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 here from 25 th September to 9th of October and had a superb 2 week holiday,the resort is in a perfect location on the promenade just a short walk to turgutreis I think it's easily the best looking hotel and resort in turgutreis by some way.We tended to spend a lot of time on the man-made beach which was immaculate and very well maintained it was our favourite place to sunbathe only one thing getting into the sea is a tiny bit rocky you may need reef shoes but that's just a general feature of the Aegean coast as a whole.Our room was 5107 ground floor by the pool,I must admit we were initially concerned that it might be a noisy area but it wasn't at all,it was a superior room so plenty of space,air-con worked fine and the beds were comfortable also thought the house keeping and cleaning was up to scratch so no complaints.Having seen previous reviews on here about the bar and restaurant staff being surly and rude,we did'nt find that at all they were so friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble and they were working so hard to please all the various nationalities they did an excellent job.Onto the main restaurant I thought breakfast and lunch were the best meals a lot of variety and good selection of live cooking going on a special mention goes to the omelette chef he was so busy every morning and was never rude or abrupt he did a great job!! The evening meal was the only question mark and it wasn't really the hotel's fault I saw time and time again people lifting the lids on the tureens and leaving them left open so the food was lukewarm at best what a shame as the executive chef was checking on a daily basis all the food,tasting and talking to all his chefs.We tried all the a la cartes and were very impressed with the Turkish one.The entertainment team are brilliant couldn't fault them such lovely guys and girls they always had a smile on their faces and wanted everyone to have a laugh.Overall I'd rate the hotel as 4 star with a few improvements it would gain an extra star firstly please heat the pool it's way too cold and re-furb the main restaurant it's a flashback from the 80's anyway it didn't detract from our enjoyment we had a fantastic 2 weeks holiday and would return to la blanche in the future.More
Definately not a 5 star hotel
We normally go abroad a coule of time a year and so we visit Turkey once a year, we normally stay in Side and love all the hotels we have stayed in there. We fancied a change & Thomsons recommended this hotel. The hotel itself is OK, but it's definately not 5 star, I would say it's nearer to a 3. Whilst there the weather wasn't good which meant no one good eat in any of the a la cart's, they are all outside without any protection from wind or rain. We therefore had to eat in the main restaurant, this was the area that let the hotel down the most. The restaurant reminded me more of a canteen, the decor is poor with tables you expect to see in a greasy spoon, there is no cutlery etc laid out you have to find this yourself and the choice of food is poor. Every morning there is alot of eggs and in the evening there are loads of types of rice, but not much to go with them. Variety was definately lacking. The floor in the canteen was filthy I don't think it was washed once whilst we were there.
The rest of the hotel was kept clean and tidy and our room was always cleaned well. Staff were friendly enough, but the reception staff didn't always understand what we were wanting, but my Turkish is definately worse than their English!
The balconies could do with some TLC, I didn't dare sit on the wooden chairs provided they didn't seem safe & definately wouldn't have been comfortable
The beach is man made & you definately need to take foorwear in order to get into the sea, it is very stoney
We didn't use the pool at all, the sunbeds are too close together, they are all touching each other and there is no room to spread out.
We met alot of people there who had stayed in this hotel for the last 6/7 years, but it has changed management recently and they all said standards had dropped & they wouldnt be back next year. Alot of Russians are booking this hotel now and they have little respect for the fellow holiday makers which was annoying at times
In terms of the resort, it was nice enough, just a short walk to other bars & shops. I would definately recommend definately recommend the 'Uncles' restaurant. Local people were friendly and not too pushy. However there is a real problem with stray cats & dogs, normally this wouldn't bother me, but on three seperate occassion the same dog attached me for no reason at all, luckily my husband was quick to react
We will definately go back to Side next year, the Arum Berut Hotel is fabulousMore
Batters1812, Leeds, United Kingdom
One week stay at La Blanche BRILLIANT
Hotel was lovely, EVERYTHING very clean and hygienic. staff are wonderful especially beach bar staff! Entertainment animation team were just terrific, they really made our holiday! Good food, LOVELY!!More
I stayed in this hotel from the 22 Sept for 2 weeks, It is a lovely hotel, very clean, staff were lovely, made us feel very welcome, we arrived at 4am, our cases were taken directly to our room, we stayed in one of the family rooms, as our teenager came with us! the room is definatly worth the extra payment!
All very possitve..
With the exception of the food!!!
It was FINE! NOT GOOD, some days I can honestly say it was awful! although I can understand everyone has different tastes and they do try and cater for all! the food is the only thing stopping me giving this hotel a 5* sorry!
Oh and Billy the boat man! good boat trips! although he will lie through his teeth to get you on board!!! dont believe him when he tells you where you will go on the trip!!More
elaine1234562014, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great relaxing holiday
We have just come back from a week at La Blanche (early October 2014). The hotel is right on the (small) beach with plenty of sun loungers and hotel towels to use. 15 minute easy stroll into the town where there are many shops and cafes. Views are wonderful and weather was around 28 degrees every day. Staff friendly and helpful, rooms comfortable with fridge daily topped up with free soft drinks and water. Food good and plenty of choice with lovely desserts although vegetarians may struggle and may need to check what's in the dishes. Only complaint was that our air con didn't work and although we reported this 3-4 times no-one came to mend this; it wasn't too much of a problem though and didn't spoil the holiday. Would consider returning.More
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