We were at this hotel 13th July to 27th July 2013. This was our first holiday to Turkey, 2 families with children 16,12 and 19 a much needed bite to eat with prepared baguettes - a nice unexpected touch which was appreciated. We were driven up to our rooms and although we had been concerned about the size of the standard room having a 16 year old with us we were really pleased with the space we had. The rooms are beautifully decorated and laid out - the shower is a wet room and has all mod cons, a safe is provided free of charge and also has tv and dvd player - a god send as during the day it was exceptionally hot 125 degrees some days. The only negative is the storage space not ideal for 3 but for 2 would be ample.
The service is exceptional all staff from man who was painting the murals while we were there, cleaners, spa reception, waiters/waitresses and management all really friendly.
Food is superb, something for every taste and they have theme evenings, each night the management will have on offer a pre dinner drink and sample of the food, for Mexican the tequila shot took me back to my earlier years and I now wonder why I used to like it!
The deserts if you have a sweet tooth are fantastic with a massive array of choice they not only look great they taste fantastic - they are small which lets you try more - even better as I was averaging 10 a day - 5 for lunch and dinner!
There is also a snack bar an hour before lunch, and at 3pm they bring out ice cream for a much needed cone - but eat quick as it melts fast! There is asol turkish delight out in reception in the afternoon and cakes again at 4pm with a final snack bar available at 11pm if you are in any way still hungry!
Although this is a new hotel they are taking feedback on board via their own Facebook forum. They are keen to ensure that if there are any issues they are addressed. I made a couple of suggestions as the children's play area and pool has various kids plastic toys to play on but there is no canopy and with the summer heat the rubber matting gets extremely hot as does the toys, also the entertainment although great during the day at night wasn't great but they have taken steps straight away to improve this over the days before we left.
The one point to note about this great hotel is the stairs, they do have an outside lift which is fully air-conditioned but it can break down, if this is the case there are a lot of stairs, we didn't mind as the 129 stairs, yes I counted, were my penance for eating all the cakes at dinner and lunch but its something to keep in mind.
Would I recommend this hotel? Definitely, its brand new, rooms are great, staff excellent and food exceptionally good, if they can crack the entertainment quality in the evenings they will be on to a true winner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the charming Blue Lagoon, Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa has been built in a densely green area without damaging the environment. Here, youwill enjoy all the comforts of a Resort Hotel. The facility is composed of a main building that houses the reception, the lobby and the meeting rooms; 4blocks with a total of 195 rooms; and 7 special triplex villas.With the Ultra All-Inclusive service at Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa, you will have an unforgettable holiday. Our kitchens cater to all tastes, and there is noend to fun when each day is packed with activities and each night with shows. Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa will be your vacation home with its spaciousand natural surroundings, luxury, comfort and its splendid view of the Blue Lagoon.Just 2.5 km away from the Blue Lagoon, one of the best beaches in the world, Orka Sunlife Resort & Spa offers scheduled shuttle services to the beacheveryday. ... more less
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