11 Jul 2015

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Overview
The hotel, together with its neighbouring buildings, is set on a large expanse of flat land, making it a particular favorite of people with any kind of walking difficulties. The hotel is conveniently situated close to many famous local sights, including Ephesus Ancient City (4 kilometers away) and the House of the Virgin Mary. In additional to five star comfort and superb facilities, Sürmeli Efes Hotel showcases the finest in traditional Turkish hospitality and is perfect for a holiday with friends, family or a loved one.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is located on the beach

Distance from Airport
Izmir airport (ADB) is approx 70km and Bodrum Airport (BJV) is approx 140km.

Rooms
There are 300 standard guest rooms with beautiful views of the sea from their balcony, and eighty apartments with a gorgeous garden. Each of them is set along the shores of one of the bluest bays of the Aegean. Begin to live all over again with new-found energy. 24-hour room service, 17-channel satellite television, Private bath and shower, Hairdryer, Automatic air-conditioning, Mini-bar, Notepaper and envelops, Telephone open to out-going and international calls.

Please note that family rooms are located in an annex building near the main building, so that non family guests can enjoy peace and quiet, and so that families can be families without having to worry about the noise!

Food & Drink
Much loved dishes from around the world are prepared by top notch chefs at The Surmeli Efes Hotel. Choose from traditional Turkish and world cuisine, Turkish buffet, beautiful drinks, snacks, a pool bar, and even a roof bar with absolutely fantastic views.

Sports & Entertainment
Turkish Hamam, Sauna, Covered swimming pool with Jacuzzi, Massage,
Hairdresser, Beauty center, Gymnastics salon, 2 open-air swimming pools
Animation pool, Pool hall, Sports areas (tennis, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, pool), Kids’ Club (4 - 10 years old), Garden.

Useful Information
International check-in /check-out law means that rooms are booked from midday to midday, not from guest’s arrival time at the hotel. Keeping your room on at the end of your stay maybe be possible, depending on availability, but would incur a local charge paid to the hotel. Air conditioning is available from the 1st June onwards. Animation is available high season only. Kuşadasi centre is located about 7km away.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 1626 reviews
 

Animation team

3 July 2015

Mariyana and her team- the best. Relly liked the game in bocu. Dirty beach and a few urns. Lack of competition on throwing knives. The food is good. Very pleased with evening activities. Mini Golf...

Mariyana and her team- the best. Relly liked the game in bocu. Dirty beach and a few urns. Lack of competition on throwing knives. The food is good. Very pleased with evening activities. Mini Golf too liked but would like to allocate more time.

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Great hotel fantastic staff

28 June 2015

I went with my husband and this was our first experience of an all inclusive- we had a fantastic holiday the food was fantastic with a large variety at every meal and freshly cooked options. It was a...

I went with my husband and this was our first experience of an all inclusive- we had a fantastic holiday the food was fantastic with a large variety at every meal and freshly cooked options. It was a great mix of people with lots of options during the day there are three pools and a beach- the main pool can get noisy but you can escape to the beach. Only down side was the loud music by the pool in the evening as our room overlooked this so if this could bother you take some earplugs! This is the only reason I didn't give the hotel 5 stars. Other than that the staff are fantastic and make the hotel- we will hopefully be back soon. Thanks for a great holiday!

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A very good family Hotel

25 June 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Surmeli Efes though on the first few nights we were really unsure about the dining which was like a cattle market with queues so long on the terrace BBQ area that you would...

We enjoyed our stay at the Surmeli Efes though on the first few nights we were really unsure about the dining which was like a cattle market with queues so long on the terrace BBQ area that you would get one item and then have to queue up again for the next item and your first item would go cold whilst waiting. Also my wife had to go separately from myself for her self service food as one of us had to guard our table if we could even get a table. We soon learned to go later on (about 8pm to 8.30pm and chance that all the food was still there, which in general it was. Some waiters couldn’t speak English so you had to choose a table with a waiter that you knew did which is not something you can tell initially. The best waiters came up as you sat down and asked you what you would like to drink (red/white wine, soda, water, of coke/fruit cordial). At breakfast you had to pay extra for fresh orange. Spoons were never laid out with knives and forks on the table? But spoons are in trays usually where you enter the restaurant by the soup area, so don’t forget to pick these up on your way in. Have something you can place on the table that can reserve it if possible like a scarf or empty handbag that you don’t mind losing just in case, though we never had anything taken. The hotel itself was very good, clean and the reception staff were helpful, excellent and welcoming. The beds were surprisingly okay considering their firm mattress but my wife did not like the noisy air conditioning which was quite loud but necessary in the heat and I slept well throughout the holiday. We were in the main hotel on the 8th floor and had a side to front view of the sea which was lovely, we were on the main pool side but the roof of the restaurant obscured the full view of the pool. If you could get one the the corner rooms with the balconies that faced the sea and poolside, that would be a bonus but we were happy with ours. There is safe in the room but you have to ask at reception for a key and if you lost the key you would have to pay 10 euros. We both booked the Hamam and also had a massage (my wife a had a couple) separate to the Hamam massages, The outside pools are great especially is you wanted to join in the fun of the aqua aerobics but there is a quiet pool without any such noise to disturb you but you had to get a lounger early on in the morning or you wouldn’t get one at all. The beach is very safe and shallow in the cordoned off area for swimming and I would stick within that area due to the various water sports going on such as the banana boat or the parachute boats and jetskis etc; Although fish have been seen in the swimming area the water is too cloudy to do snorkelling and expect to see anything of the fish. Lots of sun beds are provided with fixed overhead canopies for shade and the same goes for around the pools but beware of the path of the sun and choose carefully if you want to stay in the shade all day. If you want to stay around the pools to eat there is a restaurant by the activity pool near the back of the complex where you can get burgers and chips or pizzas rather than using the main restaurant in the hotel Itself and they had regular free ice cream and cold melon around the poolside which was really great! There were tennis courts and table tennis on the grounds but we only used the table tennis. The hotel caters very well for children with a kiddies club and a games room. Apparently Surmeli means 'family' so this is primarily a family hotel with lots of kids therefore if you want a couples retreat this would not be for you. Dolmus’s (Turkish van type buses) are very regular at the security gate as are taxi’s (a much dearer option) and any tours that you may have booked during your stay … you always meet them at the security gate with the exception of your transport to the airport at Bodrum which drive up to your hotel entrance for convenience of luggage loading. We booked our tours through REGAL TOURS and I am glad we did as their Pamukkali tour included a Visit to the first medical hotel in Turkey where we had a very good lunch and were allowed in the mud baths and the hotel swimming pool. No other tour operator seemed to do this and it was excellent. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Quad Biking on the dunes and sands nearby booked through Regal Tours. We Booked the Izmir tour and although our guide named Ramazan was very, very good indeed (he was also our guide on the Pamukkali Excursion) we felt that Izmir markets were a bit too pushy, however the ferry and the sea front bar called HISARONU in Karsiyaka were good parts of the tour. Whilst at the hotel you may get guy’s such as FRANKIE or MICHAEL coming round to tell you about an offer to have free transport to Murphy’s restaurant in Kusadasi itself (a 20 minute bus ride). We did this and found it to be very good with excellent food, They take you at certain times of the night (we chose 4pm) when you arrive at Murphy’s you can either dine there and then or choose as we did to look around Kusadasi first and do some shopping at the same time ….. Be careful ….. Lots of leather shops …. My wife almost max’d out our credit card - but she did buy a great value leather coat …. and she’s worth it eh! Many of the waiters were really nice guys as was Thomas (Saeed) in the main hotel bar and the photographer called Tesfa, I can’t remember the names of our waiters but the young man who came from from Idam (I think) who served my wife and I in the Da Vinci restaurant on the one al a carte restaurant evening meal allowed during your stay of 7 days or over (We stayed for 10) was brilliant and lovely to talk to. The evening entertainment was excellent for such a small stage venue, excellent dancers, compere, visiting acts plus great lighting & sound effects. My wife won bingo twice during our stay but we couldn’t fit the Turkish tea service in our luggage so gave it back to them for re-raffling. All in all we had a great holiday at the Surmeli Efes but have also been told that the Fantasia Hotel is a very good alternative.

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It's Nice..... But

25 June 2015

Hotel itself is very nice with the staff very helpful. The food is good if not a little repetitive in its nature. Two things really annoyed me about the trip are; 1) the attitude of other guests, I'm...

Hotel itself is very nice with the staff very helpful. The food is good if not a little repetitive in its nature. Two things really annoyed me about the trip are; 1) the attitude of other guests, I'm sure not limited to this hotel but with a lack of Brits about (who trust me can have their moments) I found manners being in very short supply. 2) The animation team seemed to be a selection of cast members from mean girls and some of the men were just straight out perverts as they used activities to rub up against you female visitors.

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Europe/Istanbul
  • Language Turkish
  • Currency Turkish Lira

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Basketball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • High Chairs
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Mini Golf
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Squash
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Turkish Bath
  • Water Sports
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Tourist Information

Weather

The best time to visit Kusadasi is generally speaking between May and October to guarantee cloudless skies and constant sun. Summer temperatures here on the Aegean soar up to nearly 40° Celsius.

Winters, though wet on some days, still have a surprisingly clement warmth, between 10 and 15° Celsius on average. Tanning time!

Jabs

As UK, Courses or boosters usually advised: hepatitis A; typhoid; diphtheria; tetanus. Vaccines sometimes advised: tuberculosis; hepatitis B; rabies.

Electricity

Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.

Visa

UK visitors do need a visa to enter Turkey prior to arrival. You can apply for an e-Visa online up to 3 months in advance of your travel date.