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Fantastic!!! best holiday ever
had such a relaxing stay at the turquoise hotel, the food was gorgeous and had many turkish dishes which i really enjoyed, our room had a seaview,in the evening we enjoyed entertainment which included turkish folk dancing/bellydancing and salsa champions of turkey which was amazing far better than entertainment i experienced in 5 star resorts in carribean and barbados, the beach is also gorgeous although renting beds costs 5ytl about 2 pounds, there is a private beach in the lagoon with free beds and resonable drinks they even drop u back to hotel when u are ready it is about 3 minutes drive away! the staff are very proffesional and not at all hassling you,overall the best holiday i have had and i have been to many resorts all over the world!
great resort, decent hotel - good VFM!
Oludeniz - Lovley little beach resort, lots of activities readily available. Plenty of reasonably priced restaurants and bars. We found the Buzz Beach bar seafood amongst the best in town - Down by the sea front. Expect to pay around £25 (70 turkish Lira) for starter, main course and couple of drinks for two in the better places. Also Indian/italian/thai place on the beach front very good. Lots of wee shops for all else and many of the bars show british football/sports. If you want to go to the other towns close by grab a dolmis these run regulary to neighbouring hisaronu and Fetiyeh much cheaper than a taxi and run until 12.30am. Can be flagged down on the street - Very handy way to get around. Markets are Monday on Hisaronu and Tuesday in Fetiyeh - Bargains and fakes galore!
Turquoise Hotel - Rooms very clean and basic with satellite tv, air con and mini bar . Double shower - Very powerful !! Poolside plenty loungers and big pool however watch out for uneven tiles in the shallow end of pool. Myself and a couple of other guests cut toes on them and not much evidence of repair when we reported. Poolside bar and snaks comparable with rest of the prices in town. Breakfast basic and repetetive, fruit juice bread and eggs daily. We went b+b some guest all inclusive dissapointed at evening meals however weigh up the cost of drinks and snacks throughout the day as it may still be worth your while! Originally we were given a ground floor room however hotel staff good about changing as the ground floor rooms dank and dingy.
Right holidays - Booked through right holidays very good would go with these guys again.
Freebird Ailrlines - Dirty planes, irregular flight times, poor Service from hostesses - English poor. Inflight meal rubbish - Cheese omlette both ways. Unscheduled detours Via birmingham on an alleged direct booking from Edinburgh. Will not fly with them again - Ever! Beware of bumpy descent and ascent from Dalaman - Worth being prepared for!
Good Family Run Hotel
Just arrived back from one week at the Hotel Turquoise from 6/10/2007 on a B&B basis. Weather was fantastic and got addicted to watching the paragliders on the beah front.
The hotel has a lovely setting surrounded by mountain views.The pool was spotlessly clean and the surrounding garden areas beautifully kept.Olu Deniz is a lovely holiday destination and I would highly recommend this hotel. Staff were really friendly,the rooms were basic but were clean and with free air con, fridge and balcony
The hotel itself is within walking distance of the main drag which has lots of great restaurants, bars and touristy shops.Dont miss the friendly banter with Mustafa at the "Genuine Fake Factory" and remember to haggle!!!!!!!
The hotel is ideally situated,if you want the hustle and bustle you can walk into town but if you prefer a quieter hotel this is for you
Staff were very friendly and helpful although evening entertainment is somewhat limited it finishes early so you can get to sleep if you get a room in blocks 4&5&6 these are away from the road and neighbouring hotels who do have later entertainment on.
Only grumble was that the Breakfast is very basic - breads, cheeses and meats.We were glad we did not go HB as the food on the buffet nights was cold and again basic and repetitive.
We only had one week at the Hotel Turquoise on B&B basis. We have been to many places and this will be on top of our return list, I have never met such a family feel run hotel, The Manager Osman is a fantastic Guy, and really gets stuck into everything which is going on and is so pleased to hear of any ways to improve the hotel, Jaffa is a great guy and works so hard to please all. Olu Deniz is a lovely holiday destination and I would highly recommend this hotel. The rooms were pretty basic but were clean and with air con. The hotel itself is within walking distance of the main drag which has lots of great restaurants, bars and touristy shops.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Only criticism I would have is that breakfast is basic - breads, cheeses and some fruit.
I think it would be a good idea for them to add the prices to your bill, as you do not know what you are paying until you settle your bill at the end of your holiday.
All in all a fantastic holiday and can't wait to return next year.
Dont be too tall
The first thing I will say is do not get one of the rooms at the top of each block as the ceilings and doorframes are designed for vertically challenged. whilst the rooms are massive you cant appreciate it as you cant stand to use the toilet or have a shower. If you have been out enjoying the local ales you will do well not to knock yourself on the low ceiling upon return.
With all that said the pool is lovely and clean , the only down side being that you have to get up at stupid o clock in the morning to avail yourself of a sun lounger. ( all signs stating no towels to be left overnight beautifully ignored).
The staff are extremely helpful and polite and will try and resolve any problems you are having.
The hotel breakfast is adequate and just enough to get you through to lunch. When you do have lunch I would suggest you point out not all English people live on mayonniase as any salad you order will be swimming in it.
The local town is very nice and the restaurants are excellent, I would suggest the beach facing ones as opposed to those on the main street.
If you are looking to pick up some high quality fake hanbags, watches and sunglasses you have found your Mecca. The main high street has more than you could poke a large stick at.
All in all an okay holiday, the weather will never let down...
This was a last minute break based on the brochure and some holiday reviews.
Arrived at hotel at midnight, excellent reception and bar still open! Hotel staff very friendly. Room spotless - cleaned every day. Nothing too much trouble. Pool bar and snack bar brilliant. Not too pricey i.e. tuna salad approx 5 lira (£2.00?) We had heard of some problems counting up bar bill at the end of the week but this was not the case for us. The hotel prefer you to sign everything to your room and not to deal in cash until departure. There seemed to be plenty of evening entertainment and daytime pool activities. We did not take part but there was a real effort made by the staff. We went in to the town every night for a meal and would recomment Captain Hooks (bit more pricey but worth it for the fuss!) and the Italian Restaurant Bella and Gusto. The bar opposite Capt Hooks restuarant did a great karaoke and late night dancing - beware of price of late night drinks.
The beach was stoney (needed beach shoes) water beautiful and turquoise and also warm. Great way to spend a day.
Overall we had an excellent week and would definitely go back - even to the same hotel.
pretty hotel in lovely garden
fFrst time we had been to turkey in october half term as we go to Bitez Bodrum in july aswell, love turkey so much had to go twice this year, but the weather was very good reaching 29 deg, and only one morning of rain, much better than we expected.First time in olu deniz. We booked through orchid travel, The hotel was very very clean, cleaner did excellent job everyday also putting towells in heart shapes on bed with beautiful petals. Balconys are very small only enough room for 2 chairs. The rooms have been refurbished, but the windows and doors are still old and made out of wood so really need replacing as big gaps between doors and frames. Do ask before hand for a room on 1st or 2nd floor as a lot of rooms are basement rooms and looked very dark and dindgy. Breakfast was just ok nothing special, pool area was clean, but the pool bar very very expensive. The hotel gardens are beautiful and well kept, we had bananas and lemons growing by our front door and loads of exotic looking flowers. Found captain hooks restaurant to be outstanding, not anymore expensive than the rest, had to book a table, so that speaks for itself especially in october, the food and service was exceptional, booked table one night and had lovely flower petals all over the table cloth in pattern. went to n joy first night as chap on front gets you in there saying cheaper than other restaurants(its not )big meals etc. but food was like cafe food and small portions, about 6 chips etc. Buzz bar was ok nothing special, had meal one night but as i said captain hooks was much better, paragliders did get on my nerves landing everywhere on prom and beach, wonder nobody gets flattened, had to duck out of way a few times. Lagoon a let down as it is gravel, paid to get in but did not stay long as we liked the other end of beach which was sand but had stones to walk over to get in sea so need shoes and it does get deep quickly. Overall hotel was very clean, friendy staff, beautiful gardens, Would like to go back next october again as i think in summer it would be very busy, have already booked Bitez for July so i will have to get saving...
Great place for a family
Booked this holiday for myself and my 7 year old daughter through Cosmos using my tesco clubcard vouchers. It was my first holiday as a single mum so I was quite apprehensive but I needn't have been...
The hotel is set in stunning surroundings. The mountainous backdrop is breathtaking. Watching the paragliders whilst sunbathing by the pool was amazing. The staff were SO friendly and made me feel completely at home. Not at all uncomfortable.
Room: wasn't big and the shower became a subject of much hilarity as the door was so ill-fitting that we flooded the bathroom every day! But it didn't matter as it was so hot that the water soon evaporated! The room was cleaned daily and our cleaner always put a floral display on the beds and also laid our nighties out for us most artistically!
Hotel: we enjoyed the pool, pool bar, snacks etc. We had booked Half Board but were able to upgrade to AI at reception for only £7 per day! (for both of us!)....it was the last week of the "season", hence the cheap price....I think! There is a Turkish Bath on site but we didn't use it.
Food: Buffet style but hot dishes were different each day. The salads were fab! The puddings were typically Turkish (so I was led to believe) so quite gooey and not that great. Our all inclusive deal meant we could have mid morning and mid afternoon "snacks" (huge portions and choice!) as well as ice cream in the afternoon. Oh and free local drinks!! Great!
Resort: Gorgeous....the sea really is that colour! The town is compact so everywhere within walking distance. The walk to/from the beach from the hotel was not a problem, even with a tired 7 year old in tow! Don't buy perfume...it's fake!! You will be hassled by traders but a polite "no thank you" goes a long way.
Would I go back? Absolutely!!
Beautiful setting, but once is enough.
The hotel is well situated, well away from the noisy centre of the resort, but within a few minutes walk of the beach, beautiful setting in well kept gardens. Rooms are large, basic but perfectly adequate and very clean, however, just a few rooms are practically subterraneanan, slightly below ground level, without any useable balcony. Staff are friendly and cheerful and willing to help. Food is in the main excellent, breakfasts are the usual continental style but with a wide choice. Evening meals vary from the excellent cold meze dishes to lukewarm main courses cooked early and allowed to cool. The bar, pool and surrounding areas are very well kept, the snack food served here is excellent. At £10 for a basic Turkish bath the hotel's is the quickest, most perfunctory Hamam I have ever experienced, I wasn't even given a towel to dry myself off while cooling down. I suspect this is standard for the tourist Hamam.
People seem to either love Oludeniz or hate it, I didn't love it. The resort is entirely tourist orientated, consisting only of hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. To walk down the main street is to run the gauntlet of the touts inviting one to patronise their establishment, sometimes with annoying persistence. The restaurants are in the main all very similar with few traditional Turkish dishes. I had one expensive disaster in the "n'joy restaurant" The desti kebab (clay pot stew) had a considerable amount of the clay pot in the stew. No! I didn't get my money back.
Highly recommended is the Oba restaurant which offered an oasis of peaceand tranquility. Situated at the end of the side street of jewellery stalls, serves delicious traditional food at very competitive prices, including the fish.
Prices in Oludeniz are high for Turkey, cheaper in Hisaronu, and cheaper still in Fethiye (well worth at least one visit, especially for the Tuesday market).
Several tours in the area are worthwhile, Dalaman, Saklikent, Truck safaris and Kayakoy by dolmus.
The Turquoise is a well run establishment. The staff are attentive, polite and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Public areas are kept in pristine condition & rooms, whilst basic are kept clean and tidy. My husband tipped one of the house keeping staff 10YTL and she kissed him.
The hotel is located at the back of the resort, five minutes walk from the sea along the main strip of shops and restaurants.
Our room was on the ground floor - room 104 and there was some noise late at night from Dorian hotel bar nearby but it went quiet at 11. If you have small chidlren then it might be better to request a room away from Dorian bar and also Turquoise's own bar where music carries on until late evening.
Buffet breakfast was a mix of European and Turkish. Loads of choice. We stayed on B&B basis but ate lunch at the pool bar a couple of times. It was good quality and again there was a lot of choice with some traditional dishes.
Pool is fabulous. There was entertainment every night for those that chose to partake but there are so many great restaurants and bars in OD that it seemed a shame not to venture out each night.
Bar bill was less than we expected (which was a nice surprise).
Will be going back.