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Barut Lara
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Guzel Oba Mah. Tesisler Cad. No170, Antalya 07100, Turkey   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Came here for October half term with our 3 children and stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments which were set around it own pool. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable. The fridge was stocked daily with water beer and soft drinks. We only used the kettle once as we were not a fan of the fruit teas and the coffee seemed very strong, but that's all down to personal choice. We spent most of our time round one of the pools close to the hotel, the kids tried the water slides, we went into the salt water pool but they were not keen on the taste!!! We walked down to the beach a couple of times and found it be clean although we preferred to be around the pool. Both the beach and all the pools had lots of sun loungers and parasols but expect in high season these will be grabbed fast!!! We did not use any of the spa facilities but there seemed to be plenty of people who did. The kids play area was good and the staff very friendly asking if they wanted to join in with kids club. The food was amazing... so much choice. Disappointed the beach BBQ restaurant had been closed but we were told this was due to the council wanting to build a walkway between all the hotels along the beach?? We understand that refurbishment is due to take place over the winter although I'm not sure how they will be able to improve on what's all ready there! A fantastic holiday and we will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarutCRM, Manager at Barut Lara, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear thesangs3,
Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding your holiday with us. We are pleased to read that the clean and comfortable accommodation, our extensive facilities and delicious food have made your stay memorable. Your feedback is extremely important as it enables us to constantly improve our hotel. We hope to welcome you back to the newly refurbished Barut Lara for another fantastic holiday.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you have read all the other reviews on this hotel and you can afford it then you most likely have already decided to go to Barut Lara Beach. And what a good choice you have made.
There is something for everyone but I would suggest that you get your bearings first. Its a pretty big site from the cat house at the front all the way up to the beach and there are some hidden corners where the animations team have activities.
Also its really worthwhile getting to know the times of most things, e.g. there are times when you can't get pool/beach towels, the water slides close at lunch time and if you want to go into the cat house it is retstricted timings. Its nothing major but worth sussing out to avoid disapointment.
The evening entertainment is the best I've seen in this type of hotel (we're not talking Fran and Stan from Yorkshire singing their version of Fernando to a backing track!!). However the real gem was the Asian Acrobatic team so if you only see one show it should be this one.
Also, if you plan to sit in the same area of the buffet restaraunt which will have the same waiter/waitress, tipping them at the start of your holiday is well worth it.
Its pretty difficult the hotel if you are looking for an all inclusive hotel where there is something for everyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarutCRM, Manager at Barut Lara, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear DeltaForceABZ,
We are delighted to read that you found your vacation with us enjoyable. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review regarding our staff, the entertainment activities and share some useful tips with our future guests. We would be happy to have another opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel in the future.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 10 nights from the 15th October. We looked for a Barut hotel after being really impressed by one of their other hotels earlier this year, and after reading all the great reviews we chose the Barut Lara. It advertised a few extras which seemed unbelievable but turned out to be absolutely true, like the inclusive international brand spirits. And the short transfer really was a bonus, more time in resort!
Compared to the other hotels it looks modest but inside it's gorgeous and the grounds huge. The rooms and most of the main facilities are close together near the main building. It's the only hotel in the strip with no high rooms facing inland (which wouldn't be nice).
We got the best of both worlds with our room. We booked a side sea view and emailed ahead asking for a high floor in the main building, south facing. We were given a 9th floor room on the Kervansary side (not ugly at all) with a great sea view and morning sun, which we prefer. However about halfway through the air con failed and wasn't a quick fix, so they upgraded us to a junior suite for free. It was the top floor of 3 and overlooked the spa and pool, with morning sun again. Both rooms had a top quality finish, well maintained and really clean.
All the à la carte restaurants are included and unlimited (there's a misprint in the First Choice brochure), we used them 7 / 10 nights. Our favourites were the Akdeniz Mediterranean and Turunç International but the choice and food was beautifully cooked everywhere, including the buffet restaurant. The Barut patisseries are a unique bonus.
The entertainment team were great, we got a bit more involved than usual and the sports were fun and competitive, not silly. The night shows were good too. The outside professionals they brought in were traditional acrobatic/dance groups with a touch of originality, so not boring. The hotel has both outdoor and indoor amphitheatres for summer/winter. Also a specifically designed cinema and nightclub, not just big rooms with a screen and a stage in.
If you're wondering about the weather in October, it's fine. You need a long sleeve top and trousers for at night, especially if you're eating outside, but you still need bug spray and air con. We had one day of thunderstorms and no sun but it didn't stop us, we went shopping down the street. Otherwise it was 25 to 30 degrees in the day.
A trip to Antalya is well worth it, the old town streets and harbour were a nice surprise and the shopping good, with both shops to haggle in and fixed price shops.
We're curious to see what the hotel will be like after the refurbishments because we couldn't see anything wrong! The council are building a beach front promenade all along the strip, which should also be good.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BarutCRM, Manager at Barut Lara, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear perrysproperty,
Thank you very much for your detailed feedback about your visit to the Barut Lara. We are delighted to read that you were satisfied with your lovely stay and were able to enjoy all our hotel has to offer! We are pleased to receive inspiring words which have further encouraged our entire team to provide enhanced services to all our esteemed guests. We truly appreciate your comments and your loyalty to the Barut Hotels and look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We have just spent a glorious week at our favourite hotel, having never been in October before we were usure what to expect regarding the weather and facilities - we were not disappointed with either.

The hotel will be closing for 4 months at the end of November for refurbishment, not exactly sure of all the changes but I was assured that they would not be spoiling one of the lovely features of this hotel and that is the large open space between the pool bar and the beach. They may be updating the slides and miniclub areas, they are also refurbishing all the rooms by removing the baths and installing huge walk in showers - I was actually shown a sample of room which they have already done and it looks lovely.

Once again, we had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and can't wait to go back in April to see how they have improved perfection!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarutCRM, Manager at Barut Lara, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear schoolholiday,
We are so happy to read one more review about your stay with us. The feedback we receive from the regular guests, like you, is very valuable to us. Thank you for sharing the renovation ideas of our hotel with the Tripadvisor community. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised on your next visit to Barut Lara in April.

Warmest regards,
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Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We are presently on our 10th trip to Barut Lara. We certainly never intended to visit the same hotel over and over..but, there is just something so special about the Barut Lara. This is going to be a boring review as we have no complaints and find it just perfect for us. The Barut Lara seems to have found a great 'balance', treating us always with kindness,courtesy and respect. So really this review is just a big thankyou to everyone here for 10 wonderful holidays (and hopefully more)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarutCRM, Manager at Barut Lara, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Ellingsgaard1004,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are excited to read that you entirely enjoyed your holiday with us once again. Your feedback is very much appreciated as well as your loyalty and willingness to return to the Barut Lara. It will be our pleasure to be your hosts again in the very near future.

Best regards,
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We booked this holiday last minute and despite being the end of the season had fantastic weather. The food was excellent and it was easy to book into the A la Carte restaurants, although the main restaurant was also excellent. We stayed in an "big residence" effectively a 2 bedroom apartment with two bathrooms, these were clean, warm at night and well equipped, with one of the pools just a few steps away. During the day there were lots of things for the children to do and the entertainments staff were great at getting them (and us) involved, we became addicted to shuffle ball run by Yalcin who was charming, he also ran the football in the evenings, managing very well with the different ages, competitiveness and nationalities of the participants! In the evening the bar was a friendly place with dancing on some nights - congratulations to Ezgi for coaxing my 16 year old son to dance! There are also shows in the evening. You can take or leave the entertainment as you please, it's not forced upon you and there are plenty of places to go if it's not your thing, but for us a short break with two teenage children, it was perfect.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarutCRM, Manager at Barut Lara, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Moggie36,
We are very pleased to read your wonderful review regarding your holiday at our hotel. All our team members work very hard to ensure that all of our guests have a fantastic time at the Barut Lara. We are happy that we were able to provide you with this. Your commendation on our animation team has been recognised and passed on to the management. Thank you very much for your time. We would love the opportunity to be your hosts again when you visit Antalya.

Kind regards,
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Schindellegi, Zug, Switzerland
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I was one week with my sons in this excellent Hotel. Our Holidays was wonderful. Also great thank for the Animation Team. they make a great Job!!! Special thank to Ezgi and Yalçin!!! They are the best!!!!!!!!! We enjoy to come again!!!! Thaaaaanksss!!!!

Great wishes Susanne, Sandro and Claudio Helfer

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BarutCRM, Manager at Barut Lara, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Dear Susanne, Sandro and Claudio,
Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay at our hotel. We are so delighted to know that we were able to provide you with wonderful holidays and you greatly enjoyed your time with our animation team in particular. We look forward to welcoming you back to Barut Lara in a future.

Kind regards,
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Address: Guzel Oba Mah. Tesisler Cad. No170, Antalya 07100, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Antalya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Antalya
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Antalya
#1 Luxury Hotel in Antalya
#2 Romantic Hotel in Antalya
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Hotel Class:5 star — Barut Lara 5*
Number of rooms: 401
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