Hotel Karbel  

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 two 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.

This hotel is part of our 3T favourites range until April 2017.

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Based On 1052 reviews

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  • 213Rooms

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

The outdoor pool comes with a spacious sun terrace aligned with sunloungers and parasols for that bit of shade. Views of the mountains edge and the pool bar with its large selection of drinks and light bites all add to the relaxed atmosphere.


The buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner with the option of eating indoors or outdoors with seating that overlooks the pool.

Evening entertainment programme

The hotel's themed nights are the perfect opportunity to meet other holiday guests.

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double room with balcony or terrace

These double rooms come with either a balcony or terrace for some extra space outdoors. Your room will include an extra child's bed, a TV and air-conditioning.

twin room with balcony or terrace

These twin rooms come with either a balcony or terrace for some extra space outdoors. Your room will include an extra sofa, a TV and air-conditioning.

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good hotel

hotel was fine room a bit small but how much time will you spend in it.breakfast lacking in imagination.nice big pool.very clean very nice staff.olu beach is stunning.only thing was our outside space was on the ground floor next to the path not very private;More

Pat O,

Home from home

This is our 3rd time staying at the Karbelhotel.. For obvious choice we have been always happy for repeat stay.. Love the hotel lobby , so tranquil and relaxing to escape them scorching lunch hours. 24 hour Reception is als helpful and v quick to resolve any questions.. Pool is super clean and beds are v comfy. We have als had a lovely room. With clean linen and towels. Ive not been disappointed yet and I genuinely feel if there was any issue the staff and porters are so helpful that any situation would be dealt with in a great manner. I love the fact no taxis anywhere as Karbel is at the top of the strip. But yet quiet that if u want an early night u wont be distribured.. Also Sue our Rep is a gem, for knowledge of the area, booking excursions and just making sure your holiday is going smoothly.. See ye next summer xx More


Worst Hotel Stayed at in this area.....

I'll start by saying we have holidayed in Olu Deniz, Hisaronu and Ovacik for the last 10 years. We've stayed in some super duper posh places and cheap and cheerful. This was booked on a whim going by reviews and wanting a cheapish holiday this year. That said, I am baffled by the wonderful reviews this hotel has. I am not a snob or a moaner, look at my other reviews I am just honest. On arrival the porter was lovely and took us to our room which was no bigger than a broom cupboard. It was positioned lovely over the pool but the size is so small. It is old fashioned and smelt musky. The air con is useless and the fridge is warm. I am a size 10/12 and 5ft 4 and I could not turn around in the shower without hurting myself of the taps. My bottoms is full of bruises. The water was hot/cold/hot it was a lottery. We had a used bar of soap left in the bathroom when we arrived. Sheets were clean, towels and grey and like sandpaper. Having to use the towels to mop the bathroom floor every day as it was impossible to shower with screen shut. The cleaner just put the towels back over the shower to dry. We had smelly towels all week even after asking for clean ones. The cleaner came every day and she was a lovely smiley lady. She swept the floor and mopped it. That was it.. No clean sheets for two weeks, which were tatty on arrival. You could write your name in the dust when you left. Breakfast was a joke. Lots of lovely Turkish breakfast but if you wanted eggs etc, you had to pay. People of were half board had to pay for eggs?? Only fruit was watermelon. We ended up going to the supermarket next door (Which belongs to the hotel and is really well stocked surprise surprise spend your money) and buying fruit and juice to sit with while drinking coffee and having toast. I am glad we were just b&b. Never ate the hotel at night as the breakfast didn't encourage you. If I had not been to Turkey before, I would never return as the staff were so miserable it was unbelievable. The only person who spoke everyday was the guy at breakfast running a book on the Euro's. Nobody else said a word. Not one. It was just weird. We spent the first week at the beach and ate out lunch and dinner every day. The second week we stayed at the pool more, but still ate out. There was no entertainment round the pool all week. There was a dart board, billiard table, apparently last year water aerobics. Nothing this year. They only put the music on in the last 5 days I was there. The bar food looked acceptable but the smell was off putting. We met some lovely people in the pool and I was surprised that quite a few were returning guests some for 5 times! But as with everything it is a personal choice I know. Anyway, as soon as it was time to leave, the porter was our friend again and asking us the day before when we were leaving and smiling a lot. Oh, the only very friendly person in the place is the photographer! No surprise there... he wasn't too annoying but having been to Turkey a lot I really didn't want any pictures taking and he got the message after a few days. That said, his work was lovely. We had a wonderful holiday, we always do in Olu we love the place. The people truly are wonderful and you cannot beat the beauty of the area. If you haven't been before, there is lots to do and its very good value for money. Just book a different hotel. There is a good choice of hotels in this budget range if money is an issue which are far superior to this place. I hate leaving reviews like this especially as the area is struggling but it really was a disappointment. I'm just glad that we know the area and we just used it as a base to get out and about.More

Ness67Devon, 186254

Never Again

Stayed in May half term on a cheap Thomson deal. I wasn't expecting much for the price and the hotel met my expectations. We where on a ground floor room looking onto a building so we got no sun. The shower leaked through a hole in the tray and despite using the towels to mop up the floor, the maid hung them up every day to dry... Hence we had damp and dirty towels all week. Smoke alarm had also been removed.... Not good for a Thomson family holiday!!!! Pool was big and the highlight of the hotel along with its proximity to the restaurants. Our main issue was the rudeness of the staff both at the pool bar and at breakfast.... SO UNFRIENDLY. The only pleasant staff where on reception. This is so untypical of Turkey. One morning our transport for a trip arrived early so I went into the breakfast room and took three slices of bread to give to my children as we had a long jeep journey and did not have time to sit down. I was literally chased across the room into the reception area and demanded by the member of staff to return the bread. I explained that our Jeep had arrived early and we didn't have time to sit down to eat. He would not let me go and literally wrestled the slices of bread off of me as though I was a thief!! Faulty Towers moment to say the least. I travel a lot and have never been so badly treated in my life. If you bother to read this Karbel management then you should know that customer service is important when you are in the service industry..doh. I understand that you have rules about food being eaten in the restaurant but really....3 slices of bread for children when a trip arrived early and we had paid for 5 breakfasts!! Turkey is struggling with tourism and I would have thought you would treat your guests well to encourage return guests. This was my third time to Olu Denise and whilst I love the area there is no doubt that we will not be staying at this hotel again and I advise you to find somewhere else also as there is plenty of choice.More

749juliav, 186315

There's better value for money in Olu Deniz

We've been to Olu Deniz and Ovacik for the last 8 years and always been tempted to book the Karbel when we've glanced inside. This year we bit the bullet and tried the half board option. A friendly welcome. Our room was in a quiet block towards the back of the walled grounds. Although you could clearly hear everything your neighbours did including in their bathroom. The rooms are quite sparse compared to other hotels at similar costs. They are outdated and seemed only painted since the 80s. Having said that whilst doors were left open you could see that some of the family rooms looked slightly better. The maid service was excellent and friendly. We stopped eating in the hotel after a few days. Hot breakfast selection was hard boiled eggs or fried egg but we found that last fried egg order was 0930 not 10 as advertised. Fruit and salad was available. If you wanted cooked breakfast it was chargeable. Dinner had 2 hot choices generally, started at 8pm unless you wanted the advertised daily specials at a cost again. As we had booked half board we expected a full rather than limited inclusive service. Saw few children at dinner from 8-10 so presume that their parents had paid extra for the dinner service from 7pm. The pool bar food service was not as good as we have experienced elsewhere. Mainly fried or microwaved. Sometimes it took 50 minutes to get a baked potato, grilled chicken breast and salad. The staff seemed happy when joking between themselves but no smiles when serving, except for the manager. Which is something we've never experienced before in Turkey. The pool is large, plenty of beds and plastic cushions. Slippery but plenty of signs warning of it. No sign of first aid or life saving devices. We spent most days in week 2 paying a daily rate at other hotels to eat, drink and use sun beds with fitted towels and freshly prepared food. Ate out in the evenings and had breakfast in other restaurants and cafes. We did raise our concerns whilst at the hotel but were told there was nothing that could be done. We've arranged to stay at another hotel, next year, that we visited in the second week. More

Twotalltel, 503828

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