Put simply we had a great two weeks at this hotel. Food was excellent in quality and choice, no fears of food boredom here. Omlettes made to order at breakfast, pasta dishes made to order at lunch, and cooking stations to deliver your fish , meat etc straight from the grill. Beautiful chicken on the spit, a particular favourite of mine. A small, childrens, buffet area , a diet corner, and a splendid selection at the salad bar. Great choice of cheeses, and desserts and fresh bread. We tried three of the A La Carte restaurants, French , Italian, and Chinese , and enjoyed all of them.
Drink wise , Smirnoff, Bacardi, Red Label and other international brands, at some bars, the local spirits were fine in cocktails, Beck`s and Efes on draught, some bottled beers also depending on which bar you were in. Good selection of cocktails . We prefered to have our coffee at the Cafe Avanti which was next to the lifts, the service was more personal and you got a chance to chat to the staff when they were not to busy, personal mention to Mehtap Akman who we found to be very pleasant.
On the subject of staff , they work very hard, and long hours it seems, I`ve never seen so many staff in one hotel, they want to do everything for you, they may not all speak English but it was never a problem.
The rooms were well furnished and very clean. They were also "disinfected" once a week presumably to deter the mossies. Stocked mini bar was great for water and the occasional beer to drink on the balcony. I had my laptop with me and had no problems with wi-fi , we were on the eighth floor. My 15.6 Samsung laptop fitted into the in room safe, which was also a bonus. A bath step is available , ask at reception, if you find the bath a little to high. A spare pillow is provided in the wardrobe. We are used to firm beds and therefor had no problems, as some others seem to have done, I slept in three beds during our stay and slept well in all.
We found the entertainment to be very good by hotel standards, we thoroughly enjoyed all the shows we watched. The animation team put a lot into what they do, daytime activities were fun to watch if you didn`t have the inclination to participate. Olympics day is great fun.
There is also live music in a couple of the bars , and the opportunity to grace the dance floor, if you are so inclined.
We used the relax pool every day, which is designated adults only. We had a summerhouse every day, think of a four poster bed with a roof and ceiling fan and your spot on. There is a bar , tea area , snacks, and pool waiter service. Pool towels available next to the gym.
There is also the main pool, flume pool, and childrens paradise for those with smaller children.
Children are well catered for with a kids club, mini fairground and the mini disco.
We didn`t use the nightclub as I forgot to pack the ear defenders, guess I`m getting old.
Nice beach and hotel pier with bar, another bonus. Foam party was enjoyed by all ages so dress for the occasion.
We found the Thomas Cook rep very helpful, all local information was spot on.
We took the hotel courtesy bus into Antalya, had a look round the old parts of the town, and did some shopping.
A couple of tips:- The A La Carte menus are posted either side of the lift area on reception level, this will let you decide if the menu suits before hand.
Take the lift to the eighth floor and go out the rear exit door, either side, for a splendid view of the beach area and hotel pools.
On summing up we thought that the hotel catered well for couples, families, friends, and the few solo guests that we saw.
This hotel is well worth its 5 star status, and should be returned to the No.1 spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Delphin Palace Hotel - AntalyaWith a harmonious ambience, Delphin Palace Hotel provides an excellent vacation with its 8 floors, 2 king suite, 489 standart rooms, 38 family rooms, 6 handicaapped rooms and 24 exclusive rooms along with all the hotel activities.At Delphin Palace Hotel; Lobby Bar, open 24 hours, welcomes you at the first floor with some relaxing areas to spend your time while listening live music.At Delphin Palace Hotel in Antalya, you may enjoy delicious Turkish and World Cuisine. Delphino Restaurant and other 7 A’la Carte Restaurants are perfect choices for celebrations of anniversaries in the Hotel in Antalya. Furthermore, different bars and discos at the hotel are ready to entertain you and amuse you. 3 main courses are served at Delphin Palace Hotel free of charge including all the bevarages and drinks. In your free time at Delphin Palace Hotel you can play bowling or computergames in the game room of the Delphin Palace Hotel. In the daylight you can swim at Palace Pools and slide over the waterslides into the pool. Other hotel activites include animation programms organized specifically for you at night or during the day. Furthermore you may watch movies at the hotel cinema or refresh and relax at the Hotel's Spa Center.Delphin Palace Hotel rooms have FREE WiFi, air conditioning, minibar and private balcony. Some rooms have panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Guests throughout the day may enjoy water sports & games, sports activities, live music performances and other entertainments.Delphin Palace Hotel, situated in the middle of Palm Trees and colorful gardens, offer rooms with ALL INCLUSIVE concept, FREE Wi-Fi and satellite television. Green Garden and Plants surrounding the outdoor swimming pools create a spectacular atmosphere within the hotel and a great view from the room. Main restaurant, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Delphin Palace Hotel. The wide variety of à la carte restaurants serves traditional Turkish food and cuisine of world cuisine. Free private parking is available onsite within the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Delphin Palace Turkey
- Delphin Palace Resort
- Delphin Palace Antalya
- Antalya Delphin Palace Hotel