First time in turkey and all inclusive. The Hotel was quite small but location great as only 10 minutes from the beach. We didn't stay in main hotel; we were in the 2nd hotel literally across the street so it was quieter. The staff were friendly and helpful, but their understanding of English is limited. If you want a holiday with lots of English people this is not the place for you as Alanya is a relatively quiet place, unless you are near the harbour which is a hive of activity at night time. We wanted an authentic Turkish experience so the Kandalor was great for us. The rooms were average size, very clean and well equipped. The rooms tended to have twin beds but the staff were happy to push them together for couples. The beds were really comfortable; best we have ever had anywhere. They even have pillow menus! The food was great, good variety of salads, veg and meats. However, the food was more local and European. Not a great choice of English foods but there was usually something pasta, rice based or chips at each meal. One of our daughters was vegetarian and she had plenty of choices to pick from. The pool is very small and there aren't a lot of bed chairs. However, as other people have said why stay at the pool when the beach is only 10 mins away and there are free sunbeds and parasols. Everywhere we visited was really clean and people very keen to help, common language is English.
We went on several trips during our stay and had a fabulous time (on average we paid 20 euros per trip after bartering). Would really recommend quad biking, boat trip round the coast and visit to Sapadere Kanyon. We also went to Alanya Castle from which you have beautiful views and our taxi driver acted as a guide so we had a very informative visit and he didn't rip us off!
Would highly recommend the place if you want an authentic experience. There aren't any activities for children so it's not really equipped for families looking for entertainment. Great for couples and older families as lots going on nearby.
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