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Very, very, very basic accomodation. No staff around to ask any questions, not even a reception desk. In our private double room, the bathroom is literally a shower cubicle with a toilet and sink inside the shower. You get what you pay for, but lack of staff was crap. A couple of metres from edge of beach, restaurants are pricey on beach front. 15 minute walk to castle and main shopping area.
Let's call this Merhaba Hotel what it is... a method to get travelers into pensions that would be peddled at the bus stop. We book Merhaba after reading the reviews and noticing the trend that people were taken elsewhere. We figured, that was just high season. We traveled AFTER high season and upon arrival... BOOM, taken to a different hotel. We met with the owner of the Merhaba who explained that some Aussies has left their bags in our room and didn't return from the island of Kos.
Both the room and the bathrooms were dirty. In the bathroom, the sink, shower and toilet were together. Therefore, if you took a shower the shower would spray the sink, the toilet and the bathroom floor. This was fine unless you wanted to use the bathroom in the next few hours. We paid them for the night then found a wonderful hotel for a lot less money.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 41+
- (1 review)
This hostel was a good value hostel. The room was great and has AC and the beds were comfortable. The staff were there and provided a map but nothing more. The breakfast was good and the location was also good. Overall an ok stay - good option for cheap in Bodrum.
We asked for a room for 3 people and they gave us a double room with an extra bed(so not enough space even to open the bags).The toilet and room very dirty,so when we asked to clean it they just moped the floor (not sweeping first) and it got worst. There were hairs in the pillows. We booked with anticipation but when we arrived they said they had no room,so they moved us to another hostel and when we asked to see the room first they didn't allow us. We started to complain so they moved us again
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Awful experience. When we arrived at the hostel, we were told some story that the ave was full for the night even though we had made a reservation in advance. We were taken to another property that owner assured us was a good quality place to stay about 4 blocks away which was a complete dump. Location was poor, no toilet paper and we ended up buying garbage bags to put our stuff in as the bed showed signs of bed bugs. Extremely unpleasant experience after a long day of travel.
I was originally supposed to stay here but when I arrived I was told they were over booked and he was going to call his brother to see if he had rooms. I was then shuffled out and made to walk another 15 minutes away with some random person. Stopped at another hostel where they said no again and I was picked up by another guy and brought to another hostel where they finally shoved me in a room and said goodbye. Very below average experience.
We didn't actually stay at merhaba, when we arrived they hadn't checked their email and had no space for us. They took us to a friends pansyon on the other side of town. Tuna pansion was clean and comfortable with a nice garden and in a good location.
We did not even get to stay in the hotel. We were sent to the owners brothers hotel hundreds of meters away (despite him acknowledging our booking). He said it was supposed to be much nicer but then I feel sad for anyone staying in his hotel. It was horrible. They did not know that they had put free parking on their page and we spent a while with the owners son cruising for open spot around town. The toilet door didn't close in one of the rooms. The "free breakfast" cost 10TL.
They didn't have a room for me despite me confirming with them before hand. They said there was no room and someone had overstayed... Staff generally seemed clueless about what to do even though i'd been double booked. Walked me off to some other hotel further up the hill in Bodrum..poor.