Voyage Sorgun *****
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Jérôme, 35, married, father of Achille, 8 years old, from Brussels
Last summer, in August, we stayed at this family resort. Here are our impressions.
This was the first time we’d stayed in a hotel in Turkey, and I can’t hide the fact that we hesitated to choose an all-inclusive hotel, because we wanted a place on a human scale and quality service. We were not disappointed, to say the least! Better still, we were impressed. The service was perfect and the food of the highest quality.
During our trip to Turkey, we were able to take advantage of the in-room minibar at no extra charge, the softs and spirits are from top brands, the cocktails are made to perfection, there’s plenty of free entertainment… And the list goes on! You can tell the hotel likes to surprise its guests. For example, there’s a chocolate shop, an ice-cream parlour and a patisserie open all day, where guests can choose from a range of top-of-the-range creations, also free of charge.
Young parents will be delighted by details such as the waterproof diapers offered at the pool and the organic baby food from HIP, available on a self-service basis. For baby’s meals, there are also self-service mixers for creating fresh breads.
The hotel offers a Turkish buffet restaurant (beautiful decor, varied and delicious dishes, but sometimes noisy) and à la carte restaurants, available for a small supplement (from €10 to €25 per adult per meal). In the Greek restaurant, we tasted divine dishes and spent a memorable evening dancing the sirtaki to the rhythm of the traditional orchestra, in an incredible atmosphere!
Throughout the day, entertainment is organized for young and old alike: morning gym, yoga, aquagym, aquabike, soccer, beach shuttlecock tournament, pétanque, water polo, archery, tennis, etc. The days culminate in major shows and concerts held in the large open-air auditorium. The resources deployed are truly impressive.
In addition to the kids-club, an indoor playroom is open daily from 4pm to midnight. Kids and their parents can play billiards, arcade games and even bowling for free!
Everything here is designed with children in mind. The hotel even has its own funfair with a Ferris wheel. There are paddling pools for babies and pools for older children. But what most excited our 8-year-old son was the aquapark! Every day, he went there and had a great time laughing and shivering down the giant slides.
Our son loved the time he spent there. Special mention should be made of the evening entertainment organized every evening by our creative and friendly entertainers. On the beach, a pontoon lined with large beach beds is reserved for families. It’s the ideal place to relax and swim in the sea.
The beach is pretty. There are occasional small gravel and seaweed patches, but nothing dramatic, especially as the staff take care of picking up the seaweed and raking up the pebbles.
We had chosen a garden view bungalow and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a sea view. The bungalow has four bedrooms, two upstairs and two downstairs. Ours was large and very well equipped. The bathroom opens onto the bedroom, and a comfortable extra bed was provided for our son. A small terrace overlooks the sea.
Good to know: our room was close to the open-air theater, which turns into a discotheque in the late evening. So we could hear the music. Although this music always stopped before midnight, it can be a nuisance for some. The rooms in the main building and in the rear gardens are quieter.
From an infrastructure point of view, we liked the resort because it’s on a human scale, surrounded by lots of vegetation and blends in well with the scenery.
This hotel is ideal for families looking for an active vacation, but also for those seeking peace and quiet. Speaking of peace and quiet, adults are not forgotten, and certain areas are reserved for them: swimming pool, pontoon, gardens and bar. The spa is very attractive. Special mention must be made of the traditional Turkish hammam, available free of charge.
I tried out a classic 50-minute massage (€85) and the Balinese masseuse gave me a magical moment. The indoor pool is accessible to children and even has a baby area.
Our vacation was a success. The hotel’s concept reminded us of the great experience we had in Greece during our stay at Ikos Olivia.
It makes us want to return to Turkey to discover another Voyage hotel in Bodrum!
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