The hotel is set in beautiful gardens and is kept spotlessly clean by an army of maids, waiters and other staff.
The food is of good quality and is plentiful. The waiters are pleasant and do their best to look after you even when they get very busy.
I was suprised at the lack of queues, and there was no arm band or similar system in operation.
There are hundreds of sunbeds- many on grassy shady areas when you want to escape the intense afternoon heat. I recommend the beach beds (four poster) but you need to be up early before 7) to get your towels out to reserve one.
Rooms are good but AC could be cooler. The maids clean every day and they leave them immaculate each time.
The kids entertainment is great (8.30 to 9.30) and the guy running it is fantastic at bringing out the best in them- the kids as a result are very funny to watch). There is poolside enetertainment for the kids during the day too. As other reveiwers have said the entertainment is not always great. There is a fair amount of audience participation with comeptitions etc. My advice is to get alomg, join in and remember that the team have a difficult job to do in entertaining a huge range of nationalities of all ages.
All three outdoor pools are good. The relax pool, as the name suggests, is great for a quiet relaxing day by the pool, although occasionally somone comes along and disrupts the calm atmosphere. Poolside 'petting' can be annoying.
A lot has been said about there being too many Russians and Germans. All I can say is that I met Swedish, German, Romanian, English, Welsh and Russian. All were polite and genuinely decent people. Their are polite and rude people of all nationalities. Overall, in my two weeks, people respected each other.
The sea can be rough and is pebbly, but you can still enjoy yourself. Swimming off the jetty is good fun. It is cool on the surface beciause an ice cold river flows into the sea on the edge of the hotel. The cooler less dense fresh water sits on top of the warmer dense sea water. It is interesting to paddle in ice cold moutain run off water (the Taurus moutains are nearby) and then dive in the warm Med'.
Alanya Town is worth a trip but costs about twenty pounds by taxi. Buses are cheaper at around 25p a trip. There are loads of fake shops as you would expect, and you can get boat trips form the harbour. Worth a visit, but one or two visits was enough for us.
We had a fantastic time here, so if you have booked it you have chosen well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alantur Hotel invites you to a special holiday experience in the region called the "Turkish Riviera" where the green embraces the blue. Directly on the Mediterranean 65.000 sqm botanical garden with comfortable sunbeds, family pool with waterslides, activity and relaxing pools, 500m stretch of beach. 350 modern equipped rooms and suites distributed throughout four buildings, all rooms facing the ocean and fitted with bath or shower, WC, hairdryer, air condition, SAT-TV, telephone, mini refrigerator, safe, balcony or terrace. Main restaurant with international cuisine as well as changing theme buffets. 2 a la carte restaurants. Lobby bar, pool bar with breakfast for late risers and snacks, beach bar and "Kale" bar. Wellness area with indoor swimming pool, Hammam, sauna, steam bath, massage- and beauty treatments, fitness room. Activity program with ball sports, gymnastics, aerobics, aqua fitness, evening shows and dance music. 3 tennis courts, 1 beach volleyball court, water sports, archery, boccia and darts. Miniclub for children aged between 4 and 12. Hairdresser, boutique, jewelers shop and kiosk. Free of charge wireless LAN access in the whole area. 2 conference rooms for up to 150 people. ... more less
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