Stayed at the Topkapi for 2 weeks (Sep - Oct) with my daughter and her family. This is a very beautiful hotel with stunning pools.
However, the food is a big let down. My grandson hardly ate for 2 weeks. Topkapi does not cater for the English holidaymaker one little bit. We constantly travelled further out to find more suitable food. When in the restaurant we were appalled by the greedy and dam right ignorant behaviour of the Russian people. The hotel is totally over-run by the Russians, who, for some reason are pandered to by the staff at the Topkapi. Staff hardly speak a word of English and are the most unhelpful Turkish people I have ever met. I have stayed in Turkey for over ten years now, and have never encountered such unfriendliness from Turkish people. The nightly entertainment was a complete joke, and didn't commence until 9.30pm, which was rather pointelss if you had children with you. Considering this hotel is supposingly a family friendly hotel, the entertainment was a waste of time. The onsite shop was so expensive, it can only be described as ridiculous. Myself and my family had saved up a long time for our holiday, which was boasted and recommended to us by the Thomas Cook Travel Agency, only to be completely and utterly let down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- While travelling back in time to the past in the middle of historical textures, are you among those that wonder what it would mean to live inside one of the unique architectural structures? You can be sure that WOW TOPKAPI PALACE, which has been built based on the TOPKAPI PALACE in Istanbul will provide these experiences for you. Be prepared to be treated like the sultans in an 85.000 m2 area within the Kundu Village of Antalya... From the moment you open the doors of TOPKAPI PALACE, you will stay at the harem, you will dine at the Palace Kitchens and Hagia Irini, cool off at the Fountain of Ahmet the Third at Sultan Ahmet Square, sip your wine at the Judicial Tower, and taste starch pudding with rose water at the Mecidiye Mansion! Our resort is 20 km from Antalya Airport and 17 km from the center of Lara - Antalya Free Services Welcome cocktail, food & local and standard imported drinks, mini bar, safety deposit box (in rooms), fitness center, Turkish Bath, sauna, squash, pugy club (mini club), internet cafe, daytime sporting activities & night time shows, 30 minute group tennis lessons, tennis rackets, catamaran, windurfing and sailing (all require certificates), canoing, first trial dive at the swimming pool, towels, sombreros and chaise longues, hammocks and cushions, wireless internet access from the lobby and the rooms. Services Subject to a Fee: Room service (24 hours), special wine menus at the A la carte restaurants, premium alcoholic drinks, energy drinks, La Nazır Restaurant(cover fee), Mangal Park Restaurant(cover fee), La Gondola Restaurant(cover fee), doctor, nurse, massage, beauty center, hairdresser, tennis school, tennis courts lighting, mini football and basketball pitches lighting, sailing school, diving school, laundrette & dry cleaning (ironing),high speed wireless internet access from the lobby and the rooms. babysitter, telephone & fax, motorised water sports, the pavillions (specially equipped private relaxation areas on the beach), bowling. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Topkapi Palace
- Wonder World
- Topkapi Palace Antalya