Written on: 08/08/2002 by bossy.
Extremely friendly, clean, good prices, good facilities, family friendly
Gumbet is a great resort for families or any other group. Be prepared to be 'persuaded' by shopkeepers to come in and look at their goods - the whiter you are the more they try. Its very cheap, but be prepare to barter - offer about 50% of the asking price and work up a bit.
If it's clubbing you're after, the biggest nightclub in Europe is just in the next town!!! There are some great bars and clubs in town though - the main street is known as Bar Street, and for good reason. For a great night of family entertainment, go to the Talk of The Town, the best drag show I have ever seen. They are all British lads, and they will have you crying with laughter. But be warned, it finishes late for little kids.
Don't miss out on a visit to the Barbers - you've never seen anything like it. The fellas all agree it's a great shave, and even the ladies get looked after. We visited a few, but the best was Ebo. You can find him behind the Angus Steak House off Bar Street.
The Seray hotel was highly rated even by locals. The food was as good as the more expensive restaurants but more reasonably priced, and in many cases, better quality. Excellent selection for kids and grown ups. It's very close to the beach and the town center.
The head barman, Tiger as he likes to be known, is as good as Tom Cruise in the movie "Cocktail". Adam is brilliant the restaurant manager, very good with kids and adults. His favorite phrase is "anything is possible", and you will soon believe it. He appreciates English food and drink - especially HP sauce, Bisto gravy, Tetley T-bags (and Brandy), which are very expensive in Turkey. So if you have some spare room in your case on the way out .
Forget booking through an agent, save time and a lot of money by calling the hotel direct. They will collect you from the airport and recommend cheap flights. I wish I had known that before I booked J but I know for next time.
Don't worry about changing your money before you go, everywhere accepts English money. You get your change converted into Turkish Lira at the going rate.
Check out the we site http://www.serayhotel.com.tr/
This place is worth 15 out of 10!!!!!