This was our 4th visit to this excellent hotel and it was generally still excellent, i will not go on about all its good qualities they speak for themselves. All the positive reviews speak volumes for this hotel, in my last review i gave them an excellent report so i will concentrate on where they need to improve.
Firstly: we have been here 4 times over the last 3 years starting November 2009. This is an ultra-all inclusive hotel which amongst other things means you get some international drinks included, on our first visit you had such drinks as Lambs navy rum, Famous grouse whiskey,Southern comfort,Baileys,and many other well known British brands but unfortunately now they are not there,they still have some branded drinks but are reluctant to offer them, they are hidden away in the cupboards behind the bar, to guarantee you get the drink you want you DO have to go to the bar yourself, some repeat guests may not or like me initially are reluctant to admit this but it is unfortunately true and what you have to take into consideration is that this hotel is one of the most expensive ones to stay in in the Lara area we paid over £2500 for 2 people this time round and so you are paying for the privilege of international drinks they are NOT free and both Thomas Cook and Thompson holidays should pressurize the hotel management or not advertise international drinks in their brochures.
Secondly: although the animation team are excellent and put on some great shows and work tirelessly to entertain you, the shows in the evening are the same as they were 3 years ago and although they are very good ,once you have seen it once then after 3 years it gets repetitive.The choreographer needs to look at new themes and give us something new.
Thirdly: I have mentioned it in their recommendations form about letting MORONS in the dinning hall in the evenings inappropriately dressed but still they let themselves down by not adhering to their own rules they really do have to address this situation.Most of us ladies and gentlemen do not want to see these common morons in the dinning room in vests and shorts COME ON BARUT YOU ARE LETTING YOUR STANDARDS DROP.
We will be coming back to the Lara resort area in November but will be trying one of the other much cheaper ultra all inclusive hotels so as to truly compare the difference and i will be giving an honest review and comparison on returning.To any one thinking of booking or have already booked to come to this excellent hotel do not be put off by my report this is still a top quality hotel and although we are going to try another one in November i will be highly surprised if it matches this excellent hotel and all the excellent staff that work here but because of the cost we feel we do have to try another.
One word about shopping in the Lara and Antalya area,we have been holidaying in Turkey now for some 20 years and have always had great respect for the store owners but unfortunately we do find some now to be very rude. They are overpricing themselves and consequently people are not buying.They are asking stupid prices for fake goods and will not barter with you as they used to do i tried to barter for a very nice Fake Tommy Hillfiger jacket (this was a fleece type jacket) but they would not go below £50 so be ware.
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- Hotel Barut Lara
- Lara Resort Spa
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