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.
3rd time in a row in Oludeniz, 2nd at this hotel. Lovely relaxed resort, especially in Oct when it's a bit quieter.
They say you can really tell how good customer service is when there is an issue and in this case it was faultless. We arrived around 3am to be told our room wasn't ready as there was a power outage in the hotel. Within 5 minutes we were taken by car to the Karbel Beach and given a room for the night. Next day room was ready and a car sent to take us back when convenient to us. It was worth the wait as we had one of the best rooms in the hotel! To make up for the initial problem we were offered a very late checkout for free, which was very welcome as our flight was not until midnight.
Perhaps because it was Oct we had no problems getting a bed where we wanted around the pool when we returned from the beach mid afternoon. We did notice towels being put out very early of course which is an annoying and very sad habit I wish all hotels would ban!
Staff were generally really friendly despite the long hours they work. The receptionist has been criticized in some reviews but we found her polite and efficient. Ok she doesn't smile that much but is never unfriendly.
We were on B&B basis and breakfast was ok. Lots of bread, cheeses, meets, tomatoes etc and of course boiled eggs. Juice is basically squash, coffee and tea are ok but take your own mug as the cups are quite small. Didn't have lunch or dinner as there are so many nice restaurants in the resort we preferred to go out.
Last year we would go out for a meal and come back to the hotel 9:30/10:00 for a couple of drinks and the entertainment. It was quite (also being Oct) but there was always a good atmosphere in the pool bar. This year entertainment was in the new upstairs bar area and there wasn't much atmosphere so we only went there a couple of times. Entertainment was ok for a hotel, lasting around 20 mins or so. Reception area is nice to sit and have a drink and use the free wifi. It's not fast but enough to check email and social sites.
We will probably be back next year, perhaps in June.
Many thanks Karbel, looking forward to next years holiday already!More
Hywel L, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
i was lucky to pick this hotel
Great hotel for the location,the value, the hospitality and cleanliness.
The staff are friendly and know your name everytime they see you.
very laid back enviornment and in the heart of the nightlife and 2min walk from the beach itself.
If i go back to Oludeniz i am definitely staying here again.
worth every cent.More
First visit to Karbel but not the last
We usually stay in Hisaronu, this time we decided to give Olu Deniz a chance. We stayed at the Karbel and although there are parts of the hotel that does need updating everywhere was kept very clean and tidy. The staff were very helpful, as was our rep, Sue Taylor, who has lived in Turkey for a number of years, so knowing the area very well, her advice on places of interest was perfect. The hotel is situated within reach of the beach, bars and restaurants but in an ideal place not to hear the noise from outside the hotel. We went bed and breakfast but had some of our meals at the Karbel, the breakfast was a typical Turkish breakfast, but a full English could be purchased, there was a pool bar, serving food on a lunchtime. The evening meal had a good choice of salads, there was soup and always a chicken dish and beef or lamb dish, with potatoes and vegetables, pasta etc. There was also a good variety of sweets to choose from. Overall we enjoyed our holiday at this hotel and would not hesitate to book there again.More
Michael R, Leeds, United Kingdom
Hotel in need of some tlc...
My partner and I have just returned from this hotel, we stayed for one week b n b.
The room was clean but in need of upgrading and very basic
we had to ask for a top sheet to be put on the bed as you only get a bottom sheet and a bedspread !! We arrived in the early hours and put our beach towels under the pillow supplied and the next day the maid left us extra pillows without asking.
The breakfast was not good, egg's, egg's and more egg's. We stayed b n b thankfully and ate out every night as there a great places to choose from. Also the staff at breakfast need some training as we found them to be too familiar with the guests,
one young man was clearing tables in his anorak !!Sue the Thompson rep is really good and sorts problem's very quickly. The hairdryer in our room did not work and she gave me one of hers to use
for the duration of our stay. Also Omar the hotel photographer was excellent and produced a lovel aalbum for us.
This was our first visit to Turkey and we will definitely return to Oludeniz but not to this hotel.More
Christinechiesa, Durham, United Kingdom
Just came home from a fantastic holiday will be going again next year very helpfull staff food was good would recommend this hotel to my friends and family room was clean and tidy we stayed in room 705 nice and quiet if you wanted a good nite sleep go to VIP bar in town great nite More
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