My husband really didn't fancy Turkey as a holiday destination but gradually my son and I wore him down and he agreed to go. When we landed in Turkey during a really bad thunder and lightening storm I feared the worst. We arrived at the hotel in the early hours of the morning only to find that the wrong room type had been allocated. Thankfully he was too tired to say much and we decided to get some sleep and sort it out in the morning.
The sun came out and how things changed. The receptionists in the hotel were so apologetic about the mistake. A bell boy was despatched to help us move our luggage to another room. When we returned to the room later that afternoon we had been left a complimentary bottle of wine and the maids had arranged towels on the beds in the shape of swans and hearts and strewn them with flower petals. The drapes had been tied up into elaborate fan shape. It was a truly breattaking sight. That really sums up the Turkish people that we met, they can't do enough for you.
The food and the facilities in the hotel are excellent and the separate restuarants make it seem like you've gone out to eat rather than staying in the same place all the time. It is also an added bonus that you can use both the restuarants and facilites of the sister hotel, The Kremlin Palace, as this adds to the variety. The grounds of the two hotels run into each other thus making it an easy and pleasant stroll between the two.
I could go on and on about the merits of the Topkai Palace Hotel but I know that I couldn't do it justice. I'm not a person that would usually write a holiday review but after reading some of the less enthusiastic reviews that had been posted before we left I found myself wondering all week why some people are so hard to please! It was clean, the grounds were beautiful, the people were so helpful, hardworking and friendly that it wouldn't harm some English people to take a leaf out of their book, my teenage son was entertained in fact it did everything thet it said on the tin....or should that be brouchure!
My husband is now a true convert to Turkey and is already looking at the prices to re-visit next year. Result! WOW!!!!
- 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