Imparator Hotel

Ölüdeniz Fethiye, Olu Deniz, Turkey
3 star
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Room: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Value: 8.5/10
Cleanliness: 8/10
Location: 9/10
 

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Good Value for Money

"Booked a week at the imparator via teletext and was pleasantly surprised.

Olu Deniz is pretty touristy in itself so if you REALLY want to get away from it all this is not for you. We are two girls in late twenties and for us it was perfect as there are enough bars and restaurants that you can do a different one each night of the week. The beaches are stunning and whilst yes the loungers are wedged right next to eachother there is always a quiet spot in the sea to rerlax on your lilo!

We booked a boat trip through Omar at seaside tours on the main street perpendicular to the coast. We did the sailing trip (in itself not true as the boat had no sails!) but it had fewer people on than the mass tourist boats which ferry 150 people at a time out there.

We also took a day trip to Fetiye market which was okay. I was looking for a nice leather bag and whilst there were some they are all stamped with fake designer logos so i didn't find anything unique. Unless you're looking for fakes i wouldnt bother with the market.

The imparator was a good choice. Brekkie is as everyone says here pretty good, though if you don't like cheese and bread you're buggered. The twin room was perfectly big enough for two with a cute little balcony which just about fitted us and the room was most importantly clean. The view from the pool and the size of pool, availability of loungers etc was really good. the only thing that was slightly irritating was the fact they play loud euro-techno all day round the pool!! This really got on my nerves, no matter where we were we coouldn't get real piece and quite (unless floating on a lilo!!!!). By the end of the week i was more used to it though!

The food and Drink in Olu Deniz is about the same as UK prices. £250 for a week bought me an ice-cream and water everyday and a meal each night with a few drinks and a couple of small souvenirs. I imagine if you are a family who eats and drinks a lot it could be expensive. We figured out when you're deciding where to eat if you ask the waiters (as they will always come up to you when you're looking at the menu) "is it happy hour?" then they will say yes and you get your drinks at happy hour prices all night!

We went to the sugar beach hut one day (opposite side of the lagoon) which was nice and chilled and more like a travellers place to hang out. The food was lovely too but we chose to eat before sunset (about 7pm) and were joined by LOADS of wasps so it is worth a visit but not at that time.

The other gorgeous restaurant was the SeaHorse on the main seaside strip. The food is really amazing. The waiters are chatty and like to show off with their magic tricks. They do err towards the side of sleazy with us being offered "Turkish Delight" from them (despite the fact we both have boyfriends!").

All in all a good choice if you want a week in the sun for £500 all in.
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by loveholsLondon
10 / 10

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Fantastic Hotel! The best thing was,...

"Fantastic Hotel! The best thing was, there were no restrictions or rules, the staff were always up for a laugh and joined in with the friendly atmosphere. The only thing I ever saw 'do not' on was diving in the pool, which usually only had a few people in it and was absolutely perfect. Why on earth this is 2* I can not imagine, they certainly deserve the gold award from Thomsons. (hope that does not push the price up for next time)

Weather was around 45 degrees, sounds hot but you get used to it, just wish we could have brought some home, (tans fade fast). Plenty to do close by. BEWARE it is very easy to get ripped off and believe me you will, it seems to happen to most people on the first few days before you get acclimatised.

Around and about is easy with the 'Dolmus' we Brits could learn a thing or two from them on that score.

TIP FOR YOU. Muslims belive standing water is not pure, so they do not provide sink plugs, get a multi fit plug before you go and place 2 sheets of toilet paper under it and press down as soon as it is wet it will make a perfect seal.
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by C H Frost
9 / 10

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an excellent budget hotel

"we spent a week in the imparator hotel at the beginning of june.was quite worried before we went as it was very cheap and that always worries me.i needent have worried about a thing! we arrived at 7am after a long nights travel and were soon very happily unpacking.yes,as mentioned in other reviews the rooms are very small,but it really is only a minor disadvantage.the hotel gardens are really beautiful the whole layout is charming.its very small and totally sweet. the staff who are all family members arelovely, they leave you to your own devices unless theyre needed and if they are they are extremeley friendly and helpful.breakfast is served around the pool/bar area and was perfectly adequate every day.it consisted of the usual bread cheese meat and olives but each morning there was something different as well.some days scrambled eggs some days french toast and one day freshly picked apricots...lovely.the hotel is in a nice peaceful residential area about 10 mins from the seafront which is always a good idea in olu deniz due to some of the noisier bars.its literally 2mins from the top end of the main street there was no noise at all while we were there.its probably half an hour from the very busy point of the lagoon but no more.the dolmus picks up at the end of the road too if you dont fancy the walk to the main stop at the bottom of the road which is only a 10 min stroll at holiday pace.having been to olu deniz a few times and stayed somewhere different each time i can hojnestly say that the imparator is a great budget choice in fact its better than 2 of our previous budget choices!the poolside area is also lovely with great views of babadag mountain and all the paragliders one way and a high ridge the other.we didnt use the pool as we come to olu deniz specifically for the most amazing beach in europe but every day we saw other guests sat around it very happily and we certainly heard no complaints at all.the peace of being that bit further away from the main strip is well worth the exta stroll i think.olu deniz itself seems more touristy every time we go there(usually every 3rd or 4th year) but that beach always drags us back in the end!!!! one of the best features of the resort is the totally amazing gastronomic experience of eating at the wonderful bella gusto resturant where the service by the fantastic staff and the great food always makes it our first port of call.its got a great atmosphere, no one will try to get you to go inside,they dont need to the food and service speak for themselves,i really cannot recommend it enough...go there!!!!!!!!

to summarise, i would definitley stay again at the imparator hotel its an excellent budget hotel that is tranquil and very friendly we will definitley return!!!
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by vicliz
10 / 10

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Fantastic Chillout Holiday!

"My boyfriend and I went to Olu Deniz in June this year on a last minute deal with Thomson and we thought it was fantastic and excellent value for money!

On arrival at the airport (at some god awful early hour in the morning) we didnt realise that you had to pay £10 for a Visa to enter the country. We only had Turkish Lira and made the assumption that we would be able to pay the equivalent of £10 in Turkish Lira, but we were wrong and then had to go the Bureau De Change to get £10 in Sterling and then join the back of the Visa queue to try again! Once your passport is then stamped, you have to join another queue for passport inspection. To our annoyance, most other people on our plane seemed to know they would need Sterling and had it ready. Maybe this was because we booked our holiday online and were not told about this, but this was the only minor annoyance of the whole holiday.

The hotel is basic, but has everything you need and is very clean. Towels and beds changed everyday. Excellent shower! You have to pay extra for the air con (think its about an extra £3 a day) but we didn't need it in June. You will have to keep the window/door shut at night though as other wise you will be eaten alive by mozzies (as we found out on the first night!).

Safety deposit box for a week was approx 16 Lira.

Breakfast at the hotel was good with a selection of breads, salad, olives, cheeses etc etc. Most cafes on the strip did an English breakie for 10 lira each.

Hotel swimming pool was lovely but very deep. Im 5"3' and couldnt touch the bottom in the shallow end.

The hotel is run by a lovely family who made us feel very welcome and their English was excellent.

The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the main strip which was perfect and far away enough to not be disturbed by the noise from the bars.

We ate in a different restaurant every night and every single one of them was excellent. Id recommend Captain Hooks (Fish restaurant), Buzz Bar (English food), Bella Gusto (Italian), Cloud 9 (expensive but very nice), Help Bar (American/English) Saltan Ahmed (fantastic turkish food).

Theres a fantastic bar on the beach which has sand bags to sit on and its brilliant for sipping a cocktail and watching the sun set. They also offer air pipes for 20 lira which was great fun and id highly recommend one. You can choose from all sorts of flavours, we had a mix which was orange, apple and mint.

We did a couple of Thomson trips. The chillout cruise was fab and id totally recommend it. It does just what it says and its a great way to top up the tan!

We also did the Dylan Check Out trip which is perfect if you had a late night flight like we did. Basically you check out of your hotel at 8am in the morning, the coach picks you up and takes you to Dylan where you had a mud bath, and do a lovely boat trip. At the end of the day they drop you off at a hotel within 20 mins of the airport and give you your bags back which gives you a chance to chillout in the evening, have a shower and some dinner before they take you to the airport.

This was a fantastic holiday and I would certainly go back to Olu Deniz again and stay in the same hotel again.
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by VMSA
10 / 10

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Fantastic time at the Imparator

"We stayed at the Imparator in April,it has to be oneof the cleanest hote's we have stayed at the staff were vere very friendly, the food in the hotel is excellent, do not eat out, it is expensive, the hotel is very good value for food, family run. We were there when Jamila had a little baby boy,enjoyed our stay very much, will go back."

by YUNIS007
10 / 10

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We loved the Imparator Hotel, and...

"We loved the Imparator Hotel, and enjoyed many happy evenings chatting to Michael and Cercan at the bar. In fact we liked it so much, we are going back there in three weeks (May '08) and taking friends with us. Everyone was very friendly and warm, and it was a really great place to stay. Rooms cleaned every day, with clean towels etc. Would definitely recommend this place."

by H A Moody
8 / 10

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Good but basic accommodation....

"Good but basic accommodation. Breakfast well organised, however a little more variety would not have gone a miss. Lovely staff at the apartments and I agree they do work very hard. Apartments cleaned daily which is really refreshing. Local area is very nice and clean, beach very close by. All in all a lovely relaxing holiday."

by Trangmar
8 / 10

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we stayed at the hotel during...

"we stayed at the hotel during september and had a brilliant time, the staff were very friendly and one do there best to make you happy. The room was a little small but cleaned daily, with fresh towels provided. Although the sheets on our 2 single beds were a little like sand paper.

The bar staff were always playing jokes and jumping in the pool and generally joined in with everyone else.

The hotel is located about 5 mins walk from the main street which provides some great bars, a favourite of ours was the bar on the beach where you could smoke one of their steam pipes, have a drink and look at the amazing sky.

I would reccomend this hotel to anyone as im sure you'll have a great time!!
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by D Allmark
9 / 10

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Olu Deniz -- fabulous place to stay

"We are a young married couple (aged between 26 and 30) from the UK and stayed at the Imparator in Olu Deniz, Turkey from the 13th to the 20th September 2007. We flew from Birmingham into Dalaman airport and then had a coach transfer to Olu Deniz. Driving through Turkey, I was unsure of what to expect - late at night, a lot of it looked run down and half built; but when we came into Olu Deniz, I was delighted. It looked lively and inviting, without being overly busy or touristy and everywhere was really pretty.

On arrival at the hotel, I was very pleasantly surprised. We got our holiday as a last minute deal, on the recommendation of our travel agent, Thomson, and we had only seen some pictures in the brochure, so we were a little bit unsure what to expect! At reception, we were greeted by Josef, who was a wonderful young host who made us feel very welcome and never stopped smiling! We were shown to our room, which was pretty average. The beds were 2 singles pushed together and were quite firm and the pillows were too big and a bit hard. The air con cost extra to use and was around £3 per night. We did ok without it, although it was hot at night; we just kept the balcony door open and slept under sheets! The room was clean enough though, and we were more interested in outside!

The resort itself was lovely. There was a pool, which was always clean and never overcrowded, as the hotel is a small and friendly hotel, rather than a busy family hotel. In fact, there were only 2 children there and only in the second half of our week. There were bean bags and sun loungers with parasols all round the pool and a nice bar next to it, under cover, with all manner of drinks. They also did food at the bar, which we found to be pretty good for home cooked style food. There's a pool table and you can borrow cards and games from the bar if you fancy it. The pool was cold, but that was a good thing, as the weather was scorching!

The beach at Olu Deniz was nice enough, but is quite busy and pebbly. We found Sugar Beach instead; if you carry on walking past the beach, walk out of the town centre with the beach on your left and keep going, go PAST the bit of beach you have to pay for and take the fork on the right, and then you get to Sugar Beach. They also run a free shuttle bus service back to your hotel! It's in a bay and the beach there is sandy, the water more like a lake and very shallow and there's a fab beach bar, with good food. You can also hire pedalos and canoes and we even saw a huge turtle in the bay there. We went back there time and again.

In the evening, the town comes alive. The town centre can seem intimidating at first, as every single stall owner and restaurant owner is out on the street, trying to get your attention. Luckily, everyone is still really friendly and you get used to the shouts! The main beach at night is even better than during the day, with bean bags everywhere, candles and bar service. The restaurants were all pretty good, but our favourite was probably Captain Hook's fish restaurant (terrible name, but the food was great!).

We parasailed from Mount Babadag, which is THE best thing to do in Olu Deniz and we did our jump with Icarus. They were very professional and their pilots are all training pilots (who teach the other pilots) and were extremely professional and friendly. Other places were cheaper, but we felt much happier with Icarus.

We also took a day trip to the abandoned Greek village in Fethiye and we got there on our own rather than as part of a trip. We got there late afternoon and it was almost deserted and that's the best way to see it - it was incredible and we highly recommend going there. You can get on the little "dolomush" buses to anywhere and they are really cheap - just flag them down on the road and pay as you get off.

On our 6th day we went on a boat trip organised by Thomson and it was a fantastic day - we went round lots of the islands on a nice boat and were able to swim in the open sea and see some amazing scenery.

We loved Olu Deniz and would definitely go back there and back to Imparator - if they give us better pillows next time!
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by pixelbetty
10 / 10

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All the staff at the hotel were...

"All the staff at the hotel were friendly, the rooms were always clean and the beds were made daily.

The family who run the hotel were very hard-working and they have some lovely pets that were a big hit with all the animal lovers staying there (myself included!).

There is not a huge amount on offer in the way of food and entertainment, but the hotel doesn't need to offer much more than it does as you are only a 10 minute (max) walk away from the dozens of bars and restaurants in the centre of the town - which offer a much greater range at better prices.

We had lovely views from our balcony and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing time in Turkey. If you like cakes, one of the lads comes round to the sun-bathers, selling them for about £2.

Top tip - it might be cheaper for you to book flights and hotel independently, rather than through a travel agent. Likewise, the excursions offered by Thomson were very good, but you will probably get a cheaper deal if you book boat trips directly with the operators near to, or on, the beach.
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by Hunt
8 / 10

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Absolutely Loved It!!!

"After staying at the Imparator for a week at the end of September, I was gutted to see this place had received 1/5 from another person!

We arrived at 11:55pm and were greeted by Serkan at the reception. He was very helpful and spoke good english!

The rooms are very basic, but didn't expect nothing more for the great value price that we paid! It consisted of twin beds that can be pushed together to make a double bed, a bedside table with phone, a dresser with mirror and drawer, double wardrobe with plenty of hangers and the bathroom!

To my suprise, maid service seemed to be daily as our beds were made and towels changed!

The pool area was very nice and very clean with plenty of sunloungers for us residents.

The hotel also offers plenty of food and a full menu! It is brilliantly priced and very, very tasty. Breakfast was served daily from 8-10am and was also very fresh.

The location is excellent, 2mins walk from the main strip but far enough to get away from the noise. It is only a 10min walk from the beach.

Me and my partner were so impressed, we are already planning to return next year!
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by sbarker1984
10 / 10

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not good enough!

"Because of the terrible summer this year we knew availability in olu deniz would be limited, but because we had such a great time there last year at the hotel alize we tried to get in there again.Unfortunatly after trawling the internet and visiting three different travel agents the only hotel showing available rooms was the Imparator with thomson holidays.Because thomson are such an established company we decided the hotel was bound to be of a certain standard so we booked it.How wrong we were,on arrival we were shown to our rooms which were two together for me my partner and two children 111 and 112. They were very small dingy and smelly and the bed side lights didnt work but because it was around midnight we decided to see what we could do about it in the morning when the rep came.In the morning the room looked and smelled even worse and lots of things were faulty,the bedding was dirty the mouth rinsing cup in the bathroom was mouldy when I closed the patio door the handle came off in my hand,the hairdryer which was situated above the sink came apart exposing wires as did the key socket for electric supply so we talked to the rep and she said that she would ask for the rooms to be thouroughly cleaned or if possible for us to move to different ones.Unfortunatly neither of these requests were met and it just caused the hotel staff to be unpleasant to us.We felt our only option was to move hotels which again thomson were unable to help us with as all there hotels in the area were full.The only thing we could do was go and book ourselves into a neighbouring hotel called the belchehan deluxe which added to the cost of our holiday greatly though we all thought it was worth every penny to get us out of the turkish faulty towers hellhole that is the Imparator.We are going to return to the belchehan deluxe next year as it was absolutely fantastic and everything a hotel should be."

by Hayze
2 / 10

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