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Antalya is the tourist capital of Turkey with a population of approximately 1.3 million people in the winter which blows out to about 7 millions in the summer. This seaside city is on the mediterranean coast with many bars and restaurants overlooking the water. We stayed at the Argos Hotel and were lucky enough to get a poolside room. For lunch we snacked in a cafe down umbrella lane ...
It was a slow day today. Rhonda headed over to the archeological museum and I took it easy. Did some wandering around the cobbled backstreets and found a few trinkets to buy. And lots of good photo opportunities. When she returned we did more wandering. Found some tiles we will have framed for our TV/travel room. Rhonda got sucked into getting her shoes shined, quickly followed by me! Had a relaxing drink ...
... and shredded lettuce, and a tomato salsa type thing. All that went into making your own wrap once the meat arrived. Pretty good! Dessert was even better....hard to describe, but suffice it to say I think it was more decadent than baklava! Heavenly! At the lunch break today they did a grill....Rhonda had fresh trout! She was in heaven. She also got skunked playing backgammon with our bus ...
... hiking, swimming, camping. If only we had a car.
Even though the trip was really set up to make as much money of tourists as possible to make up for the low original fare, it was still a great experience and a lovely part of the country to visit. After returning to our accommodation in the early evening we went for a walk to the beach were we swam some more and watched the sun go down. It was an absolutely perfect way to end the day. ...
... and different teas and juices.
When we arrived it was 8.30 pm and we were picked up by a nice man who took us to the room we are renting. It was time for a walk...too much sitting had been done. We decided to walk to the beach and explore.
What a circus!!! It was like a New Year's Eve party in a major Thailand tourist hot spot. Lights beaming colours into to sky, neon signs flashing everywhere you look, tourists walking round dressed like drug overdosed ...
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Quite Simply the best holiday i have ever ever been ,on everything under one roof!!! i recommend this holiday to anyone!!! full of excitment,and with amazing facilities!! its a must !! rooms are so clean , and cleaned every single day , so they stay fresh and tidy !!! swimming pools, are always clean , and are around a safe enviromnent!!! all the staff are really friendly and speak perfect english!!! drinks and food where top class!!! They treat u like royalty !!!! and for the markets outside the complex justa short taxi jourey away!! are magic , u can pick up so many lil bargains!!! i am now going here once a year !! i loved it and i hope u do to!!!!! Truley magical!!!10/10
Ok but certainly not that good!
Stayed here for 2 weeks (normally we go 3 weeks) and we were actually really glad to leave here! Built as a "village", but a real touristic one. The food was ok but we had seen it after 3 days, it was the same for 2 weeks - something we had not experienced in a 5* resort in Turkey before. The a la carte restaurant were not good either but still a welcome alternative for the buffets. We were in the "pool villa" which looks great but the shower did not work so we had to use the shower in the bath tub. Everytime we used the bath, the water came out underneath so the floor was soking! This problem could not be solved, like a lot of other "problems". So, the champagne was ok but we have never been in such a "bad" (I know it is not that bad) hotel in Turkey!
Best holiday ever!
Grida Village is one of the best hotels i have ever seen! It was amaing! There was so much to do and it was great for teenagers, there was a teenagers club everyday that offered lots of things to do like go into Belek or even just take them to the beach for a shot on the banana boats! The food was amazing, there was so much to choose from and at nite they had live music. One band was particularly good and always got the crowd up dancing. I would definetly go back if i got the chance!
Grida village is a fantastic hotel. The food is of a very high standard and the al la carte meals superb. For the family the entertainment is first class the animation team work incredibly hard. The kids club is a god send for both children and parents. The staff in the club are very entusiastic about their work and my daughter and her new found friends loved it every day and coud not wait for 10 am each day. As for cleanliness you will not find a better hotel, the staff are all friendly and nothing is too much of a problem to them.
this holiday resort is one of the best I have ever visited!! there is so much to do to keep both adults and children occupied, you find the days going by so quickly!! The food is of a very very high quality, with there being not only the main resturant but also 5 A la carte restaurants as well, including Fish on the pier (beautiful setting), french, italian, chinese and greek! All of the service was also top rating, the waiters, barstaff and the cleaners etc were all so friendly and helpful!
We stayed at Grida village with some twenty family members (ages range 1 to 70 years old). As we have already been to Xanadu and Hillside resorts before, we can fairly say that Grida village is a very good resort. The place is very pleasant, in a spanish village style. You have to be aware that there are no lifts, so if you carry small children or strollers - insist on a ground floor room. Other than that - it is very children friendly (highchairs in all restaurants, paddling pool, etc.). Service is friendly, but still - this is Turkey, so not always English speaking and not always very efficient.
We were very impressed with the hotel. It is laid out like a Spanish village with little houses each containing 4 separate rooms . 3 excellent large swimming pools plus a paddling pool for children, also beach. Large central buffet style self service restaurant for the 3 main meals ( Desserts brilliant),allinclusivebut 5 smaller waiter service a la carte restaurants for dinner each providing different types of cuisine (very good quality) . Organised entertainment during the day if you are tired of lying around the pool. Children are well looked after. Stage entertainment every night . Disco. Bar with live music. Staff helpful and friendly and do a good job. Big mix of nationalities, Russians and Germans probably the 2 biggest groups but plenty of British.
I have just arrived home a fantastic holiday at the Grida Village and couldn't wait to tell everyone about it. I went with 8 other members of my family ages ranging from 10 to 63 and there was something for everyone, lots of daytime and evening activities with live music in the outside street bar area evey night from 10:00pm. This holiday complex is well suited for all, with quiter and relaxing areas around the complex and pools, if that's what you're looking for. The 3 freeform pools and toddler pool are the cleanest I have ever seen with 3 new slides (the brochure pictures need updating) with pool attendants in one of the pools. complimentary poolside towels were changed whenever we asked and there were more than enough sun beds around the pools with brand new cushions delivered whilst I was there.
I've stayed in several 4* hotels but this has to be one of the best, I've always been put off the idea of all inclusive holidays but this really changed my mind, the food (there should be something to suit most palattes) and the quality of the staff at the grida village amongst other things make it outstanding. Initially the large number of germans at the resort was a little daunting, or perhaps it was more so the fact of the second language not automatically being English but German, though after the initial surprise, it was actually nice to go somewhere and not be swamped with Brits and also Germans know what good quality is and can happily coexist in big numbers together. There is very much a family atmosphere here which is really pleasant much for children to do here, a good entertainment programme(though I'm 21 and went here with my mom), the village is very much self contained with belek a short walk down the road which has some local amenities, though it is purely a small tourist enclave, but antalya, alanya and side are not too far away, you can also go for some walks in the nature reserve which is just on your doorstep. The room which we stayed in was standard, and was very clean and of a good standard. Within the grounds of the village there are 4 swimming pools, all relatively shallow, water slides in one of the pools, there are water sports offered on the beach which is a short walk down a path from the pools, there is also mini golf, a gym, an indoor swimming pool, several bars and various other facilities. Overall i was incredibly impressed with my holiday here, have just returned and although the weather wasn't particularly good due to the time of year, I still had a great time.
Our first impression as soon as we got to the Grida Village was bad. The room we were given was on the ground floor and stank of smoke. They were nice when we complained and offered us a nonsmoking room on the third floor (no elevators anywhere). Some rooms have sea views, but they wouldn't give us one. The room was small with red carpeting (yuck). They gave us a single room for the four of us with on big bed and two small couch-like beds. It worked out b/c our kids are still small, but it wasn't as nice as other resorts we'd been to that give more space to families of four, since we are paying for it, after all. My husband was ready to take the first flight back, but then we thought we should give the place a chance.