La Blanche

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

All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Buffet meals. 1 visit to 3 of the à la carte restaurants per stay. Ice-cream 16.00 - 18.00. Turkish pancakes 13.30-17.00

Drink

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

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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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.

Sardunya 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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A Turkish Delight

La Blanche Resort & Spa First of appologies for the late posting as this holiday took place in June 2011 but found it and thought I'd post it all the same. Situated literally 10 minutes walk from the centre of Turgutreis, the hotel is very modern with just under 400 rooms. It overlooks it's own private beach with scenic views of the many small islands within the Aegean sea. Most internal rooms overlook the large swimming pool, and some have a fantastic view of the bay. However, some external rooms do overlook the front of the hotel or side so not so good views. Our room was on the ground floor overlooking the pool. It was extremely large, with two settees which could double up as beds, a very large double bed, en suite shower bath, air conditioning, satellite tv (albeit very limited English speaking channels - BBC news and BBC entertainment which appeared to be stuck in a loop of the same programmes everyday, but now and again another channel has something in English. That said we're not here for the tv), hair dryer and safe. The room like the whole of the hotel is very clean. In fact one of the cleanest hotels we have stayed in. The staff and management work very hard to keep it so clean and tidy, bearing in mind the number of guests they have to deal with. Although most of the staff have a very limited understanding of English, with a bit of gesticulation one is normally able to get a message across and they are always more than willing to assist. The hotel guests are predominantly German, Russian, British and Dutch but there are others including Turks. So the ambiance is very cosmopolitan and is therefore designed to suit all. There are a number of restaurants, the main dining hall (completely self service) is all part of the inclusive package and does cater for various tastes but in a continental way so forget your Sunday roasts or typical English teas. To that end though if you and or your kids are very fussy eaters the choice for you may be limited, but I do believe you won't starve, but as a precaution bring some extra cash in case you feel the need to eat out in one of the many places desperate for your business and all within a 15 minute walk.There are a number of hot dishes including meats and fish, vegetables and potatoes, rice, pasta and of course chips. We we're never short of a choice and on many occasions had a mixture of most! There is also cold salads, meats, fish and vegetables and bread. Oh and the soup is very good too! Breakfast is just as good for choice, but with one major flaw for me anyway, they do not offer bacon, so forget the traditional English! That said for about 15TL there is a number of bars and restaurants who offer that in Turgutreis; one such place being the Cool Breeze (just ask for Eugene - the bacon he proudly exclaimed is from Wigan and they serve HP sauce and PG Tips) . Lunch is good too and is available in the main dining room, but there is also a choice of other restaurants within the hotel. These are available within the all inclusive deal at lunchtimes but are extra (about €20) at dinner. There is an Italian, Turkish and Chinese (Mexican at lunch). However, one visit for dinner, per restaurant per stay is included at no cost but can only be booked on the day! Considering the number of servings, the food is always well presented, hot, fresh and tasty. If I was being a bit picky I would say the meat is often slightly over cooked for my personal liking. There is also a terraced bar (which doubles as the Turkish a la carte in the evening) which serves snacks all day and the B Club which serves afternoon cakes! It's like being on a cruise with readily available food almost all day, so don't pack the weighing scales! And I can't miss out the lady who makes fresh gozleme, they are an absolutely wonderful snack of traditional Turkish pancakes with either a meat and cheese or spinach and cheese filling; an absolute must! the pool, is huge and wasn't packed during our stay. In fact on occasions we had the pool to ourselves. It is very clean and tested at least twice everyday. The pool is one depth, 1.5 meters which is nice from an adult point of view, but maybe not from a toddlers. That said there is a kiddies pool too (they really do try and cater for everyone). Sun beds! Well this old gem. Unfortunately, the same problems exist here as they do at many hotels. The management have put into place and enforce a no leaving towels on the sun beds before 7.30. If any are found they and any personal belongings are promptly removed to the towel hut! It has caused a few heated discussions but they are the rules! However, the more experienced La Blanchers, overcome this by simply sitting with their sun beds until just after 7:30 and watch and giggle at the newbies misfortune. And believe me I was caught, only once, but we missed out on our treasured spot! I do hate having to do this and hoped it would be different here but it isn't and so you have to fight fire with fire or miss out on an umbrella or canopy which believe me is essential in the afternoon. The hotel do state there are enough beds for every guest, but the problem is that many families reserve beds around the pool and the beach which is totally greedy of them, so there is a shortage of empties but many with towels on that are just not used for a good part of the day! So selfish and ignorant but these people think they are so clever! Entertainment is organised by the Animation team who try and cajole you into participating but at least they don't keep on! There is also a children's club for the 4 - 12 year olds but I can't really say anymore on that. Evening entertainment includes the odd live musicians around the pool, but there is generally something organised by the A team in the amphitheatre, must say we didn't but we've heard mix reports. There is a health and spa at the hotel which includes a well equipped gym and an indoor swimming pool, all of which is included! Also there is a Turkish bath and a number of different massage rooms. This is all extra with varying charges. I can thoroughly recommend the peeling and foam massage (€30); totally invigorating and leaves you very relaxed and is supposedly good for tanning! There is a hairdressers, jewellers (but no use bartering, all pricing is set across Turkey), and a couple of shops. There are a couple of daily British papers the Sun (4.50 TL) and the Times and the current editions arrive around 9:00 each day. There are tipping boxes located at the bars and restaurants but generally speaking we did not use these instead we elected to tip once at the end. In fact I don't think the staff are actually allowed to be seen accepting tips so be careful. That said be prepared for the porter, he will collect your baggage from the coach and bring it direct to your room and after explaining the safe and where bits and pieces are, you just know he is waiting for a reward so have something ready, we handed over a 10TL note as we did not have anything smaller, but that's about £4 and in this heat, just about worth it! The only annoyance if you want to call it that, was the guys who are resident in the hotel grounds selling boat trips. If you don't want to be bugged everyday, then tell them NO right from the start. We tried to fob them off with the we'll think about it! Not a good idea, either do it, or don't! We did hear that although slightly cheaper than First Choice (FC), you're not allowed to take food or drink with you and some people baulked at the cost of the drinks on offer. As I said we can't confirm that nor whether the FC version was any different, albeit our FC Rep, Vicki did say they only used boats that meet British safety standards whatever that implies, so it's up to you. Money can get quite confusing, prices are advertised or quoted in Turkish Lire (TL), GB pounds (£) and/or Euro's (€)! So you need to listen and observe. We took, on the advice of FC, all TL but in reality many places will take £'s and €'s but watch the exchange rate. At least with TL you're in charge. Fakes are sold in abundance so if you want a look good logo this is the place, but do bear in mind they are fake as good or bad the quality. Remember these aren't "knock offs" they are fake so don't be led by anyone telling you any different, so think how much you'd pay at home in the Market and don't be tempted to haggle high! Whatever it is it's a fake, For example a handbag we bought was supposedly 280TL (£110) in the shop, but the Market it was a steel at 160TL, rubbish we settled on 45TL after being prepared to walk away! They made money and we were happy to have a leather bag for about £18, what you'd probably pay back home or maybe slightly cheaper. But if you say you'll walk away then walk, the chances are there will be another stall happy to take your money next door or if the guy really wants your money, he'll take it!More

Robin P, London, United Kingdom

Great but....

Stayed here in September for a week with the boyfriend. We stayed All Inclusive, We were really impressed, comfy beds, food was nice (bit salty) beach & pool were tidy & we'll maintained as were the bars. Enjoyed having breakfast on the terrace. Nice location 10 minute walk to the centre, shops, bars & harbour. We had a ground floor room & it did smell of damp, I asked if we could move but no rooms were available. It would be perfect if they updated the rooms, a nice nautical theme or something & sorted the damp smell. Billy the boat man was cool, didn't mither us.More

100sophie, Warrington

a truely honest review

this is my 3rd visit to turkey all different areas. I must admit I was a bit worried after reading some reviews here but I had nothing to worry about. We stayed there for 2 weeks 5th October - 19th October, I had emailed them beforehand and we were given a 4th floor room overlooking the pool which was lovely. THE ROOM - we had a family room - the 'lounge' consisted of 2 sofas, tv, fridge and draws x2, then there was a double wardrobe and draws x 2. The bedroom consists of a double bed, bedside cabinets, tv, fridge and bedroom was very big. There was a baycoey which consists of 2 chairs. The bathroom had a shower over the bath, toilet, washbasin and hairdryer. The cleaner attends every day and changes the towels and cleans, the room was extremely clean and she was really nice. The bed was comfortable and we requested more pillows and got them straight away. The fridge was refilled with 2 cartons of drinks, 1 glass bottle of coca cola, 1 glass bottle of Fanta and 2 bottles of water. We could have done with a clothes airer for wet clothes. THE POOL AND BEACH - the pool is the biggest that I have ever seen with sun loungers all the way around the pool, there was plenty of sun loungers. The snack bar is situated at one side of the pool were they do snacks, drinks and ice creams. The beach is a small walk from the pool and is lovely, its a bit gravelly but it is raked every evening and had plenty of sun loungers and the water was lovely and warm and with the bay around the beach it did not have a current - I adored this beach. SPA AND HEALTH CENTRE - free use of indoor pool which was warmer than outside pool, relax room, steam room and sauna all free of charge. Massages were available but I didn't use them. The hairdressers was good as they did pedicure and manicures which I had done and my feet felt lovely and they gave me a discount for second attendance. FOOD - omg what can I say, amazing. Breakfast - breads of all shapes and sizes, cheeses, cereals of all sorts, soup, salad, pancakes and fried eggs freshly prepared, hot foods like sausages etc, boiled eggs, omelettes too. Lunches - salads, cooked food, soup, breads, cold cooked meats and desserts (we didn't eat lunch - after breakfast I didn't need to eat lunch). Dinner the same as lunch plus a grill with freshly cooked meats and there was fish we had salmon, mackerel, sea bass and sea bream. I found the food was really good - people didn't close the lids to keep food hot, don't know why. The desserts were amazing and there was lots of different sorts of desserts and fresh fruits of assorted kinds and ice cream (I've never had ice cream included in all inclusive before). We ate at the seafood al la carte which I really enjoy the sea bass was amazing never tasted anything like it before, the dessert was ice cream and a tart - the tart was awful. We also ate at the Chinese al la carte the soup was so spicy we couldn't eat it, the food was greasy but the desert of pineapple and banana fritters and ice cream was enjoyable. The drinks were good and I drank cola light and it tasted good. There was plenty of soft drinks and hot drinks all unlimited. The bar did cocktails, the menus are not on show but just ask and they will give you it, sex on the beach was made by the blender full and in ready supply, the rest are made when asked for and the men said the beer was ok too. THE STAFF - most of them were friendly - some spoke what we would consider to be sharp but I think that that is just the way they spoke. They always tried to be helpful. The entertainment team was good and always said good morning and got a lot of people to join in the games but left you alone if you preferred not to be joined in. The evening entertainment was varied and most was good - the funniest was the song game so funny. We were lucky to have the best waiter in the restaurant ayaz (sorry probably spelt wrong) - he remembered what we all drank and drinks was delivered before we sat collecting our food and cleaned our table as soon as we finished - he was always cheerful and was there the whole of our two weeks - special thanks to him. The hairdryer broke during the 1st week and the trainee guest relation guy got this fixed for me. REBECCA - the Thompson rep was really really good Ive travelled to many places and she gave very useful advice and help, she was very dependable always there when she said she would be and always smiling and asking if we were ok. CATS - There are cats at the hotel, I love cats although I know some people find they annoying but if you ignore them they would leave you alone - the mum and kittens were adoreable and I know a lot of children had fun with them, there was about 6 cats all lovely and some very playful. I would say that there was only one thing that was annoying and the hotel had no control of this problem and it was the lack of responsibility of the parents of children, they were allowed to run a mock in the restaurant - running around with parents not watching them and totally lack of respect for other restaurant users. PLEASE CONTROL YOUR CHILDREN The hotel is situated 10 minutes walk to nearest town which is a pleasant walk and I found the shop owners didn't hustle you which I liked. We went to the markets at the local town, to bodrum via Thompsons - I didn't not enjoy bodrum at all, we also went to another village market via the hotel shuttle service and this village was lovely. I would truly recommend this hotel it is keep spotless clean and tidy, the staff are lovely and I am surprised I didn't put weight on after all the lovely food I eat. Thanks to all at la blanche for a lovely relaxing 2 weeks you are all brilliant.More

EastbourneNaomi, eastbourne

Don't believe the bad reviews

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

Stephen N,

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

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