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Baia Lara Hotel

9 of 9 hotels in Lara Beach

4 out of 5 from 3 reviews
5 stars
Site Mevki Kemeralti Mah. Kundu Bolgesi Tesisler Cad. Kundu Turizm Yolu No:384 Lara, Muratpasa, Turkey

3 Reviews

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  • Cleanliness
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Service
  • Location
Sue Zanelotti
Entertainment was very poor
11 years 3 months ago
I agree with most who have written reviews on the Baia Lara. Much as it is a lovely hotel, great pools and everything you want, the entertainment is a bit of a let-down.

We like some fun & games on holiday but it was very low key even though there were 11 people in the entertainment team. They are probably the least motivated bunch I've ever come across. Night time shows in the amphitheatre consisted for the most part of acrobats and although good, they virtually did the same tricks. This was followed by live bands in the sea lounge bar. More for pensioners who like flamenco, country & rocknroll, except on a Saturday night when there was a really great band that kicked off the 'Made In Heaven' show. Fireworks consisted of 4 tame fountain showers and sparklers; abysmal in comparison to what was going off in other hotels in the area. They had full blown displays.

Food was good & plentiful but the same as any hotel, you stuff on the first few days and find the repetition hard going come week two. Snacks were great. Chicken is so tasty and pizzas were great.

Pools: fantastic but quite cold.

Beach: wonderfully clean as was the hotel and surroundings.

Room: great & loads of movie channels in English if like me you watch late at night.

Hotel bowling alley & shop are expensive.

Disco: no-one used it because every other song was Turkish.

High security, friendly staff, helpful Thomson rep.

Unfortunately there is no cashpoint in the Baia Lara so it's a 500 metre walk once you get outside the hotel.
Can't fault the hotel but wouldn't go back. At 38-42, we are not party animals; it just was not lively enough for us. Apparently, guests who have holidayed in other hotels in the resort thought so too and reckon The Titanic is more upbeat and serve T- Bone steaks so we are considering that for next May/June.
Not what we expected
11 years 6 months ago
Being quite a new hotel the Baia is still very well maintained and is spotless without a doubt. It could be a fabulous hotel if the food was the same standard all year round. During the winter they cut back on the food choice and they only have one A la Carte restaurant open. The food off season is chicken or turkey served every possible way, fried, boiled, grilled or stewed every single day. Very repetitive and after 3 weeks you will certainly loose weight as you just can't face the same old same old day in day out.

The A la Carte restaurant served either Mexican or Italian and at a cost of 10 euro per person wasn't worth the extra money, although it was worth getting away from the main restaurant so we went twice a week.

The staff at the Baia are all very pleasant, with the exception of the entertainment team!! I have no idea why the hotel employ so many entertainment staff when they do so little.

The entertainment is diabolical of a night, but as there is nothing else to do you have to grin and bear it.
12 years 1 month ago
Hi there, I went to the Baia Lara hotel for a week with my pregnant wife, my 2 year old daughter, brother and sister in law and the mother in law. We went on 21st of June with Thomson from Glasgow. FYI a good time to go, not too busy.

Now the hotel itself being quite new is obviously in really good condition, opened in 2009 I believe, the grounds are well maintained and every where is very clean. They have a lot of staff there continuously working or standing about waiting to work, they even a guy walking around spraying bird droppings and scrubbing them from the slabs!! The staff are great with the kids, always trying to get them to join in and playing with them. Some bar staff, were less than helpful, seemed like they didn

Travel operator: Thomson


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