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“Really good all round value”
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Grand Viking Hotel
Ranked #95 of 283 Hotels in Kemer
Cannock, United Kingdom
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“Really good all round value”
Reviewed 18 October 2011

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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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

Just got back from a weeks all inclusive at the Grand Viking Hotel in Kemer, our first time in Turkey. The hotel was so clean, our room was absolutley spotless and a nice size, we had a nice view overlooking the mountains and didn't have a single problem with the room throughout the whole stay. I had previously read some reviews about the food being repetitive and a lack of choice but I found that there was something really good to eat each day, plenty of salads, rice & chicken etc. If you like to eat chips, pizza etc everyday you will be dissapointed but why would you expect that in a Turkish Hotel anyway?
The hotel is quite small but in a lovely setting with a good size pool which was always clean and a poolside bar serving drinks until 11pm.
A free shuttle bus service is provided by the Hotel which runs to the beach and town centre throughout the day and evening, we used this a couple of times but once we worked out the best route we could walk to the town and beach in 10 minutes anyway.
The hotel has it's own little stretch of beach which is lovely and the water was so warm! You don't have to pay to hire sunbeds but the hotel doesn't provide drinks or snacks at the beach. We booked a boat trip which cost us £13 each (they were happy to accept Lira, Euros, Dollors, Sterling!). There is a booth near the Supermarket at the beach which is where we booked ours, much better value than using the reps at the hotel. Great value as we were out on the boat all day and lunch was provided.
There was not much in the way of entertainment at the hotel but were quite happy to walk into the centre in the evenings where there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.
This hotel was such good value for money and Kemer itself is aboslutely lovely, a fab holiday!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

I have recently returned from a weeks all inclusive stay at the grand Viking. The staff were friendly and helpful, the hotel clean and tidy, however we found the food to be repetaive after the first few days and the hot selection was never hot. We were also very dissapointed at the 'all inclusive' drink selection. . . . Beer, gin, vodka, coke, lemonade fanta and wine (vinegar). Having stayed in many other places I have never had such limited choice.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

we went to the grand viking with friends and we were very impressed,it was very clean and the staff were really helpful,the food was ok you won't get english breakfast but you can always find something to eat.The free transfer bus to beach is far to small and a little irregular but we walked to the beach in 15 mins about the same to town,would go back but would like to try differant aera of turkey.Hope this helps.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

This hotel was very clean and we thought the food was plentiful and very decent. We have stayed in the 5 star Dedeman in Antalya before and the food was a good here as it was there. There was always enough. The staff went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed. Gozleme is served during the day which was fresh and delicious.
Although the hotel is not in the centre of Kemer, it is not a long walk, and their is a frequent, free shuttle service from the hotel.
The beach area where the Grand Viking have rented sunloungers etc was nice.
I am mostly concerned about the safety aspect with a toddler when I go anywhere, however the bathrooms had large, non-slip bath mats and the balconies were large and had a wall rather than railings.
The only reason I have not given this hotel a rating of 5 is because it does not have the facilities and some of the bedroom carpets could do with being updated. I felt it would have been good if the food was a bit more varied (although no complaints about it, most of my favourite Turkish food was served).
The playroom was a godsend and my little boy loved playing with others there.
I thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks at the Grand Viking Hotel!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Grand Viking Hotel
Address: Ataturk Cad. No:117 Kemer Merkez, Kemer 07980, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kemer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Kemer
#79 Luxury Hotel in Kemer
Price range (per night): $61 - $128
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Viking Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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