Barut Kemer Resort

This hotel comes with a handful of à la carte restaurants and a great beach setting.

This hotel fits in nicely between mountains and the Med. The thin strip of private beach comes with loungers and its very own pier. If you want shops, bars and restaurants, Kemer’s centre is about 10 minutes’ walk away.

The dining scene is well set up with 6 restaurants – a buffet place and 5 à la cartes that feature everything from Turkish to Italian cuisine. Three pools include one with a trio of waterslides.

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Based on 590 reviews

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals, dinners in the 5 à la carte restaurants and snacks

Drink

Local and select imported alcoholic and soft drinks

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor waterslide pool

There are 3 speedy slides.

Outdoor pool - open summer only

Surrounded by a sun terrace with sunbeds, parasols and towels. It's open during the summer months.

Buffet restaurant

There's an impressive variety of dishes on offer with some international specialities.

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twin with limited sea view

Twin with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 with a twin bed and an extra bed and comes with bathrobes and slippers.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed and comes with bathrobes and slippers.

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A Wonderful Holiday Had By All Thanks To Barut Kemer

The Barut Kemer Resort hotel is so clean and has such a warm friendly atmosphere with people of all nationalities getting on well together. Stayed at the hotel 26th August – 9th September 2014, the age of our party ranging from 18years to 45 years. We were delayed for six and a half hours from Newcastle airport so our holiday got off to a bad start, however when we finally arrived at the Barut Kemer Resort all that was forgotten, the hotel reception area is very nice and very clean, the reception staff were very friendly and helpful, speaking good English. We were then shown to our room and were well impressed with the cleanliness, facilities and nice touches to the rooms. We had three rooms 2118, 2120 & 2122. All had brilliant quiet air conditioning, free safe, mini fridge (soft drinks, water and beer topped up daily), TV, hot drink making facilities, balconys and nice touches such as wine and fruit, slipper and robes, sewing kits, shampoos etc. The bed in our room was huge and very comfortable. (2120). The food in all of the restaurants is fantastic and offers plenty of choice. The main buffet restaurant offers a huge choice to cater for everyones taste morning, afternoon and evening. On top of that there were several nice snack bars by the main pool serving everything from chicken fajitas, pizza, jacket potatoes and much more including Turkish kebabs and pide, a mince filled flat bread. There were also several bespoke al – a –carte restaurants, Turkish, Asian, Italian etc. and a lovely pizzeria restaurant which overlooked the sea, very nice on an evening with the moon over the sea. The entertainment team were great and super friendly without being pushy, providing a daily programme of activities to get you off your sunbeds for a bit, shooting, botcha, water gym, belly dancing and more. Some entertainment team I would like to specially mention are Apoly a very funny man, friendly and always willing to have a laugh. He would always have fun during the day and get us up to dance on the evening. Yildo a lovely friendly helpful and funny man, brightened up the day with his big smile and funny hats. Always talking to us and having a laugh. He always danced with us on an evening. When both Apoly and Yildo were together they were like a comedy act. Murat is a fantastic man, always very friendly and up for a laugh. He would always make his presence known with his whistle. I do not usually play water polo or Botcha on holiday as it is often boring, however Murat made both so much fun that I played both twice a day. He got all nationalities together, everyone making friends along the way. He always called me ‘MR PAUL’. There were different shows on an evening as well as live music and disco, the Gala Night and Cuban Acrobat Show being our two favourites. There was also an indoor nightclub which was on until 2am, however was never very busy, shame as it was a good bar complete with DJ stand and podium for a laugh on the old pole. It has it’s own pebble beach, gardens and jetty all with sun beds. There are several pools including a quiet pool, kids pool and slides. Enough sunbeds for everyone. The hammocks in the gardens are very comfortable. The staff cannot do enough for you always wanting to make your holiday special, all speak very good English, unlike some other hotels we have visited in Turkey where you don’t really get what you ask for. I believe that all staff here are given English lessons as part of their employment. I would especially like to mention the following staff who went out of their way to make our holiday special. Orcan - Main buffet restaurant raised floor section. Breakfast and Dinner. Always very,friendly and helpful, took time to speak even though he was always very busy and my wife loved his special Baileys coffee that he introduced us to. Emine Oral - Bar attendant - a wonderful friendly and helpful lady who spoke to us in very good English, nothing was a problem to her and when she was on table drinks service she always made sure that all of her guests had a drink,watching all the time and remembering what everyone was drinking. She also made the best pina colada cocktails putting little pictures of hearts and smiley faces on with a straw and red colour. Saban Taymur - Waiter - always friendly and helpful, checking if he could do anything for us and asking if we were OK regularly. He would always wave and speak even when passing throughout the day. He too always made sure that guests were well looked after. Halis Yar - Waiter - always friendly and when working in the main restaurant on an evening he always provided such a warm and friendly welcome. We eventually had a table of nine and Halis always made sure that he had a table ready for us for 2000hrs each night we were dining there. He also looked after us as a drinks waiter in the live music/party section, always ensuring we had drinks and nuts. Big friendly giant. Musa Irendeli - Head Waiter - Pizzeria A La Carte - during our stay we had a birthday within our group, it also happened to be our last night,he ensured that we had a special table for nine of us and was very friendly and helpful. He also made it special by providing a birthday cake with sparklers and singing happy birthday with other waiters. Always happy and helpful through the day also when serving the daily food. The ladies at guest relations are always happy to assist, booking the a-la-cartes etc. They would constantly seek feedback with a view to improving the hotel even more, even though it is already really good. Overall this hotel is very clean, comfortable, good amenities, caters for all types of eaters, even those who are very fussy, like my daughter. All ages have a nice holiday at this hotel and it is multi national as opposed to mostly Russians, however the Russians at this hotel were more friendly than those previously encountered at other hotels in Turkey. Also the resort of Kemer which is very nice is literally a five minute walk away with a nice shopping centre, bars, restaurants etc. leading to a nice marina. All the shop owners are friendly and do not pressurise you to enter their shops. I would highly recommend this hotel, thanks again to all management and staff.More

776paul, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Great Hotel + Wonderful Staff, = Excellent Holiday

I thoroughly enjoyed my weeks stay at the Baurt Kemar, it's a great place to stay and soak up the sun by the pool or on the beach but there is so much more to it than that. The staff and particularly the wonderful Entertainment team really bring this place to life. So welcoming and friendly ensuring you have everything you need and always on hand. For the price we paid, the hotel, food, rooms, facilities, the staff and to be all inclusive was amazing value. The location is really beautiful sandwiched between the foot of the mountains and the seafront. Rooms were spotless, bed was comfy, air conditioning was super. The food was great wherever you ate whether that be in main buffet restaurant, snack bars or one of 5 à la carte restaurants. Your just a short walk from the centre of Kemar itself which has plenty of shops and places to eat although most of the time we stayed in the hotel as there was plenty of activities going on through out the day to get involved in and entertainment in the evenings. There was a nice mix of nationalities there, it's the first year that Thomson have opened up the hotel to the UK market and it seems to be popular and only set to grow in it's appeal to English holiday makers, you certainly didn't feel like a second class citizen that some reviews would suggest. It's clear to see why this hotel gets so many great reviews, it's also apparent that they value feedback use it to move forward pretty much anything mentioned in negative reviews would have appeared to have been addressed as we had no complaints. Overall it's rare that I would ever want to go back to the same place/hotel but in the case of the Barut Kemar I would definitely want go back again and again. For me you could put the hotel in any resort in any country but it wouldn't be the same without the entertainment team (and rest of the staff) who made the holiday what it was and give this place such a great atmosphere. Particular thanks has to go to Murat, Maria, Evgeniya, Janina, Marina of the entertainment team, you guys are amazing!More

martyn_dudley, London, United Kingdom

great holiday

Just returned from the Barut Kemer 20 th sept , All in all a good hotel as you see by other reviews , all staff are friendly and helpful , if entertainment is your thing there are activities all day eg water gym , shooting, boules, darts , belly dancing classes, (doesnt add anything to my hol but we are all different. The hotel itself is very clean but could do with updating in certain parts , there is a lot of wasted space inside the hotel which could be used to provide afew more bars to relax in, at night people tend to sit in the lobby as the only bar inside is there . Evening entertainment at night was generally good . The hotel does not have a sandy beach but a pebble one which was a shame , the pool area itself is not big but loungers always available , but be warned there is no escape from the VERY Loud music which is played from approx 10 am to 5pm , i think a period of quiet in the afternoon would be much appreciated by many people . ? Would i return probably not .More

rococo186258, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Good - Yes ... Great - no!

What's wrong with this hotel? Actually nothing is. However it's sold as 5 star and 5T by Thomson and it's just not that good. I'd guess it compares well with many other all inclusive establishments but there is nothing set it apart or justify the high rating. Other reviewers on this site seem to be falling over themselves to use superlatives about every aspect of the hotels operation but they are very being generous. I suggest you read "good" when they say fantastic and 'pleasant enough' when they say 'best ever' In particular I would comment on the food. Breakfast is the usual extensive buffet but the layout is so poorly thought out that there is a 100 metre walk from the main buffet area to the outside grill where eggs and bacon are cooked. You have to decide which element of your breakfast is going to be cold as it's not possible to have both hot at the same time. What is the problem with the supply of coffee?. The waiters are happy to pour a cup but less happy to leave a coffee pot on the table. If you like several cups be prepared to insist that you are given a pot - there is no self service coffee as there is with tea. The lunch buffet is at best "not bad". I honestly cannot recall a tasty enjoyable meal in the buffet restaurant. However the a la carte restaurants are very good, especially the Turkish. The pizza area and grill restaurant near to the pool are also good for lunchtime snacks - give the cavernous buffet a miss Next comment relates to noise! This is not a quiet relaxing hotel during the day - true there is a so called quiet area around one pool but the incessant noise from the entertainment, piped music and neighbouring hotel means that it not possible to relax peacefully in silence. Complaints to the management did result in the volume being turned down for a short period, however the Barut staff have no control over the very noisy hotel next door. Thomson really should make this clear in their brochure - their rep comments on it at the welcome meeting! Positives - excellent staff, very clean and well maintained, comfortable rooms. Guests are not troubled by staff trying to sell trips, spa visits etc. A la carte very good and simple booking system. Pleasant walk into a good sized town with many shops (15 minutes) Would I go to this hotel again. Not at the prices charged. If it was less expensive then my expectations would be less and I may well consider it. I've tried to be fair in this review and to balance the ultra-enthusiastic reports offered by other reviewers. I do not think that I am too fussy but feel that a 5 start or 5 T should really mean something. Sadly it seems that the rating is being over used and devaluedMore

MW3230, Newcastle upon tyne

One of the best hotels we've stayed in!perfect for a young family.

We thought the Barut kemar was an excellent hotel. We travelled with 3 two year olds and the hotel staff were amazing. They all went out of their way to talk to and interact with the children and made you feel so welcome. The entertainment team were great and greeted us everyday and were even there to wave us off with a free cd and chocolates! The reception staff were also good and went out of their way to help and ensure our stay was perfect unlike our Thompson rep who was unhelpful and abrupt. For us everything was great, food was lovely and the mini club for our little ones was accommodating for their age group, creative and fun. Rooms were clean and stylish. We all had a lovely time, can't recommend this hotel enough for a young family. One downside was the water sports on the beach. We wanted to use the free pedalo but they made excuses that it was broken and going to rain (it didn't) but were more than happy to promote their other fee paying services. More

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