My wife and I have recently returned from a really relaxing holiday to this superb hotel. The room (we had a side sea view), service, staff, food and hotel facilities were all excellent and of the highest quality. Two years ago we stayed at the Delphin Palace and that hotel was of an excellent standard too, although our preference would be the Imperial. I believe that the Palace is to be renovated soon and we would be more than happy to stay there again in the furture. There were a few small issues that we encountered at the Imperial during our stay: you could only book for the a la carte restaurants from 9.00 a.m. the day before you wished to have your meal. In reality you needed to be at the lobby computers, the only way to make a reservation, by 8.00 a.m. to be sure of any chance at all. I did this on two occasions! Matters were made worse because the a la carte restaurants were closed on the Friday and Saturday and unavailable to guests. The menus at these restaurants could have been clearer, we found them slightly confusing. Surprisingly, there were empty tables even though people were being told that there was no availability. Perhaps this is an issue that needs to be looked at to avoid so much disappointment.
Every evening there was a sign outside the main restaurant showing pictures of the expected dress code. It didn't matter what language you spoke, the sign was clear! This was completely ignored by a great number of guests and was not questionned by staff. Why put the sign there in the first place?
In the beautiful entrance was a lovely white piano - we did not hear it being played at all during our week at the hotel - what a shame!
We were told that, if available, we could keep our room until 4.00 p.m. on our day of departure. (Our pick -up time was 7.50 p.m.). I asked if we could stay in our room but was told that the hotel was too busy and that there was a wedding party also using the hotel, but it was possible to use the spa facilities! These turned out to be totally inadequate for the number of people using them. My wife has had surgery and needs privacy when showering and changing. There was one communal room, with one dimly lit shower cubicle, being used by many women and a child.
I don't want to seem negative about this hotel because its good points far outweigh the bad, but for a hotel as grand as this you would expect these issues not to be occuring. The hotel is fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone, as I already have done. If the above issues were addressed it would be perfect!
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- Delphin Imperial Hotel Lara - Antalya Staying at Delphin Imperial Hotel Lara Imperial actually makes you feel that you are at home just by the magnificent shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Lara Beach.From our facility which is far about 15 kms from Antalya , 10 kms from the airport, the transportation for the shopping centers and going sightseeing is pretty much easy. ... more less
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