After reading many reviews in the lead-up to our honeymoon, we were very nervous about our stay. We tried to avoid having doubts as everyone wants different things from a holiday but this was easier said than done, especially as expectations should be high due to this being our honeymoon.
We arrived at Voyage Sorgun at approximately 1am so felt very tired and in a less than good mood due to a rough flight. As we approached reception (and 24hr English pub), there was an English couple complaining and wishing to be transferred, this was not a good start. We were then told we were in G Block which instantly worried us as we had read the worst reviews of this block. All we can suggest is to go straight to sleep and start a fresh in the morning as judging at 1 in the morning is always going to end up negative.
We had especially hoped for a bungalow as we had requested this a few weeks in advance. The room was very basic/simple and asked for a room change. However, after viewing a bungalow room that had been made available for us, we decided our room was actually a bit larger and had a bathtub (the rest were shower rooms). At the end of the day, you only sleep in the room and to us, a nice view and pretty room didn't really matter. As it was our honeymoon, we were brought up champagne, chocolates, fruit and slippers and had a specially decorated door. A table was organised at the Italian a la carte restaurant too (which was delicious!)
Most nights we ate in the 16+ restaurant, which we simply cannot fault. The waiters were brilliant and we never had an empty glass. One waiter even learnt our drink order and another created a rose out of a napkin for our table! The staff cannot do enough for you! The food was also amazing!! Generally, it was similar stuff for breakfast but dinner was always exciting to see what new stuff was there! And everything was delicious! We also ate at the Italian and Chinese a la carte (the others weren't our cup of tea!). Both were so nice with more than enough food! The courses just went on and on!!!
The grounds of the hotel are stunning and constantly being maintained. There are a lot of cats around but they do not approach you unless called over. Me being a cat lover, I loved it! They were all so friendly and 2 kittens outside G Block were particularly cute!
The pools are immaculate. We spent our first couple of days at the quiet pool (which to be honest, wasn't silent but was quieter than the main pool). We did have to be up by about 8 to get a sunbed here. We had a couple of days on the pier and these sunbeds were all gone by half 6 but we enjoyed watching the sun rise so this wasn't a problem for us. The rest of the holiday we spent by the main pool, participating in the many activities the entertainment team organised.
The entertainment staff (day and night) are faultless, we have never seen a hotel with such good entertainment. The evening shows are fantastic and we saw Michael Jackson Thriller one night which was fantastic but we were devastated as The Lion King was on the day we left!!! Other shows included a cirque de soliel type show, turkish dancers/drummers and even a party with all four seasons!!!
Another thing we have to mention is Conor, the Thomson rep. He was brilliant and tried his best to resolve any problems we had. Admittedly, he wasn't always around but his times in the hotel were posted on a board so you knew when you could see him. He was brilliant and very very helpful.
The only negatives we would say is being served at the bars is a little slow but considering the amount of guests this is understandable. Also, the photo service in the hotel is brilliant, he done a fantastic honeymoon photo shoot for us. However, when we only wished to buy 200 lira worth of photos, the guy running it suddenly wasn't as pleasant. (we only bought 13 photos and he took 200!)
Finally, this hotel is in need for a redecorate (but I hear this is happening soon) but overall, we had a fantastic honeymoon. Yes first impressions were not very good but at 1am in the morning, nothing looks great! We recommend to sleep as soon as you arrive and get up fresh in the morning and enjoy your stay!!! It is what you make it at the end of the day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A One-of-a-Kind Holiday Experience at Voyage Sorgun... Just a heartbeat away from Sorgun Forest, which is home to a thousand shades of green, Voyage Sorgun is full of matchless services to indulge both couples and guests holidaying with their little ones. Voyage Sorgun is the dream destination for guests who want to be close to nature while enjoying a Blue Flag beach, privileged services and delicious food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Voyage Sorgun Hotel Side
- Hotel Voyage Sorgun
- Voyage Sorgun Club
- Club Voyage Sorgun
- Voyage Sorgun Turkey