Now in Turkey almost every hotel works with Russian tour operators and tourists, especially as regards the Antalya coast, which is the most popular among Russians …
Today we will talk about hotels in which our compatriots are few or none at all, where mostly European tourists rest.
What is valuable vacation in European hotels in Turkey?
As you know, some Russian tourists are chosen abroad to relax, not only from the usual way of life, but also from compatriots. At the same time join the foreign culture, meet foreigners, plunge into an unfamiliar atmosphere, discover new facets of foreign culture. Some tourists even prefer language isolation in order to spend time in peace and quiet, and in a hotel full of countrymen such pleasure is hardly available. European travelers in Turkey today are more interested in single travelers, but there are also couples. Basically, these are parents who are trying to teach adolescent children to a foreign language environment so that they can polish their knowledge. And given that a hotel in Turkey will be much cheaper than in another European country, despite the fact that the service is very good, the benefit of such an offer is clear.
There is another significant aspect. Most of the hotels in Turkey, especially those that are removed from the beaches, work on the “breakfast – dinner” system, so the rest has plenty of time to explore the city on their own. Or exploring the specialties of local cuisine. Or even rest on your own regimen and daily routine.
European-style service in a Muslim country
It is worth noting that almost all hotels in Turkey, which used to accept only residents of European countries, are now willingly inviting Russians. The well-known law of the market works: there is demand, there will be supply. So booking for a hotel oriented, for example, only on the British, can be easily arranged with Russian tour operators. Conditions also remain unchanged. If the hotel is heading towards serving English-speaking tourists, all staff will communicate exclusively in English. That is why in Turkey, so few hotels cooperate exclusively with Europeans, because Russian tourists, who constitute the main share of holidaymakers, do not agree to such conditions. However, this alignment does not mean at all that hotels “for Europeans” are much better than those where Russian-speaking tourists stay, not at all. The conditions and service there is absolutely the same as in those where the residents of Russia and other countries of the former CIS spend their time. There are only some nuances related, again, with the knowledge of foreign languages. Let’s try to sort through the features of the “European” hotels.
The set is standard for all hotels, but taking into account jokes and themes that are amusing specifically for the country to which the establishment is oriented. And, accordingly, communication is in the same language.
Activities and entertainment for children
Mini and junior clubs at hotels certainly exist, but the staff speaks only English or German. Games and cartoons – mostly those who love European children.
Well-trained staff depends on the level of the hotel
So the point is not at all that “they don’t want to try for Russians,” as some Russian tourists think. If the hotel does not claim to five stars, then it makes no sense to expect a super service. You just need to choose the right hotel, and then the expectations will be met.
Now about what is typical for hotels “only for Europeans.” This applies, in fact, only the menu. Not all establishments work on the “all inclusive” system, this is discussed immediately, when making a tour. But even those institutions where this system works, focus on the selection of dishes of national cuisine of precisely the inhabitants of the country to which the reference point is selected. For example, for Italians, pizzas and pastas are offered, for Germans, traditional sausages and braised cabbage, the British prefer oatmeal, and so on. So when choosing a hotel of this rank, it is worth considering your gastronomical preferences.
How to choose a “European hotel”?
If you still want to relax in the “European hotel” and are 100% sure of your knowledge of foreign languages, then the question immediately arises: how to choose a truly “European” hotel? After all, even not always tour operators own information, or simply want to sell a ticket. There are several signs by which one can determine the main contingent of establishments.
The Germans and the British prefer Side, Cesme and Kusadasi, the Dutch and Italians love to relax in Kemer, the British settle in Marmaris and Oludeniz. And Bodrum is chosen by most Europeans. If you want to talk with the inhabitants of European countries, you should pay attention only to the Aegean coast. Well, if you want to meet more with fellow countrymen, then you should choose Antalya, there are a lot of Russians going there.