This was the only decent hotel left in Goynuk so we decided to give it a go. After staying in Majesty Mirage which is two hotels down and not having a very good experience we were hoping for something better.
The rooms are much nicer than in Majesty, the whole hotel itself in general.. especially the new building. However the food is extremely disappointing.. it was not that it tasted bad, it was just that it had no taste whatsoever.. I really had no clue what I was eating. We tried pretty much everything to find something decent to eat, but ended up leaving hungry.
After exploring the hotel a bit we found restaurant number 2 which was the same, but seemed much better.. the restaurant itself is nicer and there is less people. The food is the same though.
They have about 4 or 5 a la carte restaurants which all look nice, however there are no people there.. and for an obvious reason. Who would want to pay extra for food when they are staying at an all inclusive hotel? At Majesty Mirage at least the a la carte restaurants was free as long as you booked a day before.
The wifi is not included either of course and for a pricy wifi only one person can use it at a time.. its not possible to buy extra wifi so two people or more can use it at the same time.
In the afternoon while sun tanning by the pool I felt like having an ice cream, like any normal person on a holiday.. so while walking around the hotel and asking around it turns out there is no ice cream included and you can't buy one at the hotel either like you can at all the other hotels. So basically if you want an ice cream to eat by the pool you need to walk minimum 10 minutes to a shop to buy one and then go back to your chair by the pool which is probably taken by then and the ice cream is melted.. quite stupid isn't it?
In Goynuk everything that has quality is extra and overpriced. Most people like fresh orange juice for breakfast, and although you can have as many free oranges as you want in the buffet, if you want to make it into juice you have to pay.. of course..
The staff is not very friendly either and while walking back from the beach to the hotel, the bracelet you have to wear had fallen off and a security guard stopped us to check which is normal of course, but he was being very aggressive and rude, we showed him the room card and he walked off.. but then came running back and grabbed my arm demanding to see the hotel bracelet. Felt very unwelcome and badly treated, the hotel is not cheap after all.
Thankfully the days went by quickly and we are never ever returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Let yourselves go into the arms of the Mediterranean... Our hotel, which is located in Antalya, Göynük - one of the reflections of heaven on earth - is 9 km from Kemer, 30 km from Antalya city centre and 45 km from the airport. You will feel as if you are holidaying inside the rainbow, surrounded by all imaginable colours: from the blue of the sea and the sky to the green of the pines, from the multicoloured flowers to the bright yellow of the sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Goynuk
- Kilikya Palace Goynuk Turkey/Antalya Province