We stayed at Riu Kaya Belex from 21st June 2013 to 5th July (our part was 4 adults in two rooms). The hotel and its facilities are excellent. All the public areas and rooms were kept spotlessly clean at all times, by a hard working band of cleaning staff. The all inclusive tariff is excellent, with top quality food and drink a plenty. Although the restaurant was busy, there was never any lack of hot, fresh and delicious food of all varieties.
The Staff were always polite, friendly and welcoming and were very happy to look after our every need. Special thanks go to Rida the Guest Relations Manager, who was always on hand to help and advise guests with anything they needed. Mustafa the Restuarant Manager did an excellent job, as did our table waiters Turan Mumin and Erkan Mustafa. The animation staff were absolutely brilliant, putting on some excellent evening shows, which exceeded our expectations. Thanks to all the animation team and special thanks to Emil for all their hard work keeping everyone entertained.
You would have to be extremely picky to fault the hotel itself, as it was really marvellous in an all-round way.
The negative points have nothing to do with the hotel itself, but the location of the place is a liitle remote. The nearest small town is Kadriye, which is about 10 minutes bus ride away (I guess around 3 miles distance). However, do use the public bus, rather than taxis, as taxis are very expensive (About 10 Euros into Kadriye and 50 Euros to Antalya Airport). The prices in the shops in Kadriye and Belek were quite expensive. We found it cheaper shopping in Antalya. We used the public bus several times, travelling to Antalya twice (get the bus to the Festival Bazzar in Antalya and then it's three stops on the Tram system from Festival Bazaar to the Town centre of Antalya. Total cost was 66 Lira for 4 adults, which equates to around £ 6.00 per person for the return journey in total). The public transport is relatively cheap and clean. There is is bus from the hotel main gate every hour to Antalya. The excursions put on by Thomsons were quite expensive (e.g. trip the Green Canyon was £ 46 and the trip to the Fire of Anatolia Show £ 40). The show was ok but not worth the money, but the Green Canyon was really worth seeing (it's about an hour's ride on the coach) and is near to the town of Side. The Turkish People were very kind and polite. The only problem we had was that many of the guests in the hotel were Russian, some of whom were very rude indeed. They don't like queing and will just push in, in front of you at the bar or in the restaurant. The hotel is surrounded by golf courses, so if you like golf it's the place to be. So if you don't like golf, I think the location is not very good. However, don't let these things put you off staying at this wonderful hotel.
- 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
- Kaya Hotel Belek