My partner and I have just returned from a week at the Limak Lara Hotel and really enjoyed the holiday. The hotel is a bit strange looking from the outside but lovely inside and the rooms are a great size.
As mentioned in previous reviews the Brits are very much in the minority here which did not bother us one bit although some staff did take time to understand us, not a problem though their english is better than my turkish :)
The only thing I was disappointed in was the fact that the alcohol served is not the best. I am not one for going on holiday and getting drunk every night, far from it ,but I do like a nice glass of wine with my meal and a decent brand of vodka. Bazooka vodka is served here along with other brands of spirits which I have never heard of. You can get Absolute vodka if you ask for it, this is not advertised though and I only found this out when I asked.
The wine is awful but you can buy bottles which I don't think is fair given the price paid and the fact it is a 5 star hotel. I am no wine expert and drink wine that costs a fiver a bottle at home but the wine they serve gave me heartburn.
Other than that everything is included other than ice cream and lollies for the kids.
The staff cannot do enough for you, all very friendly and attentive. Do lock your bedroom door though, the housemaids just walk in and do not knock!
Other good points are
My partner went to the gym every morning and said it was very well equipped. No problems finding a sunlounger each day and towels are provided for the pool.
I would return but for the price paid I think there would be better deals available.
September 30, 2012
Our room is big that's what I expected apart from the hotel is far away from the city because you have take or take a bus to go to the town but I don't mind that because there so much to do in the Hotel. All over the hotel is clean, our fridge every day the staff filled up with soft drink, still water and fizzy water, the food is excellent, there are lots to choose. The service is excellent, you don't have to wait for too long, lots of animation, sport in the daytime and show every night . All in all is value for money and excellent.
December 15, 2013
Great for couples or famillies
Fantastic choice of food even for me the most fussy of eaters. Five al a carte restaurants and a large main dining room offered an excellent choice of food. The entertainment team were amazing with some of the best shows i've seen on holiday. Even the after show parties were great, the whole entertainment team came and mingled with the guests, we got to know them all by the end of the holiday. I will definitely be going back. Thanks to all the Limak Lara staff for a great two weeks.
October 1, 2013
lovely holiday in Turkey, would like to go back again
very poor show of Thomas Cook rep. Michael, supposed to be meeting us on Monday 4th of March at 11:30 am for holiday welcome meeting. Did not see him at all and no message left with reception about his whereabouts and why did not he show up. wasted nearly 45 minutes looking for him rather than enjoying the sunny weather. Definately would like an answer ?
Otherwise brilliant holiday and well done Thomas cook for excellent in flight meal.
hotel staff very nice and caring could not have done any better. Food was excellent,
definately would like to go again in later part of this year.
March 18, 2013
a great place to relax and enjoy this beutifull hotel
i had a great time as ive never travelled alone before ,very friendly staff and the people were also great company,,plenty to do during the day lovly indoor pool.great relaxing time i had ...food ,always plenty to choose from .entertainment at nite was also very good .deff going back ...
March 15, 2013
Perfect winter break
We stayed at the Limak Lara from the end of February to the beginning of March. From the welcome in Reception until leaving for the airport we experienced wonderful service from all the hotel staff, each with a smile on their face. The food was fantastic, the Italian Restaraunt really, really good and afternoon cakes and tea was a treat in its self. Lots and lots of bars to get drinks, the beach bar was great for refreshing drinks and to watch the antics of the Animation team. This is one happy couple who will return and will bring our Daughter and Granddaughter with us although we will not be able to get her out of the beautiful, warm indoor pool . Thank you Limak Lara and Thomas Cook.
March 10, 2013
fantastic chill out in tiurkey
excellent hotel, great place to either chill or keep busy. staff very friendly, spa out off this world. as brits in the minority, but that didnt bother us.
March 9, 2013
We had a wonderful and relaxing break. We visted the last week in February and the weather was fantastic - sunbathing by the pool!
All the staff - restaurant, waiters, bar and cleaners, worked very hard and did an excellent job and were always pleasent, polite and helpful.
There was an excellent choice of food at all meals and if anyone could not find something they liked to eat then I really don't know what their diet must consist of.
We flew from Manchester which was the only downside - horrendous queues for check-in & security plus 1 1/4 hours wait when we arrived back for baggage. It was a shambles and no explanation/reason given.
March 8, 2013