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All the apartments overlook the pool
Set in lovely gardens, all the apartments overlook the pool
The bedrooms have either double or twin beds
Looking down at Oludeniz beach
The beautiful beach at Oludeniz
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Oludeniz, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

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mrbnether...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“outstanding value”
Reviewed October 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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They have their own website so you can get an idea of what they look like.
These are located in a more residential area of Ovacik.
They are run by Ali and Jane and there seemed to be a lot of repeat visitors.
They are a little unusual in that they have two floors but are keep very clean
and come with some nice little extra touches as well, we were provided with a small
bottle of water, small carton of milk and tea bags and sachets of coffee to start us off.
There is a nice pool with a small bar area with compatible prices to what is in the main
resort, background music is played throughout the day mainly 70’s 80’s and a few from the
90’s. Ali,s exchange rate is also very good, the staff are very competent and are very
friendly and obliging. (its worth while E-mailing if you have any special room requests)
All the apartments have an outside table and chairs so it is very pleasant to just sit
out.
They have an onsite restaurant for breakfasts and lunch which was very good and popular
with other people staying in the apartments as well as with people staying close by.

Out and about.

When you come out of the Gondol apartments and turn right then turn left this takes you to
the main Ovacik road, if you then turn right it takes you into Ovacik, there are loads of
restaurants and there is also plenty of supermarkets on this road, the bigger ones Azda
and Sol seem to have better prices but beware as they add tax to the prices between 8%
and18%, there is also a bakery on this road.
Walking further on takes you to hisinoru.
We tried a few of the restaurants
Friar Tucks, The Lemon tree, Barracuda and 3 Cheers.
Wine seem to be quite expensive, you can even find it costing more than the meal although
beer seems to be priced ok.
If you go left on the Ovacik road you will find a outdoor fruit and veg place very good
choice and good prices further up there is a Bim supermarket (like Lidi don't forget about
the tax!!)

Further afield

Oludeniz.
Dolmus run along the main road (worth a visit to the blue lagoon, beach is OK, we think it
looks better from a distance, there is also a charge to enter 5 tl)
Oludeniz is a nice place to look around, be careful of the landing paragliders!!

Kaya again dolmus bus can be caught on the main road, Kaya is a deserted old Greek village
good for a morning or afternoon visit, wear suitable footwear as it is quite stoney and
steep!!

Hisinarou market (on Mondays) very good market make sure you look at all of it before you
purchase anything (also they like English £10 notes)
Fethiye again nice place to visit on the way there is a new shopping mall called Erasta
the dolmus goes past it.
and lastly make sure you get to the airport within a good amount of time as the Turkish
seem to be very tight on security, we had 3 separate security scans the last one was
before we boarded the plane, baggage were being randomly checked and anything electrical
you were asked to switch on to make sure they powered up.

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hazel115
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Super holiday!!”
Reviewed October 6, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Once again a superb holiday so much so we have booked again for six weeks next year.
The staff Angela, Alaadin who ran the bar and Mehmet the chef were always very friendly and cheerful. Nazika the cleaning lady was wonderful and worked very hard everyday making sure your apartment was kept clean and sheets and towels were changed often,more so than other places we have stayed in.
Ali and Jane found new places for us to visit for which we thank you for...,can't wait to see what you find for us next year.
The location is a 20-25 minute walk into Hisaronu and 5-10 minute stroll to the main Ovacik road where you can get the dolmus to Hisaronu Fethiye and Olu-Deniz.
The apartments have a taxi call button so you can request a taxi when ever you want. It may not be a 5 star but you get a 5 star service.We have not met any one who has not enjoyed their stay at the Gondol.
We have been coming to Turkey for many years and have stayed with Ali and Jane many times and long may it continue.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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roundabou...
surrey
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

What can i say that hasn't already been said. Totally agree with other guest reviews. It may only be 3 star but you do get 5 star service. Rooms cleaned daily, In our 2 weeks stay our sheets were changed 4 times Cleaning Lady works very hard and always have time for a smile. No need to set your alarm clock for 6 in the morning to reserve your sunbed plenty to go round. We eat breakfast most days in the restaurant for 10tl value for money Very good snack menu so much choice. Restaurant can get very busy with people coming in from from nearby villa,s and hotels that's how good the food is. Angela and Aladin who looks after the bar and restaurant are very helpful and pleasant and go that extra mile for you. Evening menu also very good, as good as you get down the town if not better. Can't praise this place enough. Will be returning next year. Thank you Jane and Ali for making our stay enjoyable.

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Liked best: can't single out one thing all very good
Liked least: Having to return home
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AJDDOD
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Another great stay”
Reviewed September 14, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
people found this review helpful

What can one say....... Yet another great stay at Gondol. Ali & Jane manage a fault free experience. Their attention to detail is exceptional. Highly recommend a stay here for one and all.

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pbentLinf...
Linford
1 review
“An Excellent and beautiful place to spend your vacation”
Reviewed September 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Another excellent vacation spent at the gondol apartments this year. The apartments are superb with all the facilities that you will require. The staff are excellent and always willing to help should you require it, the gardens create a peaceful and tranquil setting around a superb pool area with plenty of sunbeds and shade for all. The local town of Hisaronu is approximately a 15 minute walk away along pleasant lanes. If you require motorised transport there is the local bus (dolmus) service within a couple of minutes walk at the main road and a taxi service that is easily obtained. I will definitely be returning again in 2015. Thanks Ali & Jane and all the staff for a wonderful time this year.

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PeterLeed...
Leeds UK
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152 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“A wonderful relaxing holiday”
Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

After several years of staying in hotels whilst holidaying in Ovacik, my wife and I decided that we wanted somewhere quieter (away from the early morning towels on sunbeds nonsense and kids dominating pools with balls and constant splashing). The Gondol was a great choice and provded the relaxation and quieter holiday that we wanted.

11 apartments surround a generous sized pool and the self-catering accommodation is basic but clean. We didn't prepare a single meal in the apartment and ate at the cafebar on site during the day. The families and children staying at the same time as us were all friendly and well-behaved. Their children had fun in the pool (and I was happy to join them!) but it wasn't incessant from morning 'til night and there were plenty of quiet times.

The staff were all friendly and obliging and the cleaner did a wonderful job in the heat bless her. The pool was kept meticulously clean as were all areas at the Gondol. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Peace and relaxation with great views
Liked least: Coming home
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Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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