Just arrived back from a week's stay at the Kaya Belek, travelled with a large group of blokes on a golf holiday. Firstly the hotel, it is very large, built like many other Riu hotels. Was early season so only 1 pool was open, and none of the A la carte restaurants, so we were limited to the buffet for all our meals. Food quality quite good but gets a bit samey over a week. The hotel seems to specialise in very large groups doing different sports, most notably football and tennis. This worked OK but it did mean the restaurant was very busy at times. Thought the rooms were quite noisy, with large gaps beneath the doors meaning that you could hear everything being said in the corridors. They were very clean and spacious though, with good showers and firm but comfortable beds. As others have said, there is nothing Irish about the Irish Bar, but it does stay open very late which means those with rooms above it have no option but to complain about the noise. The hotel security try to get people to tone it down a bit, but fail! Very thin and cheap plastic cups used around the pool for drinks and the sunbeds had very thin and uncomfortable covers on them. Maybe this might change when the season really starts? Had a very late check out and the hotel wanted to charge us 80 euros for just 1 room for us all to shower in, which we refused to pay, so finished up trooping down to the Spa area for late showers. They also tried to charge us for our last night's meal, which they back tracked on following some heated 'discussions'. We were sold this as "Ultra All Inclusive" but that is not the case with the only drinks being local vodka, gin, scotch, brandy, raki and weak, fizzy beer. The fridges in the room only have water in them.
As for the golf, played the Kaya Eagles first, lovely course but they fill it to capacity meaning rounds take up to 7 (yes 7) hours!! There are many comments in its visitors book to testify to this. Next played the Carya which at first sight seemed excellent until we got to the greens that were atrocious bits of dirt. Found out later that they are being dug up soon for a total re-lay, but they would not give us any refund because of this. Next up was the National which was fantastic, lastly the Tat which was just as good.
Overall a great area for golf with many top quality courses around this area, however I would not recommend the Kaya Belek as somewhere to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The peaceful property in the heart of Belek, the most popular holiday paradise of Antalya, Hotel Kaya Belek, is also tailored for the families with children. Having been totally renovated in 2006, Hotel Kaya Belek is elegant, comfortable and exquisite, and will be known of its highest standards of hospitality in future just as it is known today. Hotel Kaya Belek was awarded with the "Certificate of Environment-Friendly Accommodation Facility", also known as the 'Green Star' by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for its respect and awareness towards nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belek Kaya Hotel
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