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WOW Topkapi Palace
Ranked #41 of 229 Hotels in Antalya
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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“Best holiday to date!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I stayed here beginning of May 2013 for 7 nights through Thomas Cook. I can honestly say it was such a fantastic holiday.
All the staff were friendly and helpful but the animation team went above and beyond for all the guests! There was something for everybody, games organised throughout the day (beach volleyball, water polo, water gym, darts etc), as well as a kids club which i heard great things about.. all the kids seemed to love it coming around the pool singing at the end of there morning and/or afternoon! The evening entertainment was even better with things going on every night but Sunday (even then they managed to get a band in with a singer), including beach parties, Turkish dancing, Chinese acrobats there musical 'Mamma Mia' which the whole animation team was involved with some way or another (they all loved to perform and make the guests happy)!
The food was fantastic there was something for everyone and more than one restaurant to choose from if you want even more variety (plenty without visiting the other restaurants but wanted to check them out)!
My first trip travelling alone and being in a wheelchair, i was a little apprehensive to say the least but now i know there was no need and i will 100% be doing it again (hoping to do so and return to the resort sometime in September)!!
Would recommend this hotel to everyone and anyone, any age or walk of life, there is something for everyone!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

The good: We went as a family of four adults and two 11 year old girls. I have nothing but praise for the staff of this hotel. Whoever runs this hotel is very good at their job. Other hotels I have stayed in, there have been occasions when staff are seen to be skiving. This is not the case with wow Topkapi. From housekeeping, animation, food and beverage staff to the people at guest services and reception - it is clear that they all muck in together and pull their weight.

The hotel is spotless, the rooms are cleaned everyday, the gardens are landscaped with gardeners weeding and tidying everyday. The guest services staff are bi-lingual and very friendly.

If you are in any way xenophobic, you will not enjoy this hotel. We loved hearing the different accents from the varying cultures. We noticed how body confident Russian women are and the possible reasons why British women dislike them.

The Turkish people are very welcoming, if you learn to say thank you in their language - you will raise a smile. The markets are fantastic, we had brilliant fun haggling. If you make eye contact with a vendor, they will try to sell you something.

One thing, the taxi's outside the hotel are very expensive. Try to get one with a meter as it is cheaper than the price quoted. The Dolmus is cheap to go into Antalya or Lara, but very packed on the way home.

The bad: Booking through Thomas Cook. Unfortuntely we had an unhelpful rep who left important excursion papperwork in another hotel so we weren't able to book days out, wasn't at her location when she said she would be, held onto important documents we needed and left us in limbo for nearly a week. Then she wanted all six of us to stay in a room built for three people for the last day of our holiday. In the end we lacked confidence in her abilities.

The ugly: A street beggar in Lara Market. He struggled through the market with a medical face mask hobbling in shoes too small. He wore a tattered track suit showing wounds on his legs. He carried a cardboard box for money. Tourists stopped to give him spare change and pity his appearance. Having a coffee five minutes later, we saw him plonk himself between two cars, he pulled his track bottoms down to cover his leg scars, he counted his money, put his mask in his pocket, then proceeded to run across the road, lit up a cigarette and smoke it casually as he waited for a bus. Chancer..

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed in this resort early May. I would have given it a five star review as it was a terrific resort with plenty to do but there were a couple of failings. The most obvious one is that the rooms are a little dated and could do with freshening up, another thing that we found disappointing is that none of the inside bars have the air conditioning turned on, Turkey can be very hot, as it was for us and in the late afternoon and evening the bars were uncomfortable because of the heat.

The staff are all really nice, especially our chambermaid and most have a reasonable knowledge of English, the rooms were very clean and the complimentary mini bar was restocked every day.

There are several pools to choose from including a wave pool, lazy river and several water slides. The hotel also has a section of beach with a lovely pier complete with bean bags to relax on. There are numerous bars which open at various times, the main bar next to the reception area is open 24 hours a day.

They also offer several themed restaurants, unfortunately a couple of which don't open until later in the season, We did try the Turkish, which is complimentary and very good, you do need to book but one of the highlights for us was the Italian, there is a 5 Euro per person charge which is unbelievable when you consider what you get, four courses with three choices per course, we started with carpaccio of octopus, fettucine de mare, chateau briand and finally tiramisu and it was stunning, we went to guest relations and were allowed to go twice during our stay, you're normally restricted to one visit per themed restaurant.

The majority of guests are Russian followed by German, we found the Russians to be quite rude to both staff and guests, they don't seem to have manners, I can't remember any please, thank you or the like. They also don't believe in the queuing system and will quite happily cut in, however if you pull them on this they will go to the correct place. I did say to my wife that when you're surrounded by hundreds of other people things are bound to irritate you, it would be exactly the same on a holiday to Benidorm in a hotel full of British.

There is the usual health spa in the resort, don't settle for their opening price, try and get the cost down by at least 30%. Whenever I go to Turkey I always look forward to getting a professional wet shave every other day, don't use the hotels they charge about double the normal cost, I paid 10 Lira (less than £4.00) away from the resort.

Antalya is only an hour away by bus (LC38) which runs regularly and picks you up and drops you off right outside the hotel and costs 2 Turkish Lira, about 80p each way. There is a nice market just around the corner from where the bus drops you off in Antalya which goes all the way to the harbour.

Overall we would highly recommend this hotel, we had a lovely 10 days, but for a couple of small issues it could be near perfect.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Manama
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

stayed in this resort on April 4th of this year for 4 nights with my family.. we all enjoyed this resort and the activities, view of the swimming pools, the garden, the view surrounding the hotel. kids enjoyed to the fullest in the pools and the night club for kids, disco dancing.. they've a huge buffet for all the meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner with also snacks, drinks, etc between the meals and all is included in the room price.. when we wanted to leave and go back to Istanbul.. kids didn't want to.. wanted to stay longer.. I'd love to visit this resort again, and as there are more similar resorts in Antalya, so we may try next time Delphin Imperial as ppl said it's also a good resort.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

we stayed for 9 nights in March 2013 (thomas cook). Weather not great but plenty to do and staff were wonderful. if you go please use guest relations. you 'll find them excellent and really helpful. they even sorted us out with tickets for a turkish league match. Fernabachie game and wow do the turkish love football (a real experience). Thanks to Thomas Cook rep (stephanie) for helping out re inforamtiaon around travel to and from the game (steph you were amazing)

back to the hotel. our room was spot on. clean and big. the food was really good. lots of choice and everyone should try the mexican in the Kremlin. remember think of this as one big complex comprising both hotels. the water parks (althogh not open when we were there) are a big plus and great for kids and adults too.

the beach is great and there are plenty of sunbeds and space. the pier would be great for the summer and beach tents looks like great value and fun.

big plus is the choice of food and for an All Inclusinve (24 hours) the beer and spirits are good. The draft beer was Tapps (istanbul beer) which i liked, but its been changed to draft and bottled effes (good quality). the cocktail bar is great, watch as they dont hold back on the vodka in the bloody marys. The staff at the cocktail bar are funny and friendly.

the place is big enough to cater for everyone and space for everyone too - there are plenty of bars and service is good (can imagine some waiting in high season - but with so many choices of places to order - not a long wait) The on site amusment areas (pool, table tennis, bowling and games machines) are good and well equiped. they have a bar area as well.

its very easy to get out and about and Anatalya only 70p away on the bus. the bus stops right outside the hotel. Lara market on a saturday easy to get to and a good morning out (after the market go to a local bar or one of the local big shoppign centers (Shemal or terra city)

would recommend the topkapi - most any one would have a great break. need to be aware its a big complex and lots of different natioanlites holidaying there. Different cultures have different views of food, entertainment and queing etc -. Difference is ok - can be annoying re jumping lines but its not a big issue.

would like to thank the staff at the hotel - they have a difficult job at times but i found them friendly and really helpful.

as i said at the beginning - speak to guest relations if you have any questions - they l(ike the whole team at the Topkapi) are brilliant and are there to help you enjoy your holiday.

also a big thanks to Thomas Cook rep - Stephanie - she couldnt do enough to help and helped impove what was already a great holiday

going back to the hotel in late June and cant wait (if you go - get out and about, its easy to explore lara and antalya)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taarnby, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This was the first time ever, i went to turkey - and i was pretty surprised about the hotel - or should i say resort. Theres almost everything you need in one place. A very big resort, with lots of apartments to stay in. Very nice and clean all the time - and with a minibar that is filled everyday with pepsi, sprite, beer and water. Outside, you will find lots of place for sunbathing, besides all the different pools. Theres also a waterpark indside the hotel, which was controlled by lifeguards and it was really fun. Then theres a hairdresser, where you can also get your nails done. Then theres plenty of restaurants, where you can taste all kinds of meals, and then there´s the big buffet/all incl. restaurant, which is one of the best i´ve ever tried. Especially the breakfast. I loved the fact that all the cooks were standing outside and serving you. All you have to be aware of, is that this restaurant is like any other all incl. restaurants - very crowded. I think it´s a cosy one though. All day long, you´re able to get soft drinks or alchol servered in the bars around the hotel - and the staff was always very friendly.
Theres also a disco and a place to go bowling inside the hotel area. I thought it was really nice.
Last but not least, they have their own beach.
We only went outside the hotel 1 time, since everything you need is in there - and theres nothing around the hotel anyway. It´s in the middel of nowhere - but other hotels. So you have to take the bus or a taxi - to go shopping for example. It´s a place to go, if all you want is to relax and have a good time - not if you´re the type that wants to go out and see loads of things.....

Worth a try!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Went for the first week in April 2013, the hotel was lovely but nothing was open, we knew it was out of season still but we was told that stuff would start to open up, there was no entertainment on of a night time, the rep told is there was but it was just a piano player, the food is not catered for English people which you would expect but it was the same every night, there is a bus that you can get into Antalya which stops right outside the hotel which we ended up using a lot as we got bored of having nothing to do in the hotel, however there is nothing in walking distance of the hotel or a beach to walk too, even though the hotel has its own there was maintenance work happening and the pier had been taken up! This was consistent around the hotels as the whirl pool and slides were not open, we were disappointed that all the facilities were just not open and felt like we had wasted our money, luckily the weather was nice. There was not many English people in the hotel as it was mainly Russian and German and not a lot of people speak English also signs are in other languages! It is definitely catered for Russian and German people as they even use euro instead of lira!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: WOW Topkapi Palace
Address: 442 Tesisler Caddesi, Antalya 07110, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Antalya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Antalya
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Antalya
#29 Spa Hotel in Antalya
#40 Luxury Hotel in Antalya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — WOW Topkapi Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 908
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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