This was my very first trip to Turkey, and I don't think we could have stayed at a better hotel. Staff bent over backwards to give us excellent service, the food was very good and varied, OK, no full English breakfasts, but so what ? I don't go overseas to eat the same old junk as at home !
The all inclusive bar could have had a slightly larger range of drinks but this is really nitpicking. The hotel has a weekly competition to name the best member of staff,. . . not possible to choose as they were all superb, and in most cases never stopped smiling.
The free shuttle to the centre of town and Dakapo Beach club was really useful and ran until 11 PM, beach super clean and safe for bathing. Drinks from the beach club are not included, but not over expensive. Wife was really pleased to receive her beach coffee with her name written in chocolate on the top !
Although Turkey isn't in the Eurozone, everything in the shops is priced in Euros. This isn't a problem as you can pay in USA Dollars, Pounds, or even...Turkish Lira !!
The hotel is around 2-5 Km inland, but the area is quite flat and only 15 a minute stroll into the centre area if you don't want to bother with the shuttle. Terrific shopping in the evenings in the endless open mall. Big weekly market in the town centre for your tee shirts and turkish delight !!
We have decided to go again next year, they offer an airport pickup from Antalya FREE if you ring the hotel before you fly, they take you back too at the end of your stay.
We were told that the area is very popular with Russian travellers, and this is true, but we never had a problem other than being resoundly beaten at Chess six times ( ! )
We did have a couple of rather rainy days so rented a car. My advice on this subject is, unless you are a racing driver with nerves of steel, DON'T. All Turkish road vehicles have the turn indicators disconnected at the factory. ( ! )
We are going to book shortly for a TWO Week stay.
Phil, Cannock Staffordshire
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