Just got back from 2 weeks at the Titanic (2 Adults + Child) having previously stayed at the Royal Wings, Delphin Palace and Delphin Diva hotels, all just a few hundred metres up the beach.
You will generally pay a little more for the Royal Wings and the Delphin Hotels and on arrival it’s somewhat difficult to see why. The Titanic is just as impressive visually, has modern clean rooms, an impressive reception/lobby area and wonderful spacious pools/grounds. However after two weeks it becomes fairly obvious why these other hotels can justify their price premium and why all three currently sit in the top five Lara Beach hotels according to Trip Advisor (at the time of writing Titanic is 14th).
Firstly the buffet restaurant…although the food is as good as the other hotels buffet offerings the room layout is extremely poor and makes the whole dining experience uncomfortable. You have a situation where guests line up outside the restaurant waiting for the 7pm opening time (way too late for those with young families but this is the norm in Turkey) and then almost run to get to the food first, often before securing a table, in order to avoid having to queue for 10-15 minutes as you food steadily goes cold. This problem could easily be rectified by a simple redesign of the restaurant. I would strongly suggest Titanic management take a look at how other hotels on the strip have got around this problem and make some urgent changes…currently not good and needs sorting.
The alternative is to pay a few extra £/€ and dine in one of the 3 a-la-cart restaurants which were vastly superior and well worth the extra minimal outlay … myself, partner and 4 year old son dined at the a-la-carts on four separate occasions and the total bill came to under £50! (under 6’s are free, other Children only €5). I would say that the Titanic’s a-la-cart restaurants were certainly equal in quality to those of the other hotels we’ve visited in Lara…its just a shame so few people were prepared to pay that little extra to experience them, mind you it was Scottish Half-Term when we visited (sorry…bad joke!)
When it comes to the pool area, this is where the Titanic scores a major own goal. It has the best design/layout of all the hotel pools/aqua parks on Lara Beach which we’ve visited. Unfortunately somebody has decided to save a few quid by turning the heating off so they are almost empty due to the cold. With a couple of days to go of our holiday there must have been so many complaints that management decided to start heating one of the smaller pools and this became extremely popular. There is a sign up by the towell hut saying the pool temperature had been checked on the 1st October and the temperature was 29deg…I can only assume on the 2nd October they turned the heating off! ….during our visit the sea temperature was 26deg (FACT) and was way way warmer than the pools. As a result most people headed to the sea if they fancied a swim. We visited the Royal Wings last year during the exact same 2 weeks in October and their pools were perfectly warm….come on Titanic….don’t be cheap…turn the heating up!
The other area where Titanic doesn’t compare well with the Delphin Hotels and Royal Wings is service and availability. On quite a few occasions drink/snack bars were closed when they should have been open…I think we tried the Patisserie on 5 or 6 occassions and every time it was closed (even though it should have been open). There was also one day when the beach bar didn’t open so if you wanted a drink you had to walk all the way back to the hotel…again not good. I know this sounds petty but if other hotels can do it why not Titanic?
Please don’t get me wrong…I know this review sounds really negative but if you’ve already booked the Titanic and have never visited other Lara Beach Hotels before (and therefore have nothing to compare with) then I’m sure you will have a fantastic time….even though its not the best hotel in the area The Titanic still blows away any other Medittaranean hotel I’ve stopped at outside Turkey. However if you’ve yet to book I would strongly recommend you pay that little bit extra and go for one of the Delphin hotels or perhaps the Royal Wings… it is no coincidence that these 3 hotels are near the top of the Trip Advisor ratings…. Ultimately YGWYPF (you get what you pay for).
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