We stayed here 4th - 11th Oct and had a brilliant time. The hotel is only 20 mins transfer which is thankful. It seems as though Lara Beach is a purpose built strip of endless 4 and 5 star hotels with their own little strip of beach. Kervansaray Kundu never claims to be 5* but I have stayed in many grades of hotel and the stars on this seem right. There are not a lot of Brits to this hotel but an abundance of Russians and Germans but makes a refreshing change as opposed to seeing lots of drunk Brits in Spain! Some reviews mention the grubby carpets in the hallways and yes they could do with upgrading but if it was a different surface such as wood or tiles it would make a lot of noise if you wanted a lie in...so I guess you can't please everyone. Make a point of getting the buses, very easy to use and cheap as you like.
The good points:
Waiters constantly buzzing around and clearing plates, drinks,etc. I have been to hotels in the past where wasps are a big problem because no-one clears it away. None evident here.
The views from the rooms and the balconies are amazing, lovely to sit out and watch the world go by and all the water sports from the safety of the balcony.
Rooms were an adequate size, maids came in and changed the sheets everyday and mini bar of soft drinks stocked daily. The room is clean and of adequate standard. Beds comfortable and the shower powerful.
Food was brilliant, full range of salads, breads, hot and cold foods, show cooking was great with daily BBQ'S and range of international foods. Breakfasts were my personal favourite with freshly cooked omelettes and pancakes. Desserts were delicious and so many. The carved melons in the evening were always a welcome art. Drinks normal for an all inclusive.
Particularly liked the pancake hut by the poolside where you can get freshly made pancakes and chocolate sauce, donor kebabs and jacket potatoes. There is a lady making flat bread also which is delicious.
The entertainment was brilliant, we saw salsa dancers and acrobatic displays. They really put a lot of effort into it.
The outside areas and gardens were immaculate and always being tidied up.
Mustafa our rep was very informative, letting us know of honest places to go and the cheapest way to get there.
There is a market that come and sets up on a Monday night and you can have a camel ride if thats your thing. The turkish are their usual pushy selves when it comes to browsing but just go along with it and you can pick up some major bargains if you just pretend to walk away!
Never an argument or having to set the alarm at 5am to get a sunbed, because there are so many different areas of beach or pool there is more than enough to go round.
The bad points
The pools are absolutely freezing, we went to Bodrum a couple of years ago and the pools were the same there so must be a turkey thing! I didn't attempt it as it's like ice. One person who jumped in said they felt like a 'titanic victim'! :-)
The tiled floors around the complex are very slippery especially with flip-flops on.
All in all we would recommend this hotel and we would go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a short drive taking only 14 km from Antalya city centre, facing Lara Beach, this beach-front hotel impresses with its unique pool landscape, large garden and numerous facilities.Spend a family, a couple or friends holiday to remember at Kervansaray Kundu Hotel. While you treat yourself to a professional massage at the wellness centre, your children can have fun in the kids pool, which features a large water slide. Younger guests will also appreciate the all-day animation program and mini-disco.Guests looking for a more active stay at Kervansaray can try out various watersports, including canoeing, diving and parasailing. Work out in the fitness room or enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Tennis enthusiasts can make use of the on-site court.You can also treat yourself with private pavilion service situated on the unique jetty area.Every summer, Kervansaray Kundu is home to a number of dance groups, magicians and other artists. Listen to live music while sipping a drink in the piano bar, open 24 hours per day. All-inclusive offers also include drinks at the pool bar, beach bar and disco bar.Each of the guest rooms includes a balcony, some of which overlook the water. Enjoy a rest in the comfort of your modern and spacious room and enjoy your meal with the glamorous variety of the open buffet or in a thematic A la carte restaurant, so make your night more special... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kundu Kervansaray Hotel