We're a couple in our early 30's and we stayed from the 5th-12th July 2011 and stayed in one of the swim up rooms which was very nice and well worth paying the extra for. The weather was fantastic 45 degrees in the day and 28 at night.
We had a couple of small issues with the rooms, mainly the bed, which as previously mentioned was like concrete, sun beds get reserved early (in the swim up area) so you have to be quick! and we had a room near the bar which meant everybody walked across our balcony to get there, giving us no privacy.
There's plenty of sunbeds around the main pool, and a very nice garden area. Somebody mentioned being served drinks whilst you lay by the pool, a very nice thought that we were looking forward to, but it never happened. Apart from that the service is excellent as is the food, nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
It's well worth paying to eat in the a la carte restaurants, especially the Tai Pen.
The evening entertainment however, is poor to say the least and the hotel is nowhere near any other bars etc so there was very little for us to do in the evenings. We got a cab into Belek one evening and managed to find a bar, but after after paying €8 a drink we quickly came back to the hotel!
Belek as a town has very little to offer, loads of fake designer shops (ask for the price then haggle) and very little else. When you get a cab the taxi driver will try to get a return fare out of you by dropping you at his friends shop and then trying to make you return there when you're ready to be picked up, refuse otherwise you'll be hunting for the shop all night!
There was a lot of kids in the hotel and i'd suggest that it's more suited to families with kids rather than couples. There's also a lot of nationalities including Russian, French, and Turkish, all of which were very polite and everybody got on very well.
Top Tip - Don't go to the Hotel doctor unless you're about to die. We both had upset stomaches on the last day and my partner went to see him to try to get something to help make the journey home more comfortable. He sent her to hospital for 5 hours where she had all sorts of tests & drips put in her arm, and they even tried to make her stay overnight before we drew the line and walked out €480 lighter!
Unfortuantely this meant we missed our last evening.
My advice is....if you've already booked then, it's a good hotel with excellent staff and catering and I'm sure you'll have a great time, however if you haven't booked yet I'd do some more research as I'm sure there's better out there, particularly if you're a kid-less couple.
Would we go back? No. And that's mainly because we wouldn't go back to Belek, but also because of the lack of anything to do in the evenings.
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