This hotel’s postcode takes in the local beach plus a range of bars, shops and restaurants.
Location-wise, this place is spot on. It’s at the quiet end of Olu Deniz but 2 minutes out the door and you’re on the short stretch of shops, bars and restaurants that take you down to the sand-and-shingle beach.
There’s a pool each for adults and children, with a bar right next to it, and the restaurant is close by serving up buffet and à la carte meals.
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Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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A spacious sun terrace with lots of sunbeds and parasols. There are also views of the mountains edge and the pool bar has a large selection of drinks and light bites.
With indoor and outdoor seating that overlooks the pool. For buffet breakfasts and dinners.
Evening entertainment programme
The hotel's themed nights are the perfect opportunity to meet other holiday guests.
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We stayed at the Karbel 15th - 25th August, four if us went in two rooms 1 twin, 1 double in block 9. Very quiet had no noise issues. We arrived in the early hours, but were dealt with quickly and efficiently by the reception staff and very nice porter, arrival to room in less than 10 minutes. The rooms are very basic,the beds and linens are truly awful, but we are just not used to having a very hard bed and no top sheet. The linens are a clean don't get me wrong, they are old and grey. but they are changed regularly. The rooms are air conditioned, they have a small tv that has a few channels (Fox Movies, BBC World news and cnbc) with english language programmes. A small fridge suitable for cans and small bottles. We booked bed and breakfast, but upgraded for 40p each to half board. We ate breakfast everyday, coffee not bad, nice fresh bread, warm hard boiled eggs every day. Pancakes and omelette bar occasionally. We only ate 3 evening meals at the hotel, we love salads, dips, olives etc. So had no problem, I wouldn't want to have to feed a fussy child here though. We loved where the hotel was, very near to the main strip that leads to the beach. We did not have any bad experiences at all, all our meals out were very good, reasonably priced food and drinks available everywhere. We do worry that all inclusive is killing this beautiful resort, we had a chinese on Sunday in a place on the same road as the Karbel, not sure of the name, but you turn left out of the hotel and instead of turning left again onto the strip, you carry on walking for a few hundred yards and this restaurant is in the left with a karaoke bar next door to it. We had a great meal but were the only four people in there at 8.30. We walked past 2 other resturants and 2 bars on the other side of the road with no customers at all. We had a trip to the mud baths Dalyan etc. booked through Thomson before we left the uk. and a twelve island boat trip booked locally through one of the guys on the strip. We really enjoyed both trips, but found the locally booked trip to be much better value than thomson. I would definatly return to Oludeniz, and if the Karbel price was a good I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Basic and clean. you get what you pay for, and we didn't pay for 5 star so didn't expect 5 star. We had no problems getting sunbeds, but I do have a nasty ear infection, probably due to the pool which is very busy with people coated in lotion,don't be put off by this it could have happened in any pool, this is no worse than others.More
vegaseveryyear, north london
Arrived back a week ago after a fantastic holiday. The hotel from start to finish was superb. It was clean, fresh and welcoming. The pool was always inviting and had no trouble getting sunbeds throughout the holiday. The staff throughout the hotel were hard working and polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. Food at the snack bar by the pool was very cheap and cooked well. Specials were advertised on some days like the kebab/salad/chips in pitta for 12TL as well as the BBQ too at same price. The photographer was very polite and spoke with him a short while and was pleasantly surprised how he remembered the guests names. The hotel room was smallish but was only a base. Small fridge and TV in room along with free air conditioning. Shower was powerful but quite small to squeeze into the cubicle. Only thing I will say is that the Wi-Fi was a little hit and miss and most people only got it when in the lobby area. Breakfast was nice, watermelon, ham, cheese, olives, fresh bread and on some days you had either omelette, boiled egg or pancake. Met lots of other holidaymakers who had been to the Karbel before and return time and time again. We hope to revisit next year too.More
The truth about the Karbel from a Travel Agent and partner...
Me and my girlfriend have just come back from a week at the Karbel Hotel half board in July. Below is an honest, British review of this hotel: Positives: Great location, right next to the top of the strip. Rooms were cleaned daily, and the cleaners were friendly and made the most of the rooms with towel sculptures and other such things. Fantastic pool area, plenty of sun loungers with comfy padding. Good pool snacks and beverages, such as ice cold slushes. Easy to use card payment system. Our room was 610, and the mountain view we had off our balcony was lovely. Negatives: The room was quite basic, but we knew this beforehand. However, the door was a little ajar in our room, so we could hear everything outside. Everything in the room did work however, and the fridge was good for keeping chilled water and snacks in. Our room was near the bar area, which was very loud until around 12ish, so trying to sleep before then was a struggle at the best of times. Our advice is request a room away from the bar and pool area. However, the areas that really let the hotel down were the half board food and the service. The breakfast and dinner options included in the half board option were limited to say the least. Basically, the hotel has all the food options available, but anything worth having you would be charged for. So if you're going to the hotel don't bother with the half board. We had it for free, and still I would say it was a waste of money. Finally the service. If you asked staff questions they were not very helpful or interested. They only seemed to be interested in those who spend money with them, not that we didn't, as we did spend plenty at the snack bar. The service really is a mix here, if they like you they treat you as family, if they don't get that vibe they do as little as possible to help. I should say the rep Sue was lovely and very helpful. Overall, I would say a great hotel if you're going to spend your time by the pool and eat out at night. If you like to eat meals in the hotel and watch the entertainment then give this a miss.More
JamesSLindsayB, Preston, United Kingdom
Just returned from a weeks holiday, we booked as a party if 4, we had two separate rooms! When we booked we requested rooms next to one another and for them not to be on the ground floor. Neither of these requests were fulfilled, however, this was the only down fall! Our room was small but clean and has everything we needed (although the shower was a little small) the staff were very polite! The reception staff were very helpful! We were able to pay our hotel card off daily and had no trouble with this, what we had calculated we used each day matched up to theirs! The hotel was in a great position, close to the beach and all local amenities! The pool was clean and we always managed to get sun loungers, even on days that we didn't get to the pool until after 10am, the only downside was that there were quite a few wasps in and around the pool! Overall the hotel was all we needed to have an enjoyable stay in olu deniz! More
lovely hotel in a fantastic position
Been back a week after a fantastic holiday. The hotel was spotless and clean. The pool area was big enough to accommodate all guests. Only negative here was to many ball being thrown in the pool. The pool bar food was very good, and 12tl for a chicken kebab, chips and salad buffet was excellent. I love the card system used to pay for things at the hotel. We paid after the first week, then again at the end. The safe was good value to at 30tl for a week. The room was a good size for two, twin beds and a sofa bed, nice bathroom and free fridge, hairdryer and aircon. We have normally had to pay extra for these. We booked some trips with Sue the Thomson rep and the Jeep safari with local agents, (defo recommended to do this, water guns blasting each other and other Jeeps, classic). Went to Billy's beach most days, went to paradise beach once, not what I would call paradise!! I walked to the next beach along and on to Billy's again. The food here was good, ( the biggest jacket potato I have ever seen, delicious..) All in all, I would recommend this hotel to anyone, no problem. The area is lovely, the weather fab and the lira rate was excellent.ððMore
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