How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of “all inclusive”. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

Hello friends. Today, I would like to share with you very briefly our observations regarding the changes in Turkish hotels operating on the all-inclusive and ultra-all-inclusive systems, which are associated with a very significant inflation in Turkey in 2022.

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Gasoline in Antalya, as of June 1, 2022, costs more than 27 lira! And a year ago we refueled at 9 lira per liter. This is just a side note to gauge the scale of inflation in Turkey…

What has changed in hotels?

In 2022, my friend, a travel agent, and I visited more than 5 hotels with an inspection (which we visited last year) and saw a certain trend in their adaptation to current price realities.

Where is the change most noticeable?

Noticeable changes have taken place only in mid-range hotels. Luxury hotels keep the concept as before, they just raised prices a lot. Cheap ones have also slightly adjusted prices upwards, while the quality of food and service has remained at the same level (precooked foods and chicken cannot be replaced by anything).

What are they saving on?

How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

To begin with, I’ll say that if you have nothing to compare with, then you definitely won’t notice any negative aspects, let alone “deterioration in the quality of rest”. The big popular five-star hotels in Turkey hold their own and will definitely not risk their reputation for the sake of saving one season. Everyone here is playing for the long haul, so the savings are very targeted.

Here's what I noticed:

  • Hotels where seafood used to be for dinner almost every evening have now switched to the “theme nights” format. Those. once a week – fish day, once a week – Turkish cuisine, once a week – international, etc.

How inflation in Turkey has affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

How inflation in Turkey has affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

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  • Bottled beer in hotels is now rare. Although many still left it. But given how quickly the price of it is rising in Turkey, I think it's not for long.
  • Most hotels have switched to locally produced alcohol. But, firstly, not in all positions, and, secondly, it is of good quality. For example, Kirman hotels have also switched to local alcohol, but this is not noticeable at all. Especially in cocktails.
  • How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

    How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch your eye. June 2022

    • Some hotels have removed free access to a la carte restaurants.
    • Some hotels have stopped replenishing the minibar in the room. Now it is filled only once at check-in.

    How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

    • Somewhere the quality of desserts has dropped significantly. But on certain days of the week they do not save on desserts. It's the same with seafood. Sometimes, but not every day.

    How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

    How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

    How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive. Changes in hotels that catch the eye. June 2022

    But during the day

    Otherwise, everything remained the same, and something even improved significantly (I will write about improvements in a separate article). For example, this year (probably also to save money) many hotels recruited staff from the CIS countries, so now Russian-speaking employees work almost everywhere.

     How inflation in Turkey affected the quality of all inclusive Hotel changes that catch the eye June 2022

    Well, if in general, then this season holidays in Turkey have FINALLY returned to their normal format, which we missed for two years. I wish it were a little cheaper…

    Thank you for your attention, your Mom at the Sea.

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