We travelled as a party of adults with girls in their 20's and a teenager.
Large resort , basically an original hotel with a newer Golf Hotel built at the rear of the original building. Both hotels have main restaurants and A La Carte's and you can eat and drink and use all the facilities of both. The Golf resort has bigger plusher rooms but not much of a view. The original hotel has sea views but smaller rooms. The main hotel also has bungalows where the family rooms ( that they also call suites !! are housed). These bungalows have good and bad views but are close to facilities and are revamped and quite big with 2 double rooms 2 showers with communicating doors. Don't count on your party being together either , we paid for a suite , the booking agent told us the only members of the party guaranteed sea view, main building , and we got a bungalow family room. My other family and friends were housed in the Golf hotel , miles away !!
Golf buggies are used if u dont want to walk between buildings.
The food was ok. The meat and chicken, good , but the problem was what to eat with it if u didnt want salad, pasta or chips. Odd things like fried cauiflower, brussels at breakfast used to appear !! Omelettes are only made in the golf hotel at breakfast for those of u like me who prefer them. The Golf hotel restaurant always appeared quieter and not so busy as the scrummage for a table at the other main restaurant , so from choice we mainly ate at the Golf.
The entertainment team were fantastic and probably made this one of our best holidays for fun. Nego has become a great friend , Sergan , and Erin who have since left was also great. The lead entertainer was a misery who never interacted with the guests but the rest of the team , too many to name were fantastic fun. The evening outside shows that visited were fantastic , the chinese and african shows the best. The disco at night was brilliant fun,set by the beach and open air.
The pools were clean , well maintained, but be warned those who have young children.... the life guards were the best of any hotel we have ever visited with their prime goal to have the children's safety first. They patrolled the pools constantly, and if they felt your child ( anyone under 10 ) did not appear safe they insisted on armbands , that they provided , and if you refused to let your child were they you were asked to sign a disclaimer. Brilliant !!
We only got up early for sunbeds near the end of our holiday ( end of July ) before that it was about 8 am ,which for us is better that other resorts where it was 6 am. !!
The bar staff at the pools and in the lobby bars were very good and a waitress called Zosanne lovely , as were the evening pool bar waiters who constantly refilled our drinks. everyone was extremely polite .
The nearby local market was big, even thought the rep said it was small !!! Almost as big as Belek's market , with the same stuff being sold there. Taxis outside the Hotel cold take you to Belek market for 45 TL return which for 5 was as cheap as the bus . You paid on return journey. Make sure you bargain the price before you get in though .
overall this was a lovey holiday . 5 star ...Mmmmm ... not sure . I think the A La Carte food was exceptional , but the main restaurants let it down. Also , no white rum free as part of the all inclusive , so no mojitos, pina coladas etc that we would normally have as part of our holiday experience. The pools and slides were great and never felt crowded. Would I go back, yes , if I wanted a cheapish holiday and wasnt bothered where. But not if there are other 5 stars out there for the same price that I havent tried.
PS on Friday gala nights dont get a bed by the main pool , they clear the area at midday and everyone has to move for it to be set up, so find your spot a another pool that day .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The SENTIDO Zeynep Resort is enwrapped in magnificent pine trees and allows direct entry to the Carya Golf course. Experience your holiday in a magnificent location surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.The SENTIDO Zeynep Resort is located in Belek and directly to the beach. The airport of Antalya is 40 km away from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zeynep Hotel Belek
- Otium Sun Zeynep Belek
- Otium Sun Zeynep Hotel Belek