We have just returned from a week at this Hotel & can't fault it.
From the outside it is a peculiar looking building, but inside it is beautiful.
On arrival the bellboy takes your luggage & delivers it to your room. We had booked a standard room, but were put in a jacuzzi room for the first night.This was a huge room, with jacuzzi surrounded by windows overlooking the sea. ( there were blinds too! ). This room also had a power shower with jets & choice of 2 heads, had a remote controlled air con unit. ( Standard rooms have only centrally controlled air con )Next day we were shown our standard room, which was really very nice & spacious, but we decided to keep the jacuzzi room for 25 euros extra per night - money well spent. The rooms are carpetted, which was a first for us abroad.
The hotel has several bars, all of which are good, drinks are good too. The main Zen restaurant serves a huge variety of food at every meal. At breakfast there is fruit, cereal, yoghurt, chocolate fountain,eggs, ( no bacon - muslim ),a bakery baking pastries & croissants, an ommelette chef, anything you want really, including freshly squeezed orange juice.. Lunch & dinner are similar, hot & cold buffet with " live " cooking stations.You can sit outside if you like, but beware the sparrows!All of the hot food dishes have digital thermometers showing the temperature of the food & the food was constantly being replaced.In addition to the main restaurant there are snack bars at lunchtime. The one by the beach does amazing chicken doner, grilled fish & salads.On the beach there is freshly made ice cream & toasties & a ladt making Gozleme - thin flatbreads with fillings.You can even have room service free from 2-4.30am.
There is water everywhere, various pools & lazy rivers. The main pool gets busy & there are activities like aqua gym & polo going on there& fairly loud music.There are plenty of quieter spots though if thats your scene.If you want a lounger in a certain spot you have to be up early with your towel though! Unable to sleep we spotted people reserving their loungers before daylight, at 4am!!!
Lara is not really a resort as such. All along the beach are huge all inclusive resort hotels served by a big wide main road. On the other side of the road are flats housing the many people working in the hotels, & a variety of shops & malls selling mostly fake goods like clothing, watches & sunglasses.Having said that, apart from weandering along a couple of times we didn't leave the hotel complex at all.There is a bus to Alanya, but it was mid to high 30's every day & too hot!
Everywhere is spotlessly clean,rooms & public areas. The poolside toilets were incredible, constantly being cleaned & mopped.
The animation team work incredibly hard & organise lots of things to do, but only if you want to. There was no pressure.
English people are a minority in this hotel. While we were there there were 60% dutch, closely followed by Germans & Bwlgians & a few turks & eastern europeans. Most of the staff spoke a bit of English & certainly reception staff were fluent.
Wifi is available in several public areas at no charge, & there is an internet cafe, but pricey at 3 euros for 30 mins.
Transfer time is about 30 mins from the airport. Please be aware that food & drink at the airport is expensive.A whopper meal at burger king costs 10.5 Euros - about £9, & the same for pizaa or KFC type chicken.There is a big duty free shop in the terminal, but spirits are cheaper in Tesco.
All in all we couldn't find a fault, & can't wait to go back.We always go away for a week & for the first time ever, we wished we could stay here for 2 weeks, it was that good.
Happy to answer any questions.
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- Limak Lara De Luxe Hotel And Resort
- Limak Lara De Luxe Hotel Antalya
- Lara Hotel
- Limak Lara Hotel
- Limak Lara Resort