excellent staff and hotel in turgutries turkey
We had a great holiday in the Yelken hotel in Turgutries. The hotel was kept very
clean and the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
There was a good choice of food at every meal. There was water and soft drinks
included in the mini bar.
The hotel has four swimming pools including an indoor pool.
WE ALL HAD A SUPERB HOLIDAY AND WE WOULD STAY AT THIS HOTEL AGAIN.
October 11, 2012
good facilities not aimed at english
we went for our first time to to turkey and although the hotel was clean and the food was excellent it wasnt aimed at english, all entertainment was non english and started very late at night so our young children (5 and 10yrs old) were fed up before it even started! staff were friendly and the pools were lovely! just wasnt for us! as enlglish we felt in a minority at this hotel, but could not fault the facilities.
September 14, 2011
Birthday in Turkey
There is nothing at all in the resort - no bars cafes etc it's purely residential apart from the 10 or so hotels on the beach. Location from the airport is good about 45mins to 1hr, and 10 mins by hotel shuttle bus (payable) into Turgetreis which is a nice quiet (ish) town. Not a young peoples singles type of holiday or resort, def. geared up to families and older couples. Little in regards entertainment of a night in the hotel and we were only one of 2 British families so unless you can speak Polish, Russian or Turkish don't look for a holiday pen pal!!
Hotel is fab in every other way though, New accomodation near the 'quiet' pool where al a carte restaurants are is really good and spacious. All 4 pools and beach clean and plenty of beds (but get your towels out early!!). Food available pretty much all day but no kids early tea like you get in some all inclusives so make sure very little ones feed well at pool snack bar because restaurant opens at 7pm for dinner which I found too late my 4 year old.
Not sure what school holidays will be like but Thomas Cook had no one available on site for childrens club so we had to bunk in the Turkish one and make it up as we went along!
July 25, 2011
Excellent Relaxing Holiday
Fabulous hotel, 3 large pools (1 indoor heated), lots of sunbeds, straight out of hotel gardens onto beach. Food good if a little repetitive. Very quiet area miles from anywhere. No need for Turkish Lira can use Euros. April was definitely out of season so not a lot of entertainment. Excellent relaxing holiday.
May 11, 2011
Nice Hotel nothing else in the area
The Yelken Hotel is ideal if you intend to stay at the hotel as the pool and buildings are good but there is nothing outside and if you need to walk into the nearest town it will take about 45 mins and you will have to climb over derelict buildings and fly tipped rubbish. (There is no promenade as shown in the brochure).They do have a hotel shuttle run by a car hire company but charge for this. Beware ,if you do go on a boat trip or into town the locals will try to rip you off
November 16, 2010
Excellent Holiday in Turkey
We travelled in a group of 8, 6 adults aged 30 to 43 and 2 teenage boys 15 and 16, so were looking for a holiday complex that could cater for everyones needs.
The Yelken Hotel and Spa is a large modern complex the hotel rooms are very spacious ours had a superking size bed, sofa and balcony! There is a mini bar filled with soft drinks on arrival once that is gone bottles or water and replenished every day. Rooms are cleaned every day and the hotel is always spotless.
The hotel has 3 restaurants, the main buffet restaurants and 2 a la carte restaurants, the buffet offers a good choice with something to suit everyones taste, we had 2 very fussy eaters but they always managed to find something to suit them, in addition to this there was a beach bar which during the day served chips, hotdogs, jackets potato, burgers (not as we know them) and pizza (again slightly different to ours), the food was plentiful and all the staff were really friendly and helpful.
There were 3 pools, main one, quiet one and one by the water slides, for us the best thing at the hotel was the jetty, there are umbrellas and bean bags for sun bathing and ladders so you go swimming, the beach is stony as you go in so it was nicer underfoot to go in from the jetty, obviously you can jump in from there as well.
The hotel has guests from different countries there were only a handful of english guests, which is wasnt a problem for us, just the usual issue of sunbeds going at 7 in the morning luckily one of our teenagers was happy to get up at 7.30 to secure our place on the jetty.
The only down side was the hotel is quiet far out from the nearest large resort, Turgetries, we took a taxi there and it was �10 each way and the taxi to the water park was �50 return, but that was the only down side to an exellent holiday.
The Thomas Cook rep was really helpful but not intrusive. All in all I would recommend this holiday to anyone as long they like to relax and spend time around the pool or on the beach, obvioulsy there are excursions you can take but if you like to get out and about indepentantly it might nor be the best choice for you.
September 14, 2010
Friends holiday in Turkey
Just returned from a week staying at Yelken Resort & Spa in Turkey and had a great time. The Hotel is really clean and modern and food & drink is available pretty much all day and night. The food is nice but can be a bit repetitive. The staff are all really helpful and are happy to deal with individual requests. The Spa area is really nice, but be careful with the pricing as they quote the treatment prices in Euros which caught us out! There are loads of places to relax in the sun wiht about 4 pools in total and plenty of space to sit on the beach on sunbathe on the pier. Some of the watersports are free of charge and there are loads of options for paid watersports as well. The Thomas Boat trip is well worth a day out to visit a few of the other areas. The only problem with the Hotel is really the area you are in if you want a bit of nightlife. There is a shuttle bus to Turgitreis but there's not a lot there and Bodrum is quite far away. It's a perfect resort for a relaxing break away.
June 16, 2010
The Yelken Hotel is a realy good Hotel very clean rooms, three great swimingpoolswell maintained and execlent very friendly staff, there were only two problems with the Hotel, (1) being the food chicken seems to be their staple diet for most meals with the odd meatball thrown in for a supprize, saying that all the food was well cooked and tastey, and (2) the anamation team leave a lot to be desired, but a short dolmas ride into Turgatrees give you all the entertainment you could want
October 30, 2009