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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24-hour All Inclusive over summer. 10.00-24.00 in winter. Buffet meals. 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.
All are included except where indicated.
Relaxing pool for adults.
The hotel-run club is suitable for kids aged 4-12 years.
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.
These 2-bedroom family room's interiors feature traditional décor, in a warm colour scheme. There's a balcony that offers partial views of the ocean. And your 2 bedrooms include a twin and a double bedroom. Plus, you'll also have air-con, Wi-Fi, a minibar and a flatscreen TV to use.
These double room's interiors feature traditional décor, in a warm colour scheme. There's a balcony for that bit of extra space. And you'll also find both an adult and a child bed included with your double bed. Plus, you'll have air-con, Wi-Fi, a minibar and a flatscreen TV to use. A limited number of these rooms are available on special offer, on a first come first served basis.
We have been to Lara a lot of times but have never before stayed on this hotel. We have visited it before when we stayed at the Delphin Diva. Overall this was a lovely family holiday with beautiful weather and great facilities. On holiday with me were my partner, 7 yr old son and 4yr old daughter. Communal areas: the communal areas in the hotel are stunning. The lobby in particular is impressive with a grand chandelier, large piano and marble surfaces with refreshing lemonade and cakes on arrival. The lobby bar looks grand also with a lovely little patisserie with lovely cakes. The place is immaculately clean and I observed staff cleaning floors, ceilings, tops of wall art, Windows etc on a regular basis. There is a coffee bar, spa, fully kitted out gym, cinema, games room and salon. Food: the restaurants are very clean and have a lot of choice. I am very picky but always managed to eat something. There are different sections for families and the outdoor section has a play area. There was a children's buffet, salad bars, various cuisines and outside you could find freely made kebabs, stir fry, pasta station, meat stations. The desserts and cakes were fantastic. Waiters were helpful and polite. There are also food stations dotted around the resort with fresh kebabs/pizza station and ice creams. Bars: there are a number of bars dotted around the resort from the lobby bar, pools bars, amphitheatre bar, beach bar. There are also fridges with juice, pop and bottled water dotted about too. Beach/pools: the beach is beautiful and much cooler than the pools. We tamed best on the beach but be careful as the water can be very choppy. The pier bar was fantastic and the staff were eager to please and always smiled. The water slides are great and the kids loved them we spent a lot of our times around the slides. There is a life guard but he's not there consistently and when he is there he can be a bit rude with the kids. The main pool is nice with a lovely view of the hotel but it is all quite deep. In fact there is no depth suitable for juniors (aged 6-9). There is a children's paradise which is lovely and shaded by palm trees with slides and park equipment. I'd say the children area is most suited for 2-5 year olds and is all very shallow. The indoor pool is very very cold but is actually refreshing once your in and cools you down from the humidity! Our room: was a little dated and not what I'd expect from 5*. The beds were so unbelievably uncomfortable I struggled to get a good night's sleep. We had a double bed, single bed and a sofa bed. The sofa bed was claimed by my son and it wasn't until the final night I lay on it and realised it was rock hard! Totally unreasonable to expect anyone to sleep on that! Other than that we had a fully stocked mini bar, TV with cable, safe, hair drier etc. We didn't eat at any a la Carte restaurants as the booking system wasn't working properly and we were fine eating in main restaurants. But we spoke to people who did eat there and they said the Italian was amazing! We also did not use the cinema, nightclub, games room, gym or salon (although people told us that the salon manager was very rude to them). My children went into the kids club a few times and did have fun but felt out of place as there were not a lot of other English children and some of the staff did not speak English fluently. Staff: I found most of the staff helpful and friendly, particularly in the restaurants. However some of the staff were very unhelpful and quote rude on occasions. One male member of reception staff was very unhelpful and dismissive and a few of the bat staff were too. I would expect at a 5* resort that staff would be eager to please, helpful, polite and friendly and I sad to say this wasn't always the case. The cleaner was very helpful when our daughter was poorly and the room was always spotless. Entertainment: poor. I wasn't expecting a great deal to be fair and I wasn't proved wrong. The entertainment is a little shoddy and repetitive. Not my cup of tea at all, although the stunt show was okay. The beach foam party was great and the gala show was pretty good. Overall it was a lovely holiday. Boiling hot and the kids loved it. It is a good resort but perhaps the staff could be more welcoming and helpful. The kids club was good but not enough spoke English fluently so my children felt out of place. More
To start on a positive note the Delphin palace is grand and impressive to look at. The rooms are clean and very well kept with a good air-conditioning system which is needed in 40Â°c+ heat. The childrens slides are some of the best we have used and there's plenty of life guards monitoring them for the young ones. The pools are 1.4m deep so they are not suitable for new swimmers. Our son is 8 and is swimming but not a strong swimmer. None of the pools had sections where he could touch the floor which made me feel on edge. The children's paradise part is designed for toddlers with slides and shallow water so families with the really young will love this area. It's well shaded and has a jacuzzi pool just for the adults to cool down in. The kids club is also aimed at the very young and the activities were very repetitive. I work in a school with 4 and 5 year olds and these activities wouldn't keep them entertained for any longer than half an hour. Thompsons kids clubs are usually the best but the juniors just get left out at the Delphin palace. The Marti Myra hotel in Antalya has a superb kids club if that's what's your looking for. The bed linen isn't the best, the pillows were extremely lumpy and the double bed is smaller than average. We paid for a room which stated slept 2 adults and 2 children so when we arrived and found a double bed, a single and a chaise longue in the corner of the room as the second bed for a child we were a little shocked they thought that would be sufficient for a family of 4. A few guests we spoke to had to pay to upgrade to a bigger room. Luckily we only have one child so the beds were fine for us. A family of 4 with children over 7yrs wouldn't be comfortable in this type of room. The cleaners and mini bar man were very pleasant and we're always happy to help with extra bedding and an extra chocolate bar and diet pepsi for our son etc. The food on a whole was good. Lots of different themed nights, Turkish, Chinese, Mexican etc. There's a lovely kebab Hut next to the pool serving doner, chicken and Turkey on alternate days and a pasta/ pizza bar which is great for the kids. The ice cream bar has a good variety of very tasty ice cream and every bar has steps up for the children to be able to get served. The ala carte restaurants were phenomenal. The food was amazing, the wine was of a good standard and staff went that extra mile to make your experience there an enjoyable one which is more than I can say about the main buffet restaurant. The wine there smelt like acetone nail varnish remover and burnt the roof of my mouth. Having said that the sparkling wine was sweet but drinkable. You can book each ala carte restaurant once per week and there's 6-7 to choose from. I'd of booked one for every night if I'd of visited them sooner. It was difficult to use the machine though to book. They kept showing up full but the two times we visited were not even half full. I think this is a way for the hotel to keep costs down. The staff in the main buffet restaurant were on occasions very rude and not very helpful at all. We got asked to "move because you family is not bigger" by one of the waiters. The three of us were sat at a 4 seat table and got moved to the 4 seat table next to it which wasn't dressed or had any cutlery set. It took them ages to ask for your drink orders as they were too busy clearing tables and chatting to each other. When the drinks eventually arrived we were nearly finished eating. On one occasion we had to sit at a 6 seat table because all the other tables were full and the waiter tutted at me and said waving his arms " how many? This is a problem!" Let's just say I gave him a short Sharp look and we didn't get moved this time. I really don't know what he expected us to do! eat stood up? We had to clear tables most nights to be able to sit at them and eat. My husband and myself both suffered with bad tummies whilst we were there, in fact my husband has still got one 3 days after arriving home. A few of the other English guests we were talking to said they had also had upset stomachs and one lovely lady had been rushed into hospital for 2 nights because of the problem. I don't know if this was down to the food being reheated/reused or the water/ice cubes or just a bug but it wasn't nice and played a big part in me giving 3 stars in this review. The beach bar was lovely and had a really nice breeze. You can sunbathe down there and dip in and out of the sea to cool down. The ice coffee was gorgeous and they serve milkshakes and cocktails/mocktails too. The down side to the beach is the rubbish. On more than one occasion it was full of plastic cups from the bar. Someone definitely needs to clear this up regularly it looked awful. The bar staff were always very pleasant but the MAIN outdoor bar shuts at 10 and the others all shut at 1130. That's it nothing else to do for those families that have older children. We usually enjoy a few late nights dancing and relaxing outside but it's a no no here. I think the beach bar would be a perfect place to stay open till 1230-1 with a dj playing. It's missing that atmosphere. There is a nightclub for adults only which open till late. The entertainment was ok. There were a few really good acts. The children stunt show was very good as were the bikes and roller blades shows. The Turkish night was shocking. The same dance routine to different music. We felt so rude but left half way through. The spa was good you can use the facilities as part of the all inclusive package. We booked in for a Turkish bath and full body massage which cost â¬70 each for adults. It was excellent and we'll worth the money. The reception staff were a bit full of themselves and they couldn't care less when we struggled to use the machine to book the ala carte restaurants Which wouldn't work on three occasions hence why I didn't use those restaurants sooner. They just kept sending us to guest relations which were always shut at the time we were trying to book. We got picked up at 8pm at night so asked for a late checkout. We got offered the room till 3pm for free which wouldnt of made a difference as check out was 12 anyway or 7pm for â¬60. When you pay Â£3800 for a family of three you don't want the extra â¬60 to be able to shower before leaving so we used the spa showers. These were fine but had no hair dryer so I left with wet hair. This part did not affect the star rating but the extremely rude Germans were a nightmare! Pushing past to get to the bar first, walking past the people waiting in line for the lifts and just jumping in front at every opportunity they got. One women actually tried to walk through me at the buffet restaurant. If I hadn't of stepped to the side her face would of been in my cleavage! Honestly so rude it makes you cross. Overall a 3 1/2 star for me this hotel is definitely not a 5 star. I've stayed at better 4 star resorts in Turkey. Check out the Marti myra. More
We just returned from our 1 week family vacation in the Hotel Delphin Palace. To sum it up: it was great, relaxing and memorable. The facility is beatyful, the beach is nice and the staff was extremely friendly. Although our stay was not without some minor mishaps but these were forgivable. To make detailed evaluation easyer we scored things on the scale of 1-10: Checkin: 1 The 3 doorcards we were given at checkin didn't work so we entered the room with the card of the luggage boy. Then I went back to reception to get cards that work. They replaced them with a new set, but none of them worked. Back to the reception. Third set of cards. None of them opened the door. Then they promised to send someone to fix it. In the meantime we went on a walk to explore the place and returned after half an hour. Nothing happened so they offered us to move to the neighbouring room where evrything was fine. Rooms: 9 (size 9, furniture 9, sleep quality 3) I don't know what was wrong with the bed and pillows but after the first 2 nights I woke up with back pain and after the fourth-sixth night with neck pain.) From the bathroom we badly missed body lotion. WiFi: 5 (sometimes O.K. but often no signal) Food in the main restaurant: 11 (selection 12, sweets 11, grill 10, white wine 0, red wine 5, rose 6) The white wine they served here was the worst I ever tried. It didn't even taste like wine at all. Food in the a la carte fish restaurant: 9 food was good, service was superb. Our waiter here was by far the best hotel emplyee we met. Always with a great smile and ready to help without being intrusive. Here the Chardonnay they served was pretty good! Beach: 9 although it was described as sandy beach but near the waterfront it was full of little stones. For some misterious reason sunbeds are placed very far from the waterfront and you are not supposed to move them. We tried the over the water sundeck around the beachbar wich was much cooler (because of the refreshing breeze) than anywhere else in the pool area. It also offers great view and is worth getting up early for. (Otherwise there is no free spot there.) Pools: 9 Staff: 8 Animation, programs, shows: 8 We watched a dance show for about 20 min and it was O.K. Another one on Tuesday night was realy good. Water Sport center: 10 (this was our first ever jetski experience with my daughter and it was fun. Staff was professional.) Gym: 10 (lots of equipment and in good condition) Games room: 9 ( we went there several times. One has to buy special coins; 7 coins cost 10Eur. We tried air hockey and basketball and they were fun even though we sucked. They also have two bowling alleys and billiard.) There were many other facilities (cinema, beauty salon, hammam, etc) we haven't tried so I can't score. Overall I would score the hotel as 8.7 for which I give 5 stars.More
We checked in on 28th of July. The resort is amazing on the whole, but the rooms are not clean and you feel humidity in the air... old furniture and not many investments lately. The rest is ok related to the report price-quality. More
Still here at delphin palace and i must furst say that the guest relations manager is No 1 in my eyes. My husband and i had couple of issues that were dealt with immediately...... the hotel staff went out of their way and beyond 2 make our stay more pleasurable, we were given our room complementary till 6pm on our check out day and we were also given complementary spa treatments whick was a big wow for us both, we are staying in room 7233 which is fantastic and very spacious for the 2 of us, the foid is the best i have ever had in an all inclusive hotel..... ive stayed in alot but this is the best by far. The drinks ate plentiful and of good quality especially in the lobby bar where the girls are amazing and remember our drinks, the entertainment manger is very nice and very friendly. Last night was gala night it was fantasic, we have spent days round relax pool and its been gawjus, pool bar lady so nice and friendly, we have 4 more days here and i can honestly say i feel safe here despits goings on in other parts of turkey, if u want good food. Good drinks. Good entertainment and beautiful pool areas and beautiful hotel then book this hotel dont listen 2 negative reviews, the staff in this hotel go out there way to make sure u are having a good time and help u in any way they can. Thankyou Delphin Palace xxxMore
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