What a brilliant holiday at the Hotel Baia Lara, Turkey. Great food, great facilities, great staff, hotel cleanliness exceptional. So good we have booked again for 9 of us to go back next April and are also hoping to book for October 2012.
A special mention goes to Cem who made a game of darts such a fun experience for players and non-players alike. A real star entertainer.
Also Erdal the barman - a truly hard working, pleasant young man who tirelessly supplied people with drinks.
Mustafa and Maric - two more members of the excellent entertainment staff, and Devon the transfer Rep - a friendly and amusing young man.
Can't wait for next April - this hotel has truly spoilt us for any other holiday destination - how can other places possibly compete with the Baia Lara?
We travelled on 20 March 2012 and got a really good deal (less than £650 per person for 2 weeks 5* all inclusive with Thomas Cook), however some of the facilities were not yet open (being the very start of the season) but this not spoil things for us as there was enough going on to keep us entertained. The Spa and gym were open, as were the heated indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna etc. The water slides opened on 2 April. The restaurants were all open but the 'White Bar' and bar on the jetty were not, but were being painted as we were there so I expect they opened very soon after we left on 3 April.
I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of the food - there was always a fantastic choice and the hot food was hot and the chilled food was chilled - not like some all inclusive places where everything is just warm. Everyone would find something they liked, even the most faddy of eaters. We ordered wine with our meals and they always kept our glasses topped up - there was no scrimping on anything. Everything was tasty and fresh and the deserts were just scrumptious. Roll on April 2013 !!
The rooms were spacious and the beds huge and very comfortable. There were tea and coffee making facilities in the room which were replenished daily. The mini bar in the room was fantastic - whatever you used was replaced daily. We wanted for nothing. There are also tea/coffee making facilities in reception - everything was top quality - nescafe and coffee mate (none of the cheap brands you sometimes get) and the soft drinks were all branded coca cola, fanta etc.
My son and his family discovered the Baia Lara last summer and had such a good holiday that we booked for ourselves. It is worthy of note that my son is not usually a great fan of holidays but he couldn't speak highly enough of the Baia Lara and said he could not wait to go back (and he is!). Also my husband is usually ready for home after 2 weeks but he said he could have easily stayed another week. It really is that good. The fantastic entertainment team and waiters/ barstaff make a fantastic hotel even better - they are second to none - truly fantastic, friendly and genuine people. Thankyou so much for making our holiday so special. See you next April - get those darts polished Cem!
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- Baia Lara is located on the beautiful shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Lara region. Baia Lara hotel stands out for its minimalism design and privileged high quality service…. After you saw Baia Lara, you will have only one wish on your mind – to stay in Antalya forever and to forget about the existence of rest of the world… ... more less
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