We arrived at this brilliant hotel in the early hours on 6 September 2013 for our 2 week holiday, and what a great holiday it was, a lot of thanks for that must go to Simo, Ibra, Berkan, Ronaldo and the little one(never did get his name) and the girls, all of these make up the best animation team ever. They start about 9 30 to 10 in the morning going round the pool saying good morning to everyone and even have time to sit with you and have a chat, then its on with a day full of entertainment and they don't stop to late at night. They invite you to join in all the games but also leave you alone if you don't want to, never too pushy. After entertainment at the amphitheatre at night which finishes about 10 30, we would then go to pool bar where more entertainment was on to about 12, my daughter was in a belly dancing competition here where she came 2nd. When we had finished in pool bar we would go to lobby bar which was open 24 hours if you wanted it and you could get your late night snacks there. During our stay there was various dancing acts and a great act involving lads doing stunts on bikes, 2 garden parties, a beach party which ended with a brilliant foam party on the beach(messy but great fun, just ask my mother in law). on our last night was gala night which was great, all done by the animation team.
RIDA, often been talked about in these reviews and rightly so, this hotel would not run as smoothly as it does if it wont for this man. He introduced himself on our first day and said any problems or any advise needed just ask. I told him my balcony door would not lock, when we went up to shower before dinner a new lock had been fitted, we asked him where we could watch the England game, he said get a taxi to kadriye (12 euros return for 7 of us) and go to roman bar, the bar owner even phoned taxi when ready to go back, My wife was ill one day and Rida got the chef to boil some rice specially so there wont no spicy oils in it, he got it wrapped up so I could take it to our room for her, when he see her the next day he made sure she was ok.
The buffet restaurant is massive and it still needs 2 sittings for dinner time, we had the 8 15 sitting as this was better for us, the other sitting is 6 30. plenty of choice every meal time and the waiter would save our table every night with our drinks and petals on the table and we had not tipped him, its just the great way they look after you, we went to the Asian and Italian restaurants which were good and the barbeque restaurant was good after we got over the fact that we had to cook this big tray of meat ourselves, it was different but nice. Snack bar at lunch time, loads of choice with plenty of salad, Pizzas baked there and then but get them when just cooked, not nice cold. freshly cooked doughnuts and pancakes at 4 yum yum, not kidding I put nearly a stone on in 2 weeks.
swimming pools great, loads of beds and parasols here and on beach, water sports bit pricey, 9 euros each on banana boat but good fun, got chucked of 3 times. Jet ski 35 euros for 10 minutes and that's after I knocked him down from 45.
we had a room on 4th floor overlooking sea and pool which was great even though we had to pay extra for this, my daughter had room on same floor but on other side but she still had seaview and nice view of mountains. the rooms are cleaned daily and mini bar stocked free of charge, there is a safe in room which you get charged for, I do think this should be in with price of room.
All in all this is a great hotel, not in the best of locations but with staff like this why would you want to go out.
Thanks to everyone and maybe we might be back one day.
from Terry, Melissa, Sophie, Hayley and Elaine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The peaceful property in the heart of Belek, the most popular holiday paradise of Antalya, Hotel Riu Kaya Belek, is also tailored for the families with children. Having been totally renovated in 2006, Hotel Riu 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.Starting in the year 2010, in the frame of the franchise agreement made with Riu group, it gives service under the brand Hotel Riu Kaya Belek. Hotel RIU 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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