we stayed here for a week in june 2013, i was traveling with my mother in law and my two children age 8 and 6.
first thing that you notice is how really clean everything is. from the entrance to your room, dining area, pool area... everything. the service is very good, but they don't speak a lot of english, except for the staff that has to interact with the guests directly.
the food was almost excellent, i only felt that even though we are in turkey they didn't really had to use so many spices cause on many occasions my kids couldn't eat the food since it was too spicy or sometimes even hot. but who doesn't mind that, there is a lot of varieties to choose from. and it is like that for every meal. also lots of fresh fruit, and deserts, at all times.
the towels were changed daily, bathroom and also pool ones.
pool area was also really nice, they have separate pool area for the kids if you want to go there, where the pool is not as deep, and has louder music on, and some slides which were on at certain times, also pool games and entertainment, and my kids really loved it there. pool water was at excellent temperature. the only thing that i do mind is the sunbeds and some german people. they used to leave their towels on sunbeds from the afternoon so even if you want to go down in the morning to get the place that you like those ones were already taken from the previous day, and like that for 7 days. the thing was that that was the only location around the pool that had the sunshine all day long, and is just next to the pool bar, so i ques that it was convenient for them, but why is management allowing it, i don't understand...
not too many kids, when we were there but we didn't mind, since it was not too busy and there were some young people also, and during the day when the older ones hide in the shade or go to their rooms we were jumping in the pool and having fun.
the beach area is something that i didn't like at all, quite small and like up the small hill from the sea... there is a restaurant, but we didn't spend much time there since the water was soooo cold at the beginning of june, and i only later found out that the sea in that area is always colder...
alanya centre is a buss ride away, which is ok, but if you want to walk around the hotel in the evening there isn't really a lot to see or do, but since we stayed only for 7 days and went to alanya for a few times, it was ok. the hotel has it's own bus to alanya centre which is free of charge but can be crowded and goes i think once an hour, but local buses can be used also, for a small fee and are ok.
all in all, did i like it? yes, beautiful, clean, big, great service... would i go again? no, because i think that it is way too expensive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a few steps from the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, Hotel Grand Kaptan offers rooms with free internet and a balcony. Facilities include an outdoor pool with 3 water slides. The air-conditioned rooms at Grand Kaptan are decorated with wooden furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, and carpeted floors. All rooms have satellite TV, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Grand Kaptan Hotel's buffet restaurant offers a wide range of authentic Turkish dishes and international cuisine. The hotel also offers 2 à la carte restaurants, serving fresh seafood and Italian cuisine. Hotel Grand Kaptan's entertainment team organises many activities during the day, including water games and aerobics. In the evening, guests can enjoy live shows and bingo. The spa centre of Grand Kaptan offers a fitness centre, a sauna, and a traditional Turkish bath. Guests can also relax on a sun lounger at the private beach area. The hotel offers a free shuttle service to Alanya's city centre 6 times a day. Alanya Castle is 8 km from Hotel Grand Kaptan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Kaptan Alanya
- Hotel Grand Kaptan