An excellent break with friends.
After a long and gruelling year, a couple of friends and I decided to go away at short notice and booked four nights way at Perdikia Hills. All we were really looking for from our holiday was something cheap and hassle free.
Perdikia Hills was like the luckiest find ever- for the low price we payed I really didn't have very high expectations, but the hotel and our holiday were brilliant. Three of us shared a room- the initial room they put us in was a double room with a small single room attached, but realising we weren't a couple with a child they moved us to a twin room straight away (outstanding and friendly service- check!). The room was spacious, clean, tidy, fresh and very comfortable- I had the sofa bed and it was heavenly!! - if you were a family going away and got our initial room, then it would be perfect as the kids could stay in the same room but be behind a separate door!
Despite going in high season it wasn't too busy or over-run. Loungers were always available. There were three pools available, the main pool was the perfect size for doing lengths- there was a children's pool and another smaller pool used for watersports. Poolside was very relaxing- the hotel is set in the hills (hence the name) and the scenery around was gorgeous.
It would be worth noting that the poolside bar (which I very much enjoyed....) like to play music all day long- mainly an acceptable choice of music at a sensible level, but there is a period in the afternoon where the entertainment team whacked up the beats for aqua aerobics- and this went on for some time. I'm "young" and I found this a bit annoying and some of the music contained a few expletives, which, if I had children, I would not have been too happy about. I also know that my old man wouldn't have been pleased with poolside music generally, especially the club tracks taking up the afternoon! Just something to take into consideration.
Restaurant was lovely, clean, spacious, wonderful views- occasional smells if you sat in the wrong place at the wrong time, but nothing too awful- and not uncommon in my experience.
The food was... well, I went up for seconds of every course, every day!! My vegetarian friend was very happy was the selection open to her, and I found there to be a really delicious range available. If, one were a picky eater, there are plenty of choices available- plain chicken, chips, salad at dinner, and pizzas and burgers at the snack bar during the day. I know this is a bit sad to say- but I highly recommend getting the creamy coconut potted pudding, it really was delicious! There was loads of absolutely amazing fresh fruit available too!
The hotel was in a good enough location- close to some local towns where there are some fab markets and shops- and there is a regular bus which can take you down to a beach (or you can pay to go into a lagoon)- it was a little bit of a trek, I probably wouldn't bother going every day, but it was worth it, and there are some great restaurants down by the beach too.
There was some good facilities at the hotel- they have a Turkish Spa (which I sadly didn't use), a gym (which I did use and won't win any awards for "gym of the year" but did the trick) and a shop. Additionally they run a shuttle service to the beach- we used the public bus, as there was a limited and strict timetable for this service- and they also do a photography service where they take professional shots and print them for you- we didn't use this either but that seemed like a nice thing to do.
Evening entertainment- I'll be honest, not the hotel's highlight! This was partially due to the fact that maybe 25 people went each night so the bingo and alike wasn't amazing. I guess if you were bored it would do the trick, but I strongly advise you to take along a deck of cards to occupy yourself during the evenings.
Overall we were extremely satisfied with our stay- generally outstanding in every way and I would definitely stay here again- in fact, I'm about to book a trip for October Half-Term!!
August 22, 2012
I stayed a week in July in Perdikia hill family resortwith my family.first of all, room was so clean and large size, food was amazing and lots of options for everyone.staff was so kind and helpfull.we had amazing holiday there, we ll go there next year again
July 25, 2012
Not the best
Perdikia is a nice place but my goodness the staff are awful. 4 times i asked for a top sheet for the bed and each time they gave us a blanket.
Pool area extremely slippery. Glasses and bottles along with full ashtrays left around the pool from the night before. Slipped and cut my knees taking some of the glasses back to the poolbar. Be aware if you have children!
Cleaners nice but dont do very much!
Food below standard. 4 cooking rings in apartment 3 gas one electric. No gas bottle however. Staff get agitated if you dont buy tickets to their miserly barbecue night or turkish night.
We used the place as a base only as we prefer to do our own thing. Very steep climb up the hill though.
As i said the place is nice but the staff are useless and sunbeds extremely uncomfortable.
September 28, 2011
Perdika hills Villa holiday...
The villa was larger than expected and an ideal base for sightseeing other areas. As there was 7 of us travelling by taxi was the easiest and cheapest way. For those who like a stroll Hisaranu centre could be reached in 25 minutes and Ovacik centre in 15 minutes but beware of the hilly enviroment especially on your return to Perdika hills. The pool was cleaned daily and kept in tiptop condition and the villa was a welcome resting place after days out. The hotel facilities consisted of a small bar and restaurant with a lovely pool. There was a gym but we didn't fancy trying it out as the walk and swimming were enough. Entertainment was provided 3 nights a week and were fun to watch ( and take part in). As for Hisaranu the bars are lively and our kids enjoyed joining in dancing on the bar of an evening in the cocktail bars especially Attika bar... Food was plentiful and value for money, some good deals to be had and the kids enjoyed making there own bread. All in all a good holiday and would recommend this area to friends. Villa was of a good standard but not really suitable if you have walking difficulties.
September 13, 2011
Super Sunny holiday in Turkey
We have only been once before to Turkey and was recommended Hisaronu by a friend which turned out a great place to visit. The Perdikia Hill apartments are well run and rooms cleaned and towels changed every day.
Although on arrival late at night we were put in a rather cold and not so nice apartment which was under the Reception and could here people walking around above all night but we went round to Reception first thing next morning and were moved to a super top floor room with lovely views over mountains - Seems this happens on various occasions as I have seen other reviews concerning this.
However although we were 3 kilometers out of Hisoranu the location suited us ideally as we liked a walk into town which is about 20 minutes and then just got a taxi back - The steepish hill to the aparments may be a problem for some but only a short climb. The town at night was a lot livelier than expected but thoroughly enjoyed the vast choice of places to eat or have a drink - The Curry Palace next to the Talk of The Town do amazing curries, The Perdikia Hill run a reliable free mini bus service to the beach in Olu Deniz every day which we used three times and enjoyed a visit to the blue lagoon there..
All Thomas Cook flight crew and reps were very helpful and pleasant. Flights were on time and on-board meals very good. All in all we would definitely go back to Hisaronu in the not too distant future.
August 4, 2011
The villa and all the facilities were beautifully clean. The food was good with a large selection apart from the sweets. The breakfast was limited and we had breakfast in the villa apart from one day. The staff were all very friendly and the waiters especially Eric, were great with the children. The hotel pool area is lovely and there was plenty of entertainment in the evenings.
I would thoroughly recommend it. The hotel is up a steep hill, but there is a courtesy bus to go to the beach morning and evening, but it can be a trail to the local shop. A lot of people seemed to use taxis, we had a hire car.
November 13, 2010
great break in the sun
Perdikia Hills is away from the bright lights of Hisoranu and is in fact in a beautiful area in the hills.The half board option is very cheap and the menu reflects this but ideal if you do not wish to travel out in the evening. The Solo restaraunt at the bottom of the hill is superb and a lovely family. They do a good cooked breakfast too. The apartments are surprisingly large and the 2 bed one we booked was perfect as it had 2 bathrooms and a separate toilet and basin aswell for people needing to sleep on the sofa beds in the living area. The downside was some mould in the bathroom,hopefully this will be addressed for next season. THE HILL actually not too bad, I have asthma and not really fit but taken slowly this hill is manageable. Dont visit the village unless you are on holiday for bright lights and loud music. This village has changed over the last 20yrs not for the better in my opinion but Turkey needs to do whatever brings in the most customers I suppose. Lovely weather in September and a good relaxing place to take a break before winter at home.Thomas Cooke service very good,chose not to use reps services but was not hassled.
October 8, 2010