We stayed at Saphir Resort & Spa for two weeks in early July 2011. We found everything to be very fine and the staff to be friendly. The hotel itself was in very good condition and kept very clean all the time.
Beach and pool:
For us beach was very nice with plenty of free sun beds. However, if you have small children you should be aware that it is getting deep very fast - something we and our children (13, 15) like, but not ideal if you have small children. The pool area is also very nice, but securing a sun bed is more challenging here. The garden is very beautiful and kept very well.
The animation team was doing a good job, with the evening entertainment being the weakest part.
As for the food there are one buffet restaurant with a fairly big variation of dishes. The food are at all times arranged beautifully with e.g. vegetables carved as flowers. You also find an ala carte restaurant at the hotel, serving either Italian or Osmanic food, which you can visit for free once a week. If you want to eat there more often it is for an extra small cost. Besides the restaurant there are a snack bar near the pool area which serves e.g. hamburgers and salad and a beach snack bar which serves a kind of hotdogs and some very delicious filled Turkish flatbread. Of cause there is also cake and ice-cream so you will definitely never go hungry.
Things to do:
The main drawback for this hotel is the location which is quite far from good shops and local restaurants. The nearby Alara Grand Bazar (370 shops) is really a rip-off. However we rented a car for a couple of days (there are a lot of beautiful places to go and see within a few hours' drive e.g. Dim Cay, Sapadere, Side, Manavgat) and also went to Alanya by bus one day.
We tried the go-carts and the Water Planet, which are both within walking distance of the hotel. Go-carts were really fun and relatively cheap, whereas the Water Planet was a little too crowded compared to the number of slides.
The spa is also worth a visit. We tried a package with Hamam including scrub and soap massage followed up by relaxation and mud-mask and a long nice body oil massage. Surprisingly they do not have fixed prices so you have to bargain for a good price.
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- Also Known As:
- Saphir Resort And Spa
- Saphir Hotel Alanya