Sensatori Resort Turkey  

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This beachfront hotel comes with 4 swimming pools, 6 restaurants, and a stylish bar designed by Philip Treacy.

Sensatori Resort Turkey’s biggest selling point is its location. It’s right on a gold-sand beach, and just footsteps from Sorgun Forest, which covers more than 400 hectares.

You can choose from 4 swimming pools, and take your pick from activities like tennis, pilates and watersports. There’s just as much choice when it comes to dining. The hotel’s 6 restaurants showcase national dishes, gourmet cuisine, and everything in between.

Designer Philip Treacy was the brains behind the hotel’s Butterfly Bar. Here, you can sip a Sensatori Mystery – vodka, sparkling wine, cherry juice and strawberry – in a funky booth, while looking up at a rainbow of hanging baubles.
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Sensatori

Luxury holidays designed to fuel the senses

  • At least 4 restaurants
  • Great sports line-ups
  • Modern children’s facilities
  • Top entertainment
  • World-class spas
  • Choice of rooms and suites

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Cakes and ice-creams available 10.00-17.00.

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Divan buffet restaurant

The buffet restaurant serves up dishes from around the world for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Remember the dress code here, gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers at dinner. Highchairs are available.

Outdoor pool

With sunbeds, parasols and views of the beautiful, well kept gardens.

Play House children's club

At the Play House, daytime activities are anything but ordinary thanks to the Silly Science Lab, Crazy Kitchen and the Arts and Crafts Zone. Evenings, meanwhile, bring parties and movies, plus you can pay a little extra for sleepovers. Finally, because all staff hold UK-accredited childcare qualifications, you're guaranteed peace of mind. Free supervised sessions for 3 to 12 year-olds are available 6 days a week for an hour or two. Also, you can use the facilities as a family with our special ‘stay and play’ sessions, available 7 days a week.

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2-bedroom family room with whirlpool

2-bedroom family room with whirlpool sleeps up to 5 with two separate bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed and a single sofa bed, and the 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds, with a plasma TV in both. There's also an iPod docking station, kettle, and an iron and board.

twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps 2 with twin beds and comes with a plasma screen TV, an iPod docking station, a kettle and an iron and board.

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Excellent for all

Back one week from a week's stay in this excellent hotel. We booked a family room simply because that was all that was available when we booked. We did worry about noise from neighbouring children but there was none - mainly because schools were back ! Loads of space and very clean. All rooms have a balcony sea-view. We had seen some TripAdvisor reports just before we left regarding gut infection problems but we saw no evidence while we were there. The buffet restaurant food was excellent - very varied and no way we could sample everything during our stay. Similarly the food in the Turkish and fish restaurants - excellent choice and everything beautifully cooked. Two adult pools and three in the family area - main, activity and an excellent pool for the kids. All very clean and with plenty of sunbeds Excellent large beach - again plenty of sunbeds Varied entertainment everynight in up to three venues - all very impressive. Some acts are 'visiting', others are based on the site and all work very hard WiFi available at no charge everywhere inside Finally the staff. Turkish hotel staff have a reputation for being dour and unfriendly - not at Sensatori ! We never stopped marvelling at the friendly greetings, huge smiles and evident need to help holidaymakers as much as possible. I would definitely recommend this hotelMore

DaveJRiley, Canterbury, United Kingdom

Lovely holiday!

We had a lovely holiday here at Sensatori Turkey in August 2014. The weather was lovely pool was nice and warm. However a few things just being picky about could have been better. We have stayed in the Sensatori Mexico and Sharm previously and found this hotel didn't quite live up to the others. It was only little things like no swim up bars and no waiter service around the pool and the beach which you get in the others. Limited lunch options buffet and the aqua bar did the same type of foods ie burgers pizzas chips etc. The other Sensatoris had few more options for lunch times. In the buffet there wasn't many hot plates being cooked on as in the others. We wasn't 'wowed' as we walked in the lobby which the other ones we were. ( No major problems just comparing to other Sensatori. ) On a positive note the room was lovely n cleaned daily to a high standard ( no towel displays either like we had in the other.) Food was lovely not much choice in the restaurants but was still nice. Managed to get in the restaurants easily which was good! Service was good some people didn't tip which is a shame! Patisserie for cakes and ice cream all day until 6pm was a nice touch! Overall we had a lovely relaxing week in August just didn't quite live up to the Sensatori we've been used to but still a lovely hotel!!! Recommended for couples and families too More

jo19831, Manchester, United Kingdom

Fab Holiday

I have just returned from a week's stay with my partner and 21 Month old son at this hotel. After reading the reviews before I left, we were very worried, but It was absolutely fine. I read a review saying the hotel wasn't on the beach? Im really confused about this as it's literally a two minute walk?? Anyway Ill start with the beach, It wasn't fantastic and could do with a truck load of sand delivered - it would make a massive difference, it was quite rocky, but the sea was lovely and warm, were not beach people so didn't effect our holiday. Rooms: We had a sliding door making two bedrooms, which was great with a little one. The bed wasn't the best I've slept in and the pillows were very lumpy which gave both of us terrible neck ache, we also had two single duvets instead of one big one, which was odd! Shower wasn't great either, but aside from that, it was very clean, had a great view, and the shower gel smells amazing! Pool: Three pools in the family area (also an adult only area) Very clean, amazing for kids and one of them is partially covered from the sun, which is great idea. Food: We tried every restaurant on site, even the paid ones which are 15 euros ahead. Food was very well presented, tasted delicious, and the staff were lovely and friendly (bar one) Lunch let the side down, the salads weren't fantastic and the foods were dripping in oil, the beach bar offered a better lunch menu than the pool bar. Drinks: So much on offer for an all inclusive, cocktails, prosseco, rose wine, beers - The Rose wine was amazing (And I'm a very fussy rose drinker) urrrmmmm Kids entertainment, The nursery is all English run, which is good, although we didn't use the nursery/creche, I did take him down to the supervised sessions, which parents stay with the kids, which is fab, for a change of scenery, plus the outside equipment is amazing, swings, slides, and a giant wooden train, which I couldn't get my little boy out of! Entertainment: A bit boring, had a singer on in the evening, although all the singers have amazing voices, just need to sing something a little bit more upbeat. They had a kids club at 7.30pm, for half an hour which was really good, just wish they had a kids disco or something afterwards, even if it was only till 9pm, that was real shame, as from 8pm, the only place we could go was the main bar/lobby area, and i felt like my little boy was getting on the older holiday makers nerves with him running around, but had no where else to go with him. Although my review doesn't sound like I had a good time I really did, this hotel it fantastic, just needs a few tweaks, thats all, I will definitely returning to the Sensatori group, may even return to this hotel, would 100% recommend it.More

danmon85, Leeds, United Kingdom

Low-key stress-buster

We are a middle aged couple who stayed here 2-13 September 2014. We had a standard double but switched to a family room after a few days. It's many years since we holidayed at a beach resort, so I can't compare the resort with any others and I'm reviewing it entirely on its own merits. This is a fabulous hotel but your experience of it will depend on your expectations and your own preferences. Everyone's needs and expectations are slightly different. I'll try to write about our own perceptions and experiences, without straying into opinion - and when it's my opinion, I'll make that clear. No hotel can hope to please all of the guests all of the time, but this Sensatori aims to please the majority of people most of the time - and I think it does that marvellously well. This means that some of what it offers - or does not offer - won't please some people. If you expect perfection, you'll probably be disappointed. In my opinion, it should be judged as a huge, slick, tourist-oriented, upmarket beach resort, not as a luxury 5-star business hotel. In our view, all-inclusive means all meals and drinks are included. It's one up from "full board". We didn't expect more, so we were delighted by the patisserie and ate a lot of its icecream. Luxury for me was smoked salmon for breakfast most days, an endless supply of fresh beach towels and bottled water, and a waiter coming round with trays of icecream and iced coffee as we lazed by the pool. I won't repeat general points that others have made, but will just agree that the staff are absolutely superb. Everyone greets you as you pass, and the waiters never stand still. The friendliness and willingness to help are amazing. The information that follows will probably only interest people with particular needs or concerns. I'll label it so you can skim to find what's relevant to you. 1. If you have impaired mobility or other physical problems Be prepared to queue at the airport (we flew from Gatwick) if you have bags to "drop off". It isn't really a drop-off - more like a standard check-in where they give you another boarding card. Once you're at the hotel, as far as I could see, it is completely wheelchair accessible. Everything can be reached by lift or ramp. But it's a vast complex, and rooms can be a couple of hundred yards from reception and the restaurants. Ask for a central room if that matters to you. The hotel is on a hillside that slopes down to the beach, about 300 yards away. Some of the paths are quite steep, and many are made of small pebbles set into concrete, so they aren't smooth. The beach slopes sharply for a few yards at the water's edge, with a couple of yards of gravelly pebbles as you enter the water (wherever the tide is, it seemed). This makes getting out of the sea a bit harder than getting in. The beds are extremely firm (I slept on top of a spare duvet). The pillows are mostly big, and well-stuffed with polyester fibre, but each room seemed to have one slightly lumpy but less stuffed pillow. You only get the pillow menu in a superior room. See point 8 if you want to go into Side. We took the "VIP lounge" option for the return flight. It's actually a fast-track that jumps all the airport queues and gives you a small lounge to relax in. There are 2 separate security queues and a check-in queue to get through. Note that you need to produce the receipt the Thompson rep gives you, with a bold CIP number on it. The airport sends you a fancy booking confirmation certificate, but only that CIP receipt will get you in. Somehow the rep hadn't made that clear enough to us, and we had a mad panic at the airport, which didn't help stress levels. But you're on your own at the departure gate, and it was a free-for-all, with a confusing queue as we arrived that turned out to be just a random extra security check. They don't tear off your boarding card until you actually start boarding the plane, which created a massive queue when they did start boarding. 2. If you are worried about hygiene The hotel staff clean constantly in the public areas (and the rooms, of course). Floors, tables, place mats, food-serving areas, even walls. The food is well cooked and kept at a suitable temperature. There's antibacterial hand gel outside toilets and at restaurant entrances. The restaurant staff use it all the time. In my opinion, if you're worried about bugs, you just need to clean your hands after touching any public surfaces or shared serving spoons, and avoid any food that other guests may have touched. 3. If you have to avoid certain foods We follow a fairly low-fat diet, and struggled a little to find interesting food. The chefs like olive oil, creamy sauces, and full-fat lamb (especially in the Turkish restaurant). But there was always something we could eat. The deli section often had a smoked or pickled fish, there were lean roasts, a boiled meat or fish dish, a good selection of raw-vegetable salads and some boiled veggies (hot and cold). Gluten-free dishes are clearly labelled, and there are a few sugar-free puddings (mostly jelly), and a good variety of fresh fruit. If you have a nut allergy, you should ask one of the restaurant managers to advise. I didn't notice anything with peanuts in it, but there were lots of pistachios and hazelnuts (which I believe aren't quite such a problem). And we did succumb to a few treats - the hotel clearly has an excellent pastry chef and the icecream is divine! 4. If you're watching your alcohol consumption Watch the waiters - they are trained to keep your glass topped up and it's easy to lose track! 5. If you need shade I avoid the sun between 11 and 3 because of my fair skin and history of skin cancer. But I like to lie on a lounger with a book. It was hard to find a lounger in complete shade (as opposed to a little patch of moving shade under a parasol). The bar by the adult pool throws some good shade in the afternoon, there's a little under the trees by the main pool, and the indoor pool is covered. We were disappointed that what looked like a covered area by the adult pool actually had a slatted roof, which allowed the sun through in big stripes. There's no real shade at the beach, but the cabanas have lightweight curtains around them. But the cabanas didn't appeal to us for various reasons. The outdoor areas at the restaurants all have some shaded tables. 6. If you want peace On the whole, you've come to the right place. We started in room 2109, on the 2nd floor of one of the central buildings on the family side. (We wanted an adult room but they were all gone by the time we booked in May.) Rooms 2108-2112 all face onto the indoor pool, which has a big roof that obstructs the view somewhat. It probably affects the floor above, too. And they are right opposite the outdoor entertainment area. The entertainment is 9.45 to 10.45 every evening, and it's very loud. The double glazing in the rooms is excellent, but it's no match for the bass beat. The walls are quite thin and the floors are tiled. The chairs are quite heavy, so people seem to drag them, which is noisy for the room below. The wardrobes snap shut with a bang, which goes through the walls, as does the sound of the TVs, which are on the wall. In 2109 we had noisy neighbours each side, coupled with the music in the evening, so we asked to move. The reception staff were helpful, and we upgraded to a family room (nothing else available) further from the centre and higher up. It suited us much better, but we were glad we weren't next door to the couple with 2 toddlers. Outside, there was medium-level, easy-listening music at the pool and beach bars but, being September, not many children to disturb the peace. It's a low-key resort - not much in the way of pool activities (some kind of water aerobics class at midday and 4pm but no animation team trying to get you involved in games). The adult pool was busy and the main pool fairly empty. People with small children were mostly around the semi-shaded kids' pool. The only place we found total peace was at the indoor pool, which was mostly deserted. Being indoor, it was quite warm and very humid there, and only attracted serious swimmers. The hotel has separate sections for adults in the main restaurant and at the beach, as well as the adult pool. 7. If you want to de-stress The massages were the best I've ever had - and I've tried quite a variety across the world. I can't lie on hard surfaces, so couldn't try the Turkish bath, but my partner loved it - a big, marble, slightly steamy room. We both had the full-body de-stress massage and the reflexology (I don't believe it affects the internal organs, but it's a great foot massage). Prices about the same as in the UK, maybe a bit lower. 8. If you want to see a bit of the "real" Turkey The resort is a protected bubble, far removed from reality and a long way from anything except other resorts. We didn't take any tours, and think the nearest we got to seeing the real Turkey was on the coach from and to the airport. We took the bus into Side one day. It's very easy - bus 11 from right opposite the hotel, bus 10 coming back. It cost 3 lira each and took 10 minutes. Modern and comfortable. It drops you at a park on the outskirts of town. (Taxis are also available opposite the hotel and charge about 25 euros. They will take you direct to the town centre.) We hadn't realised that the walk from the park into town is about half a mile, and there are no paved pavements, just uneven and sometimes rocky paths. But if you're fairly fit and steady on your feet, it's a fascinating walk, past amazing 2nd century ruins, and you can wander among them (some climbing involved). I expected a few columns here and there, but this is the remains of a whole small town, complete with quite a big stone amphitheatre and carvings. Side is pretty, with some restaurants along the water's edge (turn left as you get into town). As far as I could see, it is entirely a tourist town, full of the things that tourists like to buy or eat. Very friendly and not much hassling. I can't comment on shop prices because we didn't buy much. A main course and water for 2 cost about £30, but we did have prawns and swordfish. They seem to take euros everywhere. 9. If you like to dance I didn't see any entertainment advertised as an opportunity to dance, but some singers encourage you to dance and, if you're brave, no-one will stop you from simply jumping up and dancing. There's a wide variety of musical entertainment. We didn't fancy most of it, but really enjoyed a few of the shows - and did dance, including in the middle of the main bar.More

Paula H, Surrey, United Kingdom

Excellent holiday

We (my husband, 20 year old daughter and I) have just returned home after a lovely one week holiday at this hotel. Firstly, before we travelled we were becoming increasingly concerned about the hotel due to comments on here and the Facebook page that sickness was 'rampaging' throughout the hotel. We contacted Thomson customer services who assured us that the hotel was aware of this and was taking necessary precautions. Clearly these worked as we were all perfectly well and did not see or hear anyone complaining of illnesses. Hotel and grounds The hotel and our room was always very clean and had a modern feel to it. The hotel is very well set out with a separate child/family and adult pool. This ensured our stay was what we were looking for, as we were able to spend our time by the adult pool which was quiet and peaceful. However, there did not appear to be many children at the hotel anyway and those who were there were very well behaved, but in the summer holidays when I assume there are more children at the hotel, I believe many adults will appreciate adult zones. The grounds are beautiful and there is a lovely walk to the beach. The beach itself has plenty of sun beds and some cabanas. We did not hire one as the hotel did not feel at all crowded so we did not feel one was necessary. During the day by the pool, people serve you with various food/drink. On the last day we were served with a scooped out watermelon, inside was watermelon pieces, ice-cream, strawberry and honey and this was so yummy. Food One of our main hopes was for a holiday with brilliant food and this hotel did not disappoint, it exceeded expectations. Divan We predominantly ate in the main (Divan) restaurant. There was a huge selection of food, all of which was absolutely delicious and well suited to the English palate. We have been to Turkey previously, to a hotel where the food seemed catered towards Germans/Russians which us and other Brits found very unappealing and we subsisted on chicken and chips. This hotel is completely different and the food is lovely. Ocean Restaurant We ate at this restaurant (that borders the beach) a couple of lunch times and also ate here one evening (after booking it through the electronic system in reception). The food at both lunch and dinner was lovely and is served to you by waiters, which makes a nice change from always going to the (albeit lovely) buffet. This restaurant definitely exceeded our expectations at dinner. The staff were exceedingly attentive, there were at least 6 chefs who cooked your food to order in full view, and there was even a head chef who tasted each plate before it was served to the customer. We felt spoilt and the food was delicious. Olive (Italian) restaurant We ate here one night after booking a table. The food and atmosphere was lovely, no complaints. One recommendation I would like to make about booking restaurants is to book them as soon as possible after you arrive at the hotel. We waited 3 days before we booked and found we could only book the 2 above restaurants for our last 2 nights. We would really have loved to have tried more restaurants, especially the Aqua grill which we heard fantastic things about from other guests. Sports My daughter and husband (sporty) used the gym on a couple of occasions and found it was perfectly adequate and suitable. We also participated in archery on a few occasions and really enjoyed it, would definitely recommend this to any guests, sporty or not, as it is just a lot of fun. Entertainment One small complaint about the hotel would be the entertainment. The atmosphere and singers/musicians in the main bar by reception was great. However, with the exception of the Opera singer and Uche Eke (a great motown/soul singer who was very entertaining), the other shows (which were all taken by the resident show cast) were very poor. This was disappointing as from reading other reviews it seems people really enjoyed the entertainment. The resident show cast did 3 shows whilst we were at the hotel (ABBA, Rock and a play (really just songs) called Bohemia). All shows needed a lot more work, the singing was often off key and the dancing was not great to say the least. One girl with big hair was flipping her head around so much during the rock show we thought she would knock someone's teeth out or cause her own head to fall off! I would recommend not going to the resident show cast shows (unless these improve greatly) and only go to the outside acts. The resident show cast shows were definitely the worst we have ever seen on any holiday (and we have gone on at least one holiday a year for getting on towards the last 40 years, so that is saying something!). Overall, we really enjoyed our holiday and would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday with good food, service and environment.More

Alice T, London, United Kingdom

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