Wonderful relaxing holiday in your own little piece of paradise
The Alba Royal is the perfect place for couple's with no children running around getting underfoot.
The staff here go out of there way to do everything they can to keep you happy , nothing is too much trouble any time night or day .
Anything the hotel can't help you with the Thomas Cook Rep is often around and also did all she could to enhance everyone's holiday experience.
The sun shone down on us and the hotel was absoloutly spotless , if I was forced to find any fault it would be that at times the food was a little repetative but there ws plenty to go round and they were only to happy to cater for special requests . No one starved !
October 11, 2012
Fantastic, relaxing holiday. Great break from the snow!
We stayed for a week at Alba Royal, at the end of March, and had luxury from the moment we stepped off the coach. Everyone at the hotel was genuinely polite and very helpful. We upgraded to the sea view superior view, which had a Super King size bed. I have stayed in a few 5 star hotels and have to say this is definitely the best one by far.
The first word out of both our mouths was “Woah!” when we saw our room. The room was made up every day by our lovely maid and the mini bar was replenished first thing every morning for free! If you rather stay in your rooms, be aware that there are only two English channels available on the TV.
The food was fantastic, wouldn’t change a thing. There are a variety of a la carte restaurants you can choose from, as well as the main restaurant and bars. There are two bars inside the hotel as well as a beach bar and a pool bar, which serve excellent food throughout the day. Waffles and Crepes every day, what more can you ask for!
The hotel is well placed to visit the main attractions nearby, which can all be reached by a local Dolmus (mini bus) at a charge of around £2 each. All prices are given in Euros, but Turkish Liras and Pound Sterling are readily taken. I suggest you take your money out before you travel, as there aren’t many cash machines around and you get charged an average 6% commission when you take money out from the exchange places.
Overall, a fantastic holiday which I whole heartedly recommend.
April 4, 2013
This hotel was amazing. When we first arrived we were greeted with drinks & little sweets, the bell boy carried all our suitcases & bags up to the room. The room was quite small, however we were not in there very long so it didn't really bother us. The entertainment day & night was great! There was always things going on throughout the day, we took part in the pool games (which were great & fun) aqua aerobics, water polo & water volley. The animation team really made everybody feel welcome. The food was very good, it had alot of choice & there was always somewhere open to get food throughout the day & night. We arrived very late at 11.00pm local time at Alba Royal, however we were still able to get food. Overall I would definately recomend this hotel, it was amazing, very clean. The maid came in everyday & cleaned out rooms top to bottom spotless!
November 29, 2012
Too Noisy at night/early mornining at the Alba Royal Turkey - Room 3333 Dept 15/09/12
On averaged only had 4,5 Hrs sleep per night, This was due to very noisy evening entertainment at sister hotels, and then being woken up at 05:30 hrs every morning for two weeks for people to go to worship,add to that very early morning coachs arriving and departing from hotel (one moring there was 5 coaches lined up at the entrance to the Alba Royal) ..
Food good veriety but in genral hot food bordoring on worm to cold.
All Staff very good
Complex kept very cleen
Entertainment WE was expecting more shows than there was. What shows that were put on were entertaining.
I am a asma sufferer and due to the hotel aircon not being top line I ended up with a chest infection.
WOULD I EVER RETIRN TO THE ALBA ROYAL- NO
October 11, 2012
great place to stay for adults only [alba royal turkey]
every thing we expected from colakli alba royal hotel, we will go back there again. excellent holiday.
October 11, 2012
Side nice place
The beach bar was not on the beach and by the time you walk up to it in 45-50 degrees you are melting. The dispenser on the beach where you get soft drinks is tap water, no one told us. I was ill for 9 days. The food looked nice in the buffet restaurant but tasted awful most of the time. English was not really catered for, however the breakfast was quite good. The entertainment team were brilliant. The hotel was nice but have stayed in nicer 5 star Turkey e.g The titanic.
October 9, 2012
We have been four times and considering our fifth!
Fabulous place, we cant bring ourselves to book anywhere else now.!
Being Adults only you can truly relaxing without scraming kids everywhere!
October 5, 2012
Fantastic Holiday for couples
Just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks in the Alba Royal (Aug). the staff are so friendly and pleasant. Cleanest Hotel I have stayed in. Plenty of shops around also some nice shops within the hotel. Easy access to Side on the Dolmas bus about 20 minutes into Side and only costs about 3.50 turkish Lera (1.50 GBP) & runs until about 1 o'clock in the morning. Shops in Turkey very cheap so need plenty of money. The food was fantastic pleanty to choose from and if you have a sweet tooth then this is the right hotel for you as the turkish take pride in their puddings. Some of them are too decorative wise nice too eat. I would definately stay at this hotel again. Plenty of beds also on the beach if you do not want to sun bathe around the pool.
September 11, 2012