This beachfront hotel comes with 4 swimming pools, 6 restaurants, and a stylish bar designed by Philip Treacy.
Sensatori Resort Turkey’s biggest selling point is its location. It’s right on a gold-sand beach, and just footsteps from Sorgun Forest, which covers more than 400 hectares.
You can choose from 4 swimming pools, and take your pick from activities like tennis, pilates and watersports. There’s just as much choice when it comes to dining. The hotel’s 6 restaurants showcase national dishes, gourmet cuisine, and everything in between.
Designer Philip Treacy was the brains behind the hotel’s Butterfly Bar. Here, you can sip a Sensatori Mystery – vodka, sparkling wine, cherry juice and strawberry – in a funky booth, while looking up at a rainbow of hanging baubles.Read more ››
The buffet restaurant serves up dishes from around the world for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gentlemen are asked to wear smart shorts or long trousers, smart polo or tee shirts and closed shoes in the evenings.Highchairs are available.
At the Play House, daytime activities are anything but ordinary thanks to the Silly Science Lab, Crazy Kitchen and the Arts and Crafts Zone. Evenings, meanwhile, bring parties and movies, plus you can pay a little extra for sleepovers. Finally, because all staff hold UK-accredited childcare qualifications, you're guaranteed peace of mind. Free supervised sessions for 3 to 12 year-olds are available 6 days a week for an hour or two. Also, you can use the facilities as a family with our special ‘stay and play’ sessions, available 7 days a week.
Double room with whirlpool sleeps 2. Available in the adult and family sections of the hotel, these come with a whirlpool bath on the balcony. With an iPod docking station, kettle, and an iron and board.
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We had rather high expectations after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. Over all we are very very pleased and we will definately consider this hotel next year when we probably are visiting Turkey again. Although I do have some comments :-)
The hotel is nice with pleanty of space so you won't feel that pepole are everywhere even if the hotel is fully booked as it was during our stay. Lots of different areas for everyone. We never felt any areas noisy or disturbing in any way.
High level and really recommended to watch and listen to. All held by English speaking which makes the singing and speaking of good quality. Children were engaged in may ways and brough up on stage or dancing together. So cute but I guess this is a bit hard for non english speaking kids. Even the stand up comedy was a blast. English is not our native language (we're from Sweden) but we managed well. Even if you think your English isn't that good then it's nice to have entertainment for adults only.
So, yes we went as a couple, staying in the adult section. I was a bit worried before we went since we have stayed in several adults only hotels before and I wasn't shure we would like the section style at Sensatori. I must say I was a bit surprised. There are good areas for adults only, such as bar, pool, main restaurant and beach.
Main resataurant has an area for adults only. Ok, but I would prefer if it has had a door or more isolated. If your travelling without kids you sure don't want to hear kids crying either. This didn't happen often so don't be scared. It also depends on what time you eat of course. Normally we had really quiet early breakfast and for lunch and dinner, no worries. Just for the hotel to maybe think of having the are even more quiet/siolated/divided. A la carte restaurants are mixed. There is a cool designed bar for adults only.
Main buffet - The selection and quality of food was very good. Fresh, good variety from day to day and very clean. Service is excellent. No kids running around by them selves but walking nicely together with an adult which was very apreciated.
Ocean restaurant - we went twice, good food by the beach, swordfish skewer was delicious and salmon really good.
Turkish - disapointment since I'v been to Turkey many time and love Turkish food. Poor variety and quality only OK. It was better in the buffet restaurant.
Olive, Italian - well, it was deliciuos all through. Taste, presentation, service, quality, environment. We both had lamb for main course and it simply melted. I do understand why it's hard to book a table here. just check self service monitors and book.
2 a la carte lunch restaurants, one at the beach (Ocean) which is also a la carte in the eveneing. There is also one by the family pool. Godd food, veggie buffe on the side if you want to make your own salad and for example order just some chicken.
Melissa cafe - didn't taste pastries but the ice cream is really good. Choose cup or cone :-)
GÃ¶zleme house - Before you enter the beach, on the left hand there is this woman sitting and making gÃ¶zleme. it's like a thin bread, filled whith cheese, spinach, chocolate or whateverer there is and then folded and fried on a hot stone. well worth the waiting of maiking :-)
Beach & pool
Could not be better. Service is amazing and the beach guy is checking that you have whatever you need and bring you extra towels etc. It's very clean and beds anre comfy.
There is a bar, fridge with waterbottles and also a lunch restaurant.
best of all, there is an adult area and a family area.
Lots of space between the beds, soft mattresses, umbrella, small table. Always available beds and no need for early booking at all. Bech guy will actually prepare beds for you with towels if you're coming back every day.
The sand is really hot and there are small round stones when entering the ocean so do bring bathing shoes. Think I saw some in the hotel shop. Good investment if you dont want to run to and from your sunbed.
Again just a note for management, have a sign for adult area on the beach from ocean side. This was truly not a huge problem but if there is a sign entering from the hotel side then one on the other side it wouldn't do any harm. It's easier for all. Kids playing and running on the beach which is a good thing but one can't complain if it's impossible for their parents to see from the ocean side that the kids actually are playing just below the adult section, which is very quiet.
We just tried out the pool once since we are more beach-people but it was nice, no problem getting a sunbed whateverer time we passed by. There are plenty so no early-bird-reservation needed. Rather large infinity pool and a large jacuzzi.
Family are we just passed but I think it could have been a bit larger.
It's really hot by the pool so if you fancy some ocean breeze on the beach and salt water then I highly recommend it.
Very nice surroudings. Wonderful flowers, plants, trees etc. Bananas, olives, pomegranate to mention some. Nice just walking around. There are possibilities to take a nice morning walk or do some running.
Modern, different machines for walking, spinning, cross training, work out. Fresh and clean. We went in the afternoon and then it wasn't crowdy at all.
Didn't try the inside pool, nor the spa, but we went to the beauty salon for some eyebrow design by threading. Fast, good, cheap and a must in Turkey if you ask me. I have some back pain but other wise I would have went to a hamam, Turkish bath. It's just amazing and gives you a smooth clean skin wich makes your tan last longer. Just remember to use hight sun protection after.
Space, a bit hard bed for me, large balcony with oean view. I possible choose a floor higher than reception no to have the top of a palm tree in front. Clean, fresh, nice linen. If you fance low pillows , bring you own.
LGBT-info: We are two women travelling as a couple and even if the hotel is not listed as a LGBT hotel we didn't have any issues and we were not alone. I would hesitate chosing this hotel again.
Oh, one more thing. wifi is OK. Not good but OK. Thrown ot several times but better speed in the evening or early morning. Working poor on the beach.
We stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed every day :-)More
rainbowroom, Stockholm, Sweden
Fantastic Chill Out Holiday
This was our second visit to this hotel and it was even better this year.
We asked if we could have the same 'Swim Up' room that we had last time and they arranged it for us, room 3003 in the adult section with sun until about 7pm.
The food was excellent once again. The Divan restaurant had something to suit all tastes the bolognese pizza was yummy !! Lots of Turkish dishes kebabs etc and beautiful salads.
We visited all the a la carte restaurants and didn't have a problem booking into any of them.
We spent every day on the beach where the fabulous 'Umar' looked after us and made sure our favourite spot was ready with towels and a parasol. He is so funny and happy and he made us smile every time we saw him. Also on the beach was 'Cebrail' who ran the drinks hut. He looked after everyone bringing them drinks and keeping us all entertained. Both of these guys work so hard in the extremely hot sun.
We hired a cabana for a day which was very luxurious with wine and champagne by the bottle and waiter service all day.
We spent most of our evenings propping up the bar in the main lobby area listening to the fantastic musicians Tom and John.
The guys working the bar are fantastic. 'Murat' makes the most fantastic Margaritas. Your glass is never empty a new drink appears magically as u finish one.
Sergat kept us entertained with his stories and Ramazan made time to chat to us every night and ask us if we were enjoying our holiday he feels like an old friend.
The waitresses work tirelessly x
The only negative comment I could make is about the pool in the spa, I like to have a proper swim each day but unfortunately the few occasions I tried to use it it was full of young children with inflatable toys. I think the hotel should consider an age limit of 16+ and a no inflatable rule. I'm not miserable but i think children are well catered for at this hotel without invading the spa.
All in all an amazing holiday and we are already planning to return again next yearMore
Perfect family holiday
Visiting Turkey with my 3 children (25, 16,14) and granddaughter (7) it was great to have the selection of pools ranging from toddler to adult, this meant all the family were able to use poole together but also have some space. (TIP one of the few pools we have been to that allow inflatables, but nothing was appropriate for my granddaughter as it was lilos or chairs so take a small inflatable toy for any small children to use in the pool and they won't feel left out)
The rooms were great and all overlooking the sea, which was great as there was plenty point going on (TIP do not leave the balcony door open for too long of you have had the air con on as room quickly became steamed up and then damp. Also do not leave any food on the balcony as this attracts the birds!)
The food was really good with a good selection for all our family (some of whom are quite fussy) and there were various theme nights in the main restaurant - however the rediculas system for booking the speciality restaurants meant we only got the chance to eat in one on our last night (TIP - as soon as you get to the hotel find the machines where you need to reserve a table in the speciality restaurants these are located to the left side of the reception along the main corridor) if you don't get to the speciality restaurants you can dine inside or outside in the main restaurant and as a family of 6 there was always some where great tot sit and we always had a lovely evening.
Entertainment seemed to please a lot of people but it wasn't for us, and was a bit 'Holiday camp' rather than hotel, but lots of people seemed to go to it, however that could be because it was the only thing available until much later when the Butterflies night club got going. We never managed to stay awake until midnight when I was told things go going in there.
Cocktails are included and were great, the bar tenders were very good and always had a smile. The restaurant staff too were helpful and friendly although there was a sense that they were always under pressure and some seemed a bit tense.
Shopping. - my daughters caught the local bus into the 2 local towns and went shopping - there is every copy of every designer thing ever made so they had a blast. Although I was initially concerned about them going on the bus they were not hassled or bothered and they both had a good day out.
Currently - we took Turkish lira but malt things were priced in both lira and euros and they seemed happy to take both, in fact preferred euros in the shops and taxis.
Being only there for a week we didn't do any organised trips, so a trip into town, a ride on the sofa pulled along by a jet ski, a scuba session in the hotel next door and a walk along the beach was more than enough. It was so hot it was hard to do anything else.
Out first experience in Turkey will not be out last, the country has a lot to offer, the people are great and there ads one amazing ruins and architecturein the city, we felt safe and we well catered for at Sensatori, and would recommend it to anyone not wanting nightlife but a good relaxing family holiday.More
Debbie J, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Fantastic Place - even after 19 days!!
Our family of 4 (2 adults, 7yr old, nearly 2 yr old) travelled at the end of July for a 2 week holiday. Having been to Sensatori Crete and Tenerife, we were looking forward to and expecting a certain standard and couldn't wait to get there. I have to say that the lobby on arrival (after a long days travelling) didn't wow me as much as the previous two hotels but after a good nights sleep I quickly realised how wrong I was!
The hotel is fantastic! It keeps all of the great features of the other Sensatori hotels we have been to but with the added benefits that it is all inclusive, so no worrying about how much is being spent and everyone staying is on a level playing field (in Tenerife the hotel is part Thomson, part Grand Melia so some restaurants had two levels of menus that the Thomson guests had to pay extra for to access the same standard as the other guests). Yes there are still the infamous Sensatori restaurant booking terminals to contend with but we found that because you could book 5 days in advance, we "played the game" a couple of times a week arriving at 9.45 for the 10am switch on and we got into all the restaurants. If you couldn't then a friendly word with the rep usually found you a place. The head of the restaurants is a very nice and accommodating gentleman.
The pools are great and unless you want the shallow end of the main pool, where you need to come down early to reserve, you can pretty much stroll down after breakfast and grab a lounger easily. Drinks are plentiful and a quick pop of a few lira in the box ensures the levels remain high!
The kids PlayHouse is really great, well equipped and a welcome cool break for the kids out the sun and for mums and dads to grab an hour or two to yourselves. The staff are lovely and so friendly. The nursery is also a must for those of you with small children. DO NOT feel guilty for wanting a break as it is hard work looking after small children and remember that, like at home, they will cry when you leave them but pop back after 15 mins and sneak a look in the window and they will be having a ball! Kat and the team looked after our little man so well, even adapting to his strange quirk of needing to take all his toys and sit in his buggy for the first ten mins! They danced, sang and pretty much did whatever it took to get him running around and having fun!!
The entertainments team are excellent, Luke and Danii for the kids and all 6 of the cast for the shows. The musicals show is a must, and we saw it 3 times so it can't be bad! Also the flown in acts are great fun.
The staff in the hotel bars and restaurant are so hard working and efficient. There are too many to remember the names of but those who stuck were Mehmet at breakfast "hellooo, Good morning! Coffeeeee" in his lovely singsong voice, the long-haired lovely waiter at the Ocean restaurant at night, Hamen in the Turkish restaurant who made us paper roses and "U" in the Aqua restaurant. The food is delicious and I don't think I ate the same thing twice during our whole duration! There will always be standard staples on offer at every meal but there are lots of alternatives to try (the pad thai is yum!)
Having enjoyed a great holiday,unfortunately on day 13 of 14 our son came down with chicken pox! So it became 19 days! We cannot thank everyone enough for all the help we received with this. From the speedy seeing of the doctor, to the transfers to the clinic, the fetching of medicine and the arrangement to provide the fit to fly certificate at the end of the stay. The Hotel Staff and management who allowed us to keep the same room, made sure we were ok and fixed the tripped electricity twice incredibly quickly (we'll overlook the fact the maids locked us on the balcony accidentally - LOL!!). The fantastic Emel A in the lobby bar who kept checking how we were and brought drinks to our room at night. The Sensatori reps who kept an eye on us and helped us with whatever we needed. The fantastic Playhouse and nursery staff who sent us spare toys to the room and kept our daughter entertained in the daily club while the little man was room bound. To Danni and Luke for including our daughter warmly in the shows even though she had seen them 2 weeks before - it was like she was there to help!
We cannot recommend this place enough and subject to the troubles in the world, we would come back!
P.s. just in case they are reading, a big thanks too to the lovely family who sent us toys for our son to play with and to everyone we spoke to by the pool / kids club who offered supportive words. xMore
Not for us
Having read all the fantastic reviews on trip advisor we decided to give a package holiday at the Sensatori a go as it seemed high quality and good for kids. We have a four year old daughter and she had a great time, made loads of friends and enjoyed the pool and beach. The room was comfortable although felt like a premiere inn. Wifi good. Ice cream good. And that's where the good things ended.
My husband suffered terrible food poisoning from the Ocean Restaurant on the third day. My daughter started doing luminous green poos which were a bit worrying. We started to worry about the quality of the food and pretty much stopped eating at the hotel for the rest of the holiday, choosing instead to eat in Side. A bit annoying when you have paid for an all inclusive. I think the main problem is that the food is mass produced and the variety is too great. It would be better to stick to local, simple fresh produce. For example every morning there were over boiled brussel sprouts on offer along with sweaty cheese and dodgy looking eggs. More fresh fruit, freshly cooked eggs and less over boiled vegetables would have been better! Dinner was even worse. Best meal of the day was lunch where you could get a toasted panini. The food at the pool and beach bars was terrible too. The best being the Gozelme which was freshly made while you waited.
The staff were pleasant enough and clearly work hard.
Most days poo had to be cleaned out of the swimming pool which was grim.
The entertainment was pure holiday camp but the actual entertainers were a bunch of fantastic youngsters, particularly Danni.
I don't understand why so many people have given such excellent reviews, we obviously had a very different experience? We will not be going back, in fact we couldn't wait to leave. More