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“Hotel was ok, but do skip the massage.”
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Lycus River Hotel
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Pamukkale
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Hotel was fine and thermal pool was not bad. Toilets was not too great but still passable. However the massage services (turkish bath and shiatsu massage) was very poor. Totally not worth the money. The ladies were like part timers and totally unskilled!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel and the fact they had a Thermal Spa made the experience even more enjoyable!!! I found it very rejuvenating and got to try Doctor Fish and my feet never felt more smooth afterwards!! It tickled a bit having tiny fish nibble at your feet and there were two fighting over my feet!! After that I enjoyed a really nice buffet outside the hotel restaurant and enjoyed the selection!! There is a dish I highly recommend of flat bread with spinach and cheese rolled up, so tasty I had to help myself to more!! I recommend this hotel and it deserves five stars!!

Room Tip: I recommend Doctor Fish that is a must as well as the Thermal Spa!!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Hotel is standard tour hotel. Food was acceptable, but the thermal pools was worth the stay. You can enter the pool from inside the building and then go through to the second pool which is outside. It was a clear night and a wonderful experience to look up and see the stars. You can actually feel the effect of the minerals on your body...smarts a little.
There are three pools, outside, and the water gets hotter the higher you go. The last pool was way too hot for me, but I found the first three just fine.

Room Tip: Hotel was selected by the tour group and was acceptable. Tip, choose a tour group inside of Turkey...
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Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

For a bunch of 14 - 16 year olds on a school trip , getting upgraded was the best thing of the trip. The rooms were great , the food was really really nice and the atmosphere was good. we spent the night sitting outside by the pool till 1 in the am and felt very safe.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed here in august 2011, for 2 nights , half board accomodation. Actually the Lycus is a nice and beautiful resort & Spa , near from the main atracttion Pamukkale. The resort has a restaurant and a large terrace by the main pool,a park with beautiful palm trees and in southern the resort is the second pool with very hot termal watter . The rooms are clean and modern. Every evening in front restaurant teracce , the turkish women have cooking traditional Turkish food for all of us.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a night. The rooms were quite bad, with mosquitoes in the room. The food was good. The bathroom was smelling bad. The main disadvantage is that the walls are very thin and absolutely no privacy between the rooms. Overall is a average hotel for one day stay.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Lycus River is in the Karahayit region which is very near Pamukkale Town.You can catch minibus from Denizli for Pamukkale and Karahayit which is very small town ,there is only one street and you can walk and shop in this street.The hotel has got 5 stars But when you checkin you can see that this hotel deserve maximum 4 star.Hotel is a little bit far from town ,Hotel occupy to a large area and there is no huge blocks.Hotel room is clean and adequate ,matress and pillows are good in the room there is minibar, bathroom,A/C,Safe,Tv but room quality does not deserve 5 star.There is some cracks in bathroom.There is also bathrobe in the room for your pool experience.You can hear some strange sound from near due to thin walls.
I would like to mention about foods ,Restuarant settlement is bad,chairs and tables are very near to one another,you slog when you want to pass chairs and tables ,presantations and selections of foods are also not good ,Staff grouped some foods and distribute them to far.Food quality is good but for 5 star ,variety of foods is inadequate.Hotel staff looks like inexperienced.The lastly I really liked mineral pools ,they are excellent and you must try it.There is also SPA ,It's also very good and has reasonably prices

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Address: | Karahayit, Pamukkale 20290, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Denizli Province > Pamukkale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Pamukkale
Price Range: $56 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lycus River Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 275
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We would be glad to host you - our dear guests - with the thousands of years old historical spas around our hotel , it's configuration and with our unique servicing concept. ... more   less 
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