I thought I would start a thread on this hotel as a group of us are thinking of booking for February and there is almost zero information about it available in English. The official hotel website is here (in Turkish):
The 'Day & Night Connected' is a TUI brand marketed only in Russia. The concept includes a 24 hour bar, professional 'celebrity' visiting DJs, free entry to the leading local 'club' and loads of organised activities. The whole thing sounds revolting to me. Thankfully, on TUI's page for the hotel (in Russian) it states that the 'Day & Night Connected' concept ends 8th December. Phew!
Apart from the TUI concession, the hotel changed ownership at the start of the year and is now managed by the little-known Armas group who gave it a fresh renovation. The hotel, post renovation, actually looks well-designed and very smart.
I checked with SkyScanner- there are no charter flights from Russia to Antalya this coming winter. The party should be over well before we get there.
At around 200 rooms, it is relatively small by current standards. The main bar is not in the lobby but on the floor below with the entrances to the main and a la carte restaurants off it. There are Chesterfield sofas and the library there and the bar itself is an island in the middle with bar stools all-round. From 20 years of visiting all-inclusive hotels, I have learned the hard way to avoid hotels that do not have bar stools at the bar - it means it is a queuing area - yuk! When travelling solo as I often do, sitting at the bar en route to the restaurant is simply the most sociable place to be. It is also the place to practice my Turkish with the bar staff.
A few reviewers complained that the bathrooms are open-plan, confirmed by the photos. This is unusual but to a solo-occupier a marginal advantage if anything.
I emailed the hotel around 10 days ago asking for their 'winter concept' or policy on outdoor facilities when the weather is fine in the winter, as these vary hugely between all-inclusive hotels. I have received no reply as yet.
Any thoughts, knowledge or experience?