hi just returned from this hotel what can i say! first of all turkey is a lovely place to visit. the turkish people are very freindly and the country is beautifull, and definatly go back again. but would not go back to this hotel, the staff are lovely and freindly, but what lets this hotel down is the food, very bland and if you like chicken and eggs then fine, however just plain roast chicken ( no seasoning). or in a stew form in water, not even a gravy, is not my taste, breakfast is fried eggs or ommlette, and lots of continental cheese , (crusty bread nice) chips even for breakfast are abundant,, the juices are consentrated and if you want fresh , you pay for it, the alcohol drinks are limited to turkish brands and are drowned in cola or lemonade, the best drink is the coffee (nescafe on tap).
the rooms are basic we had a mountain veiw which was great, as the sea view rooms overlook the bar and pool which is very busy and noisy till 3 in the morning. What i found astonishing about this hotel was the other guests, 50% Russians, 30% German, 20% Dutch, the rest from other European countries, 1% British, however No one talks to each other or interacts with each other and are very rude at times, we met a few couples from england and belgium who felt the same. The system of A/C and the mini bar is a joke it only works if you are in the room, i.e. the key card operates the A/C & fridge ( which only stock's coke and water) depending on the amount of people in the room is what you get, therefore when you leave the room everything goes off, the A/C is rubbish, only workes properly at 3 in the morning for about an hour. the beach is pebbles and shingle (take good beach shoes or your feet get cut to ribbons) they pack the sunbeds like sardines ( no privacy even on the beach). overall its a shame this hotel could be better, we have stayed in lots of 3 star hotels aroung the world which outclass this one; the hotel is very regimental even to the point of when you eat and can have a ice cream, can only say if you choose this hotel the best thing about it is the staff on the ground ( barstaff,room maids, waiters/waitress, cleaners, who work extreamly hard to make your stay enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yelken Blue Life Spa & Wellness Hotel is a five star hotel with an all inclusive concept and is located directly on the beach with sea and forest view rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yelken Blue Life Spa And Wellness Hotel
- Yelken Blue Life Spa & Wellness Hotel Beldibi, Antalya Province, Turkey