Russian tourists revealed the realities of Ultra and All Inclusive in hotels in Turkey

Ultra and All Inclusive realities were revealed to Russian tourists in Turkish hotels

A detailed answer to the question of whether it is worth overpaying 10-20 thousand rubles to get into the Ultra all-inclusive” and what you can expect there, was presented to tourists on Yandex-Zen by a blogger – a professional traveler. Russian tourists were shown the realities of Ultra and All Inclusive in Turkish hotels and their differences from the simple “all inclusive”, as well as the ways of Turkish hoteliers to declare an “improved” ultra-concept at no extra cost.

“Many tourists by default think that the concept of “ultra all inclusive” is definitely better than the standard all inclusive. But is it really so? I often rest in hotels in Turkey and I know for sure that many of their owners are very cunning, ”the blogger noted first of all. According to her, she is familiar with the situation when a tourist, when choosing a tour to Turkey, finds two hotels of approximately the same level, but one works on the all-inclusive concept, the other on the ultra all-inclusive concept. “A tour to the second resort costs 10-20 thousand rubles more. Without understanding the details, a person buys a ticket for UAI. For example, because it expects imported alcohol and a good mini-bar from the hotel. I hasten to disappoint: if the hotel does not belong to the “premium” segment, all this may not be, ”the blogger emphasizes.

Next, she cites the official difference, which is fixed in Turkish standards: the concept of ultra all inclusive in Turkey is different from the usual all inclusive with advanced options, including:

  • Any drinks are available to guests 24 hours
  • There is an extended mini-bar in the room, which is replenished daily
  • All infrastructure on site is free of charge (including hammam and sauna, billiards, tennis, etc.)
  • Tourists are offered local and imported alcohol at no extra charge
  • A la carte restaurants with a la carte service are free
  • The hotel has an extended buffet (usually with fish, seafood, European cheeses, drinks good quality)
  • Intermediate meals are also extended (in snack bars, not only fast food)
  • Entertainment is available to guests from morning to evening – even during a break in the animation
  • Additional options are also provided at the discretion of the hotel. Among them, for example, free ordering of food and drinks in the room. Or strawberries and champagne for breakfast.

It seems to be tempting, if not for one small “but”: hotels are not required to include all the items from the list in the concept and can only choose one or two. Based on the blogger’s experience, in an inexpensive five-star hotel with the UAI concept, “only point No. 1 was fully completed, partially – No. 2 (there was no daily replenishment), No. 5 (you can go to the restaurant only 1 time and only by appointment) and No. 6” . At the same time, she separately warned tourists that “ulta-all-inclusive” does not at all imply the presence of free imported alcohol. “This is not provided for in 5 * hotels from the non-premium segment. If this point is important, then read about it in the reviews of tourists,” she said.

She also noted several points that are worth paying attention to, including reading reviews. “If the resort belongs to the expensive segment, you can be sure that your ultra all inclusive will be “real”. But when choosing budget “fives”, you need to read the latest reviews of tourists,” the blogger noted first of all. Some things can be understood from the description: often the hotel does not hide the fact that its concept is abbreviated. “Please read the description carefully before booking. It may be written there that all a la carte restaurants and imported drinks in the hotel are paid. Sometimes, based on food reviews, one can understand that the hotel fulfills the “ultra” concept only formally. For example, when people write that “fish days” were only on Tuesdays, and Turkish cuisine evenings with an abundance of meat dishes were on Saturdays. And that on other days the food was not varied and with a predominance of chicken or fast food. This means that the hotel cheated a little,” the blogger explained.

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