we travelled to the alaiye resort hotel and spa on the 18th of august 2011, we were quite a big family party with ages ranging from 3 months to 63 years. there is a 2 hour transfer from the airport but we knew about that so not a problem. when we arrived at the hotel at 2am in the morning we could not fault the night time reception staff so friendly cheerful offered us food and drink however morning reception staff rude!!! we booked in october of last year we requested 4 family rooms all near to one another we were in seperate blocks but did not really find this a problem however my sister and i were given the larger family rooms with a larger balcony but our parents were in one of the smaller family rooms which they were not quite happy with. we went to speak to the rep claire who despite some negative reports about her was quite helpful but when we went to reception to try and get another room the man was very rude and stormed off shouting he was busy we were then told to return at 1 then when we returned to return at 2 but in the end my parents did get removed to a larger room which was better for them as they had 2 of my teenage children staying with them. the cleaniless of the whole place can not be faulted also the efficiency of the waiters also was fantastic. the entertainment team are on the go from early in the morning to late at night but have always got a smile and a hello for everybody. some of the entertainment a bit rubbish a few good nights but this did not affect the holiday we just enjoyed it for what it was. after the entertainment in the ampitheatre most nights there was a live band or karaoke or dancing on the platform in the middle of the pool. over the road and down and up some steps is the park alaiye which has another pool with a slide a snackbar and this is where you get your free ice cream which i think is unfair as not main hotel. only heard the mosque once or twice find my husbands snoring more of a problem!! There is a market under the under pass and to your right every sunday prepare to haggle and get a bargain beware though very very hot! do not go up to the man with a camel unless you want to pay for a ride my sister and i went to take a photo he took the camera off her to take the picture but then would not give it back unless she paid him some money. do not go on one the expensive boat trip your rep will try to sell instead catch a bus into alanya you pay when you get off not when you get on it is 2 euro or 4 lira each (we took lira although they do like there euro). in alanya there is a mcdonalds or a burger king if you are fed up of the hotel food. we went to the harbour and got on one of the smaller boats and for 8 of us he only charged 60 lira(10lira is about £3.71) well worth it and stopped for a dip in the sea. food at hotel did get a bit monotumus but as i am fussy i can appreciate there was a good variety. for breakfast there was a selection of bread hams cheese egg frankfurter sausages omlette toast or waffles (pancakes) with a selection of jams honey yogurt cereals but we did nt like alot of it as was more geared towards there german guests you could only get a cup of tea with cows milk the rest of the time it was soya which did not agree with me at all. lunch time next to the pool was a snack bar which did croqettes or chips chicken nuggets burgers and cobs salads smiley faces and some days kebab meat or you could go across to mthe main restaurant where there was a range of meat pasta somedays mash somedays chips or wedges veg fresh bread pizza slices salads and always a selection of cakes which i found a bit hit and miss somedays lovely some days not so nice. tea time similar to lunch but the outside bbq was on the go where you could get jacket potatoes evreyday fried peppers grilled chicken or turkey ( expect this everyday) twice out ofthe 2 weeks we were there they did fish and sea food bbq which my husband and son loved. pudding again a selection of cakes and 4 times out of the 2 weeks icecream and cornets. plenty of fruit dotted about to help yourself, drinks coke fanta sprite a selection of juices at breakfast. larger is efes quite nice differen tcocktails up in reception every night. same cocktail at bar near ampitheatre or vodka very strong take your time lol. some of the pool is in the shade in the afternoon but we did nt mind this as had a baby with us. plenty of activities we did the aqua in the morning and enjoyed watching the water polo in the afternoon. please watch your kids on the slides they can be quite dangerous although nothing happened to our party did happen to some others also a bit hit and miss as to when theres a life guard there watching. TOWELS didnt want to be one of those people that reserves a bed started off going down about 7.45 but the germans get earlier and earlier so ended up going down about 6.30 and sitting with the towels until 8am. beware the life guard and management do remove them berfore 8 if you leave them unattended!!! 2 minute walk to the beach was a bit cramped all the beds shoved right up to one another but ther was a snack and drink bar toilets and shower. was not keen on the beach but have never sat in such a warm sea it was like getting into a tepid bath. did not have anything done in the spa however there was also a hairdresser/ barbers my daughter had her hair braided at a reasonable price and my son and husband had a cut throat shave they also did there ears nose and eyebrows for 10 lira. our depatrture was not until 8 at night we had to be out of the room by 12 but we kept our bands on so we could still eat all day. and we could have a shower and get changed in the spa at no extra charge. all in all a very nice holiday i would give it 8/10 a few tweaks here and there especially with some of the staff and it would be 10/10. ps if you have some professional photos done they are worth it but make sure you haggle haggle haggle because they start off with silly prices, above all enjoy your holiday xxxx
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