Orka Club Hotel & Villas is a family-friendly hotel a short walk from the mountainside resort of Hisaronu, inland from Turkey's Aegean Coast. It has two outdoor swimming pools for guests of all ages, plus two smaller pools for children. You can dine al fresco or indoors at the hotel, which has both buffet and a la carte restaurants. You'll find four bars within the grounds, including two by the pool and another near reception. Set in gardens, the hotel has a cream painted exterior, with a traditional terracotta tiled roof. Rooms have light coloured walls and linen in warm hues. You'll find a light-filled lobby, with a glass roof and marble floors, alongside an assortment of sofas, tables and chairs. The hotel has an onsite currency exchange and small shop for those last-minute essentials, plus a laundry and dry-cleaning service. At Orka Club Hotel & Villas, adults can book a massage or beauty treatment at the spa, which is also home to a Turkish bath and sauna. Children might like to join the kids' club for ages 4 to 12, where they can make the most of activities like face-painting, crafts and reading. They can also spend time in the playground and playroom.
Club Orka Hotel & Villas is 1.5km from the centre of Hisaronu, where you can dance until dawn at the late-night bars and nightclubs. It's 4km from Olu deniz Beach, which has a sandy shoreline and views of the surrounding mountains. You can watch paragliders jump from the peak at Babadag, a well-known spot for the sport. Further afield, Fethiye is within driving distance, where you'll find a historical Old Town and bustling street markets. You can explore the Tomb of Amyntas here, which was built in 350 BC and overlooks the Dalyan River. You could also visit the Kayakoy ghost town, which was abandoned in 1923 after the Greco-Turkish War.
You can dine at the buffet restaurant for breakfast and dinner, which offers dishes including salad, pasta and pizza. The hotel also has an a la carte restaurant. If you're feeling thirsty, you can get a drink from one of the bars. International alcohol brands are served.
You can keep fit at the gym, swim in the indoor pool or wander through the gardens. After dark, you could watch the hotel's evening entertainment.
All rooms have a mini fridge, safe and TV with local channels, plus air conditioning. You'll also have a balcony or terrace.
Distance to city centre 0.7km
Distance to beach 4.5km
Distance to airport 55km (DLM)
Address: 00902526166810, Ovacik Mevkii Atatürk Cad., 86, Olu Deniz - Fethiye / Mugla, Turkey
Oludeniz, Dalaman, Turkey
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I feel compelled to leave a review due to the recent negative ones that are at the top of the page and don't highlight the positive aspects of this lovely hotel.
I have been staying at the Orka since 2001, going practically every year for a weeks visit, sometimes with family and sometimes alone. It is a lovely hotel with a lot of repeat custom which says a lot. I do agree that is is a little tired, but for the price compared to others in the area, it offers a lot more.
The staff are amazing and really make the hotel and the grounds are really pretty and well kept. The Orka is situated in a good area of Ovacik, very close to some lovely restaurants and a 20 minute stroll into Hisaronu if you fancy somewhere a bit more lively.
We are going back in October, just booked it this morning infact, and for £250 each for flights, accomodation and transfers, I would say we have a bargain. It was cheaper than some of the other hotels in the area that really do deserve a 2 star rating.
I know that everyone has different standards and that each holiday is different but this hotel really does have a good vibe, so read on to the older reviews and then make a decision.
My husband and daughter stayed at Orka because of recommendations from friends who had stayed 4 years before. We were Thomas Cook who lost our holiday but rebooked same place with Jet 2
We were so disappointed on arrival
Our stay was for 2 weeks
We were bickering within the first few days considering cutting holiday short
The peeling walls
Cracked floor tiles
Limited kitchen area ( 2 hobs and fridge with one plug for kettle and toaster)
Could do with microwave and more plugs
The beds were so uncomfortable, we were all waking up with our joints aching everyday making us miserable before the day had even began
Only had 1 pillow each on bed, phoned reception to be told house keeping had gone home, great, I can’t sleep on one pillow. Spoke to someone next morning and we did get our extra pillows
The lounge area wasn’t much better for comfort
Wooden frame with plastic cushions would be better in garden then lounge area
A nice touch for myself and daughter would of been somewhere for us to sit comfortably to do our hair and make up with good lighting and plug to use our hair curlers
On arrival our electric blew after plugging kettle in and television was not working, had an issue few times with tele during stay, although not big deal as was out a lot, but would of been nice not to have had an issue, was dealt with when phoned reception on all occasions
All entertainment had stopped during our stay which left the bar in the evening like a morgue most evenings, felt really miserable
The first few days in evening there were group of line dancers staying that monopolised bar area till 10pm, but I quite liked it
Second night stay we got to enjoy the last entertainment evening they had to offer which was a Turkish night, really enjoyed the evening, shame there wasn’t no more entertainment evenings
We paid to have buffet food the first 2 nights and although ok would not be rushing back and was told by other guests who paid for B&B they did not like as was only Turkish breakfast and pancakes available so they were going else where and paying for cooked breakfast
Cooked breakfast was
available at pool snack area, which was nice, confusing why it was not on offer for paying B&B guests
The over all feel of accommodation when we stayed was dated , tired, very uncomfortable and boring evenings
The only positive I can take out of our whole stay was the Staff were fantastic
Friendly and accommodating
Met some brilliant people during our stay
Had some great days out
The area is easy to get to where ever you want to go
Buses cabs right outside and next door
Hisanarou very quiet when we were there but very good
Ölüdeniz was very busy and buzzing
Fethiye busy very good
Had some really good days in all areas lots on offer
We would not stay at Orka again but would definitely come back and stay in same area again
So we’re a family of 3 Myself, Partner and 11yr Girl.
We stayed here for 10 days in one of the villas which are to be fair “tired” this is we believe Orkas flagship hotel and oldest in the area and at one time you can tell has been amazing
All other residents also quite friendly
Tired (revamp definitely required)
The pools are too deep for children there is a pool slide and a baby pool but they’re the only 2 places our 11yr old can stand up without her head being totally submerged. Even for adults it’s a struggle to touch the pool floor comfortably
Food isn’t up to much
All in all we had an amazing holiday paragliding in Oludinez and Shopping in Hisaranou and Fethiye is huge.