I read the reviews and was more than a bit worried when I went there for a conference. I am happy to say that during my 5 nights (six days) I found very little to complain about. I am surprised how many people said bad things about the staff as I was impressed with how friendly and hard working they were. Some reviewers did not like the lighting in the room, but I always judge a room by the reading light. In this case it was fine: I could read a book and switch off the light and many others right from my bed (TV was fine too but only 3-4 English channels and many more Turkish, German, and Russian channels). The beach was so nice that I only went to the pools to try the very nice water slides (in case I ever did bring the family -- very nice water slides for sure). The food was plentiful and varied so that it was always possible to find more than enough good food to eat. I was lacking enough self control to limit my dessert selections as there were always so many delicious ones to choose from. The cheeses, produce, and fresh breads were also excellent. It was not easy finding a table right away for dinner at the peak times, but the staff were very quick to clean up a table once open. If you put a cleaning card on your bed, the sheets were changed, and if you put your towels in the tub, they were changed also. If it weren't for two complaints, I would have rated the hotel a five: the wifi (free in one 24 hour lounge if you don't want to spend 15 euro for a week -- not expensive really) is tired and for some reason there were no ice machines at the drink fountains. I would love to relax at the beach with a cold drink without hurrying up to drink it before it got warm. Another strange thing was that the pool towel stand was closed from noon to 2 pm which is prime time for the pool. The price for the all-inclusive was very reasonable compared to what other Lara hotels charge (got a special conference rate). I wrote so much because of the bad reviews I had read prior to staying there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Kervansaray Lara Convention Center & Spa with a view to the enchanting blue of the Mediterranean sea and the monumental presence of the Taurus mountains...Kervansaray Hotels display all the colors of life and the Lara Convention Center & Spa represents "burgundy", which is the "power of the soul", explaining why each and every detail including the features and color of the stone is meticulously elaborated...The fact that the glass covering 80% of the building converts everything into a transparent beauty is not a coincidence.Kervansaray Lara Convention Center & Spa, located on an area of 110.000M² , right at the shore of Lara, was awarded the "Best Building" reward in 2006 among National Architecture Projects with its extraordinary architecture and interior design. Our hotel where the light, water and glass are used together and the day and the night are experienced differently with its post-modern architecture, is surrounded by decorative ponds located on a land of 1500m². Our 9 storey building has 16 elevators, each of which is surrounded by transparent glass.While the precious stones used at every point in the architectural design dazzle your eyes under the night illumination, you will feel that our "U" shaped rooms take you closer to the enchanting view of the Mediterranean Sea. Our hotel building is surrounded by green fields such as orange trees, botany gardens and walking paths, with a landscaping architecture complementing its conceptual theme. Located at a distance of 12 km. From Antalya city center and 9 km from Antalya Airport, Kervansaray Lara Convention Center & Spa is honored to accommodate its guests who are enchanted by its prominent unconventional architecture, in a friendly atmosphere with best quality service. ... more less
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- Hotel Kervansaray Lara