2 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Dont go here if your english
"We have just returned from 11 nights at the Iberotel Palm Garden. After there not being many reviews i decided to write mine. We arrived at the hotel at 2am after being delayed 4 hours on our thomson flight. We booked through beach collection so had a private transfer to the hotel which ment we had no problem checking in on arrival. First impressions of the hotel were very good. The bell boy took us to our rooms on a little golf cart which was fine, our bags arrived 5 minutes later. The rooms were spacious and very clean, we had twin beds and a sofa bed for my 5 year old, my parents had a king size bed and good size room both with balcony looking onto gardens. The bathrooms only have showers, no baths im afraid. After a good nights slep we went down to breakfast in the large dinning room overlooking the large pool. There was a large selection of food, eggs, pancakes, sausage, cheese, bread and fruit etc. My mum is a big tea drinker and had trouble getting cups of tea as the hotel caters for germans and they dont have milk with their tea or coffee. After breakfast we went to the pool, no problem getting sunbeds and towels provided, however dont sit next to the slides, you will get soaked. So, all was good, untill we realised we were the only people in the whole hotel, which is quite large, that were english. My little boy wanted to go to the kids club, hich is fantastic, if your german! After being in their for 10 minutes he came out. All the children were german or russian and the reps spoke hardly any english. Lunch and tea were vertually the same every day, not a great selection and most of the time cold. I looked forward to breakfast when i could fill up on pancakes and egg. The entertainment was terrible as it was all in german, at 9.45am, 3.45pm and 8pm the reps would gather round the pool and blast some kind of kids song in german around the pool whilst trying to dance to it, it got very annoying after a couple of days. The evening entertainment was poor as we couldnt understand a word they were saying. Overall, this hotel is a german hotel and if i were to give advice it would be to avoid, especially if you have children, even the german children were rude and ruled the pool, splashing us at every opportunity. The beach, well, it nearly ripped my feet the shread as its man made, so as you want to get into it, your walking over stones and rocks so it hurts quite alot, not reccomended. We did venture out of the hotel but there is nothing in the area, a few shops but nothing special and very expensive. Also there is no where to eat, drink or escape to outside the hotel, your stuck, unless you get a taxi or bus to side or manavgat. We went to the market in manavgat one day, which was good and we got some bargains, and filled up on a burger king whilst there. The best thing about the hotel was its grounds, lovely grounds and views of the sea, the weather was great and the maids were very good, cleaning every day and changing the towels. If you do decide to go to this hotel just be prepared to speak to only who you go with and dont expect to much on the food and drink front. If i were to get a free holiday to this hotel, i really wouldnt go back, if i wanted to holiday with the germans and enjoy their food and their entertainment, i'd go to germany, not the iberotel pal garden."
- Travel date: 14th October 2009
We can only recommend Iberotel Palmgarte...
"We can only recommend Iberotel Palmgarten. The rooms were clean and fresh with balconies. (Maybe on the small side for a family of 4) the food was absolutely delicious. You could eat for almost 24hrs. The variety was endless. The restaurant was clean , spacious and air conditioned. The staff was very friendly! The pool was big with slides and lots of sun beds and parasols. There was plenty to do for the kids. Pool table, tennis, kids club. Night entertainment was in an amphitheatre, which was ok. The nights always ended with fire works from the Hotel next door. The beach was 2 minutes down the complex. There were some small shops in the complex, but we had to walk quite a distance in the heat to go to the nearest shopping market. Which had plenty of bags, shoes, clothes, souvenirs etc. We booked with a German tourist operator, and the Germans were not anything what they are portrayed as. Their children were well behaved and the adults were very polite. Unlike some drunk Brits with their loud children."
- Travel date: 22nd July 2006
Top traveller tips for TUI BLUE Palm Garden
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TUI BLUE Palm Garden is also called
- Iberotel Palm Garden
- iberotel palm garden manavgat