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“Nice but freezing pool” 4 of 5 bubbles
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La Blanche Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in Turgutreis
Certificate of Excellence
Derbyshire
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice but freezing pool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

we moved to this hotel from one we were unhappy with and this is what we thought...

Rooms were nice very spacious and ours looked out over the pool area
the 24 hour bar was lovely as were most of the staff
though you could struggle to get a seat at busy times
the carpets were tired in busy areas
the pool table was very expensive
the pool was extremely cold
the al a cartes were ok but not the best we have experienced in an all inc hotel
toiletries were provided
entertainment was a bit poor and due to bad weather was in a small room at the bottom of the hotel
the food was fairly good on the whole especially once you work out where the cooking stations are as they are not that obvious
Good for the beach and small fish give free manicure
some decent bars nearby
small town with market gives you a chance to haggle but Bodrum Market cheaper
Parts of hotel very smart and contempory
haggled for a boat trip and enjoyed with onsite seller Billy (who is also a good laugh)

All in all would have been a different holiday and much more enjoyable had the pool been a few degrees warmer as it was October the weather was turning cooler and wetter but they didnt heat it up to compensate, there is also an indoor pool but its not the same as getting the sun then having an alfresco dip.

with a few chages and a bit of maintainance it could have been brilliant but scored a good to middle in our opinion.
Wouldnt go back due to pool temp otherwise I would.
there is a kids pool which also was freezing! I tried it expecting that might at least be warmer but no luck came out blue again!!!!!

Room Tip: ask for sea view on higher floor
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank SalandNeil
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LaBlancheHotel, Guest Relaions Department at La Blanche Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Dear SalandNeil,

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. During late season -as you might have experienced as well- weather temperatures can vary from day to night which leads slightly decreased water temperatures early in the morning and late evening hours. Although many of our guests specially find these freshing climate conditions as a “gift", we sadly hear that you didn’t favor it. Overall we are glad to hear that the rest of our services have met your expectations.

Sincerely,
Your La Blanche family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Well I was here on this holiday with my family and friends. I was 15 at the time and it was by far the best holiday I have been on. There is a club in the hotel which is open until three I think then you can continue drinking in lobby. The staff where lovely and the rooms where a great size. Only down fall was it wasnt alot of english speaking guest stay at the hotel however this has been the same in many hotels I have stayed at in Turkey. The restrautes that we book were lovely. Would go back in a minute.

Room Tip: Rooms facing onto the pool are lovely some had a beach view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kirsty P
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LaBlancheHotel, Guest Relations Department at La Blanche Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Dear Kirsty P,

We would like to thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience and sincere feedback about La Blanche Resort & SPA. We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience and a wonderfull overall stay with us. Looking forward to welcome you back in the future.

Sincerely,
Your La Blanche Family
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cheam, surrey
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

I visited this resort with my husband and four daughters. We had a wonderful family holiday and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The food was excellent and all of the facilites met our expectations. We had a great day out on the boat booked at the hotel and all of the crew really worked hard to make sure we had a day to remember. The entertainment crew were also so enthusiastic and really made our holiday special. Thank you.

Room Tip: We overlooked the pool and it was great, not too noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank coolncrazy
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LaBlancheHotel, Guest Relations Department at La Blanche Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Dear coolncrazy,

First of all thank you very much for your time to send us a feedback about your stay. We do hope we’ll have a chance to welcome you back again

Sincerely,
Your La Blanche Family
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Exeter
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

wow ! this hotel was a lot larger than we expected or were used to, check in was easy and quick we were there with friends who had stayed there before, very modern etc, ideal location for the private beach and town center.

The Room: very spacious liked the fact we had a lounge within the room, plenty of hanging space etc for clothes, the bed was quite comftable,the bathroom was spacious very clean.The balconies are larger than what we have experienced before on previous holidays in Turkey, all rooms have safes and a mini bar.

The Pool: VERY big it stretches from one end of the hotel to the other ! some guests found it cold at times wasnt overcrowded mind you we where there mid to late Sept.,plenty of sunbeds available you could pick and choose though it seemed busier nearer the beach end of the pool if you want peace and quiet look at the far end.Sunbeds were clean and you will see the pool area being cleaned every evening.

The Restaurant: spacious, set out in three sections, the food available was good though it sometimes repetative but hey we all hear this happens in Turkish hotels, the main courses and the sweets were well laid out, very colourful and tasty ! there's also a snack bar by the pool serving the usual pizza chips salad and so on. The choice of international cuisine available had to be pre-booked we favoured the mexican - my wife said the chicken wings were to die for ! - cant forget to mention the free bars...good service lots on offer !

Private Beach: get there fairly early as most sunbeds were occupied quickly, the beach bar looks out towards some islands, great for relaxing and just watching the day go by !

The Downsides: "Billys" Boat trip make sure you get what you paid for, choose either North or South island tour - we chose one and got half of one...no explanation nor partial refund ?

Use the room safe for everything - i mean everything, my wife had a sentlemental item taken from the room one morning, was reported to the hotel customer service rep, was looked into... eventually...very understanding service rep etc assured us no one employed at the hotel would take anything from any ones room...though we thought more could have been done alas now we learn by our mistakes ! The First Choice Rep: waste of time, reported the loss to her, promised to look into it, more concerened with selling their own tours, basically informed us that it would be a waste of time reporting it to the local police as we would be there for hours will have to pay for interpreter and so on, best claim on house ins. when you get home, not what we wanted to hear from someone who probably had time to help and understands the local language !.

Room Tip: Request a room on the same side as and above the reception for the sunsets !
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank ExeterBikerBoy
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LaBlancheHotel, Guest Relations Department at La Blanche Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Dear ExeterBikerBoy,

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback about our hotel facilities. We are more than happy seeing we've met your expectations and you had a wonderful holiday with us. Hoping to host you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Your La Blanche Family
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

This hotel was the best one I have been to..yet. We stayed here as a family of 5.
Food: The buffet was great and there is a midnight one as well. There was also a choice of Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Chinese and Turkish restaurant. Note: All of the restaurants had to be booked but the Italian. All of the restaurants had ace food.

Pools: The outside pool was HUGE. The kids one was a decent size and it had three slides. One small one, one medium, which was the ONLY slide that you could have a lilo or whatever your kid has. The big one was guarded by a lifeguard that didn't speak great English and, for some reason, WASN'T ALWAYS THERE?? And the slides were not open all the time.

Rooms: Brilliant, clean and there was a choice if you wanted a seaview one as the beach was private! (I mean it in a good way).

Beach: Private, and never packed. You could go on a kayak and pedalo, (and it was free!) but strangely during August there was a strong wind.

Overall: 5* and would come back again

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank wrighty950
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LaBlancheHotel, Guest Relations Department at La Blanche Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Dear wrighty950,

Thank you for choosing La Blanche Resort and taking your time to leave your valuable reviews which reflect your wonderful stay with us. We hope to host you again in the near future.

Sincerely,
Your La Blanche family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

this was my 2nd trip to turkey , i guess i was expecting the same excitement as i did in 09. this could be partly my own fault as i went out of season. the hotel was nice but the food wasnt great. there seemed not to be much night life

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank missb2ker
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LaBlancheHotel, Guest Relations Department at La Blanche Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Dear Missb2ker,

We appreciate publishing your feelings and your experiences. Sorry to hear that your second visit to Turkey couldn’t exceed your first visit’s excitement. Although Bodrum is famous about it’s night life, Turgutreis and specially La Blanche is based on a peaceful minded holiday seekers. We hope your next and third visit to Turkey will give you the excitement you are looking for.

Sincerely,
Your La Blanche family
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

Really enjoyed our stay towards end of October. Weather was great & warm enough to swim in sea! Food good enough & much better than supposed 5* Grand Ideal we had previously stayed in Marmaris. Loved the bar area stretching out in to the sea & 24 hr drinks. Disappointing no food on arrival at 1am on first day. Enjoyed the Kayak on hotel beach & great Saturday market in Turgutreis. Would go again peaceful resort.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank philng200
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LaBlancheHotel, Guest Relations Department at La Blanche Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Dear philng200,

Thank you for your valuable review about our hotel. We are glad to hear that we've met your expectations and you had a wonderful stay with us. Hope to see you again in the near future

Sincerely,
Your La Blanche family
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Property: La Blanche Resort & Spa
Address: Bahcelievler Cad 69, Turgutreis 48960, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Turgutreis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Turgutreis
#2 Luxury Hotel in Turgutreis
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Turgutreis
#5 Best Value Hotel in Turgutreis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — La Blanche Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 362
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Blanche Resort & SPA is located on 22.000 m² large area in the heart of Turgutreis which has a wonderful sunset and sweet tangerine smells. This natural friendly town is the second biggest inhabitant place of the area. With authentical atmosphere, one of the most famous and biggest bazaars is also situated every week in this small Aegean town. La Blanche Resort & SPA serve the unforgettable and memorable holiday with wave breaker and private Golden sand beach which belongs to the most popular and wonderful turquise coast of Aegean Sea. La Blanche Resort & SPA is only 50 Km away from Bodrum – Milas Airport.ROOMSLa Blanche Resort & SPA has a minimalist style of architecture, keeping the typical Bodrum culture particular to modern Turkey. La Blanche Resort & SPA has six different room types which are decorated in a modern and comfortable style to suit all different pleasures. ... more   less 
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