We booked 10 nights here via their website in a "Deluxe land view" room some months before we were there in Sept. 2011 at Euro 110 per night for B&B. Based on our actual experience once we were there, I would say that the price was the maximum I would want to pay for this hotel. What the website does not tell you is that there is no "sea view" from the hotel at all, and they have several other buildings with rooms. All meals, etc. are served in the main hotel, but the space is far too small to comfortably accommodate all such guests at, say, the evening meal.
In August we got an e-mail saying thet they had problems with one block in which they have rooms (the first news we had that other blocks existed) and that for our first night we would be in alternative accommodation, which was a poky little room in a tiny hotel "around the corner". I guess this is a euphemism for "we have screwed up with over-bookings and you have been selected to suffer for one night". For our troubles we were upgraded. Our room (in a separate block) was called Vivaldi and was very spacious and comfortable. I hate to think what they normally charge for it, as we paid no more per night than what we booked for. Out of curiosity I went onto their website today (Sept. 24, 2011) and a "Deluxe sea view room" would cost Euro 213.33 per night, but I can only have one if I spend at least 21 nights there !! This hotel is getting very greedy !
Our room was never made up before around 3 o'clock each afternoon, as the (too few) maids were busy doing those of people who were checking out. The only evening meal we had there was on our first night. Too many people in too small a space (around the pool in the main couryard); a bit like Tokyo in the rush hour ! The food was also self service and in my humble opinion, pretty mediocre. Breakfasts were also a bit of a scrum. Lunches were waiter service and the food (at a price) was pretty good. The various kebabs and the prawns in a clay pot are recommended.
I think the hot water is provided by solar panels. Although the water once the sun is up is hot and a good shower/bath can be had into the evening, this drains the hot water from the tanks which is replaced by cold/cool water. So, no hot water in the mornings !
For us the staff were, with a few exceptions, very helpful and pleasant.
A great deal of money has been spent on renovating the various buildings and I have to say they looked good both in and out. Be warned, however, that the upper floors require a lot of stair climbing - there are no lifts. It did not look as if there was any access for wheelchairs, etc.
Would we return ? I doubt it. Looking around the old town (superb !) as we did during our ten days there we felt that there were more suitable places. There are masses of bars and restaurants around, so the hotel for us was simply a place to sleep in and retreat from the outside hurly burly and heat. We just felt that there must be better value places around and we think we saw a few !
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- Would you like to spend a historic, authentic, romantic and charming holiday in Antalya? In the middle of Antalya's historical centre, Alp Pasa is an exclusive boutique hotel with superior rooms. With beautiful terraces, gardens, housing includes swimming pool, hammam and a museum where historical artifacts are on exibition. We offer the top-notch services of an exclusive boutique hotel in an old mansion in the very heart of the Old City Antalya. ... more less
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