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
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.
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.
Facilities► View all
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.
Kids will love the Aquapark with 5 twirling slides.
Rooms ► View all
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 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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Not a 5 star resort
Stayed here for a conference . Location is over an hour from the airport through bad roads. On the first night their internet was down and I was told that it would be down until at last the morning. Resort is not close to anything else walkable so I was stuck unable to connect. Property was probably once very nice but now it is run down- only bright stop is the food which was plentiful and fresh. Rooms are dated and my TV looked like it was from the 90's. Signage throughout the property needs to be reviewed- when you get off an elevator you do not see any signed directing you to the lobby or restaraunts. I ended up walking miles to try and get to the lobby as there were no directions. Most of the staff speak some English but every single piece of literature in the room looked like it was created produced using google translate. Bodrum is a great city but spend your money closer to townMore
Returned 2weeks ago fro two weeks at the Kefaluka. Thoroughly enjoyed being well looked after by all the staff, they are second to none. Given an upgrade to a family room on arrival - very nice. Included lovely robes and slippers. Our room was central to everything - 2122 - so easy to get around, once you had worked it all out. Restaurant amazing. I counted no less than 20 hot dishes, be it meat, veggies or hot pastries - I say hot with slight reservations because in actuality they weren't that hot - but it didn't spoil the delightful flavours on offer. Vast amount of salads and desserts also on offer. Bar staff were great - some premium drinks and all cocktails included. Enjoyed Turkish bath and massage which set me up for the rest of our holiday - not cheap but worth it. Hotel built into the hillside so good views but nothing roundabout. Worth taking the dolmus into Turgetries for shopping and the Saturday market. Pools are great but it is a steep path down to the seafront - therefore a haul back up - mind you, the exercise was good to burn at least a few of the calories we had taken on board. All said, it was a lovely holiday. Thank you Kefaluka.More
Margaret C, Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
Beautiful but not a 5*...
Stayed from 29th September - 13th October COUPLE aged 22 TRANSFER There was no problem with the transfer although like others have said its a bit out of the way and takes 1-2 hours depending on tour operators. ARRIVAL swift check in, fast, couldn't fault it and there is a buffet open 24hours to grab something to eat if you need it. ROOM Well on first appearence of the room it was lovely but please be aware that their interpretation of a 'double bed' is pushing two singles together, as when we complained and said we had paid for a double room not single they sent someone up and just pushed them together and covered it with one sheet. The views are amazing but some balconies are tiny only fit two chairs on them. Bathroom was again pretty small but nice enough. Showers were lovely and powerful, hairdryer was there but never used. The maid did a great job! There was one beautiful shocker and the end of the holiday on checking out and looking under stuff to make sure we hadn't forgot anything to our surprise there was a DIRTY PAIR OF MENS BOXERS under the suitcase rack, not something you should expect from a 5*! And they weren't my partners... Mini fridge is stocked up daily with water and coke, beer and mango fizzy stuff. FOOD Well there was plenty to choose from, if you are a fussy eater you will find something if you don't then you seriously need to start trying some new foods! There are themed nights, Turkish was the best, fish not so much you could smell it from the other end of the hotel. There are lots of people saying that they got bad stomachs and to add to that we did too, couldn't pin point what though. But this didn't stop us enjoying the food. We didn't drink the water as been to Turkey many times to know not too. There is food all day from the pool bar, your usual burgers,chips, hotdogs, salads, jacket potatoes ECT. There is ice cream all day, and cakes also, so be prepared to gain a few pounds cause you just can't help yourself! Our only grudge was the fact that most nights you were lucky to find a table and when you did you had to get your own drinks as you were ignored or there just wasn't enough staff, and at a 5* you shouldn't be serving yourself! Hopefully they improve on this. POOL The pool is crazy cold! Refreshing but extremely cold so if your going to get in just run and jump to get it over with, not sure if it's becuase of the time of year we went but it definitely takes your breath away. The jet pool is lovely and there is a larger pool with slides, great for the kids! Plenty of sun beds but if you want one of the nice padded round beds and huts you best get up at 7-8 to get one! ANAMATION TEAM They are lovely, they don't pester you if you say no they will move on but remember it's their job to try and get you to join in. The sales pitches from the spa and photography people gets a little annoying and God forbid you don't turn up to your photography shoot they go out their way to find and to tell you that you didn't turn up and that you have pissed them off and lost them money as we witnessed this on our second day with a family beside us by the pool. BEACH A nice enough beach, lovely views and cool breeze. Great spot for the kids as there is a blocked off beach for paddling little ones. You can walk into the water on sand bags but there is stones otherwise. If not jump off the jetty that has sun beds and a bar. ACTIVTIES/NIGHTLIFE Well our only major grudge is the fact we were kept up every night, no lies, by Eastern Europeans going to and from the night clubs and drinking out on their balconies, screaming laughing and shouting and having no respect for families around them, one gentlemen at 4am went outside with his young son and asked them to keep it down as they have woke the kids up and they just hurled abuse at him with his son present! Disgusting! We stayed out late some nights but went straight to bed and kept quiet when going back to the room but most people had no respect for others. So it's best to keep away from the night club floor even though we were two floors above and still got annoyed and this is coming from two lively 22 year olds. The amphi theatre did shows most nights some good some not so but they do try hard! Day time activities were plenty if you like pool things, archery, and some games of their own. Cinema played old movies so don't get too excited, and we never did bowling but it looked nice enough! OVERALL Overall we did have a great time, the hotel was always clean and there was plenty to do but the rudeness of some staff and waiting skills and the food just doesn't match up to a real 5* but we told our selfs this is Turkey not the Maldives where a 5* has much higher expectations, so maybe it is a 5* for Turkey... I wouldn't stay here again just due to the location of the hotel and the night time antics of others. If it was placed in a busier area I would stay again. Hope this helps anyone!More
Alieshaforbes, Peterborough, United Kingdom
We recently stayed at kefaluka resort and it was amazing, the views from the hotel are breathtaking. When we got there our room was upgraded and we had a very quick check in which was good as we had a late flight. The rooms are very big and they have a mini bar which is filled daily free of charge, however I would recommend that you get a room with a sea view otherwise you could be facing a brick wall. Most of the staff are all very friendly. The animation team work very hard and are very nice as they come and talk to you around the pool, also they don't push you into doing the activities if you say no which I Also thought was good. The bar and restaurant staff work very hard as well, they are are all very friendly. The hotel in general was lovely, the pool area was very clean and the views were amazing. The restaraunt was also very clean and they always had plenty food and there was always something that everyone would like. The only problem with this hotel is the location, there is no shops or bars near it, however the hotel so a shuttle service to the market on a Saturday and into bodrum every day or there is a bus stop just outside the hotel that will take you into bodrum. I would recommend the market on a Saturday as it was very good. More
**BEST HOLIDAY EVER!**
Loved every minute of every day, didn't want it to end. Transfer was 1 hr 15 mins. It was only the last 15 mins that were bumpy and not as bad as some reviews had led us to believe. I don't know if we had been upgraded but our room was lovely and spacious with two huge double beds, and very comfortable. Lovely big wardrobe but not enough hangers, so pack some extra. Only downside to room is it desparetely needs a set of drawers....and there is plenty of room to put some in. We didn't feel the restaurant was 5* quality, that's our only gripe. We felt the staff were over worked and didn't have time to clear tables quick enough or to attend to us properly. We just never felt a "Wow" feeling about the restaurant at. But........EVERYTHING else about the hotel gets a MASSIVE thumbs up from us.There is good food available all day long in various different places. The tasty jacket potatoes and freshly made waffles went down a treat with our 12yr old son....and us! The Saturday market is a must! The best 'genuine' fakes you will find. Lol. Next time we will take an empty suitcase to bring home plenty. But make sure you haggle. They will drop their prices VERY low. This hotel has the BEST animation team we've ever met! I hope the hotel management are aware just how good they are. They are not at all pushy......but are so friendly, welcoming and absolutely hilarious. How they remember everyone's names (even the nicknames they give to lots) amazes me. We found ourselves looking forward to the next activity all day long. Aqua gym, water polo, table tennis, archery to name just a few without even mentioning 'killer darts'. We didn't go because we wanted to do these activities but mainly because these lads mad these events such a lot of fun that these became the highlights of the day. Even those that didn't want to participate would come and sit just to watch and have a laugh. The pools are stunning, and watching the sunset across the bay is amazing. The hotel is wonderfully clean and spotless everywhere, and staff are eager to please and always welcoming with a smile. We are defo booking to return next year. There are a lot of wonderful hotels in the world but we will be returning mainly because the animation team made our holiday one long week filled with laughter and smiles, and made us feel good...:-)More
Rose R, Kent, United Kingdom
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Akyarlar’s covered market is held every Thursday. You’ll find it up the hill past the mosque on your right. It’s not much…View details »
Akyarlar’s village centre has a handful of excellent home-grown restaurants offering fresh fish and seafood specialities.…View details »
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