11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
10/10 for the Ramos
"We have just returned form a 2 week stay in the Ramos Hotel in Hisaronu and i thought i would write a review as there are not that many on here.
We booked late (A week before!) and because of this we did not expect much in terms of accomadation but it was just to get away from the weather in England. When we arrived at the Ramos Hotel we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist a man then took our cases for us and took us to our room. The rooms were very clean and tidy with a resonable sized bathroom and 3 beds (Take note that rooms do vary) the room also had a LCD TV with basic channels, free air-con and a telephone, there is no Kitchen as it is B+B. There was also a balcony overlooking the lovely swimming pool. The next morning we noticed that the shower head was broke so we reported it to reception and within half an hour the technician was up to fix it. We went to brekfast which was a buffet style by the pool. There was melon, cereal, eggs, cheese, bread, tea, coffee, juice and lots more. It was very clean and nicely presented. The swimming pool is excellent and there is a pool bar serving drinks and snacks all day long they also play relaxing music, the pool area is extremely peaceful and tranquil. There lots of sunbeds and because it is a small hotel there were always plenty of sunbeds avaliable (No need to get up early and reserve!). There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Hisaronu we would recommend two restaurants 'La Mediterranea' and 'The Lemon Tree'. The Ramos also has a Garden bar at the front the hotel where we went every night after going out for a meal there is a free Pooltable, TableTennis, and Dartsboard there is also free internet access, there is a VERY friendly waiter/Barman called Emla and the Ramos's own Dog called Billy. The hotel itself is situated in the best position as it is close to the restaurants/Bars/Shops but when you go into the hotel its like being in the middle of nowhere. We would DEFINITLELY recommend you to stay at the Ramos if you like all the action of Hisaronu close by but a very peaceful and relaxing hotel. The people at the Ramos were extremely friendly and accomadating and made you feel part of the family, we will definitely be going back to the Ramos Hotel. 10/10"
- Travel date: Sun 7th of September 2008
"This was a good hotel. The bedrooms were simple, but spacious and clean. Some rooms do have tvs but they only offer the basic channels. The hotel was in a good location so only a short walk into Hisaronu and the Monday market. There are plenty of restaurants near by to choose from as well. The hotel had a good sized pool with plenty of sunbeds. They also have a good garden bar with plenty of comfy seats to chill out on in the evenings with reasonably priced drinks and there is also a free pooltable. Would definately use this hotel again when we next visit."
- Travel date: Mon 1st of September 2008
A great holiday at Ramos
"We a family of three have just returned from a fab holiday at the Ramos hotel. Expect a nice, relaxing holiday here. The views from the hotel are so nice, green lush mountains and the pool view was just as good. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to help you especially shaggy on reception and imiet who worked so hard doing virtually ever job going. The rooms are spacious and very clean, beds comfortable too!
Breakfast a bit repetive. It would be good if the food was varied every few days and the only downfall was the room had no fridge so we were buying drinks as we needed them.But this hotel offers the best break we have ever had, the location is peaceful and relaxing with hens, turkeys and even a rooster that gave us a wake up call every morning, and not forgetting Billy the resident dog. Hisaronu is just a short walk down the road where there are so many resturants, bars shops and an azda supermarket. Whatever you are looking for you can buy here and prices are not too bad, be prepared to haggle especially in the market and you will get some good deals.
We had a wonderful holiday and hope to go back to the Ramos in the very near future."
- Travel date: Sat 30th of August 2008
What can I say but perfect perfect perfect!
"Wow what a perfect hotel!
Great location for a start, just at the top end of village so easy walking distance to all the bars/restaurants.
Great pool area with loads of sunbeds and a great pool bar.
The main bar in the hotel is fab! Huge with Pool table/darts boards, internet access, bar so good people from other hotels/villas regularly come to sit in the oversized beanbags and sample the cheap cocktails!
The rooms are good/clean, free aircon and daily cleaning.
All the staff are great and really friendly.
All in all we had a great time and will be visiting again soon!
Thanks to the Ramos!"
- Travel date: Thu 24th of July 2008
A great time at the Ramos!!
"We stayed at the Ramos for two weeks in August 2006. The hotel is lovely spotlessy clean. Its is ideally located within walking distance to Hisaronu or a short dolmus ride to Olu Deniz and Fethiye. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We booked a lastminute deal through Tapestry who sadly went out of business during our stay. The Tapestry staff however remained kind helpful and professional at all times. A trip to the deserted village of Kayakoy is highly recommended,we also did excursions to Tlos and Saklikent which were very enjoyable. On Thursday evenings the Ramos has a Turkish BBQ night which is a great family evening.I was a little unwell during my stay but didnt realise until I got home this was because I was pregnant! This summer we are holidaying in Olu Deniz but will definitely be visiting the Ramos for a drink or two and for the very entertaining turkish BBQ night. I would highly recommend the Ramos,its a great place to stay."
- Travel date: Sat 1st of March 2008
One of our best holidays!
"This was our first visit to Turkey, and I have to say it will defintely not be our last. We had the most wonderful holiday at the Ramos, it was one of the most relaxing, peaceful hotels we have ever stayed in, the staff were just so friendly, nothing was too much trouble, it's quite hard to describe just how great the place is. We feel we have found a little gem with the Ramos, a great place to go for an odd week or two, as you know as soon as you step foot into the bar that fantastic wind-down will begin. Hisaronu was not our favourite place, but as we realised, you can take it or leave it, we did find some great restaurants, but it was a bit too British for our liking. We found Oludinez much the same, but of course you have the beach to sit on in the evening, which a MUST! Just go down to one of the bars on the beach, flop on a beany bag, drink in hand, and watch the sun go down, it's breath taking. I write this on behalf of my husband and 12 year old son, (he thought it was fantastic, and can't wait to return!)"
- Travel date: Sun 9th of September 2007
Best Holiday Ever
"We holidayed at the Ramos from the 13th July 2007 for 2 weeks. We were a party of 23 in total. This was our first visit to Turkey but a lot of our group are regular visitors. I thought the hotel was lovely, peacful, and very clean. The staff were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble for them. We were welcomed to the hotel with drinks provided on the house. I hope to return to Turkey next year and would definitely make the Ramos my choice of hotel.
(Tracey Thomas' party)"
- Travel date: Wed 22nd of August 2007
Best holiday ever
"i have been to this part of Turkey many times and love it. i always want to go to different places but this is one i could go to again and again. The room was spacious ( we had three proper beds) and everywhere was very clean and tidy.
The location could not be better - there is a small amount of nightlife and plently of restaurants but they are a couple of minutes walk down the road so it can be avoided if you preffer. We only went B&B but the breakfasts were good and we ate in a different resterant every night.
the staff were VERY friendly and knew our names by the first morning, they even remembered my favourite drink.
Genuinly the best holiday i have ever been on."
- Travel date: Mon 23rd of July 2007
our favourite hotel
"We have been visitors of Ramos since 1992, when Hisaronu was but a tiny village with no street lighting! and local farmers drove their cattle down the street. Although we have'nt visited every year, it still remains our firm favourite.Once you are inside the hotel it is just pure peace and tranquility,with beautiful views up the mountainside.Everywhere is spotlessly clean, and comfortable, and the staff so kind. Life takes on a slower pace and the lovely breakfasts under the pergola,taken at a leisurely pace, sets you up for the day. Our latest visit in June 2006 did not disappoint. The lovely family were there to greet us with snacks and wine. We had another great holiday.
Thank you Ramos and family!"
- Travel date: Sun 20th of August 2006
Fabulous holiday at the Ramos!
"My friend and I returned from the Ramos yesterday...we had a fabulous holiday! I couldn't find any reviews for the hotel so we had no idea what it would be like. We booked our holiday through Tapestry (the Ramos is a Tapestry only hotel) only a few days before flying. We received a call from them by 9.05 the following morning saying our tickets were on their way.
At Dalaman we were met by a delightful rep, Lorraine, (who was frequently at the hotel to check everyone was fine) and our transfer coach was waiting for us with chilled bottled of water and refreshing wipes on each seat. The transfer was supposed to take about 1 hour and 20 mins but they have recently opened a new tunnel which cuts the time down to approx. 40 mins.
When we arrived at the Ramos there were staff waiting to serve complimentary drinks and pizza. We were then shown to our room...an extremely clean twin room (no bath, just shower) with a balcony overlooking the pool. Almost all the rooms overlook the pool. The hotel itself was great. It's been in the same family for over 20 years and all of the staff are family members. They took the time to chat to all the guests and served a good cocktail. Breakfast was a nice mixture...cereal, various breads and jams, omlettes, etc. The dining area is outside but in a sort of gazabo type building next to the pool. The whole pool area is scrubbed daily so it is spotless.
Tapestry also run various excursions...we went on the lazy day at sea (this books up really quickly so possibly better to book in advance). Similar trips are run by other companies on the area and appear much cheaper...Tapestry's trip was Â£25 whereas others are only Â£5. However, there are a maximun of 12 people on the Tapestry trip...and as many as can be fitted on the others without the boat sinking! There is a masseur at the hotel who is absolutely amazing and a bargain. He does reflexology and shiatsu. My friend and I had 2 Shiatsu massages each (we planned 1 but it was so good we had another!) and it was only Â£25 for a one hour full body massage. I slept unbelievably well after them.
Each week the hotel put on a BBQ night with superb food and very reasonably priced...all drinks/food ordered from the hotel are put onto your tab (which can be settled daily, weekly, or as you prefer). The hotel policy is that you are not permitted to take ANY outside food or drink into your room. However, we did take water in as it was a good deal cheaper in the supermarkets (like Azda!).
The hotel is located less than a 5 min walk from the main shopping/eating/drinking road of Hisaronu so you are close to activity but not in it. One couple felt that it was not the usual type of hotel that Tapestry use (after seeing some of the others I have to agree) as they are usually quite far from busy areas and are in extremely quiet locations. The positioning of the Ramos does mean that you can get the Dolmus (fab local bus service) from outside the hotel to the beach at Olu Deniz, to the ruins at Kaya or to Fethiye (harbour and rock tombs) for just over Â£1 each way. The buses run extremely regularly and save you a fortune in taxis. If you do go to Olu Deniz be aware of the fact the there is a main beach and the lagoon area. The main beach was quieter but pebble and had a very strong current and steep shelf (really unsuitable for children and not easy for adults) whereas the lagoon was much shallower with no current. You can ask the Dolmus drivers to take you to the main lagoon entrance...which is the busier area, or to one of the opposite beach bars. The first one of these (and by far the nicest) was Sugar Beach, with its Sugar Shack restauant. The sunbeds here were cheaper than at the main beach and there were big shaded and cushioned areas that were great! Entrance to the beaches on this side of the lagoon was free.
Overall we we thoroughly impressed by the hotel and surrounding area and have definite plans to return later this year. If there was one downside to the hotel it was that you can hear some noise from the rooms above (as the floors are tiled...and 2 teenage girls were above us!) and also some from the bar if you are at the front of the hotel. This is minimal (and generally deadened by the air-con) but if you are a light sleeper it may be better for you to request a room away from the front of the hotel."
- Travel date: Sun 30th of July 2006
"Just returned from Hisaronu staying at Ramos where the staff were so friendly and helpfull,we had a room overlooking pool area quite spacious 1 double and 1 single bed which were very comfy but the rooms did lack storage space also shower cubicles were small,The pool area was very clean and never crowded never had to(save)a sunbed and the bar snacks were great the chef was a very good cook. Hisaronu is quite lively at night with some good restruants we liked The Lemon Tree,Mama Mia(italian),and our favorite for taste and value Dippy Dolly,s situated down behind the funfare a three course
meal for 2 with a bottle of wine was 40tl(about Â£9 each)
and such friendly service. We went to Talk of Town show good show but chicken n chips meal was poor,as for beaches Sugar Beach, great,would go back again had a great holiday."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of June 2010