This used to be a "Magic life hotel" but not anymore. This means that all spa,watersport and so on is extra at this hotel now.
We decided to go to Turkey for 2 weeks on our holiday this year. I was not convinced that Turkey would be right choice based on my past budget Alanya visit 10 years ago.
But my kids (twin girls 7yrs and 9yrs old boy) convinced me that the cool looking waterslide pics was the right hotel.
The busride from the airport takes about 1 hour from airport its quite a bumpy ride to get there. The rooms are ok, they are clean and ac works good. The bedroom beds are stiff, bring your own pillow.
The hotell in general is really nice, location close to sea is beautiful!
The pool is quite big and well maintained but can be abit crowdy. There is enough sunbeds but when we where there all guests put there towels early morning and wasnt there much in all day. The only solution i can see is that they should remove unused towels 4 times a day. Then there should be enough sunbeds for all. Perhaps 35% peek usage at most in all day but almost impossible to get a sunbed after 08:00. I could see alot of discussions at pool side of who had the sunbeds first.
The hotel staff as really hard working and kept dining areas, pool area clean at all time. The staff was really nice and relaxed with kids, my kids kept them busy =). Almost all guests where familys with kids. The hotell have kids club, mine went to "superkids" which made their holiday even better meeting new friends quickly.
The food was great, new theme every day and alot to choose from. But buffe food isnt so spicy and after 14 days i longed for little more flawored / spicy food. The beer is ok, they serve Efes. The wine was unfortunately undrinkable. So we bought an extra bottle every day which was a great upgrade.
The entertainment team have activities almost every hour during day. In evening time the hotel have a great show almost everyday.
Hotel show is great with belly dance and acrobatic shows.
The Thomson staff have also shows almost every evening before or after the main show. It was quite funny sometimes but quite brittish silly.
We took a high speed tour to camel beach and kids loved riding the camels. Bring 10 lira for each kid the ride is short but ok for kids.
My best memory will be that i learned windsurfing from Kübra that also work in entertainment team. She is competing and is a pro. If you go snowboarding or have quite ok balance you will learn easilly. Kübra teached me the basics in windsurfing in a few hours and i was able to windsurf quite ok. I really enjoyed the windsurfing and wish that i had started earlier in my 2 weeks vaccation. If you want to learn windsuring i give Kübra my very best recommendation, thank you Kübra !
I was concidering to give a 5 star rating but the crazy sunbed situation and the wine and drinks i cant give more than 4.
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