Majesty Club Tarhan Beach Hotel
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Sitting on our balcony of the Kempinski Barbaros Bay Hotel, as the sun is setting over the hills of Bodrum Peninsula, I stare out at the Aegean Sea while enjoying an Efes beer and a cigar. Gina is doing yoga next to me. We spent a lazy day at the beach, warm enough (barely) to have our suits on and lay out, but too cold to go into the water. Our hotel has been an oasis of decadence. A large, white washed five star ...
It has been four years since I ceased being half a couple, the standard number the world expects since, probably, Noah. Couples are ubiquitous. In automobiles arriving at the symphony, in restaurants, on the beach, at the ball, on the walking path couples predominate. Singles are advantaged only in acquiring "a great single" at a sold out Broadway show or an upgrade on an international flight. Dinner reservations for one are unheard of; a table ...
... than I remembered but eventually I was back in the water! The marine life wasn't exactly comparable to the dives I'd made in Thailand, the colour theme was more of a drab grey than the vibrant reds and yellows I recalled from my other dives and the first ten minutes were spent adjusting my buoyancy and trying to remember what to do! But after that everything I love about diving came flooding back ...
... and strutting among the flagstones. Only a very small part of the city has been excavated and there is still an enormous amount of work to be done. They doubt if it will ever be completely uncovered. Leaving Ephesus we carried on up the mountains to a beautiful little village called Sirinse. The streets were narrow and coblestoned and of course lined with the usual little shops. We walked to the top of a hill where there was an ...
... whose names you know so well by now reading this blog, but suffice it to say it took the entire Persian army and navy to reduce Miletus, thus propelling Ephesus into the leading local Ionian city by the early 1st century A.D.
For my purposes, I was excited to see the Miletan theater that holds an inscription on one section identifying it as "the place of the Jews and the God-fearers," Gentiles who practiced Jewish piety and dietary laws ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Majesty Club Tarhan Beach Hotel Didim
Very nice hotel
my son and i stayed in this hotel for half term week we had a lovely time food wasn't bad (could have been a bit hotter) everything else was really nice, a mixture of nationalities but all mixed well
would stay at this hotel again
We were very dissapointed to find the Hotel was stuck in the middle of nowhere, it's 20 minutes to town on the local bus which is very amusing and fun to travel on but the Hotel information we received makes it seem like its right in town.
when arriving at the hotel we were dismayed to see we had twin room tho we directly phoned the hotel to reserve a double room. It was 7 am and the receptionist said if we returned at 9 we could have a double..inconvenience as we'd travelled through the night but we did as he said only to discover he finished at 9 and there was no room for us. we argued the point with very unhelpful staff who said all double rooms were booked up. I kept my cool and requested that when a double room became available could we have it?...it was our anniversary so you can see the need!!!
Me and my boyfriend went to Club Tarhan in Didum mid April. The actual hotel is really nice, the pools lovely, rooms clean and practical with little balconies. The entertainment staff were great as were the bar staff. However, the gym was terrible, everything was broken and it was dangerous. The main lobby bar was just a place for local property business and the guests were like second class citizens. The food was ok, never really hot but not terrible. All in all it wasn't worth more than the £300 pp / week we paid but it was ok. Wouldn't go back.
We have just returned from Club tarhan, my wife mother and myself we booked this holiday as a late deal.
We stayed at the club tarhan for the first week of the easter holidays,as it was a late booking we were not sure what to expect. The hotel complex was lovely,very clean and tidy,and the pools looked amazing ( the water too cold for swimming). We stayed on an all inclusive basis,which i would recommend if staying at this hotel as there are no bars or restaurants within walking distance.There was one main restaurant which served a self service buffet of good quality tasty food, and a snack bar which cooked food to order pizzas,chips etc which we prefered at lunchtimes.The animation team were friendly,but spoke with limited english, but overall found the staff helpful and friendly . i would return to this hotel if i wanted a cheap week away ,but not for a two week stay as the rooms for four people were tiny, one word of warning the mini bar was not included in the all inclusive package,and the prices for drinks were very expensive!
There are two ways of looking at and evaluating this hotel as a holiday resort, 1. If you book it as the brochures state as a 5* resort, you'll be sadly mistaken, however 2. If you book it as an average place to stay with no major expectations - it fits the bill perfectly, distinctly average.
cet hotel ne mérite absolument pas ses 5 étoiles, tout au plus un 4 étoiles. La plupart des clients avec qui nous avons discuté partagent notre point de vue.
My family ( including two teens) spent two weeks here last year and had a fabulous time. We spent most of our time by the pools during the day which are really good, plenty of sunbeds and good non-slip surrounding areas. The beach is sandy and lovely, so long as you don't mind games going on around you, and generally not too busy. The buffet food was of a good standard, plenty of choice even for picky eaters. Despite what the brochures said the hotel only had one restaurant in use. My one complaint is that there were no none-smoking areas in the restaurant and many (non-English) people smoked throughout their meals. It only really bothered us if they were smoking cigars; we always sat in the outside seating area anyway. The service was brilliant, the staff were exceptionally friendly. Some staff did not speak good English, most of the entertainment the first week was in French which we mainly understood (good for the teenagers to brush up on) but the 2nd week it was in English. It is the best holiday for entertainment, the Fakhir (fire eater) was brilliant and was the head of the entertainments team. The guests are invited to participate in some comedies/competitions/fashion shows and part of the evening is given over to the children's entertainment/mini disco.
Séjour à l'hôtel TARHAN DIDIM CLUB près d'IZMIR : cadre magnifique et reposant.
Mais ennui mortel le soir, hôtel loin de tout commerce et activité.
Tout est fait pour dépenser le maximum à l'intérieur de l'hôtel, surveillance quasi-policière pour ne pas entrer dans l'hôtel avec des provisions ou boissons.
Plats sans variété.