The Alinda Beach Hotel deserves a mention for its large, albeit pebbly beach and family atmosphere. But it is lacking in terms of charm and comfort.
The Alinda Beach Hotel is located on the west coast of Antalya (28 mi from the city centre, and 32 mi from the airport), about 2 mi beyond Kemer in the village of Kiris.
Guests at the Alinda Beach Hotel are made up mainly of foreign families (mostly Germans, Dutch and Russians). Be sure to check its opening dates, because it sometimes closes during the winter season.
The hotel's surroundings are barren and pretty much devoid of human activity. You may well wonder what you have let yourself in for. So, the buildings Alinda Beach Hotel are plain, even somewhat old-fashioned, at least as regards the lobby, with its wicker sofas and flowery cushions. Whether you are in the restaurant, the theatre which stages night-time shows, the mini-club with its few plastic games, or the spa and its characterless massage rooms, the communal areas just do not have what it takes to help you relax. But despite this ineffable impression, the hotel, built in 1995 and renovated in 2006, is well maintained.
There are 410 rooms, but not all of them have a sea view. You can choose from a standard category (237 ft², maximum three guests), family category (645 ft², maximum four guests, and it should be noted that all the bedrooms are grouped into a single section), a junior suite (600 ft², two guests) and a royal suite (1830 ft²). The facilities provided are a telephone, television, mini-bar stocked with water on a daily basis, central air conditioning and a safe (less than £1 per day).
It is a pity that this large hotel, which can take 950 guests, has only a single main restaurant with 700 places. Bear in mind that it gets very crowded at mealtimes. The meals are pretty standard, insofar as the dishes on offer are local / international. As you may expect, at least from tourist establishments in this sector, guests registered for the all-inclusive package can enjoy a free, eat-all-you-want food policy (at least where local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are concerned). An "a la carte" restaurant, which only opens in the evening, provides the opportunity for you to try Turkish or fish dishes.
There is nothing special about the beach apart from the beautiful blue Mediterranean sea. It is not too far from the nearest rooms and has all the necessary facilities (deckchairs, showers, parasols and lifeguard) as well as a long pier with lounger deckchairs - but there is no canopy to shade you from the sun. The sand is coarse along this section of coastline, and is scattered with pebbles. It is a good idea to bring sandals for your children.
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