anyone been to okkakoy in Turkey with tapestry hols?
Cll · 30/05/2004 20:58
thinking of going for a week in July - they offer childcare. Just wondered if anyone else had been?
helenmh · 01/06/2004 10:38
Havent been to Okkakoy but we did holiday with tapestry- yagmur apartments gocek and we can thoroughly recommend the company. We can also really recommend Turkey generally- lovely scenery, cheap living costs and really child friendly. The people are the most friendly you can meet. Tapestry were very helpful when we asked any particular questions on the phone and their website is good.
Cll · 05/06/2004 19:21
Thanks helenmh - agree Tapestry have been v helpful and now it's all booked so will be able to report back - price had come down to £399 each for the week with childcare at £15 per half a day.. so at least it shouldn't be an expensive mistake ....
Really looking forward to it now especially after having kids on my own all half term week!
Philly · 04/08/2004 19:05
We are thinking about Turkey,how didi it go?All feedback welcome.Thanks
bakedpotato · 15/10/2004 12:34
okkacoy/occakoy/ocakkoy/okaccoy (for benefit of anyone doing archive search)... just found this old thread.
we went in early sept 04. thought it was great. would think about going again. all turkish staff wonderful, so good with kids.
creche a bit yuck, but that was to do with the bored englishwoman running it. (doubt very much she will be back for another season, plus we gave her a bit of a drubbing in tapestry questionaire). such a shame when any of the chambermaids/waiters could plainly have done the job so brilliantly. (dd didn't like her. Just this morning, a full month later, she asked us sadly, Why did you leave me at N's nursery school?' gulp. we only did it for 2 3-hr stints!)
accommodation is plain basic but comfortable/pretty cottages w kitchenettes (shop for eggs, milk, pasta, snacks etc on site) spread out over hillside, olive groves, tortoises, goats, several pool areas, one excl for adults, one for families with big pool and 2 small toddler pools, playhouse, watering cans, floaty things, sun parasols etc
loads of friendly young grandparenty types staying there -- heaven for dd, nearly 3, who was centre of attention at breakfast time.everyone knew her name by end of week
they SAY no room service but in fact when we asked nicely a waiter would bring our meals over every evening from the restaurant (the food, mostly turkish, was delicious: lots of grilled lamb, tomatoes, rice, aubergines etc), which must have been a 7-min walk up some quite steep bits of hillside. we ate it on little terrace as dusk fell. so big tip when we left.
some nice beaches nearby but shingly so take/buy appropriate paddling footwear for nippers/self
also noise from town below in valley - muezzin, 'pop' etc -- can be irritating, unless you've got the airon on, but it packs up around 11
gorgeous weather too
Cll · 19/10/2004 20:12
It was fab
Agree with all bakedpotato - our kids liked the creched but only cos they got to watch videos. We didn't mind too much because it was steaming hot in July and it kept them out of the sun for a couple of hours (10.30-12.30)while we slept - yes slept in the silence of the adults only pool.
Food was a bit repetitive for veggies but all good. Entertainment nights - Turkish wedding and belly dancing a bit cringey but ds and dd loved it and still talk about it. Lots of lovely english families and nice kids - much more laid back than a Mark Warner type holiday and not dressy which I liked
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