expensive - 30 lira for a bottle of wine which costs 15 in all other restaurants in the resort, 3.5 lira for a can of coke, etc. You also need to watch out for being over charged - the hotel operates a credit card system for purchasing drinks and items from the shop. You can pay this off at intervals during your stay and when we tried to do this we were charged 100 lira extra for the contents of the mini bar, which we had not drunk! We were not the only ones either - several other guests were complaining about the same thing, so be warned!
The other major downside of the hotel as far as we were concerned is the distance from the centre of Hisaronu - it is a good 15 minute walk in (going downhill) but takes three times as long coming back, and in the heat of the day or late at night (when it's very dark) this is not a very welcoming prospect. A taxi to or from the resort costs 8 lira and is the only real option if you are not up to walking it. From the bottom of the hill you can get the local dolmus to Olu Deniz or Fethiye, which only costs around 2 lira.
Overall, we enjoyed our week. The area is beautiful (although if we went back we would definitely stay in Olu Deniz) and in Hisaronu itself there is an endless amount of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, without it being tacky like some other resorts. However we would not rush back to the Green Anatolia.
Definitely not 4 star
We stayed at Green Anatolia in July 2007. We booked the holiday through teletext and chose to stay on a half board basis. In hindsight, i wish we had just chosen B&B, the food on offer each evening was very poor quality and repetitive.
Our room was a bit of a let down, small, with two single beds that when pushed together left very little floor space. Our son (8 at the time) had to make do with a chair bed which was tiny and very uncomfortable. The hotel does have connecting rooms and i would recommend that these are a better option for a family.
The hotel operates a card system which allows you to charge all drinks and snacks to your room, beware this obvioucly works in the hotel's favour as you can easily rack up an impressive bill without realising quite how much you are spending!
The unwanted attention of the restaurant manager made me feel a little uncomfortable and my husband wasn't too impressed either - i wonder how many women he has said remind him of his English ex girlfriend!
As some reviews mention, the hotel is a bit of a hike from the village, we tended to walk down in the evening and then get a taxi back for no more than 10YTL.
Overall, this was on okay holiday, nothing amazing. We love Turkey and have been may times before, i doubt very much if we would stay at this hotel again.
weve been to turkey 9 times and this hotel as been the best so far. all the staff were exelent, good rooms,exelent food. yes their is a hill to walk up, or £4.00 from the town in a taxi .would definatly go back to this hotel , mutlu on reception is very good
kev and family sheffield
Beautiful Hotel, shame about Management
Went in August, family of four.Beautiful Hotel, Lovely scenery. Children loved the slide.
Had problems with arriving and room not available, Not hotels fault, but had to sleep in foyer area with two children. The reception was quite helpful and offered to call our travel agent in England, Which we thought was quite nice.
Once room was ready the air conditioning leak all night which caused a very restless night.In the morning we complained about the air conditioning but wasn't interested as we only stayed for one night.
On checking out they produced a bill which we felt was extremly high. We asked for a print out to find they had charged us for a phone bill on 48.30 Liras which is £20 for the call. It worked out to be 3.50liras per minute, I couldn't believe it !! Hotel far to expensive.
We tried to explain that they offered and they dialled the number from Reception but the Manager ( a young Female) became very aggressive and told us we wouldn't get our passports back until we paid. She would'nt tell us her name, she said she didn't have one.
After 45 Minutes of refusing to pay, She gave us our passports back and told us never to come back to Turkey.
So glad i didn't have to stay much longer. For us a really bad experience. Such a shame as we travel to Turkey quite alot and have never experienced such rudeness before.
Great holiday for first visit to Turkey
Our first visit to Turkey and left with great memories. As for the hotel, let's get the gripes out the way first. Rooms were comfortable without being anything special. Walls are very thin and feel like you're sharing a room with the neighbours. In our block there was constant noise from the solar power generator room which was irritating during the night. The breakfast caters generally for non English although it made a pleasant change to eaty healthily. Entertainment was non existent which encouraged people to leave the premises during the evening. On the plus side, the scenery is breathtaking and had no objections to a good walk up the hill & down the slope. Very minimal hassle from shopkeepers and overall a friendly area to be in. The hotel bus service to the private beach was a benefit. Whilst the holiday company rep wasn't on site, this didn't pose a problem as they were located in a nearby hotel. Reception very helpful but agree with previous comments about prices and would recommend you check the sell by date on all confectionery as well out of date. Would recommend selecting boat trips directly rather than travel company as big difference in price. Overall a very satisfied customer at this exceptionally clean & friendly hotel.
went to the green anotolia in july , had a fantastic time ,the hotel is very clean and the staff are friendly ,i went with my husband and my 8 year old son and he loved it ,especially the water slide,it entertained kids and the dads .we also met a lot of fantastic people at the hotel so it made our days very enjoyable .
the free bus was good down to the logoon , it was fantastic the sea was lovely and turquise and still and there was a nice snack bar there ,i would also recomend that you go to the local market in hisoranu it is on a monday and there is some fantastic bargains especiallyleather handbags and footy kits for the kids
our favourite restarant in hisoranu was the bees nees ,it was down the main street up some stairs ,the food was lovely and the staff were too .also theres a lovely indian too
all in all i would highly recommend this hotel and location,the only down side was the prices at the pool bar and shop so get things when you are out in the day
A quiet and very scenic spot
A very nicely placed hotel at the foot of the mountains in overcik. Very clean and well laid out. Beautiful gardens, 2 lovely sized swimming pools and nice staff. My husband and I had a very good turkish massage on site to kick off our hol.
How -ever,it could be so much better. The walls of the rooms are not very thick and you can hear your neighbours on occasions!!!! The bed was very hard and uncomfortable (but that may not be a general thing) The food was in the main very good, but it would help to have labels on it, I wasnt the only one who wondered what I was eating? NO entertainment apart from a belly dancer 1 evening a week. Also the drinks prices were higher than everywhere else, which is why come the evening everyone disappears off to Hisaronu. A hotel bus ran once a day to the beach, which was useful but why not run a service to the town as well?
Great value for money
Four star hotel that is perhaps a 3+. On arrival at 3 am I found I had lost my documents relating to the hotel but it was no problem and we were in our room in minutes. The rooms are average with small balconies but very clean and adequate. There is an excellent buffett breakfast with a good selection of international options. No bacon but you are in a muslim country. Clean pools and lots of free sun loungers. All purchases are on a "credit" card and paid at the end of your stay. Very convenient not to have to carry cash around.
Dinner was a varied buffett with a very good selection of well prepared food, very good value for money. Super staff, nothing too much trouble. The bar was usually dead at night, mainly because of the cost of drinks compared to the cost in town.
The walk to the busy town centre is about 10/15 minutes down a fairly steep hill. Thank goodness there is a pleasent little bar half way up the hill for the return trip!
I would definatly go to this hotel again and recomend it for super value and relaxation. Robert Hulley, Dundrennan, Scotland
Lovely hotel Gorgeous location
Nice food, had a decent choice but fussy eaters may not be impressed. Found it was fresh.
Great waterside for kids (although only on twice during the day)
Clean rooms, towels, linen etc
Very friendly staff that work too long hours!
Nice walk (about 15 mins, if you like walking!) to centre of Hisaronu, which hasa great choice of bars & restaurants.
Balconies small but no problem
High season plenty of children, so good for families.
Was quite expensive but if you can't splash out when your on holiday when can you!!
There was little entertainment but there was so many bars in Hisaronu we didn't want to stay in hotel all night anyway as its nice to get out and about.
Had a card to buy drinks/goods, just check it daily and keep your receipts to make sure no overcharging. We got overcharged slightly but I don't think it is intentional as they appeared genuinely apologetic or am I just naive?!!
Overall a great holiday and we will be going back again, which we never do usually and we've had a few hols in different countries.
Twilight time at Oludeniz beach
Dalaman to Fethiye??? Cheap & cheerful
We're wanting to fly to Dalaman airport during August.
We're also trying to keep costs down, so I was wondering if anyone knew of the cheapest way of getting to Fethiye (not on a donkey!!)- in the middle of the night (if we go with the flights I've seen, we might end up arriving at Dalaman at 3 in the morning!!)
Do buses go at that time of night or will we have to get a taxi?
Any advice would be great.
RE: Dalaman to Fethiye??? Cheap & cheerful
There aren't any buses that go directly from the airport to Fethiye. You'll have to get a taxi from the airport to the Otogar ( Bus Station ). I'm not sure of the frequency of the buses from Dalaman to fethiye at that time of the morning.
It's worth asking the airline that you're travelling with about the costs and availability of transfers to Fethiye. Most of the charter companies run coaches to the resorts and generally charge about £10 to £15 per person for those not using their accommodation.
You could also arrange a transfer from Dalaman to Fethiye prior to arrival at the airport for as little as £30 for upto 4 people. If you need contact details for this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll pass them on.