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Puding Marina Residence
Ranked #44 of 234 Hotels in Antalya
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We booked last minute for a long weekend in August to Puding Marina and were not disappointed. This is a great place for couples or adult singles looking for a relaxing city trip with pool!!

Location: In the heart of Kaleiçi (Old City) and a minute walk away from the harbour. We never left the old town in the 4 days we were there. Everything is reachable by foot including tons of restaurants, rocking bars, rocky Mermerli beach and small shops.

Property: Nicely kept gardens in courtyard; clean pool; functioning gym, air conditioning working hard

Staff: Incredibly hard-working(!!) and friendly. A few speak decent English, many speak basic English and a few speak German.

Cleanliness: Gardens and property well manicured. Rooms very clean with no dirt or dust to be seen. Sheets and towels were crisp and changed daily; however, they had seen some wear and stains.

Food: Breakfast is really nice with Turkish traditions like olives and cheese, pide, yoghurt and honey and fresh bread. They make eggs to order. Freshly squeezed orange juice is lovely. Pool bar food looks delicious but I couldn't bring myself to eat a burger and fries in a bikini. We ate dinner at the Patio Restaurant and it was unexpectedly tasty, bountiful and beautifully plated. Patio is very nice for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Room Tip: We had a standard room (Room 125) that was a corner room on the 2nd floor of the main house with a v...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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PudingHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Puding Marina Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2014

Dear guests,
First of all we would like to thank you for taking effort and time to write such a friendly comment at Trip Advisor. Nice to hear that you enjoyed staying in Puding Marina Residence but also enjoyed the surrounding of the Kaleici, old town. It is a beautiful destination. Your comment is a compliment for the whole team and we are thanking you all for sharing your thoughts. We hope to see you again in the future in one of our Puding Hotels.
With warm regards from Antalya, the Puding Hotels team.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Puding Marina Residence in July this year and it was fantastic! We booked for 1 week but regretted booking for longer when it was time to leave :(

Before our stay I contacted the hotel to ask if they could recommend a good taxi service from the airport to the hotel. The hotel manager quickly replied and said that they could pick us up from the airport for 25 euro's one way. We opted for this and were greeted by our lovely driver Errol. He was such a nice man who made us feel very welcome on our journey to the hotel. He even took the time to point out some good places to visit during our stay which came in handy!

The hotel is situated down a narrow cobbled street with room that look over the pool area and harbour if you are lucky enough to experience that. On arrival we upgraded (at a fee) to a harbour view room and were thoroughly glad we did as the views were beautiful!

The hotel is a boutique hotel, with modern rooms and a gorgeous pool area! It is a great hotel for couples.

We opted for bed and breakfast so we could eat in the local restaurants nearby and there really are some great restaurants to dine in.

Try the Kale bar and restaurant. when exiting the hotel, turn right then you'll pass a couple of gift shops on your right hand side and the kale bar can be access through an archway. when you walk through to the bar and restaurant area you will be stunned by the view. Make sure you go right to the top of as this has even better views with gorgeous sunsets! The staff are lovely here too.

Try the fish restaurant Armour. It's a little pricey but the standard of food and service is well worth it!

Make sure you visit the paradise bar and restaurant, the staff here are so friendly and the food is good too! They have a balcony that also looks over the harbour.

Also visit the Sereser restaurant, the food,staff and atmosphere is devine!

Take a boat trip on one of the pirate ships! They have 2 or 6 hours trips. Opt for a 6 hour trip as the time goes so quickly due to it being so much fun! You also stop for lunch a few places where you can get out and swim.

Take a trip to the Upper Duden Waterfalls, you won't be disappointed! if you get the opportunity, stop and have a bite to eat in the bar/restaurant right by the flowing waterfalls. To access this bar/restaurant, you'll need to exit the waterfalls, turn right and following the signs to the restaurant. You can either find a taxi to take you for a reasonable fee or grab the bus.

The hotel driver Errol took us back to the airport when it was time to leave and he gave us postcards of the places to see in Antalya old city. He is such a friendly man which made our journey back to the airport very enjoyable. So if you are looking for transfers, use Errol :)

This was a trip we will never forget and will definitely come back to stay in Antalya Old City and will be staying at the Puding Marina Residence!

Room Tip: Upgrade to a harbour view room! It's worth it! :-)
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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PudingHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Puding Marina Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Dear guests,
We were very happy to read your very friendly and positive comment about Puding Marina Residence and all your nice advices in and around the old town Kaleici! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. Kaleici is a very precious destination and our location in this old town gives all guests to opportunity to explore all. It is a compliment for all of us to hear such nice comments. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you for another visit in one of our Puding hotels in the future.
With warm Antalya regards from the Puding hotels team.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Judging from the other reviews, I must be staying at another place that is masquerading as the Pudong Marina Residence (although all the Tripadvisor awards that are placed in every corner suggest otherwise). Unlike other commentators, I found the staff to be indifferent to almost openly hostile to even the smallest request. An example-No towels available at the pool. I was told that there might one in the lounge area. No further help. I contrast this with other similarly ranked hotels in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey, where the staff is usually almost Thai-like in their attentiveness. To add injury to insult on a blazingly hot summer evening in Antalya with temperatures reaching 33C, the pool closes at 8pm sunset and all are ordered out.

Beware of Room 701 and 702. You enter from through an unmarked service entrance outside of the hotel and are confronted with two rooms, one underneath a stairwell. One wall of the rooms form a wall along a well traveled alleyway with scooters and taxis. Perhaps if you wear maintenance overalls you will feel more at home.

As a frequent traveler who has some experience with room choices, God forbid if you ask if there might be an alternative and are informed none exist. Sadly for Pudong Marina Residence, their website revealed the truth about alternative rooms being available that evening. Deceit is both easier and more difficult in this era of the internet.

I suspect this place is coasting on its laurels, as I learned in retrospect from one of the travel guides.

Room Tip: Beware room 701 and 702!
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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PudingHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Puding Marina Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Dear Sir,

We do understand that having a problem less and comfortable stay is very important during your holiday. We do want to thank you for the time you took to share your experience with Trip Advisor. For us all comments are important. Your comment learns us that we have not been able to serve you according to your wishes and expectations, which has not been our intention at all. You have chosen our hotel according all positive comments you read about us. Therefor we do apologize for your experiences. As we are standing for our company slogan: "Beyond expectations", we truly do hope that you will give us another chance in the future to make your holiday as best as you wish!
With warm and kind regards from Antalya, the Puding Hotels team

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a cool and relaxing boutique hotel created from several renovated Ottoman houses in Antalya old town. Unlike other similar properties, the pool area is large enough for everyone to find a space on the double bed style sun loungers with their massive orange cushions. The renovations are done to a high standard and rooms are very comfortable, all air conditioned and the wifi is fine. Excellent cocktails by the pool and attentive service. The hotel restaurant was really worth trying and the food was way beyond expectations. Give the private beach a miss as it is cramped and rocky but take the bus instead to Lara beach! Or just stay at the hotel and relax ... Not good for single travellers as it is mostly couples. Bliss not to have screaming children around.

Room Tip: Rooms by the pool are dark and smaller. The room we had on 2nd floor was light and spacious
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1  Thank Louise C
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PudingHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Puding Marina Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear guests,
Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a friendly and positive comment about Puding Marina Residence! We are trying to do our upmost to achieve the "beyond expectations " feeling with all guests!
Your positive experience is a compliment for all of us.
We hope we may welcome you again for another visit in one of our hotels.
With warm regards from the Puding Hotels team.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Staying here is a great pleasure. The place is charming and well appointed. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The rooms we had were cool, with efficient air conditioning, clean and comfortable. The restaurant is good, the chef is very competent and the serving staff make you feel welcome.

I would recommend choosing this hotel as it is conveniently close to a tiny beach, has a great pool with sun loungers, and it is a great base for exploring the old town.

Room Tip: Each room is different, so it is difficult to say, as the rooms are spread across the several houses...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Andy C
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PudingHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Puding Marina Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear guest,
With pleasure we have read your positive reaction and we would like to thank you for taking time to write such a nice comment about your stay in Puding Marina Resort. We do hope that we may welcome you for another visit in one of our hotels in the future!
With warm regards from the Puding Hotels team

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you enjoy resting in decent hotel in good location, this is it. In our room outside noise was loud until midnight and slowed down in midnight. We had excellent view from balcony, view was over the the old town walls to the ocean. Best idea was to order food from restaurant and eat in the balcony and watch when sun went down. First they said that they have no room service, but when i talked to restaurant manager, they did manage to full fill our wish. If you are looking for decent hotel in Antalya, i can recommend this one, but it is not four stars.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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PudingHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Puding Marina Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear guests,

We would like to thank you very much for sharing your positive experiences in our hotel!
To hear that you enjoyed your stay is a compliment for all of us. Thank you for being grateful for the extra services we give you during your stay, it was a pleasure for us.
We do hope that we may welcome you for another visit in our hotel in the future!
With warm regards from the Puding Hotels team.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Convenient location in old town where you can just sit back and relax. The hotel is located near the marina which offers amazing views from the coast. The pool and inner courtyard was gorgeous. Amazing staff and food, especially the pizza, made the stay even better.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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PudingHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Puding Marina Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for the time you took to write such a nice comment about our hotel. It has been a pleasure for us to welcome you in Puding Marina Residence and we do wish to host you again in the future! Thank you very much, the Puding Hotels team

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Address: Mermerli Street. No 15 Old Town, Antalya 07100, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Antalya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 234 Hotels in Antalya
Price Range: £24 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Puding Marina Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chic and central, Puding Marina Residences is situated in the heart of Antalya old town. Featuring 5 historical mansions categorised as Special Class – Boutique Hotel, the Puding Marina boasts a meeting room, an outdoor pool, a gym, sauna & spa, a Turkish bath, a restaurant and a pool bar.Hotel’s location offers a unique panorama of mountains and the Mediterranean laying under the 30 meter high cliffs. The legendary atmosphere thus leads you to a dream-like holiday experience. Famous Mermerli Beach,very closed to Hotel(not belong to Hotel) and the old harbour is just a minute walk to the hotel. ... more   less 
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