Litera Gumbet Beach Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Litera Gumbet Beach Resort
Had a fantastic week with the family in Litera, Gumbet Beach Resort
Took last minute break with family to this resort, Excellent transfer from Bodrum Airport, and friendly greeting on arrival. All inclusive, which was a bonus with three children. Staff all friendly, and went out of their way to please. Food buffet style, and plenty for everyone. Excellent turkish cusine, and lovely pastries. Waiting on staff very helpful, and kept everything moving. Very clean. Two pools, one with entertainment during the day, and snacks all afternoon as well as usual meal times.. Family entertainment, good mini disco for kids, early evening followed by competitions, and dancing. Turkish belly dancers, fire eater, bingo, quizzes. Walk down beach to nearby Gumbet shops and bars, or take local bus(dolmus) for 2 turkish liras each. Lots of steps to apartments, but good porterage, so not so much of a problem. Will go again soon.
Room for improvement at litera
The hotel situated on edge of resort with easy access either by dolmus or on foot. Dolmus costs 2YTL each to Gumbet and Bodrum so if any more than 2 people going toGumbet consider a a taxi. The hotel set on a very steep hill down to beach accessed by very many steps.The reception area and main pool are at the top of the hotel and the beach at the very bottom.The views of the surrounding area are very good. The rooms are basic but clean.Towels and bedding changed regularly. There are bars at various levels of the hotel to get a drink.Work is ongoing in areas to improve the hotel but doesnt cause any inconvenience to clients.The staff are pleasant cheery and very helpful. We asked for extra pillows delivered promptly. The hotel surroundings have lovely planted areas honeysuckle and bougenville.The food is rather repetetive lots of salads,bland soupsand sickly cakes soaked in syrup .Meat choices very limited therefore eating out occasionally a must.Young kids may struggle to eat here. Air con in rooms extra £25 per week. Also breakage deposit of 30YTL per room payable .which we werent aware of.We paid £264 all inclusive for week each plus £10 visa fee to enter country.
Fantastische Aussicht, tödliche Treppen
Wir waren nach einer 5-stündigen Fahrt mit einem kleinen und langsamen Bus vom Flughafen Dalaman angekommen, und obwohl wir für Marmarus gebucht hatten, waren wir von 8 Uhr morgens bis 22:30 auf der Suche nach einem Hotelzimmer, dieses Hotel heißt jetzt Literia Gumbet Resort und die ehemaligen Appartements sind mittlerweile in Zimmer mit Duschraum aufgeteilt worden, sodass manche Zimmer winzige Fenster haben und andere Terrassentüren. Manche Duschräume haben ein sehr kleines Fenster, manche keins. Wir hatten unser Reiseagenten um ein Hotel mit wenigen Treppen gebeten, wir kamen in ein Hotel mit knapp über 300 Treppen vom untersten bis zum obersten Stockwerk, die man nicht vermeiden konnte, da die Rezeption oben an den Treppen war, das Restaurant ein Viertel darunter, der Pool und die Bar auf halben Weg und alle Zimmer an den Seiten herunter und unter dem Pool waren. Das Zimmer war sehr sauber und verfügte über sehr bequeme Betten, die Zimmer wurden täglich sauber gemacht, die Betten täglich gemacht, die Handtücher regelmäßig gewechselt, schöne, weiße und brandneue Handtücher, und die Betten wurden oft frisch überzogen, obwohl wir dort nur eine Woche verbrachten. Das Essen war okay, es gab aber meistens Fisch und Hähnchen, was mein Mann nicht isst, viele Salate, als Vorspeise Suppen und eine gute Auswahl an Desserts. Eine gute Auswahl an alkoholfreien und alkoholischen Getränken, nur eine Biersorte, und man konnte soviel Rot- und Weißwein aus dem Fass bekommen, wie man wollte. Das Hotel liegt außerhalb von Gumbet, ist zu Fuß aber nur ein kurzes Stück entfernt, man kann auch mit dem Bus (die hier Dolmus heißen) für 2 Türkische Lira nach Gumbet oder weiter nach Bodrum fahren. Diese kann man vor dem Hotel und überall an der Straße anhalten. Die Aussicht von diesem Hotel aus auf das Meer, die Berge und über die Stadt nach Bodrum ist atemberaubend, auf der rechten Seite können Sie auch die griechische Insel Kos sehen, wohin man auch preisgünstig einen Tagesausflug machen kann.
Fantastic veiw. deadly steps.
arrived after 5 hour transfer by small slow bus from dalaman air port,even though booked for marmarus,took us from 8in morning to 10.30 at night to get room,this hotel is now called the literia gumbet resort,the once was apartments are now divided into seperate hotel rooms with shower room, so some rooms have tiny window and others have patio doors.some shower rooms have very small window some have none.we asked the travel agent for somewhere with a few stairs, we got somewhere with just over 300 stairsfrom top to bottom which you could not avoid as the reception was at the top off the stairs and the resturant quarter way down ,pool and bar half way down and all the rooms running down the sides and under the pool. the room was very clean and very comfortable beds,the rooms were cleaned daily ,beds made daily,towels changed regulary,nice and white brand new towels,and bedding changed often even though we were only the week there. the food was ok but mostly fish and chicken which my husband dont eat,plenty salads, soups for starters,good variety of desserts.Good selection of soft drinks and alcoholic drinks,only one beer,and red or white wine wine as much as you like from the barrel.the hotel is out off gumbet but is only a short walk away or catch the bus (dolmus as they call them) for 2 lira to gumbet or carry on to bodrum.These can be stopped out side the hotel or any where along the road. The scenery from this hotel is breathtakeing, sea mountains, over the town towards bodrum,also to the right you can see the greek island of kos which you can also visit cheaply for the day.
Much better than i was expecting, had brill week!!
on arrival the first impression was oh my god!!! but then we entered reception and saw the fantastic views of gumbet, wow!!! we got a very big room but ony 1 double bed and as we wer 2 female friends we requested a room change and we were immediately given a room undr the pool with fantastic views. the room(s)we were given were huge, one with a double bed and kitchen area and an adjoining room with 3 single beds! the bathroom was decent sized with a good sized walk in shower although the curtai didnt fit properly so the floor got soaked! the rooms were cleaned 4 days out of the 7 towels changed twice but i used my own so not a prob! the only downside to the hotel was the steps, the pool was fantastic plenty of sunbeds. food was basic but always hot and plentiful both at lunch and tea, although breakfast could have been better! but jump on a dolmus bus and head to planet yucca for a £1 breakfast, brill! for eating out i would recommend uncle festers, they pick you up from hotel and drop you off for free if you eat there. all in all a really good and enjoyable holiday with fantastic weather! one tip, if you are buying food outside the hotel hide it if youre entering hotel as they will confiscate it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Abacus Gumbet Resort Turkey
Overall value for the money I paid for 1 week
Staff: All the staff were pleasant and helpful and were always smiling.
Food Breakfast excellent, Lunch reasonable but ate out every
night as not much entertainment at night in hotel
Room Was too small but changed next day with no problem Room was clean towels changed daily and Bedding changed every 2nd day Air conditioning no problem
Pool Great pool, good size, spotlessly clean and plenty of Sun Loungers
Steps Although I am not that able to walk any great distance provided I took my time no problem
Overall really enjoyed my stay and would go back to this hotel but
people who want more luxury should look elsewhere
Dolmus bus Service was superb 1.7 Lira [70p] to go anywhere from Gumbet to Bodrum. Bus every 5 minutes and stop anywhere to pick you up
There are plenty of excellent restaurants, Uncle Festers, China Town etc where you can have excellent meal for around £24
including wine and drinks and free travel service is provided to
take you there and back to Hotel
Please do not be put off by bad reviews you may read about this Hotel. It is not luxurious but for the price it is really excellent value
Finally treat the staff as you expect to be treated and they will do
everything possible for you to enjoy your stay
Absolute nightmare is only the polite way I could describe this place. From previous reviews there are people who enjoyed this hotel, I would love to know how!!
From the start Turkey's del boy version of Easy jet took us from BHX to Turkey, only two hours late, arriving at nearly 5am. Upon talking to fellow travellers this airline, ONUR, is terrible for tardiness. Be warned.
The rooms themselves were filthy. Dust and dirt so deep it was obvious immediately. Shower covered with mould and dirty toilet.
The food was awful. There was no standard of hygiene cold food left unwrapped all day in the hot sun!! I saw melon littered with flies all over them. Breakfast consisted of cold beans everyday. Terrible.
The hotel advertises itself as 3 star all inclusive but what kind of establishment refuses to open more local spirits when the others are empty because it is coming to end of season. They took our money as all inclusive so it should be all inclusive!!
I have been to Turkey and loved the place and people. Ifirst went there 15 years ago and returned many times, but I will never go again because this trip was so awful. Oh and the flight home was two hours late as well. Start as you mean to go on.
bad points...food very basic not labelled so dont kno what you are eating,and very repetative 2/10, rooms very very basic beds springy 2/10, location one small shop at side of hotel need to jump bus or 10min walk down steep hill to get to civilisation 1/10,
staff just couldnt be bothered oh unless u are young female, be warned do not take ur teenage daughter 1/10,entertainment belly dancer 2 nights for 20 min then pesters you to pin money to her costume very embarrasing, odd cd put on, 0/10. oh and lots and lots of stairs to climb hotel is built on side of mountain no lifts
good points...rooms cleaned daily, but take ur own towels as theirs are old and stained. good big pool and great view..thats about it......ignore above at ur peril!!!!!!
Not long returned from 2 weeks at Abacus Gumbet. Everything we'd read or heard was true enough, good and bad, but your holiday is what you make it and ours was good!
We changed rooms on day 3 but only because we wanted a better view than the back wall of the block in front! Got a nice view of the pool and the Bay, both rooms were ok (2 bedrooms, living room, hall and bathroom) could have been a bit cleaner perhaps.
Only had clean towels 3 times but did have our beds decorated with flowers once, that was nice.
Food was ok too, we only had lunch there once cos we like to go out and about, lots of lovely places to eat and drink nearby and a Dolmus stop right outside if you didnt fancy a walk down the hill.
The view over Gumbet Bay from the reception area was amazing and the weather was fantastic, all in all, a Good Holiday!
Loved the hotel
was a little worried about the airline onur airline, and the hotel, but everything ended up brilliant. the food on the airplane was lovely. Smooth transfer to the hotel, quite a few steps but the bellboy helps. wasn't that happy with the room (under pool) but it was changed the following day, the room was spacious we were then put into in 721, it could be a little cleaner but liveable. Breakfast (0800-1000) was fairly basic but fresh omlettes usually available, lunch (1300-1500) and dinner(1930-2130) was usually lovely especially the kebabs. the Pool is ace and sunloungers were plenty full. The animation team put on plenty of activities during the day and into evening, the evening did start usually about 10pm. eating out very cheap too, and most restaurants will pick you free of charge and bring you back. would definately go back.
TripAdvisor Reviews Litera Gumbet Beach Resort
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Today started at our usual pace of slow... Breakfast at the studio, Greek yogurt with honey, croissant and coffee. The down to the beach to park ourselves under a sun umbrella and swim and read and swim and read and swim and read.. I'm guessing you get the picture. Shirley and I had organised to finish our time on Kos with a day spa..not your Australian kind of day spa this was an authentic Hamam Turkish spa..what a laugh! First of we didn't bring our bathers so they provided us ...
... boys again so we let them share. Got changed and went down to see Nikos at the beach. Got my goggles and snorkel out and went looking for fishies.
Saw 4 different types.
Back for shower and pre dinner drinks and then out for dinner.
Ruth made us walk all the way back into town for a restaurant she had spotted. I had the seafood platter which was huge but unfortunately overlooked and very dry.
... kindly offered to call one . While we where waiting the boys just happened to walk past they where heading back to the studios too... Good timing! 4 in the taxi Dumping our purchases it was time for the beach and an afternoon siesta then out to dinner. I had seen a restaurant in town on the foreshore that looked nice sadly a bit too commercial then back to the hotel so the boys could discuss today's adventures over ouzo, Shirley and I headed to our rooms to retire it had been a big ...
... to George and he told us his love story he bought us a round of shots. Ouzo for the boys and peach schnapps for the girls. Then Constantine decided he needed to give us shots too. A round of strawberry schnapps.
Then we went over to the supermarket to meet Mary. She still sounds like an Aussie.
Back to the studios where the boys drank half a bottle of ouzo
... us that we where the only Australian that he had at his restaurant this season, not sure how true that was but I must admit we have only spoken to poms or Russian since arriving on Kos. After dinner Shirley and I ducked into a couple of shops...can't help ourselves ...then we all walked home along the marina a rather pleasant ...