Having been a constant goer to the Canary Islands, this year I thought we would go somewhere different having read many reviews for Turkey, we picked this to be our next holiday destination.
The criteria for the holiday was simple, a 5 star all inclusive restaurant that had plenty of room to laze by the pool and good programme of food and drinks! (The drinks were obviously part of my criteria not the girlfriend!)
We came across the Innova Resort and Spa and thought that it looked like a very nice hotel, well at least from first glance. It offered all we wanted an extensive food and drink programme, it also had 3 outdoor swimming pools and a lot of sun lounges meaning we would never be left fighting for a bed in the morning! Having read some good reviews we were ...
We arrived at the hotel early September 2011 with temperatures of an average of 35c we were set for a great holiday! We arrived late at night after a short transfer from the airport and were greeted by a friendly member of staff who explained everything we needed to know. We were handed two pool towel cards that would enable us to borrow pool towels on a daily basis. A great little touch that not many other hotels seemed to offer!
The room was of a nice size, containing a welcome basket of fruit and a bottle of wine! We were only allocated a twin room but easily pushed the beds together and the next morning the cleaner actually put double bedding on it for us so we quickly forgot about that.
Wanting to get away from the rat race the hotel during the day was amazing, the pool bar was a few seconds walk from most of the sun lounges and we were able to relax without any dramas. There were kids activities clubs ran for most of the day (not that we have kids) but it kept them occupied throughout the day. Adults activities were also run, from water polo to workouts on the beach! All included complimentary as part of your stay! Also if you wanted to get away from the pool the hotel laid on an exclusive bus service to take you down to their own private area on the beach, where you are welcomed by a bar that is run as part of your all inclusive, a snack bar and a restaurant for lunch!
As you would expect dinner was served as a buffet style although they also have three A La Carte restaurants, consisting of Mediterranean, Far eastern and Fish restaurants. You are allowed to book into each one once throughout your stay. The Fish one is actually located on the beach as is a perfect setting for an evening meal. I would recommend that you book in to these restaurants at the beginning of your stay though as they get booked up quickly.
There was a variety of evening entertainment laid on till late, giving you something to watch whilst you enjoy more complimentary alcohol :)
Overall it is a very good hotel and I would recommend it to all in fact we are going back this year, can't wait!
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