The brand new, recently completed Paloma Pasha is already considered as one of the jewels in the Club Eldorador crown. Ideally located at the far end of Ozdere beach, this upmarket establishment offers a 24 hour ultra-inclusive board basis and will undoubtedly be popular with well-being enthusiasts, as it also boasts a wonderful spa. Not only that, children will enjoy the waterslides, sports enthusiasts will be pleased to discover the hotel's fitness centre and many other sports facilities, and those who enjoy fine dining will be delighted with the 3 gourmet restaurants. The hotel's absolutely gigantic swimming pool actually runs right around the resort!
The hotel is located on the seafront at the far end of Ozdere beach, half a mile from the town centre, 21 mi from the seaside resort of Kusadasi, 25 mi from the ancient site of Ephesus, and 53 mi from Izmir. Transfer time from Izmir airport (40 mi away) is around 45 minutes.
The hotel is open from early April until late October and operates on a 24-hour all-inclusive basis, one you might even call ultra-inclusive! You don't even have to put up with a little bracelet clipped around your wrist! Three computers are provided in the games room where guests can surf the Internet free of charge, whilst Wifi access is also free in the lobby and the Superior guest rooms.
The hotel boasts 3 conference rooms, one of which can accommodate 300 people and can be used as a cinema. The baby-club proposes supervision for children from 6 months of age. The Elysion spa consists of an indoor pool with a glass roof (so you can see yourself swimming when you look up!), a hammam, a sauna, 10 treatment and massage rooms - including 2 double rooms for couples (using cosmetics from German brand Babor), and an authentic and superbly decorated traditional Turkish bath. The traditional soap massage is a real treat and comes highly recommended!
It's difficult to imagine that until 2010 there was just a night club on the site where this superb 4 storey semi-circular pyramid-like building now stands, surrounded by its huge swimming pool that runs virtually right around the resort! Having opened on 1st June 2010, the 3 hectare Club Eldorador Paloma Pasha is the latest offering from Turkish hotel group Paloma Resort and has 268 guest rooms served by two panoramic lifts.
You can see the sea even from the lobby, which opens onto a panoramic terrace with a bar located under a series of large white canopies. All of this overlooks the main buffet restaurant and the huge 1.4m-deep and 5,000m² lagoon pool that stretches around the resort. The grounds are adorned with pools and flowers, as well as a wooden bridge that spans the pool and provides access not only to the beach, but to the 250-seater amphitheatre and the far end of the pool as well, where you'll find the seafood restaurant, the baby-club, the mini-club and the waterslides (popular with young and old alike). Keep in mind that the latter only operate between the hours of 10:00am and 11:00am and 4:30pm and 6:00pm. XX Children have the added bonus of their own pool area incorporating various games as well as a pirate ship and a clown-shaped shower. This livelier part of the pool is wisely set apart, so as to maintain the peace and quiet of other parts of the resort, which, despite the size of its swimming pool, is nevertheless a moderately sized establishment. A sufficient number of showers, deck chairs and parasols are well spaced around the various solarium terraces, and towels are also provided free of charge.
Accessed via a series of long, wide corridors, the hotel's 268 high quality guest rooms are spacious (33m²) and pleasantly decorated in a stylish, minimalist fashion with light-marble floors. The amenities, too, are of a high-quality and include adjustable air conditioning, a flat screen television broadcasting 40 channels, a free safe that is large enough to store a laptop, a phone, Wifi Internet access (for a fee), an inclusive mini bar refrigerator that is restocked daily, and tea and coffee-making facilities. In addition to the queen size bed, sofa beds are provided for those travelling with children. With the exception of the 32 guest rooms overlooking the mountains or the gardens, all of the rooms offer beautiful views of the sea and the pool from the balconies, which are furnished with two chairs and a laundry line. As for the bathrooms, there is no bathtub but rather a large tropical shower with a fixed head, a magnifying mirror, a hair dryer, and some hospitality products.
The Superior rooms are more spacious and come with two basins, a personal hammam, bathrobes, a separate toilet, free Internet access, a king size bed complete with a large selection of cushions and pillows and an ultra cosy mattress, free room service, a more widely stocked mini bar, and a newspaper delivery in the morning. Moreover, they also have direct access to the pool from their huge wooden terraces, which even include a whirlpool bath - now that's class!
The main buffet restaurant is wisely located at the centre of the resort, alongside the pool. Overlooking it, the trendy bar with a roof of impressive white canopies is a very pleasant spot for enjoying a drink in the evening. Breakfast is served from 7:00am to 10:00am and consists of a variety of Turkish specialities, though the delicious squeezed orange juice is particularly good! The room itself can accommodate 250 diners, with an additional 50 outdoors, so you can also enjoy breakfast on the poolside terrace should you so wish.
The Meandros snack buffet, located near the beach, is open from 12:30pm to 4:00pm and turns into a seafood restaurant at night. The buffet is served from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, whilst from midnight until 6:00am meals are served à la carte, so you can eat at pretty much any time of the day or night, making this a truly ultra-inclusive concept!
Also available are a gourmet restaurant serving international cuisine and an Ottoman restaurant where guests can sample delicious Turkish specialities. You will have the opportunity to sample wines from the hotel's private vineyard, as well as Ayran (a traditional Turkish drink consisting of yoghurt mixed with water and salt) and Gözleme (Turkish crepes). If you get a little peckish in the afternoon, why not enjoy tea at the patisserie, which also serves as a television room, complete with large plasma screen TV. Facing it is the jazz bar, where you can enjoy a drink to the sound of an orchestra playing in the background.
Thanks to its location as the last hotel along the coast, guests staying here are on the most tranquil part of the brown sand Ozdere beach. However, it is rather small and the space provided for the plastic deck chairs and parasols is rather limited. Having said that, you can will enjoy some great panoramic views from here, such as the town of Ozdere to the left and the hills to the right. Those who like to keep active might be pleased to know there is a beach volleyball court and a large selection of water-based activities available at the very comprehensive on site nautical sports centre.Water sports (except motorsports and diving) are, in fact, included in the all-inclusive package. The beach is supervised and a flag indicates the safety level for bathing. A little further along, to the right, you'll find a wooden landing stage from which schooners depart for trips to the surrounding coves.
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