2 Weeks in Turkey
The hotel which we stayed in was perfect for what we wanted, at the Begonville, its a 5 minute walk to the beach and night life, so you are within walking distance of everything, but tucked away so you arent kept awake by music from the bars on the main strip.
The hotel rooms are basic, have beds, television, a fridge, sink, wardrobes, a balcony, table and chairs, air conditioning (which is free!) and in the bathroom a toilet and shower; basic, but absolutley perfect as you dont want to be cooped up in your room all day, do you? so just for somewhere to get ready and sleep, they tick all of the boxes.
round the pool is perfect, plenty of sun beds, and the staff at the pool bar are very pleasant and funny, and nothing is too much trouble for them.
Please be warned about the food, we went bed and breakkfast, and the food was all what Turkish people would have for breakfast (Not that i have a problem with this, after all we was in their country) but if you arent accustomed to their style of breakfast it is thinks such as boiled eggs with olives and cucumber and bread, but I did find that there was cheese and bread and a grill, so I had cheese on toast a lot of mornings! but otherwise you can pay to have a full english, and it was well worth the money.
October 11, 2010
Great resort, terrible apartments!
Overall Marmaris was a lovely place and lively resort, very recommended for young couples.
The Begonville apartments was a big let down and a waste of money!!! The day time reception staff were disgraceful and useless. Our fridge was not working when we arrived and it took 2 days for it to be fixed, causing a lot of stress due to having warm drinks and constantly arguing with the staff whose English was limited (or so they say!). Eventually we had to ask for the manager after the receptonist cutting us off the phone when we were again inquiring about when it would be fixed, the manager then just gave us a new one. This was not a good start to our holiday.
There is no lift in these apartments, so this is not recommended for disabled, elderly and people with walking difficulties. (Also unfit and lazy people like ourselfs haha!)
On a more positive note the pool was lovely and big, also the maid service was good and friendly. The apartment was well situated as it was a nice walk to the lively night life.
September 1, 2010
Begonville Aparthotel !
We Travelled with Thomas Cook (MANOS) the total cost was 700 for me and my son it was a late deal this price is very reasonable and you can not moan really.
we arrived at 3.00am in Turkish times we were shown to are room
And now you know why they dont show pictures of the Bathrooms in the Brocheure!!!.
But thinking about this i knew that i wouldnt be spending much time in the bathroom anyway so i could live with it really it was just things like a shower curtain fulll of mould and and rust and grime scale all over the mirror it was quite discusting really but saying that are bedding area was nice and spacious we were provided with fresh clean bedding and towels everyday where as some hotels in marmaris dont even provide you with that really Well when you go on holiday sometimes you like to take a look out of your balcony from time to time Well theres a football pitch with flood lights on until 3:00 am in the morning it gets a bit annoying.
We went here self catering because of the reviews of the food on trip advisor it was cheap enough to eat out anyway i Highly Reccomend Smileys For your Breakfast they do a lovely breakfast in there and i also reccomend a restraunt called eastenders the food was Terrific in there.
In the Begonville they provided you with a lovely Pool and bar area where there was 3 pools formed into 1 the bar staff were very freindly and the entertainment manager Mass was very freindly he poured freezing cold water down your top seen as though it was reaching up to 53oC some days.
At the Night time i really do suggest that you buy a product called Sin Kov or Kov Off this is a Product for mozzys my son and i were being bit very often but with this product its great they just leave you alone then.
The Crowd of people in this hotel was very very freindly if you like socialisng everyone makes an effort and is very freindly lots and lots of English People.
If you are on a late pickup i would be careful because if you would like to vacate your room for an extra five hours till 5pm because usally if you havent paid the extra rooms are vacated at 12pm
But The recepionist's will have a good go at trying to rip you off in the price its either 20 English Pounds Or 80TL Now how does this work out right.
They told a family from newcastle it would cost 50TL.
I was quite annoyed by this really.
Overall i did have a nice time on holiday and you cant moan at that price.
YOU MUST DO THE JEEP SAFARI ! . the best excursion there is......
August 30, 2010