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Calista Luxury Resort Hotel

15 of 20 hotels in Belek

4 out of 5 from 1 review
Taşlıburun Mevkii Belek Serik, 07500 Antalya, Turkey

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12 years 3 months ago
We stayed at Calista for 11 nights.
ROOM - We were in building 5, the room was fantastic. Plenty of space, large wardrobe & plenty of drawers. When we arrived a cot hadn't been set up for our daughter but within 5 minutes someone arrived with one. Loads of mirrors, which kept our daughter amused for hours. It was nice having snacks (crisps, nuts, chocolate) available in the mini bar, never seen that before in an all inclusive. They also provided us with cartons of milk. I also loved the fact there were robes & slippers in the room.
POOL - The pool was the cleanest I've ever seen, they cleaned it every single night without fail. It was nice having the gentle slope into the water but the water was too cold, there were quite a lot of people using the pool though. We tended to use the heated outdoor pool, which was perfect temperature. The indoor pool was also nice.
BUFFET RESTAURANT - the service was great. The waiters & waitresses couldn't do enough for us. They also provided plastic plates & bowls for the children, & pureed food for the babies. The food was lovely, lots of meat & vegetable dishes, not too many potato dishes though and what they did have wasn't very warm. The desserts were fab, I especially liked the orange sponge cake & the tiramisu on Italian night was fantastic. Breakfast was just as good, any type of egg you can think of, croissants, bagels, toast, cheese, lots of hot dishes, fruit, yoghurt... the list goes on. They have speciality nights 3 times a week, Italian on Tuesday, Seafood on Thursday & Turkish on Sunday. One thing we didn't realise until a couple of days before we were leaving was the outdoor cooking, we assumed that they were cooking the same as inside but infact there were plenty of fish & seafood dishes available.
POOL SNACKBAR - We had lunch here a few times, it's open until 4pm but if you want to eat after 4pm The Garden restaurant is open until 6pm. The food here was also very very nice. Salads & soup to start, with pasta, burgers, pizza, meat dishes for main course. We had a bit of a problem with this restaurants service. We seemed to be ingnored everytime, I think it was because they didn't know who was supposed to be serving what table. On one occasion we ordered a drink 4 times & it never arrived. Another time we ordered a pizza for my daughter and it never arrived, we ordered it again but by the time it arrived she'd already eaten a load of bread and didn't want to eat anything else. We also ordered a dessert & again it was forgotten about, so we had to re-order. This is only a small complaint, but it was very frustrating at the time.
ENTERTAINMENT - We only went to 1 show, which was OK, not really our thing. The mini disco was really good for the children, our daughter LOVED it, but only managed it a few times because she was already asleep by the time it started at 9pm. We were also lucky enough to be there during the hotels 3rd birthday party. They had a fantastic fireworks display, ice sculptures, champagne fountain, in an airport themed party.
KIDS ClUB - Our daughter is only 16 months old so not old enough to be in the kids club, however, there were plenty of activities for her to do. They had a mini playground which she loved & also a baby room (0-2 years) where there were plenty of toys for her to play with. They also had a cinema which showed cartoons, she enjoyed sitting in there for 10 minutes watching Tom & Jerry.
BEACH - The beach was OK, a bit rough under feet but with some beach shoes it was OK. Plenty of facilities though, showers, toilets & snack bar.

The only downside was in the middle of our holiday there was a conference, so the hotel was full. There were lots of children running around, causing mischief (swapping the soft & hard boiled eggs for example). This was obviously not a fault of the hotel but of the other guests themselves.

I'm sure I've missed loads out but we did have a brilliant time.

Travel operator: Thomson


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