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“Loved Olu Deniz and cant wait to go back”
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Karbel Hotel
Ranked #44 of 102 Hotels in Oludeniz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 November 2010

We stayed at the Karbel Hotel at the end of Sept. We were delayed and didnt get to the hotel untill 5:30am feeling shattered and very concerned after reading the reviews about being given a dungeon room.We requested a high floor room and we were so concerned about the reviews we read i contacted Thompson 3 times and they assured me that we would get what we payed for and that they would email the hotel to make sure we did get a high room with balcony that we paid for. Well youve quessed it we didnt. O.k we didnt get a dungeon room but were given a ground floor room. My husband walked into the room and refused it as it wasnt very nice and smelt really awfull. We went back to reception and told them that we wanted another room as we were very unhappy with the room they gave us.They then gave us a 2nd floor room with balcony which we were pleased with. What i dont understand is if they had that room free why didnt we get it in the first place.It seems to us by reading the reviews that everyone who requests a high room get put into ground floor rooms. I would like to ask the manager why do they do this.We mentioned this to our Thompson rep the next morning and the attitude was they couldnt care less. We have been with Thompson many times and the reps have all been first class but the ones at this hotel were useless and very poor. Saying all this once we had the room we asked for we had a really lovely holiday. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean by the maids and the hotel and everywhere in Olu Deniz were so clean.We stayed B/B as we wanted to eat out. Our daughter who has been here twice recommended some really good places to eat. We tried several places but our fav were Bella Gusto and Captain Hooks. We went to Captain Hooks for my birthday and on the night there were 3 0f us celebrating birthdays and they had put up Happy Birthday balloons across the restaurant and had decorated the tables with flowers and Happy Birthday spelt out in leaves. It was a lovely touch. They made you feel so special. If you have a birthday cake they bring it out with sparklers on and all the staff stand round the table singing Happy Birthday to you. It was a really lovely touch. If you have a special occasion out there we really reccomend Captain Hooks. We loved Olu Deniz and had some fun with the people trying to get you into their Places and cant understand the reviews which said they were a nuisance. Once you said no thankyou to them they left you alone but we found it all very funny and good fun.We found everywhere in Turkey very friendly.The only place we were dissapointed with was the Blue Lagoon.Not as lovely as we expected it to be.Dont miss the tues market at Fethiye it's huge and try the Turkish pancakes there. They are lovely. The Harbour there is lovely too. We didnt do any of the trips on offer but we heard that the boat trips and The Talk of The Town were very good. All in all Turkey is lovely and we cant wait to go back again though i dont know if we would go back to the Karbel again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2010

what a great holiday had by all.the karbel was great.staff so friendly.great location for everything.a couple from scotland had there wedding ther.thanks amanda for the wedding cake. we have booked for next year but in july this .so looking forward to coming back to the karbel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank molloyd
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

Nice hotel , great staff and Olu Denize would be lovely if it was not for the "HP sauce ads". The staff are friendly but at times it felt like I was at a tattoo convention and that was just the women. If you like smokers, tattoos and fattys then you will love this place. In it's defence the Turkish have pandered to English mentatilty which is a shame as the resort is set in a stunning location. This of course is ruined by signs everywhere for English Bacon or HP sauce. The Turkish were cheeky but lovely with it and prices have shot up in the 20 years since I last went. If you could get past the bill boards the food was stunning. Breakfasts at the hotel were fine. The evening entertainment was dancers of all pursuasions. The rooms are ready for a make over but set in nice blocks. The pools where clean and so were the grounds. The security around safety deposit boxes was non existent, you could have found a key on the floor and they would happily hand over the second all important security key. To sum up, it was ok.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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3  Thank mkguyukBucks
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

returned to karbel for third time, last time 2004.(2couples,) booked 2 double rooms 1/3 and asked for rooms on top floor, on arrival was told at reception there was no rooms available for us and we were told we had to go to another hotel for 1 nite,(karbel sun)the porter/security man mustapha took our luggage on a trolley over to hotel and said he would come and get us next day, when shown to room it was a below ground room, not very nice so I went back to karbel reception to register my displeasure, I was then ushered in to see the boss FERDI, a very nice man who apologised for problem and promised we would have a good room tomorrow ,he kept his promise and at midday next day we were collected and taken to rooms 940 and 943, very nice rooms. the hotel has changed a fair bit since 2004 not all for the better. cleaners are very good and very hard working,bar staff, ERIC (there last time but with more hair) ishmail and rambo(the man)all ery good, bar manager, dont know his name, a bit miserable,lighten up mate .dining room staff mainly ok with a few exceptions, pariculary one balding man who was a pain in the thingy, almost had words at the bbq nite over his attitude.the main difference though is the FOOD,sorry ferdi the food has gone downhill so much its scary, look at the letters, we are 60 plus, but the people with children had no choice , mainly turkish mezi (sometimes inedible)very repetative, the kids want chips, burgers,fish finger,chiken nuggets etc,think about it, its not rocket science, before the people come on saying, your in turkey, what do you expect to eat I say what was on the menu before the cut backs please, do yourself a favour ferdi, walk up and down the dining room between 8/9 pm and note the amount of almost full plates being taaken away from the ends of the tables, everyone cant be wrong, all in all still a very good hotel but could be so much better.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 October 2010

We stayed at this hotel from the 24th september - october 8th 2010. We had booked it especially as we were getting married at the blue lagoon whilst on holiday. There was 11 of us who stayed at this hotel, my husband and i had the best room by far, where as the rest of our guests had very small rooms. That is the only complaint they had about the hotel, as we all had a fantastic holiday overall. We cannot thank the staff enough they were absolutely fantastic, we would like to say a big hello to all the pool bar staff Ishmail (aka cancelled), Ersoy, Eric and Isa to name but a few.
We stayed half board, the food was lovely, the bbq night was a good night. The 2 pools were great, very clean. The weather was great, would definately visit at this time of year again. The hotel is in a perfect location for the strip of shops and restaurants and beach.
Would definately recommend going for a turkish bath and massage they are amazing. The horse riding was a good giggle too!
Last but not least would like to say a big thank you to Sarah our wedding co-ordinator (thomas cook) as our day was perfect!!!
Big thanks to the Karbel team!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Address: Kidrak Cd. Belcegiz Mahallesi | No:10, Oludeniz 48300, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Oludeniz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#43 Family Hotel in Oludeniz
#44 Romantic Hotel in Oludeniz
Price Range: $33 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Karbel Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 210
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