Just returned from a week here during the half term week, and I have to say, it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in - just wow!
Rooms - we were on top floor (5th) in main hotel, and although it was a small balcony - the view was great - on one side you can see the new shopping centre DIRECTLY opposite the hotel (couldn't be a better location!) and on the other side the sea! Rooms were immaculate, decor was very modern, biggest walk in shower I have ever seen, seperate huge toilet, flatscreen tv in the large mirror - it was amazing! Tea and coffee making facilities provided, mini bar restocked daily etc, very comfortable, and loads of wardrobe space !!!!
Swimming pools - there are 3 pools - one medium sized quiet pool (no music etc, very relaxing) by the reception end of the hotel, one main pool by the beach (massive!! next to snack bar, and where entertainment takes place etc.) a water slide pool and of course childrens pools. + a big indoor pool - all were exceptionally clean, best we have ever seen, no problems at all with hygeine at this hotel.
Hotel grounds - huge grounds, very green - just beautiful!! So much to see, lemon trees, olive trees, pomegranate trees etc. fresh herbs.. just lovely! The bungalow rooms are set in the gardens with lovely views.
Location - PERFECT. Opposite reception you have the shopping centre (brand new), plus streets either sides with shops (nice shops too, not tourist rubbish, no hassling). Hotel is set right on the beach - and beach bar on the beach too so no walking for drinks and food etc.! Nice toilets by the beach too, and again very clean, everything was clean.
Restaurant - Food was out of this world, literally. We ate in the main restaurant 3 nights - plenty of good quality food - no reheated rubbish, everything freshly cooked-loads of salads,freshly cooked meats etc. Desserts and turkish delight very yummy! FREE freshly squeezed orange juice in the hotel for breakfast which is very rare in hotels. This all inclusive really was all inclusive.
There are 3 a la carte restaurants which are free - international, turkish and fish. International really was top class london food - presentation and taste!!! Turkish was different but again very nice. We also went to the Asian restaurant - 10 euros each - very very nice, although perhaps not worth the extra money as the free a la carte restaurants as just as good.
Drinks - lots of choice of cocktails and all international brands - even baileys and malibu !!
Entertainment - pool side entertainment inc. darts, water polo etc. and volleyball on the beach every day - end of summer so would be more in peak season. Entertainment team were fantastic, never pushy, but ever so friendly and easy to talk to - special mention to Oscar who made our holiday. Shows in the evening were varied - best was the Lion King - has to be seen, and the African Acrobats, the entertianers also put on some fantastic dance shows.
Staff - you cannot fault the staff - all so friendly, will do anything for you.
OTHER - Ignore the comments about not going if you don't speak German - we had no problems whatsoever and there were plenty of English people.
Would we go back? WITHOUT A DOUBT! Trying to go back next year. Best hotel we have ever stayed in.
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