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“Hot, hot, hot! Recommended for all families!”
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Alba Resort Hotel
Ranked #17 of 43 Hotels in Colakli
York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hot, hot, hot! Recommended for all families!”
Reviewed August 7, 2011

Wow! What a great holiday! Wonderful surroundings, beautiful fauna, a very clean beach and very friendly people! Loads for the kids to do...ours is 15 and we rarely saw him for the fortnight he was so busy, at the pool, on the beach and at the disco making lots of new friends' (all nationalities!)!
We spent some time at the pool....great for meeting the fabulous animation team who were professional, vivacious, bright and always helpful, always smiling! (thanks especially to Anya, Kamil, Alliyah and Maylou!!!) Everyone was invited to join in poolside activities; water polo, aqua aerobics, pool games, dancing! We even had an evening pool party!
Other time was spent at the beach....great shade for those who like read a book, tan slowly and carefully and with lots of space...watersports were also available at extra cost, but great fun! As was the evening beach foam party...held every fortnight! We went on our arrival...son loved it! Had a great time at the beach afternoon foam party too...a good cool wash and we were sprayed down with lovely cold water! All ages!
The food was really good...we've done all inclusive in the past, but it was the best we've ever had...no dodgy tummies and my fussy teenager even managed to find what he liked! The service was fabulous and always delivered with a smile at the beach bar and the main restaurant! We ate at the two 'a la carte' restaurants each week and were not disappointed with either the food, cleanliness, or service. M. Ali even prepared a table decorated into a heart with pretty flowers at the seafood restaurant....a lovely surprise! Thank you!
Evening entertainment was fun and very visual....enjoyed the Fire Show with Mehmet....even when he ate glass!!! Lots of wide eyes and open mouths in the audience that night! The dancing was particularly good from the animation team. Their teacher and Choreogapher is a professional Russian Dancer and wow has she got them to move well....and in the heat too! Well done all of you!
So much to say...Easy to get on a Dolmus to go into Side from the hotel (but beware....extremely hot during the day and it's a bit of a trek down into the town when you get off the Dolmus. Maybe better to go in the evening...tho' it's still hot!). Lots of shops in Side and air conditioned, so respite from the heat is welcome. There are shops however near the hotel if it's all too much.
Only small drawback is the tiny animal park. Small cages and too hot (even though there are some trees/shrubs surrounding them) ...peacocks, chickens & hens in cages. Guess the idea is to try really hard to cater for everything, but not really my bag! Better the birds run free, not enough space!
Money Matters....be aware that the shops advertise their stock to sell in Euro's - lots of conversion going on. May be hard to follow if you are warm and tired from the daytime heat. Be careful you don't pay too much out by mistake! Use your wiz kids to help you with the maths!
The Hotel Spa was excellent value for money.........mmmmmmmm! Truly!
All this aside...we had a lovely holiday and were sad to leave!

Room Tip: N We had a really quiet room away from the theatre where shows were held. Activity at the outside ba...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2011

Just had a great 14 days at this hotel, did not want to come home. The Alba is set in lovely well kept gardens. It has two large pools for adults, one with two slides and it also has pools for the kids. It also has one indoor pool. Both pools have there own bars for food and drink.
The food is very good and the staff polite and friendly. Could always find sun beds around the pools.The beach is lovely plenty of sun beds and shade.The animation team put on some very good shows. Also lots of daytime activites.
We found the rooms to be very clean, beds are a bit hard but we still slept well.
The reception staff allways had a smile and made all of our family feel at home.
Thanks to all at the Alba resort and hope to see you again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2011

Alba Resort in Colakli was brillant it had everything, the place was spotless the service was great. We were there at the height of the season and the staff were there to help you straight away. The best thing about the holiday has too be the Animation staff boy do they work hard all day and night but they are the team that will make your holiday. They get everyone involved so that you make new friends but not in an annoying way. The shows were good especially Mamma Mia and the Beach Party was the best night our family have ever had fireworks dancing big bonfire and flame throwing show on. A big foam party on the beach then dancing in the Sea. Our rooms were spotless and spacious the only down side is the balconys are small but overall you can not fault the place. The food was good and there are two a la carte restraurants. The beach was spotless white sandy beaches you could even take drinks down to the beach. Were planning to go back again next year because it was so good. I was worried my Teenagers would be bored but they loved every minute of it. My son played football, water polo volleyball, rifle shooting every day and loved it and made loads of friends from different countries you wont be bored there, as you have so much you can do. If you want it too be quieter in the day there was also another pool called the relaxing pool where no activities were going on so you had the best of both worlds. Just like to say again the Animation team do a brillant and make your holiday.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2011

My teenage daughter and I went back to Alba Resort this year, after a fantastic time there last year. We also arranged to meet up with families we had met there last year. What can I say we all had an absolutely fantastic time. First thing we noticed was bathrooms had been done up, tea & coffee facilities in room, new pool & balcony furniture. The ice cream was only available for an hour last year but had been increased to three hours this year, so not so many queues.The majority of the staff were there from last year and remembered us, especially Kemal who was the only animation team member from last year. Staff are all very friendly and helpful, a salad roll at 3am is no problem to the reception bar staff. There was a great selection of food and drink all day and all night. We didn't use the fish restaurant but had a lovely meal at the Italian. Our favourite part of the holiday was the beach party again, this was a superb night and all the animation teams work so hard to put this on every fortnight. The disco being moved outside this year was great as well, as the indoor disco is a bit hot and stuffy. This year's animation team were lovely, Vera, Anya, Milo, Ailyah, Mehmet, Ozcan, Yusuf, Emra, Kemal, Satch, Ozgu, Omer and Ali at reception bar, . anyone else I have forgotten, they really helped make our holiday. Mehmet I promise to learn more turkish before I come back. There is the animation pool with music and activities and there is also a quiet pool for those who want a quieter time. There are always loads of activities to do with the animation team but they don't push you into doing anything you don't want to. The only annoying person was the photographer who kept wanting to take pictures of my daughter but he finally took the hint (they are a bit of a rip off and you really need to haggle). We also took the dolmus bus to Magnavat to the market which was large and had good prices and you didn't get hassled if you said you were just looking. Another fantastic holiday at Alba and we are hoping to go back again next year, as are a number of people we met there this year. There is something to suit all age ranges from toddlers to older. We give Alba and all it's team a big 100% and look forward to returning for a third time.

Room Tip: We had a rooftop room with lovely views of the sea and quiet pool.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Held a memorable 7 days in a wonderful hotel! Enough qualified personnel. I advise this hotel for families!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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swansea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2011

Just returned from the Alba resort and having been on all Inclusive holidays for the past 10 years this is by far the best we have been on. The Hotel is extremely clean and tidy and very well presented with the whole resort surround by trees and lush green grounds.The food is very good and you have a good choice on offer and if you dont fancy eating in the restaurant everyday you can chose to eat in the pool snack bar or the beach bar which also do very good food.Once a week you can also eat in the Italian and Fish restaurants which also were excellent.The animation team is definately a massive plus for this hotel, they will do anything for you and will always strive to keep you entertained.The quality of the shows were excellent and you will definately enjoy the Beach Party, Pool Party and the daytime foam party.The only negative of this hotel is the selection of drinks on offer if you like Gin,Vodka or brandy you are ok if not you are stuffed.The other plus is that there is an outdoor disco that is open from 11.00-03.00 and is situated down by the beach and yes the drinks are free as it is a 24 hr bar hotel and of course the children are invited to everything.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

just back from turkey&it was the most amazing,perfect holiday!not one day was you board,the animation team would always walk by you and have a smile On they're faces :) anya-one of the animation team would always come and talk to us and would make us feel special :) my brother&his mates all took a shine to kamal,he was always nice to people :) mehmet was mad and always making you laugh! every night they would put on a show for you&they were fantastic!they would play music and have a lil dance after the shows and then after that was finished they're was a disco down near the beach bar which most teenagers would go to:) they're is everything for the whole family,they'res a kids club and they had a lil disco on the stage every night before the shows :) a ping-pong area for any ages&disco later at night or the teenagers :) they'res football around 4;30 and belly-dancing,water aerobics,water polo,water valley ball,pool games,darts :) you could never get board!but the best of the best of all nights has GOT to be the beach party!they're was a bar&a lite up ship on the beach,they built a bonfire in the middle of were you could dance&the animation team from the sister hotels all put on a fire show and light the bonfire and a fire thing which said alba hotels :) then they're was a dj playing all types of music,and you danced your backside off!just as you got far to sweaty to handle they put on a foam machine,and it was crazy!and to wash off all the foam everyone jumped in the sea and had a disco in the sea with all the laser lights shining on the water!got to be the best night ever!all in all,the best holiday ever!really missing all the friendly bar tenders&the animation team&thefriends we made :/ defiantly recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Alba Resort Hotel
Address: Tilkiler Mevkii Erhan Demir Bulvari No:6, Colakli, Manavgat 07330, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Colakli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Colakli
#8 Romantic Hotel in Colakli
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Colakli
#12 Family Hotel in Colakli
#15 Luxury Hotel in Colakli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Alba Resort Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 445
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