Olu Deniz is a small village resort found on the southwestern coast of Turkey, which also goes by the name of ‘Dead Sea’ and ‘Blue Lagoon’. Because of its stunning turquoise waters and golden sand it has become one of the most photographed and popular beaches in the world.
There’s a diverse range of accommodation to be found in Olu Deniz, from luxury hotel complexes to smaller self-catering budget apartments and B&Bs. Many of the hotels are also close to popular tourist sites including the Blue Lagoon, Babadag Mountain and Butterfly Valley.
If you’re travelling to Olu Deniz by plane, the closest airport is Dalaman Airport, which is around 60km away and takes a total of just over an hour to drive by car.
There are many low cost accommodation options to choose from in Olu Deniz, whether you want a cheap but authentic Turkish hotel or a B&B by the sea.
Yakamoz Hotel in Fethiye is an independent small hotel found nestled in the mountain valleys approximately 1500 feet above sea level. This traditional hotel prides itself on its family-run Turkish hospitality and boasts some of the most stunning natural scenery in the whole area. Or another option to look into is the Onur Motel located in the small village of Faralya above the Butterfly Valley. Each bungalow is made of natural materials and are found situated right by the swimming pool which is filled with fresh mountain spring water everyday.
The Montebello Beach Resort is a popular modern three-star hotel found just over 600 metres away from the Blue Lagoon and 300m from the centre of Olu Deniz. There are a wide range of facilities to take part in here including a swimming pool, a kids club and a Turkish bath spa. Or why not try the recently refurbished Turk Hotel located in the central district of Olu Deniz. There are a number of clean and spacious rooms on offer with splashes of vibrant colour to create a modern twist and make your stay even more enjoyable.
On the other hand there’s the Vento Boutique Hotel situated in the Hisaronu area and can be found hiding away in a flourishing garden. This boutique hotel is located only a short walk away from the main shopping area and is only a mile away from Olu Deniz Beach. Or why not stay at Leytur Hotel which is within close proximity to all the main tourist hot spots including the Blue Lagoon, Hisaronu Village and Ovacik Village.
Self-catering is a great way to cut back on the costs. There are a wide range of self-catering apartments found in the area from luxurious apartments to low budget hotels.
Symbola Hotel can be found hidden among pine forests in Olu Deniz. This charming hotel offers rooms with a private terrace boasting breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea below. Each room includes a kitchenette and there are plenty of relaxing facilities on site including a hot tub, steam bath and two pools. If you’re looking for somewhere a bit more modern the Orka Gardens Apartments offers spacious and clean apartments with air conditioning and fully equipped kitchens. On site there’s also an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a children’s pool and the stunning Olu Deniz Beach is only 3.5km away.
Tayfun Apart Hotel offers well-designed air-conditioned apartments, complete with stoves, refrigerators and electric kettles. If you want to spend the day doing activities the Blue Lagoon is only a couple of miles away and the local bars and cafes are only found 500 metres away. Whilst you could always stay at the California Apart Hotel found at the foot of Babadag Mountain. On site you can find an attractive garden as well as a swimming pool and barbecue area. If you are worried about how to get to this hotel from Dalaman Airport, transport can always be arranged from this hotel, so you can sit back and relax.
There are many all-inclusive hotels to be found in Olu Deniz. These hotels tend to be more expensive but they usually feature a large range of activities and facilities, so you can sit back and relax knowing everything is paid for.
LykiaWorld Olu Deniz is an enormous resort offering very high standards in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. In total there are a staggering 19 swimming pools, 19 tennis courts, a 22,000 square metre Children’s Paradise Complex, and for the parents there are 14 bars to choose from.
NOA Hotels OluDeniz Resort is another all inclusive resort hotel perfect for families as there’s daily evening entertainment including an animation team, a mini kids club and organized discos on offer. However, if you just want to sit back and relax there’s also a Turkish bath with a sauna and a fitness gym.
The Montebello Resort offers three-star accommodation and undertook a full refurbishment in 2012 making it a modern and stylish hotel today. On site you will find two swimming pools, waterslides, a restaurant, a Turkish bath and for the children there’s a hotel-run kids’ club running through the summer months from July to September.
On the beach
If you’re thinking of staying in Olu Deniz it’s a great idea to pick a hotel near the beach as Olu Deniz’s Blue Lagoon is to good to be missed!
Liberty Hotels (Lykia World) is an enormous hotel complex located on the seafront of Olu Deniz. This resort has its own 750-metre-long private beach, a 3-hole golf course, spa centre and not forgetting a staggering 19 swimming pools to choose from. On the other hand if you would rather spend your holiday in smaller and quieter accommodation why not try the Tonoz Beach Hotel which is found just 50 metres away from Belcekiz beach.
Another option to try is the cosy and stylish Monta Verde Hotel & Villas located in Ovacik Village. If you’re not a fan of the humid heat you may find this hotel is just right for you as it is situated in the pine-covered mountains, which create a clean, fresh mountain breeze. Or if this isn’t enough to take your fancy why not stay at the Jade Residence located just 50 metres away from Olu Deniz Beach, surrounded by a thriving tropical garden. Each room comes with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and on site there’s an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. This is the perfect hotel for a relaxing getaway.
There are a variety of luxurious four-star and five-star hotel complexes ideal for both families and couples found in Olu Deniz.
Why not stay at the luxurious five-star Belcekiz Beach Hotel, which offers a whole host of activities including tennis courts, a fitness centre, table tennis and a Turkish steam bath. So this place is perfect if you just want a relaxing getaway or somewhere to entertain the children. However, if you would rather stay in a more traditional Fethiye stone house then look no further than the Oyster Residences which provide relaxing and comfortable rooms and some even come with a private furnished terrace.
On the other hand if you are looking for somewhere that supplies lots of facilities head to the four-star Club Orka Hotel & Villas. You will be able to choose from a gym, steam room, Turkish bath, pool table, outdoor whirlpool and two swimming pools. But if this doesn’t take your fancy try Hotel Greenland, which can be found perched on the hillside overlooking the pine-covered mountains in the distance. Choose from two spacious pools or wander round the beautiful natural gardens close by. But on the larger scale there’s Lykia World, which boasts a mind blowing 19 swimming pools, 14 bars and 19 tennis courts. As well as a whole host of activities including archery, basketball, darts, specialty restaurants and a gym, complete with sauna.
With a spa
Olu Deniz has a selection of affordable and luxury spa hotels catering for all your needs.
The five-star Belcekiz Beach Hotel can be found situated along the beach front of Olu Deniz and is only 14km away from the nearby Fethiye. Guests can enjoy a choice of a Turkish bath or steam bath, whilst if you want to keep fit and healthy have a go at tennis or head to the fitness centre on site. A cheaper option would be Tonoz Beach Hotel, which opened its doors only in 2006. This modern and comfortable hotel can be found right next to a traditional Turkish bath and spa, which is a popular attraction in Olu Deniz.
Monta Verde Hotel & Villas are situated in Ovacik Village and is only 3.5km away from the Blue Lagoon and 7km from Fethiye city centre. If you fancy a massage head to the Orange Spa and spend the day relaxing in a traditional Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. Or there’s the four-star Turquoise Hotel that boasts a relaxing Turkish bath, complete with a selection of massage services. Also if you are on a family holiday there are many activities to take part in, including darts, table football, table tennis and a mini football field.
Olu Deniz has no shortage of family friendly hotels which cover both ends of the price range.
The five-star Belcekiz Beach Hotel in Olu Deniz offers top of the range spacious accommodation as well as a large outdoor swimming pool with views overlooking the mountains and surrounding gardens. There’s a lot to do here from playing tennis, exercising in the gym or having a go at darts in the bar. On the other hand you could try the Leytur Hotel which is set back off the main Ovacik Road on the nearby hillside. There are a lot of facilities here to keep the kids entertained including a playground, table tennis, billiards and free Wi-Fi. There’s also a large outdoor pool and food is available most of the day from the poolside bar.
Liberty Hotels Olu Deniz is one of the best family resort hotels in Olu Deniz and boasts a whole host of activities including aqua aerobics, table tennis, a giant playable chess board, daytime kids activities and regular evening entertainment. Also, if you don’t mind staying in a very large complex then you must look into Lykia World which offers its own private sandy beach, 19 swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, a mini golf course and the hotel also runs PADI diving courses. Whilst if you would rather stay somewhere a bit smaller head to the Sea Breeze Hotel and Apartments, found just a short drive away from the centre of Olu Deniz. Each stylish apartment comes with air conditioning, a flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Whilst if you want to spend the day by the pool there’s an outdoor pool with a children’s section on site.
If you’re planning a wedding or honeymoon Olu Deniz offers plenty of romantic getaways!
Liberty Hotels (Lykia World) is a gigantic holiday resort that boasts its own 750m long private beach and 19 swimming pools to take your pick from. If you fancy a romantic meal in the evening there are over 9 restaurants to indulge in as well as 10 bars and a wine house on site. Or there’s also the option of staying at Sea Breeze Hotel and Apartments, which offers suites and self-catering apartments. Enjoy a romantic dinner at the outdoor dining area or take part in the various activities including golf and table tennis.
The Morina Deluxe Hotel boasts stunning views over the surrounding hills and overlooks Olu Deniz’s famous seafront. Spend the day by the private pool or why not take a stroll through the beautiful countryside in the area. However, if you’re planning a honeymoon then you must look into the stunning Paradise Garden Hotel in Fethiye, which boasts stunning views over the rolling mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. This is also the perfect setting for a memorable wedding! However, if you want somewhere a little bit cheaper why not try the Mavibelce Hotel, located in the heart of Olu Deniz and only 50 metres away from the Blue Lagoon. This hotel offers a large relaxing garden, an outdoor pool and an a la carte restaurant.
Boutiques & B&Bs
B&Bs are a great way to cut back on money, but there are some interesting and more luxurious options also to be found in Olu Deniz.
The Mandarin Hotel is a gorgeous little hotel situated in Faralya which features stylish but also authentic Turkish rooms. On site there is an inviting outdoor swimming pool as well as a poolside bar. This small hotel is also close to many of the popular attractions including Butterfly Valley Beach and Olu Deniz Beach. Another place which is close to the beach is Jade Residence, which can be found just 50 metres away from Olu Deniz Beach. The facilities on site include an outdoor swimming pool, a 250-year-old tropical garden and an a la carte restaurant.
Kabak Avalon Bungalows are found situated in the Kabak Bay and overlook the beautiful ocean below. The property provides an outdoor swimming pool as well as a private garden. Each room has been carefully designed and includes a four poster bed and seating area. There’s also the option of staying at Symbola Oludeniz Beach Hotel, situated among lush pine and olive trees and is just a short walk away from the breathtaking Olu Deniz Beach.
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