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“Could Not fault this Hotel at all”
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Alantur Hotel
Ranked #135 of 371 Hotels in Alanya
London
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Could Not fault this Hotel at all”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed at the Maritim for a week with my partner at the time. I could not fault the hotel for what it was. The bar staff were very friendly and so was the waiting staff. Only a few of them speak english and most speak german. Bearing in mind this is a hotel where majority of the guest were german. Only met 2 English families while there. The spa staff are very pushy and were always trying to get you to buy their packages. Gave odd looks everytime we went to use the indoor pool without buying a massage. The front of desk staff during the day are rude to be frank and should maybe look at improving their customer service skills. The water in the sea is freeezzing and we did not bother to go for a swim as it was to cold, as was the outdoor pools.
The grounds was well maintained and the food was lovely. Best food Ive ever eaten abroad. Was always going up for seconds. Breakfast a little repetative. . I loved everything about the room. It was beautiful. Expecially the mosquito net. Came in handy. Overall the staff of the hotel(bar the front desk) and the service and the hotel overall was very good

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Telford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

What a fab hotel.. would go back again and again found it really hard to find fault with the hotel itself... the only issue we had was the transfer time was over two hours but if you can put up with that you will have yourself a fab holiday.........
The food was a different theme every night and had a different choice of food which was of very hign standards we meet the chef whom was very delightful

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Good points:

Food selection was amazing, you will not go hungry at this hotel.
Nice grounds and very clean.
Good location - easy to get the bus into town.

Bad points:

Transfer time was over 3 hrs from the airport.
The quiet pool was always busy, very difficult to get a sunbed.
Room looked a bit dated with the decor and colour theme.

Room Tip: Rooms on the last block are quiet and close to the beach and adult pool.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This hotel has good size rooms that are very clean, the whole hotel is kept to a high standard. I personally like the decoration and the storage space was good. Mini fridge had bottled water only.The beds were fine although a bit short. The TV had only had engish speaking news channels no movies or sport which if the enteratinment had been good we would not have even noticed, but more on that soon

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Let me start off with the transfer (with drop-offs) to the hotel from the airport - minimum 2hrs so remain patient!
But in all honesty that is probably the most significant gripe, otherwise this is a great hotel. The hotel accommodation is probably the equivalent to a 4* UK hotel, only because its consists of older designed premises, nevertheless it's clean, well maintained and with simple decor. Its bug and litter free, as its sprayed with insecticides monthly and maintained by grounds staff on a daily basis. The Gardens with the ponds and footbridges provide great surroundings, with the dining areas situated in the centre. There are ample facilities to keep you occupied or for you to make use of; tennis courts, beach volleyball court, 3 swimming pools, play area (climbing frames, swings, slides) and playhouse for kids, turkish bath/massage facilities, on-site convenience store, hairdressers, jewellers, photographer etc. the beach is partly-sandy-mostly-pebbled, not ideal but this small issue doesn't create too much of a problem particularly when you're looking into the Mediterranean Sea with the Taurus mountains completing the sky line. On the whole the service offered by the hotel staff is very good, albeit there were a couple of miserable looking (and sounding) ladies at reception. If you are considering going on excursions then you are advised to go into Alanya centre (5km away) and book with the local operators. The hotel doesnt organise excursions, however if you're travelling with a tour operator you shouldnt have a problem. Whilst writing about staff I must give a mention to Ali (also working at reception) who was extremely helpful and polite. And finally, leaving the best 'til last: Catering, which truly was 5*. The quality and variety was exceptional. All freshly prepared for each meal of the day, and the catering service complimented the standard of the meals. In sum, the catering and hotel surroundings, completely overshadow the minor issues such as the transfer time and partly pebbled beach. The Maritim Club Hotel is ideal if you enjoy quality food, scenic surroundings and a resort away from the town centre which caters for civilised families/couples/groups (no rowdy lager louts!!)

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Kent Uk
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33 reviews
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

This hotel has good size rooms that are very clean, the whole hotel is kept to a high standard. I personally like the decoration and the storage space was good. Mini fridge had bottled water only.The beds were fine although a bit short. The TV had only had engish speaking news channels no movies or sport which if the enteratinment had been good we would not have even noticed, but more on that soon.
The layout of the hotel was good with three pools. As we went low season there was plenty of space. The food was good standard although a little repetative for a two week stay, again it was low season so some things did run out. We never found the other restuarnt open?
The reasons for the three stars..... the beach is grey rough sand and stones, it is wide and is kept clean. Although as a river runs in just by the hotel so very cold. Two elements that were very poor was firstly the entertainment which was really bad and almost non existent. A young group of friendly local boys and girls, but it was embarassing in the evenings just how poor it was. Trying to get guests to mime to songs, belly dance etc We travelled with two sporty teenagers that were disappointed not to have the opportunity to do more activities. Those that were on offerr was so dominated by German guest who were not very friendly or encouraging for anyone else to partakeThis maybe as many came in big groups so were not interested in engaing with other guest, which of course is ok but do not expect to have a holiday club atmosphere.. During our stay we were one of only a very few British families which in itself is no problem as we always choose hotels that cater for all not just Brits. However we forget just how bad smoking in resturants and bars is so nasty.. We had read this in other reviews but never dreamt it would be so bad. We did eat in the non smoking area of the resturant but was still bothered as so many of the guest smoked.. The hotel staff were hard working and those we spoke to, for example reception were pleasent. The other thing is that the hotel is on a very busy road so it can get noisy. Lastly this hotel is a least a two hour transfer and when we left it took nearly double that to get back to the airport. This included the driver stopping for a long smoke at every pick up. He got really nasty at the airport when most guest did not tip him as he was so late and rude. With all that said if you get this hotel on a good deal and do not mind a lack of entertainment, you should have a good time.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I spent the first 2 weeks of October 2012 here, with my boyfriend and after nearly a decade of not leaving UK shores I can honestly say I have not been more carefree and relaxed in my life. Even stopped biting my nails for the first time in 18 years!!
We stayed in a comfort room near the tennis courts which was beautifully decorated and presented. Maid came every day with new towels and water.
I had an interesting insight to the Superior rooms as my mum joined us on the trip and she had one of the upgraded rooms. However I preferred the comfort rooms as they had more of a view and she never used room service that is only offered to those in the main building.
The whole site was impeccably kept and it was so nice to not have to fight for sunbeds - be it on the poolside or beach. The sea water was very warm and clean, the beach cleaned every night and the pools were well kept, even if on the cool side.
The food was excellent but my only gripe, and it is a tiny minute one; is the same-iness of it all. The breakfasts are near enough exactly the same every day, lunch changes but some mains are recycled evening meal from night before - I'm not saying this is a bad thing regarding quality but repetitive which leads to becoming bland.The evening meals were plentiful and cooked well but again they followed a set order - meat option, veg, rice, and possibly one or two tailored options for the theme of the night. We ate out several evenings towards the end of the holiday. it's hard to explain as the food was outstanding and service second to non but sometimes you just craved extreme flavours and that was hard to find amongst the buffet.
The language problem that some have encountered can be frustrating at times, e.g. the "deposit" for the safe magnet is not so much as a deposit but a down payment and non-returnable; and drinks orders are sometimes like a tombola but i found this quite fun. It's not that they are ignorant to the plight of us Brits, they were very eager to help but it is a German chain and we were only 1 of 4 British couples in the whole place. Majority Rules which is understandable. Also on the plus side of being at a 98% German place is the standards are wonderfully high and your fellow holiday makers are pleasant and their children are well mannered and no trouble at all...... basically no lager loutish families with bratty kids ;)
I wanted a relaxing holiday were all my needs were catered for and I didn't need to carry money with me and we had a choice of pool or beach - I got this and more. If you want a nightlife a plenty place this is possibly not it , more of a good drink good chat and beautiful views than hard drinking all night raves, bars close at 1am.
(We went the "nightclub" one night and it was like a school disco - at 27 I felt ancient!!!)
Overall I would recommend Club Alantur and probably would go again or one of Maritim's other sites - it seemed very easy to be there with children.
Excellent holiday on the whole and only lost one ( a half if I could have) point for the food repetitiveness.

Room Tip: Comfort rooms have better views and benefits of superior are not that great
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alantur Hotel
Address: Dimcayi Mevki Alanya Merkez | Kestel, Alanya 07400, Turkey (Formerly Maritim Hotel Club Alantur)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Alanya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #135 of 371 Hotels in Alanya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Alantur Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 350
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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