Belek Mah. Günübirlik Cad. No: 6, Belek, Mediterranean Region Turkey, Turkey
"I have a few days left at the Soho beach club hotel in Belek, I've had a nice relaxing time but there are a few problems which Ive come across, like with most Large resort hotels. I arrived late night around midnight, check in was fine, the usual formalities, the belboy took my case to my room, however i was put into a economical villa type room which didnt look very appealing. This wasnt the type of room I paid for. I booked a standard hotel room all inclusive. I went back to reception and they told me to check back in the morning with one of the regional Managers to get my room changed, which they did in the morning. After checking into my new room, it seemed much better, like a proper clean hotel room, the rooms are in seperate blocks scattered around the resort, there is however a main building where the lobby is that also has rooms on the main site entrance, which are probably better. As I was unpacking my clothes and settling in I noticed that the room doors didnt have the mechanism to slow the door down from getting slammed, and low and behold I could hear other guests slamming their doors outside from inside my room which was very very loud, and I knew straight away from previous experiences that this was going to be a problem for me as I am a light sleeper. The slamming starts at around 6.30am as guests wake up and continues throughout the whole day. The room walls are paper thin, I could hear a guest snoring his head off, farting, going to the toilet, ect ect. But after 1-2am it was ok to sleep but I never looked forwards to the morning of slamming doors, they really are very loud I have to stress! Anyway, I carried on and made my way into the resort and it is a very nice resort, the pool the private sea are all fantastic, they also had water shoots for the kids, it is a very nicely laid out resort. The hotel food is your typical buffet style with plenty of choices, however with any buffet style restaurant your food will only stay hot for a certain amount of time and most of the time I ate cold food, but the food is tasty and they try to have different themed foods every night. Its ok. But, unfortunately it seems that the Russians have taken over the Turkish hotels all over. The hotel was 70-80% Russian, however they didnt cause me any problems, the problem lies within the hotel who give them priority over everyone else. Russian food, Russian entertainment, The staff speaking Russian first, I thought i was in Russia. But being turkish myself and living in London I love Turkey its like my 2nd home, so I just got on with it, dont get me wrong the Russian people are fine, the hotel needs to stop giving them priority over everyone else, which is the impression i got. Even the evening entertainment shows had russian dancers, i couldnt watch it for obvious reasons. Towards the end of my stay Ive started to become quite bored as there is only a limited amount of things to do in the evening, you have the shows at 9.30pm"
"We stayed at the hotel on the first week of October. Traveled with a one year old baby. We loved our stay at Belek Soho Beach Club. I chose this hotel because it is not far from the aeroport, we took individual transfer for 45$, and it took us 30 minutes. We came early, at 10 am, and lots of thanks to the reception workers, they found us a room within an hour, meanwhile we were at the lobby bar having relaxing effes beer. We had room 4207. The room is standard, all what you need was there and working properly, we came to the room just to sleep. The cleening was good, i dont know how often the bed sheets were chnged, but they were always clean. The lines of houses are in the quiet part, even though that we went to sleep around 9 pm, and could hear the night shows, with closed windows it didn't bother us at all. So I cannot say much about entertainment. The hotel is for family travellers, absolutely not for couples or singles. The food choice was great, lots of meat choices, grilled fish was always there, fruits, special menu for kids, there was even a table for infants with boiled vegetables, meat, blender and microwave. The staff is very friendly, helpful, smiling and in the good mood, special thanks to the waitress Zerena, my baby just loved her, she is such a nice and warmhearted girl! During the day there was foam-disco, it was so much fun for kids and adults, canoe contests. "
"Belek Soho Beach club - Good accessibility to the airport. - Reception great helpfulness and early accommodation due to earlier arrival. - It pays to pay extra for the standard of accommodation (Unfortunately, we have met the resale in the main building not only in our case.) - Nice rooms in the hotel complex and nicely cared plants. - Amazing facilities for children - attractions, programs - Great animation-fun games for adults during the day. - An evening program for children and adults. - The primary communication language after Turkish is Russian, then English. - In September we met mostly Russian clientele with preschool children. - If you are a teacher, tired of year-round work with children, this could be the place you chose Rest prove to be a slight regret. - The food was a large selection and always tasted good. - A big plus of the hotel that the so-called hard drinks were not of local quality, as is customary elsewhere. I would like to thank and express my gratitude to all those who are in the first line of contact with the customer, and to all the great animators who tirelessly care about entertainment from early morning to late night, always in a good mood. Thank you for the patience and professionalism of waiters, bartenders, receptionists and cooks. I just hope that the hotel management highly respects its staff both in human and financial terms. I wish you all good and good luck."