I am a travel agent in the UK and was looking for a 2 week holiday to Turkey for my husband & I and 2 children aged 10 & 13 years. I knew I wanted to go All inclusive in Turkey Lara Beach Area. I looked up all of the hotels around this area and kept coming back to the IC Green Palace. I am so glad I did not listen to a small number of negative reviews as in my opinion this was fantastic. I will start at the beginning on arrival we were met by a very nice, professional receptionist who spoke perfect English who greeted us with a very warm, welcoming smile and a refreshing drink which was very much appreciated. Checkin was very quick all details covered and we headed to our room. I had booked a 2 bed family room via Thomas Cook UK with a lounge area to give us plenty of room. I emailed the hotel a couple of times prior to arrival to make sure they had a copy of my room requests and received an email back confirming my requests had been noted. Unfortunatley our room was 2 separate bedrooms with a connecting door no lounge area. So we headed back to reception to say there must have been a mistake as I had booked the 2 bedroom plus lounge area. The receptionist was a little embarrased as the hotel was full and that was the only rooms they could offer. I spoke to the manager on duty and expressed my hugh disappointment and explained this was not what i had paid for and wanted to be moved. As the hotel was full we had to stay in this room for the first night then we were moved the following morning which is when our holiday started. (This seems to happen alot I gather by previous reviews which is not acceptable as far as I am concerned from a Travel Agents point of view). The next room was perfect, very clean, spacious and maintained throughout our stay the cleaners work very hard. The mini bar was restocked daily and towels changed when required. The hotel grounds and swimming pools are beautiful which created a very relaxing and peaceful surrounding. A tip the main pool does get rather crowed and noisey when the animation team start around 12pm so if not for you get a sunbed round one of the other lovely pools. There is a slide pool is great for the kids open selected times. Pool Bar open all day offering all refreshments with staff that do speak English a special mention to MEHMET who looked after us very well. Evening Entertainment is put on here some nights which is lovely to sit out and watch. The main restaurant was great for meals offering everything you can think of which meant you could always find something to eat and the quality was excellent. Buffet style so you do find you are up and down alot but you get use to it. AL A Carte restaurants I believe let this hotel down as you have to prebook a table and prebook food which i have never experienced before but the choice of menu was very limited so we as a family did not bother but have a look everyones tastes are different. You pay surcharge for some of 10 Euros. There are other places to eat the beach restaurant is open lunchtimes until 4pm with plenty of choice. A little further on towards the beach is the pancake lady who will make any type of Crepe' you want so worth a visit. The IC Green Cafe is excellent plenty of choice and lovely cakes and sandwiches to sample. So you definatley will not starve while holidaying here. The Animation team work hard to get round everyone to join in daily activities which you can join in if you want no pressure and there is an information board by the main pool with the daily activities displayed. The evening entertainment is great this is not the Animation team but outside entertainers who put on very professional and enjoyable entertainment (look out for the African Dance night EXCELLENT). Shops in the hotel are over priced like most places so wait until you venture out to purchase any holiday bits and pieces. The sandy beach is lovely and great to head to in the afternoon with the beach bar to get drinks but does close at 6pm which we found was a shame as it would of been nice to sit and watch the sun go down with an evening drink. Water Sports are on offer and a reasonable price my kids enjoyed these. Public Toilets are cleaned and maintained throughout the hotel and all inside areas kept spotless (not sure when they do this as you very rarely see cleaners in the public area). The indoor bar is very relaxing and open 24 hours with very friendly staff who again speak English and are very good keeping the children happy with Milkshakes and plenty of Whipped Cream. There is an internet room which is open until 11.30pm which kept alot of the children entertained with free WiFi as there is not a lot to do in the evening come 10.30pm and all entertainment has finished but this didnt stop my children making friends and having a good time. There was an amusement arcade which my children didnt use but there if the children wanted it. A trip to the local shops to purchase a few bits is only a short bus ride or taxi ride away. 15 lira each way. The only thing I would mention when you book a holiday you will be advised to take Turkish Lira but EUROS is what they prefer and you do get better offers with the locals. So did I have a good holiday YES. Would I recommend the IC Green Palace YES. Would I go back YES. There are a few minor niggles but not enough to complain about.
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