We have just returned from a weeks holiday to Alanya. We stayed at the Alara Park Hotel (the one which looks like a polo mint). The rooms have all undergone a complete refurbishment and we were the first ones to use them. We had 2 interconnecting rooms as I have 4 very young children. The rooms were clean and a very good size. There are no electric kettles or irons in the rooms. If you want to borrow an iron, you have to leave a deposit of 20 Turkish Liras at Reception, which is returned once you return the iron. You can only borrow the iron for 1 hour.
The food was average with plenty of salad for salad lovers. The coffee/soft drinks machines do tend to play up and the result is a drink which is either very weak or very strong. The waiters were fantastic and were really helpful. The reception staff are good too, but their English is limited. The hotel is very popular with people from Russia and I think we were the only British family there.
The beach has lots of pebbles and not very wide for children to really have a good play in. However, my four enjoyed it.
I would not rate the hotel as a 5*, it is probably closer to a 4*.
The pool area is good, however the water slides are only switched on from 10.00-12.00pm and then 2pm-5.00pm and sometimes, the water slide is still off in between these times.
The indoor pool is not heated, as is stated on their website.
Within a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel, you walk over a long bridge and you come to the tourist shops and eateries. It's pleasant enough just to stroll.
The weather was okay. We had 2 days of rain, heavy at night but lighter during the day. The general temperature was around 20-23 degrees.
Overall, the holiday was nice because the children enjoyed it.
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