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“Relaxing, but not 5 star.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alba Royal Hotel
Ranked #2 of 40 Hotels in Colakli
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham
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150 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Relaxing, but not 5 star.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Having been lucky enough to have visited many true 5 star resorts, I feel suitably qualified to say that Alba Royal Hotel isn’t one of them. Ok, it’s a nice enough hotel, but by real international hotel standards it’s an average 4 star, not 5.

Nonetheless, it’s in a good position overlooking the beach, and the (small) grounds are nicely landscaped. Standard rooms are a little on the compact side, but at least everything worked as it should and was spotlessly clean. It has to be said that the staff were always very friendly and helpful.

There are 3 al la carte restaurants in the complex, of which we tried 2. Food was good, though not exceptional. Food in the buffet restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner was a little disappointing; not a huge variety and meals were somewhat bland. Really could have done with some spicier ‘offerings’. Unusually, there were no ‘themed’ evenings – something which is commonplace at other resorts.

If you like a nice beer to relax in the sun with, then my advice would be to walk down to the ramshackle bars less than 10 minutes stroll away, as the Tuborg beer served in the hotel is just like water. The ‘locally produced’ spirits all taste like pop, too! Again, true 5 star resorts offer quality, branded drinks.

The proportion of the guests are approximately 90% elderly/retired Germans, which makes for a relaxed (if not comatose) atmosphere throughout the day. On the plus side, there are no screaming kids around to spoil the tranquillity!

The lovely, ancient harbour port of Side isn’t within walking distance from the hotel but you can reach it at a cost of 3.5 Turkish Lira per person, via the regular dolmus, and it’s well worth the trip.

Overall, the hotel is a good value choice for adults only, if all you want is a quiet and relaxing break away in the sunshine.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Corby, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

This is a great hotel.Met some really lovely people and all the hotel staff are great.Room was large clean and lovely veiw.well i cant fault anything such a relaxing place to have a lovely stress free holiday roll on june.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

just got back from this fantastic hotel on the 28th of april the hotel is spotless through out and the gardens are immaculate the food is the best we have ever had at any hotel around the world and the fabulous m emin in the lounge bar makes the best cocktails also big thank you to cazim and yusef just some of the great staff at this hotel a big thank you to the royal alba hotel i will see you next year .

Room Tip: standard sea view room are very good room 3220 has a great view of the pool and sea
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank vinceheugh
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Annan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Just back from a weeks stay at the Alba Royal. Where to start rooms clean fresh and huge comfy bed. Food there is so much choice and all of good quality defo 5 star waiters couldn't do enough for you especially A emre served us all week and his lovely wife served coffee at the coffee house you must try there. Pool Bar staff were great as well then you have the animation team Gowk really friendly and mixed well with the guests. Fab pool plenty of sun loungers same at the beach. Spa facility is good as well. If you want a chill out holiday this is the place to go. Shops in Colakli are cheaper than Side. All in all you have to try this hotel to appreciate the 5 star quality and friendliness of staff. I would return to this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank SengaG_11
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Romford, England
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

The beds were really comfortable and huge the food was top class you was stuck for choice and so well presented the other resturants were also good if you wanted a quiet meal the service was good in all areas even to the beach cafe i enjoyed the entertainment and the belly dancer was the best i have ever seen the beach was lovley and kept very clean my only criticisms were the hotel was a bit out the way had a small town but mostly made up of tourist shops you had to get cabs to side that worked out bout 15 quid one way but would certainly return the most relaxing holiday ive ever been on and felt thoroughly spoilt unfotunately thompson have put their price up by another 200 quid each this year so we had to decline and go somewhere cheaper but loved it

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We had a brilliant ten day stay at the Alba Royal. The staff are superb and you will want for nothing, the hotel is immaculately clean and has everything you could possibly dream of! Fab pool and spa facilities too! There is a shuttle bus service a few minutes walk out of the hotel offering a 2€ service to the next town of Side, about 20 mins. This too is a beautiful harbor town with great food and shopping opportunities.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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9 Thank Emma P
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Stourbridge
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We have really enjoyed our time at the Alba Royal. You would never go hungry, however in my view the food and rooms are not five star. Saying that some of the staff are so very kind and helpfully. The best part of the hotel in our view is the Animation team, they are so kind to guests and very hard working. They do all they can to ensure both day and evening are so good fun.

Also Yasmin in the pool bar and a l'carte restaurant really is so very professional and ensures that you are served five star.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Alba Royal Hotel
Address: Tilkiler Mevkii Erhan Demir Bulvari PK 6, Colakli, Manavgat, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Colakli
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Colakli
#1 Romantic Hotel in Colakli
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Colakli
#2 Family Hotel in Colakli
#2 Luxury Hotel in Colakli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Alba Royal Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Alba Royal Resort All Inclusive
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