The Liberty Hotels Lara Beach has four swimming pools. There’s a shallow pool for children, an ‘activity’ pool with waterslides and a quiet pool that comes with its own restaurant and bar. Stealing the limelight, though, is the main pool, which snakes its way through the centre of the complex. Plus, when you want to swap poolside for beachside, there’s a sandy strip just footsteps away.
You’ve got five restaurants to choose from. The Italian, Bellini, is a favourite with guests, so it’s worth booking a table in advance. For a slice of old Turkey, head outside to the Yoruk Tent. It’s a traditional affair serving up ‘gozleme’ – savoury pastries cooked on the griddle. Simply pick your filling and watch it being made in front of you. And for sundowner drinks it’s got to be the Sunset Shack.
Last but not least, the hotel has a Thomson Kids’ Club, which means it’s a great choice for families.
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Food & Drink
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One visit per stay to the Italian or Turkish à la carte restaurant. Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 09.00-24.00. Snacks 09.00-24.00. Ice-cream - dates and time restrictions apply.
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2 outdoor pools
The 2 pools offer plenty of space for everyone with sunbeds, mattresses, parasols and beach towels. The pools are usually closed November-March depending on weather.
Thomson Kids' Club May - Oct
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. From May to October.
Italian à la carte restaurant
If you'd like to sample Italian cuisine, then try the many dishes available in the Bellini restaurant. One visit per stay is included.
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double room with limited sea view
Double room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child up to 12 years, and room service for an extra charge.
twin room with limited sea view
Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin or double beds, a fold-up bed for a child up to 12 years and room service for an extra charge. Cots are available.
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My first time flying, my first time abroad and my first time in an establishment of this calibre. Considering that we went 'out of season', the standards in the hotel were well beyond expectation. Not only was this a full set of firsts for me, but for several members of my family also; so their experiences must be considered. I could go on and on giving a moment by moment account of the trip, however, I will try to stick to the main points that are relevant to this review. On arrival, I must be honest, my breath was taken away, as was members of my family. Right from the moment we entered the most impressive foyer, the staff could not have tried any harder to ensure that we had a wonderful experience. As we sipped our glasses of champagne, try as we might, we failed to absorb the true splendour of the Liberty Hotels Lara. As I turned around and around there was some new sight to behold. With a head that was spinning from the events of this first day, we registered for our rooms and set down our heads for a well needed sleep. Breakfast...breakfast...this was like nothing I had ever seen in my 46 years. Once again, my head was spinning from the many sights that my eyes beheld. Yes I will admit, I walked around an awful lot that first morning, before I settled on something to eat; returning as many times as we liked. We all sat at an impeccably laid table, surrounded by palm trees and several feet away from the pool. There were members of staff everywhere, all there to see to it that all your needs were met, instantly. I do recall being pleasantly surprised when a small bird landed on our table and a rescued cat drifted between the table legs. Pleasantly fed, it was time to begin the routine ritual of relaxing. Whether it be fun down at the beach, a hammock swaying in the gentle breeze, a lounger by one of the four pools or as most of us chose, meandering in the pool. I never got tired of hearing my son utter the words "this is the life dad". For it was; this was a different life, miles from anything I had ever encountered. Our room was not ostentatious, it was adequate. Somewhere to keep our belongings and lay our heads at night. What more do you need from a room. There was more to the room like free slippers, balcony and other stuff but my purpose here is to equate yourselves with the more, shall we say, important points. It was by an unfortunate occurrence that I experienced another side not really seen by many, I hope. I was not really paying attention while walking barefoot on a wet surface carrying a huge inflated ring, I slipped and fell. Dazed and shook up it was made apparent to me, by my family, the speed with which help was by my side, including a doctor. This was my first real encounter with Guest Relations Manager, Mustafa. His heart and soul are Turkish, however, he is educated in the ways of multiple other cultures. He speaks with a well practiced clarity and pronounces his english better than some english people that I know. Here we have another member of the extensive staff that is willing, and will not stop, when going that extra mile for the comfort and enjoyment of the guests. I do thank all of the staff, seen and unseen, for the holiday of a lifetime. As well as Mustafa and his colleagues in Guest Relations, I would like to personally thank 'alwight mate' Osman for waiting on us the whole week. One final thanks goes to the head chef that makes amazing 'soft boiled' eggs. My wife wishes to thank the man that polished her boots for her. You cannot get a service like this in the UK. There's so much more that I could say about this gem of a hotel but I think I should call it a day for now. Liberty Hotels Lara, we will be back...More
Noel G, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
This is the second time I've stayed here. Had a fabulous break during March and the weather was wonderful. The hotel is smaller than those surrounding however, don't let that disappoint as the quality of our stay and service was superb. The hotel has gone through an extensive refurbishment and there are still works being completed. A few issues relating to the room albeit the hotel staff were quick to remedy. The room was very modern and decorated with a nice finish. Beds and towels are changed every day and you might get the odd swan or two on the bed when you get back to the room. The TV was an intrigue as it's integrated within the large bedroom mirror. There is a USB connector allowing connection for a external memory device. It's an option if you want to bring films with you. There are plenty of channels to watch however, you have to flick through about 100 before you get to a few Arab sub-titled channels that show English speaking films. Plenty of news channels including a BBC entertainment channel. The mini bar is stocked every day; mostly soft drinks with 2 cans of beer. Staff do allow you to take drinks back to the room from the bar and I saw a few guests taking bottles of wine. They don't like you taking food back to the room from the restaurant and guests will be challenged. They prefer you to use the room service that will obviously incur extra costs. The hotel has wireless internet that can be accessed once you check in. Sometimes the signal was poor however, I was still able to send free texts and free calls via an apple iPad to other apple devices in the UK. Very useful and saved a fortune in phone costs. Mobile phone costs are very expensive in Turkey so avoid turning the phone on, unless you've turned off the data roaming and cellular data features when leaving the UK. You can still use the internet, update Facebook etc using the hotel wireless internet. There is a public phone in the foyer if you choose not to use the mobile. The air conditioning wasn't working in any of the rooms owing the time of year and lower temperatures. It became chilly of a night time if you're outside. I used the dry cleaning service. Would highly recommend. Great finish to a jacket that's difficult to iron. Cuffs and collar starched. Costs are slightly expensive; €12 for one suit jacket and it was cleaned and made available in 2 days. The food options were plentiful with opportunities to eat at different meal times throughout the day and night. The hotel provides an all inclusive service. Alcohol beverages are generous together with soft drinks, coffee lattes, cappuccinos & hot chocolate. By the end of the 2 weeks I was sick of eating so had to give it a rest one day. The outdoor eating areas are lovely and are made available for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Lunch time was hot outside so watch those strap marks whilst eating out. Despite it being March I still burned. The pools & beach are well equipped with sun beds and fresh clean towels are supplied. The gym is fairly small and equipment is suffering wear & tear albeit, some of this was being replaced whilst I was staying there. It became very busy around 5pm and sometimes mobbed with kids which can be off putting if kids are trying to jump on the same machine when you're still using it! The inside pool is of reasonable size and very warm. The vitamin bar services the inside pool albeit it's not staffed & drinks are limited to water & tea. Access can be problematic at times as there is only one entrance point to the pool which is inside. Quite often, guests would leave the pool area dripping water and then walked through the corridors to get outside. The marble floors were sometimes soaked making it treacherous for other guests. The hotel need to manage this otherwise someone will get hurt. The massage facility was fantastic. I had two sports massages whilst there and would highly recommend. Costs are additional albeit rates were reduced owing to it being low season. I paid €40 per 1 hour session; usually €65. Entertainment I can't comment on as I saw none during the evening. I'm aware that the hotel shows up to date films albeit other guests put me off going as they said the film quality was awful and it was if the film had been copied. Saw no entertainment during the day. There was a children's crèche facility throughout the day & night however, this is an additional cost. It was my birthday whilst I was there. The hotel restaurant staff made a real fuss whilst decorating the table with flowers and bringing a cake out singing. The Guest Relations Team also arranged for a complimentary bottle of wine and basket of fruit in room with a letter saying happy birthday. This was a lovely touch and made me feel very special. There are lots of day trips that can be arranged through the Thomson representative or through guest relations at the hotel. Prices do differ between the two so check. There are lots of trips with historical value going back to Roman times and trips with scenic mountain views. Antalya is interesting and I'd recommend going there with a guide on your initial visit as the city is huge and you can easily get lost. The guide will tell you about the historic places within the City that you'd ordinarily miss if you didn't know of the historic value or importance. I'd recommend Antalya Museum. It has lots of Roman & Turkish artefacts & statues. There is a bus outside the hotel that takes you straight there albeit it's about a 50 minute ride. You'll need to ask hotel staff for the right bus number. Be careful of young males approaching you in Antalya. They may well offer you directions if you appear lost. They'll expect €20 tip and then take you the long way around the cities back streets; be careful. Daytime there are plenty of buses travelling into Antalya if it's shopping or site seeing you want. You'll need Turkish Lira (TL) for bus fare which was around 2TL each, very cheap for a single journey. Make sure you're wearing a very good anti-perspirent; you'll have no seat on the way back from Antalya and you'll be hanging off a rail grip whilst standing. I'd recommend ladies to cover their legs when going to Antalya. Although a huge and developing city, you need to remember that it's a Muslim country and women cover up. You are stared at when in the city which can be quite un-comfortable if your legs aren't covered. Turkey is renowned for it counterfeit designer goods, leather goods and haggling. They are very persistent with sales so if you're not happy walk away. Expect to barter and never take the 1st or 2nd price offered. Turkey deals in a lot of different currencies so anything goes. The hotel accepts Turkish Lira, Euros and cards. The hotel is multinational so expect guests from all Countries. Staff are able to speak English & German fluently. When service is given some nationalities will tip waiter staff. I chose to tip those personally at the end of the holiday who provided consistent good service. I tipped the room cleaners also as I think they have a thankless task. Some of the restaurant staff can be very expectant of tips and will be asking you when are you leaving then they'll go out of their way to get you to their work area towards the end of your holiday. Culturally, Brits don't tip every time service is given so be mindful that it's customary in a Turkey. Whilst sharing with other International guests you soon realise that no one waits, no one queues and you'll soon be pushed aside in the restaurant as marauding gannets enter the food area. They'll also happily push past you in the lift when you're trying to get out as they're trying to get in; in short if you're from the UK and have manners you'll need to lower your sights whilst accommodating everyone else. I've hopefully given a balanced review that will assist others. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would consider another visit next year. I've given this a 4 star rating as I believe there is room for improvement relating to entertainment and refurbishment snags. I know that staff are frantically trying to get the hotel prepared before high season. Maybe entertainment will become more apparent in high season too. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and was made very welcome. More
Jackie469, Birmingham, United Kingdom
I have just returned from a week at the liberty and I have to say it was the best holiday I've been on. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and valued. As well as this, they are friendly, polite and helpful. Our rooms were cleaned daily to a very high standard and we had new bedding and towels every day! The food is fantastic. Especially the deserts! The selection of food is phenomenal. Even as a fussy water I tried something new every day! A special mention to the entertainment team, they were brilliant and really got the guests involved! They made sure we had a good time all holiday! Absolutely nothing to fault with the hotel or staff!! There isn't much outside of te hotel, but luckily the hotel had things on all day and night. If you want to venture into antalya be prepared for over an hour bus ride (bus number lc07) Overall, a fantastic holiday resort which I will be returning to and recommending to friends :)More
Nicola-Manchester1, Manchester, United Kingdom
A wonderful place for a wonderful trip.
I don't know from where should I start this review; may be it will be confusing to start it since the moment I booked our reservation at this hotel through booking.com, I read most of the reviews and I found that everyone has enjoyed his/her time at this hotel especially during the Summer concept. Everyone of the staff was friendly and ready to help us all the time; the service was excellent, our room was clean; I liked the built-in TV inside the mirror of the room; the balcony with its sea view was amazing. The elevators were amazing with their open view on the lobby bar and you will not wait for more than one minute to get the elevator at your floor. Regarding the restaurants, we enjoyed Jasmine's restaurant service and food recipes, and we got a ticket to enter the Turkish restaurant where the service was luxurious. I really do not remember one negative point in this hotel apart from the weak signal of WiFi in our room which was a little bit in the back side of the hotel (our room no. was 6103) BUT the amazing thing we found that the signal of WiFi was very good at the beach. I liked the different program for every day where we found an announcement near the elevators every morning and we enjoyed every program during our 7 days stay at this hotel. I strongly recommend this hotel to be on the top of the list of Antalya hotels and resorts in all parameters and for sure I will not look for another hotel in my next visits to Lara beach. Thanks for the staff starting from the reception desk, guest relations and their lovely smile and all of the staff at the restaurants and bars.More
Baseem, Baghdad, Iraq
Liberty Hotel Lara Just makes you want to keep going back!
I have stayed in this hotel four times now. The lovely staff are remarkable. From the cleaners up to the management, everyone has a smile and show real pride in there work. The food is delicious. I particularly love the baklava! Liberty Hotel Lara certainly know how to set the scene for a perfect holiday. Only wish I was there right now! :)More
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