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Overview
The Loryma Resort Hotel sits in its own private cove in the pretty resort of Turunc in the Dalaman region of Turkey. The chilled out resort centre where you will find a handful of shops, bars and restaurants is a short walk from the Loryma Resort Hotel.

Turunc is located on the south west coast of the island and is the ideal choice for families and couples looking for the ultimate relaxation on a holiday to Turkey.

How far is the nearest beach?
Hotel Loryma overlooks the bay of Turunc.

Distance from Airport
This 4-star Turkey hotel is 60 miles from the airport.

Rooms
Loryma Resort Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, each guest room with a dining area, kitchenette, iron/ironing board (on request), satellite TV and a balcony/terrace.

Food & Drink
The main restaurant provides buffet and A la Carte services and utilises fresh produce from its own vegetable The Loryma Resort Hotel sits in its own private cove in the pretty resort of Turunc in the Dalaman region of Turkey. The chilled out resort centre where you will find a handful of shops, bars and restaurants is a short walk from the Loryma Resort Hotel.

Sports & Entertainment
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool and children’s pool with poolside bar surrounded by a sun terrace with loungers. There is a spa tub, small meeting rooms, limo service should you want to head out in to town on your Turunc holidays. Why not check out the steam room or head down to the private cove area and dip your toes in the waters.

Should you want a break from the kids during your stay at the Loryma Resort Hotel in Turkey, why not make use of the supervised childcare.

The Dalaman region of Turkey offers stunning beaches, clear turquoise blue Seas, plenty of water sports activities, beautiful countryside to explore and historic sights to see.

Family holidays to Turkey may want to hop on a boat, check out the water park, book a glass-bottomed boat trip, hire bicycles or try a spot of horse riding.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 181 reviews
 

Good for low-budget, but it's still a compromise

4 May 2015

Our 4 member family visited Loryma in 2014 summer. My and my sister just hit thirties and we thought it would be nice to hang out with our parents, together. This is a perspective of 30 year old...

Our 4 member family visited Loryma in 2014 summer. My and my sister just hit thirties and we thought it would be nice to hang out with our parents, together. This is a perspective of 30 year old athletic male. 1. Swimming in the pool. We came in July and day temperature was forecasted 42°C / 107°F. For comparison, Baghdad then was 43°C / 109°F (although you can't compare humidity). I expected to get plenty of swim in warm water. Sadly, I felt chilly entering the pool, felt chilly exiting the pool and chilly swimming. It was kind of all right, but not perfect temperature. And definitely nothing compared to places where coral reefs are. 2. Swimming in the sea. "Beaches" in Turunc suck and I got my swimming shorts wet just once, dipped up to the neck and quickly got out. Water is colder than in the pool and it's salty. And that's in 38-42 degrees heat outside. We didn't do "beach" thing because the public strip near the sea is crowded and generally feels weird and unsafe. Think of Bulgaria or Latvia or any eastern-bloc beaches. Oh - Baltic sea has white sand beaches and dunes! So, sadly, Turkey is worse than eastern Europe, at least strictly sand-wise. 3. Price. Loryma is a bit of a catch. You will get in cheap, but if you want to do things or eat things, you'll pay, and you'll pay UK prices. This raises a question, is it worth the compromise. Let's count. £300 per-person here will get you in for 10 nights, flight including. £1200 spent for 4-member family through Thomas Cook. That's cheap, and you start to imagine £2000 budget holidays and room even for random eat-out in town. The catch: that's no meals, trips or expenses including. In 2014 summer half-board at Loryma the cost per-day was maximum £27.50/pp. If you want to eat dishes (not to cook yourself food, bought from the supermarket), prepare to spend £35-£50 per-person, per-day. Wait - the trip per-person for 10 days then costs £800 upwards. That's what - £3500 upwards for a family for 10 days? But hey, what if we squeeze some more, and for £4000 go to somewhere Carribean all-inclusive? That's possible - and, sadly, the food, environment and weather are incomparable. I work in London, and £35 for a day can buy you all 3 meals. Heck, you could eat at Bodeans - carnivorous heaven for £20, and spend other £15 for breakfast and light evening meals in Pret. In this context, I think Loryma in-house feeding is overpriced. 4. Good things. 4.1. People in Turunc are quite friendly and service is good (from both German staff and Turkish staff). Experience-wise, it's as good as it can get in an Islamic country. For example, Turunc women don't cover their hair or faces and you feel kindof safe when your mother and sister goes to town to swim and do some shopping. I wouldn't feel OK if it was Egypt. I'm not even talking about the Arabian peninsula. For the record, the women of our family were already a bit freaked out when we said we'll go to Turkey. 4.2. There is an excellent secret (marked) hiking path from Turunc to Icmeler going north along the coast through the hills. Me and my father, experienced hikers, would consider it to be one of the best hikes ever. It's surrounded with eucalyptus and pines emitting their juices in this 40° oven, and all mountainous, which kills the thighs and calves, of course. I never smelled real eucalyptus trees before and I attest it's awesome. 5. Strange things. Loryma is run by Germans, and all activities, personnel and life in general spins around German culture, customs, and language. Imho, Anglosaxian and German cultures are 99% the same. It's that 1% of the difference that causes strangeness. I won't mention the peculiars but some British are fine with it while some swear not to come back to German resorts. You have to experience it yourself. But beware. 6. Bad things. 6.1. Some taxi drivers will try to charge a flat rate, 5-times the amount the meter would say if they turned it on. Up-the-hill Turunc-Loryma on the first day cost me the same as across the town in Reading, Berkshire. Yay! Later I learned the lesson and actually haggled the price down beyond reasonable in Turunc-Icmeler taxi trip. After then we didn't ride any taxis for the rest of the holiday. It's stressful to be ripped off, it's stressful to rip off in retaliation. I came to rest after all, didn't I? 6.2. Western culture is used to dry-wipe the bottom with toilet paper. In Turkey, if you'll do that, you'll clog the toilet. We did twice (but one time it was the cap of the shampoo... but second... ). It is customary in Turkey to wash your bottom with water (toilets have water flowing from the small pipe going from under the seat) and they use the toilet paper only to dry your bottom (and they dispose the wet paper in the bin). While this is, in fact, logical (considering high temperatures, trousers, and western underwear), it feels strange to be touching your orifice... Especially a for straight male... Just sayin'... 6.3. Turkish visas cost money. 6.4. The second bedroom (kids' one) in Loryma sleeps two, but it has no air conditioning. I got chest pains the second-day evening and it persisted before falling asleep until we left. That's stupid not to have proper central air conditioning IN EVERY BEDROOM when there's 30+ degrees at night. 6.5. Loryma is on the hill. My mother, for example, is incapable to go either way. My sister whines down-the-hill and won't do up-the-hill. Me and my father are fine, it takes 25min. down-the-hill and 40min. up-the-hill. The problem is hydration and chest pains. Don't climb up after 9:00 in the morning. Don't wear sandals, wear sports shoes. There are no kerbs or pavements on the mountain roads, so I wouldn't go when it's dark either. So, reasonable temperature time is only early morning. Imho, local people in Turunc drive too confidently and too fast. 6.6. We expected to get lots of organic fresh harvest food in Turkey, but a) it was difficult to bring it from the supermarket up-the-hill (even on the free shuttle bus); b) villager's market in Icmeler was too costly and too tiring to get to, products were only slightly cheaper that in supermarket; c) Loryma buffet doesn't do much of a fresh harvest vegan fiestas either - it's dishes dishes dishes. What if I simply want a lot of cherries? 7. Conclusion. Turkey is a compromise, and I'd rather do more freelancing and save more, rather than not get what I want. I want: 30-degree sea with waves OR 30-degree pool OR high-end waterpark, ideally, with extreme rides. I didn't get (and didn't expect) any of that that in Loryma. I'm not foodie and I don't care about food, as long as there's enough of it. I wasn't hungry in Loryma, but it was worse than lunches in London. We even brought back a lot of money - it's all about logistics. Maybe we didn't plan as well, I don't know, but when holidays at Loryma ended, everybody was just indifferent. So-so. We got what we paid for. No-so-bad, but could have been better. I won't ever go to the Mediterranean ever (and especially non-EU Mediterranean). At least for swim OR eat-all-inclusive purposes. This was probably one of (if not THE) last our family-all-together holidays, so I can't speak for everybody. Probably I won't ever come back there or to Turkey. TIP#1. Go half-board or don't go at all. It's difficult to source food and kitchen sucks. You'll end up doing groceries and cooking in under-equipped kitchen rather than enjoying holidays. TIP#2. If you can, save more and go Carribean. It's not that much expensive, yet, sea is 10 degrees warmer.

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Lovely Hotel

24 February 2015

Firstly let me say how amazing the ala carte restaurant is on site. Its a gem. You get to eat on a cliffside restaurant with great view and the food and service are superb. The top bar area is...

Firstly let me say how amazing the ala carte restaurant is on site. Its a gem. You get to eat on a cliffside restaurant with great view and the food and service are superb. The top bar area is lovely to relax in and the kids love the hammocks there. The pool gets busy and you will need to get there promptly on days when you are staying on site. the poolside bar does a roaring trade in ice creams for the kids. (Bring pool shoes to avoid burnt feet if nipping back to the apartment). The hotel itself has instructors and does excursions which appear pretty reasonable, though i didn't end up going on them as missed the sea kayaking and we'd already booked up for the day they did canyoning. The regular (free) shuttles down to turunc on days you have booked activities with agents down in town make excursions simple and shopping straightforward (its not really walkable). Note the time excursions start as if they leave before the shuttle starts then you'll need to get the desk to call a taxi. Likewise if you have stayed longer in town sometimes you'll need to get a taxi back from the rank in the middle of turunc (easy to find). The diving and 5 bays excursions don't set you back much and if going as a family you get a cheaper rate for non divers. Both excellent. You can buy a snorkel set as cheaply over there as you could over here. If you bulk buy excursions you should get a discount from town. Plan ahead if you are thinking about doing the overnight trip to ephusus(?) and its worth bring a pair of hiking boots/shoes if you are planning on doing much walking. There are trails around and excursions like canyoning which are *not* doable in beach shoes. We basically spent a few recovery days lazing on site and did excursions the rest which worked out very reasonable and often throw in a meal due to being all day. If you are up early enough then you can join in the (free) morning yoga class on the lawn. The site itself was well kept and the staff are very helpful. Can't rate highly enough. There is a supermarket in town which takes mastercard and its worth stocking up on liquids there for your stay. The onsite shop will fill any other gaps.

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Lovely peaceful hotel

29 January 2015

My wife and I stayed here last September. What a lovely place. We wanted a quiet, peaceful week away and that is exactly what we got. The staff were very helpful. Food was really good, we...

My wife and I stayed here last September. What a lovely place. We wanted a quiet, peaceful week away and that is exactly what we got. The staff were very helpful. Food was really good, we went half board. Accommodation good. Local beach was a bit crowded and not terribly big. But we got the free shuttle bus down to the town, then another little bus up the hill to a better beach. There is also a ferry service to get there. We used to get the bus there and the ferry back as its a steep walk up from the beach to the bus stop! Only problem we had whilst there was the hundreds of bees! My wife got stung three times! We couldn't sit outside for breakfast without being invaded! They were also on the beach, so beware! There is a bus service at the end of the hotel drive to take you into Marmaris that takes about 40 mins. The drive way is very dark in the evening so take a torch! Fantastic views from the hotel. Was hard to get a sunbed by the pool but were others scattered about. Will definitely return.

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Crickets, owls and robins

29 October 2014

We loved the peacefulness of the place, going to sleep to the sound of a cricket and the occasional owl calling in the distance and waking up to the cheery sound of robins singing from the trees just...

We loved the peacefulness of the place, going to sleep to the sound of a cricket and the occasional owl calling in the distance and waking up to the cheery sound of robins singing from the trees just outside. In the meantime, a glance up at the sky in the middle of the night reveals the constellations, the Milky Way and sundry planets in all their. A fabulous location on the mountain above the pretty bay of Turunc. Very spacious rooms, two balconies and a well equipped kitchen. Perfect!

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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
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Gym
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Mini Market
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports
  • Whirlpool
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Tourist Information

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.