This huge hotel sits right next to Lara Beach, so you can be on the sands in under a minute.
The Delphin Palace Hotel is pretty impressive to look at – a grand red building topped with gold domes. It’s got the goods to back it up, too, with massive pools and stacks of restaurants to try out.
The hotel sits just back from Lara Beach – a minute’s walk through landscaped gardens will put you on the sand. As for bedrooms, they’re big and come with balconies and all the usual mod-cons.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
24-hour All Inclusive over summer. 10.00-24.00 in winter. Buffet meals. Champagne brunch buffet, Sundays 07.00-14.30 - summer only. Late breakfast 10.00-11.00. 1 dinner in 1 of the 7 à la carte restaurants per stay 19.00-21.30, only 2 in winter and reservations required, for minimum stays of 7 nights. Snacks 12.00-17.30. Afternoon tea 16.30-17.30. Ice-cream 10.00-18.00, Apr-Oct. Room service 24.00-06.00.
Unlimited local and soft drinks, by the glass including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, fresh juices, tea, coffee and mineral water. Minibar restocked daily with soft drinks and beer.
Summer only: Limited selection of imported drinks also available.
24-hr All Inclusive over summer. 10.00-24.00 in winter.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Relaxing pool for adults.
Hotel-run kids' club
Suitable for kids aged 4-12 years.
Pekin Chinese à la carte restaurant
If you'd like to try some Chinese dishes, make sure you book in advance. You can book in between 10am and 11am with reception or guest relations. Open for adults-only. 1 visit to 1 à la carte restaurant per stay is included.
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double room with limited sea view
Double room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with a double, a single and a sofa-bed. Daily maid service with towel change, linen changed 3 times a week.
Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with a double, a single and a sofa-bed. Daily maid service with towel change, linen changed 3 times a week.
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A fantastic holiday
This was our much anticipated second visit to the Delphin Palace in Lara. We visited last year and had a most fantastic holiday, so we busily spent much of the year saving for this admittedly expensive holiday. Throughout the Holiday the weather was excellent a couple of spots of rain but generally lots of sun with really high 30’s hitting on one day at least, think the coolest day was 28. What singles the hotel out are the excellent facilities and fantastic staff. Many thanks to the likes of Ali the pool attendant at the Relax pool and Sebastian at the moonlight bar among others. The Spa is fantastic we had a Turkish Bath followed with 2 massage sessions all fairly priced, the team in the Spa are first class, friendly and professional, they are certainly something the Delphin family can be really proud of. We had the big Wedding half way through the holiday that some people have complained about, I felt it was not an issue and in fact we got to see one of the best firework displays I’ve seen, think the build-up to the special day added to the atmosphere of the hotel. My partner and I where made up to see many friends from last year and met new ones to. I’ve only got a couple of points of complaint mainly the 24 hour bar being moved to the Orion Bar which is a grim social club like room with no windows, its seem a shame because the Joia bar is magnificent and under used somewhat in the summer months. The other complaint being the food in the main restaurant – I was not to keen and often found it difficult to find anything to eat, think there needs to be more English style food (sorry I’m really fussy) however on the plus side the a la carte’s where generally fantastic especially the Italian which is by far the best of the 6 or 7 on offer. My partner and I had a bad experience on our second visit to the Turkish restaurant we both had the meat ball warm appetizer however when we bit into it was frozen in the middle even showing it to the waiters, the gust relations said it was not true because all the meatballs are made fresh. Overall though it was a great holiday and we hope to both return next year, they are having a re-fit I believe for 3 months in the winter so will look forward to seeing any changes made and hopefully be able to mark it 5 out of 5 again.More
Nick W, Liverpool, United Kingdom
5 star plus [not]
we went on this holiday which was recommended by friends, there was in total 14 in the party, it all started so well hotel looked amazing, i had a turkish massage which was heaven, two days later i started to get upset tummy, i had sever diarrhea, i was told to drink plenty of water and add oil to my food, by the next day i started vommiting, i was sent to hospital and put on a drip, and had blood test, results comformed bacteria infection, my holiday then went from heaven to hell, also another member or our party had and was told excactly the same,after reporting this to customs relation manager, who was no help at all, i will never go back which is a shame as it was an amazing place, the pier was the highlight of the hoilday,More
Julia R, London, England, United Kingdom
Just returned from a fantastic two weeks at the Delphin Palace... We have stayed in six hotels on Lara Beach over the past six years including the Delphin Diva and the Delphin Imperial. The Delphin Palace did not disappoint. We had a wonderful time. There is food and drink 24/7, from breakfast til 10am, late breakfast then doner kebabs 12-2.30 by the pool, Turkish meat wraps 3-4pm, then baked potatoes, waffles and chips and chicken wings until about 5.30pm. Ice-cream from 10-5pm by the beach and cold cabinets dotted all around with water and soft drinks... The waitresses around the pool are constantly skating around with your drinks orders, so no need to get off your lounger!! We loved the pier/jetty as there was a lovely breeze in the fantastic hot weather every day!!! And again barmen running around getting your cocktails, coffees and beers all day long! Our room was on the fourth floor, sea-view and it was so worth the upgrade as the view was magnificent overlooking the pool, grounds and the sea.... During our stay the owners of the hotel did have a family wedding on the land in between the Palace and the Imperial... We saw the most fantastic firework display and a peak at the reception which was truly amazing!!! We met some lovely people and the staff couldn't do enough to please. The a la carte restaurants were in a lovely setting overlooking the grounds/pool and a lively way to spend your evening.. We would certainly recommend this hotel to couples young and old and families too... Try it...!More
durhda, Manchester, United Kingdom
Just as good as last year
Second time at the palace. This time we went for 10 days instead of 7. Couldn't find major fault with anything really. It was just as good as last year. I noticed a recent reviewer complain about the stoppage of the 24 hour bar upstairs.( think it's called the Joia bar). They wanted you to move to a soulless room downstairs after midnight. It was nicknamed the irish bar. It was awful. This room also now houses the late night snacks and hot food. It used to be in the main restaurant. I too complained about this to customer relations. The customer relations boss told me I wasn't the only person to complain and that he would see management that day about changing it back. Sure enough that night (Wednesday 17th September) it was reverted back to normal, a 24 hour bar upstairs. Most complaints in large hotels go in one ear and out the other but in here they seem to take notice. Another plus point. There were only a couple of minor niggles. I didn't like the pots of coffee already on the breakfast tables. They were hit and miss whether you got a hot one or not. Last year they asked you if you'd like a coffee when you sat down. This way it was hot every time. The breakfast staff weren't as attentive as last year also. I noticed there were staff pulled in from other duties to help with the breakfasts. Not a big issue really though. Most of the staff were permanently rushed off their feet to be honest. Not their fault at all. The food was superb again. My waistline will testify to that one. A great improvement was the drinks menu. Last year there was a choice of 2 beers and around ten cocktails. This year there were around 7 beers and 40 cocktails. Dozens of coffees and liqueurs also. A brilliant upgrade. We stayed around the main pool in the day but found the entertainment team too loud and generally annoying. They would physically try and drag you up to participate in their various games. This I didn't like. A firm no and a frowny face usually sufficed. Last years animation team weren't as aggressive. We ended up moving to a quieter part of the main pool just to avoid them. As returning guests we were treated a bit specially. We got upgraded to side sea view for free. We received a delphin beach bag as well. On the second to last day we were invited to a returning guest function in the plush salon bar downstairs. It was wonderful. We really felt special. All the hotel big wigs were there to show their appreciation of us. You were entered into a draw with various prizes on offer. The main one being a free weeks stay at the hotel. We had a photo taken with them and that night a CD was posted in our room with all the photos on it. One couple had stayed here 27 times! No problems with sun beds at all as some have mentioned. Maybe this was because of the kids going back to school. There where still plenty of little screaming cherubs around the place anyway. The entertainment seems to be getting slightly worse. One big pool party was cancelled on one of the nights. We saw this last year so we were a bit disappointed. The main theatre acts need revamping. 2 circus acts in one week! The other acts were all a bit meh, if you know what I mean. More live quality bands and singers are needed The quality of the bands in the arena bar next to the amphitheatre weren't very good. I could go to any city centre in Britain and pick a hundred better bands than what was on offer here. 4 times as many Germans as Brits in the hotel. The manner less Russians seem to not here as much which is no bad thing. Loved the piano and violin couple who played in the lobby every other day from 5-6pm. So relaxing. I hope they don't let standards slip because it would be such a shame to change things that make this hotel that bit special. Overall we loved I though, again. We will certainly be returning next year ( probably)More
Disappointing third time
We have just returned from a third two week stay at the Delphin Palace Hotel Lara Beach Antalya, this hotel is not as good as it was in the past years although still a good hotel, most of the good staff from the past have gone & the ones that are left looked to be run of there feet, & the service is not as good as past years standards have dropped, only a few of the friends we made in past years such as Teoman were still there but were very busy, there are many good new staff members in the hotel who were good but too many who were not as good, two areas where we had problems were some members of the Customer Relation team who promised things but then did nothing & some pool bar staff who seam to have a problem with serving females while there was men to be served & who thought nothing of using mobile phones while females waited, we also felt that some staff gave better treatment to other EU guests which has not happened before, the animation team was for the most part better then last year but they should remember that things like waterpolo are for the guest to enjoy & not for them to show off & they should only play to make numbers up,the animator who did the French bowls on the beach twice a day most of the time did not seam to want to be there most of the time & was always trying to finish saying he had other activities to go to if this was the case he was not being given enough time in the first place. The hotel areas are well laid out but the AC throughout these areas was not as good as past years & the 24 hour bar has been moved to a windowless room which was not that pleasant, we found this out when the hotel owner had a wedding venue set up on the ground at the side of the hotel & played loud music if you could call it that which drowned out the TV turned up full till 3am, which drove people out of there rooms NO apology or warning given, NOTE one big improvement to the rooms is that the bath has been replaced with a great big shower, The main restaurant was well laid out & the food is some of the best we have ever had which was still the reason we never tried any of the a la carte restaurants, the main restaurant is large & split into three but does not have an area set aside for adults only, we felt there could be an adults only area for when there is a lot of children. The grounds were well laid out with plenty of shade around the pool although we thought the pool area was not as clean as the past with tables & sun beds sticky in the two weeks we were there the only time the poolside got a good wash after a heavy rain storm & then the staff pushed the surface water from the poolside into the pool which put all sorts of dirt into the pool not good, beach areas were good & once again the service in these areas was OK but not as good as last year, there is a life guard on duty to police the hotel pool rules, The kiddie club animation team did what looked like a good job with the activities for the youngsters & always had plenty youngsters with them, overall there was plenty to do or watch throughout the day & night for all ages. Overall this is still a very good hotel for family’s & couples but standerds have dropped in this hotel, we found that the temperatures in September & we would advised you to try May or September if you do not want the higher temperatures’ but be aware we found a lot more Mosquitoes at this time of year, because we feel that the servise & standards in this hotel have dropped we will not be going back next year. NOTE we found the FIRST CHOICE REP in this hotel was GREAT & very helpful.More
waterboy1953, Ipswich, United Kingdom
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