Location- it is a small village called Goynuk, some 10 minutes drive from the Kemer city centre. Area is not bad a bit kind of a park, because of the mountains around. The ticket from here to Kemer costs 3 Turkish Lira or 1.5 Euros. Right from the hotel entrance you can also get in a bus to Antalya (worth seeing - the biggest seaside city); some 1.5hrs drive; ticket 6 Turkish Lira or 3 Euros p/p one way.
Buildings of the hotel - the main building is quite large and new. However, there are nearby two-storey villas which are rather old but with lots of trees and green areas around them, which was better than staying in the main building, so when booking a room ask for a bungalow room! Furniture was very plain, simple and old. Cleanness in all areas was average, nothing to take your breath away or die for! TV set in the room was very, very small, so one could not watch TV from lying position. Room had an AC which worked non-stop, one could control it himself/herself. It was not centrally controlled from the main building of the hotel, so it was a plus.
It had two pools for grown-ups and one for kids, but the ones for grown ups were very very small to accomodate the many guests. Now, talking about guests and referring to my title of the review - 99 percent of guests were Russian, so one felt like in Russia and not in Turkey. One remark was that staff spoke only Russian and Turkish but no English whatsoever. They tried to be friendly but they were a lot more cautious and respectful towards Russian tourists. Age of the tourists varied - there were young couples, old couples, couples with small children....One thing that caught my eye and was annoying is that Russians tent to take all the cookies and fruits served with no regard whether they left anything for the others or not. They were filling their plates to the maximum extent and even took some for later in their beach bags.......
There was this animation team that performed each night from 9:30hrs p.m., but it was typical for this kind of leisure activity, some acrobacy, some fire shows, Mr and Miss La Mer Hotel and so forth.
The thing that I disliked mostly is the beach - indeed the hotel has its "so-called" beach but it is a fake one, which means it was made with some metal construction lying in some wooden floored bridge over the water so the depth was not naturally and evenly spread. There was no sand - the beach is full of rocks and even the water ground is full of rocks and it was not a rare case to cut feet and legs.
Food - there was plenty of food but no varieties among the days, everyday same things in bulk. Even though it was a seaside, they only two times served fish within ten days of our stay, and mainly served chicken and grilled veal. So, no seafood in this hotel!!!!
If you are not a Russian or a Turkish, I would not recommend this hotel to you, and if you love sandy beaches then again this is not the right hotel to book.
The transportation from the airport to the hotel (46km) in my case was taken care from the contracted company from Turkey, but this was taken care between them and the company of my homecountry with which I made a booking deal.
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- Also Known As:
- La Mer Hotel
- La Mer Kemer
- Majesty Club La Mer Turkey/Antalya Province - Goynuk