This hotel is outstanding, the overall cleanliness around the hotel and grounds is amazing and the staff work extremely hard to ensure all spillages/breakages etc are cleaned up immediately the cleaners, housekeeping staff and grounds workers need to be commended for their high standards.
The food is excellent with fantastic choice every day at all meals, I am a very fussy eater and there was lots for me to choose from everyday. My husband is a very good cook so can be very critical when it comes to food but even he was very impressed. We travelled as a couple but I did notice there was a stand with baby foods, a microwave and even a blender for freshly cooked food to be blended down for babies.
Near the beach bar there are 2 chest freezers with ice cream similar to magnums and cornetto's and lolly ices too and you can just go over and take them. The Patisserie open from 3pm to 6pm had a selection of cakes and Movenpick Ice Cream which is AMAZING! The beach bar did waffles (I think it was after 2pm they are available) the waffles are the size of a dinner plate with ice cream, fruit and sauce! I'm afraid the diet went right out of the window for me. Although I did look at the "diet" stand in the main dining area every day I was swayed by all the other fabulous options. I have to say if you do still want to eat healthy there was a huge range of fresh salad options every day. The main dinner area is buffet style but if you want to be "waited on" there are al la carte restaurants.
The aqua park is fantastic, and there are lots of other pools around the complex. Some apartments/rooms have a shared pool outside of them but the main pool is lovely and there were very few people in there whilst we stayed in June. There is also a children's club open from 10am until 11pm!
There is a very nice shopping mall including a Jewellers (no prices on the outside!), a newsagents, sunglasses shop, childrens clothes, ladies clothes, handbags and shoes, Istanbul souvenir shop. The prices in the shopping mall are priced in US$ as are the small amount of shops which are within 5mins walk from the entrance to the hotel. You can pay in Turkish Lira if you would prefer and probably Euros too. The main tourists in this hotel are from Russia - hence the prices in $ so if you have been to other areas of Turkey were you can get a great bargain you will find the prices very expensive. There is a market in Kemer though if you want to go out for the day.
The beach here is very stoney but the hotel get around this by having wooded planks to walk down the beach and then there is a wooded jetty with steps into the sea - the water was lovely but you do need to be able to swim as you cannot reach the bottom of the sea when you come off the steps. There is a floating raft you can swim out to and sunbath/chill out on.
The hotel is a large complex and they have a little shuttle bus that runs every 15mins around the complex - they also take you to your room with your luggage on golf buggy style transport.
The entertainment is fabulous - I've been to 3 other 5 star hotels in Turkey in Lara Beach and Side and I have to say this hotel outshines them completely. They have trained dancers who put on a show every evening after the childrens mini disco and then after that in the Beach Bar there is often live entertainment, we seen some really good groups whilst we were there.
Every Saturday they have a Gala Dinner which looks like something from the Brits - food again was fantastic followed by a show and band and then fireworks - which are LOUD so be prepared!
There is lots of entertainment by the animations team during the day, darts, water polo, football, tennis, French bowls, bingo worth getting involved.
This hotel is ran like a well oiled machine, the staff work very hard indeed and it was a fantastic hotel and we would certainly return.
I would say 85% of the guests were from Russia and the rest from Europe and the UK, if you want to mix with lots of other British Guests this is not the hotel for you. We would certainly return to this hotel, I think UK guests need to be aware that the Russian Culture is somewhat different from ours and it sometimes comes across as they are being very rude however I really don't think they are I think it's just we are a country that generally uses "Please" and "Thank You" on a frequent basis and we also queue or apologise if we knock in to someone. As long as you realise it's nothing personal you'll have a great time.
We stumbled across this hotel by chance as we had originally booked to stay in a 4* but were not happy and upgraded whilst we were in Turkey.
I'd just like to say a special thank you to some of the staff who really looked after us whilst we were there Servgie in the animations team, Nuray in housekeeping, Furak in the dining rooms and to all the other staff who do a great job to make this hotel run so well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The amenities included are an LCD-TV, music channels, satellite channels, air conditioning, telephone, cable Internet connection, wi-fi, safe-box, minibar, tea and coffee kits, jacuzzi and shower, blow drier, magnifying mirror, wooden parquet, armchair and furnished balcony.Deluxe Family Room consists of two separate bedrooms, in addition to the deluxe room format. The second room is also furnished with an additional TV and minibar.Superior Deluxe Family Room consists of two separate bedrooms and a bathroom having all amenities in the Deluxe Family Room.Deluxe Pool RoomsDeluxe Pool Room The amenities included are an LCD-TV, music channels, satellite channels, air conditioning, telephone, cable Internet connection, wi-fi, safe-box, minibar, tea and coffee kits, jacuzzi and shower, blow drier, magnifying mirror, wooden parquet, armchair and furnished balcony. The room balconies lead to common pool. ... more less
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