Spent two weeks here in July/August with two sixteen year old girls. This is a nice hotel which caters mostly for Russians, Germans and Dutch. There were only a handful of English-speaking families apart from ourselves. We arrived at 5am due to flight delays from Aberdeen and found the rooms we had booked were not available. Spent the night in a family room set-up with two rooms with one entrance and no air-con. Complained to reception about the air-con to be informed that it came on at 6am and was discretionary. Phoned them again at 6,05am (there was no sleeping in such heat) to be told that it was 7am that it came on. At 8am went to complain about the rooms and lack of air con to be told to come back later for keys to alternative rooms and that the air con would only be on at certain times of the day. Do not underestimate how awful this can be. It was 42 degrees outside and 89% humidity and absolutely unacceptable. We even offered to pay more to have air-con on full time but to no avail. However, in despair, later in the holiday my husband spoke to the general manager because by this time I was feeling unwell and needed to be able to stay in a cool room and he agreed to leave air-con on all the time and indeed said that if we had asked when we arrived he would have arranged for this to happen for the whole two weeks!! If you are not happy-complain!!
The food was good and there was plenty of selection. There really was something for everyone.....though maybe not for the 'fish & chip brigade' . Disappontingly there was no real evidence of traditional Turkish food. We love meze and the likes but there was very little of this on offer. To be fair , though, they are catering for the masses I suppose.
The supermarket on campus is extortionate so do not even consider buying any items such as shaving foam or toothpaste there. 5 euros for a tin on Gilette shaving foam! The guys who run it spent the whole holiday harassing our two sixteen year old daughters even when they were accompanied by us. It got to the point when the girls wouldnt even go to buy us a newspaper (£4 for yesterdays paper!) on their own as they felt so threatened by these grown men.
The Turkish bath experience was a bit of a nightmare too. I spent the entire experience which cost about 40 euros each being harassed by the masseuse to purchase 'extras' such as a body wrap or facial massage. It was certainly not relaxing. Also the whole experience is a bit traumatic with cold water thrown over your face at times which coincidentally turned out to be the very times when the sales pitch turned up apace. They seem to strike when your resolve might be lowered. I wouldnt recommend it at all. (also the prices seem to be open to haggling, as is everything in Turkey)
The infinity pool at the beach is much, much nicer than the large pool and the beach itself is nice. There are lovely grassed areas around the pools and the sunbeds there seemed to avalable throughout much of the day - so even though we went down at 7ish to grab a sunbed - it was possible to get one later in the day if you weren't so fussy where it was.
The entertainment team were fine and did a good job . They mixed with the punters at lunch times and dinner times and were nice kids doing a difficult job.
The whole hotel area is very, very well maintained and very attractive. The rooms are adequate, if a bit small. They are cleaned thoroughly and beds changed every other day and the maids are very friendly and smiley despite having to clean up the detritus from two 16 year old girls rooms every day!
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone with teenagers as there is nothing for them to do. There is a late night disco 11-2am at the beach but there was nothing going on during the day and being English-speaking excluded them from anything that might be going on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience World-class Service at Club Asteria Belek - All Inclusive Right near the beachfront, the Club Asteria Belek has its own beach area, spa facilities and outdoor pools with water slides. It includes air-conditioned rooms with a satellite TV and balcony. The rooms at the Club Asteria have modern furnishings. They all feature a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. The minibar is filled only with soft drinks every day. You can taste local and international dishes at the buffet restaurant. There are also 4 sit-down restaurants: Italian, Turkish, Chinese and fish. The bars serve refreshing drinks. Spa facilities include a Turkish bath, sauna and a fitness room; massage services can also be provided. There is also a children’s playground. Only 43.5 km to the center of Antalya, Club Asteria is also 33.8 km to Antalya Airport. Free private parking is available on site. ... more less
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