We stayed at the Calista for 2 weeks from 17th September and were highly impressed. There is an air of quality and luxury not always seen in other Turkish hotels.
The bedrooms are large and well furnished with large balconies with a table and chairs and a sunbed. Although the hotel is 6 years old, you would have thought it was nearly new as everything is of good quality and was looked after.
Our room in Pod 5 was changed at our request to a more open aspect after 2 days. It is not worth getting exercised about a sea view as all the pods are some way from the sea.
The design of the hotel works well and looks as though all pods were dropped into a woodland glade with a large swimming pool in the centre.
Dining room layout is spacious and we never had a feeling of being overcrowded even when the guest count rose to 1500. Eating outside was possible on every evening and was a pleasure to sit under trees without being overcrowded.
Food quality was excellent throughout and we were still enjoying it at the end of our second week. The all inclusive wines KAVAK (white) and DIKMEN (red) were fine with different wines available in the A La Cartes (though not better).
The bars were elegant with swift service and premium brands throughout. Whiskys included Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker Black Label, and Glenfiddich.
The "Black Bar" was our favourite and was never overcrowded (with seating outside also) with friendly service from Serpil who made the best "Bloody Mary" and Huseyin who made the best "Marguarita" this side of Mexico City.
The food in the "A La Carte" restaurants was a bit of a let down and given the high standards of the hotel, could have been a lot better. Service could be much too fast for a leisurely dinner with waiters and managers wanting to be away by nine. A charge of 10 euros per person kept the numbers down, but not the quality up. We managed the Italian, Asian, and Turkish without being bowled over by any of them, but this was offset by the excellent main restaurant and helpful staff.
It would have been nice to have a courtesy coach to run us imto Belek or Kadriye given the isolated location of the hotel. We took an excursion into SIDE which is a lovely seaside town.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable stay at what is the nicest hotel we have stayed at in this area. To include "Luxury" in the hotel name was adventurous but not misleading. Visit without fear of disappointment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Calista is named after a Goddess in Mythology, a young woman of rare beauty. She becomes so obsessed with her beauty that she would risk everything, in order to eternalize it. Then Calista dedicates herself to goodness by combining this physical beauty with the beauty of her soul. After a while, her soul becomes too beautiful to remain mortal. She becomes a Goddess. The name Calista signifies the Goddess of Rare Beauty from that moment on she reflects the pure Beauty. Calista: Perfect Beauty! The Goddess of Beauty! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Calista Luxury Hotel Belek
- Hotel Calista Luxury