Litera Gumbet Beach Resort
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And, lastly, a final beautiful stop as we got close to the end of our day. What a fun, exciting, self-indulgent and totally wonderful day!
Today we rejoined the Cenneti Kaptan for another day on the water. The four stops were the same as before Camel Beach, Bagla Bay, Aspat Bay and Aquarium Bay. It was a hottie today with temperatures on the low to mid thirties. Still without the humidity is a much kinder heat than Queensland summertime. None the less, I have come back with a very red back - probably a result of the time spent snorkelling. This time around I persuaded mum to take the plunge so she swam at almost all ...
Today we ventured to the Greek island of Kos and spent time in Kos town. The day began eventfully with our not being picked up at the designated time (7.30) but at 8.30 after calls by the hotel staff to the tour operator. I can fully appreciate the sentiments of the Bodrum "what to do..." page that says why bother going to Kos. Indeed the queues are long and tedious - queue for ticket and passport check-in, queue for passport control, queue for baggage check, queue for ...
Today we managed to get to Bodrum Castle - very impressive building with a long and varied history. There were lots of steps and spectacular views of the Aegean as well as Bodrum marina. You can readily see that is would be a great defensive building with visibility to see who is coming. Lunch in our newest find for great pide - this time with complementary apple tea. Then it was back to the pool for some more reading and ...
... By the time I returned mum was recovered so we did some more shopping - and picked up some exquisite silk cushion covers. The shop owner saw us coming - and we were treated to apple tea - and complementary "kuneffe" after our pide. Kuneffe is a sweet cheese filled dessert with honey and coconut - not over sweet and very nice! Following all of this we were well ready for the pool and some ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!!
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!
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.