Tansel Beach Hotel

, Bodrum, Turkey
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Tansel Beach Hotel

, Bodrum
4 star

Rooms: 135

Kemer Mah.Akyarlar Köyü Turgutreis - Bodrum - 48400 - Turkey Hotel Website | | +90 (0252) 393 67 87 (PB
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Reviews - Tansel Beach Hotel

1/10
Glad to be back!!!!!
Submitted by: James in 02/10/09
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From:
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
We paid quite alot of money for this so therefore had relatively high hopes. My girlfriend was in tears the first night (honestly). We went in to the restaurant the first night and thought we were on the set for the film 'fly'. They were everywhere and the food was revolting. The staff were very unfriendly. The beach looked like a bombsite, and we were only allowed on one small bit of beach. The cleaners came in to our room at around 6pm each night and turfed us out for 20mins. The beer was nice but they kept running out of glasses thus giving you a small plastic cup full. You had to buy water. Our room was awful. This is never a four star hotel, more like a 2star. STAY AWAY! .....................................Oh yeah, the entertainment was awful, cheesy and laughable. There is an annoying pest of a camera man who appears every night and will not leave until he takes loads of photos of you (even if you politely recline).
1/10
Terrible
Submitted by: KAREN in 30/09/09
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Turkey
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
went to this hotel and what a shambles. FOOD. 1 if You enjoy to eat chicken, rice, couscous and chips you will be fine. please do not sit anywhere near any plant pots placed around the restaurant as these are full of cat poo, hence all the flies which are all over the food. Cats and kittens roamed everywhere there was food, including under the tables where you eat, they also fight under the seats where you sit and there was one day a cat vomited beside our table. The hotel room was basic and was not cleaned for three days. Our holiday was booked for 2 weeks and we came home after 8 days. we didnt have one hot shower the whole time we were there and when we complained they didnt seem interested. One family had to ask for a kettle for the room so thAt they could wash the baby. The pool bar ran out of beer and vodka and you were served your drinks in a plastic cup as there were only a few glasses and not enough to go round, so if you did happen to get a glass you had to use the same one all night. The amount of people that were sat writing complaints out about the hotel was unbelievable and when they asked for signatures off the staff nobody would sign anything so when you got home you didnt have a leg to stand on.
1/10
worst holiday in turkey
Submitted by: jacqueline in 14/07/09
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
we have been to turkey many times before,this was the worst holiday we've had,the food was awful and cold,the bar kept running out of drinks, the cheapest they could get,little plastic cups,they couldn't understand you.our sheets were changed once in a fortnight the day before we left,no courtesy room to change,they said we could not keep a room on?several couples came three days before we left to find they did not have rooms for them.for people going to turkey it will put them off.thank goodness we could get a dolmus into turgutreis where we ended having most of our meals.would we go back there no way,and we wouldn't advise anyone to go to tansel beach it was crap.turgutreis is lovely we would go back there.
1/10
Very disappointing holiday
Submitted by: Craig in 22/11/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
It was definately not a 4star hotel more like a 2star. The room was shabby and not the cleanest. The food was very poor and usually luke warm. The food was not covered and flies were a bit of a problem,pool bar offered poor selection of drinks considering it was all-inclusive. Pop was out of bottles and usually flat Some of the staff were not that friendly, entertainment was ok. The music seemed to be mainly rave and too loud. The beach was our haven were we spent most our time and we were looked after by a young kurdish lad called memet who handed out mattresses and took payment for them thats right you have to pay for them at the beach. Turkey is a beautiful place - we might consider going again just not here.
2/10
Needs alot of work
Submitted by: emma in 25/09/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Well first of all this hotel isn't a 4star more like a 2star or 3star! Even the staff agreed which is saying something, the swimming pool was very deep, and I saw lots of people slipping over, one of which was a young boy! So if you have young kids look for another hotel! Food wasn't great! not what i expect from a 4star. drink was very limited by this I mean beer/wine/raki/gin or vodka that is it! but on the plus side the bar staff all very nice, happy and funny, so was pacha and archie the animation guys, it was thanks to these people we had a good time. They really invovle every1. Go with an open mind, turkey is a lovely place and this place has amazing sunsets and views, go and try it.
9/10
Fabo
Submitted by: Marilyn Winn in 23/09/07
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From:
  • Traveller type: Cheap Getaway Holiday Maker
This holiday was one of the best,it was relaxing and enjoyable. the food was excellent. All the staff were wonderful. The rooms were kept to a very high standared.A very good all rounder for families, couples, and single people. A very big thank you to all the saff for making my holiday one to remember. Marilyn Winn
1/10
Poor food, worst holiday I have had
Submitted by: Robin Beaumont in 30/08/07
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Retired
Very poor food. Staff don't understand English. 10 miles from shops. Most guests are Russian, German, Turks. Pool bar staff very rude. Rise at 6 in the morning to get a sunbed. Make sure you sign for stuff not included or you will be over charged. You have been warned.
10/10
Best family holiday
Submitted by: Mandy in 04/08/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday at Tansel Beach and I have to say this was the best family holiday we have had. The food was lovely and a good choice each day. Admittedly the food is mainly all turkish but we love this so it was not a problem for us. The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean. The gardens, pool and eating areas are kept clean constantly. We found the staff to be very helpful and polite. The animation team who provided the entertainment were very funny, they put on a different show every night and like to include all the audience but if you do not want to participate then they do not put much pressure on you. The only complaint I had was that the bar staff did not always listen and got the drinks order wrong also they were busy chatting when people were waiting to be served but I commented on this in a questionnaire which I completed the day I was leaving. The hotel manager then came to us after reading this and thanked me for taking the time to write my opinions and said that the issue with the bar would be addressed. We have not been all inclusive before and maybe compared to others this hotel may not be one of the best but all my family thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very relaxing. The reviews I read prior to going were not very good but I must advise that apparently all new staff have been brought in this summer, from the cleaners to the animation team and we were more than happy with everything.
1/10
You better don't talk to General Manager - she is not nice
Submitted by: Piotr in 03/09/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Poland
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Some of the nice points of this place are very much obscured by extremely unprofessional management.
1. Laundry service: beware of prices - for laundry to be washed and ironed you pay separare prices. That means for two avereage sized laundry bags the bill for us was 180Euro.
Two pieces came back damaged with the bleaching agent. The only response after triple round of negotiations was a discount of 60% on the loundry bill as a compensation for the damage done. (60 Eur still very good pay for the service not done )
2. Pool bar and so called all-inclusive drinks. Wine mixed with even dose of water, vodka mixed with double dose of water, soft drinks of the sort that you would never buy yourselves.
3. You are forced to listen loud and primitive music every day until mindnight coming out of amfitheathre located right in front of the bungalows. If you want to sleep before that, you better get a sleeping bag and go to the beach. It is particularily frustrating for families with babies as ours.

1/10
Worst Time Ever in Turkey
Submitted by: Kevin in 29/08/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I have stayed at a few all inclusive hotels in Turkey and have never had the need to complain....This all changed at the Tansel Beach Hotel.
Although the Gardens are lovely and really well kept, the same can not be said for the rest of the Hotel - Where shall I begin:
When lookng at the Hotel Pictures on line you will see what appears to be comfortable seating around the Pool and Bar area, this can also be seen in the brochure that you can get from the reception, This seating does NOT exist. There are about 6 wobbly stools around the bar, the rest of the seating is in the Resaurant and So Called Snack Bar Area and are very uncomfortable wooden seats whereby you are numb after an hour.
Lights from the Pool Lighting could be frequently be seen floating on the pool surface only to be pushed back into place once reported, there are even Holes in the Pool wall under the water line where Lights should be (I know because I got my foot into one and when reported to the Rep who then reported it to the Hotel Manager was given the Hotel Porter to have a look at.....Hi Only English seemed to be 'TIP' !!! - The whole was still there when we left). The Beach and Pier are not Private as all of the Local Population take over in the afternoon) The Snack bar advertises Burgers, Chicken Nuggets, Fish, Kebabs Etc. all served with chips, Chips you will get and most days when the Grill is working you can also get a Burger.....But nothing else. They advertise a Kids Club run by the Hotel, this starts at 10am and finishes at 10:30am, they only ran this twice during our 2 week stay, the next time the Kids get a chance of fun is 9pm at the Mini Disco and you will hear the same songs and routines every night. Then it's the main Event of the day when the Animation Team (all 4 of them) go through their Nightly Show of Public Humiliation, not caring that there are still some youngsters about (If you stay for 7 days then you will see all of their routines as they only have 7). They also advertise Watersports, You will see Pedaloes in their little Brochure...These do Not exist nor do any other form of watersport....except for the Daily game of Water Polo. Some rooms have a veiew, as we did of both the Sea and Cos Island as well as the Local Cemetry. The rooms are falling to pieces, we had to get the Maintenance Team out 4 times to our room (No Bath or Sink Plug, Very Very Noisy Toilet and Twice to a light fitting over the sink that kept falling down). The Choice of food tended to be very limited, normally just 2 main choices (Not inlcuding the rice) or Salad (Unless you were lucky to catch the Snack Bar for a Burger when the Grill was working). Drinks, well, they have 2 bars, the Lobby Bar and the Pool Bar. The Lobby Bar does NOT serve Drinks except for soft drinks when various Reps have 'Welcome' Meetings. The Poolside Bar, however is different, Yes It Serves Drinks, but you never know what Type of Drink you will get from one day to the next or even from one hour to the next. They have 1 EFES Draught Beer Tap, This was used I think about a Total of 4 Times during our stay and sometimes even then only for 1 hour and a max (Once) for about 2.5 hours, the rest of the time the beer was 3.5 % proof being served out of Plastic Bottles that are then left on the Bar in 40 º heat to go warm and flat. The same can be said for the Cola, Fanta & Sprite, when we approached the Manager and told her we were not happy havin warm drinks served all day, every day she replied that using the Draught Pump all the time was too expensive.
The Bar Staff look at you knowing you are waiting to be Served and then turn and walk away (Unless your Female and aged about 15 and over), until that is about 2 days from your departure date....The they all want to be your friend and keep asking about how much money you are going to line their pockets with in Tips (And they will not except Coins !!!)

Well these are just a few of my quibbles, I will be taking the rest up with the Holiday Company who had the audacity to take nearly £2,500 of me to take me to this so called 4 star Hotel, so that I could then go on to Spend Nearly another £1000 taking my family out to eat exiting and tasty Turkish cuisine that we know we should have been eating at the Hotel.

Top Local Tips for Bodrum

Arriving Take your £10 each in indivdual notes as they dont give change !!!!!!!

get turkish whenever you pay in Euro, you get a very bad deal, as the drivers and the hotel will give you a lower cotization for your money than the bank or the supermarket will

bodrum is heaven but be carefull where you stay (like a hell)... if you wanna stay in bodrum, go to somewhere else besides tansel beach hotel...pay more money live your vacation (in heaven ) safe.

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