We stayed here from April 27th for 2 weeks this was our second time at the barut this time my mother in law and sister in law accompanied us and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves so much so we were hopping for a ash cloud delay, i am usually ready for home by the end of the two weeks but can honestly say i could so easily have stayed here for longer and on return to England have really missed not being there my brother and sister in-law are there at present and I'm so envious,this hotel is that good it has that effect on you. We have just booked to go back in October our 3rd time in a year and can not wait to return, the only problem is it is getting expensive the tour operators reduce the price of other hotels in this area but seem to increase this ones prices, when you are out and about in Lara all the other hotels look very nice and probably are but you are spoilt so much here you just have to return again and again even the locals rate it the best in Lara, because of the price to go in October £1250 each we checked out their other hotel the Hemera in Side but the rooms did not look as nice or as large and a few other minor things made our minds up for us. You may think I'm biased and i probably am but my wife and myself have been holidaying for over 20 years now Turkey being our favorite destination ( 15 or more times now ) and now as we are getting older and prefer to be pampered we tend to go all inclusive and this is by far the best we have ever been to by a long way.When we went for the first time last November it was our 34th Wedding anniversary and we got upgraded from a standard room to a junior suite we got champagne on the day of our anniversary and a card, this year it was my birthday and i got the same treats on the day its these little touches you come to appreciate I will try and give as honest an account as i can of different aspects of this truly fabulous hotel.
Check in / Reception. is trouble free even late at night, the staff at check in speak good English and you are dealt with quickly the lobby just like the rest of the hotel is spotlessly clean. If you need help during your stay they are very helpful and as they all have name tags ( all staff in hotel do ) you know who you are talking to by the side of the check in desk is the computer room with i think either 5 or 6 computers and all are free to use, one word of warning though the key board is not configured the same as a qwerty key board and take some getting used to. Guest relations are next to the reception desk and they are very pleasant.
Rooms..... We had room 1418 and i will be E-Mailing the hotel to request the same on our return it is a very good size and gets the sun on it in the afternoon our room had a 32 inch LCD TV well stocked (free) fridge you have a choice of about 8 different pillows to choose from and the beds are very comfortable there is also a socket for you to plug your laptop into if you take one on holiday, Maids are efficient and pleasant.
Food / Drink..... Is excellent such a wide variety and selection from fresh salmon to all types of meats and all the usual fare, i used to get myself a soup bowl and make my own prawn cocktail the sweet and sour was excellent as was the kebabs, for breakfast you could have free champagne and orange i think it's called a bucks fizz i used to just stick to the free fresh orange there was porridge and all kinds of salads, honey, vegetarian food, the cakes and strawberries and cream are to die for the waiters are very efficient. there is a patisserie with about 6 types of ice cream, gateaux, cheesecakes the list goes on, you can have coffee late or cappuccino,be warned you will put on weight. there are a number of a la carte restaurants all free, you have to book the day before but is not a problem and all are very good. The drinks are very good all kinds of international drinks, efes, efes light, and efes dark, champagne proper brands of coke etc.
Lounge Bar.... the lounge has had a welcome face lift since last year and is better for it the service is excellent , waiter service and very efficient too and they are all very polite its amusing to watch the female staff rearranging the cushions to great detail so as it looks tidy at all times as it gets warmer the entertainment moves outside as do the waiters/waitresses.
Pool Animation..... The main pool is huge there is also a pool by the residence/ suits, a pool with slides and a children's pool with canopy to shade them from the sun, we had no problem getting a sun bed. the sea/ beach has a blue flag award. Now the best part, the animation team. They are excellent every one of them from the two nutters Bonus and Lado to Bakit and Arzu , Blondie the chief animator to fade who looked after the teenagers, there are too many to mention but all are excellent and we can't wait to see them again in October, they put on some excellent shows and practice until the early hours to get it right.
There are so many more excellent points about this hotel to list all i can really say is go you will not be disappointed
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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