We chose this hotel based on other reviews. We wanted a quiet ***** resort with good food, and also comfortable rooms and WiFi.
Unfortunately there were MANY children, most under the age of 10, and they did make themselves known all around the resort.
The room was comfortable, somewhat spacious and clean. Great view of the compound and the sea.
The food was really excellent: all buffets, but also the a la carte restaurants. These are also free, but reserving is a bit of a hassle: from 09.00 until 13.00 at Customer Relations, but the line already starts at 08.30 and it takes half an hour sometimes. Also, you can only reserve for the same day or the next. We arrived on a Sunday night, so missed out on 2 nights in those restaurants.
Wines are pretty limited: "Majestic" sparkling, white, red and rosé, but most of very decent quality (only the white is 'mwah').
Great pools, but totally objectionable is that many people do the "towel reservation" thing, and then just leave. The hotel should NOT allow this, it is completely ridiculous!! Go to the Residence pool if you want quiet.
BTW: the pools are / were not heated, so the water was too cold to enjoy.
Another negative point was that the airconditioning is centrally managed, and it was too early in the season, so it was not yet switched on, even though the weather was warm. However, this seems to be the case with most of the hotels.
Three more plus points: a 24-hour cocktail bar (and with Ultra All In domestic alcoholic drinks are also free - albeit they don't really add much alcohol to the drinks), the patisserie which has excellent pies, cakes and other sweet things, and a well equipped gym.
This hotel is the first on the strip of Lara, so closest to Antalya, but it still take 45 minutes to get into town. There is a hotel shuttle, but it only goes once a day. A taxi is EUR 20 one way, but the bus (LC07) is frequent and costs only 2 Lira (EUR 0.65). It is clean and comfortable, but also busy, so prepare for a 45 minute standing room only experience.
This resort does not work with colour bracelets to identify their guests. Tip: some others do not either, for instance Titanic, so you can just walk in there and enjoy coffee, a cocktail or even a buffet ;-)
All in all a positive experience and a resort we can recommend.
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- Also Known As:
- Barut Lara Hotel Antalya
- Barut Lara Resort Spa And Suites
- Hotel Barut Lara
- Lara Resort Spa
- Barut Lara Turkey