They only opened the main eating venue ( la boheme ) during the lunch session. Breakfast and dinner you battled with flies, birds and wasps. The breakfast jam was in large bowls with a ladel along with dozens and dozens of wasps around and in the bowls. Only a fool would have eaten it.
There was very little variety in the very poor quality food. The sausages , ham and other difficult to recognise "meats" i would'nt have given to a dog!otherwise you were "safe" with the chips, omelettes and bread. I ate this every breakfast because of the afore mentioned battle with mother natures flying beings!the hotel bar staff were good.
As in all of these free alcohol venues you do get a lot of guzzlers and he bartenders are always on the go.the entertainment was mainly dancing and skipping games by the main pool, using the same format every morning and excactly the same running order for the records. You could set your watch by it.
The evening entertainment consisted of singing and dancing which they presented well, but again, a lack of variety.worth a trip into kadriye to the shops, and the aspendos trip was very good. As a footnote, my brother and i are very keen squash players and always make sure there is a court on site.
There is here of sorts. It is large room with some red lines on the walls and floor that resemble a squash court. It was fun playing in this oversized court.
Travel operator: thomas cook
Having visited the Belek area for golf holidays for the past nine years, it is nice to recommend, what I believe to be, one of the best hotels I have ever been in.
For many years my wife and I have been the only British in this hotel with it being mainly Russian, but over the past year more and more Russians are speaking english and have been extremly freindly towards us.
The food is excellent and the whole hotel extremely clean with good service everywhere. Specialist Japanese and Turkish restaurants are available and recommended.
A good beach and recreation area with lots going on all day, but very little oitside of the resort, unless playing golf.
Travel operator: A;lternative Travel
Food was available from 6.30 am to midnight and with the most incredible selections at every meal. I particularly enjoyed ice-cream time between 4.30 and 6 pm (Carte D'or - no less!)
We went to Belek to play golf and the hotel was ideally situated for this with a free shuttle bus to four of the courses. All the staff were extremely friendly even though many of them didn't speak much enlgish. however we got by nicely with smiles, gesticulations and a lot of laughing.
The Thomas Cook team were great and the entertainment on most nights was very good, especially when they had professional acts visiting.
We would certainly go there again and next time for two weeks as one was nowhere long enough!
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook entertainment staff went out of their way to make it a really special holiday. There were lots of Germans & Russians staying there, but that did not detract from the holiday at all (once you got used to the Russian lack of manners!).
Would definitely return.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Everywhere was clean, restaurant included. There was a huge selection of food every day and I would defy anyone to say they went hungry. There is even a late risers breakfast session till 11am.
The bars are free 24/7 although there is only one open after midnight apart from the one in the disco. There is an optional pre-bookable fish restaurant on the top floor of the hotel which we didn't try but were told again it was very good. There is also a Turkish restaurant if you fancy something different.
The staff are very friendly and helpful but didn't like the Russians at all. Neither did we, they were rude and aggressive towards staff and other holiday makers.
Unfortunately they do make up the majority of the guests along with the Germans...who we found to be friendly most of the time.
Daytime entertainment is geared towards familys and there is plenty to do. Darts, football, poolgames, archery, volleyball, shooting. The kids club is also very good according to familys we met who had used it.
The entertainment by the resident animation team is cheesy, dated, slapstick. The Russians love it!! However the resident animation team are a pretty friendly bunch especially Mimi, he was lovely and went out of his way to make you feel welcome.
However the Thomas Cook entertainment team were great. Dan, Emma, Julie And Jos were great. Very talented performers. They perform their shows a few times each week in the main outside auditorium and more often after the evening show in the Caretta Bar.
Would definitely go back there again despite reservations beforehand about it being a family resort. We went as a couple and had one of our best holidays yet.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Travel operator: jmc
The hotel food was lovely - plenty of choice and very fresh. The hotel has it's own private beach complete with a well stocked beach bar and lunchtime snack bar. The pool area was located near to the main hotel area and with it being August it was very busy!
We stayed mainly on the beach where it was a bit quieter. There are several bars and cafe's located around the complex so you would never go hungry or thirsty throughout your stay. The hotel also served a late breakfast and a late supper and the beach bar re-opened @ midnight to provide you with drinks if needed through the night.
The hotel clients were predominately Russian and German with just a few English so the entertainment left a lot to be desired as it was geared for the other guests. Would definetly stay here again and so would my 3 teenage girls.
Travel operator: Blue Sky Holidays
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