23 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Our first trip to Turkey and we will return. The trip from Dalaman airport was quite long and expensive, a good chance to see the scenery which was spectacular and nice to chat to the other two couples who shared our taxi. The return trip was even dearer as we went back on our own, an earlier reviewer recommended sourcing alternative travel and I would second this. Going early in the season meant the airport was quiet with only our airplane landing, we heard from several travellers that later in the year it gets very busy. On arriving at the Loryma we were greeted by the owner and, as the first guests staying, given a glass of champagne, a lovely touch. Registration was quick and a porter took our cases and bags along a maze of pathways to our accomodation. What a view over the town and the bay, a ground floor apartment, very clean with a welcome pack, no extra charge for the room safe, excellent. 5pm, feet up watching the sunset, coffee and brandy, starting a two week holiday, great. Our evening meal in the restaurant was good, reasonable value, but the menu was a bit restrictive as the season was just starting. The shop had a varied selection and the local pine honey was very nice, especially combined with the yogurt from Turunc, about 80 pence for a very large tub! We went on the bar-b-que trip and had a great time, saw dolphins, highly recommended. Marmaris was a big disappointment - too much hassle from the locals. Turunc itself was ideal for us, lots of strolling around just taking it lazy. The market was interesting, lots of fresh fruit and spices. A good choice of restaurants and bars, at the far end of town we found the Younis eatery/cafe, home made ravioli and various other titbits, very tasty and the staff again were extremely friendly. Bars/restaurants mentioned by other reviewers, we can verify were good, the Bondjuk especially so, and the Pasha. We had an excellent holiday, thank you Club la Costa."
- Travel date: 30th June 2009
Nice hotel - not so good for children
"Booked this self catering holiday to have a cheap break away in the summer of 2008. The actual price of the flight and accomodation was quite good - only about Â£400 each for 2 weeks in the school hols for a one bed apartment. We were trying to have a bargain break, but found the price of eating and drinking out so expensive that we could have had an all inclusive break somewhere, eaten and drunk like kings, and still spent the same money! The apartment at the loryma was fine - but be warned, there are millions of steps - and it was scorching every day, so the trek back and forth to the pool was hard going. The pool area is nice, but as usual you need to get down there just as dawn is breaking to get a sunbe. Even so, there are not nearly enough beds, and particularly brollies, for the amount of people on site. The is little or no shade if you don't secure a brolly, which is no good if you have children. There is a nice indoor pool here too, but again nowhere near enough beds. As this resort is on the side of the cliff, the views are fabulous. You can catch the small tractor trailer which the hotel runs down to the beach/harbour area quite a few times a day. It is complimentary, but finishes around 6pm. We found the walk down in the evening not too bad, it usually took about 25 minutes even at a six year old's pace, and then we would get a taxi back later. The main problem in Turunc is they have a captive audience. You can't get anywhere else very easily, so you end up eating at one of the tavernas by the harbour - and spending a fortune. They all sell the same stuff, none of it is outstanding, and it's all very overpriced, as are the drinks. Give the 'chinese' a miss - it's the worst I've ever tasted!! The one good restaurant - which I can't remember the name of - is up a steep flight of steps right on the waterfront area. It was the only decent meal we had - but even more expensive than the rest. The hotel only has two restaurants to choose from. One a buffet style, which was around 18 quid a head, and had nothing really a six year old would want. Downstairs is the Al la carte, which was very nice, but expensive and certainly not for children. It would be much better, and more helpful for families, if they sold a snack menu catered for the kids for say an hour or so early evening, so you could feed the kids early - then you might be more inclined to use their al la carte later. You could always rustle up beans on toast in your apartment - but who wants to do that? We took the taxi boat from the harbour, one day to Marmaris - very hot and very busy, and one day to Icmeler. What a difference! We should have stayed in Icmeler we realised! There were hundreds of places to eat, and all at quarter of the price we had been paying in Turunc! We went back one evening on the dolmus bus, and had a great night in a restaurant that had a show on afterwards. There seemed to some nice hotels, nice shops, and as with all of Turkey, everyone very friendly. In Turunc there are lots of people selling boat trips. We went out for the day with Musti. What a fantastic day! He was a lovely guy, as were all his crew. We spent a lazy day travelling round the bays, swimming off the boat, having a delicious bar b q lunch, and playing with his lovely golden retriever. Well worth the money, which wasn't much, you just have to buy drinks. The Loryma organise a trip white water rafting. My husband and 14 year old daughter did this one. It was a long drive to the river in a jeep in the heat, with a very early start - but they were raving about it when they got back! Fabulous. So - Loryma in a nutshell. Unbelievable views. Lovely people. Extremely expensive for food and drink, even in the little grocery shop. Not so good for families with small children. No public areas to relax in. Not enough facilities at the pool. Quiet. There is a disco apparently, but it was shut when we were there. Much better for couples. Oh yes - the trees all over the resort are absolutely filled with these scarey looking enormous insects who make an incredible din by rubbing their wings together. Most of the time they stay in the trees - thank God - but if you do see one flying - run."
- Travel date: 31st January 2009
Hotel good, Location superb
"We've just had a week here, last week in Oct. As other reviewers have said, the view that awaits you from your balcony is just amazing - possibly the best we've ever had. We stayed in one of the one-bed Club La Costa apartments and found it pretty good although a little on the small side. It's well-appointed and nicely decorated. For 2 people it was fine, but I wouldn't like to try and cook for 4 with what's provided. Only niggle with the room was the bad smell from the drains when we arrived. A call to reception and the cleaners came and improved things, but by the end of the week, things were deteriorating again. Also, hot water tends to run out pretty quickly early evening as everyone showers etc. Make sure you take your own DVDs as they're not available for rent on-site, despite a DVD player being provided. The rest of the resort is OK, but not quite up to CLC's usual standards. Much of the equipment in the gym etc didn't work and several areas were closed down (end of season). Pool-side sunbathing was ok but limited - in high season, it must be a bit of a nightmare with few places to escape the 'fun-loving' kids and have a quiet time. Staff thin on the ground, but friendly. We ate in the on-site a-la-catre restaurant only once. Good quality Turkish food and not too expensive. Drinks, on the other hand, are very expensive (same around all this part of Turkey). After reading other reviews, we'd hired a car at the airport. Roads not too good, but travelling around was easy. Petrol unbelievably expensive though (3.20 YTL/litre). Turunc is a nice quiet village, but little beach to be found. 20 minutes drive to Icmeler - bigger town based only on tourism, but better beach areas. Marmaris a bit further, but beware! If you love 'Football' pubs and bars with loud music and never-ending 'Happy Hours', this is for you. Otherwise, it's a dump and best avoided. Water-taxis abound to get you between all towns (we didn't use them so can't comment further). WARNING - on our final night we went into Turunc to a restaurant specialising in Chinese/Indian and Turkish food. it's close to the harbour end of the beach and was run by a guy called Ali. he promised us a 'Traditional village-type' meal especially for our last night. It was the worst meal I've ever been served - the meat was only good for repairing your shoes. It was also unbelievably expensive. I would not recommend anyone using this place as, on complaining, Ali just shrugged his shoulders and disappeared into the back room. BEST THINGS - Amazing view WORST THINGS - Marmaris, expensive drinks, one restaurant in particular"
- Travel date: 7th November 2008
"We returned from a week at Loryma Resort Turunc on Friday 17th October. We rented a Jeep which was delivered to us at arrivals at Dalaman Airport. The drive to Turunc took us 2 Â½ hours, as we chose to avoid driving through Marmaris and took the main road further round. This was unnecessary on reflection and added some considerable time to our journey. Check in at the Loryma was welcoming and quick, credit card style cards are issued to avoid using cash in resort at the bars and shop, but if you are concerned about losing track of your spending, just keep receipts or you can go and settle your account at reception as often as you wish. Our 1 bed apartment (in the Club La Costa block) was very pleasant. The CLC wand has been waved to provide pleasant furnishings and fittings. However there are a few small criticisms. â¢ An apartment for 4, only has comfortable seating for 3! â¢ The satellite tv carries hundreds of channels but only 3 or 4 english speaking ones and they were all news channels. I feel that holiday is the one time I would rather not watch the news, and had expected at least a couple of movie channels. I do not go away to watch TV but as no other entertainment is available a movie option would have been nice. â¢ A DVD player is provided, but no means of renting/borrowing DVDâs is available. â¢ The cooking facilities are limited, microwave and double hob and normal kitchen electricals. This more than suited us, as some tea and toast for breakfast was all the catering I had planned on doing anyway. â¢ No tea towels is provided for drying up, and no washing up liquid for washing. I am sure each guest buys a bottle, uses far less than half in their stay, but the maid must remove the remaining liquid each change of guest. I found this ridiculous! (The CLC rep refused to discuss this, as he said he had heard it all before!! So much for wanting guest feedback!) The view from the apartment and the communal areas at Loryma are absolutely stunning. Turunc is a small village nestled in a protected bay in between the mountains, and the Loryma is some distance up the hill. The resort provides a shuttle âtrainâ several times a day to the village. It would be a pleasant walk down but a strenuous one back up, particularly in the heat. The Loryma offers two choices for dining, a buffet restaurant (nice meze) mainly used by the half board Tui guests from Germany/Holland and the A la Carte restaurant, which served very pleasant Turkish meals. The service was a little chaotic, considering there were only 3 couples the night we ate in the A la Carte, and the bill was the largest of our holiday, (not matched by the standard of the food). We were lucky with the weather, we had warm sunny (sunbathing) weather every day bar one which followed an impressive overnight storm. Despite being late in the season we were really troubled with mosquitos. The onsite shop didnât sell repellent but we found a chemist in the village who sold us âSin Kovâ which worked very well. The swimming pools at the Loryma are extremely cold at this time of year, a great shame that neither are heated. The gym equipment may look impressive but is in very poor condition as is mostly therefore unusable. The sunbeds around the pool were rather antiquated, constructed of wooden planks (with the exception of a very small number of more modern ones) they were very narrow, and even with the mattress on did not provide any level of comfort for more than 20 mins. The pool area itself was pleasant, and at the end furthest from the bar there were several small secluded areas for sunbathing. Pool towels appeared in small batches of 5 or 6, throughout the day, this was not too much of a problem as the resort was not full to capacity and many guests were finding the pools too cold to swim in and therefore were not requiring frequent towel changes. We only changed ours twice in the week! But I should imagine in the summer this would be a problem. We found the sea a better temperature for swimming, and saw many people snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. We went on a great boat trip from the harbour. Â£10 each for a 5 stop all day trip and a very good lunch included. Drinks were extra, and prices not made clear as each group was given an âaccountâ to add items to during the day, but it only cost us an additional 19lira for the few drinks, crisps and raffle ticket for the day, and we won a prize too! In contrast the water taxi to Ichmeler seemed to represent less value, as it cost 15 lira each for the return trip (20 mins each way) the same price if you stay on to Marmaris (30 mins each way). Â£15 for 2 for a quick water taxi or Â£20 for 2 all day trip with lunch!! I know where I found the better deal. We were not keen on Ichmeler, to us it seemed very commercial, not very Turkish and the people seemed very focused on your wallet! But it was still busy despite being the end of the season, so each to their own. We did however discover a real tiny piece of Turkey in the Bondjuk Restaurant, on the road in to Turunc from the Loryma. A charming young waiter, a welcoming chef/owner and the best food of the week! Wish we had found it sooner as eating here twice was not enough. We also found a cracking place for lunch. The one and only restaurant on Amos beach serves fabulous meze, and from what we saw other delights too. No menus to choose from, just a large chiller cabinet displaying what is available. The warmth of the service here was just what we had hoped for in Turkey. The icing on the cake is that the beach is delightfully quiet, (with the exception of visiting boats some of which played loud music and used tanoy for announcments, but they donât stay too long). Turunc and the Loryma suited our needs for scenery and relaxation very well. However the one further criticism I felt was that the price of drinks everywhere prevented us getting really relaxed!! I realise that there are reasons for the higher prices on things such as alcohol (in a largely muslim country), however I was disappointed to be spending Â£4.50 on a gin and tonic, and not even a good one at that. The wine was also not cheap, but we did enjoy a couple of bottles of the White Villa Doluca, which was passable as a substitute for Pinot Grigio. Even soft drinks seemed to be fairly highly priced, so we learnt to make what we ordered last! Quick note about the prices at the airport, see the forums for more info, but definitely heed the warnings of excessive prices for food and drink in the Departure areas. Shocking! Overall, Club La Costa at the Loryma need to finish off what they have started and get the finer details ticked off for it to be really perfect. Turunc is somewhere I would happily return to."
- Travel date: 22nd October 2008
Great views from the Mountain side
"The transfer time from Dalaman airport takes around one hour fourty five mins (can be over two hours on a coach) Taxi is the quickest because of the steep mountain roads towards the end of the journey. Fights through XL Airways (switched to Onur air when they went into admin) and resort transfer (Â£135) booked with Club la Costa but a taxi ordered online directly in Turunc is Â£35 cheaper and a large group can get a mini bus for Â£150. (Resort price is Â£135 per couple or family) Loryma Resort was dark when we arrived and as power cuts happened 6-7 times (only for 15-20 mins) in our 2 week stay I would recommend taking a good torch. The walk downhill to the small town of Turunc below was 25-30mins and a taxi back was 10 TYL. The Resort and Travel agents in Turunc had great outdoor trips like Sea Kayaking (full and half days) Mountain bike tours (they take you to the top of the mountain so mostly down hill) Rafting ,Canyoning (jumping off rocks into water) and many boat tours. Food in Resort not to our taste's but Turunc has many places to eat and we found around half were very good but some seemed to use a microwave on some items we ordered which we didn't like. Overall we loved the Loryma Resort. The Club la Costa appartment blocks are of a high standard but only the main back bedroom has aircon (and is dark early morning).The widows in the south facing lounge which the double sofa bed is in don't have blackout curtains so I would only recommend 2 people book these rooms (there are also no wardrobes or storage space for clothes in the lounge) The resort has a tractor/bus up and down each hour to Turunc in the daytime but we found the walk down was quicker if there was a lot of people waiting at peak times. Its cooler in late Sep-Oct so it could be not the thing to do in midsummer if its 40C.We booked the trip to the mud baths/beach which is back near the airport and had a half day Kayaking which was great fun. This was our first trip to Turkey and we only had one afternoons rain in two weeks which at this time of year was good. Prices for meals and drinks are not as cheap as I thought based on reports from friends who came a few months before but I'm sure most people traveling in the euro zone this year think the same thing about Greece and Spain."
- Travel date: 18th October 2008
Peak Season Honest Review
"My boyfriend and i stayed here for two weeks at the start of September 2008. We always book last minute to get the best deals possible and it should be said our experiences have always been pretty good. If you're considering staying here please read this first. We booked at the Loryma under the impression of it being a 4 star, given the photos on the hotels own site we thought this was fairly accurate. However what we found out during our stay and what they don't tell you on booking is that those images are from the Club La Costa apartments (a timeshare holiday company with a large number of apartements in the Loryma). The Club La Costa rooms are updated regularly and are clean, well fitted and very comfortable. Our apartment however was extremely dated. Permanently blocked shower meaning the tray over flowed everytime you turned the water on, really shabby, rusty furniture (stains on the sofas) etc, broken doors on the kitchen units, generally very tired looking. We were self catering, and i must say i've never seen such a poorly equipped kitchen. We complained at first because there wasn't, it appeared, a hob in our kitchen underneath the extractor fan where it should have been. Turns out the cooker was in the cupboard....! A two hob plug in electric one. No cooker, no microwave, just the two hobs. Alongside this the kitchen consisted of two pans, a blunt knife, a grater and a few plates, cutlery etc. 4 star?! Hmm. There are two onsite restaurants which i think they are pretty keen for you to use. A la carte was very average but the buffet was top quality, we ate here twice. Lots of choice, all very fresh produce. Highly recommended! View i must say was fantastic, which is probably a good thing as from 9am-7pm the heat was so stiffling in the un-airconditioned living space we had to sit outside on the balcony. Not that i'm complaining too much. The view really was staggering. Luckily we didn't spend much time in the apartments as the facilities in the hotel were exceptional! 2 large, fantastic pools. One indoor, one outdoor, both with plenty of available lounging space! There are two fab bars, one which opens in the evening and looks out onto the bay below. I cannot describe the view, undoubtedly the best location in Turunc to enjoy a glass of wine under the stars!! The staff are also excellent, particularly the guys who work in the restaurants, bar. Very helpful, very friendly! As for Turunc, our best meal without a doubt was at the Bonduke! Authentic Turkish restaurant (one of the only we could find), who cooked the most amazing lamb casserole (traditional dish), a must if you visit! The rest of the area is very geared towards the Brits, all very friendly though, just not very traditional Turkey. Overall we had a fantastic holiday. It was quiet and well layed out, perfect for a relaxing break, our room was just in desperate need of some updating and a good clean!! I hope this review was helpful. I know it would have been when i was deciding on a place to stay!"
- Travel date: 21st September 2008
The loryma resort hotel is an ok place t...
"The loryma resort hotel is an ok place to stay with beautiful surrounding views overall. The accomodation is basic. The standard of food was quite good. The cleanliness of rooms and linen change was good. The hotel staff were very polite and answered all queries promptly. Although the apartment we were given didnt have much of a view. One room had a brick wall as a view. and the front was surrounded by more apartments. The hotel is set away from the city and is quite peaceful. My children enjoyed themselves very much at the kids club which looked after them during the morning and afternoon periods ( at no extra cost). they had various activities that kept them occupied, which gave us a chance to take a break. The kids club is for children aged 4 to 12 years. There is a regular tractor sevice that takes you to turunc which takes about 10 minutes. a dolmus service runs too, but with the children we preferred either taxi or the tractor run. The taxi boat ride from Turunc is a great way to get to places as you get to enjoy the sea views. 25 minutes to icmeler and 45 minutes to marmaris. you do tend to spend a lot on travel though. The hotel is set on a slope. some of the areas aren`t really quite safe for little children as they could fall. I would recommend this hotel for people with older children. There are a lot of activities to do in turkey such as the dalyan cruise, jeep safari, the turkish bath. all of which come at an extra cost. The wednesday market in icmeler is a great place to visit for cheap clothing and fake designer goods. They hold a local market in Turunc on mondays. Marmaris holds a market on Thursdays. Overall a pleasant stay and a great place to visit. The people of turkey are very friendly and i would go there again."
- Travel date: 31st July 2008
Fantastic location and wonderful people....
"Fantastic location and wonderful people. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent housekeeping. Air conditioning was very efficient and much appreciated. Apartment was a good size for two people but four would have been a squeeze. Accomodation may not be up to "Costa Gold Crown" standard in terms of size and finish but this is not the Costa - it is much better!! We will be back. "
- Travel date: 31st July 2008
Loved Loryma & Turunc
"Loryma Resort Hotel 5.07.08 - 19.08.08 (Club La Costa Member) For all of you who have enquired about the above resort and surrounding area, I hope you find this report helpful. We arrived at the Loryma Resort via private transfer which was organised directly with the Hotel, 5 adults (Â£150.00 return) it took us 2 hours to get there. When we arrived at 2.30am in the morning we were greeted by friendly staff who booked us in and took our cases to our room (No.205). We had a two bedroomed, one bathroom apartment which was lovely, the only downside was there was only airconditioning in the main bedroom (double bed), big ceiling fans in the lounge (double bed-settee and single bed-settee) and twin bedroom. The Kitchenette consisted of a two ring hob and a very modern new fangled microwave, there was sufficient pots and pans to cook a meal ie chicken/beef/goat/fish, vegatables and potatoes, salads and pasta, even a cooked breakfast. We had a fridge/freeze, toaster, coffee machine, kettle, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, shower, jacuzzi, marble floors. The following morning I opened my curtains to an amazing view of Turunc Town and harbour, I could not put a price on this if I tried. We were very fortunate in that our room was on the same level as the reception and the Ayeveda Centre, so I cannot comment on the views from the other apartments which were behind ours and to the side of us. The shop on site has the basic neccesities ie milk, water, bread, marg, booze, odds and sods of toileteries, and a selection of biscuits, crisps and other food items. (suggest milk - Pinar 50%, local bread, EFES lager, 5 ltr bottles of water) All items purchased on site are paid for with an account card, which is settled at the end of your holiday by either cash or credit card, this obviously sometimes caused problems as you had to rememeber to have it with you at all times. The only thing that your could not pay with the account card or credit card was any trips that were organised you had to pay in CASH ONLY. The overall appearance of the resort was very clean and tidy, the pool area was large but had insufficient sun beds for everybody, as people were leaving towels on them and disappearing for hours either to there rooms or down to the village, this we found very annoying. The tractor runs down to the village at 10, 11, 12am then 3, 5 and 6.15pm, this again could cause problems, it didn't for us, we used to walk down in the morning (takes approx 20 mins all downhill) and in the evening we would catch the last tractor down and catch a taxi back (10 lira). We never eat at the Loryma as we found it expensive compared to the village so I cannot comment on there service. People who we spoke to said that it was ok breakfast, lunch and dinner. As far as shopping in Turunc there is a supermarket at the end of the High Street called Dia - it stocks most things that you will need on a self catering holiday (the chicken is in the frozen cabinet before you get to the fresh meat cabinet), they also have a market on a Monday selling all fruit and vegetables aswell as all the usual stalls selling everything else. Eating out - we only ate at two restuarants "Cardak" pronounced CHARDAK - all i can say is what a fabulous place, right on the harbour at the far end of Turunc. The service from the guys especially ARCHIE and MAROOT was excellent, the food was fabulous (make sure you try the Chicken Casserole that is cooked for 4 hours - you have to order it before you go) it is simply amazing and "FRYER TUCKS" traditional Yorkshire fish and chips etc., (went here because our teenagers wanted to go) and it came highly recommended). Gold, silver, leather etc., quite cheap but do barter over the prices always knock off about a third of the original asking price. If you would like to ask me anything else please contact and I will be very happy to help. As soon as I have downloaded my photographs I will add to my site. Hope you all find this report helpful."
- Travel date: 22nd July 2008
Visit Turunc before you die.
"we arrived at the resort believing we knew what we had booked, we underestimated the view, the standard of accomadation and the hospitality of locals, it was brilliant. This resort is 20 years old this year but it has to be said it doesn't show any signs of neglect and was built with a great consideration to detail. The CLC rep met us at the resort, we were asked to complete the usual registration forms and whilst that was being done off she went and ordered drinks for us on the house, next the bell boy arrived to show us to our room, he picked up one of the bags and pushed the two cases to the room, it was a ground floor with a view we couldnt believe, on showing us into our room we were met with the usual standard of CLC furnishings without the iron, ironing board or DVD player, this had been explained to my wife at the reception when booking in (the DVD player arrived same night, not that we used it) there was the usual welcome pack in the fridge and cupboards. starting at 10am and finishing at 6.15pm there was a regular as clock work shuttle service to and from the village. the pool bar had a great selection of drinks and was equalled by an excellant snack/food menu which could all be enjoyed whilst sharing a fabulous view of Turunc. we only used the restaurant for breakfast once but again the selection of food available was very good. In the village you can sample some really good local hospitality, with excellant food and a service second to none, we ate at the Arcade, the Koftez and another restaurant just up the hill from where the shuttle dropped us off and I have to say the food, wine and service was second to none. Another place we spent alot of time at was the Habit bar and the Habit restaurant, the bar was staffed by the owner and 3 young guys, one was the local representative for the cocktail waiter of Turkey and the other 2 guys where just really welcoming and good fun to have round, the Habit restaurant owners and staff served up a variable menu of good local home cooked food with a very friendly atmosphere. I have to say also, when ready to go back to the Loryma on a night, the owner of the Habit either took us home or arranged for us to be taken home by the taxi owner from across the road, his name was Saffette or once you get to know him as we did he liked to called ny his nickname "Japon" one thing I havent mentioned is "I am a right leg amputee and used walking aides all week whilst at the resort, one of my aides I used broke and the staff at The Loryma were very quick to supply a replacement, THANK YOU. If you havent already worked it out, YES we will be going back to the Loryma for a second helping, hopefully in October this year. feel free to PM or email for any other comments, helped or details."
- Travel date: 22nd May 2008
we arrived at the resort believing we kn...
"we arrived at the resort believing we knew what we had booked, we underestimated the view, the standard of accomadation and the hospitality of locals, it was brilliant. This resort is 20 years old this year but it has to be said it doesn't show any signs of neglect and was built with a great consideration to detail. The CLC rep met us at the resort, we were asked to complete the usual registration forms and whilst that was being done off she went and ordered drinks for us on the house, next the bell boy arrived to show us to our room, he picked up one of the bags and pushed the two cases to the room, it was a ground floor with a view we couldnt believe, on showing us into our room we were met with the usual standard of CLC furnishings without the iron, ironing board or DVD player, this had been explained to my wife at the reception when booking in (the DVD player arrived same night, not that we used it) there was the usual welcome pack in the fridge and cupboards. starting at 10am and finishing at 6.15pm there was a regular as clock work shuttle service to and from the village. the pool bar had a great selection of drinks and was equalled by an excellant snack/food menu which could all be enjoyed whilst sharing a fabulous view of Turunc. we only used the restaurant for breakfast once but again the selection of food available was very good. In the village you can sample some really good local hospitality, with excellant food and a service second to none, we ate at the Arcade, the Koftez and another restaurant just up the hill from where the shuttle dropped us off and I have to say the food, wine and service was second to none. Another place we spent alot of time at was the Habit bar and the Habit restaurant, the bar was staffed by the owner and 3 young guys, one was the local representative for the cocktail waiter of Turkey and the other 2 guys where just really welcoming and good fun to have round, the Habit restaurant owners and staff served up a variable menu of good local home cooked food with a very friendly atmosphere. I have to say also, when ready to go back to the Loryma on a night, the owner of the Habit either took us home or arranged for us to be taken home by the taxi owner from across the road, his name was Saffette or once you get to know him as we did he liked to called ny his nickname "Japon" one thing I havent mentioned is "I am a right leg amputee and used walking aides all week whilst at the resort, one of my aides I used broke and the staff at The Loryma were very quick to supply a replacement, THANK YOU. If you havent already worked it out, YES we will be going back to the Loryma for a second helping, hopefully in October this year. feel free to email for me any other helped or details. "
- Travel date: 21st May 2008
We have just returned from a fantastic w...
"We have just returned from a fantastic week in the Loryma Resort, Turkey. The weather was great but the evenings were very windy so beware if you go earlier in the year. The club la costa acomodation was great but we had to ask for a DVD player and iron and board that didn't come as standard but was delivered within the hour. The door to the property was a little stiff and the bed hard but the views and location really made up for it. We had room 304 which offered a view out to the sea and Turunc. It was on the ground floor which allowed us to eat breakfast in the morning sun and get shade later in the day. The bar in the resort was a little expensive as was the transfer that Club La Costa arranged for us. They quoted us Â£135 return from Dalaman. We found out upon our arrival that this was the same price irrespective of how many in your party. We shared our outward journey with another couple and the price dropped to Â£110. We however did find a local travel agent who only charges Â£85.00 return for four people. Their web page is www.jmturkey.com. Ask for June she is an English lad who is very helpfull. I know that this all seems like a lot of whinges but we realy had a fab time and the leather jacket store in the local town. King of leather will make made to measure leather jackets for the same price as an off the peg number. enjoy!!. we will be back. "
- Travel date: 16th May 2008
Top traveller tips for LABRANDA Loryma Resort
"Mud bath - what a hoot! No bad restaurants, the local dishes are excellent. "
LABRANDA Loryma Resort is also called
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