An unforgettable holiday in Grand Park Lara 5*, Turkey, Antalya – Reviews and recommendations

Hotel Grand Park Lara 5 * has long deserved positive reviews of tourists. Most note its good location, a large well-groomed area and a wide sandy beach. The work of the staff is aimed at ensuring that the stay here was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

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Location and territory

Grand Park Lara,opened in 2013, is located in a favorite corner of Antalya – a district called Lara. This is almost the only place that is so close to the airport (14 km), and at the same time has a beautiful sandy beach with a width of 20-30 m.

With such proximity to the center of Antalya, vacationers in Lara have access to all the advantages of living near the big city – trips to shopping, attractions, bars and discos. On the border of Lara lies the Duden National Park with picturesque waterfalls, grottoes and observation decks. Even closer, 5 km away, there is a park of sand sculptures, which is especially beautiful in the evening, when the original lighting is turned on.

At the same time, this tourist area, where several dozen hotels are concentrated, is quite quiet, surrounded by fields and orchards.

Grand Park Lara stands on the second line 200 m from the coast. The asphalted road, which can quickly reach Antalya, runs along the territory, but is fenced off from it by a covered shopping center.

Alexey, St. Petersburg: “We bought a ticket here mainly because of the proximity to Antalya. We went there twice by taxi, walked around the old town and went to the waterfalls. By the way, quite an interesting park, I recommend to go. The place here, of course, is successful, quiet. And the price tag is not so much inflated. But there is a noisy road nearby, and around the field and some vacant lots, there is not much to look at. And the hotel itself is very noisy, a lot of children, the music screams until late in the evening.

The territory is very large, but there are many buildings on it, which rise like high-rise buildings in the city. The whole space is occupied, there are no green corners and flowers, almost only palm trees are stumbled upon here and there. The bridge is cute, but does not fit well into the interior. And yet – there are no mountains, which sometimes so decorate the view from the window. In short, Lara’s design does not make a special impression. But everything is clean, shiny, the paint has not peeled off anywhere. The service, of course, is at a high level, and the price tag is more or less. But if it weren’t for these factors, I’d rather buy another ticket.”

Room stock

In eight 9-storey buildings there are 896 comfortable rooms of the following types:

  • Double economy 22 m2 with one double or two single beds.
  • Standard double 22 m2 with double bed.
  • Family deluxe 36 m2 with two single beds and one double bed.
  • Family Elite 50 m2 for 6 people. Two bedrooms with one double bed and two single beds, and in the living room a sofa bed.
  • There are 8 rooms for disabled guests.

Everywhere there is a flat screen TV with satellite channels, an international telephone, air conditioning, a separate bathroom with a hairdryer and a closed shower. Flooring – laminate. It offers visitors always fresh bed linen and towels, changed daily, toiletries and slippers. Safe and minibar for a fee.

In standard rooms there are no balconies (except for rooms for the disabled).

Olga, Kazan: “The rooms are clean, comfortable, bedspreads and curtains nice blue shade. We were in a family room, so it seemed spacious and the balcony was large. Cleaned clean, towels were fresh every day. Audibility is really too strong, in such rooms it would be desirable to make sound insulation better. And yet – it is difficult to adjust the temperature of the water – then hot, then cold. The staff is very polite, no one has heard a complaint that someone was rude or ignored the request.

In general, we liked it here, but a large number of people, bustle, tables in the restaurant are often not enough, as well as sunbeds – this, of course, is a minus.

By the way, there are two elevators in the buildings, but they work very slowly, because there are many floors, this is a constant wait. We were already walking downstairs. Overall, the impression is good, but still not ideal. Saves only a great sea, delicious food and plenty of entertainment. “

Infrastructure

The extensive property, occupying 35,000 m2, has everything you need for a comfortable stay of tourists. In the central part there are 4 pools without heating, two of which are common (950 m2 and 450 m2), one for children (135 m2), and one is designed for those who roll down from water slides. There are 4 of them, and they form a real mini-water park.

Around there are a sufficient number of sunbathing areas, equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds and tables. The large pool has an “L”-shaped shape, in its central part there is a curved wooden bridge.

For food and drinks, the following points work: the main restaurant, three bars, a buffet, a pub and an A La Carte restaurant.

In the buildings there is also a conference hall for 50 people and a SPA-center, where you can visit the Turkish bath, steam room and sauna for free. For children, there is a mini club and a living area. Cots and high feeding chairs are provided.

For lovers of outdoor activities there is a free fitness center, darts, table tennis.

Daytime and evening animation includes incendiary performances, competitions, darts, tennis, water polo, gymnastics and step. There are also activities for children in the mini-club. Various shows and incendiary evening discos are held daily.

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Paid services:

  • SPA-center offers a choice of different types of massage, peeling, and other procedures for body and face care.
  • There are services of a hairdresser and photographer, laundry, shoe shine.
  • On request, guests can call a nanny, rent a baby stroller.
  • Guests can rent a bicycle or car to explore the area.
  • The rooms have paid safes, you can order wi-fi and long-distance calls.
  • For entertainment, guests can enjoy billiards, a games room, a diving school and water sports facilities.
  • Visits to the medical office are paid separately.

Elena, Kharkov: “We went with my son, so he was wildly delighted with the water slides. It’s a pity that they work on a schedule, but then it would not be possible to pull him out of the water at all. Very diverse animation for children. Not just dances and competitions, a lot of different activities – they baked pizzas, and aqua makeup was, songs were sung, then the winners were also given prizes. Once there was a show of growth dolls – interesting and unusual. In general, he was not bored. But I did not like that there are a lot of people, everyone climbs forward, and he is modest, he is not used to such noise.

In addition, late in the evening is also noisy, music thunders from everywhere. The child in the first couple of days could not sleep at all, but then, apparently, he was so tired that he slept well. For a holiday with a child, there is everything you need, but choose it better so that the windows overlook the road, then it will be quieter. There is a children’s club, located in the shade, so it is not very hot and there are a lot of interesting things for children.

In the SPA somehow not very – it is only necessary to go, immediately impose paid services. Took a massage and were dissatisfied. And the disadvantage is that in the local shopping center do not take bank cards. But who will exchange dollars for liras? It’s uncomfortable. There’s no such thing elsewhere.”

Food

Lara has a main restaurant, A La Carte restaurant, bars in the lobby, poolside and beach, an outdoor buffet and a bistro.

The main meals, consisting of Turkish, European and international cuisine, are served in the main restaurant and bistro. The first breakfast is served from 7:00 to 10:00, lunch from 12:30 to 14:00, dinner from 18:30 to 21:00. A second breakfast is served at 10:00 in the bistro. During the day, snacks and ice cream are served on the beach, by the pool in the buffet and in the bistro.

In the bistro you can get soft drinks and snacks around the clock on a special night menu.

Fresh seasonal fruits and desserts are served with each meal.

In the restaurants of A La Carte meals are paid by appointment (excluding children under 12 years old on the children’s menu). You can try Chinese, Italian cuisine, fish table and barbecue.

There is a children’s menu, as well as departments of dietary and vegetarian nutrition.

Local drinks are bottled free of charge until 24:00. For a fee you can get bottled drinks, imported alcohol, freshly squeezed juices.

Alya, Moscow: “The food is good, there is a place to eat even at night. Themed dinners with original dishes are held. On Tuesdays they gave fish and crabs. Desserts are diverse, all sorts of cakes, buns with cream, not these usual identical squares as it happens in other hotels. Between meals give ice cream, waffles, cakes with meat, cheese, apples. Snacks are also available on the beach, which is convenient. In general, no one will remain hungry. I can’t imagine anyone being left hungry here.

Claims if not to the food itself, it is always enough, but to the crampedness. There are a lot of people, then you can not approach the distribution, then you are waiting for a free table, and, even if you come later, the situation does not change. I think that there should be more tables for such a number of vacationers. “

Sea and beach

A beautiful spacious beach is 200 m from the Grand Park across the street. Those who wish can take a ride to it on the shuttle. Bathers have showers, toilets, an umbrella and sun loungers with mattresses. There is also a snack bar serving booze, light snacks and ice cream.

The coastline is wide, sandy, the entry into the sea is convenient for children and adults. It is possible to rent equipment for water sports and book diving lessons.

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Alena, Kyiv: “We went here because of the proximity of the airport and because the beach is sandy. To go to it would not be at all tense, only 5 minutes, the track is good, a mini-car walks on it. But next to the wash from the neighboring “Dolphin Palace”. The smells, of course, match.

The people are full. Sun beds seem to be a lot, but after 10 am most of them are occupied. Honestly, it was dirty. I understand that our compatriots themselves are to blame, they litter a lot, but in other places, perhaps, they are cleaned more often, because I have never seen such dirt anywhere.

The water, of course, is very warm, the approach is perfect, a couple of times there were big waves, everyone immediately ran to ride them, however, the sea from them became very muddy. By the way, pebbles are still found here and there, but this is not critical, you can choose where it is not. “

Grand Park Lara 5* – a great place to relax with children. Proximity to the airport allows you to make the road quick and pleasant. A wide sandy beach with a convenient entrance will allow young visitors to the hotel to splash fearlessly in the sea, and the presence of a children’s pool and water slides will make their rest even more interesting. And if someone suddenly gets bored, cheerful animators will quickly cheer everyone up.

Adults will also enjoy numerous entertainment, clockwork activities and sports activities. Delicious food and polite staff will leave the most pleasant impressions, and if you get tired of sunbathing by the pool – you can always visit Antalya with its attractions, bars and discos. A vacation here can leave negative impressions only for those who love silence, walks along cozy green streets and the first beach line.