Hotel is new, so of good standard cosmetically. The pool area is very nice and kept very clean. There was a problem with a shortage of sun beds however. We requested two adjacent rooms as were travelling with children, but they were unable to accomodate this and the children were on a different floor to us which I felt a little uncomfortable about, however we did not experience any problems. The rooms were nicely furnished. flat screen T.V. with several English channels. Fridge in room which was restocked daily with soft drinks and water. Rooms cleaned daily. Nice bathroom with bath, shower, w.c. & basin. Hairdryer. The buffet restaurant offered a wide range of food at each meal, but in my opinion was definately not 5 star quality. We found some of the waiters to be very good & found it better to sit in same part of the restaurant on each visit so the waiters got to know you. Ate in the a la cart restaurants 2 times and found them to offer good service in a much more pleasant setting but was dissapointed with the food. The pool bar offered a selection of food which was good but again not 5 star. We found the pool bar staff on the whole ignorant, with the occasional good waiter. The animation staff were excellent and encouraged participation without being pushy. The shows in the evening were a little cheesy but entertaining. The shops and stalls locally were fine, not too pushy. However we went into Side and did not enjoy the experience at all. The sales staff in the shops are very pushy, very friendly untill they realise you are not going to spend any money - then be prepared to be sworn at !!!! Went into one clothes shop on the harbour front on the way round to the collumns and the man became extremely abusive and aggresive towards myself and my family - we were all very shaken up by it. I would certainly not recommend anyone go to Side. We went on one of the trips - the med cruise, the children enjoyed jumping off the boat into the sea. We have heard much about Turkey being very reasonably priced and the Turkish being friendly. We found it to be neither. We found the hotel to be very clean with excellent animation staff. Nice Pool with slides. Small baby pool, no lifeguard and the main pool is too deep for young children that cannot swim so children need to be supervised at all times. Beach approx 100 yards. Overall the hotel was OK for a family holiday. Have been to much nicer, friendlier, better value countries and will not be returning to Turkey.
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- Also Known As:
- Alba Queen Colakli
- Alba Queen Hotel Colakli
- Alba Queen Hotel Turkey/Colakli