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.
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Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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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.
Rooms ► View all
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
These double rooms come with either a balcony or terrace for some extra space outdoors. Your room includes a TV and air-conditioning.
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 a sofa bed, a TV and air-conditioning.
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Karbel hotel with the grandchildren
We have just returned from our second visit to olu deniz this year. We normally stay at the Carmina in hisoranu, but this time we stayed at the karbel in olu. Whilst we love the family run Carmina, the much larger karbel is better for children and the food choice is excellent. We had a good room overlooking the pool and the hotel is very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The children loved the hotel and spent all their time in the pool. We had to drag them away to the sea horse beach (our favourite) and boat trips. A very enjoyable holiday at a hotel just at the head of the main strip and only 300 metres from the beach.More
Ok but outdated, hit and miss sometimes unhelpful and boring
Myself and family of 7 stayed here for 2 weeks from the end of July until almost mid August... on arrival the lobby is very clean and creates an excellent impression of the hotel... However their is a receptionist called Didem who is extremely rude, unhelpful and has no people skills which sets the hotel impression off to a poor start. I will elaborate further along my review. The Rooms are basic, extremely basic, beds are hard but comfortable and mini fridge is so poor at being cold you may as well call it a mini cupboard. The air conditioning makes you ill if you keep it on but the heat is unbearable if you don't. The shower was extremely small, and you couldn't turn around in it.... but you could shower so basic amenities I guess are met. There is no tea and coffee facilities in your room and you certainly can't buy outside drinks to chill in your fridge as it would just be warm.. there is no Iron in your room so unless you want to pay surcharges for this service, expect to be wearing crinkled cloths for your entire holiday. I know and understand that the hotel is just trying to make a living but honestly to squeeze people who have chosen to holiday here for all these extra surcharges is a low blow. Little touches like an iron, tea & coffee facilities in the room is little touches that sets the standard and pace for returning holiday makers. This would also not be expensive to the hotel to implement. Breakfast was routinely ok, pancakes were the best thing on menu, food was left open so if you weren't up by 7 or 8am you were sharing breakfast with the flies. I would suggest to the hotel proper containers with closing lids and also better drinks for breakfast as the Cold drinks offered at breakfast were like toilet water and vile tasting. The pool was great and was the best feature of the hotel, the grounds were also well maintained, the cleaners were lovely and they worked so hard to keep the rooms sparklingly clean. Durmush the hotel manager was an off on character, sometimes nice and sometimes not so nice he had a problem with my group about bringing food and drinks into the hotel bar area which I might add is a graveyard, where menus are not displayed - it opens and closes between set times to set the scene of this pool bar please imagine that there are pictures of dead celebrities decorating the walls, it lacks any atmosphere at all, the staff are on their phones on tinder. The menus were only put out after we mentioned the issues we found to Durmush, about the lack of service and energy at the bar, which is why we bought our own stuff as the bar didn't have much choice or could we find menus and price listing. Also be mindful this hotel issues a card when you check in which you use to pay for drinks and food with for your entire stay. they sometimes overcharge you and unless you notice they could easily take advantage - always check and query, for example rose wine was 12TL I got 2, I was charged 52TL when I queried they cancelled the charge and reissued, if I hadn't noticed would they have picked it up. Overall we were out most of the time but one thing I know this hotel is boring, the bar areas are dead, the evening entertainment except for Wednesday is none existent - except for when they have their BBQ and belly dancing themed evening, which we didn't attend as there is so much more better choice on the main strip. Ozlem the receptionist is lovely and so helpful, she is friendly and wants to assist in anyway possible. Then there is Didem the other receptionist who is abrupt, rude and patronising, she is one of those people who could provoke a saint. Personally I feel she has no place working with people especially not to represent a hotel. After speaking with Didem you are surprised you were able to refrain from putting her in a headlock as I said she could provoke a saint to act out of character with her obnoxious attitude. On a whole myself and family were able to keep ourselves entertained and made our holiday the best in our own merits. We were mixed as a group whether we would return to this hotel, I believe 1 person out of 7 said they would return. I was amongst the people who wouldn't return simply because there was too many irritating situations overall which the hotel should address, for example on check out which is 12pm we asked for an extension with Ozlem who happily done this until 5pm, I asked about showering etc, she said she would give myself and family towels when we were ready to shower before our departure. Well 5pm strolled by and Didem was in reception I gave her the key and said could I have towels the evil witch gave me unpleasant looks and said no, then she started calling around to double check I had paid the tabs (I understand Turkish language) whilst staring point blank at me, I know she was speaking rudely of me and perhaps had an issue with me being a black Caribbean person to why she had to check several times, if I had paid all the tabs. I initially thought langue barrier but when I tried for towels again I got the same rude obnoxious attitude and smirk. I then asked to speak to Durmush who said he would get towels... he spoke to another man who seemed hesitant to give me towels, how annoying my point was I wouldn't have packed my towels if I wasn't given conflicting information. To have Didem be rude whilst I simply just asked a question, she was an unpleasant person. I would certainly return to Oludeniz but I wouldn't stay at the Karbel hotel, I would only go to Karbel visit Omar the photographer who works on site, he was the most loveliest man, it was a pleasure to have Omar around - staff at Karbel need to take tips from him. Thank you Omar for being so wonderful, he even came to wave us off whilst we got on the coach. He also takes beautiful photos and done a professional shoot for me and my family. His energy and attitude is amazing. Omar and the pool are the best features of this hotel by far.More
Just back so I will be as honest as I can.i stayed in room 503 which was very small but adequate for our needs.the shower is the biggest issue they are far to small.just don't drop the soap.the room is kept spotless by the hard working chambermaid. The television there is absolutely no point to them being there especially if you are British. The pool is big and there was no hassle getting a sun bed. The big draw for me is locality.its at the top of the strip and is central for everything. Would I return to this hotel possiblely but I know from previous visits to oludeniz there is better out there.More
The best 3* hotel
This is a wery clean and neet hotel. Friendly and helpful stuff, situated really sentral with just 2 min walk to the Blue Lagun beach. Big, nice and clean pool. They have a good breakfast and amazing tasty turkish dinner buffet. More
Basic but awesome
2nd trip to this hotel, where to start? Pool area is large and immaculate, plenty beds and no sunbed wars here. Breakfast is extensive with fruit, cheese, meats, hot rolls, biscuits etc, have rotational omelettes, pancakes and fried eggs. The waiting team are fab. Rooms are large clean really clean in fact, maid service every day and again are lovely women 😂. Shower cubicles are tiny tho, but I don't go on holiday to sit in the shower. They have large tour groups most nights and have entertainment on at ten, we only saw one show Turkish folk dance, BBQ night is great value for money and food is brill - the hotel really seem to care about their staff as well, which is something I personally like to see. The happy hour 6-7 is a nice touch as well, and having a fridge and air con included in the price is a bonus. It was our second stay there and I'm sure we will be back again. If you want full on glamour in your hotel maybe not for you but the clientele it attracts are spot on, not chavs n not pretentious. It's just off the main strip literally 2 min walk but never hear any noise. If you are looking for a great base with a brill pool and lovely staff I'd highly recommend. More
Karen W, 186525
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