Phaselis Princess Hotel

, Kemer, Turkey
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Phaselis Princess Hotel

, Kemer
5 star

Rooms: 341

Tekirova - Kemer - Turkey Hotel Website | | +90 (0242) 821 40 70 (5 l
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9/10
Exceeded our expectations.
Submitted by: MIKE in 07/04/09
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Location, hotel,service & food exceeded our expectations.Very clean, lovely staff. One of the regions best kept secrets. Predominantly Russian guests,all very well behaved, very friendly atmosphere, animations/entertainment good. Returning this August 2009.Good family hotel.
10/10
Fantastic staff, food & service
Submitted by: Tracey in 28/10/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Hotel Phaselis was more than our expectations. We arrived very late night, greeted and escorted to our rooms by lovely night staff. The buffet restaurant was sometimes busy but the selection of food was always of a high standard,there was always something to temp your taste buds. You certaintly wouldnt go hungry!! The teenagers were always happy, with full tums!Eating at lunchtime was excellent at the pizza and grill bar. Evenings; I would certainly recommend the theme evenings,setting beautiful, food and the live entertainment wonderful. The staff are five star,they made us all feel special. The swimming pool with slides,kids and adults, fun for all and the pool staff made our day time entertainment one to remember. The maid service was 5 star, everyday our room was cleaned to a high standard and we were greeted by different towel sculptures everyday in our rooms, kids loved it! The Free water sports were good and kept the kids occupied.
Location of the hotel was good, plenty of local shops but be prepared to barter with local shop owners, all good fun and thats what they are used to.
I would certainly go back to the Princess and I would very much like to see the staff again who made our stay one to remember. Maybe go there earlier in year as the temp was very,very hot!!


10/10
Fantastic hotel, staff and food
Submitted by: Bernie in 18/10/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
When we arrived at the hotel we were in awe. The staff where welcoming and helpful and our luggage was taken to the room via a porter. The lifts were large quick and reliable. Nazira the Customer Relations Manager was a dream and made us feel like family. Everyone spoke some english but the Information Desk was always manned and they spoke excellent English. The beach was fine, but mainly shingle but you can enter the beautifully clear sea via the jetty. The sea was warm and inviting and the fish come readily for bread. The safety boxes are free and in the room-a deposit of £25 is required which is refunded on the last day. All in all, a fab place to stay which is equally good for able and disabled visitors alike. I definitely recommend this hotel to all visitors from families to older couples-great experience.
5/10
Not as good as expected
Submitted by: Jane in 05/10/08
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
Myself and my mum went on holiday as we needed a break from everyday life. We flew into Antalya airport and the transfer time was much longer than Thomas Cook had advised us. It took approx. 1hr and 45mins.
On arrival the bellboy waited around tapping his foot for a tip which we weren't too happy with as I believe it should be our choice whether to tip or not. Our room was certainly not 5 * quality. There were stains on the chairs and carpets and hair in the mini bar... this was obviously overlooked by the maids. The glasses in the bathroom looked like someone had spat toothpaste into them. The air conditioning didn't work properly and was really noisy. The beds were really uncomfortable and pillows were really flat. I have stayed in many 5* hotels and this certainly wasn't 5* standard. The food was really strange. They definitely. Lunch and dinner was better, but everything was very watery. They also are very greedy with fruit and leave little for other guests, but worst of all, they don't even finish it and waste most of it.
The staff were really nice though and nothing was too much trouble. The pool area was clean and there was never much of a queue at the bars. The maids did make an effort towards the end of the holiday with making animals out of our towels on our beds. There was much entertainment to be had watching the diving instructor Alex prancing round the pool.... nice eye candy for sure!!!

Entertainment in the day and evening was poor. There was little to do and the animation team had little on offer other than bingo, a few nights of karaoke and a kids club. If it rains dont expect any entertainment at all!!! Dont choose this resort if you are looking for a busy holiday!!! There is little outside the hotel other than a few shops. You have to get a bus to anything that resembles a nightlife. Watch out for expensive restaurants outside the hotel, especially in Kemer. (We paid £75 for a prawn salad!!!) They will try and con you into paying a lot after you have eaten the food so its too late to quabble the price and being two females on our own there, we didnt really want to argue.

The saturday market here is something your rep will tell you to go to, to pick up bargains but be careful, if you barter too much (as you are told to do), the market sellers are rude and abusive!!!
I would definitely go back to Turkey, but not back to this area, or this hotel as it was certainly not worth the price we paid.
10/10
Brilliant
Submitted by: jenny in 20/08/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Turkey
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
This was the best holiday me and my family have been on so far. The food was lovely, the family apartment was cleaned every day and the staff were very friendly. I was hoping to come back next year, but the price next year is double what we paid this year so we will have to wait until we win the lottery ha..
10/10
Unforgettable Holiday
Submitted by: Bhasker in 19/08/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
My friend's family and my family(9 in total) inculding 4 adults and 5 children(aged 12-16), travelled by Thomas Cook and stayed for 7 nights at this all inclusive hotel. The seats on Airbus A330 were comfortable with adequate leg room.
All the staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful, including the ones who did not speak much English. The guests, majority of which were Russians, were very friendly and sociable. The facilities were excellent and there were lots of sport activities available. The 2 big swimming pools provided fun for the whole family especially the one with the slides. There were many activities in the pool and on the beach for all ages, all throughout the day. The scenery was picturesque. The location was perfect as the hotel is situated in a quiet resort and has it's own private beach which was beautiful and clean. However, nightlife was not far away. There was a good selection of food and drinks. Although we are vegetarian, we had no difficulty as there was always something substantial to eat throughout the day. The food was always of a high quality and there was more than one place where you could sit and eat. The entertainment was enjoyable, especially the beach party that had a foam disco at night. The rooms were cleaned everyday and were well maintained. Overall, the holiday was good value for money and the hotel lives up to it's 5* rating. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday with fun for all the family!
10/10
Fantastic
Submitted by: Victoria in 12/08/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
This was the best holiday I have been to the entertainment was excellent, food was the best, hotel was clean and entertainment was non stop.

We have booked up next year to go back, brilliant!!!!
1/10
Is this a holiday?
Submitted by: Simon in 09/07/08
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I have never been inspired to write a review of a holiday before but I have finally decided to do it - mainly to contradict all of the other reviews about this holiday that are on the web and seem to have been written by either representatives or the hotel themselves.
The area of Turkey where the hotel is situated is beautiful and historic, nice beaches, majestic mountains - a charming location. All of this the hotel wants you to forget by numbing your mind.
Monarch Airlines, in their inimitable fashion, take you there. They manage “for your safety and comfort” to get more seats into an A330 Airbus than anyone else so that by the time you have crammed your knees against the seat in front of you and wedged your elbows into the sides of the passengers next to you, you feel like Houdini must have done inside a bag in his trunk. Having extracted yourself from the vice-like seat, your next thrill is provided by the Turks – a scrum to queue and pay £10 for a visa, then another scrum to get through passport control and then a wait on the bus for the other passengers to do the same. Two hours after arrival you set out on a pleasant 2 hour journey to get to your chosen holiday resort.
Now the psychological torture begins, from the very moment you step into the foyer, the skills of the master torturer have obviously not been lost and are alive and well and living in the Phaselis Princess Hotel. The reception is surly, there is a subtle hint of the enduring theme to come as the piped music in the foyer is too loud. Having forgone the unappetizing Monarch “breakfast” you decide to get some dinner and go to bed as the 4.00am start is beginning to tell. In the restaurant the piped music is again too loud. Not to worry you will soon be able to sleep in you air-conditioned room. The only trouble is, the room was built for two people and they have converted this into a family room by squashing in four beds and virtually heaping up the rest of the furniture on the other side of the corridor-like room so that you can just squeeze past to get to the bathroom. Not to worry, you fiddle with the controls of the air-conditioning. Now I don't know what it is about the air conditioning that these places have, but no matter what the dials say the air-conditioning stays resolutely at the same temperature level, just slightly below the ambient temperature outside, but boy, does the fan make out it's working very hard!
And so to bed. This is when the nightmares start. The entertainment around the pool sets off in earnest. The problem with the layout of hotels like this is that everything in built around the pool area, there is no escape from any open-air entertainment that the thoughtful hotel staff wish to inflict upon you. And they know how to inflict the maximum torture. The compair shouts at you, the incessant duf duf duf starts – this is music? The hours creep by as you toss and turn in your hot sweaty cupboard while the windows shake to duf duf duf. The will to live gradually drains away, duf duf duf. Then, almost miraculously the noise stops. You turn over having survived the first torture session. Maybe tomorrow will be better you think, duf duf duf – the disco has started! Can this really be happening you think, duf duf duf, although I must say it is getting harder to think, duf duf duf. After another one and a half hours of duf duf duf and karaoke it is 12:30 am and finally it stops.
The dawn of another day, maybe the peace and serenity of the sea will sooth your troubled night. The piped music in the restaurant is still too loud. And then it starts, duf duf duf, it's the poolside entertainment, duf duf duf, and more hysterical bonhomie. So you retire to the beach for a bit of peace and quiet. No such luck, duf duf duf pervades the last recesses of the beach area.
I know, we will book (at extra cost) a meal in the seafood restaurant tonight to get away from it. At the restaurant you are greeted with a glass of Champagne (well, sweet sparkly something or other really) and you take your seat overlooking the tranquil beach and watch the sunset – peace at last. That is until the singer starts and this is immediately answered by the duf duf duf of the disco set up on the beach. This cacophony continues and gets louder so that by the time you have finished your meal you are having trouble thinking and are shouting in conversation. You are definitely ready for bed to escape the noise. I must just add a note about the seafood restaurant. The starter was crab stick, the main course was grilled cheese, through which it has been alleged that a sole once passed, and the pudding was indescribable. MacDonald's burgers have more to do with beef than this meal had to do with seafood.
Bed at last. Then the “entertainment” starts again, duf duf duf duf duf duf duf duf duf duf. Duf de duf duf duf duf duf duf. Arghhhhh!!!!!! Duf duf duf duf duf duf. Non-stop until 1:00 am with no escape! It seems that for the enjoyment of the few the rest of us have to suffer.
Only another 5 days and we can slip back into the “comfort and safety” of a Monarch seat and go home! In the meantime, duf duf duf duf duf duf de duf duf duf duf duf. We long for 1:00am so that we can get a few hours respite.
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10/10
Simply Paradise
Submitted by: Joanne in 07/05/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Turkey
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Reasons to stay at the Phaselis Princess; Beautiful hotel and gardens. Fabulous high quality food and drinks. Excellent all inclusive basis; free mini bar, drinks served after midnight, free turkish tea and coffee, bottled water on request, delectable ala'cart restraunts, champagne. Most of these are charged for in other hotels. Wonderful, friendly, kind attentive staff. Spotless everywhere; rooms, toilets,bars, restraunts, pools, beach etc.
Proximity to beach and great facilties; bar, snack bar, free watersports, free comfortable sunloungers with parasols, beach and pool towels provided. Amazing spacious pools,plenty of space and loungers for everyone, childrens pool, swim up bar, pool games, great atmosphere. Friendly, hard working entertainment staff. Massage, hairdressers brilliant vlue for money. The Turkish people who are the nicest people you could wish to meet. Needless to say, we are going back in 08.
10/10
Fantastic family holiday
Submitted by: ruth in 18/04/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
My parents have been raving about this hotel for 10yrs. We thought we'd give it a go with our 2 kids (1 & 4) last year. We loved it so much we booked it the day we flew home for 2008. I've travelled quite a bit as has my husband, but I can't think of another family holiday I've enjoyed as much. The staff are fantastic, the hotel is great. Complete 100% value for money.

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Excursions and currency Dont book with the rep- for half the price we enjoyed a great boat trip which included lunch. Just outside the gates of the hotel the trip company has fantastic deals! Also take dollars not lira or euros!

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  • Address: Tekirova - Kemer - Turkey
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