After reading the reviews about Paco and the rep on arrival telling us to "take him with a pinch of salt" I was very worried but he is a lovely guy and even helped carry our suitcases up the stairs to our rooms! He advised us throughout the entire holiday and was very welcoming and friendly!
When we first arrived, the 18-30 rep was pushing us into buying the events package (which I assumed would have already been incorporated into the package that we paid at the travel agent, but wasnt). Her selling technique was very pushy and agressive, encouraging us to pay the £150 approx price for the week with no option to think about it over night as we didnt arrive at the hotel until 2am ish. After finally being allowed to think about it overnght, we decided that we were not going to go ahead with the events as I had already been to Gumbet before and knew Bar Street well. After speaking with other guests that we made friends with, I am so glad we didnt pay for the package as it didnt live up to their expectations at all and they regretted paying for the events too! the pool party consisted of a few frisbees being thrown into the pool and the pub crawl consists of a t shirt and you still have to pay for your drinks! If you haggle with the turkish bar staff before going in and be assertive, you can defo get the price of the drnks down as some bars were charging 20 lira!! You will easily be able to pay less than 10 lira for an alcoholic drink! Our experience with the rep was awful and we certainly wouldnt go with 18-30 again but the actual hotel was clean, with good facilities in the room e.g. fridge/bowls/glasses etc and is about 10 min walk to Bar Street.
We went on watersports on the front and paid 35 lira for an all day boat trip with lunch and afternoon tea included. If you go to Happy Bar and ask for Halil, he will sort it out and was a great experience being able to stop and jump in the sea or just sunlounge on the boat all day!! I am defo going back to Gumbet next year as the people and places are amazing but would not fly with Thomas Cook again and would not recommend it to anyone in the near future!
- Also Known As:
- Ucak Apartments Gumbet
- Ucak Apartments Hotel Gumbet