We booked Cimentepe via Thomas Cook based upon the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. We also got a fantastic deal including flights. We do not normally book through a travel agent as we do prefer to go independent and prefer resorts that are not packed to the brim with 'brits abroad' (sorry!)
Location: Fantastic location over looking the sea and around the bay from Yalikavak. We regularly used the Dolmus to take the ride into town at 2TL it was such good value and surprisingly they were always on time. (We normally went for 25-30 mins past the hour bus)
Room: Incredibly basic but clean and spacious. We never used the kitchen as its so cheap to eat out, plus the facilities were basic. One thing we did find was that the bed sheets and towels were very 'starchy' which made them quite uncomfortable on sensitive skin! I ended up sleeping on the woolly blankets which are normally supplied for winter!
Pool: Lovely little pool area set in a garden area with hens clucking around. Shame about the wedding music circa 1995 CD they insisted on playing everyday, although I think was the more for the benefit of the guests that were at the pool EVERYDAY on the SAME sunbeds.. (annoyingly reserved with towels) We just prefer to explore the area and when we do wish to see around the pool for a few hours, we prefer a bit of peace and quite without the Full Monty sound track being blared out - I'm sure that this is just personal preference & other people wouldn't find this any issue at all, we just crave quiet time when we live in central London 24/7!
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Cimentepe apartments based on the value for money factor, but this isn't typically a place for us. If you are couple looking just to chill you may find it a little hectic at times but for families its perfect.
Owners were friendly and accommodating.
Lastly, please do feed the cats, to some they are annoyance but it isn't their fault as they are allowed to breed & breed which means so many are stays. A little handful of biscuits each day is all they need :)
- Also Known As:
- Cimentepe Hotel Yalikavak