Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1 visit to 3 of the à la carte restaurants per stay.
Unlimited local and selected imported alcoholic, non-alcoholic and hot drinks including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks by the glass. Minibar with 2 soft drinks and a bottle of water
Ice-cream 16.00 - 18.00. Turkish pancakes 13.30-17.00.
These garden-view twin rooms feature neutral tones accented by earthy colours giving them a warm and inviting feel. They come with a balcony offering outside space. Other benefits include satellite TV, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. These rooms sleep 2.
Your kids won't know what to do first. Waterslides, a monster-sized lagoon pool and enough room to have a splash about in the sun. There are also sunbeds and parasols around, so you can keep an eye on them and see their smiles.
These light and airy superior double rooms with their colourful soft furnishings can sleep up to three and are available at a supplement. They come with a double or twin beds and a single sofa bed and lounge area. Room service comes at an extra charge.
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This was my second time at La Blanche - after such a great holiday last year I returned with my family this year. My only worry was that last year I traveled with my girlfriend outside of peak holiday season (mid-June), but this year I stayed for 10 days at the beginning of August. After some negative reviews I was slightly worried that the hotel may not have the same high standards of last year, but I was not dissapointed.
Food - I find it quite funny when I read reviews and people say "We aren't usually picky eaters but..." I have rarely stayed at a hotel which has so many options at lunch and dinner. To start with the latter, every night there was always a huge salad bar, as well as other small starters. Then for the main there was a huge selection of dishes, including multiple different types of meats cooked in various ways. For those who may not like meats cooked in stews or sauces, there was also a good range of plain meat including a show piece which was always delicious, varying from a huge Turkey to Lamb, Beef, Salmon etc. If this wasn't enough, then there was also freshly cooked grilled meat (usually chicken and fish), and three huge woks where stir frys or vegetarian meals were freshly cooked in front of you. This year you never had to wait for the freshly cooked food, which is a great improvement from last year. As you would expect, for dessert there was every type of cake etc available. We also ate at the Italian and Turkish a la cartes, both of which were great. We had no problem with queuing for 15 minutes to book these, and tables were always available. For lunch we ate at the Mexican which was very nice, but mostly the beach bar where they served delicious fresh food. This is where a huge improvement has been made since last year, as you do not have to queue anymore for the food, you just get a table and you are served your food almost instantly. A much more efficient system. The only recommendation I would make is that on the rare occasion that all tables were taken, it can be frustrating when there is no order to who gets a table next, and one time we had to give up waiting - but this only happened once and did not seem to be a common problem. Breakfast was good, with a huge range of food available.
Rooms - We have two rooms, both were great, and the air con worked fantastically in both. No problem with cleanliness etc.
Drink - Beer was good, as well as all the spirits we tried. If anything, they are too generous with the measures of spirits but that isn't a complaint!
Staff - What really separates La Blanche is how great the staff are. They are very friendly and almost always willing to help. One of our group celebrated a birthday whilst we were there, and we returned to our room to find decorations and balloons, and then the Thomson rep alongside one of the Guest Relation staff even came to find us by the pool to wish us a great day.
Entertainment - We are not the type of family to get involved in the daily activities but the entertainment team were great - always saying hello but never pushing us to take part in the activities. From what we saw everything they ran throughout the day was heavily attended by all ages so they seemed to be doing a great job. In terms of the evening entertainment we do not usually see the shows put on in the performance area, but instead settled down to the beach bar. This is my only criticism, as I feel the entertainment in this bar was not as good as last year. This year, there was not entertainment every evening in the bar (unlike last year), and this was disappointing as the bar is always full due to the scenery and great location.
Location - The hotel location is brilliant. The beach/bay area is fantastic with great views, and the hotel is only a 10 minute walk from town. We went to the Saturday market which was great. Bodrum is also easily reachable by cab or any of the shuttle buses put on by the hotel. The pool is absolutely huge and is where we spent most of our time. We are early risers and therefore had no problem getting sunbeds, but even during the day were saw sun beds which were not in use. Obviously a large group may need to be out before 9am to get a group of beds together, but by 8am if they want a choice of location. We used the gym most days. This does the job, just about, for a holiday gym, but it is pretty basic. The cardio machines are new and good (although could do with another cross trainer as there was usually a queue) but there are three rowing machines and three running machines. The weight selection was pretty thin, including basic equipment, but we made do.
One small tip is that there are three huts available on the beach (which are nicely secluded) where you are served food and drink all day. The hut has sofas and sun beds and it was just a brilliant day. It is 30 euros a person but I personally think it was worth it. The guy who served us all day could not do anymore for us, he was fantastic. However, as there are only 3 they are very hard to book, and it was only because I went to the hotel last year that I knew to book it, so as soon as I arrived I managed to book one for 6 days later.
Overall, La Blanche is great. Cannot really find fault, and I hope to return soon.More
mattcjenkins, Orpington, United Kingdom
Nice hotel amazing holiday
Visited 25th of till 3th of August.
Nice hotel , Friendly staff.
The food in the mean restaurant is good and has a lot of variation.
Sometimes the waiters take to long to take Your order.
The rooms are clean and big.
WiFi needs An update, its not working everywhere. Maybe a general password is more easy instead of a personal one for Each individual.
Animationteam is very Friendly.
They take you with all pleasure to all activities and make Sure u enjoy Your time.
They Will always make Some time to chat with u.
Special shout-out to Soner for making us laugh everyday and making our holiday a blast !
You'll Definitlyy see us again ! More
Great location with private beach and bar on the lagoon. Plenty of cocktails to choose from and food aplenty. Yes the main restaurant felt a bit like a canteen but we only ate there twice - using the a la carte venues where we could. All staff really friendly and helpful. Generally clean and well run, would definitely return. More
Lovely hotel, great staff, let down by the little touches.
Hotel is very much appropriate for families but is definitely not 5*. Rooms are 3* and other facilities 4*. Staff is incredibly friendly and nice, food is good but same old same old every day(Turkish la carte restaurant was very nice), selection of drinks is poor and mainly local. Our room wasn't the best, smelled of damp all of the time, our clothes felt damp and the air con was warm most of the time. The main attraction of this hotel is the location , it has a private beach /lagoon and is only 5 mins walk from the main town with its marina main square and local restaurants , The Cool Breeze does an amazing steak and really cheap as well. Its only the small things that let this hotel down , I would say its more of a 4*+ than a 5* , the spa looks in need of a bit of a refurb and the gym is pitiful, half of the machines were broken and there isn't even a full set of weights which was disappointing. Nice views though.More
Blueowlnut, NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND
Family of 7 had a fantastic holiday
I took our family of 7 to the La Blanche Hotel for a week's holiday birthday celebration, the staff were always very happy and extremely willing to offer any assistance. The food was tremendous and varied. We had wonderful rooms on the ground floor and the cleaning staff were always smiling and helpful. This was a holiday to remember and enjoyed by our familyMore