we stayed in alba resort in 11.9.-21.9.2012. we were party of 6 aged 25-30 and came looking for relaxed holiday.
rooms : clean, i found beds comfortable, all equipment we needed was present. there is a closet with quite a lot of hangers (we had like 14 or so), one smaller cabinet, a safe box, a refrigerator (filled with new bottles daily), TV, electric kettle with variety of tea and coffee, hair dryer, bath tub. i found bed quite comfortable and slept well.
drinks : we missed rum in AI quite a lot since we use to drink cuba libre on our holidays. however we quickly got used to gin+tonic which worked just fine =) beer was good, wine not so much (with exception of sparkling wine). still drinkable with cola.
food : i have never went hungry. even though food is quite repetitive, i have never had to force myself into eating with "not this food again" thought in my head. however it seemed like meat is more often than not overcooked.
service : all the staff was very polite and tried hard to help but sometimes struggled with english. there were few bartenders where we just placed our orders in german because it was so much simpler. i would like to mention Barisante who was my favorite bartender.
animation : there are all sorts of activities included in animation program. we have participated in darts, archery and air rifle. animation team is always in good mood, funny and never boring (shoutout to Mustafa and Yaki). also, don't win air rifle competition - Yaki will make you do the victory belly dance =) evening shows are quite nice and in english.
grounds : very nice, a lot of flowers, kept clean. we enjoyed walking around the hotel very much. there is a little zoo with some funny looking chickens, monkeys, ponies and parrots.
pools : clean and big enough. loungers are plentiful, no need to get up at 5am to get one. we usually arrived to the pool at 8-9 after breakfast and almost always got our favorite spot at relaxing pool. inflatables are allowed in pools.
beach : clean, sandy, no need to take shoes into water. it's also pretty shallow and you can reach the bottom quite far from coast. we didn't do any watersports.
random thoughts : bus boy who took our luggage into our room was so blatantly awaiting tip that it almost made me not to give him any. other than that tips were not necessary to get what you wanted even if it meant waiting a little longer. we've left tips here and there anyway. turkish tea is very good, make sure to try it. at dinner go into room on the right, service seemed to be faster there than in central room.
final words : very nice hotel, clean, helpful staff. the only people problems we had were with other guests who were extremely rude (3 incidents, very unpleasant but well...not something hotel can control. but overall other guests were polite and nice). would i come back? without hesitation. would i recommend the hotel to friends? definitely. it may not be your top notch 5* luxury hotel, but it's still very nice family resort where everyone of every age can have a nice time.
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- Also Known As:
- Alba Resort Colakli
- Alba Hotel Colakli
- Alba Resort Hotel Turkey/Colakli