Hotel Parkim Palas
45 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"just got back from hotel parkim, the hotel was great but be warned they put you in room that i would call the cleaners cupboard not fit for a dog, it cost me an extra Â£100 to move rooms.Did not see a rep all week."
- Travel date: Thu 10th of June 2010
We went with our friends to the Parkim A...
"We went with our friends to the Parkim Ayaz August 2008 , only been back 2 weeks , our room was very Clean and simple but our friend stayed in the opposite block to us and their room was not very nice The shower would not work only dribble and the grout in the tiles was grubby , but i have to say if our friends had a room the same has ours they would not have moaned .
The towels where changed every day , the bed was changed 2 times a week , the surroundings are lovely , i don't think the pool was big enough for how many people stayed there , and people was putting their towels on the sunbeds early of a morning and was using them until afternoon , which is not fair , we saw one family put towels on at least 10 sunbeds or more and only went on them for 1 hour leaving the towels on never came back . There are a family of tortoise at the Parkim it was lovely to see them roaming around .
The dinning room is massive , Breakfast is not good if you like a full English like my husband does sometimes , a lot of the mornings there was like chips on with boiled egg and the sausage was like hot dog sausages only red cut up , My friend and myself was okay because we had cereal and toast and a couple of times a week pancakes .
Evening meal was Good , but the puddings it was the same every night the cakes where soaked in syrup and like different flavoured blancmange , we only had gateau once .
At reception they are very friendly but the maids don't speak a lot of English .
Gumbet is very lively and the Parkim is in the middle of bar street , and at the back of the Hotel is the beach and there are bars along the beach but when you are in your room you can't hear anything , be prepared to barter in all the shops .
We went in a lot of bars we always ended up in Daddies bar , they are lovely in there .
We went on the bus 3 times to Bodrum to have a look around the shops and the harbour and to find the market but we went on the wrong days the market is on Tuesday , but we found it more expensive , there is a lot more shops in Bodrum .
I would stay in the Parkim Ayaz again and would definitely go to Gumbet again , we loved the night life and there was a lot going on "
- Travel date: Sun 7th of September 2008
This holiday was good and bad! To quote...
"This holiday was good and bad! To quote the hotel receptionist "there are no quiet rooms in Gumbet" will sum up the resort and hotel. If you have a room in the refurbished Ayaz then you will benefit from a working shower but have to deal with the noise from the cozzy bar from 3pm till 2am. If you get a room in the Palas then you may get a garden view but more than likely get a wall view along with the resident cats meiowing all night and the bars on the road here do not turn music off until 3am. So if you resort to upgrade to a lovely room in the middle you will get respite from the cats and bars and also get a soft pillow, decent sheets and shower but a price of Â£100p.w. We did this and thought it was better to go without milkshakes at Â£3.50 a time(wow). Your money will not go far here. Beer Â£2.50/Fanta Â£2/Ice-cream 2 scoops Â£2/Waffles with fruit Â£4.50 etc. The place is not bad, a bit dirty round the edges due to the industrial sand used on the man-made beach being brought into the dining area and on the bean bags etc. The place has had a make-over and looks OK in places so its bearable. Whilst we were there we noticed the staff were having disputes with each other and a few said it wasnt a great place to work - hence a few glum faces. The dining room was full to capacity (queuing) in August and we so we resorted to going in at 9.30 but the downside was that the menu had half gone. Our maid decided to help herself to some lira we left on the side (presumably thinking it was a tip) but gave it back to me later. (?) When we checked out we were asked for 10 lira for the mini-bar items missing but we refused to pay because we hadnt used the mini bar so check when you arrive in the rooms. The nearby Bar street is loud,busy and tacky and we witnessed a fight whilst we were there resulting in loads of police presence and the use of pepper spray. I wouldnt recommend it for anyone.
On the plus side we went scuba diving with seaworld and had an amazing day - they were very professional. The boat trips are also worth doing although dont think you will go far on the camel ride on camel beach- it takes approx 3 mins for Â£5.
The food is reasonably priced in the hotel bars and some of the entertainment is worth watching especially the hip-hop dancers although none of it starts until 11.30.
Weather is 38degrees every day in August so its a sun worshippers paradise but beware it is very oppressive and tiring.
Not a bad hotel in places but we wont return - we prefer Olu Deniz which is much more laid back and picturesque.
- Travel date: Thu 28th of August 2008
We stayed at the Parkim Ayaz in July 200...
"We stayed at the Parkim Ayaz in July 2008. A lovely hotel clean and tidy and the staff are very friendly. Food was ok. The hotel is situated in a good position. Handy for the beach and for the bar street with plenty of eating places. The gardens and the pool area are a good place to relax especially on the big cushions once you are laid out on them you do not want to move. We have been to Gumbet for the past 6 years and we will be defo going back to the Parkim Ayaz.
- Travel date: Mon 18th of August 2008
arrived in turkey in the middle of the n...
"arrived in turkey in the middle of the night with my family. travelled on a coach from the airport to a dirt track in the middle of nowhere. then after some time transferred to a mini bus to take us to the hotel. we were exhausted, only to be told our rooms werent ready. my daughter was sharing a room with her grandparents which was tiny with no bed. we were temporarily upgraded to a superior room but only til the next day. reception staff were so uninterested and unhelpful.unable to unpack, we were given rooms with a sea view,only to find that they rattled throughout the day and night when the music thumped out from the cosy beach bar. any compaints fell on deaf ears. (no pun intended)
hotel was lovely, cleaning staff were great and the facilites were spot on. bar staff couldnt do enough for you and good choice of food in the dining hall. maybe not to everyones taste.
hotel contantly being cleaned and upgraded. which at times meant painting your room whilst you were using it and hanging up art work, whilst standing on your bed.
overall lovely location, let done by tranfer nightmare and uniterested reception staff
- Travel date: Fri 15th of August 2008
Me and my husband stayed here in July fo...
"Me and my husband stayed here in July for two weeks!!!
On arrival we thought what a lovely setting, we had a great room overlooking the sea and pool.
This was not a problem in fact very nice. However the doors on all the rooms do not shut properly so you have to slam them! This of course is a great problem when you go to bed. Everyone came back different times and all night long you hear the doors slamming. They also let too many youngsters in groups in the Hotel and therefore they made lots of noise too.
We were looking forward to our first meal in the Hotel as we were starving after travelling since early morning. Well what a disappointment that was. If you are Dutch or German etc then fine you can eat the salads which you tend to eat most of the time anyway. But the rest....well the hot meals were absolute rubbish too samey each night rice, rice and more rice chips chips and more chips. One evening we had kebab meat on sticks this was not even cooked in the middle it was red..........over all we ended up eating out most nights of which we found the Restaurants really lovely. But after paying for a half board Hotel you would not expect to have to do this. We have been to Turkey 8 years in a row this is our first time to Gumbet. We found this resort very expensive too. The cheapest for a beer was 5 lira. The dearest in Bodrum was 17 lira for a beer and a vodka and coke. YES that's right 17 Lira. Dearer than home.
We had a Indian Meal one night forgot what the name of the Restaurant was its up the top of the hill near Bar St. Anyway this was Â£45 for the two of us and I can tell we never had much either.
This included only one drink each.
The Resort of Gumbet is beautiful the Roxy Bar is the best in Gumbet. But the Hotel Parkim Ayaz was a big let down. The Reception Staff were not helpful at all in fact they looked like they did not want to be there at all. Our room like I said was lovely the cleaner however never washed the floor once whilst we were there. The towels were changed daily, the ashtray emptied daily, but the glasses, sink shower tray were not touched at all. In fact I was washing the sink myself.
Perhaps we have been spoiled and staying in 4 and 5 star Hotels. But a 3 star should at least be cleaned more regularly. My husband also got a bug of which he had to stay in bed 24 hours. I had to go to a Chemist to get him antibiotics. He could not get off the loo and had bad stomach cramps all day and night with a fever. Also you are given arm bands to wear for what????
Anyone can use the Pool, anyone walks in the Restaurant??? So I don't know what these are for!!!
Well that abouts sums up our stay at the Hotel Parkim Ayaz. I would visit Gumbet again but never stay in that Hotel."
- Travel date: Thu 14th of August 2008
Hi I stayed at Parkim Ayaz in June and...
I stayed at Parkim Ayaz in June and was so pleased with it, this is the 4th time I have stayed at this hotel and it is great has everything you need! The staff are lovely, good food and nice beach with a good pool.
There are a few bars so you can either sit and chill in the ladybird bar or join in the fun in the cozzy beach bar.
The nightlife in Gumbet cateres for everyone, the main street is bar street and this has loads of different bars on it all of which are all fun, good for all ages."
- Travel date: Tue 8th of July 2008
Absolutely brilliant!!!!! Just returned...
"Absolutely brilliant!!!!! Just returned from 2 weeks at the recently refurbished Parkin Ayaz and couldnt have asked for more.
The room had a wonderful view over the pool and sea, daily maid service, and free air con.
Staff were lovely and couldn't do enough to help. The guys at the Cozzy beach bar were always on hand to make sure you had everything you wanted on an evening , and also drinks, food and ice creams etc around the pool during the day. They worked very long hours but always had a smile.
Would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Gumbet.
Bars and restaurants at the front and the sea right behind - ideal location.
Only one thing to be aware of though - If you are taking young children make sure your room is in the sea side rather than the bar side as it can be noisy until quite late at night,"
- Travel date: Tue 1st of July 2008
arrived sept 08,room very clean bed and...
"arrived sept 08,room very clean bed and pillows like rock,asked 3 times for change of pillows no joy. towels were changed daily, we have been to gumbet 3 times.worse place stayed hotel has no soul,food boring,and luke warm,salad bar full of flies, no variety all turkish.+points clean plenty of hot water, free air cond ,but would not go there again."
- Travel date: Thu 26th of June 2008
Hi there the Parkim plaza & the Parkim A...
the Parkim plaza & the Parkim Ayaz are all one now and they have modernised the two hotels and are all one now and they have done a fantastic job.
It is now called the PARKIM AYAZ it has everything you need, this great resort has rooms with great views, gardens with hammocks, swing chairs for relaxing, two main pools with pool bars and jakuzzi water slide, tennis court, mini golf, climbing wall, beach volley free sauna fitness facility.
The rooms a bit small but comfortable and very clean, the food was excellent and the staff was great, anything we asked for if it was possible they got it for us.
The best about this place was that we walked straight onto the beach from our hotel no road to cross also walk from the front of the hotel and your in the thick of the shopping.
Also jump the Green bus into BODRUM takes you straight there for 2lira
and get a Orange bus back i say this because if you take them in different order it will take you twice as long either way because it stops at so many.
Its also worth while to take a trip to KOS we booked it with KLS all insured etc cost us Â£22 each takes a full day, KLS is as you go out of the Parkim Ayaz take a left its about 500 yds on the left just past the bar with no name.
Eating out there are lots of places The Tempo Restraunt and Bar has Chinese, Indain, Italian, Mexican, free pool and darts Sky Sports also free transport from anywhere in Gumbet not expensive.
Red Dragon is another good sopt also Zetas.
If your shopping for clothes 99% of the shops sell crap stuff but i found a shop that the stuff is excellent looks like the real thing and pretty cheap you will see for yourself advise anyone to go to this shop you will not be dissapointed.
Jimmy & Tjays
No 32/B Ayaz St GUMBET
great place to shop and the best in Gumbet
- Travel date: Wed 28th of May 2008
exellent HOLIDAY hotel. the food could i...
"exellent HOLIDAY hotel. the food could improve, but as this is turkey we have to expect turkish life styles. the accomodation first class. exellent views of the ocean , hotel gardens. plenty of bars restaurants. The staff , well you ask for better people, and lets face it in my opinion thats whats makes a good holiday the hospitality.And the staff here from micheal to mustafa the giant , reception cleaners are wonderfull people. And can i just add CONGRATULATIONS TO MUSTAFA, on his marriage to gill last october. Overall first class, will return next year. thanks to all."
- Travel date: Tue 29th of April 2008
Had a great 2 weeks holiday at the Parki...
"Had a great 2 weeks holiday at the Parkim Palas. Room was small but comfortable. Meals were a little too restricted for my liking, not alot of choice but overall they were not that bad. The hotel is situated on the beach front. The hamocs are great for lounging in too. Try the No Name Bar when you go out for a drink at night.(left out of the reception door and about 150 mtrs on the left. Very Very cheap and very friendly.
Also the calipso bar at the left end of the bay as you look out to sea. Owned by Brits. Free Pool table. We will be going back in 2008 for the 3rd time to Gumbet but will try another hotel just for a change. If thats no good, we will go back to the Parkim Palas in 2009 lol. The Gullet ships are very cheap for a day out at sea too, they go to 5 islands and give you lunch on board. And the day trip to Kos is a must from Bodrum. Go and enjoy."
- Travel date: Tue 29th of January 2008