This immense luxury hotel built in 2005 occupies a 33 acre site, and what really sticks to mind is the outrageous scale of its facilities. As a result, the distances between different parts of the establishment are immense. There is no arguing with the level of service, and the quality of the facilities will please even the most demanding of guests, whether you are bringing the whole family or visiting as a couple. The only blot on the copybook is the tourist area of Lara, which is significantly lacking in charm. Hotels now cluster one on top of the other, having sprung up almost overnight 5 years ago.
The Miracle Deluxe Resort is housed in the immense hotel complex at Lara, 7 mi east of Antalya. Allow 20 minutes for the transfer to and from the airport, which is 9 mi away.
The immense spa offers access to a wide range of treatments, including hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage, thalassotherapy, and so on... There is also a solarium. Alternatively, you can always make for the ultra luxurious panoramic bar where you will find high quality spirits and good cigars (at a price). In summer, parties are organised in a large open air nightclub.
The lobby will give any newly arrived guests a pretty good idea of the luxurious setting, with its marble floor, false palm trees, glass walls boasting magnificent sea views, and leather sofas. Shaped like a butterfly, the hotel is comprised of two symmetrical buildings that are separated by a bridge and surrounded by an immense swimming pool that measures nearly one acre. There is also a little water park for adults in one of the 4 swimming pools. An impressive roll call of sporting pursuits is on offer, including tennis, basketball, volleyball, mini football, mini golf, archery, water sports, etc. 3 different children's clubs are organised by age group to look after young guests from 4 and 16. They even have a swimming pool with a slide especially for them. The complex also found room for a shopping centre, a gym, a spa perfect for relaxing, and an indoor swimming pool with a jacuzzi.
The Miracle Resort consists of 696 very spacious guest rooms (28 to 35 m²), almost 70% of which have views of the sea. They all have carpeted floors and are equipped with a bathtub, a stocked mini bar (regularly re-stocked) satellite television, a free safe, and central air conditioning. For a maximum level of comfort, room service operates 24 hours a day and you will find bathrobes in the bathrooms. 14 junior suites measuring 30m² are also available, with the bonus of a 75m² balcony. The only quibble is the modern decor, which is a bit garish and not as refined as might be expected in a hotel of this category. The striped armchairs, for example, clash with the colourful dotted carpet.
The main restaurant can seat up to 800 diners and is divided between a pleasant indoor room and a terrace bordering the swimming pool. The buffet dishes prove to be delicious, generous, and varied. Themed evenings are organised every week for guests to sample the local cuisine. There is a mini buffet counter for children. There are also 4 à la carte restaurants serving Turkish, Italian, Mediterranean, and Mexican dishes for an additional fee of about £9 per person. Finally, feel free to visit any of the 5 bars dotted throughout the hotel.
The beach is covered in sand and there are no pebbles, which is quite a rarity in this part of Turkey. It is easy to get there from the hotel and is nicely arranged with white parasols and comfortable deckchairs. To laze around somewhere a bit different, make for the pouffes on the wide wooden pontoon for guaranteed relaxation. The setting is peaceful and the swimming is monitored. The only drawback is the lack of space between the deckchairs.
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