# 7 of 18 hotels in Belek-Bogazkent

Hotel Alva Donna Exclusive(5 stars)

Bogazkent Beldesi 07500 Belek View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    5.6
  • Room
    5.4
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.4

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    421
  • very good
    60
  • acceptable
    23
  • poor
    5
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

6

The hotel is for us an absolute highlight! The whole facility and arrangements are planned every detail. The Alva Donna offers its guests relaxation and good entertainment on a high level. One of the biggest characteristics are the two hotel complexes. The main building, on the other hand the relaxation building. Both are by a bridge (gate) connected and independently the guests extensive offers offer, but different in a point significantly. In relaxation …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.8285714285714287

The hotel features 7 auxiliary buildings as well as 2 main building, divided as follows: 1 main building (b) + 2 auxiliary buildings on the opposite side (new building for 2013, in the winter season closed) and 1 main building (a) + 5 annex. The hotel also provides a room for up to about 2000 guests. All buildings are connected. Groundbreaking signs are available for the main building (a) & (b) but separately. The hotel also has several bars & restaura …  read hotel review

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Murıelle
Nıce holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2015
We came allready for the second time to Alva Donna and we really like it there. The hotel is really big, there is a lot of space, many gardens and different areas. We stayed in the new Deluxe buılding, it is really calm and relaxing over there. The rooms are great and you have everything you need and some extras. The personal is really friendly and at least try to speak as many languages as possible, also french, that's great :) Service in the restaurant is really carefull, they are allways looking if you need something. Everything is perfect. read hotel review
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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If you want to fun
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2015
Here is everything good. Excellent personal, view, professional cooks and barmens. You can see a lof of people from different countries, get new friends and enjoy it. If you love to play water games you have to come here, they always invite us for entertaintment. And for people who wants to get fit, they have diet menu. read hotel review
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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The most suitable family leisure
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2015
We were settled in a perfect room with a good garden view. In a room its very clean and they continually cleaning them everyday (+ filling mini bar). 95% of the guests in hotel are guest with families. So you will not be disturbed by young unnecessary guest who are all the time drinking and junking around. The crew is very nice and friendly. Special grounds for children also a big advantage for families with kids. Now one of the important parts: Food I personally always try to eat in hotels, the food that are cooked in front of my ... eyes, and everyday they have fresh cooking in restaurant. Beach is very close and always warm. Daily activities and animation team are friendly and always trying to create something entertaining. Spa&Massage and other relaxing therapies are above average. For youngs disco is nicely enviromented and seems good. I would gladly advice this hotel to you but especially people with kids. Thank you read hotel review
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
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Ilyas
The ideal hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2015
Personal is really good, they are allways smiling and willing to help. We are really happy with their service. At out room we have a really nice balkon, thats great and we can really stay in calm. The Bars and Restaurants are really nice and the staff workng there is allways friedly and making fast service. Aktivities and evening shows are great and really entertaining. read hotel review
  • Location
    5.3
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
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Holidays of my dreams
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2015
I have been to Turkey five times and this is for sure the best hotel. I was there with my family (me, my husband, children 7 and 4, and grandmother) last year and we also chose it for holidays in 2015. The hotel is fabulous, very clean, very well prepared for small children. There are anti-septic soaps everywhere, in mini-club, toilets and near the restaurants. Therefore hygienic standards are very high. The hotel buildings are stylish, luxurious and exclusive. The garden is very well maintained. The gardeners all the time take care of trees and plants. The hotel is big ... and there are a lot of people, but you do not see crowds. There are always deckchairs both near the pool and on the beach. Entertainment programme for children and for kids is fantastic. Pools are big and very clean. Food is delicious and you can eat 24h in different bars. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Entertainment programme is fantastic, for shore you cannot be bored. Pools are very big, there are also six water slides for adults. Kids have their own pools – one for babies and one for older kids (about 70cm) with three fantastic slides. Every evening children have mini disco and our kids really liked it. The evening shows are great. There are concerts, acrobatic or dance performance with fireworks. Three times a week there is a foam party - really fantastic experience.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Food is delicious, fresh and sophisticated. Everyone will be satisfied. Apart from the main restaurant there are many different bars serving different meals, fruit, cakes and ice-creams. What is more a waiter is coming between deckchairs and distributing fresh fruit. Every day there is fresh juice for breakfast. There is a fantastic kids restaurants, diet meals and fantastic cakes. Generally quality of food is very high.

  • Room
    6.0

    The room was clean and comfortable. We had a family room – first room 2 twin beds, second room king size bed and sofa. The bathroom was also very clean. The room was cleaned every day. The pool view, as I wrote before, was fantastic. The balcony was really spacious. I have never had such a fantastic room

  • Location
    6.0

    The beach is very close to the hotel. There is a playground and even sea-water pool for kids. You can also eat and drink in beach bar. The hotel is about 45 minutes from the airport and in the center of Bogazkent. There are shops and a bazaar about 200 meter form the hotel. The sellers are very friendly. There you can buy everything and prices are affordable. Of course there are also shops in the hotel.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    I have been to Turkey five times and this is for sure the best hotel. I was there with my family (me, my husband, children 7 and 4, and grandmother) last year and we also chose it for holidays in 2015. The hotel is fabulous, very clean, very well prepared for small children. There are anti-septic soaps everywhere, in mini-club, toilets and near the restaurants. Therefore hygienic standards are very high. The hotel buildings are stylish, luxurious and exclusive. The garden is very well maintained. The gardeners all the time take care of trees and plants. The hotel is big and there are a lot of people, but you do not see crowds. There are always deckchairs both near the pool and on the beach. Entertainment programme for children and for kids is fantastic. Pools are big and very clean. Food is delicious and you can eat 24h in different bars.

  • Service
    6.0

    The rooms are very cosy and clean .The staff is very friendly. We could go the reception or guest relation with all our problems and they did their best to help us. But above all I must honor reception. They speak different languages fluently, they always try to solve your troubles quickly, they fulfill their obligations with smile. They also appreciated that we chose this hotel for the second time and they gave us upgrade to a bigger room with a fantastic view. Thanks to them this holidays will be unforgettable and I will recommend this hotel to everyone.

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Holiday is great!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2015
The Hotel is really big and very nice. There was a lot bars, restaurants, food is tasty, everything was really fresh every day. I really liked drinks, and of course the cleaning was also very nice. Thank you Alva D.!!!! read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Dain Lapcenoka
Comfortable stay and connected Relax Building!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2014
Overall,this hotel was very good. ALthough rainy days and a bit of flood,staff could take it away and be polite polite. One thing,what suprised us was in check-out day,when the porter missed our baggage and didt put in our bus,so ionly in the airport we understood,that our baggage is in hotel still.Well,actually it is 51% hotel fault and 49% our fault. So be careful and get sure that all of your baggage are put in transfer! read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
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Patriks
Good vacation,bad weather,luxury hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2014
Although weather was bad in the end of October,the hotel tried to do something and to fix the flood problem afer rainy day and thunderstorm. Also shows and animation was good. Thank you,animation team.!Maybe I wanted more archery lessons,but I couldnt change weather. Maybe I would change,that in the end of October let the beach to stay calm (dont put sun beds and mattress off,because many people wanted to stay in the beach in the mornings,but they and also I have to put sun beds by ourselves. But in the general,this hotel ... was very good. Also Relax Biulding was very luxury and ambient.It is only open in summer,but it was open it autumn because the flood was blocking some days facilities of main biulding. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
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Isabell
Relaxing seaside holiday in a great hotel!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2014
I highly recommend this hotel to everyone! It leaves nothing to be desired! Everything tip top! Thank you for a lovely holiday! read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
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Alexandra
Very good for families with kids
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
Our vısıt ın Alva Donna was our fourth stay ın Belek. Always ın another hotel so we can compare a bıt. Alva Donna has smaller garden then the other hotels we stayed ın so sometımes ıt looked a bıt overcrawded but on the other hand ıt was easıer to get around (e.g. not so far away from the beach back to the room when you forgot somethıng or from the beach to the restaurant or bar etc.). It has everythıng a good hotel should have especıally for famılıes wıth lıttle kıds. There ıs a beautıful kıds swımmıngpool and ... playground, cosy kıds restaurant, all baby equıpment and very nıce evenıng programme for the lıttle ones. Staff was very helpful and trıed to fulfıll all our requests. Room was clean and dıd not look obsolıte. Do not come here when you are on a dıet cause food ıs really good and the choıce ıs great. No, no, do not worry. They also have a dıet corner. Regardıng the evenıng entertaınment (shows) they are somewhere ın the mıddle - we saw much better but experıenced also much worse ın another hotel so thıs tıme we could say ıt was ok. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Information about Hotel Alva Donna Exclusive

Hotel Information

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Hotel Beach (Sand)
  • What the hotel offers
    Hotel Alva Donna Exclusive is a five star resort that provides great accommodation for the entire family. This hotel is especially recommended for families with small kids. Check in starts at 2 PM and check out must be done before 12 AM. Pets are not allowed on the premises. High-speed Internet is available at this hotel. Hotel offers a variety of amenities, including luxurious rooms and diners, a private beach and a state of the art spa.
  • Location
    Resort is situated 40 kilometers from Antalya Airport. Local points of interest include Kaleici, Troy Aqua & Dolphinarium, Rock tombs in Myra, and Castle of Simena. Hotel is located conveniently close to a sand-and-pebble beach.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel boasts 447 exclusive guest rooms. All rooms have balconies, minibars, satellite TVs, hairdryers, direct telephones and private bathroom with bath tub and some feature a spa bath. One child up to 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds, cots or cribs.
  • Food and Drink
    Dining options include seven diners serving Oriental, Italian, Mexican and Turkish cuisine. Restaurants offer lunch, breakfast and dinner. Diners serve meals outdoors or indoors depending on the weather. Guests are invited to explore the neighborhood for new tastes; nearby streets offer many different dining options, including cafes and diners that serve local cuisine.
  • Leisure
    On site spa features fitness centre, sauna, Turkish hammam and a jacuzzi. Guests can also try out entertainment centre, discotheque and cinema hall. Bogazkent and Kadriye Shopping Districts can be founds close to the resort.
  • Other facilities and services
    Car rental service and free private parking are provided. There is an airport shuttle that runs from the hotel. Other on site facilities include concierge service, 24-hour reception, dry cleaning, babysitting and child services and currency exchange. Business center is also available.
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

Hotel description

Hotel description

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Rooms with disabled access
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Playground
  • Business Centre Use: charged
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Sofa bed
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Minibar: unalcoholic
  • Safe
  • Iron
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Dressing room
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire alarm
  • Hair dryer

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Gluten free
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Extended breakfast
  • Packed lunches

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Pool
  • Number of slides: 3
  • Aqua park
  • Tennis court
  • Number of tennis courts: 1
  • Outdoor
  • Nightclub

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Beauty treatments
  • Sauna
  • Hammam

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club (6-9 years)
  • English
  • Early check in
  • Honeymoon
  • Late check out
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle bus transfer from the airport: charged
  • Express check in and check out
  • English
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper