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Lara World Hotel
Ranked #166 of 230 Hotels in Antalya
Reviewed August 13, 2009

if you go on the last day departure do not go with thomas cook this hotel is discusting the shower head fell of there was mould onthe fridge and the window was cracked!dont go to this hotel if you value your health because this hotel is a shambels!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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3  Thank appleby1973
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Reviewed May 13, 2008

This is THE most disgusting hotel I have ever had to spend an hour in (we left in disgust). Do not stay here!!!! I had to give a rating of 1 as it is the lowest I can find - if I could give minus ratings I would

We had booked via our Medhotels rep a last night stay after a boat trip and our flight home. On arrival, we were asked to hand over our passports to the reception - left on display right by the entrance to the hotel, when we refused to leave them there they took copies and we had to really fight to get them back when we left.

The room doesn't even qualify as a room, it was a mouldy smelly cupboard. The shower doors were broken, the floor was cracked, it stank of mould, there was mould on the ceiling, the toilet had not been cleaned, the sink had not been cleaned. To top it all off the area wasn't safe. There were safety pins on the bed and being there made my skin crawl. To top it all off our Medhotels rep turned his phone off (if you have Osman as your rep - good luck!) and no one else seemed to know who to speak to - we were sent round in circles to Thomas Cook, Medhotels, back to Thomas Cook (who then denied they ever sent people there which isn't true!). In the end we gave up and spent the night at the airport.

  • Stayed: May 2008
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3  Thank KEALondon
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Reviewed September 2, 2007

we booked by a trvel agency. when we arrived there they claimed there was no booking like that. 'cos they had given up working with that agent called 'masmavi turizm'. that tour is also cheater like the hotel itself. when we entered in there was a disgusting smell covering whole the hotel.

Stayed: August 2007
3  Thank ughur
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Reviewed July 10, 2007

i stayed here for a few hours while we waited for a late flight as part of a last day excursion. it was just somewhere for us to go for tea, have a shower and a quick nap before the flight. upon arrival we had to give our passports until we left, they got put on a shelf behind the counter, easy for anyone to get. as we were eating tea we had a mass of ants surounding the table. after tea i went up for a shower, the shower door wouldn't close as the toilet was too close to the shower base. the sink had 3 cracks in it, and the soap dispensers fell off the wall when used. the worst thing about this hotel is the noise. it is literally 10 minutes away from the airport and is in route of the planes, the planes were going o low we managed to take a photo of one going above. if your going to antalya go to a quiet area, we stayed in kemer, about 1 hr from the airport. turkey is a beautiful country dont let a hotel spoil it.

Stayed: June 2007
6  Thank claire472
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Reviewed September 28, 2005

I just wanted to share our experience of the Lara Plaza Hotel. We were very disappointed to say the least. Website said 4 bars - only 1 was open. Website said 250 metres from beach - good 15 mins walk. Website said minibar - empty small fridge old and dirty. Food very basis, everyday was some kind of hotpot. Soup everyday for starters. Melon or orange for dessert. Balconies so small only 1 chair on them as they were triangle shaped. Website said all rooms had seaview. Not true. The pool was clean but the surrounding areas were never cleaned. They washed glasses with hand under running water. They wiped plates with huge white tables clothes. There was dead flies by the food. No entertainment whatsoever either in hotel or surrounding areas. Dreadful noise overhead from planes. The Company we met up with were wonderful and without them, I don't what know what we have done. I would not recommend this hotel to anybody.

6  Thank Cazmerc
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Reviewed July 17, 2005

The Lara Paza Hotel is a nice hotel, the pool is large and clean and the rooms are air conditioned and furnished to a reasonable standard, however, the service throughout the hotel is shokingly poor. If the waiters could get away with any less they would, the cutlery was dirty the glasses (used for the free bar drinks) were lipstick stained and slimey - YUK! They were surley and unhelpful. The receptionists could not speak English - fair enough they are Turkish in Turkey but it is an international Hotel and it is quite unusual for them not to!

The food is servered as a buffett and is very unorganised, the hot food (various chicken stews twice a day) is at one end of the long table and then there is a free-for-all for the cold salads (cabage and pulses - picked or in lots of oil). Remeber this hotel is not full of nice polite Brits / Yanks etc so be ready to be pushed out of the way and que jumped.

We went to the hotel with a totally open mind as we got a really good deal for an AI week mid season so we were not disapointed by the standard of the hotel at all, in truth, we still think we got a good deal but if you pay full price you are going to be let down.

Just to warn yo the Turkish play loud rap mucis by the pools and beaches - the langue is filthy and shocking and I used to live in in East London!

There is not a hotel beach as stipulated in the brochure but a beach that is used by all of the hotels in the area (guessing by the volume of people - all 1,000,000 hotels) we did find a very nice quite beach - the Ofo Tower's hotel beach - follow the signs from the Ofo Tower, when you think you are lost carry on as you think you are in a milatry zone then all of a sudden you are there.

We also found a most amazing resturant (good priced - £20.00 for 2 mixed grills 2 glasses of wine and 2 bottles of water), it is the one by the water falls, you can over look the falls and have dinner - Bliss.

Everywhere takes Euros, New and Old Turkish Lira, $ and £.

Have fun - we did - but go with a very open mind.

If you need any more info let me know.

8  Thank CCLIFFE
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Reviewed July 13, 2005

I went to the Lara Plaza Hotel on the 2-10 july 2005

When i booked a holiday for my boyfriend and i to go fully inclusive to the Lara Plaza Hotel in Antalya, i was very excited!!!
Firstly, when we arrived at 3 in the morning, we were hearded round like cattle!! The staff at reception were absolutely awful and were so unfriendly! We had a band slapped on our wrists and were sent directly to our rooms!!!

The Room:
When i saw the room i nearly fainted!!! Firstly, there were two single beds, so we had to sleep seperately.
Secondly, you couldnt swing a cat in this tiny box shaped room! I went into the bathroom and it was unbelievable what i saw. The toilet was in the middle of the tiny room, the sing was on top of the toilet, (you couldnt stand in front of the sink, you had to stand to the side of it as the toilet was under it!) , then the shower was behind the toilet! In order to take a shower you had to first climb over the toilet, which is ludacrus!!!! The balcony could fit one tiny person on it at any one time and the balcony door wouldnt lock! We never had hot running water and when we tried to complain the staff couldnt understand a word you were saying, so we had to just live with this! We would shower in warmish-cold water, good job the weather was hot!

The Food:
I have been to many many places all over the world and europe fully inclusive which has not always met my standards but you could get by! The service and options at this hotel was absoultely diabolical!!!! Fully inclusive? I THINK NOTTT!!!!!! You had one set meal twice a day and if you didnt like it, then that was it! You could either take a chance and eat their disgusting gone off salad and bread or just starve! Breakfast was the funniest thing! The only hot thing they had at brekky time was a hard boiled egg!!! the rest was salad, cheese and bread! WHO EATS THAT FOR BREAKFAST!!??
There were only three drinks that you were entitle to that were included in your package, the local beer, the cheepest wine they could find, and also a local spirit! All three were absolutely disgusting and the juices they provided were watered down to just water in the end!
I have never been on holiday and lost weight! But this time i did as there was nothing edible!

The Pool:
The pool was the best thing about this hotel as it was huge! The only downside was that when any glasses or anything were smashed, the staff would just quite simply sweep it into the pool or into a corner!!!! Alot of young children were always cutting themselves to pieces because of this. How unsafe!!!!

A friend that my boyfriend and i had met in the same hotel was victimised on the last day of our holiday. There is no rep at all and no one tells you anything but apparently your fully inclusive runs out at 12 o clock lunchtime. Our flight was at 2am the following morning and anything we wanted to eat or drink we would have to pay for until then. This meant your really only paying for 6 days fully inclusive instead of the 7 that they say you are! None of us were told anything like this and therefore we didnt know we had to pay any extra for eating or drinking the awful food!

In the magazine where this holiday was advertised it said that the jecuzzi and sauna are free, yet when you went down to have them you were charged!!!

This hotel is definately the worst hotel i have ever had the misfortune to visit! There was absolutely no entertainment and my boyfriend and i had to go out most days to eat which cost us alot more money. People who were there for two weeks moved hotels as it was no longer safe for their young children who kept on cutting themselves on the glass. Unless your german or russian, (or anything but english) i would not reccommend going to this awful place!! i dont think i will ever go back to turkey!!!!!

7  Thank Tiffani_Vinyard
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Address: Guzeloba Mah. 2295 Sokak No.21 | Muratpasa, Antalya 07230, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Antalya
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #166 of 230 Hotels in Antalya
Price Range: $29 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lara World Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lara World Hotel is at the service of our guests from home and abroad all the year round with professional staff providing our guests a familiar atmosphere. There are an Indoor Restaurant for 150 people, another restaurant by the Poolside for 300 persons, Lobby and Pool Bar, Spa, Outdoor Swimming Pool and another Pool for Children, Playground for Children, Free Wi-fi and Free Outdoor Parking Area in our hotel. Lara World Hotel is situated near the world-famous Lara area in Antalya in a location at a distance of 10 km and 9 km from the airport and the city centre respectively. Our hotel is in just 250 m walking distance from the beach. It is a beach with fine sand and pebbles; our guests can avail themselves of the chaise lounges, umbrellas and towels in the beach free-of-charge. Our guests can enjoy the Spa Centre in our Lara World Hotel and benefit from our massage and therapy service there in a relaxing atmosphere helping one to relieve stress and fatigue. ... more   less 
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