Paloma Grida Village & Spa
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... 8217;t think it was even of that basic quality! In other words, the coffee in Turkey was painful!
When we knew that we were going to Cappadocia, Nick promised that we would do a balloon flight. For those of you who don’t know Nick – he doesn’t like heights. Yes, that’s right, a firefighter who doesn’t like to climb ladders!! Anyway, he promised that he would do the flight with me and our guide said that if you ...
... both had men for the "bath" part and women for the 30 minute massage after. (I really had an initial shock and had to stifle a bout of giggles, but kept telling myself that they're professionals, who sadly looked nothing like George Clooney!) Spent yesterday touring and hiking the ancient city of Termessos, built high atop mountains about 40 km from the city. Although we were disappointed that it was cloudy and foggy, it ...
... a lighthouse. From there we got great views across the Gulf of Antalya but unfortunately the mountains were covered with clouds. Then on to the lovely crescent shaped harbour with it's mix of old fishing boats, tourist boats, and modern yachts. Up the hill through the souvenir shops we walked to the Yivli Minare Mosque which was built in the13th century. It has an elegant fluted minaret and is the towns symbol.
... taking a pretty long and leisurely river cruise down then Manavgat river that joins together to the Mediterranean Sea. It's a pity that it was too cold else think swimming is usually done. But from the thin stretch of "beach" could touch the nice icy water. Though honestly without the sea part the cruise was really so unscenic! Both banks were like dry and bare.
Lunch was onboard the cruise of yummy fresh ...
... in tact, but none could exactly be categorized as distinguishable. Perhaps it was a home? Or maybe a temple? Or even a bath house, but there was truly no way to tell by simply looking. The disarray & chaos of these ruins opened my eyes to how our history is being rewritten everyday. To think that one day people could be exploring an industrial city & have no idea what they were walking amongst, or how we live our lives compared to the way they may ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Paloma Grida Village & Spa Belek
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.