I would stay here again, but there are a few things that need to be understood.
There were 2 adults and 5 under 15 yr olds.
The place is child friendly and lets the kids make noise which meant that the kids enjoyed themselves.
There are good facilities, inc outdoor pool and indoor pool for men and seperate indoor and outdoor (on the roof of hotel) for women. Games room downstairs, includes Arcade games (need to buy tokens), table tennis, pool, PS3, (all cost extra on a per hour basis, between 5 - 10 lira per hour) and ten pin bowling (10 lira per head). Had a 5 aside flood lit astro turf pitch outside, good for a kick about - I played with some German Turks ( they were pretty good).
Food was great, plenty of variety for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not the place to go if trying to lose weight. Fruit Juice, Tea/Coffee is on tap 24 hours a day in the lobby and cafe.
I had issues with the safe in the rooms, but they were resolved reasonably quickly.
Hotel rooms are nice and will suffice. I actualy upgraded for a few days to the 3 bedroom gran suite as it offered a lot more for your money, this was about 40-50% more than having 2 standard rooms.
In the lobby, they will try and sell you things, like SPA treatments, Excursions, QUAD biking - I wouldn't say I felt harrassed but they really to try and persuade you - I went just outside with Tom (Suleyman) and got better prices for the all day excursion, when the hotel person saw me holding the leaflet he decided to bombard me with you will not get an islamic experience, etc. I went with Tom and TBH, the only thing that you are at risk of is that you will be sharing with other people who are not from the hotel (we had a british couple (who were pleasant enough and were nice to our kids) and a chezk couple who were very nice and friendly). I noticed that the people that went with the hotel were only in a different jeep and were at most of the stops we were so there was nothing different. The tour people for the excursion were immature generally and were trying to make a moview which they were selling to people at the end, for £20 each - we were not at all interested and didn't waste our money, but there were a few takers.
There were a lot of stray cats in the whole area generally, some in the hotel (especially at night - looking for food). I think stary Cats and Dogs is an issue in Turkey generally, so just need to be aware of this.
one word of warning - most of the turks that we came across OUTSIDE the hotel were trying to CON you - here's a few things that we came across and would suggest people learn from.
1. My daughter wanted to go for a Camel ride on the beach, so we asked how much, 15 Lira he said, is that for 1 person or can more go on? he said 15 Lira for upto 3 people for a 10 minute ride on the camel. So i clarified 15 Lira for all 3, he said yes. so my 2 sons also went on. I said to my daughter to pay him the money and I went back to the deck chair. firstly, they were there for about 5-6 minutes max, but that's fine they have gone from 1 end of beach to the other and back. When the kids got off, my daughter tried to give him moey and he started saying that she did not have enough money. Basically my daughter tried to give him the money before they got on the camel but he refused, after the ride he was asking for 45 (3 x 15), I got into an argument with him and told him that he's a cheat and that I won't pay him, but we settled at 30 Lira as my kids were getting upset.
2. a white english couple that we met also got ripped off in a totally different beach with a camel ride person, they just wanted a picture, were quoted 5 lira for the picture and then got ushered on to the camel so the camel stood with them on its back, when they got down and offered the 5 Lira the guy said 50 Lira for the picture and 10 Euro for sittingon the camel.
3. friend went to hire a car, was quoted 80 lira for 1 day, then decided to ask how much for a bigger car, was advised 120 lira (£40) so 9 of them turned up to the car hire place (near the hotel) to get the car so thay could go, but was then advised it was 120 Euros not Lira, but because they were all set for there trip they then had to pay the asking price.
RULE - HAND MONEY OVER BEFORE ACCEPTING THE GOODS, THAT WAY THEY CAN'T CHARGE YOU MORE.
Could say lots more but running out of time.
- Also Known As:
- Bera Hotel Alanya Turkey/Konakli, Antalya Province