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Overall hotel rating for Surmeli Efes:

Based on 13 reviews

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Good

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"Excellent Hotel"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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We have just returned after two weeks at the Surmeli Efes.

We went to Turkey 2 years ago staying near Side and had a bad experience which put me off Turkey. When booking this years holiday I had reservations about returning to Turkey but decided to try again in a different location and so glad I did.

Like most I researched hotels available to me and settled on The Surmeli Efes. I must admit I did read other reviews and didn't know what to expect.

Our flight landed at Bodrum airport and by the time we dropped other holiday makers the transfer time was 3 hours. Yes it's a long time but be re assured it's worth it.

The hotel has a grand entrance / lobby the main building can be seen from some distance away and commands a great location. The hotel had two other hotels nearby and isolated which for me was what I was looking for a hotel that provided a relaxing time away from the bustle of a town. The hotel cater for guest from Iran, Belgium, France, Italy, UK including Scotland, Romania. Guest relations are very help full and assisted with any inquiries I had.

The nearest town is Kusadasi about 15km away and guests can take a bus at 4 Turkish Lira each way. Taxi's are a little more expensive at 30 / 35 lira but if your in a family the comfort of a taxi is worth the extra.

Kusadasi is a large town and has all from shops, market (Weds only), bars, restaurants all you would expect. Tip try Selcuk about 11km in the opposite direction from the hotel. Again by bus the cost is 3 Turkish lira and has a market on Saturdays. Selcuk is a small town and is quiet the market less crowded and has things you can buy in Kasadasi.

We stayed in a family room as we had our three girls 16, 15 and 12. The family rooms are large and has a double bedroom and separate living areas with additional beds.

The rooms have air conditioning that provide relief from the baking sun. There's a fridge that's stocked on a daily basis. The rooms were cleaned on a daily basis and spotless. There are minor repairs needed but the rooms have such a high turnover so you would expect some minor issues but nothing to worry about.

On site there are four a la carte restaurants (Mexican, Fish, Italian and Turkish)

Our favorite was the Mexican situated on roof of the main building book this you can view the sun set and you can see for miles. The food for me in the Mexican was of a high standard loved the desert.

The Turkish is situated near he fish restaurant tip share the sauteed beef for two excellent.

Fish restaurant was OK the only downside was that the seating was uncomfortable but I am tall. Wear something long over your legs due to mosquito bites.

Italian was good would give it more than good if they had pizza and more authentic.

Main restaurant in the main build provided food to cater for all tastes from salads to meat dishes. The food was of a high standard freshly cooked out on the veranda if you wanted. I had no stomach upset as a result of the food very good.

The waiting staff are hard working and very attentive.

Pools

There are three pools activities, adult / family and quiet

We stayed around the main pool outside the main building ( family). This is the largest pool i've seen through out my travels and felt spacious.

The pools are spotless and cleaned on a daily basis.

Animation Team

What can I say but EXCELLENT.

The team is lead by (Danny) and he knew me as Martin from Scotland. What a guy very funny and can see he loves what he does. I've stayed at many all inclusive hotels and have to say this animation team are by far the best. Kevin your mad what a brilliant lad. Louise is so nice she was present when my daughter got her GCSE results and was so nice.

There are daily activities Archery, Shooting, Volley ball, water aerobics etc.

There were different shows every night lead by Danny fantastic

In my opinion the animation team make the hotel

The beach is OK no the best I've been on but was clean.

The reception staff were friendly and attentive I never found them to be rude as other write up's mention.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking in the Kusadasi area there are plenty of activities in the area. The hotel is excellent.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family


By: Martin Dench - Submitted 17th September 2011

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Travel Date: August 2011 Best for: Families with Teenagers
Travelled with: Families with Teenagers Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Olympic New Window

"Great but not 5*"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Good

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Great hotel but out of the way. although the dolmus is right outside, there are no shops nearby. the hotel itself more like a 3* to british standards . i found this hotel to be overpriced, but as this was my first time in turkey, god only knows what a 3* hotel is like. lol. the hotel has 3 excellant photagraphers


By: Russell - Submitted 25th August 2011

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Travel Date: May 2011 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Teenagers Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: lowcostholidays

"Beware - NOT a 5* hotel!"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Average

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Anyone who is considering booking this hotel must take note that it is on no level whatsoever a 5* hotel. It is more like 2/3*. The lobby looks very impressive and the bar areas are nice but the rooms are nothing like what they advertise on the website. When I questioned this with our rep she said that they 'put the executive suites on the website because they are nicer'. You will NOT be given a room that looks anything like the one on the website. I have stayed in nicer travel lodge rooms. The room is dated and very basic. the fridge was not powered so just acted like a cupboard and was mouldy. The bathroom was acceptable but there was mould on the bath seals and part of the door frame was missing! BEWARE of the 'free mini bar' that is quoted on the website. All you get is one bottle of water each day. If you want other drinks you have to pay for them! On a number of occasions we returned to our room to find the bottle of water thrown on the floor! We found that hardly anyone in the hotel spoke English and the staff were not particularly friendly at times. The hotel definitely favours its turkish guests over us English! The food was plentiful and offers a variety of dishes, however it is the same food every day at each meal time. The All inclusive drinks are limited in variety to fruit squash, local spirits and a local beer. If you want fresh orange juice at breakfast you have to pay for it. The hotel has 4 pools which is nice and the beach is a stones throw away with loads of sunbeds. There are lots of watersport facilities, Jet skis etc but they are not cheap. The hotel is set in grounds by itself with nothing else around so you are pretty much confined to the hotel. There is a small shop which is very expensive....£2.50 for a bag of crisps and £4.50 for an English newspaper!! 'Ephesus' only 20 minutes away and definitely worth a visit... if you are going in July/August take sun tan lotion, it hit 40 degrees whilst we were there!


By: Miss N Leach - Submitted 2nd August 2010

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Travel Date: July 2010 Best for: Families with Teenagers
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: No
Also Reviewed: Operator: Sunwings

"lovely"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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Although the decor in the bedrooms is a bit dated, and the lighting could be improved, the public rooms are well kept and comfortable. The staff are very helpful and cope with the language requirements of at least a dozen countries. We had no difficulty being understood. The entertainment team work tirelessly to ensure that everyone knew what was going on, but were never "in your face" when they approached to encourage participation. We found the food plentiful, varied, and tasty. Our problem was making a choice, so we normally had a bit of each dish . Breakfast was again plentiful and varied, and hot dishes cooked for you were available at no extra cost. Please bear in mind that this is a large hotel and plays host not only to coach tours, but to Trade Fairs and Conventions, so the Dining Room can become very busy on occassion. However the other facilities, such as pool and bars etc so no influx of bodies so it was business as usual. The swimming pools were cleaned each morning before 07.30. Sunbeds could not be reserved before 08.30 and the management would remove towels placed on sunbeds before that hour. Plenty of sunbeds were available at any time of the day. Likewise there were many sunbeds available on the beach with plenty of sunshade. In the evening an accomplished pianist played "Palm Court" type music in the Lobby Bar, while the entertainment team put on a varied show in the Amphitheatre.


By: danielle - Submitted 22nd December 2009

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Travel Date: August 2009 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Not Specified
Also Reviewed: Operator: On the Beach New Window

"A lovely holiday with my Mum and Sis"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Very Good

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Just arrived back after spending a wonderful 10 days in this hotel with my Mum and Sister. We arrived at the hotel at 5am and the reception staff were lovely sorting out our luggage and we were asked if we were hungry as they would arrange a salad. The transfer is 2 and a half hours from Bodrum airport so I was glad to find water in the room when we arrived and a lovely clean spacious room overlooking the sea. The bathroom had a bath and power shower with toiletries on arrival and our towels were changed every day for fresh, clean warm ones. There were three of us in the room and hot water was always available and our linen was changed on a regular basis. Breakfast in the morning was a pleasure. The restaurant is filled with fresh bread, pastries, cereals, fresh fruit, omelettes and pancakes to order, meats cheese and salads. Lunch time was filled with a variety of hot and cold food although we only ate there a few days as we usually grabbed a few slices of pizza from the pool bar. Waiters were always friendly, polite and our plates were cleared quickly. You can have wine with your meals, beer or soft drinks. Dinner time had just as much variety and people have mentioned that there was no British food, but what do they expect being in Turkey. The only criticism I would have on the restaurant was that food was never piping hot. Desserts were plentiful and ideal if you have a sweet tooth as Turkish desserts are indeed very sweet! Alcoholic and soft drinks were readily available although you have to pay for your drinks if you are in the Disco. No problem with this as we used to stay in the disco till around 1am and then pop to the cocktail bar where they were still serving till gone 2am as part of your all inclusive. You could get a sandwich from there also if you were a little peckish. As for the entertainment team, they are fantastic! Paris, Kevin and Katie deserve a special mention as they were always so friendly, great fun to be around and all look like they love their job making our stay a pleasure. There were sports throughout the day and show time in the evening although some of the humour wasn’t quite to my taste but a lovely evening was always had by my family and I. Maybe the music could have been a little quieter around the pool as this did get a little tedious at times. However, there is a relaxation pool you can visit if you fancy something a little more quiet and romantic. There is a market that comes to the complex every Sunday and you can pick up a real bargain if you have a little banter with the sellers. We took a day trip to Ephesus with a tour guide (I would highly recommend this as you may be a bit clueless if you have nobody to explain what each place is) and also a trip to the local traditional market. I never go back to a place twice because I like variety, however I would definitely recommend this as a lovely relaxing holiday. I sat there one afternoon at the beach bar sipping my amaretto, looked around and thought to myself, how can anyone write such bad things about this place. Ps. A big hello to Graham in Preston and friends :-)


By: Jammyjane - Submitted 17th September 2009

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Travel Date: September 2009 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Not Specified Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Thomas Cook New Window

"Surmeli Efes"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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This is a great hotel, thats right on the beach with plenty to do. The facilites, people, surroundings, food, activities and sports programme, and entertainment were all superb. Every where was clean and fresh with helpful and friendly staff. The hotel is about 8km from Kusadasi in a quiet area with just a few hotels and a water park. As the hotel and grounds were so large with so many facitites you didnt feel isolated. We had booked a family suite which was situated in the two blocks of suites. These had a separate double bedroom, and a lounge area (which is about the same size as a typical hotel room), off this lounge area and the hall was a separate open plan bedroom area. So it meant that not only did we have our own room but the 2 kids also had a separate room area each. We looked at the rooms in the main hotel which were very nicely decorated but just standard hotel room size although they can squeeze 4 beds in. We were delighted to have booked the suite. The British make up about 1/5th of the holiday makers, there were also a large number of people from Armenia, France, Iran, Macadonia, Romania, everyone we spoke to seemed very friendly. We are in our forties with a 10 and a 5 year old and we all enjoyed the holiday. We have been traveling to 4* or 5 * all inclusive hotels around twice a year for many years. so have plenty of experience to base this review upon.


By: Clare - Submitted 18th August 2008

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Travel Date: August 2008 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Family Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Hotels4U New Window

"Surmeli Efes review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Average

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Well were do i start, we arrived on the 18th Sept in the early hours of the morning the hotel, granted, is very big and looks very luxurious when you step foot through the lobby. A gentlemen comes straight to you and takes your bag up to your room and you think wow if this is the start of things to come were in for a fab holiday, Unforntuatley that was not the case!!! we looked of our balconey and don't get me wrong we had a lovely view of the sea to our right and a lovely view of what i think, was a cesspit were all the human waste must end up as well as outside the grounds of the hotel.

The first morning we all went down to breakfast there was a good choice of food ie Breads, cereals, jams, cheeses etc they cook fresh omlettes for you there is boiled eggs, scrambled and traditional turkish breakfast the only problem was the number of flies there must of been, and this is no exageration about 100-200 flies in the dining room and the food wasnt even covered up, i just kept thinking there landing in that cesspit outside and then landing on this food what am i eating.

After breakfast we went round the pool which was lovely ther was a snack bar nearby which the food was nice but again was not covered and there was also alot of flies in there. The evening meals were varied and some of the dishes they made were quite nice but yet again ther was the problem with flies. The AI drinks consisted of local spirits this was only gin and vodka if you wanted JB whisky or smirnoff vodka you had to pay for it and that was £5.00 a drink the beer was awful and the wine well that tasted like acid although i did see alot of other people drinking it but they musn't of had a palet.

When we all woke the following morning we had all been eaten alive by mosquittos, my mum especially all her legs swollen up and she was in agony so be prepared and take lots of mosi gaurd with you, i was told by a local that the reason there is lots of flies and mosi's is because it is out in the mountains the area does not get disinfected whereas in the centre of town it does. Oh and by the way do not go into the sea as we were also told that it is very dirty and can make you very ill, (I didnt thank god) but that didnt stop what happened to me, and to about 5-6 other people in the hotel that we knew about,

On the thursday night i started to feel really rough Stomach cramps, sick, diohrea, aching all over hot one minute cold the next i could barely lift my head of the pillow so my fiance called for the doctor, On his arrival he then rushed me to a hospital, were i was diagnosed with gastroenteritis a posh word for food poisening (damn flies)i was in the hospital for four days in total on a drip as i was very dehidrated and i bumped into five people from our hotel there who had got the same what a coincidence.

Now i was sold this holiday as a 5 star hotel and i can tell you it certainly was not, it was a 2 star at the most dont be fooled by the look of the hotel in its pictures as i was. If i was to give advice to anyone going there i would say take lots of mosi-gaurd, fly spray and an asbestos stomach or just don't go there. Your probably saying to yourself who does she think she is moaning cow but i can tell you i work 9-5 seven days a week like everybody else and save damned hard for my holiday, i expect to get value for my money.


By: Nicola Lyon - Submitted 1st October 2005


Travel Date: September 2005 Best for: Not Specified
Travelled with: Not Specified Recommend to a friend: Not Specified
Operator: Other

"Surmeli Efes review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Poor

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This hotel is a 2* rating not a 5* standard, this hotel has poor food hygiene practices which resulted in me contracting a severe parasite stomach bug, i was admitted to hospital 3 days into my holiday. The restaurant tables were dirty and the food was covered in flies. this a holiday from hell, i'm still sick two weeks on from this so called holiday. I strongly recommend that if you have booked this hotel be very cautious.


By: june neve - Submitted 1st August 2005


Travel Date: August 2005 Best for: Not Specified
Travelled with: Not Specified Recommend to a friend: Not Specified
Operator: Thomas Cook New Window

"Surmeli Efes review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Poor

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We booked this as 5 star accom. We didnt have a holiday from hell, but we were ripped off, this place is 3 star max, if you can get a cheap deal, £250 PPPW A.I. you are paying a fair rate.

The pools are excellent and the majority of the place is clean.

The food is utter muck, with exception of the odd special on the daily BBQ, the main resturant and pool bar are serving 2-3 star meals, just awful, unless your staple diet is Macdonalds and fish and chips, there is nothing here of interest and most of it is either covered in flys or stone cold. Its an assortment of stews etc everything edible is done on the cheap.

Service is average, from a very unsmiley bunch, dont expect a clean table or any napkins/cutlery etc unless your first in and drinks take a while to come.

Another guest said it was like ";Fawlty Towers";.

And the wine LOL (laugh out loud), I know Turkey like Greece is known for awful wine, but you could strip the paint off an iron bridge with it!!

We stayed A.I. order a cocktail, its vodka and fruit squash (lol) you cant even get fresh fruit juice at breakfast, its all squash!

There are very few English speaking staff here too, in fact the hotel guides dont speak a word! Without trying to be a pompous so and so, I have travelled around the world and one of the key factors of any 5 star hotel, is English speaking staff at the front end, reception at least, that alone flags this place as a sham!!

If you have booked, its not a disaster place by any stretch of the imagination, but do not think you are going to a 5 star hotel, its way off that.


By: Richard Bass - Guildford - Submitted 1st July 2005


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Operator: Other

"Surmeli Efes review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Average

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The view of the hotel as we arrived was good and we were located in the garden rooms, which suited us, as being 3 of us it gave us more room to move around. There was a lounge, with a bedroom area with a single bed partially partitioned off from the lounge, a separate bedroom with a double bed, and a toilet/shower room. The balcony was large with a wonderful view over the pool and garden area and the whole of the bay, from where we viewed stunning sunsets.

The down side of the location of the apartment was that it was on the 4th floor with no lift! The furnishing of the apartment was basic to say the least. There was enough drawer space for 2 people, but one of us had to use a case for storage, and the floor covering was tiled and not carpet. There was a mini fridge in the room which was quite useful. The beds had a perculiar white rough cotton cover on them which served as both sheet and blanket. Later in the week blankets were supplied, but as the nights were hot, were not required.

Only one pillow per person was supplied. On arrival we requested from Reception extra pillows and an extra chair for the balcony, none of which arrived, even though we chased this up with the rep. The Med Hotels rep never seemed particularly interested, unless you were booking trips with him. The toilet/shower room was badly designed as it was impossible to stop the water getting on to the floor with the shower curtain set up. Everytime somebody had a shower we ended up with the whole room covered in an inch of water which had to be soaked up by towels - with three females in the apartment this was a big problem!

The swimming pools and surrounding areas were very nice and clean and with plenty of sunbeds and there was an indoor pool which looked impressive but didn't appear to get a lot of use.

The biggest problem at the hotel was the restaurant. It clearly catered for the German and Russian tourists who dominated the clientele. I had read this before in other reviews and thought that perhaps it was exagerated, but it was not. The breakfast buffet consisted of a fairly good selection of cereals and pastries, and a not very good selection of cheeses and cold meats. The hot section consisted of chopped up frankfurters, undercooked scrambled egg, a selection of boiled eggs in various stages of being cooked (either undercooked or overcooked!) and a fry up of what was obviously the previous nights leftovers including the chips thrown in (no exaggeration)!

The best part of the breakfast was that each day a chef would cook outside on the veranda either fresh omlettes or pancakes. Lunch could be taken either in the restaurant, which we avoided, or in the poolside snack bar which was very good. The food in there always appeared to be freshly cooked and appetising and consisted of really good pastas, pizzas, koftes, veggie dishes and salads. I can't work out why the food in the snack bar was so much better than the main restaurant.

Dinner in the main restaurant was the biggest letdown. Uninteresting salads and the hot dishes were obviously whatever could be made in bulk beforehand and kept hot for hours consisting of overcooked vegetables and stew type dishes, some of which were completely unrecognisable. The restaurant as a whole was not good and it was difficult to find a table that was laid up if you did not get into the restaurant early. Tables were not cleared down very quickly and table cloths were dirty. The ";service"; was non existent and it was better to just sort yourself out. We ended up having dinner in Kusadasai most nights, where the food, service and restaurants were very good and very cheap.

We did the all inclusive option at the hotel, but be warned the only alcohol included is vodka, gin and lager, plus the soft drinks.

I had a conversation with a cafe owner in Selcuk (whose son used to work at the Surmeli) about the hotel and he said that when it was built it was built as a top class business hotel, which is very apparent, but that since it has gone over to tourism the general standards, both housekeeping and restaurants have gone down.

Selcuk is well worth a visit as it is more of a typical Turkish town than Kusadasai which is all about the tourists - the Selcuk market on Saturday is an experience in it's own right and don't forget to buy your Saffron there.

Overall I can only reiterate what others have said - although the Surmeli boasts 5 stars, it is realistically only about a 3 star hotel.


By: Corinne Major - Bournemouth - Submitted 1st September 2004


Travel Date: September 2004 Best for: Not Specified
Travelled with: Not Specified Recommend to a friend: Not Specified
Operator: Other

"Surmeli Efes review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Good

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Surmeli Efes is a good hotel. Nice, clean and perfect. Its pools are nice and clean and the drinks are nice and cool.

Everything about this hotel is gorgeous. When we arrived in kusadasi we waited 4 hours for the coach to start off and it was a 3 hour journey to get there. We was quite annoyed about that but i suppose that isn't the hotels fault. We had a child with us and she thoroughly enjoyed it.

The food at surmeli is not excellent but not bad either. It doesn't have much of a variety and our child only eat bread and soup for the whole 2 weeks.

Other than that i would reccomend this hotel to anybody who enjoys turkish food, i would rate surmeli 7 out of 10 and i would go any time again!


By: Loopy Loo - Manchester - Submitted 1st September 2004


Travel Date: May 2004 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Other

"Surmeli Efes review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Poor

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We booked the SURMELI EFES through a travel agent after seeing that it was a 5 STAR HOTEL for not a lot of money.If you are booked to go here dont go,it may clearly say 5 star but youd be lucky if its 2 star.

We were booked for a family room with a sea veiw but when we got there were shown to an apartment block beside the hotel.When the porter opened the door all you could see on the floor was a lot of ants this was because there was a large gap under the door, which was a ground floor apartment.

More shock awaited us inside ...the wall light fitting was broken, the fridge was stinking like mouldy cheese, was filthy, and instead of being cold was red hot, the sofa looked like something out of a skip, this was filthy with holes in it.And of course no sea veiw. W had not booked an apartment so compained to the hotel manager who told us that he had another room but we wouldnt like it... how right was he.

This hotel really is the pits if you value your holiday do not go here.Other peoples compaints was that the hotel staff were very ignorant and pretended that they couldnt understand you and the food was disgusting they catered for the germans.

I forgot to mention that this hotel is built on what was a vast expanse of sea when the romans were in turkey staying in the city of ephesus,when the hotel was first built it started sinking into the sandy earth it took ten years for them to sort out this problem and is now supposed to be safe.I think that hotel was rightly named as it does smell, smells a bit like a sewage works on awarm day.

On a good note we got ourselves to another hotel as the rep wasnt botherd and we had a great time in kusadasi as there are plenty of places to go to.Ephesus is our favourite but go yourselves as it can be pricey with reps,but you must hire a guide when you get there or you understand the place,the guides are quite cheap a miust as they know all about it.

Turkey is cheap country to buy from but what I think is wrong is they have different prices for different tourist they especially love to rip the americans off they charge them any price that comes into their heads because they know the americans just pay the asking price.May i also say stay away from Bennys jewellery shop as they fill you full of lies about the gold being 18 carat when it only turns out to be 14carat and they also tell you that their diamonds are top top diamond. Beware you have been warned.....


By: Annette Dolman- Sundeland [ - Submitted 1st August 2004


Travel Date: June 2004 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Other

"Surmeli Efes review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

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Just returned from this hotel,could find no reviews before I went so thought I would just add a few comments.
We arrive late at night and the first sight you see of the hotel from the hill top is stunning. The whole of the hotel is floodlit in blue lights.
When you arrive at the entrance you go through to a very impressive reception.
Unfortunatly when you get to your room this turns out to be very basic, but on the plus side is clean and kept that way daily by the maids.

Their are three good size pools outside and one inside,no problem getting sunbeds.
Also has own private beach which is a really nice,clear water and is all sand.
But as for the down side the reason I could not find any reviews before I went was this hotel caters for mainly German and Russian guest, this is reflected in the menu on offer and the entertainment.
The few other British people found this very anoying especialy as you are about 7 mile from Kusadasi and their is nothing outside the hotel.

There is a dolmus service that runs from outside the hotel about every 15 minutes and only cost you about 80p, but the last one leaves Kusadsi at midnight.
The good news is most of the good bars offer you a free ride back to the hotel when you are finished.
On the first night we ate and drank from 7.30 until 1.30 with a free lift back for the grand price of £15, that was for 2 adults and a 11 year old boy.

To sum up very nice hotel but because of the basic room and lack attention of the staff could only rate this hotel as a 3 star, but still a good place for a quiet holiday.


By: Brian Johnson - Submitted 1st July 2004


Travel Date: June 2004 Best for: Not Specified
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Operator: Other