17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
First trip to Dalyan
"In September I went with husband and parents in law to Dalyan and stayed in the Metin Hotel. We booked The Metin directly with Helenka, the owner, and were not disappointed. The service was excellent. The hotel was spotlessly clean; breakfast was excellent ( I so want the recipe for the fruit in syrup! ); the staff were friendly and Dalyan is perfect. All the spectacular beauty of Turkey but without the madness of busier resorts. Definitely not the place for 18 - 30s, but if you want bars, restaurants, spectacular scenery and lovely people, then Dalyan and the Metin hotel are for you. Must not forget to mention the captain of the boat who took us on 3 different days out to the river and lake."
- Travel date: 5th October 2010
"went to the metin for second visit requested room on low floor oap , were given a room in the roof horrible asked to be moved ignored would seem people who go every year and who book direct are given the best rooms my advice if you want to visit this hotel book direct,we only ate at the hotel once ,food was o-k but boring,good restaurant hidden garden however prices are rising very fast in dalyan were paying about Â£25 for evening meal for two of us a price rise of approx 100% on two years ago but dalyan is beautiful we love it but are sad to say our last visit to this area due to costing much cheaper elsewhere in turkey ,but will go back to turkey"
- Travel date: 7th June 2009
Booked flights and Hotel independently,v...
"Booked flights and Hotel independently,v.good liaison and transfer arranged with hotel,Hotel staff v.friendly.All areas cleaned every day,towels changed everyday,pool superb.Breakfast usual Turkish fare,but would do omelettes etc., on request.The hotel did an evening meal which was very popular(and looked delicious)but my wife and I always try to sample lots of different restaurants in Dalyan ( There are so many good ones to choose from). Dalyan is a delightful oasis,a place that hasn't yet succumbed to mass tourism,and the Metin Hotel really is the place to stay.You can also arrange all sorts of exscursions with the hotel and Helenka and her staff are always on hand to help.I'm in the process of booking for September for a special birthday!"
- Travel date: 6th July 2008
We have been visiting the Metin hotel fo...
"We have been visiting the Metin hotel for a number of years and have always enjoyed our stay there. Its central location is great and the rooms a comfortable and clean. The pillows are very hard and itâs worth asking the maid if she has a softer one! Apart from breakfast we didnât eat at the hotel as the village restaurants are really good and cheap. There isnât much night life in Dalyan and so most people spend their evenings eating out. The Metin is only 20 mins from the airport and there are reliable car hire places in Dalyan so itâs a good place to base yourself if you are planning on exploring the coast. We often book the hotel for 2 weeks and travel about, staying at other B&B's etc before returning to Dalyan. Itâs cheap enough to be able to do this. We always travel with our young daughter who has been going to the Metin since she was 8 months old. She is always well catered for here. "
- Travel date: 5th November 2007
Good location, not so good meals.
"Familyhotel in centre of Dalyan. Large rooms, small balconies, free sunbeds. Don't book for meals, no variation and you can go out for inexpensive meals in the lovely town of Dalyan. Dinertime was at half past seven in the evening, which is too late for me."
- Travel date: 17th October 2006
The Metin hotel is like our second home ...
"The Metin hotel is like our second home as my wife and I and my two sons and grandchildren and now my friend and his wife are avid Metin goers. We have visiting this wonderful place for 7 years and we never tire of the special people of Dalyan. It is apart of heaven."
- Travel date: 17th October 2006
"Date 8/9/06. Sussex England. It was our first visit to turkey and to pick the Metin hotel was brilliant the family run hotel was superb the staff were really great ,loverly room very clean,air con, mini bar,loverly pool and bar.Breakfast on the roof terrace overlooking the rock tombs is Wonderfull.Dalyan itself is a loverly place and we will undoutably be going back there again"
- Travel date: 11th October 2006
Comfort and Quality
"Having stayed in Dalyan four times previously we looked forward to staying at the highly rated Hotel Metin. We were not disappointed. The hotel is very comfortable and friendly with an extremely convenient location - and yet it is peaceful. The staff are very friendly and attentive delivering quality service throughout the day and evening. Whilst there are many excellent restaurants in Dalyan the hotel Metin provides bookable evening meals that are very popular and great value for money. The pool area is kept very tidy and is safe and breakfasts on the roof terrace are a joy. Our room was a good size, well provided with clean sheets and towels and there was always warm water for showers after a hard days tanning. I note a review on this site takes issue with a suggested five star rating for the Metin. All I can say is that perhaps it doesn't warrant five stars when compared to some other (and more expensive) hotels - it makes up for any very minor shortfalls by the overall atmosphere of comfort and quality. The hotel is typically Turkish and charming because of it. We enjoyed our stay immensely and compared with the other good places we have stayed in Dalyan - this is the best and we will return. I would not hesitate to recommend it - I would simply be jealous if you get to Dalyan and the Metin before me!"
- Travel date: 10th October 2006
Nice staff, but average hotel
"Being a frequent business traveller I'm probably a little spoiled, but to me the hotel is not what I expected after reading the glorifying reviews on this site! It doesn't help others to rate this hotel 'an excellent 5 star hotel' just because the staff is friendly!. Don't get me wrong, the staff IS very nice, although they could use some English lessons.... The hotel rooms are large and spotlessly cleaned (as long as you tip every day...;-), but poorly decorated. The matrasses are hard and the bathroon is very basic. Also the balcony on the 2nd floor are tiny, better ask for a room on the 1st floor. We woke up one morning from leaking rain through the roof, not a nice wake-up call. I would say the hotel is on a good location in a nice little town, but the hotel is what they claim to be: an average 3-star. Nevertheless I had a good time and value-for-money was OK. Daan (Netherlands)"
- Travel date: 4th October 2006
a truely unique hotle!
"This hotel in every way possible got a 5 star! it felt like home, but better!!!i must say though that what really made the stay at the metin was the lovely staff! all the guys were lovely and friendly and gr8 with kids staying at the hotel! your all soo wonderful so thankyou so much for giving me and my family and gr8 stay to never forget! i was 16 years when i visited, my brother 19 my brother gfriend 18, my sister 9 and my mum 45 and we allll loved it sooo much so t appeals to alll ages.....including teenagers for shore!shame i didnt stay in contact with any of the guys ther and the girl of 16 who worked ther 2....miss you all:("
- Travel date: 26th September 2006
Breath of fresh air, Peter and Yvonne
"My husband and i have just returned from dalyan, and although we have visited Tukey before, this was our first time in this resort. we decided to review the hotels on trip advisors web site and im so glad we did. The Metin hotel was as everyone had previously reviewed and as such we booked directly with Helena. We were collected from the airport and within 30 minutes we were on the balcony overlooking the pool..Breakfast was continental on the roof terrace.,overlooking the tombs. Half board was an option this consisted of three courses for 15 lire around the pool area, good value for money and a great way to meet fellow guests who clearly visited year in year out and considered Helena and her staff as part of their extended family. Dalyan is very much a one horse town so dont take your teenagers looking for foam parties and alike, they wont find them. Beer is arond 4lire and spirts 5 in the town and hotel. I would recomend the Albatros bar, its a sort of regge bar with tables on the street where you can watch people walking up and down all night. There are numerous eateries, Alis is great for a steak (about 17lire) and the pancake stall is a must at only a few lire. we got up early and went to see the turtles (our hotel arranged ) fantastic, we also sailed down the river and saw kingfishers and alike. Towards the end of our holiday we and our fellow guests accompanied Helena and her colleagues on an evening river cruise and barbeque ending up with a sing song around the camp fire,great fun. i have been fortunate to travel extensively, however i cannot recall a hotel where staff remember your name and are genuinely happy to speak with you. Dalyan is a must, stay at the Metin and you will not be disapointed."
- Travel date: 18th September 2006
Great Hotel ... Great Location!
"My wife and I had visited Dalyan before but this was our first stay at the Hotel Metin. It was wonderful! The staff were all very friendly and helpful; the rooms were a good size and, with air conditioning, a balcony and a fridge ... and a hairdryer (my wife insisted I mention that!) they were excellent value for money. Breakfast on the roof overlooking the tombs isa great way to start your day. We especially enjoyed the central location . With the river and the town literally on our doorstop we could easilly pop back during the day for a relax by the pool or in the cool of our room. We could not fault our stay. In fact we enjoyed it so much we are returning to Dalyan in September and although Helena tried very hard to fit us in, the hotel was fully booked on the dates we wanted . I should not be surprised!"
- Travel date: 8th September 2006
Top traveller tips for Metin Hotel
"hidden garden and kosk "
"be prepared to pay as much to eat there as at home"
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