We went to the Baia Lara two years ago, I never thought I would go back, simply because it was the best hotel I had ever stayed in and I never thought I'd be in a position where I could go back. Thanks to some help from the inlaws we were able to go back this September and it was even better than before.
The hotel complex is superb, because of the size of the pool area it never gets crowded and neither do any of the numerous bars serving ice cold beers or whatever tickles your fancy.
The food is superb, with lots of choice and if the massive buffet wasn't enough (and for most hotels that is enough), the Baia Lara have a different theme each night so you can have mexican, asian, seafood etc etc throughout the week, in addition to the core buffet staples.
The staff are really lovely, especially the entertainment staff and special thanks goes to Mustafa; he makes time for absolutely everybody, is a total charmer and goes out of his way to make sure that everybody is enjoying themselves. He's just as happy talking politics as dancing with go-go dancers. We took our two little twin girls out with us again, and he remembered them from two years ago and his love for life meant that they took to him too and genuinely miss him now we are home. He embodies the Baia Lara, the place just would not be quite the same without him, so thankyou!
The weather was lovely, low to mid 30s (C) during the day and a pleasant 22 in the evening. The gym was well equipped,if only the germans didn't insist on putting towels on the rowing machines! I thought this was a stereotype but it's actually true.
I cannot recommend this place enough, if you get the chance to go then go, and say hello to Mustafa, although he'll probably say hi to you first.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baia Lara is located on the beautiful shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Lara region. Baia Lara hotel stands out for its minimalism design and privileged high quality service…. After you saw Baia Lara, you will have only one wish on your mind – to stay in Antalya forever and to forget about the existence of rest of the world… ... more less
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