Written on: 04/08/2014 by sunshineuk (1 review written)
Me, my husband and our friends stayed at the Atlantick Apartments from 29th June till 14th July.
We have stayed in Altinkum many times over several years, but this was our first stay at the Atlantik. The apartments were on par with most budget places - basic but clean. We had a very 'interesting' double bed which consisted of a tiny base and two mattresses on top, it was really uncomfortable and if one of us was in bed and the other sat on the side, you nearly bounced out!
The pool was kept spotless and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a Turkish bath in the hotel, which is cheaper for residents. My husband and our friends all went and said it was lovely and good value. There was plenty of sunbeds and the bar while not the cheapest, wasn't too badly priced. There was free wi-fi available near the bar and in the front lobby. When we first got there the snacks were pretty good, but they then got a new chef and they were dire. My husband asked for a chicken burger and when it arrived there was 3 tiny pieces of chicken less than an inch long and a slice of tomato! My husband took it back to the bar and you could see the look of horror on the bar staffs faces - he ended up with a huge chicken breast in a burger bun which he was happy about, but they didn't change the chips so they were clay cold.
The apartments are really close to the main strip and the beach, so are in an ideal location. A dolmus (bus) passes every few minutes should you wish to go further afield ie the Apollo Temple or water park.
We did enjoy our stay and I would have given the hotel 5 stars if it hadn't been for two issues. The first one was the music around the pool was always blasting, to the point the speakers vibrated and sometimes the choice of music wasn't suitable for younger ears. People would ask for it to be turned down and it would be for a short time, then back up. Some guests were going behind the bar and putting what they wanted on YouTube. Unless you went out of the hotel you couldn't escape it as it would drown out the sound of the tv in our room, no chance of an afternoon nap before heading out for the evening. The second issue we had was our rooms were cleaned and we got clean towels on our second day, then the cleaners didn't come to either of our apartments. The towels were rotten as it was over 40 degrees and we were showering twice per day, also none of the rubbish had been taken away or loo roll restocked. Our friend had a word with the manager on our 9th day and the bins were emptied, we got a loo roll and clean towels, but no cleaning was done. We didn't get anymore towels etc for the rest of the duration of the holiday.
It really was a shame about the couple of issues we had as I am sure the Atlantik would be an amazing place.
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