Kefaluka Resort

Impressive sea views and a great choice of pools make a winning combination here.

This place has a tranquil setting, with mountains rising above and the blue waters of Akyarlar Bay beckoning below. Walkways lead down to the sea through the gardens, which are dotted with rattan sunloungers.

There’s a great pool scene here, with sections for activities, relaxation and waterslides. Food-wise, there’s an array of restaurants, including a seafood à la carte, and there are plenty of bars to go around as well.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals. Ice-cream 12.00-18.00. Snack menu 12.00-16.00. Lokum Patisserie 12.00-18.00. Turkish pancakes 11.00-17.00. Late night snacks 24.00-07.00.

Drink

Local and select imported drinks including soft drinks, tea, coffee, local wines, beers and spirits, served 24hrs. Minibar restocked daily with soft drinks and beer

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

With sunbeds, parasols and pool towels.

Hotel-run kids' club

A fantastic mix of activities and a mini-disco, suitable for 4-12 year olds.

Aqua park

Kids will love the Aquapark with 5 twirling slides.

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twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3. Includes bath with shower, centrally-controlled air-con, phone, daily maid service, daily towel change, linen change every 2 days, bathrobe and slippers. Cot for child up to 3 years available. The room aslo comes with free Wi-Fi.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3. Includes bath with shower, centrally-controlled air-con, phone, daily maid service, daily towel change, linen change every 2 days, bathrobe and slippers. Cot for child up to 3 years available. The room aslo comes with free Wi-Fi.

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Lovely Setting

Just returned from Kefaluka Resort - stayed 12 nights. Booked through Monarch Holidays, flight both ways very good and on time. Other reviewers are right - it's not a nice journey from the airport to the hotel - it's okay until you get to Bodrum, then it's small windy roads, very bumpy, but we were the lucky ones we got there in good time (approx 45mins) other guests at the hotel had told us it had taken 3 hours ! Upon arrival at the hotel, it was late at night, approx 11.30pm we were told there was food available after midnight in the restaurant downstairs, time to check into our room and then go down for a drink and something to eat. Upon arrival at our given room 2010 - disappointment - we had requested a high fllor and double bed, the floor was okay but there were two single hard beds pushed togather - with two separate duvet's, and we thought the room was quite small, no drawer space, only 1 chair, wardrobe but very few hangers - luckily reading other reviewers we had taken extra hangers, it was just that initial sense of disappointment re the bedding siutation - but never mind we'll ask tomorrow so we went down for a drink and something to eat. I think it must have been leftover from dinner, what was left was just awful - some sort of soup I have never heard of and a couple of goulash type meals again pretty disappointing after a longish journey. Things looked up the next morning - lovely views from our very small balcony - never seen a balcony so small, but never mind it had two chairs and a very small table which we coped with (at least we had a sea view) We spoke to the lady in Guest relations the next moring about a "double" bed which we had requested, but were informed the hotel was full so they couldn't do anything until the weekend, but they would send someone with a double mattress to place on top of the single hard beds. The miad arrived with a double mattress - layed it across the bed - sadly it didn't fit, about 1 foot short at the side and at the bottom, she looked and smiled and said "Okay" and I said ummm No it doesn't fit does it !!! so they came up with the idea of placing a double duvet over the beds which was slightly better than nothing. We decided to make the best of it, as we had met a couple of toher guests, one couple not having had any hot water for 3 days, and another couple who's room overlooked the road at the back of the hotel - we were the lucky ones. The hotel itself is spotless, the views are lovely, the gardens are beautiful, the beach area is okay although rather pebbly, there are plenty of sunbeds, and we loved the wicker baskets you could sit in (when you could get one) The Animation Team were excellent, all very polite, not too pushy, but also funny and sociable. To be honest they are an asset to the hotel. Some bar staff were better than others. The lad in the Patisserie made excellent coffee and the lovely girl serving ice creams was really sweet. We also had lunch in the Italian Restaurant a few times as the food and views were so good, Great pasta and a lovely flat bread filled with cheese.The weather was nice but.............. this is such a windy place, every day - it was quite windy. On the one day there was no wind we took a Kayak out which was good fun, the water was really clear. You can walk along the beach to the village which is quite pleasant, there's not a lot there but it's a good view of the hotel and the boats leave from there on their day trips. Turgetris Market is on Saturday's and it's actually a large market - but, they do try and rip you off for the copy stuff, we actually got on better in the shops that backed the sea front in Turgetris, and nowhere near the hassle they give in the market. In fact at times the stall holders in the market were plain rude.... Although it was cheaper to use the local Dolmus buses, we used the shuttle bus service from the hotel to visit the market and Bodrum - we went twice to Turgetris, the last Saturday the driver didn't seem to know where he was going and once in Turgetris had to ask someone in the street where it was - having been there the previous week we could have driven him there - you turn left out of the hotel and along the coast road, umm but this guy drove right once out of the hotel and was actually heading towards Bodrum - we got to Camel Beach and said to him "you are heading for Turgetris Market ? " he grunted and then headed across country to the dual carriageway towards Turgetris - oh well never mind we did get there. The hotel is fine - there's a good selection of food, the snack bars are also good, the pool bar serves a lovely hot baked potato about 4pm with different fillings they are really good. The pools are spotless and the everywhere is very very clean. It can be a little noisy on the front, with the Ampitheatre and Music coming from the Italian restaurant but they generally stopped around midnight so not so bad. By the way the shows we went to in the Ampitheatre were not too bad, again some better than others. I have mixed feelings really as I personally found the beds very hard, and you don't want that when you are away for a couple of weeks, but the maid did her best to remedy the problem - The views made up for the hard beds. Well done to the animation team, they were great.If you like fish they have a great selection on a Friday - loads of fresh prawns and crab etc. By the way the air conditioning in the rooms isn't that good, I wouldn't want to be there in the height of the summer as its almost non existant - Great showers though ! I Slippers were provided in the bathroom but no gowns. We didn't visit the Spa area but I am sure that was okay. On floor B5 there's a two lane bowling alley and also a shooting range. There's also a small library near the lounge chairs on floor B5 - i swapped a couple of books there. All in all it's a nice hotel, has the added extra of great views.More

janrob53, northampton

Excellent hotel

I have just returned from a one week stay at the kefaluka resort.I visited with my husband and 1 year old daughter. Prior to our trip i had contacted merina in guest relations several times to ensure milk would be available for my daughter and general questions about the room. Her replies were always prompt and helpful. have read reviews stating that the route to the hotel is bumpy. Due to the hotels location this is to be expected and i wouldn't say it was bumpy enough to concern us. We got to the hotel after midnight and were promptly shown to our rooms. Their are daily tours around the hotel for new arrivals however we like to find our own way round. The restaurant always had a large variety of food which was always to a high standard. The staff were able to answer basic english and were happy to clean and provide us with a high chair as soon as they saw us sat at a table. At times the waiters can be slow however this isnt due to them talking or standing around you can see they are dealing with other guests. Outside of the restaurant their are various areas with ice cream,waffles, cheese burgers and jacket potatoes. The kids club are really good with children and provide entertainment at the mini disco every evening at 9pm. The animation team were friendly and didnt force or pressure you to take part in any activities. On other levels their is a nightclub, cinema, bowling and even a small library! On the lower floor of the hotel are some small shops including a souvenir shop and convineance type shop selling sweets,inflatable toys and newspapers. The hotel was always kept clean to a very high standard. We had a lovely room on level one with a beautiful view. We were told that yes all standard rooms are sea view unless it is stated(these rooms are cheaper without the view) We used the hotel shuttle to visit turgetries market on saturday. This is a must for anybody into designer brands! Definitely haggle and be prepared to walk away remember their will be somebody else selling the same thing at another stall! This was our first time at a all inclusive resort and hopefully it wont be our last!More

kns01072011,

GREAT RESORT - COULD STILL IMPROVE

My wife and I have just returned from 2 weeks at Kefaluka. We checked reviews before booking but went with open minds, and we hope our comments are objective. The resort opened in 2009 and is built on the side of a peninsula beside a small bay. As a Facilities Manager with a construction background I admire the architect's vision and the quality of the build. It is built on several levels, the two highest being family rooms, then reception. The pools are at the lowest level and the main restaurant one above. Intermediate floors are rooms. The disco is central so the quietest rooms are on the extremes of the higher floors. Food and beverages. The main restaurant has an excellent choice of food, and snacks are available at other locations. For a special event we paid extra for an a la carte meal in the seafood restaurant. This was actually the day time snack restaurant, housed in the Agora block, and which becomes The Moonlight Club for shows after 2230. The food was good but the meal was spoilt by smokers at the next table. More on smoking later. Drinks. Again, several locations, but the Lobby Bar is the best to admire sunsets. Chilled bottles of water are available on the pier and at the Pool Bar, a swell as in rooms' mini bars along with soft drinks and beer. Rooms. We had a standard double with a lovely sea view, equipped and furnished to a good standard. The daily cleaning was OK rather than good, but bedding and towels were changed. If the bed is too hard for you, ask for a topper. It is not memory foam, but softer than the mattress. WiFi. Weaker the further you are from Reception and the bars. If the signal in your room is bad, Reception will lend you a booster for a returnable security deposit. Staff. Absolutely no complaints about friendliness and speed of service. They are mostly students who study during the off season, or they have no work at all. Given that they are on low wages, the occasional 10TL tip broadens their smiles, makes service even more attentive, and doesn't break the bank. They all have enough English to serve food and drink and to answer basic questions, and some have more. Reception generally have at least one person on duty with good English. Noise. Included because previous reviewers have commented on it. When the animation team are doing their thing they play loud music but it is not constant. They are based at one one end of the pool complex and the other end is much quieter. Lighter music is sometimes played at the Pier Bar, but the beach is quiet. There's a nightly show in the amphitheatre at 2200-2230, then in the Moonlight Club from 2230 to midnight. Both locatiions face the sea view rooms so everyone will hear something. The rooms' double glazing dulls it but doesn't block it completely. The resort is quiet after midnight, but we had a room well away from the disco. Outside areas. As others have said there are plenty of loungers to go round, despite the people who reserve them with towels. The pool area is worst for this, but we preferred the breeze on the pier or beach. All areas are kept immaculately clean, and staff collect rubbish from pots by your loungers during the day. The landscaping is well maintained. The beach has a rocky edge, so take suitable footwear or use the sand bag walkways that the hotel has laid. Trips. We went to the Saturday market at Turgetreis, famous for fake designer goods but also souvenirs. Be prepared to haggle and don't be afraid to walk away. For the history buffs the castle and museum at Bodrum are well presented and preserved, and worth a visit. Smoking. Public areas can be split into enclosed, semi-enclosed and open. The latter include the pool, beach and pier, where clearly a smoking ban or any segregation is impractical. In any case, there's usually a strong breeze to blow smoke away. Turkey introduced a law in 2009 which banned smoking in enclosed public spaces, so at Kefaluka there is no smoking in the rooms, which are fitted with smoke detectors anyway for fire precautions, the main restaurant, patisserie, lobby bar, pool snack bar and anywhere inside the hotel. An "enclosed" space is an area whose sides are more than 50% enclosed, and which has a fixed or temporary roof. The hotel therefore allows smoking under the awnings on the main restaurant and lobby bar terraces, in the snack bar (aka Seafood Restaurant and Moonlight Club) and the pool bar outside area. After complaining about our a la carte meal the hotel said that in future they would segregate smokers and non. On the main restaurant terrace they have a free standing no smoking notice, beyond which they usually don't lay the tables. However if tables are laid there, with it being the upwind end, you are half the terrace length away from the restaurant entrance door to get your food, or the full length from the barbecue servery at the far end. It would be much more logical to split the areas 50/50. Don't expect smokers to be considerate. A guest who thinks it normal and acceptable to light up when others at their table are still eating, or where there are children, will not care about smoke wafting over other tables. If the hotel is to encourage more EU guests, as well as the Turks, Russians and those from former Russian States who are the predominant guests,, they have to improve this situation. This was our first visit to Turkey and our first all inclusive holiday. We don't generally return to the same place anyway, so that question is irrelevant. Would we, in principle? Certainly, if smokers are better segregated. It is a great shame that this one things spoils for us what would otherwise be an excellent resort. Our package was by Thomas Cook with flights by Pegasus Airlines. Today's return to the UK was a nightmare, with shambolic organisation and a ten hour delay. I'll review the airline separately.More

Lightning_Slim, Kent

fantastic holiday

Having a great holiday at the kefaluka resort .Rooms are clean.Food is amazing plenty of choices and you can chose between 4 a la carte Restaurants we tried the italian and it was very good .All the staff are very friendly and helpfull. We will definetly coming back.More

stefando2809, Mersham, United Kingdom

fantastic holiday

Having a fantastic stay at the Kefaluka. Excellent excellent excellent. Made to feel very welcome rooms are excellent and well serviced. Food is great and such wide choice plus the 4 a la carte restaurants. Great selection of drinks,excellent entertainment if you want it. Quiet places to sit and relax if thats what you want. Something for everyone and very friendly staff. Cannot recommend enough.More

carrick40, Mersham, United Kingdom

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