Not on the Beach
Posted Jul 16, 2016 on Hotels
I pondered booking this for a while. I had the feeling it would be the type of place that I hate but Hotels.com advertise it as being 'on the beach' and so I thought: okay, at the very worst we can just spend our time on the beach and swim. It is not on the beach. It has a beach, which though very nice, is a 15 minute transfer away. At the beach, there are no free drinks or food and so it is not all-inclusive. There was the odd time we fancied going to take our daughter for a swim. There were not enough loungers for us to sit down. Granted, it was Bayram so it was probably busier for this. When we arrived, we could not get a seat to eat at the snack bar. We ate out for most of our time there; the actual town of Olu-deniz is very nice. The room was very basic with centrally controlled a/c. When we arrived at about 2pm, it did not seem to kick out cold air. I inquired about this and was told that they turn it off between 10am and 4pm. If you or your kids want an ice-cream or even a towel, make sure you are there for fleeting windows. Be prepared to be adorned with a theme-park style wristband attached to your wrist on arrival branding you a customer. If you do decide to stay here, check all the details.