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Club Med Palmiye
Ranked #5 of 284 Hotels in Kemer
Certificate of Excellence
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Very Comfortable, Many activities during the day...”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We have stayed in that region before. But the difference is, Palmiye has its own private beach. Resort has been settled on a very big area. Also the area is flat. Very nice garden and ambiance.
Chef de Village Raphael, he is very nice and kind.
I love water sports and Club Med Palmiye has many activities. You can enjoy windsurf, catamaran, water-ski, or kayaking. There are really many things to do during the day. All activites are organised very professionally.
Food quality is very good. All the staff are very kind and helpful. Our room was very comfortable. It was one of the renovated rooms in the middle part of the village and was close to the restaurant and the beach. We had a wonderful week in Palmiye and probably we will prefer this place again in the future.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Club Med does it again! This property is better than advertised. First the setting is amazing, set up against the backdrop of the mountains on its own private beach it has two components to the Resort. There is the original village with the 2 and 3 story bungalows (where we stayed). Private, well laid out among the trees and updated they were great. We had ground floor units and a bit of noise when the kids upstairs were running around but very quiet and updated. Lots of space in the Bathroom with a large shower and double the amount of normal counter space. large walk-in closet had more than enough room. We were close to all the village had to offer. The second part of resort is newer hotel style building. Each part had its restaurants and pools so its really a personal decision on which to stay in.

After a blip at airport and arrival at resort, things got straightened out by Cristina and her amazing staff in guest relations. if you ever have an issue see her. so positive and her and her team caring for my family throughout trip, even departure, was superb! she is a true gem. She turned a tough start to a great trip!

The Leisure Manager, Pierre Jean was the Chief of Village for our 8 days (real chief back in France at meetings) and was awesome. Met us many times throughout the week on his rounds, always a smile, always time to chat and after unfortunate start to trip went out of his way to make us feel awesome. We can't wait until he is chief of his own village as we would go to see him. Could see staff like and appreciated and respected him. Thank you PJ!

We love sports, especially tennis and this team rocked! let by the smiling confidant and funny Fredrique the provided us some great tennis lessons, and tournaments throughout the week. Thanks to Alex, Zico, Jean Pierre, Cassandra and Alice are awesome team. Fred does a great job of leading them and letting them interact with the guests. Whether at Tennis, at lunch or dinner or around the village they were like our best friends!

The sailing team did a great job in spite of some does no wind and some does too much. Felt that safety was always forefront on their minds.

Food. wow. what can i say. the Cher and his team did amazing things with all meals. The white night buffet around the pool was unbelievable. The dinning room staff made it a point to know our names and after finding out my wife was Gluten free, always arranged Gluten free bread as soon as she walked into village restaurant in the am.

If you go you have to use the spa or Hamam as they call it in Turkey. Choose the Village one as its the original and takes you back in time to the old Turkish baths (also a secret - they have their own pool and if you go thru the front and then ask them for pool, its a private spot that no more than a handful knew about. Peace and quiet and private pool!!! check it out). The treatments were great. Not the same as USA or Canada so have an open mind! worth it!

All in all a great trip. Take crocs to wear on your feet to get from wooden path to ocean, stones are OK on feet but hot. it was very hot when we there a few times it was sprint or burn feet.

Thank you to Pierre Jean, Cristina, Fred and Sebastian and so many others for another trip. We can't wait for our next club med!!

Room Tip: I like the village rooms. Try the ones in the 500's as they close to path to and from everything...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Palmiye is a huge club with masses of beach and garden space for loungers etc so even when busy at school holiday times there are plenty of spaces after a leisurely breakfast, although some people still seem to get up at the crack of dawn to place towels around the main activity pool. ( there are six pools in four areas, one just for adults and one with slides etc for kids) Activities are second to none with all equipment and lessons if needed included. there are two buffet restaurants which do get a bit hectic but the food is superb with masses of choice and there is an adults only waiter service restaurant in the evening for a more peaceful meal. One big problem for us was the standard of high chairs in the hotel restaurant there were very few, safety straps were broken or absent and the seats were ripped and dirty, very disappointing for a club designed for babies. Our other problem was our transfer for return to the UK, we were left at the wrong terminal with all our luggage and twin babies, the terminal we should have been at was 4km away. It was a very stressful end to our holiday and when we arrived home we phoned the club to ensure this did not happen to anyone else. However they continued to send guests to the wrong terminal even after we had phoned and emailed the problem. We have since sent more emails and written to Club Med but they have completely ignored our correspondence, it seems if there is a problem especially once you have left they have no interest in you at all, just makes you wonder if there would be any help from them if a problem was encountered during the holiday too.

Room Tip: Hotel rooms are more spacious and have balconies,interconnecting great for our twin babies 'Bung...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Club Med Palmiye is a perfect place for a family holiday. Especially, the shows for children were excellent. Couscous Team, petit club and mini club were really wonderful. They were very organized and secure. Special thanks to Chef de Village Raphael and Chief of Kids Club, Otman and their teams. Families with kids must definitely go to Club Med Palmiye. We will again visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This club med has the concept of family. The rooms, restaurants, kid clubs are all for the comfort of families. The garden and the environment is maintained very well. If you like tennis or water ski or acrobat or ....... activities you will satisfy the service the club offers. Meals are also very good. If you have visited the club med freestyle one 70 percent of the concept is the same. Dress codes, foam parties, food, other activities...
The negatives...The beach is stony. Sea has waves. The villa rooms are noisy. If you have a little kid or baby it will be difficult for him to fall asleep in the room. So prefer hotel rooms if you want a good sleep. Also if the guest profile is important for you %40-50 percent was Russian, %20 German, %20 Turk, the rest are French, Irish....

Room Tip: If you have little kid prefer Hotel rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Southport, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

hi we were put here instead of belek and our experience was as follows
upon arrival we were led to a bungalow room 116e to be precise the room was very small and the childs bed was a sofa bed which sagged in the middle and as such most uncomfortable
the room was only 24m2 very small compared to beleks 50m2 when we accepted the bungalow we were told it would be a similar size it isn't we complained and were told the hotel would do nothing except email head office and they would ring us forthwith the head office did not ring
and would not return our emails or action the managers request to ring us we were eventually told upon our return we had been credited with 60 gbp and that was all they were going to do so if you have excepted a swap beware
on to the holiday the kids club very french only a few english speaking staff and they were not very attentive you have to book your child in for half a day or all day no in-between
food very good all well cooked and plenty of choice poolside plenty of lifeguards and pools were heated shows okish they push sales from boutique at every opportunity and pressure you to buy a kids tee shirt at 45 euros for a group photo
go staff hardworking and polite but limited english in short won't be staying again
when on holiday want to relax and not be pressurised and also expect better customer service than i received if french may have been a different story

Room Tip: do not request a bungalow
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Bromley
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

I have just got back from this resort it was amazing we went with 19 of us ranging from my nan of 82 and nephew of 5 months. We all had a brilliant holiday I couldn't recommend enough. The resort is beautiful, lovely pools, scenery, hotel.
There is so much to for everyone we tried trapezing, water sports, mountain walks, aerobics classes and much much more!
The staff are just brilliant and couldn't make you feel more welcome they are all just so nice and work so hard to make your stay perfect! There is entertainment and fun all day and night! The shows of an evening are so professional the staff must work so hard, the costumes and coreography as well as the stage set are just brilliant! The shows also have brilliant displays from the circus team which are just breathtaking! Not what you'd expect from a holiday resort you'd think you were at a paying show! After the show there is a chance for everyone to join in with dance routines with all the staff getting involved making it a really fun night every night! The entertainment team and management are brilliant!
The circus school and trapeze are also a brilliant aspect of the resort I've never had this before at any holiday or even seen one it's so great to watch and brilliant to have the chance to try it out!! The circus team are all so lovely! They are so great at what they do and also so friendly and great with the adults and children who come along to try!
The mini club is also great the staff are just brilliant with the kids, there is such a range if activities and the mini club area is brilliant! The kids absolutely loved it! They also put on a show which out children loved to be part of and we all loved watching! It made the holiday so special! We wee amazed how much thy taught the children and the costumes, routines etc in such a shirt space of time!

Just want to thank all the staff at club med for such a great holiday I will be recommending this resort to all my friends and I know my family I went with have said the same a brilliant holiday for adults and children!
I would defiantly come back here and in future will 100% be using club med - couldn't recommend enough!
Carly

  • Stayed June 2014
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Property: Club Med Palmiye
Address: Tekerlektepe Mevki Kemer Merkez, Kemer 07980, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kemer
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kemer
#2 Family Hotel in Kemer
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kemer
#4 Spa Hotel in Kemer
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kemer
#14 Business Hotel in Kemer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Palmiye 4*
Number of rooms: 724
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Turkey, Palmiye nestles alongside an extensive beach between the wild peaks of the Taurus range and a warm sea of sparkling blue. Bungalows shelter beneath a pine grove and the hotel looks out onto the Mediterranean : two complementary atmospheres for this great family Club Med Village, home to a vast array of sports on land and sea, with something for all ages. A dreamlike place to unwind and put yourself in the expert hands of our Club Med Spa staff. ... more   less 
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