For some, a hotel is just somewhere to stay the night and to eat breakfast in the morning. However, if you are following a GF diet then the ability to provide with a good breakfast and an in house restaurant can be high on your list of priorities. Here are some of our recommendations.
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Holiday Village Turkey SarigermeSarigerme, Aegean Coast View On Map
One of our children requires a gluten free diet due to coeliac disease and after the first day the head waiter (Ozhan) took us round at every meal to ensure he had "safe" foods. The restaurant staff were great and very friendly, and tried very hard to accomodate our son's dietary requirements. The Turkish ladies in charge of the bookings of the speciality restaurants made sure that he had a gluten free meal at each of our visits and this made our visits very relaxing. The overall quality and variety of food on offer is superb though by nature of the fact it is a buffet it is sometimes difficult to get a table and food, and all eat at the same time However this is a minor point and I think if there is nothing you can find to eat at each meal you must be hard to please!Recommended By: lesran37 On: 2010-11-15
Maritim Hotel Grand Azur
Marmaris, Aegean Coast View On Map
Although this hotel did have excellent reviews, you always are a bit sceptical. However, the hotel lived up to its name. The food on offer, was always fresh, and plenty of it. We had a coeliac travelling with us, so it is always a worry over food, but the hotel were excellent providing advice on what could and could not be eaten, and providing gluten free bread for every meal.
The pool was lovely and clean, and the entertainment staff, who provided activities in the day were liked by the children, and adults alike.
There are plenty of sunbeds, and they offer free towels round the pool, and this is great.
Few niggles, feel that the drinks were charged at extortianate rates, and indeed were double to those charged just outside the hotel.
Also, although pleased with the room would have liked to see Tea/coffee offered in the room and also at the end of the meal, as this proved costly if you wanted it.
Finally, do not think about dancing the night away in this hotel, the little hotel entertainment that was on offer in the nightclub, finished at 11, and indeed no disco's at all except for the little ones till 8. However, you only have to walk a little way down the beach and all the bars have free entertainment, which is well worth watching, and the drinks are considerably cheaper than the hotel.
The culture is to try to encourage you to visit their particular bar or restaurant, and they do take pride in showing you what they can offer, but if you do not want it, smile and say no thank you and that is the end of it.
We did an external trip to visit the caves and Turunc market, and this was excellent value at £6 each, the travel company wanted to charge £20 each, and we did a turkish sauna for £6 each, again they allowed my daughter to come along at no charge, and she had the appropriate treatments - just not the scrub!!!
Overall, I thought it was an excellent hotel, in a very good location, as some of the hotels on the beach, near the nightlife, I would imagine would be very noisy.
Recommended By: pmrunner On: 2010-09-17