The Hotel Belcekiz Beach offers a prime spot on the beach and a brilliant à la carte restaurant*.
This place is right on Olu Deniz Beach. A few steps through the hotel’s gardens will get you to the pebbly shore, which is a world-famous landing strip for paragliders.
The complex is set among attractive gardens, with Mount Babadag providing a cinematic backdrop. Rooms are scattered in blocks throughout the grounds, and colourful bougainvillea bursts across their balconies.
Lovely Hotel and Staff, just a pity there is no evening Dress Code.
We have just returned from the Club Belcekiz Beach Hotel having transfered from the Thomsons Celebration Cruise Ship.
The hotel and staff are great but we did think it was a great shame that there was no evening dress code at all. It would not be unusual to see a lady looking nice with a man in board shorts and a scruffy T shirt. We really don't get it in a hotel such as this. It wasn't just youngsters either, we thought they should insist on at least casual shirt and long trousers.
We go on Thomsons Cruises because they are not stuffy insisting men wear jackets, ect like some Cruise lines do ,but this did seem a bit odd at the Belzekiz Beach to have no dress code at all.
Back to staff and I must mention waitresses Roneta and Nihail and Ozzy who were all so lovely.
Also Emre at the Anex [Adult] pool bar and Sabri at the Main pool bar. It is hard to single out particular staff because they were all exceptional and very efficient, plates were taken away almost as soon as they were finished..On one evening we were invited to the General Managers Cocktail Party where all the restaurant staff put on a little dance routine and the managers come around and talk to guests.
Food was excellant and much better than our other trip to Icmelar,Turkey in 2012. I am on a wheat /Gluten free and like plain food. They had plenty of choice for me and even gluten free crispbread at breakfast. If you like Bananas , just ask and they will provide them, they are not kept on the buffet.
All the paragliders landing in front of the hotel are wonderful to watch and we had a great time just looking at them.
The evening entertainment was mainly dancing with only one night of live music. the dancing was very good, but a bit too much of the same really.
Our garden room was in the anex over the road from the main hotel and the adult pool was nearby to us. It was lovely and peaceful. if a little cold in the water.
We didn't frequent the main beach, so didn't encounter the last reviewer's problem of nasty things in the sea. Twice we went along to Sugar Beach, about 10-15 mins walk, we didn't bother waiting for the courtesy bus. It is a beautiful, idiliic beach and the water was a lovely temperature and very clear and clean with lots of little fish all around.
We took a boat trip from Olu Deniz, it was from 11am until 5.00pm and cost 25 Turkish Lira each [about Â£7 including lunch of fish or chicken with rice!!!] Fantastic value from Volcan 4 and a lovely day out. We visited Butterfly Valley but saw no Butterflys and the waterfall was hard to get to and not much to speak of. The other visits on the trip were nice and relaxing and one in particular I shall never forget. St Nicolas Island, the last stop I ended up going onshore by myself, we had 45 mins before the boat was due to go and coming down I lost my way for a bit.
I did panic but eventually got back to the boat with 4 minutes to spare !!, my husband and friends were very worried about me too. It was great place though and I took lots of photos, just don't go by yourself unless you have a great sense of direction.More
Good hotel but not really our scene
Everything written about this hotel is accurate but overall I have to say that although we really enjoyed our holiday a lot of the "attractions" were not really to our taste.
To put this into context we have travelled widely and stayed in many all inclusive hotels but mainly in the Caribbean and Egypt, we have visited Greece and Turkey many times but usually stay B & B or self catering. We have visited Olu Deniz twice before the most recent time being 8 years ago.
We stayed in the annex in a ground floor room which was ok but felt a little dark and cramped although it was a lovely quite location.
We mainly used the relax pool as the main pool area was very busy and noisy. This area suited us as it was very quiet but friendly and we were well looked after by Emre - particularly liked "ice cream time" mid afternoon.
Our main disappointment was the restaurant - don't get me wrong the food was very good but I am not a fan of buffets. We also like to eat fairly late in the evening but the restaurant closed dead on 9pm when everything vanished so you really had to start your meal by 7.30pm to enjoy a relaxed meal before the deadline. We ended up eating out three times out of seven days but ate twice at the Al la carte which was very good but a bit noisy from the nearby plaza bar.
We were also a bit disappointed with the evening entertainment but having been on a cruise the previous week maybe we were expecting too much. One of the dance shows was very good but didn't rate the others. The Plaza Bar was the main venue on an evening and was often very busy and noisy, there were also many people smoking in this bar and it was impossible to sit anywhere and not be bothered by smoke.
As I said before we did enjoy this holiday and if you like a lively hotel with lots going on and plenty to eat and drink you will love this hotel but I think we will stick to our smaller B & B type holidays in the future.More
Third holiday at Belcekiz Beach
This September I returned with my family for our third visit to the Belcekiz Beach. We were joined by my youngest daughter, her husband and my 2-year old granddaughter. At check-in I was delighted to find that we had been allocated the room I had requested. A good start to the holiday.
It was good to see that the Belcekiz was maintaining it's standard for friendly staff and excellent food. A diet was calling at the end of the fortnight.
The staff were particularly attentive to my granddaughter Orla. She lapped up the attention especially from waiter Ozzy (the cheeky monkey).
As always we enjoyed the pool bar, even if we weren't drinking fast enough for some of the staff. This is one are that has improved from last year. Another improvement in the bar, which we appreciated was showing sports other than football on the televisions. Not all the world loves football, I certainly don't. Showing motorcycle racing was a bonus to me.
As ever I fully recommend this hotel and look forward to returning next year.More
john m, bristol
will be back
We stayed at this hotel at the end of May and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It is such a friendly place. We got to know quite a few people during our week staying there as the atmosphere seems to encourage sociability. The bar in the evening was such a friendly place and we enjoyed entertainment and dancing there as well. Drinks were free flowing in this all inclusive.
I am not a fan of buffet but the food here was excellent and varied. Fish and meat freshly cooked - something for everyone's taste. I was planning to eat out a lot during our stay but the food was so good we were reluctant to eat elsewhere.
The position of the hotel on the front and near the shops and restaurants is perfect for an after/ before dinner, anytime stroll. Really enjoyed watching the para gliders land on the strip outside the hotel and wished I'd had the courage to try myself.
The beach is quite stony and I never went into the sea except to paddle. We did walk over to the lagoon on one occasion but wasn't that impressed so our swimming was done in the pool. Great service there too . Never failed to get a sunbed but sometime we were in the garden part. I will not play the game of getting up early to book a sun bed anyway it wasn't necessary when we were there because it was early in the season.
A short walk from the hotel there is a dolmus stop. We caught one to Fethyie. They are very frequent and it is really easy and cheap to use.
To sum up ,we had a really wonderful time here and if I was rating this holiday according to my enjoyment in this hotel I would have given it 5* however to me a five star establishment has to be more luxurious and that is where my room let it down. Don't know what other rooms are like! It was fine but not luxurious, nevertheless I look forward to returning soon.More
Lovely food only visited the resturant
We came here 1 night for the resturant we payed I think it was 10 lira each or 20 for the Buffett I usually will not go near Buffetts but was recommended the food was gorgeous so much variety everything was soo fresh very clean I don't know weather they only allowed is in because it was end of season but if your were staying here I think you would be very pleased with the food More
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