The second hotel on our trip to Antalya and Belek in January 2022 was our favorite hotel in Belek. For some reason, I really wanted to come back here for the 3rd time, and I can confidently say that at the moment this is the best hotel for an off-season holiday on the coast of Antalya.
This year the check-in was friendly and very fast. I chose a room overlooking the golf courses and I liked living on this side of the building a lot more. It was very quiet and very beautiful. The view opened up to the rooms with access to the pool and golf courses behind them.
The room was still very comfortable, warm and very cozy. Despite the thunderstorm, rain and lightning (we were really lucky with the weather), the room was quiet, warm and safe. This point is important to consider for those who are looking for a good, safe hotel to relax in the off-season.
The room did not seem tired to me at all, everything looked great. The facilities of the room and the filling of the minibar were very good.
But the TV built into the mirror is not very convenient to watch 🙂
Oh and yes, this hotel has one of the best we’ve seen, bed, mattress and linens.
I was very impatient to return to the hotel, because our favorite Irish pub reopened at the end of 2021 and has now been converted into a snack restaurant for lunch and a bar in the evening. Oh, here we were in for a huge disappointment – both the choice and the quality of the preparation at this snack restaurant were very poor,
in contrast to last year’s excellent experience at Daphne restaurant. But now this restaurant has become inaccessible to ordinary hotel guests, because now it works free of charge only for residents of special categories of rooms or for an extra charge on the menu 🙁 And about the bar: yes, it was opened, but our favorite Guinness draft beer is no longer here, only in cans.
I kindly ask the hotel management to take seriously the problem of running a snack restaurant and urge to reconsider its concept in order to make it look like a great a la carte restaurant idea for lunch and dinner like it is at the Maxx Royal Belek or Lujo hotel. Daphne used to be very similar to a great a la carte restaurant: it was very tasty and the menu was good.
After a boring lunch, we ran to the confectionery 🙂 There are 2 of them in the hotel: one Turkish with local pastries, sweets and a large selection of desserts,
and the second with cakes, pastries and ice cream. Everything here is very good and tasty, and even better, because my favorite Movenpick ice cream is back 🙂 (most likely due to my request in the last review).
BUT to be honest, not a single hotel has yet overshadowed the skill of the confectioners of the Kaya Palazzo Belek hotel! 🙂 Both pastry shops are cozy, it’s nice to sit and relax here.
True, the service was also a bit relaxed, we had to wait for our tea.
The bars in the hotel are still great: there is a good selection of them, and there is always a good time to spend. They just closed one of the bars near the reception, which is a pity 🙂 The choice of drinks is good, there are several varieties of single malt whiskey. But it seems to us that here the hotel should think and expand the range of such drinks for their fans, because in the LUJO hotel in Bodrum, the choice of single malt whiskey is very extensive. The service in the bars is good, but you have to wait for the waiters sometimes. Drinks are served with several types of nuts, chips and popcorn.
The cocktails this year were prepared much better than last year, but they couldn’t cope with the correct serving of the Porn Star Martini cocktail 🙂
The main restaurant this time pleased us very much: it was very tasty, the choice was excellent, and the service was at the highest level (fast, attentive, pleasant). But only the soups were for some reason not very interesting and tasty. We especially liked the meat and fish, which is cooked for dinner for each guest to order on the grill. But the tuna could not be found there
A la carte restaurants are, let’s be honest, still the shame and the joy of this hotel. They do not work every day, and there are fewer places for those who want to. Yes, and the procedure for recording to them looks depressing: you need to persuade an employee to enroll you there. And the joy is that if you get there, then everything will be fine: both instant pleasant service and very tasty!
This time we went to Italian a la carte and a la carte of an Asian cuisine, which we had not yet been to. And we liked both: an interesting menu and it even seemed that the level of cooking has become even better!
And in order to remove the shameful moment with an la carte restaurants, the hotel management needs to make them open daily, add seats (there is such an opportunity), and make them open without an appointment for everyone. And if you also make some of them work at lunchtime (given the disaster with the current snack restaurant), then I’m sure it will be an incredible success!
The hotel area is beautiful even during heavy rain There is enough place to walk around and to enjoy the nature. The golf courses in this hotel are still my favorite, I would live there all day if I could 🙂
The outdoor pool is still wonderful: very warm (28-30 degrees), clean, huge and with excellent service: towels, sunbeds are always ready even after the worst rain in 3 minutes; drinks are brought by a charming lady on roller skates very quickly and always with a smile. In general, if it were not for the rain, we could sit here endlessly and enjoy this beauty.
In the SPA you need to pre-register, but now it must be done on the same day, and not as it was previously the day before the visit. The stay is limited to 1 hour, but no one has ever checked. Everything is great in the SPA, everything is convenient, and most importantly, everything works without additional restrictions: 2 saunas, a steam room, a hammam, a cool quiet relaxation area, and a large bright indoor pool with a small outdoor heated pool. True, we felt the temperature in the indoor pool is noticeably colder than the temperature in the outdoor pool.
There is animation and evening entertainment, but we almost had no time to be distracted by them 🙂
I am very satisfied with our third visit to the hotel, and I am sure that I will return here again, because. I can call this hotel a real Fine Hotel, and a very rare hotel can boast of such a title from me 🙂