This was our 3rd time here, the weather in October was ok most days but better at the end of September.the staff are friendly without being over familia., the food good and variable and the local wines goog value.
Some of the rooms are perhaps a little tired but generally comfortable and the cleanliness of the bedrooms on our vists have been second to none.More
Beautiful hotel and setting
We rarely stay in hotels as we prefer the flexibility of apartments but we made an exception to stay here as it looks so beautiful. The gardens are very well cared for, the staff very friendly and the views from the hotel especially from the sunset bar in the evening are so lovely. We chose to stay in one of the rooms by the Dolphin pool as some of them have a bath. They are the older rooms which havnt been updated like the others but they are nice rooms anyway and I do like a bath on holiday. We had a distant sea view, some of the other rooms would have mountain views. The food was exceptional, loads of choice and always something freshly cooked at breakfast and dinner, yes its buffet and yes it gets busy but we had no complaints whatsoever. We noticed that there were lots of returning customers and this always speaks volumes when there are so many hotels in Turkey to go to. Its not the sort of place I would book for children as I think there are more suitable places to take children to and the ambience of the hotels suits couples more. Maybe teenagers who are happy just to sunbathe but otherwise please take your children elsewhere and leave the peace and quiet of this hotel to those of us who no longer have to take our little darlings with us!More
GeoffNichols, Norwich, England, United Kingdom
A beautiful and relaxing holiday
I have just returned after a fortnight at the Montana Pine Resort and the hotel is beautiful, with clean facilities and friendly staff.
I travelled here with my husband and 2 year old daughter and chose Montana Pine Resort because it advertised children's pools, mini golf, kids club and a childrens play area. The hotel had all of these things but in general is probably tapered more to families without young children - this said the staff and residents of the hotel welcomed us and our little person, entertaining her and making a big fuss in true Turkish style.
The hotel has beautifully manicured gardens with spectacular views from the sunset bar. The rooms are clean and adequate, although we did feel we were lacking some clothes storage space in the room. When we booked we were told that all rooms had walk in showers (no baths) but when we got chatting to other holiday makers they said they had a room with a bath (so worth knowing if planning on booking with children).
This is quite an isolated hotel being located outside of Hisaronu and a good 5 min drive away from Olu Deniz. We loved this about the hotel but if and when you want to pop in the town its a good 15 mins walk down and 20-25mins back up a steep hill.
The pools as all the reviews before this say are freezing and is my biggest criticism. As a person who doesn't really like beaches and would stay by the pool any day I actually preferred the beach in Olu Deniz because the sea was considerably warmer there. This said the pools were always clean and there was always sunbeds available.
We enjoyed the food in the restaurant and even though there were chips on every night my daughter only had chips 3 nights out of the 14 as there was always something different for her to try. As far as I am concerned this says it all. The dessert selection was amazing and was commented on by everyone I spoke to.
Wasps were an issue at this time of year but it was not just at Montana it was as bad down in Olu Deniz. If you choose to go at this time of year take some good repellent!!
The spa is a true luxury at this hotel - you can use the Jacuzzi, and steam room for free as a hotel guest. I indulged in a Turkish Bath and tension relief massage - Very good.
In true holiday style we indulged well on the food available therefore made good use of the gym facilties to try and limit the damage. The gym is basic but has all you need for a workout. With full lengths windows on 3 sides overlooking one of the pools makes 'working out' quite enjoyable!
Evening entertainment is a bit hit and miss. The professional acts were very good but we found all the evening entertainment didn't start until 9.30pm which was always a bit too late for us having such a young child.
We had a fantastic relaxing holiday at Montana Pine and definitely recommend this hotel.More
AJT182, Blackburn, United Kingdom
Beautiful location, good food, great staff and clean comfortable accommodation. Usually, something new/refurbished each year. Montana provides other nice touches such as cooling hand towel brought to you by the pool, but missed the afternoon tea service this year. Have made some lovely friends over the years at Montana, many who are also returning guests. Montana pine boat trip is not to be missed,
I would stress I have no negative comments about hotel, but did experience some rowdy behaviour by a few guests this year. Not their fault, but staff were a little slow to react to dealing with the situation. There was less entertainment on the main stage, but a nice hard working in house team. Used to be two poolside dinners, this has reduced to one. Much as I love cats, and adored seeing the kittens. Did not like to see a few cats roaming the outside eating area. Although I understand that every business has to make a profit and keep competitive, I did feel that some cut backs had been made (entertainment, poolside dinner, in-house spa services, and tea service) and the mix of guests was a little different. Don,t loose the magic Montana, we want to keep coming back.More
Montana Pine Resort - Sep/Oct 2014
This was our first time in Turkey and did not know what to expect.
We arrived late at night due to the flight, but received a warm welcome and a complimentary glass of wine to drink while the hotel formalities were explained.
This hotel has free Wi-Fi which is a real bonus these days. The signal is strong throughout all the common areas, but also in the bedrooms.
A safe for personal belongings was also included in the bedroom free of charge.
We found the staff to be very friendly and courteous and always looked to be engaging you in conversation whether it be the gardener, maid or the hotel manager. Any issues that we had were dealt with swiftly in-house and did not have to rely on the Holiday rep.
The hotel common areas, grounds and bedrooms were immaculately kept. The hotel has been going for 21 years so the gardens are mature.
The food too was first class. As much as you could eat with something for even the most discerning palate.
Entertainment was nightly and everyone was made to feel welcome. There were activities available during the day too for those that wanted them.
My wife and I will definitely be returning as this was one of the most relaxing holidays that we have had in a long time. We went late in the season; end of September until the 8th October. On our last day the temperature hit 32 degrees and the week previous it averaged out at around 28 degrees, so perfect weather!
Just one thing to be aware of if you are infirm or cannot get around on your feet so well. The resort is located in the hills and although sloping surfaces compliment steps, they can be somewhat steep.
All in all though, a brilliant holiday.More
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