We stayed at the beautiful Liberty Fabay, in Fethiye, Turkey. Our review is based on staying from 29th April – 6th May, which is early on in the season so we did have a few periods of bad weather. On the flip side, the hotel wasn’t anywhere near as full as it would be during peak periods.
We (two adults) stayed in a standard land view room. The hotel only opened in 2021 so the rooms are still really fresh and new, very modern. The bed is huge and comfortable. Air con is great. There is an included mini bar (the hotel is all inclusive) which contains soft drinks, beers, water and a bar of chocolate, and a packet of Doritos. I love getting free snacks!! We initially stayed in a block overlooking the main walkway, but unfortunately had to move mid way through the holiday due to a very loud neighbour – obviously not the fault of the hotel. They moved us to another room which was overlooking building work (due to be completed 2024) but this had a huge balcony so win win!
The hotel itself has a large adult pool, and a bigger (heated out of season) family pool. The adult pool felt relaxed, but there were far too many loungers around the family pool. I personally would not have been able to sit round that pool as you have to get off your lounger at the bottom of it, that’s how rammed they are. There are lots of loungers at the beach and on the grass towards the beach, which is a 30 second walk to the pool. If I had taken kids, that is where I would have sat.
There are lots of bars and all were good service when we went. I have seen reviews of busier periods when service was poor, but for ourselves, we had good service. The drinks are all branded, and cocktails are great. Don’t miss the 5pm band or DJ at the beach bar, such a lot of fun with a great view.
Food is good – there is a main family buffet with loads of variety, but as a couple it was awful to sit in – very loud and kids everywhere. The adult restaurant on the other hand has less choice (but still plenty apart from dessert options) but was calm and felt like a proper restaurant. For lunch times though they have a proper waiter service snack restaurant which had nice food like kebabs, salads, burgers etc; and they also had a food court with pizza, nuggets, gozleme (Turkish pancakes) and ice-cream. There was also a 24 hour patisserie with lots of dessert options, proper coffee, branded packaged ice-creams like Magnums, and sandwiches at night.
They also have paid for a la carte restaurant – Asian (€25 pp), Italian (€25 pp) and Grill (€40 pp). We tried the Italian and didn’t think it was amazing – it was perfectly fine but as we have been to a lot of all inclusive where the a la carte’s were included, we didn’t think it matched up. We tried the Grill only because they kindly gave it to us for free due to the noisy neighbour. I wasn’t really impressed – the starter was nice but far too big, so when the steak came I was already full. We both thought the steaks were just okay. Definitely not worth the money in our opinion, however lots of others on Facebook groups loved it.
Entertainment was varied – Turkey tend to do big DJ performances which look amazing. We tended not to stay as it was chilly so we went indoors to the Apollo bar where they had live music. This was great and a better atmosphere than most hotels we have been to.
Would I return? Probably not as I discovered I get a bit bored of buffets but if I found a bargain I certainly would. Would I recommend – absolutely! Let me know firstname.lastname@example.org if you go to Liberty Fabay or if you have any questions.