I stayed in a duplex family room with my wife and three children. We had a self-contained unit with a double room for me and my wife and a separate sleeping area in the attic for the three children (one was on a camp-bed). Both our room and the kids' room had their own en-suite bathrooms as well as mini-bars stocked with beer, soft drinks and water (all-inclusive). The room was serviced daily and kept very clean - a tip for the maid produced even more enthusiastic service. We did initially have some issues with the air conditioning not working very well in the kids' attic area. A couple of polite complaints to the hotel reception produced some failed attempts to fix the air conditioning and a portable fan in the room. A polite complaint to our holiday rep (Thomas Cook) produced a change of room to one that was much cooler and also had a sea-view. We were really impressed with the rep.
The hotel facilities were excellent. The pools are huge and there are lots of activities on offer. There are some great water slides as well as direct access to a private beach. As far as we could tell, everything except spa treatments, ten-pin bowling, scuba diving and motorised water sports was included. The staff are, on the whole, extremely friendly and polite. It's a busy hotel with lots of other guests so sometimes there's a little bit of queuing. The main buffet restaurant can seem a little overwhelming due to the sheer numbers of people eating there but we really enjoyed the food and there was plenty of choice.
Some people have mentioned the large number of guests from Russia. This didn't bother us at all. If we'd been concerned about having mainly British people around us we'd have holidayed in Britain! Of course there were cultural differences but we didn't find anyone being deliberately unpleasant. Our two younger children used the hotel-run kids club which they really enjoyed. There were always English-speaking staff present.
You can catch an air-conditioned minibus into Antalya from just outside the hotel at an extremely reasonable price. It takes about 30-45 minutes. Apart from that, there's not a great deal to do in the immediate area other than enjoy the facilities at the hotel (and those of the Topkapi Palace hotel next door). The Kremlin Palace is not within walking distance of the resort centre so this really is geared toward a relaxing all-inclusive break. It was perfect for that.
We'd recommend the Turkish Bath spa treatment and the scuba diving trip. They cost extra but we really enjoyed them and felt they were worth the money. It's worth bearing in mind that you can negotiate a bit of discount on nearly everything.
All in all, we all really enjoyed our holiday at Kremlin Palace.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have built the WOW Kremlin Palace in Antalya in accordance with the original so that you do not have to travel thousands of kilometers to see it, and so that you can explore this structure which is the residence of the Russian Tsars here. You will begin your holiday at the "Resurrection Gate" at the entrance to Kremlin Square, and will return as if you have been reborn. We invite all of you to this holiday resort which has come out of fairytales - the unique Kremlin Palace where the splendour of the architecture combines with the tranaquility of your holiday. Our resort is 20 km from Antalya Airport and 17 km from the center of Antalya Lara. Free Services: Welcome cocktail, foods & local and standard imported drinks, mini bar, safety deposit box (in rooms), fitness center, Turkish Bath, sauna, squash, pugy club (mini club), internet cafe, daytime sporting activities & night time shows, 30 minute group tennis lessons, tennis rackets, catamaran, windurfing and sailing (all require certificates), canoing, first trial dive at the swimming pool, towels, sombreros and chaise longues, hammocks and cushions, wireless internet access from the lobby. Services Subject to a Fee: Room Service (24 hours), special wine menus at the A la carte restaurants, premium alcoholic drinks, Sushi Restaurant, Mangal Park, El Sombrero estaurant, La Gondola Restaurant, doctor, nurse, massage, beauty center, hairdresser, tennis school, tennis court lighting, mini football and basketball pitches lighting, sailing school, diving school, laundrette & dry cleaning (ironing), babysitter, telephone & fax, motorised water sports, the pavillions (specially equipped private relaxation areas on the beach), bowling, Pay TV, internet access in the rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- World Of Wonders Kremlin Palace Hotel Antalya
- Kremlin Palace Turkey
- Kremlin Hotel Antalya
- Kremlin Palace Antalya
- Kremlin Palace Hotel
- Kremlin Antalya
- Kremlin Turkey