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Sundance Resort

Turkey, Europe
Turgutreis

Enjoy the Aegean on your doorstep at Sundance Resort Hotel (previously the Aegean Dream Hotel), with direct beach access to a sandy beach. Located in the smaller resort of Turgutreis, the hotel is a short bus ride from the vibrant town of Bodrum, with its whitewashed houses, trendy boutiques, Turkish bazaar and historic castle. With proximity to both beach and town, holidaymakers can enjoy the charming mix of the historical, cosmopolitan and traditional elements of this region.

With three swimming pools available, guests can choose between the indoor pool, which is open year-round, and the outdoor pools, open in summer only. The hotel also provides a wealth of activities in its all-inclusive package, including evening shows, a spa centre, an indoor fitness centre and selected free water sports. There's fun for adults and children alike, with a children's pool and children's games on offer.

Turkey's fresh produce is on display in the hotel's on-site restaurants. Offering breakfast and lunch buffets, dinner, and afternoon and evening snacks, guests can have their fill after a full day's activities. In addition to meals enjoyed in the main Islands Restaurant, guests can dine at each of the 3 à la carte restaurants once per stay. Finish off the day with a drink at the poolside bar, open air 'Starlight Bar' or lobby bar.

Accommodation at the Sundance Resort:

In addition to beautiful beach vistas on the hotel grounds, enjoy a sea or garden view from the balcony of your room. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a private en-suite bathroom, mini bar (subject to chaneg/availability), satellite TV and safety box.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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Facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • Spa Centre with sauna and Turkish bath (Hammam)*
  • Beach towels & beds & umbrellas
  • Fitness Centre*
  • Watersports*
  • Evening shows
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Twin Seaview Room
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Single Inland Room
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Twin Inland Room
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The Local Area

Enjoy the Aegean on your doorstep at Sundance Resort Hotel (previously the Aegean Dream Hotel), with direct beach access to a sandy beach. Located in the smaller resort of Turgutreis, the hotel is a short bus ride from the vibrant town of Bodrum, with its whitewashed houses, trendy boutiques, Turkish bazaar and historic castle. With proximity to both beach and town, holidaymakers can enjoy the charming mix of the historical, cosmopolitan and traditional elements of this region.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Bad

Review by 3elmat

Really bad, Rooms were dirty, food was cold and actually disgusting. I don't even want to talk about the workers!! So rude and disrespectful, i never saw them smile! Btw the alcohol was litterally hand sanitazer, ugh nasty. Don't go.

TripAdvisor Review

Wouldn’t rush back

Review by browngirl06 Greater London, United Kingdom

The hotel is in a good location with a private beach. We were moved to this hotel as our original booking with love holidays was closed due to low customer numbers and the pandemic. So love holidays moved us to this hotel on arrival...

First of all they tried to put us in what I can only imagine was the check out spare room for customers who had late check outs to shower in! It was right behind reception and very basic. So I asked to be moved to another room and they moved us to another room which was still in the main lobby area but bigger. The food was horrible!!! The only time we ate in the hotel was breakfast and lunch at the restaurant by the beach. The first night there we went to dinner in the main buffet restaurant as soo. As it opened as we had just arrived and checked In and I was given cold greasy lamb!!! How is that possible it should have been hot and fresh as they had only just started serving. Which led me to believe the were serving leftovers from lunch. We walked straight out and into town to eat. The spa was excellent and we really enjoyed the Hamas and my husband was cured from his frozen shoulder in 3 days after doing physio here in London for 6 months!!! Beach is lovely and it’s a 10-15 min walk to the harbour and market. Lots of choice for eating out and we around eating and drink out every night for about 40 for two adults starter, mains and beers/g&t!!!!

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Very good hotel

Review by Ukraine2021travel

Loved our stay this summer. Personnel is very friendly and helpful, hotel is clean, food is good. Nice swimming pools and beach location...

There are also some restaurants in a walking distance… Would return again.

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Highly recommend

Review by MarionLa11

A spacious room with fantastic views of the popular sunrise and sunset! Amazing choice of food which was always fresh. Great entertainment from the lovely Sam and very helpful friendly bar and waiting staff , highly recommended. The corona virus didn’t effect the quality or service at this hotel A+

TripAdvisor Review

3.5 - While there is room for improvement, it was still a lovely stay.

Review by jaytclarke Phuket, Thailand

My husband and I did 10 days, 9 nights here from July 5-14. I was somewhat skeptical when I first read some of the reviews on here declaring that it was definitely not a 5 star hotel, and while I see why they may have made those comments (a bit on that in a moment), I don't think it took much away from the overall experience.

As you can see in the pic I've attached, there were a few areas that clearly needed to be maintained in the resort...

It wasn't uncommon to see a fading sign, chipped paint, and some rust in some parts. This contributed to it looking slightly run down here and there. However, they were usually in places that weren't often frequented, so it honestly didn't bother us too much. The rooms, dining and snack areas, beach and pool were all very clean and frequently tended to. We particularly liked our room (606) since the quieter pool was right at our doorstep, and was one of the rooms closer to the beach and main pool. Note: make sure whatever room you book isn't too close to the main pool, as they've music blaring from there till the wee hours of the morning. We could hear it from where we were, but it wasn't loud enough to bother us.

Being all inclusive, you've access to their extensive options served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not to mention, they've an afternoon and midnight snack time for you to grab some grub outside the main meals at no additional cost. The bar is also open throughout the day to make sure your thirst is always quenched and you're kept boozy if that's what you want! There is also a pool table for you to entertain yourself just behind the bar area.

On top of that, they've in-resort activities for you to join in throughout the day. During my stay, we participated in yoga, water aerobics, and water polo. I also saw some of the guests dance alongside of what they called the animation team, who were responsible for organising these activities. At night, they also have live music for you to enjoy over a drink by the pool.

Alternatively, if you want a day out, you've the option to book a boat trip with Jolly Turs that will bring you swimming to spots such as Meteror Beach, Camel Beach, Wishing Cave, Akyarlar, and a spot they call Aquarium. Depending on who you ask, it's 130 - 150 TL a person for the day. The first guy quoted us 150 TL, and the next time we enquired, another offered it at 130 TL. There is also a tour agency just in front of the hotel called Turgutreis Tours for you to have a look at.

For those of you looking to book water sports, there's a place at your left when you exit towards the beach. We only enquired for the parasailing (700 TL for 2), but they've jet skiing and more to offer as well.

For the most part, the service was exceptional. The staff at Sundance are very quick to respond and extremely friendly, especially the guys at the bar. I do think some of the ladies serving the buffet could be a bit more welcoming, however, as they often looked very bored to be there, and to tend to you.

Another comment I have to add in regards to the buffet is how you're not allowed to get the food by yourself and must have it served to you by the attending staff. While I understand they've done this for their COVID measures, I do not understand how they can have multiple sections without staff and not expect the guest to start piling the food on their plates by themselves. This was often the case in morning. You would see lines of people waiting to be served food, but no one there to hand it to you. In these instances, I've seen staff at other sections with no one there stand and just watch. They would only intervene and start tutting once someone took it upon themselves. If they don't want this to happen, they need to make sure that someone is always there.

In regards to the buffet, we most enjoyed when they prepared an entire section of seafood. However, this only happened once the entire time we were there. I'd highly recommend that they make this happen more often, since it was such a hit. The prawns, for instance, finished within the hour.

Another thing to note would be the reservation of sunbeds. The resort has a sign for guests not to do it, but unsurprisingly, they do and there's no one to regulate it. I've seen many guests throw their towels and other belongings over the chairs and not return for hours, especially on the beach. During our stay, we've seen the beach fully 'booked' before 7 am. If we weren't out as much as we were, this would have bothered us a lot more but it definitely isn't fair. Expect to wake up a lot earlier to grab a spot.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. Despite the areas of improvement, we liked our room, the food, the organised activities, pool and beach, and how the majority of the staff were very friendly and responsive.

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