This hotel is fabulous! Was everything I hoped for and more and I am already trying to book for next year.
We stayed 2 weeks at the start of July and have very little negative to say about it. We are 2 adults, our 5 year old daughter and our 15 month old son.
ARRIVAL/ROOM: Arrived 6am turkey time after a short 15min drive from Antalya airport, checked in within 5 minutes, arranged our towel hire (20euro deposit for 3 towels a day) and luggage was brought up by the bellboy. On getting into the room we realised the requested cot was missing, mentioned this to the bellboy who went off and came back within 10 minutes and put one up. Standard travel cot with good bedding supplied. Our room was at the side overlooking the Miracle Hotel with a fantastic view of the beach, pools & pier. Nice big room, 2 double beds and still plenty of room for the travel cot. Spotlessly clean and bright, with mini shampoo and shower gel supplied in the bathroom. The balcony has a small pull out airer for washing etc. Had read others negative reports about the air con but we had no issues. It worked very well although a bit noisy on the highest setting. If the maid has been you can place a spare card or paper in the door switch and leave the aircon on during the day to cool the room. Ours didn’t switch off by itself as some reported. We discovered (regrettably a bit late in the holiday) that having the aircon on whilst sleeping gave us all a dry chesty cough. We found in the second week if we cooled the room whilst out, then slept with the aircon turned off, it remained very comfortable and we all slept better with no coughing. Maids did a great job and we had the bedding changed every single day of our holiday. The fridge was restocked every day (part of your all inclusive so no charge) with juice, beer etc.
FOOD: Masses of choice for every taste. Can’t understand how anyone could complain about the food here. Always hot, cooked in front of you at each food station by the chefs, tables cleared quickly. I know a few have complained that the staff are grumpy but I found if we were nice to them they were the same back. We taught our 5 year old how to say hello, goodbye, please, & thank you in Turkish (from the tour operator welcome guide – nothing fancy!) and this went a long way in staff relations! I honestly think you get out what you put in so please make the effort and you will see the benefits. Breakfast is served from 7am to 10am, and ‘late breakfast’ to 10:30 which is basically to accept the stragglers. Lunch is 1pm to 3pm, then snacks (baked potatoes, burger, salad rolls, cakes, doughnuts and ice cream) are served in the bar near the pool from 4.30-6.30. Dinner is 7pm to 10pm, but the kids buffet opens at 6.30pm so you can go in and get the kids settled with theirs at the table leaving you free to get yours when the rest opens at 7pm. Then there is midnight snacks from midnight to 3am in the a la carte restaurants. These are upstairs, above the main restaurant. We went to the Italian on a Tuesday, paying 7euros each adult and nothing for the kids as both under 6. The meal was delicious, wine was nicer than any other bar and very free-flowing. Would recommend the Italian to anyone. Tues is discounted at 7euros and apparently its 10euros all other nights. AT lunchtime we tended to eat in the 2 restaurants near the beach at these both opened at 12 allowing our 2 to be having their nap by 1pm. The otag tent is a must – delicious flat bread Turkish pizzas filled with buttery cheese, or minced meat or both, cooked in front of you by two women around a hot plate. The other restaurant across the road does juicy spit roast chicken, gorgeous fish n chips, kebabs, pasta, salads etc. These are all part of your all inclusive with no additional cost so do try them out.
POOLS: The best part of this hotel. There are lots of hotels along Lara with the same large waterslides as the Titanic, but the Titanic outshines them all by also having the pirate ship with smaller slides coming off it. These were perfect for the kids too young for the large ones but big enough to go running up onto the ship themselves. The slides all run into a 0.5m pool so not too deep. (Note to adults taking kids down these – you may bump your behind on the bottom of the pool so watch out!). Our 5 year old spent her entire 2 weeks in the pirate ship pool and was never bored. If you want a spot by the pirate ship you do need to towel down about 7am, but if you are not fussy you can wander down at any time of the day and you will get a bed around one of the pools somewhere. The place is so vast. There are also lots of hammocks, beds and bean bags dotted among the gardens if you want a more private chilled day in the sun. That’s before you even get to the beach and pier with all its plush beds and bean bags. My Daughter only went to the kids club once so I can’t give any real opinion on that. She wasn’t interested as it always started off inside the pirate ship and my daughter wants to be outside all the time. Plus she was never bored so never needed it. The kids going seemed to love it though and the girls were very attentive and provided lots of activites: baking cookies, face painting, discos, water polo, basketball, collecting shells, making things, dressing up.
ENTERTAINMENT: Kids disco from 9-9.30 then a show at 9.45 most nights. Some better than others. Highlights from those shows were the Chinese acrobats and the hilarious euro music awards. It was no non PC (they’d never get away with it in the UK!) and hysterically funny. Do not miss the night they re-enact Titanic. I almost didn’t go as expected it to be dire but went in as my daughter wanted to. It was all done with music and dance and was beautifully put together – it was quite emotional at the end! By far the best part of the entertainment is the Friday night parties. They alternate each week between ‘the airport party’ and ‘the white party’. You get an invite through your door on the Thursday so you’ll know which you are getting. Both are fab with amazing sets, DJ, lasers, fireworks by the white party just edges it as it is so effective with everyone in white – DO NOT MISS IT!! Such a lot of effort put in by the entertainment staff. The only night I didn’t enjoy was bingo night, but I do hate bingo, and lots of other people seemed to enjoy it.
SPA: The Spa, including the Turkish bath, sauna, steam room, indoor pool and plunge pool is on the lower floor on the way out to the pool. You can use these for free at any time. You will only pay if you want a massage or treatment, so do visit early on to see what you fancy and get it booked. I took my daughter with me each time I had any treatment and they always did her a wee mini version as a freebie alongside me which she was delighted with. The hairdresser on the ground floor does an amazing manicure and pedicure for 35euros so if you haven’t had time before you go, get down and see her when you get there. Probably the best pedi I’d ever had. The showers and changing etc at the spa is where you go on your last day if you don’t keep your room on and the facilities are brilliant.
PEOPLE: Yes, there are every nationality you can think of here, and the people watching in the evening is second to none so if you are nosey like me you’ll love it! All the Russians, Germans, etc we met were lovely and friendly and we had no issues with anyone so please don’t be put off that there are so many different nationalities. It was interesting to see such different walks of life, especially in the evenings dancing in Solaris square.
On your day of leaving you vacate your room at noon. You can ask on the day of your departure to keep your room (they won’t entertain you before that). This is very expensive at 10euros per hour and you don’t keep your own room – you actually move to much smaller rooms above reception but we chose to do this as our kids needed to nap during the day and we weren’t being collected until 2am the following morning. We felt for us it was worth it but give that the facilities in the spa are so comfortable I would think very few people would feel the need to keep the room on. The hotel has lots of comfy seating where the kids could steal a nap for a while if needed.
All in all, this hotel was by far the best I have ever stayed in and we can’t wait to go back!
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