Dear Jean Benoit,
The family and I are back in Lausanne, and we are now reflecting on the 11 days spent at Palmiye.
It all started around March/April. On getting home one day, my wife told me that we were going to Club Med in Turkey. I had no problem with this as such, but when I saw the price, I was rather shocked and said "what all this for just a family holiday". Frankly, I felt that we could do better for our money.
But, of course, the proof of the pudding lies in the eating. Perceptions certainly started to change on landing in Ankara on 10 July, where the G.O Levent most capably introduced us to the country, Club Med features, and more importantly its philosophy. In doing so, he set the tone and established a high level of expectations which, however, was met from our arrival. Every day of our stay we saw the same high commitment, dedication and professionalism of all G.Os and G.Es. The Chef de Village was so professional at the same time very nicely close to his Go and GM. We almost forgot that we were visitors, as everything was done to make us feel as Members of the Club. This made us adapt quite easily to the concept of GM which seemed a bit awkward at the beginning.
It was an amazing stay, every day proved to be excellent, and the entertainment was outstanding. To mention just one - Allan, who was a real Roger Federer. Also, the Petit and Mini Club concept was fantastic, brilliant for the kids, who enjoyed it very much, but also for the parents...
On the last evening, we attended the Café Theatre show. It was extremely funny and well done. Bimbo and his team had us in stitches. "Best made in Belgium" ..... congratulations guys!
The last day all G.Os were there to bid us farewell. In thinking that they must have been extremely tired, this was quite amazing, it leads me to suggest just one thing: What about preserving our G.Os, who give so much, and arrange the farewell differently?
Anyhow, I would like to hugely thank you all for our best holiday so far.
Bien à toi Valeureux Liégeois!! On se reverra au Perron un jour avec du bon sirop de Liège de Chez Nous….et du Péké… Ahahahah
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Turkey, Palmiye nestles alongside an extensive beach between the wild peaks of the Taurus range and a warm sea of sparkling blue. Bungalows shelter beneath a pine grove and the hotel looks out onto the Mediterranean : two complementary atmospheres for this great family Club Med Village, home to a vast array of sports on land and sea, with something for all ages. A dreamlike place to unwind and put yourself in the expert hands of our Club Med Spa staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Palmiye Hotel Kemer
- Club Med Kemer
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