We travelled with Thomas Cook (no leg room on plane) who's staff were great. On arrival we had a 3 hour transfer from Antalya Airport, arriving at the hotel about 5pm.
Reception staff very pleasent and attentive, on arrival in the room the electronic key fob wouldnt turn on the electric without baging and juggling, porter sent for maintenance who of course got it to work first time, "end of problem every thing fixed" not so after going for our meal had lots of trouble with it next day ended up with maitenance mans fob for the duration of stay that was one problem sorted.
Toilet seat kept falling off, couldn't get any one to fix it (language barrier). Didn't have a plug for the sink, not used as they thought I would flood hotel, didn't really matter as when you ran the water sink filled and took ages to run away, so could have still flooded the place.
The reseraunt staff not helpful as we couldn't speak Russian or German. I think we were seen as inconsequenstial as we were Brits. Went to the water cooler and got two glasses of water, manager started to shout you don't have all inclusive status you must buy all drinks including water. The food was not very enterprising, Chicken, Chicken and more Chicken, oh sorry forgot the Beefburger as the alternative main course ansome sort of meat in gravy next day which I think was the left over Beefburgers. Salads werevery good but you do want some meat as well. Couldn't get a cup of tea or coffee after dinner not served at all. Breakfast was not much better chips, hard boiled eggs and not very juicy tomatoes and cucumber. Had cornflakes but milk not very nice, bread was good so at least we some toast. Drinks in the resteraunt and hotel in general very expensive small glass of local white wine was 9 Turkish Lira which is about Pds Stg 4, water was about Pds Stg 1.30 for 500 mls.
Got told by one of the owners who I think may belong to the Russian Mafia that it was forbidden to bring in beverages or food "this a hotel you buy from me" the beverage I pointed out was water which is not a beverage in my eyes. Buying it outside you are able to get 1.5 ltrs for abou 50 pence. when we were checking out we went over to the shop and purchased some fruit and water and went back to the hotel to await pickup, wife tapped on shoulder and told no food and drink allowed explained we were leaving, then attitude changed. When in the reseraunt paying for drinks the "tip box" was pulled across bar an placed in front of me as a result no tip was left, don't like being pressured.
On th plus side Alanya quite a nice place, if you want good food would highly recommend "Thomas's Place" the staff and owner extremely helpfull and friendly, food came freshly cooked and very hot you are given home made Turkish bread and dips to start and you finish off with fresh fruit which are both included in the price off the meal.
At the end of the harbour by the passenger terminal we found a cafe and had the most wonderful toasty for lunch on very light bread and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Prices generally are on a par with the UK and in some cases even more expensive.
Getting around by Dolmus very cheap and easy but dont sit on the back seat as no hand rail, we hit a bump at speed and I was trown into the air and landed in a heap banging my back quite badly, driver was not very concerned. The staff in the hotel thought it was very funny
was speaking to another guest who was in the process of suing the manager for a fall he had while carrying his young daughter
My advice steer clear of this hotel, pay extra and get somewhere decent.
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