I'm a little confused by the other reviews for this hotel.Our holiday was from 7th-18th October 2011. We arrived at Alanya airport at midnight, were met by the First Choice rep & on to an air conditioned coach. Although the transfer time was 90 mins it flew by. We were dropped at The Eftaliar Aytur at 2.30am to be met at the coach by a porter who took our luggage & ushered us to the Reception desk which was manned by 2 men. Both were polite, efficient & helpful. We weren't shown to our room, but we're fairly sensible adults & found our own way easily enough! Our room was basic, but clean & the crisp white sheets were cool & welcoming. Breakfast was served from 7.30-9.30 and there was huge amounts of choice. Cereal, yoghurt with several flavour fruit & honey compotes, meats, cheeses, toms & cucumber, huge slices of melon, half a dozen types of beautifully fresh bread, rolls. croissants & cakes. Scrambled, boiled & fried eggs & freshly squeezed orange juice (for an extra charge of 1 Euro),coffee, flavoured teas or juices from a machine. Sometimes it was a bit of a squeeze and I'd hate to have been there in mid summer, but who's mad enough to go on holiday at the height of the season? The pool was cold but clean & there were plenty of access to the sunbeds. We were asked to put our own bottles of water in our bags at poolside, but the request was polite. The room had Air conditioning (at no extra charge)1TV & fridge & the bathroom had a lovely powerful shower. The room & balcony was mopped & cleaned veryday & bedding & towels were changed every day. The housekeeping staff were pleasant & helpful. We had twin beds which we pushed together and after a couple of days the cleaner put a double sheet across the two beds for the rest of the stay. I found the blanket too hot & through a series of hand signals & broken English I obtained a sheet from the cleaner.After that, she put a sheet on my bed instead of a blanket. Hotel Reception was clean & welcoming, all the Reception staff were helpful. In fact all the staff were polite, helpful & pleasant. The card system they use is a great idea, we paid cleared our bill every couple of days. It was useful that we only had to take ourselves & our towels to the beach & not worry about money or personal effect whilst we went into the sea. The beach was glorious, the water warm & clean if a little rocky underfoot.
I do agree that there was a large number of Scandinavian/German holidaymakers, but I certainly don't agree that they treat the Brits any differently.I would recommed this hotel very highly but I can only say what it was like in October. An unexpected bonus was the amazing lighting storms in the evenings & nights. Alanya is a lovely town, ranging from lively nightlife down by the harbour to the quieter restaurants further out of town. This was our first trip to Turkey so I have nothing to compare the holiday to, but I would go back to Alanya & I would stay at the Eftalia Aytur again.
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