For myself, my husband and our two children (15 and 11 years) this was probably the best hotel we have stayed in. We are fairly well travelled and have never not enjoyed a holiday, however, this one was superb!
On arrival (00:40) we were offered sandwiches and water by the reception which was greatly appreciated, we had a potter to the main bar hoping for a beer and were not dissapointed. The bar was closed but a member of staff poured us both a beer and some cola for the kids - a great start!
The room we had when we arrived was not the room that i had booked as it was a small bungalow next to the road, my husband went straight back to the reception where he was given an apology and said our room would be ready tomorrow, in the morning, it was :-). We moved to a lovely modern, fresh room with a huge spotless bathroom and a perfect view of the pool and sea.
My children (and my hubby and me) loved the water slides, these are only open at certain times of the day but are very punctual and never seemed to become too busy. Pools were are cleaned regularly, sunchairs hosed down every night... only problem here was the usual towels on sunchairs and nobody using them! We tipped the lifeguard situated by the quiter pool
20 liras and eveymorning he had a couple of sun loungers stashed for us, if you dont want to tip you need to be taking a towel down before 8am to ensure you get one.
Food in the main resturant was varied, always plently of choice for breakfast and evening meals with some superb cakes. My children loved the pancakes which are freshly made each morning just outside of the main resurant area, they tried numerous different types of honey and jam on them. One of my kids is a really fussy eater but found something at each evening meal that he enjoyed. We never ate in the resturant at lunchtime, we either ate at the beachfront snackbar (which also serves beer and soft drinks) or were out and about.
When leaving the hotel if you turn right then cross the foot bridge you will come to the main part of Konakli - bright lights, many shops and constant shouts for buisness - we called this 'running the gauntlet'. All i can say here is haggle, haggle, haggle, oh and try not to use the excursion companies here, if you want to book a trip you can catch a dolmus outside the hotel into Alanya were some of the trips are half the price! The bus costs 3Lira or 1.5 euro each, they are clearly marked with Alanya and you just wave one down, if you are not confident ask at the gate security and they will help you. Catching the bus back is the same, its a small station with buses clearly marked to Konakli.
Alanya itself is worth a day out, a long stunning beach with parts near the harbour that are not too overcroweded, a huge castle perched along the horizon and a nice garden full of modern artwork such as huge butterflies.Some nice cafes and resurants here with a main road of the more designer shops if thats your thing. We didint experience the nightlife here but part of the seafront close to the harbour is dedicated to open air cubs etc which actually look quire appealing!
Finally for the grumbles about staff, none! Yes the barmen and waiters are busy, and warm and of course underpaid but take the time to chat with them at quiter times and you will probably find them very plesant and up for a giigle as we did. If your rude to them expect it returned!
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- Club Turtaş offers you all inclusive holidays directly at the beach. Enjoy the Club Turtaş Beach experience surrounded by the beauty of nature and sea. The original charm, relax areas, sports and entertainment programs will help you create your holidays as you wish it to be.We do our best that you get the most out of every moment of your vacation. Welcome to Sun and Fun - you have holidays now. ... more less
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