This hotel is the reason why I would visit Turkey again. A week after returning we still wish we were there and I am already planning to re-book for a second time this year.
Arriving at 3am, you don't get to realise till the morning just how grand this hotel is and makes the surrounding hotels just appear normal. When lit up in the evening the hotel stands out even more among the Lara Beach strip of hotels and makes you feel glad this is the one you chose.
From the minute you walk into the hotel, you can see and feel its 5 star status. The decor is tasteful and of high quality with marble and chandelers in the impressive, large lobby area with plenty of seating areas and very attentive and friendly bar staff.
The place is spotlessly clean and is kept so 24/7. The staff all seem happy to work there and the ones I spoke to very easily become your friend for your duration of stay. Special mention goes to Ayse, Ebru, Farehteen and which ever waiter you get at meal time.
The room was large and well equiped and it is well worth paying the small supplement for a sea view room. The side views are just facing the neighbouring hotels and the front view is just of the main road.
Their is food and drink 24/7 and its is high quality and some of the dishes are made fresh in front of you. I see some people saying the food was repetitive, but there was so much choice there was enough to have something different every day of your stay, there is nothing to complain about with the food and drink. There are 4 al a carte restaraunts, a large buffet restaraunt and small eatieries by the pool.
There is very large impressive pool with a small childrens area and slides, with slides for the big kids too. There is also a small selection of fairground rides and trampolines, which is sufficient to keep young ones happy.
Treat yourself to the wellness centre, with its indoor pool, 2 jacuzzi pools, steam and sauna rooms its a nice place to relax. If you want ulitmate relaxation, its worth paying for a few massage treatments and turkish bath scrub.
The only negatives are minor but if you rely on using the internet, wifi is available, but it is frustrating to keep having to find a connection and having to re-log in frequently. I saw a lot of people complaining about being unable to get online, there is a nack to it, just ask at reception.
The only other negative, again minor, is the quality of the animation/entertainment team, its more Butlins than 5 star.
But overall I can't see how anyone could have a bad time here or be disappointed about staying. It really is that good. If you are undecided which hotel on Lara Beach to stay in this has got to be the best value for money 5 star hotel.
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