Still good on visit number 9
This hotel has just reopened after being closed for 4 months for a refurb, and our trip was 2 weeks after opening. In my opinion they probably opened too soon, given an extra couple of weeks would have ironed out all the niggles - such as new staff not on par with the staff who have worked there a long time, organising the a la cartes, getting the gardens to the immaculate state they normally are. These were minor issues which improved as our holiday progresses.
The rooms have been decorated in a light modern way, with enormous rain showers replacing bath tubs. More family type suites are available which replace the old junior suites.
There is a total of 8 a la carte restaurants, the bbq one was due to open at the end of May. You book with guest relations in reception from 9am to 12.30pm and depending on availability you could get a booking for the same day, or the following day. There is no charge for these restaurants but some are adult only and will not take children under the age of 12.
The animation staff are 1st class, and can't do enough to make your holiday enjoyable - providing you want this, otherwise they would just shout hello and leave you be. We particulary enjoyed the darts with Tourah, and our son loved the daily football sessions with Yaltcin and beach volly ball with the wonderful Nemo. The evening entertainment consisted of a few professional shows and the ususal Mr/Mrs Lara type shows.
The thing that does make this hotel stand out is the service you get from the brilliant staff who have worked there for years, they remember you like old friends.
I am sure we will be back for visit number 10 before long.
May 4, 2014
Hilarious and friendly entertainment staff, brilliant family holiday
The entertainment staff are brilliant; so funny, friendly, talkative and caring for their guests.
The atmospher in nightclubs is amazing with the staff dancing and making it even better.
The hotel staff are friendly, speak good English and have allot of time for the hotel guests.
It's a very clean hotel, room service isn't brilliant as it took a while to get milk dilivered to the room. But that's not a huge problem really. The pools are kept clean and the pool area has enough sun loungers and is also kept clean with inberallas for shade.
We had an excellent holiday I'm Antallya, Turkey. The staff were fantastic, the location was superb and we have only just finished our fabulous holiday and we are already disgussing going back to the same location.
April 25, 2014
Best family holiday ever!
This holiday had everything we look for in our holidays to please both us and our children. It was relaxing for us, not too crowded as the grounds are vast, and at the same time it was fun for the kids with the many pools, as well as waterslides, and a fun entertainment team. The food was plentiful, and the a la carte restaurants at no extra cost made you feel like you had left the hotel for an evening out somewhere. This holiday was so perfect that we rebooked for next year the day we got back!
October 21, 2012
Best holiday ever !!!!!!
The whole holiday was perfect,the entertainment team were fab and the food was delicious ,the pools were great and the water slides were good fun too.The cat sanctuary was lovely because all the cats were kept nice and clean .There were no faults to the resort so i would recomend it to anyone because it's great for all ages and it's definatly worth every penny.
September 23, 2012
great hotel for all ages even romantic dinners for special occasions
been may 11 and may12 going november 12 each time everything as you would expect from a 5 star hotel plus more everyone friendly they do everthing they can to make sure your stay is the best including champagne and cake for our anniversary and my birthday looking forward to our next stay
August 25, 2012
Relax and unwind in Turkey
This was our second trip to Antalya and Barut Lara Beach, our only concern upon arrival was that nothing had changed as it was pefect the first time we went. Apart from improvements to the al la carte service nothing had changed and it was perfect once again.
The quality of hotel, the grounds, the beach, the service, the pools, the food and just about everything was first class. It's a little slice of paradise
October 14, 2011
Fantastic Hotel & Great Food
Everything you could want from a holiday - great location, lovely, comfortable hotel with excellent facilities and brilliant food - more than you could want for and of course weather was excellent.!
I have tried to book for any stay and found it full up..!! This latest trip will be hard to beat.
Flights to and from Norwich on time and Airline staff were first class - Well done, better than any scheduled air line (except Virgin).
Only one slight downside was the Sea To Sky trip which for £55.00 a head was not worth it and the transfer/pick up times were far too long (spent nearly 4.5 hours in total on coach.!) - Rushed lunch in a nice location (sitting "in" a river.!), but the all the locals wanted was your money - food not great either - but that said it wasn't totally bad - wouldn't do it again and the Thomas Cook rep wasn't quite truthful with the actual details of the trip - be careful if you are tempted.!
October 6, 2011
Having arrived at Antalya minus a suitcase, had to then fill out paperwork and kept a coach load of holiday makers waiting to depart the airport, once arriving at the Barut Lara was feeling alot better. We were upgraded to a suite and was shown our room. Although the first night at the hotel was minus clothes to go out in , we looked around the hotel and ate in the main restaurant. I t was very quiet the first evening, which we later found out was because the annimation team had their day off.
Grounds of the hotel are fabulous as is the hotel restaurants (you can eat in the al a carte's as often as you like) Staff are great and cant do enough for you.
You wont be dissappointed with this hotel.
September 5, 2011