Travel Blogs from Altinkum
... stop at Yalikavak. Which mum calls yack-in-a-kayak (personally, I don't see how it's similar) where we tried on and bought a snorkel set for Maddie and a snorkel mask for me. I don't need a snorkel because only the mask was leaking. We went home, had another swim to test out our snorkels (Which worked). While mum prepared dinner. Dinner was fan-taboulous! Juicy lamb, mint yogurt, perfect Turkish flat bread. Maddie and I made our own wraps. ...
... shops named 'Jimmy shoe' 'Marc Spencer' and 'Nexst' they even had a pub called 'white mans pub' Righto.... We soon left and were on a bus to bodrum. Very easy instructions to the hostel. Dumped our bags and headed for dinner. After dinner and back in the room we had a quick look online for ferrys to Kos, however it seemed a little harder than pre anticipated...a fellow traveller said he was going in two days ...
Only an hour and a half away from Akyaka, so perfect for a day trip. As Zeki couldn't start work yet because he will do the second half of his Anatolia trip, it was a perfect opportunity for some trips. On the way there, some soldiers stopped the bus to check everyone's ID. It was the first time that a Turkish soldier had checked my ID so I was terrified, but they let me pass!
Get sick of saying another fantastic morning with glassy seas but that is what it is as we approach Bodrum for an anchor drop at 7.30am. State of Origin day so I will need to find free wifi to listen to the game. After breakfast we took the tender into port and then on the advice of the ships receptionist pay the 7 euro to get a cab into town. The plan is to go to a secluded beach on the other side of the peninsular for a chill out day. We pay the cab a very reasonable ...
... meant cholera/disease/quarantine--that was a bit disturbing until we could google it). The process was reversed when returning to Greece, sans the little yellow flag. Bodrum wriggled its way into our hearts almost immediately. Towering over the port is an imposing castle which, upon our arrival, was about to close for two hours for lunch (apparently, like the Greeks, the Turks take their lunch and nap times seriously), so we opted to wander the rest of the town ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Dolphin Altinkum
Been twice going back THROW EM IN THE POOL GANG
was there in august met some great lads staff brilliant going back the first two weeks in august just to THROW EM IN THE POOL highly recomended
A fantastic place
We are about to return to the Dolphin Hotel for the fifth time. Always had a fantastic time there and have never experienced any problems, in comparison to another hotel we have stayed in at Altinkum!
I loved this hotel!!!
This hotel was truly a home away from home, the staff were great, especially Gerrard, Sello (who we nick named bob hoskins) and Michael (love you all xxxx)
I recommend anyone with a sense of humour go to this hotel, we laughed through the whole holiday, thanks you guys !!! XXXXXXXX
Holiday of fun!!!
Our stay at the Dolphin Hotel was a lot of fun!! The staff were brilliant especially Gerrard - he needs some singing lessons though!! The Sunday dinners were very nice and the barbacue was excellent value for money. The Hotel was very clean and although basic everythng was of a high standard. We'll be booking again so see you all next year!!
Throw em in the pool
Hotel was very nice and clean considering how cheap it is to stay their. The staff are brilliant especially sello and gerrard, made loads of friends, chucked all the staff in the pool and really enjoyed the BBQ on saturday £10 for three course meal and all included as much as u like.
Fun at the dolphin
i enjoyed the dolphin,the staff were frienly and helpful,especially gerrard.he would go out of his way to help you.rooms were cleaned reguarly and towels were changed often.bar was small and friendly,pool was excellent.one small complaint was sometimes the bar was a bit noisy late at night
Loved it !
I loved altinkum and esp the dolphin hotel were we stayed. ! This was my 1st time here but my girlfriend has been 5 times before and we both agree that the hotel was lovely and clean ! The staff were excellent I loved it they were friendly and helpful esp gerrard he was great and funny ! The turkish night was also great !
Loved it that much going back again next week !
A pleasant, basic hotel. Perfect to use as a base.
I have just read one of the other reviews from a guy who was at this hotel. I felt that it must have been a different hotel. When we arrived on the 18th May, 2004 we found the hotel in general very clean, OK so some of the fittings were past their best, but everything worked. The staff are brilliant, the breakfasts were typical of Turkey and they varied some of the foods on offer, Bread, honey, jam, cheese, tomatos, cucumbers etc, etc & Boiled eggs are wonderful for the digestion!!. One word of warning - DISCO, about 400 yards away, take your earplugs. All in all we were quite happy with the accomodation.
After arriving home one week ago from the nightmare that is the dolphin hotel in altinkum turkey we feel that we need to inform wouldbe visitors that they will not receive any value whatsoever for their outlay of monies. We were not given the rooms that we booked 2 instead of 3 we experienced damaged beds, broken mirrors ill closing doors, ripped curtains, dirty and broken showers and toilets, wet bedding and very noisy rooms, all these problems are down to the owners and not the staff, we can truthfully say that the staff at the dolphin are exellent and will help in any way they can.
Great for families
We stayed there last year and are returning with friends and family .
idealy situated would highly reccomend