me and my partner stayed there for 2 weeks in September 2011 and it really let us down!
we didn't pay much for the holiday so we weren't expecting luxury but from the minute we arrived we were messed around.
we arrived at the hotel after a 2.30 hour transfer, at around 2:00am and we checked in but the KID behind reception wasn't expecting us. he asked me if my name was "PLACEHOLDER". I Told him that "placeholder" isn't a name, I looked at the file on the desk and found my name myself.
we were then taken to our room, we unpacked and got in bed. 10 mins later the KID from reception was knocking on the door. he told us he had given us the wrong room and we needed to move as some other people were checking into this room. so we obliged, and were taken to another room on the 6th floor. the balcony overlooked the next door hotels roof with loads of machinery making loads of noise. There was no way we could have slept in there, then i opened the bathroom door! it stunk the whole room out, the water in the toilet was dark brown and there was bits floating in there. i tried to flush it but it wouldnt work! we could not be expected to stay in this room so we went back to reception and he was shocked we didnt like the room! he told us to come back at 8am bearing in mind it is now 3.30am! so we did, only to be told the manager wasnt in till 9am!
so we went for so called breakfast, which consisted of sausages and bacon in gravy that i wouldn't feed to my dog, and salad!
at 9am the manager gave us another room which was small but at least clean.
as the pool only gets 2 hours of sunlight everyday we decided to go to the beach instead which is not far from the hotel. we asked at reception how much it was for sunbeds and she said 9liras. so we went to the beach to be told it was 12liras. we said they said 9liras at reception and he said that you need a ticket from reception! so we went back to the hotel to get a ticket and settled down on the beach, which is quite a nice beach to be fair. the bar isnt included in the all inclusive though.
lunch food isn't too bad, plenty of pasta and rice, so if your easy going enough then you'll be OK!
Alanya in itself isn't too bad, and i think if we weren't staying in this hotel it wouldn't have been as bad, just prepare yourself to be harassed by every restaurant on the coast.
overall the more time we spent away from the hotel the better, so if you've already booked this hotel either cancel it and find somewhere else (there are a LOT of hotels in Alanya) or take a lot of spending money!!
hope this is helpful xx
- Also Known As:
- Residence Anfora Hotel Alanya