This hotel was my first experience of all inclusive and I thought it was amazing! Massive variety of food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Had local alcohol and some international brands vailable, I drank malibu which was of no extra charge, but things like absolute vodka and JD were.
Me and my boyfriend are 22 and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it caters to everyone really great for families, kids, couples and even friends if you want something chilled with optional entertainment.
There's not a massive night life but always something going on like live music, acrobats etc.
The staff were friendly and on the ball and there were no language barriers. Or room was nice. Had a big balcony. Mini bar was a great touch.
Pools are great. They have the main big pool which is where they have all the day time entertainment, the one near the white bar was a bit more chilled and the entertainment team weren't pushy. The adult pool was very quiet perfect for chilling and a quick dip. The Jetty was great with the bar being right next to you for drinks as it's soooo hot. There were plenty of sunloungers if you wanted to be by the pools you had to be up and down with your towels by 8ish. But if you missed those loungers there was nearly always room in the adult pool or on the beach/Jetty just depends where you want to be.
The only thing that spoilt our perfect holiday was the fire mentioned in previous reviews. We were on the first floor and there was shouting outside for about an hour until the electrics went then there was a strong electrical smell, we werent alerted of the fire for around another 20 mins until someone ran down the corridor shouting fire fire. The halls were smokey and pitch black as there was no lighting. No fire alarms went off. We were lucky being on the 1st floor as it sounds like the smoke was alot worse the higher up you were. Anyway everyone sort of congregated outside the entrance i'd say for a good 30 mins until the enterainment staff came out and actually got everyone away from the entrance and into the outside theatre where they provided drinks and towels. After a few hours we walked up to the front of the hotel and people were being transferred to other hotels. No staff or reps communicated with us or were to be seen. When we asked the guests it was only Thomas Cook who had organised transfers. We were waiting a further 30-40 mins until First choice started to arrange transfers. The reps really were awful such poor communication but anyway that's not the hotels fault thats a complaint to first choice. We then ended up after a long wait getting transferred to the Kervansaray. Which was AWFUL. The rep just kept fobbing us off saying no other hotels were available. We went back the next day to get our belongings as the UK had not deemed the hotel safe we werent allowed to stay for the duration of our holiday. On returning the hotel still had all its guests in! We spoke to the hotel staff at reception and they said they were allowing guests to stay so we just went back. Anyway to the point, it was the fire that let the hotel down. But after staying at the kervansary it made me realise even more how fab this hotel is!! After the fire it was great as it was alot quieter so we could get up later and still have our pick of sunbeds!
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- 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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