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.
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.
We stayed at La Blanche from 12/10 - 19/10. Arrived late at night, check in was ok, took a while to find our room. We stayed in a family room which we were lead to believe all had pool or sea view, but we were at the side of the hotel overlooking private houses, this didn't matter though as it was impossible to sit more than two people on the smallest balcony we have ever seen in 30 years of travelling around the world!! That said it was very quiet and we were able to sleep well at night. Like many people have said before the main restaurant at evening times was busy, noisy and food not the best. The lunchtime buffet in the main restaurant seemed much better, although we only used it twice. The Iunch in the Italian was very good, and we visited the Med restaurant and the Turkish restaurant and the food was good, especially the Turkish. Never sat around the pool as was always overcrowded with sun beds, we preferred the jetties around the beach, the sea was lovely and the views great. Don't think we shall be returning, but we make it a rule not to return to any resort as there are so many other places to visit. Top tip - if you are planning on going don't bother with the market in Turgutreis on Saturdays, you have been warned, non stop hassle and goods just as cheap in the local shops.More
Cath G, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Visited here with my partner early September having never been to Turkey before. The price was right, the weather was right so we went for it, and it was absolutely fab. Transfer a bit long for me at 1 1/2 hours but it would not put me off travelling here again. We were upgraded to a family suite on arrival overlooking the pool nr reception and the lobby which was a nice gesture.
We did not sunbathe around the pool but choose to go down by the beach which was lovely and surrounded by a private jetty area. The beach bar was close to hand so you don't have to venture far from your sunbed.
The restaurant is ok but a bit noisy for my liking, but it's all. incl. so can't expect much else. The other restaurants you can go to vary. The Chinese was ok, the Mediterranean ok, the Turkish was GEORGEOUS...and the roof top terrace was lovely to sit and watch the sun setting.More
Stayed for 2 weeks at the beginning of October. The hotel is built in a series of blocks. Our allocated room was in block 6 on the 2nd floor,with a view of a wall and a balcony so small we were unable to sit out on it. We advised reception that the room was not acceptable and we were offered an upgrade to a superior double with pool and sea view with a good balcony and afternoon sunshine 4th floor at a cost of Â£10 per night which we accepted. Good room, very clean. Really comfy big bed, lovely fresh bed linen and towels. Many thanks to our cleaner who was always happy and friendly and did an excellent job.
We found all public areas to be very clean but totally lacking atmosphere. The bar area was just that, a large space with tables and chairs surrounding a mini dance floor but nothing happened there except on Saturdays when we had live music and the whole place came alive. Otherwise sitting in there was like watching paint dry.
The restaurant was, as others have said, becsause of its size, very much like a canteen. However we found all the waiters to be friendly and helpful. Many thanks to Ayvaz who is absolutely brilliant.
What can I say about the food? Many have said how good it was but in all honesty it was the worst I have ever (not) eaten. Every day was the same. Chicken fried,or boiled,roast,chicken kebab, stewed. Veal, stewed, roast, boiled. Turkey done in similar ways. During our 2nd week I lived mostly on soup and salad, but can anyone tell me what youghurt and rice soup is?
Having said all that, we had a very relaxed holiday. Overall we did like the hotel and it's location,an easy stroll into Turgutreis and we came home refreshed (if hungry). Would we go back? If the food was better then no hesitation, but ! and that's the problemMore
Just returned from a week at La Blanche. We had a relaxing time and the weather was great. The hotel itself is nice with plenty facilities. We had a superior room but I don't know how it differed from the others. Arrived late and on locating our room found the key card didn't work. Back to reception where the person behind the desk just re keyed it without any word or any apology. Room was large and clean with a pool view looking towards the sea. Lovely pool area but sunbeds close together but not too busy given time of year. Too noisy though with loud music. We preferred to spend our time on the jetty as it was peaceful with plenty of space for spreading out. The views were fabulous.
Now to the restaurant/canteen. There have been mixed reviews of the food. We have travelled over 30 years and eaten in many countries, but La Blanche's main restaurant has to be the worst food we've ever had. Although a reasonable choice was available, food was generally not well presented, looked unappetising and was, at times, unrecognisable even when able to read the miniscule food labels, and usually cold. We always had freshly made omelettes at breakfast which were lovely, as the fried eggs were usually a congealed mess, having been piled up on top of each other and some not quite cooked. (Another reviewer had mentioned this also!) The scrambled eggs tended to be finished by just after 9am and not replenished. Not many vegetables at dinner, but had soup, broccoli and sprouts in a sauce at breakfast time, what is that all about?? The waiters generally seemed unable to understand English, and finding cutlery etc was a nightmare. People appeared for dinner in vests and shorts and were not turned away. A maitre d is definitely needed to sort out issues in this restaurant. In comparison the Turkish and Mediterranean a la carte restaurants were very nice with the food, staff and service very much better. We didn't dine in the Italian in the evening but at lunchtime, if someone could be bothered to give you menu or take your order, the food was very tasty. One day about 5 tables were occupied at lunchtime waiting to be served, but the 2 staff members spent their time wiping empty tables. Surely menus could have been handed out meantime? Good selection of drinks on AI available, the gin was ok but the vodka awful.
This hotel may be a sold as 5* in terms of facilities, but in terms of food or service, it certainly is not, and we will not be returning.More
Worst hotel we have stayed at in Turkey
Stayed at La Blanche1 - 15th Sept. The hotel is definitely not 5 star more like a 3 star. Food was cold in the Main Buffet Restaurant and many British and Dutch guests complained. Tables were not cleaned and relaid and often guests had to look for clean cutlery. The waiters were miserable and most could not understand when you asked for a drink. There were 3 Al la carte restaurants included in the all inclusive concept, Asian where food again was cold and inedible. Turkish, our starters had been put on the table before we arrived and we do not know how long the food had sat on the table outside in the hot air together with insects. Our table was in a dark corner almost in the bushes where you could not see what you were eating. The Fish Restaurant was much better with hotter food, apart from sand in the shrimp casserole, but the waiters were more attentive and friendly. The Italian Restaurant has a 10 euro charge, better food, but you are sitting in the beach bar with just a plant divider between the restaurant and bar with guests using the restaurant tables to sit and smoke whilst you are eating.
We paid for an upgraded room to find that other guests didn't and were put in the same type of room with no charge. We have stayed in better Premier Inns in England.
Entertainment was extremely poor.
This is our 6th visit to Turkey and this is by far the poorest hotel that we have stayed in. We have always praised the standard of the Turkish hotels together with service, food and hygiene. Sadly the La Blanche failed in all areas. The other hotels we have stayed at have been far superior.
Lastly Turgretreis is quite a run down resort and badly needs an injection of money,. We last visited Turgetreis some four - five years ago when we stayed at the Kefaluka Hotel, Akylar and we can see the change in Turgretreis.More
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