La Blanche  

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This seafront hotel gives you a choice of pool or private beach. And the 5 restaurants serve food from around the world.

This hotel comes with a big lagoon pool that’s just steps from a private strip of sand. And when it comes to food, you’ve got 5 restaurants to choose from, including a sea-view Mediterranean place.

There’s plenty to do on the beach, from volleyball to watersports, and there are tennis courts and a spa in the grounds. In the evenings, you can watch shows in the beachside amphitheatre.

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  • 7Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 362Rooms
  • 7Lifts

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

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.

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Outdoor pool

This impressive lagoon-style pool is just a stones throw away from the beach.

Aquafunland

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.

Pool snack bar

Snacks are available from 11am to 6pm, drinks from 10am to 11pm and tea and ice-cream from 5pm to 6pm.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a single sofa bed. Room service has an extra charge.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and a single sofa bed. Can be sold as single. Room service has an extra charge.

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Great hotel

Great hotel with wonderful staff good food and lots off entertainment both for children and adult I'm definitely going again with my family and would recommend it for all ages Thank for making my holiday unforgettableMore

Steinunn R, Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland

NEARLY PERFECT

A beautifully set picturesque resort. Such a wonderful location, nice beach, nice pool, nice bay. Very tidy and clean rooms. All this was let down by possibly the rudest, laziest most unhelpful restaurant, buffet staff we have ever encountered. They virtually refused to clear tables as we liked to eat later in the evening. They took so long getting drinks in the evening it was quicker to leave the restaurant and go outside the bar for your own drinks. Such a shame as this spoilt a very nice hotel. Also this was classed as a Thompson Platinum hotel but after visiting a few of these, this most definitely wasn't. On reading the reviews in the hotel comments book it seems an awful amount of people felt exactly the same !!More

PHILIP H, London, United Kingdom

Not 5 star - but not bad

The hotel is looking a little shabby round the edges - could do with a little update - but overall not bad. The lobby, pool area etc. are clean - and there are staff flitting around clearing glasses rubbish etc. The bedrooms are large - well ours was a superior double - and had a little sofa area - not that we used it - mainly used the balony if we needed to sit down for a while. Housekeeping not the greatest - well we only had a bathmat for 2 days - never saw it again....so we had a slippy bathroom floor for most of the time. The bathroom could have actually done with a bit of bleach as the bath and tiles were a bit mouldy. It wasn't the worst room I have ever stayed in - but it was far from being the best. And to be honest we only ever changed and slept in there - as we were out by the pool all day. Get used to the stray cats round the pool - that come out at night and beg for a bit of food. I love cats - so I was as happy as larry. Others ....I understand......are not so keen on cats......just be aware. The food in the a la cartes.....was fine.....main canteen......hmmmm not so great. Breakfast perfectly fine and loads of choice - although again the seating area could do with jazzing up - looks like it's in an 80's film. Staff are very nice . Spa area very nice. bars very nice - but again a bit dated.More

treaclepuds, London

Very relaxing all inclusive

My friend and I stayed at La Blanche between 7th- 21st August and had a really relaxing time. This hotel is popular with a range of nationalities and people of all ages. ROOMS – Check in was fast and our cases were quickly brought to our rooms. The room was a good size with plenty of storage space. The beds were comfortable although we weren’t fans of the hospital style blankets, but they were ok for 2 weeks. There is a free safe and a fridge that is refilled daily with water, juice and soft drinks. The rooms are nicely decorated but a little tired. I don’t really like carpet in hotel rooms but it was fairly clean. The air conditioning was decent but not the coldest we have had in hotels. HOTEL COMPLEX – The hotel and the grounds are kept spotlessly clean at all times. The hotel is laid out in low rise blocks (4 floors) around the pool. There are some shops within the hotel as well as a hairdressers and spa. There is easy access to the promenade that takes you right into the town (about 10 minutes walk). BEACH – The hotel has a private beach with beautiful white sand. There are lots of sunbeds on the beach and surrounding jetties. We managed to easily find sunbeds at around 9.30am every day but I suppose if you wanted a ‘prime spot’ you would need to reserve them earlier. There are large sunshades on some parts of the beach and the rest of the sunbeds have umbrellas. Not all of the sunbeds had shade throughout the day so perhaps a few more umbrellas would help. The sea is fairly calm as the hotel has created a bay and there is always a lifeguard on duty. The sand becomes quite pebbly as you enter the sea but it’s not too difficult to walk on. The sea is beautifully clear and there are some small fish if you fancy snorkelling. POOL – The pool is very large and again has lots of sunbeds with either sun shades or umbrellas. The pool area was clean and tidy at all times. The pool bar serves a good range of snacks all day including doner kebabs, fried chicken, pizza, burgers and hot dogs. There was also a good range of salad, fruit and ice lollies to help yourself to. FOOD – We were worried after reading some bad reviews about the food but were very pleasantly surprised. My friend is coeliac and a very fussy eater and she always found something to eat. There was plenty to choose from at all times of the day including live cooking stations (with eggs, omelettes and pancakes at breakfast and freshly grilled meat at evening meals). It is a little canteen like inside the main restaurant so we always sat outside where it was much calmer, there is even a lovely section overlooking the sea. There are 4 a la carte restaurants (Mediterranean/ fish, Asian, Turkish and Italian which there is a small charge for). These are booked at guest relations on the day you wish to visit. We didn’t have any problems reserving a table for the restaurant of our choice. BARS – There is a great selection of bars at this hotel. The beach bar is open until quite late and is where you will find the entertainment after the show. The lobby bar has a lovely outside terrace with great views of the sunset. There is also a bar downstairs with 2 pool tables but this seemed to be used mostly by teenagers! All bars serve a good range of drinks and some great cocktails. For some reason they keep the cocktail menu behind the bar but you only need to ask to see it. STAFF- All of the staff are very friendly and work extremely hard. They go out of their way to take care of you and make your holiday special. We were not pestered at all by the spa or photography staff in the hotel. The entertainment team work hard and provide lots of activities throughout the day but will just come for a friendly chat if you don’t want to take part. Lots of reviews have already mentioned Billy the boatman. He will try his best to get you on that boat whether you want to or not! He is very friendly but comes up with some outrageous fibs to get you on a boat trip so just be warned to take everything he says with a pinch of salt, after all he is affectionately referred to as ‘Billy the Bulls***er’ by the locals! RESORT- Turgutreis is a short walk from the hotel where you will find plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. There are the usual tourist shops as well as some nicer shops by the harbour. The market is held on a Saturday with plenty of opportunity to haggle for some bargains. You can also easily visit Bodrum by taxi or dolmus. Overall this is a lovely relaxed hotel and we had a great holiday, I would recommend it to anyone visiting Turgutreis. I really hope to return soon!More

jollyhol1, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Not a 4 star platinum hotel

Stayed for a week from 21st. First impressions were good, service at reception excellent. Very disappointed in room, smelly, musky and was damp. Complained and was taken to another room which again was damp and smelled and the view was a brick wall. We decided to stay put - lesser of two evils. We discovered after a few days the room was damp possibly because the pool man absolutely soaks the poolside in an attempt to clean but in doing so soaks the corridors of the rooms nearby - they have carpets in the rooms (bad idea) and they act like sponges. All in all the rooms are not good - you shouldn't have carpets in a hot country, not hygienic! Housekeeping not particularly great, my son was sick on the first night - we think from dodgy chicken at the snack bar, he vomited everywhere, I cleaned up as best I could and immediately rang reception and asked them to bring fresh bedding - they brought 1 sheet, asked again for the remainder of the bedding and they brought another sheet! the next day first thing I called at reception to let them know housekeeping would need to go in and clean - when we got back to our room at 2.00 p.m. ish the room still hadn't been cleaned and soiled sheets where still on the balcony - another trip to reception - went back to the room at 6.00 and it still hadn't been cleaned!!!!! another trip to reception and it was finally sorted. Towards the end of the holiday we awoke around 2.00 a.m. to really bad fumes coming into the room from what appeared to be the air conditioning, we went to reception and someone came to the room and agreed with us re the fumes - he said it could have been paint fumes??!!!!! we said we were not staying in the room that night, the fumes were awful, was making us feel sick and gave us headaches. We were told there was no-where to go but we stood our ground and were moved, to be moved again the following day to a higher floor where we stayed for the last 2 days of the holiday. The hotel itself appears 4/5 star but the rooms and interior are poor, they need a general upgrade and refurb. It would seem the Thompson platinum rating is given for the entertainment alone - however you can't just base it on that - Thompson need to rethink - the hotel is definitely not at 4 or 5 star. The food in the main restaurant and other restaurants was good, staff were very friendly most of the time and would do everything they could for you. The snack bar was good, my son loved the wraps. The guy cooking eggs in the morning was particularly friendly and the towel man was extremely hardworking. The pool area looked lovely although I didn't sit near it as you couldn't get a sunbed unless you were there at 8.00 am. we chose to sit away on the decked areas which was much more relaxing and tranquil. Overall the events didn't spoil my holiday too much but it did spoil my husbands - his first impression were not good and didn't change really.More

Barbara T, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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