Remote and quite far from the beach, the Meder Resort Hotel is intended for tourists who want, above all, to relax in an isolated setting where there are few activities. A hotel you should choose for a short stay.
The Meder Resort Hotel is located on the West coast of Antalya (25 mi from the city centre and 30 mi from the airport), in the city of Kemer. Remain patient when looking for the hotel because there aren't many signs indicating its location.
The Meder is a city hotel with a foreign clientele (Turkish, Russian, Norwegian, British). Plenty of families and childless couples come and stay here. The only way to get to the beach is with the shuttle, so don't miss it because there aren't many available activities within the hotel.
The Meder Resort Hotel stands imposingly outside the centre of Kemer's, almost out in the fields. There is, for now, no other large building standing in the way of this hotel whose white façade looks out on to the city and the Taurus Mountains in the background.
The 3-storey building is in a semi-circular shape. The lobby is huge, classy but a touch cold. The communal areas, such as the restaurant for example, overlook the swimming pool, which takes up all the outdoor space. This means that there is no garden in which to stroll, which may make you feel a little cramped.
Cramped also is the tiny stage which hosts the evening entertainment. The kids' club is minuscule - just a square on the lawn, stuck between the hedge and the pool. This make-shift playground can certainly not be considered a mini-club!
The spa is located underground; it is very pleasant, well-designed and the body and facial treatments are very tempting. This is all we can say about this hotel, which remains, above all, a city hotel.
The 228 rooms are what makes this hotel charming. However, before going into detail about what makes them so, a reservation should be brought to your attention: all the rooms either look out on to the city with the Taurus Mountains in the background, or on to the swimming pool, below. Eagle eyes only will make out the sea, far far away.
Coming back to the rooms, they are large and chic (for example, the basic standard rooms are 344 sq ft, and the family rooms and suites are both 538 sq ft). The decoration is both simple and cosy: the carpet is soft, the furniture is made of beautiful dark wood which matches the frames on the walls and even the bedspreads and the cushions. The armchairs and bedding are very comfortable. The bathrooms are top of the range with square sinks, large mirrors and hospitality products. All the rooms are well-equipped (a TV, telephones, a mini-bar stocked once a week with water and soda, a safe which is available for a fee - roughly £1.80 a day - and a hair-dryer, etc.)One thing's for sure, your stay will be sweet.
The Meder Resort has an all-inclusive option - the possibility to eat for free, and as much as you want at meal times (however, the freshly squeezed fruit juices, Turkish coffee, imported drinks and local beverages, whether alcoholic or not, are not free). The main restaurant serves local food influenced by international cuisine, which is very tasty.The guests who are very fussy about the meals and their variety will not hesitate to book a table at the à la carte restaurant (for an extra charge) which serves two types of food: French and Spanish. For nibbles, go to the snack-bar or the ice cream parlour (from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm); for drinks, go to one of the five bars dotted here and there around the hotel.
You can only be surprised when the staff asserts that the hotel, standing in the middle of fields and out of the city, does indeed have a beach. This can only be confirmed once you have caught the shuttle taking you every half an hour to Kemer's marina after a 10 minute trip.
Once off the bus, you then have to walk for at least five minutes to get to the private beach - well, if you manage to find it fast enough; various complexes share the site, yet they don't all use a sign to indicate which beach is theirs - the case for the Meder Resort. Basically, everything comes to those who wait, and since you have just picked your spot, all you have to do is enjoy the immensely charming setting.
The beach is nestled in a creek lined with trees, and hosting beautiful cruise liners in its dark blue water. All the necessary equipment is present: deckchairs, showers, a bar and parasols... but no lifeguard.
Two down points however: the pebbles in the water and the proximity to the other hotels' private beaches must make this site very busy and noisy in the high season.