Back in 2010 we visited the recently opened Baia Lara hotel in Antalya, Turkey. It has been rated 5* and exceeds any expectations you may have for a hotel of that rating.
When we arrived, we had a short transfer to the hotel which upon arrival we were greeted by hotel concierge to take our luggage whilst we sipped Champagne ( that’s a great start in itself). We were then welcomed by the hotel manager who assisted us in checking in. As it was a night time flight the restaurant was opened for us with a fresh full buffet with as many meats, vegetables, sauces, sides and fruit as you could ever imagine.
After much anticipation we finally arrived at our room. From the service we had just received and to see our room, it felt like pure luxury. We were provided individual dressing gowns and slippers to go with the most comfortable bed I’ve ever had in 5* accomodation. Also to mention the fridge in the room. It was fully stocked with Alcohol, fruit juices, soft drinks and chocolate which were all refilled every day and INCLUDED in the price of the room – so no ugly surprises on departure day.
Once we wakened from a lovely sleep it was down to breakfast where it felt like a feast for 5000. The options never seemed to end and lunch was equally satisfying. As we went all inclusive, we ordered drinks all day which were brought to us on the beach by polite and friendly members of staff. The trend for food carried on through dinner and with all meals, not only were we supplied with endless options the quality of the food was wonderful and some dishes would most definitely please your taste buds.
Baia Lara offered spa treatments, hair dressers, gym, disco and performances throughout our stay there. We used the spa and semi moved in to the Turkish baths and their treatments were extremely relaxing and highly affordable. They put on shows during the evening with each night offering something different; which created another interesting element to this hotel.
If you are prepared to leave the hotel for some sights of Turkey, I strongly advise you do, you can find shopping malls within walking distance from the hotel, or get a taxi to the main town and experience the Turkish culture. Everyone was very welcoming and always happy to help with any language barrier that may occur, after visiting Antalya for two weeks, I would happily re visit on a longer trip to take in more of what Turkey has to offer.
Should you be planning a holiday soon, be sure to review Baia Lara hotel in Atalanta – you will not be disappointed.