We have just returned from a weeks holiday 30/3/13 - 6/3/13 2 adults 3 children 15,10,6
Every hotel on the way through Lara Beach is stunning but when you get to Royal Holiday Palace you cant help the smug grin on your face as you get off the coach ! The hotel looks amazing. From the moment we entered a member of staff greeted us straight away and even took us to our room. I had asked for a high view pool room but the first room we had was on level 2. looking out the front of the hotel. Although the room itself was lovely ( 2 massive bedrooms with ensuites, 1 had a Jacuzzi bath , and massive lounge ) it didn't have the view I was after. This was no problem what so ever and we were moved to the 9th floor within 10 minutes to a different layout room with a lovely view of the pool and sea. You do not get a kitchen area in the rooms but you do have a kettle, coffee, tea bags, sugar, cups and a daily stocked mini fridge. You also have a TV ( no dvd facility ) but the only downside is there's only 3 English channels and they are only news channels. A bit disappointing when you have young children as my 6 year old would try and watch cartoons in Turkish or german !! Luckily I had taken a laptop with me and taken dvds so they still could watch films on that. The air conditioning in the rooms wasn't working either . Apparently the hotel doesnt turn it on until the summer so all we got was hot air.
The first two days we were there the hotel was still in 'winter mode' ! but the 1st of April came and all of a sudden the sun came out and the water slides and fun fair opened along with the outdoor snack bars aswell. The outdoor swimmings pools were FREEZING although the kids didn't seem to mind and the heated ish indoor pool was still open so the kids had lots of choice. The daytime entertainment team were fantastic and regularly came round the sunbeds to tell you what activities were going on ... darts, volley ball, belly dancing etc .... They also had sunbed games aswell which were lots of fun, Connect 4 , Bowling , Roulette ( that was crazy !! ) .... They were very entertaining and seemed to love their job. You don't have to leave your sunbed for a drink. The girls on rollerskates take your order and bring it to you. The snack bars are great aswell. We ended up having kebab for lunch every day and it was freshly cooked. The funfair has a big wheel, a ship ride , dodgems and a fairground ride called discovery which my 10 year old son must have gone on at least a 100 times ! There are also trampolines and smaller rides for younger kids. The kids club was ok but my 2 youngest didn't want to attend as it was mainly foreign children. Even the kids disco in the evening was foreign music so we only went once.
The all inclusive buffet was lovely with lots of choice and 4 al la carte restaurants aswell. ( not all open at the same time and need to book in the morning of the day going ) ... Mexican , Italian, Turkish and Chinese. ( I only went to the Turkish one and it was lovely ) .
The evening entertainment was very poor but I think this was because it was too cold for it to be outdoors so it was in a small nightclub room on the lower floor of the hotel. The magic show tho was fantastic.
There is a small mini shop which sells English chocolate, pringles, toys etc and there are a few shops that sell clothes, sunglasses, jewellery. There is also a hairdressers and a spa which offers Turkish Massages. There is a mini cinema room and a separate bar which show football matches.
Overall the holiday was excellent and we would definitely return it the future.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Holiday Palace Hotel Antalya