Holiday in Alanya and Torba/Bodrum
"Our stay in Hotel Azak Beach in Alanya"
We went to Alanya in october 2005.
We stayed in Hotel Azak Beach for two weeks.
This is a simple 3 star hotel but the location is great. All the rooms (32) have a very nice look on the beach and the sea.
On the photo you can see the white building this is hotel Azak Beach.
It has a small swimmingpool between the hotel and the beach.
Alanya is a town for all kinds of tourists. Lot of shops, restaurants, bars.
We found the beach not so nice, the sand is not very nice, it hurts when you walk over it. The beach is also very crowded. You dont't have much space to walk to the water, you have to find your way between de sunbeds.
"Our Stay in Hotel Rixos in Torba/Bodrum"
We went for this holiday to hotel Rixos in Torba, a small village near Bodrum. This hotel is to far to walk from Torba or Bodrum, you have to take a hotel shuttle or a taxi.
The hotel has it own small beach and a swimmingpool. It looks like a small holiday village.
The rooms you can have are different from each other, the rooms in the main builing are smaller then in the "streets".
It is an all inclusive hotel and I must say with very very good food and a lot to choose from.
There come a lot of dutch people.
Swimmingpool of Hotel Rixos
Beach of hotel Rixos
Which one to pick ?
So i won a vacation ... im about to decide... and i need to pick one of the hotels from the below list:
Has anyone stayed at one of this hotels ?
which is in the best area to your opinion and why ?
I dont want to be stuck at the hotel, i want to walk and see things at this area that i'll be staying at.
Thanks for your advice.
I've just got the website of Rixos and checked their hotels, i think that this is what i prefer BUT, i dont know which of the areas are the best.
Rixos Hotel Tekirova
Tekirova Beldesi P.B. 137
07995 Kemer - Antalya / Turkey
Tel : +90.242.821 40 32
Fax: +90.242.821 40 44
2nd priority (well actually i dont know maybe thats my 1st):
RIXOS HOTEL BELDIBI
Ataturk Cad. Beldibi
Kemer Antalya / Turkey
Tel : +90.242.824 97 00
Fax : +90.242.824 97 10
3rd priority which seems nice and relatively small:
RIXOS HOTEL BELEK
Ileribasi Mevkii 3. Parsel P.B. 139
07500 Belek - Antalya / Turkey
Tel: +90.242.715 27 31
Fax: +90.242.715 27 70
4th which is just ok, nothing special about it:
RIXOS HOTEL LABADA
Sahil Yolu Deniz Caddesi
Camyuva Kemer - Antalya / Turkey
Tel : +90.242.824 58 00
Fax : +90.242.824 58 11
Will appreciate a fast reply.
Re: Which one to pick ?
Hi! Congratulations on your prize!:)
Turkey is a great place to go and Rixos hotels are among the best there. I went this year in May and although my choice was the same like yours, I went to Rixos Labada since the other two (Tekirova and Beldibi) were fully booked. Rixos Labada was great , it may not look special but the service and the staff was really nice. It is located in Camyuva, about 5-6 km from Kemer, which is bigger. Beldibi, Kemer, Camyuva and Tekirova are all south of Antalya, while Belek is on the east side. Belek is more isolated and even though it is considered the "high class" area because you cand find only 5* or 4* resorts, if you are looking for a place to go out and see things, i think the other area is much better. You will see mountins and sea, the view is great and also you can choose a lot of daily trips for about 10-20n euro/person/day, lunch included. Don't miss the Myra-Kekova trip, it includes a short boat trip and some great sightseeing. Also, a good choice would be a 1 day cruise from Kemer to Olympos Beach and swimming breaks. The main advantage being in Kemer area is that you are closer to most of the places of interest.
For me Turkey meant a lovely vacation. Don't forget the shopping, but don't buy anything in your first day and without bargaining. The best tip about shopping is that you mustn't look too much interrested and don't show them u have too much cash with you. Oh, and if you might end up in Rixos Labada say hi to Ibrahim from Gabi and Amer, he is a waiter there and we had lots of fun with him.
Have a lovely trip and write to us about it when you come back!
Re: Re: Which one to pick ?
Thanks a lot for the info and help !