90 Deutsch Marks and up, depending on season Wonderful hotel, with too many amenties to list! It is right on the beach, great views, and amazing sunsets! It is an all inclusive resort, with good food around the clock. There are different rooms to choose from,depending on what you need.
The best holiday ever...?...
So much food, with such a variety of dishes, lovely setting, plenty for children of all personalities to do. Beautiful turquoise seas, wonderful warm termeratures. I'm sighing just remembering it all... Aparently there are 19 pools - the childrens adventure pools area is vast. Pirate ship, water cannons, slides, caverns, beach for toddlers etc - all located halfway up a mountainside, with wonderful sea views through the pine trees.
The childrens clubs are unbelievable - I could not drag our quite, shy 4 year old away - they have a timetable of activities, so even if they are away from the club base, you will be able to find them somewhere on the vast site that is Lykia World.
They have an outdor ampitheatre, which the very professional 'Animation' team give nightly shows - all different, and very entertaining. The finale is always the Lykia World Song to which everyone joins in with the moves and words!
We have just returned from a great 2 weeks at Lykia World. We had a family suite in the village which was very clean and roomy, with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The beach was very peaceful with plenty of sunbeds and shade. My children aged 12 and 10 had great fun in the sea swimming and playing in the waves. (as did my husband and I) The childrens paradise was good with lots of slides, pools and again sunbeds. The eating area there was much smaller but we all found plenty to eat. The only problem we had during the 2 weeks was when we visited the on site doctor because my daughter had a large bite/sting on her leg and we were worried that the sting was still in place. The doctor told his assisant to put cream on it without examining her because he was too busy looking at the football scores on the internet. He only examined her after we complained and the cream put on made the area much worse. All other staff at Lykia World were very friendly, helpful and great with our children. Onur a waiter in the village was especially kind and funny, doing lots of tricks for the children. We would visit Lykia world again and would recomend it to all our friends.
My favourite hotel - anywhere
We have stayed at Lykia World many times, most recently in September. We keep going back because of the sheer quality of the place. The staff, many of whom have been there for years have a "can-do" attitude. Nothing is to much trouble. The food is amazing, there are 5 speciality restaurants as well as 3 buffets and you can eat round the clock if you wish. The sports facilities are also superb. Most are complimentary, although you need to pay for motorised water sports. Lykia World really comes into its own for teenagers and older children as there is space to get away from mum and dad but in a secure environment. They take security very seriously - only guests get in.
It can get very hot in July and August and this is also a very busy time to go. You might have to queue for a table in some of the restaurants at very busy times.
Also be aware the place is built on the side of a mountain, and you will walk up and down a lot of steps to get around. There are loads of ramps for wheelchairs or buggies but you'll need a lie down after pushing one of these.
The beach is gorgeous and the water turquoise, although you will need shoes as its stony.
Its not all inclusive but you get wine and beer (as much as you want) with your meals. I've never seen anyone the worse for drink at Lykia World, possibly because its not AI.
Myself and my Husband have just arrived back from Lykia World. We stayed in the Villiage part of the complex, which having seen the Residence side we did perfer the Villiage. We did read all the negative reports and was a little anxious. However we had a great time! the Rooms were lovely and clean, the cleaners never touched any of our personal stuff its more than there jobs are worth.
There is something for everyone there, the food was great either in the main villiage part or on the beach at the Marina. The wine and beer and all soft drinks were free with your meals and unlimited. However outside of this the bar prices are a little pricey. You can use the residence facilities aswell, so plenty of restaurants. We did try one of the specialist restaurants, the Manderin Chinese Restarant, for an 8 eur surchange all your drinks are still free. That was a lovely meal and for 8 eur you can't go wrong.
We didn't have to fight for sun beds, we stayed around the adults pool, so that was nice and quiet. The main pool was mainly for families and kids, where all the entertainment happens during the day. The evening shows where very good. This place is really great for families and kids I really don't think you would see your kids all day, as the kids club was excellent.
Although we have no kids, it was still good for us and wasn't bothered at all by loads of children around the adults pool, or of an evening as the kids had their own restaurant.
We had a lovely time and the staff were great, the taxi into Olu Deniz was £10.00 return and the taxi will not want paying until your return. They will come back at any time for you.
Had a lovely time.
We were expecting great things from Lykia World having read many positive reviews online. However, whilst in the main the holiday was good, now that the euphoria of the holiday has worn off, there are a few points we believe people should be aware of. As one of the previous reviewers mentioned, do not leave anything of any value in the room unless it is in the safe (which is free but is not offered, you need to ask). The day before we flew home a pair of diamond earrings were taken from a bedside drawer in our room. A word of advice, if you are travelling with Airtours/Mytravel, do not rely on the reps to be of any use whatsoever. We informed the hotel security, who said they would investigate and also contacted the rep for assistance. The hotel said that only ourselves and the cleaner had been in the room, and refused to believe it was the cleaner! End of story. The rep was asked for the way forward, and to cut a long story short, gave incorrect advice and would not come to the hotel. Insurance won't pay out now.
3 out of the 4 of us were ill on holiday and the 4th was ill for a week on return with a nasty food poisoning bug which has got the environmental health people excited.
Sun beds. Be aware, whilst there are several pools around, you need to be up early to get a sunbed at the main pools (village and residence). It got to the point where I was down at the pool by 6.30am and people had already put their towels down and gone back to bed. These were not Russians or Germans but Brits. Indeed I would say that the majority of people during the 3rd week of July were Brits.
Evening entertainments were aimed at adults and not children, but there is a weekly show in which the children from the Kids Club perform. Be aware that if you let your kids go to the Kids clubs, you are unlikely to see them for most of the day and evening. We were not told that our daughter, who is 10, did not have to sign in and out and we lost her on her first evening in the kids club! We found her about an hour later somewhat distressed.
The reviews saying that branded shampoo and shower gel etc is provided are misleading. This may be true early in the season but was not during July. If you are a family and have not booked a family room (i.e. two rooms joined) you will be dissapointed with the size of the rooms and lack of privacy.
The Marina restaurant, which is where we ate most of our meals, is wasp infested and can ruin your evening if you let them bother you.
Taxis into Olu Deniz are expensive. About 11 pound return for a 6km round trip as they have a captive audience.
Book any excursions through Bloody Gorgeous in Olu Deniz (Metrolaya) as it is considerably cheaper than at the hotel.
Those are the main bad points. This is still a good complex, but not as good as we had expected, but people we spoke to go back year after year. I guess we were missing something as we will not go back as my wife can't afford to lose any more jewellry!! We constantly compared it to Club Asteria in Belek where we had holidayed in 2001 and whilst Asteria is smaller, it was much more personal and the animation team were better. We would choose this over Lykia every time and it has been updated since we went. - Check it out.
Lykia World. Olu Deniz
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Lykia World (from Dublin/Belfast)
Intend to go to Lykia world in mid July/August. Any objections or words of warning other than ferocious heat. Any advice re: best way of doing it from Ireland (pref Dublin) or indeed any good operators? 2Ads and 3 kids does not seem to fit with orbitz/travelocity/expedia systems! Slainte,
RE: Lykia World (from Dublin/Belfast)
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