We arrived back to the UK less than a week ago and I am already looking to book another stay at the Baia Lara Hotel.
This was our first trip to Turkey, i went with my husband and 12 year old son. We arrived at the hotel in the early hours of the morning, about 3am, and within 10 minutes of arrival we had been checked in and offered something to eat and drink, which we declined as we were very tired. Reception staff and porters very friendly.
I don't normally like staying in hotels , so generally opt for villas, however the Baia Lara has converted me. I would also normally avoid all inclusive hotels as my experience of this kind of package holiday in the past has been bad. However, none of this applies to the Baia Lara, i could not believe the food quality and variety of choice at this hotel, it was exceptional. The waiters were also amazing, sometimes a little too quick to clear up...if thats possible!. The bar staff were very friendly and efficient in the outside bars, they were also helping us practice our Turkish, giving us a new word to learn every day.
I could go on and on about the good things, however the last review seems to have covered everything. Everything except for the entertainment team. I have never encountered such an amazing group of people, they felt more like friends by the time we left. My son was having his first holiday without his two older brothers, however he was never lonely, Mustafa, one of the entertainments team saw to that. Keeping my son and all of us entertained all day every day!. We also enjoyed time with Alex, Kosta, Theo and Ismail (babydoll). We met up with four other families as we were all stuck in Turkey waiting for flights home due to the volcano eruption , we ended up staying for an additional week but we were all glad for the extra time. Thomas Cook arranged for us to stay in the hotel at no extra cost and no hassle, we just had to check with them each morning to see if they had us on a flight that day.
The only faults with this hotel are that the Air Con in the room was not cold enough, the outside pools were too chilly and the food was never hot. But none of this bothered us too much because the positives by far out weighed the negatives.
- 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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