My wife and our two friends visited the Miracle Resort this October for a 10 day stay. The holiday started well with good arrival times and extremely fast transfer time (20 minutes), this meant we were able to spend most of the afternoon of our travel day at the resort.
First impressions were superb, the Hotel is modern and right on the beach. The lobby is stylish and expansive with bars, restaurants and shops situated around it. Access to the rooms again is speedy with two turbo lifts at each side of the hotel leading off to the rooms.
The rooms are extremely spacious, modern and well equipped. We had a huge double bed, flat screen TV, additional furniture, plenty of wardrobe and clothing storage space. There is a modern bathroom that comes stocked with a daily allowance of shower gels and shampoo's etc. There is a free' closet' safe and a small fridge that is stocked daily for FREE with water, beer, soft drinks, crisps and chocolate! For those that like to watch a little TV, there are a couple of English speaking channels, with one showing the likes of 'Bones' and 'CSI' types shows throughout the day and night.
There are a number of restaurants at the hotel. The main restaurant is buffet style and has an expanse of different foods to suit most tastes. For those that like a english breakfast, please remember that Turkey is a predominantly Muslim country and therefore wont supply bacon or any type of pork.This restaurant also has a childrens buffet area (which was a nice touch) There are lots of other options however and the food is very good. There are other restaurants with waiter service that you can visit such as the Turkish, Italian, Mexican and Fish venues. Please be aware that there is a small surcharge of 5 euro each for some of these but it is well worth it. We particularly enjoyed the Italian restaurant. For lunch you can grab a kebab or burger and chips etc from the pool bar or smaller restaurants around the hotel grounds. There is also a Turkish Pide venue where the ladies cook the different types of Pide in front of you to order (Free).
There are a number of bars including a beach bar, pool bar, lobby bar (with a great outside balcony overlooking the hotel grounds and mountains) and 9th Floor Bridge Bar (These drinks are not included in the all inclusive free menu but offer more choice).
There is a large pool area with additional children's area and we never had a problem finding sunbeds at any time of the day. The childrens pool leads to water slides etc (again nice touch).
The beach again has lots of sunbeds and the water is very shallow and pleasant and much warmer than the actual pool.If you get there early enough you can sunbathe on the hotel pier that comes provided with leather beans bags etc. We also walked along the beach and took a look at the other magnificent hotels at Lara Beach such as the Concorde Hotel and Titanic Hotel (well worth doing). You can also access many beach based activities from here (jet ski etc)
Other facilities at the Miracle include free wife from the Lobby and optional paid for wifi from the hotel and pool area's. There is a well set up gymnasium with lots of different types of cardio machines a multi gym and several options of free weights. There is also a very good spa (if you want Turkish massages and treatments) and a hairdressers (I would recommend a Turkish shave to any men, as its an experience). Outside there are several tennis courts, football pitches and basketball courts. These are free to use but you have to hire the equipment from the Reception (10 euro's for 2 tennis rackets and a dozen balls). Also there is an amusement arcade, fish massage center (charge), small childrens rides and other things to keep everyone occupied.
Entertainment comes in the form of the Animation Team and external performers. Some of the Animation Team shows are good (Turkish revue, African experience) whilst others are quite poor but this is often common in my experience in other venues, they work very hard however! There is a nightly outside disco that is often very good and has singers, performers and Karaoke.
If you fancy a trip out, I would recommend going in to Antalya. There are two obvious ways of doing this, either by bus, however whilst its cheap (4 euro each return ) I don't think you would potentially get to the main bazaars and marina area and it takes about 90 minutes to get there, therefore we took a cab (directly from outside the main gates, opposite the tennis courts) and paid 40 euro return between the four of us (we haggled them down). This allowed us to be dropped off and picked up from the main tourist area (30 minute journey). The main area starts at the clock tower down through the winding bazaar to a lovely marina area, full of bars and restaurants. In the bazaar you can purchase replica watches, jewelry and clothing at a fraction of the price that you would pay in the UK (Turkey apparently does not have copyright laws and they like you to haggle). We stopped for lunch here and had a great afternoon.
If you like football etc, there are several bars on Lara Beach strip (10 min walk from the hotel) that show the Premier League etc.
Alternatively there are lots of excursions available from the hotel. The best one we found was the 'Sea to Shore' trip. This included a fabulous cable car ride into the mountains, a traditional Turkish lunch in a great venue built over a waterfall and finally a guided tour of the Ancient City ruins of Phaselis, which was an ancient Greek and Roman city on the coast of Lycia. Its ruins are located north of the modern town Tekirova in the Kemer district of Antalya Province in Turkey. The entire trip was brilliant!
The weather went from 26 degrees to 37 degrees across 9 of the 10 days we were there, the 10th day however was stormy but in October we were very happy with what we got.
I have described the Pro's but there are one or two cons such as the hotel has a large German and Eastern block contingent therefore the hotel probably caters more for their taste than for the Brits, however this did not detract from our experience at all. The staff are not as friendly on the whole as in other countries I have visited but they are professional and polite. The air con is centralised so you may not be a cool as with room managed air conditioning.
In summary, we paid £700 per person and for that we received an outstanding service with access to a fantastic resort (5 star all inclusive). The country, weather and people in general were fantastic and I cannot remember receiving so much and paying so little whilst in the Caribbean, Europe or North America and as such fully recommend this resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Live the Miracle... With the magnificent colours of the Mediterranean, web ring together people from all over the world to experience the joy and relaxation together. Continue your day in the blue waters of the sea and peaceful green nature in the Miracle Wonderland. Miracle Resort Hotel's matchless comfort and quality lobby greets you... In all room types you will find the comfort, you looking for. 70% Of our modern decorated rooms are with the sea view. There are A la carte world cuisine restaurants, each with a special taste of their own and classy bars, which give the opportunity for enjoyable conversations. The most pleasurable moments are lived at Miracle Resort Hotel. With It's "Ultra All inclusive system" and extraordinary service quality, Miracle Resort Hotel is with you every moment. We are here as "Miracle Resort Hotel" to let experience every excitement and color. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miracle Hotel Kundu
- Miracle Hotel Antalya
- Hotel Miracle Resort Antalya
- Antalya Miracle Hotel
- Miracle Resort Antalya