As affordable, all inclusive holiday resort hotels go, this is as good as it gets. I still here in the middle of a 14 day package with my family of 4 (2 adults 2 kids 14 and 10)
The hotel complex is tastefully designed based on the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and it is a very good quality hotel. when joined with the equally impressive Kremlin palace next door (sister hotel which you can use) it probably houses between 4-5000 guests!! That size has a distinct up side. The hotels both have many Russian guests who have managed to take rudeness when on holiday to a level that most westerners could not hope to match. If you have been on holiday with these people you will know what I mean. In the Topkapi Palace however the problem is greatly reduced by the sheer size of the place and importantly, the excellent staff appear to have a brief to not allow queue jumping . Stand your ground, say nothing and smile. (Tipping the waiters and bar staff a couple of Euros from time to time is also a good investment.
The hotel is immaculately clean, well serviced and maintained. I have 2 of the fussiest eaters in my family and even they manage to enjoy 3 meals a day from the inclusive restaurants. Food is good, plentiful and varied. I love the main dining hall!
As with most resorts, the hotel shops are very expensive. A 50p ride on a local minibus (Dulmus) will take you to the nearest shops for snacks, sweets, sun cream etc.
I still have a week to go but I'm delighted with the holiday so far! The weather for the last 7 days has been 35 Degrees in the shade every day so bring high factor cream!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- While travelling back in time to the past in the middle of historical textures, are you among those that wonder what it would mean to live inside one of the unique architectural structures? You can be sure that WOW TOPKAPI PALACE, which has been built based on the TOPKAPI PALACE in Istanbul will provide these experiences for you. Be prepared to be treated like the sultans in an 85.000 m2 area within the Kundu Village of Antalya... From the moment you open the doors of TOPKAPI PALACE, you will stay at the harem, you will dine at the Palace Kitchens and Hagia Irini, cool off at the Fountain of Ahmet the Third at Sultan Ahmet Square, sip your wine at the Judicial Tower, and taste starch pudding with rose water at the Mecidiye Mansion! Our resort is 20 km from Antalya Airport and 17 km from the center of Lara - Antalya Free Services Welcome cocktail, food & local and standard imported drinks, mini bar, safety deposit box (in rooms), fitness center, Turkish Bath, sauna, squash, pugy club (mini club), internet cafe, daytime sporting activities & night time shows, 30 minute group tennis lessons, tennis rackets, catamaran, windurfing and sailing (all require certificates), canoing, first trial dive at the swimming pool, towels, sombreros and chaise longues, hammocks and cushions, wireless internet access from the lobby and the rooms. Services Subject to a Fee: Room service (24 hours), special wine menus at the A la carte restaurants, premium alcoholic drinks, energy drinks, La Nazır Restaurant(cover fee), Mangal Park Restaurant(cover fee), La Gondola Restaurant(cover fee), doctor, nurse, massage, beauty center, hairdresser, tennis school, tennis courts lighting, mini football and basketball pitches lighting, sailing school, diving school, laundrette & dry cleaning (ironing),high speed wireless internet access from the lobby and the rooms. babysitter, telephone & fax, motorised water sports, the pavillions (specially equipped private relaxation areas on the beach), bowling. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Topkapi Palace
- Wonder World
- Topkapi Palace Antalya