We usually don't write reviews of the hotels we visit, but this hotel surprised us at so many levels we simply had to chip in, too.
We were pleasantly surprised even before we set foot on the hotel. Our daughter loves a certain brand of baby food, and the response from the hotel staff to my query whether they stock the exact brand of baby food or not was to ask me how many bottles they should prepare for when we get there. Once we got to our room, the baby food we had asked for was already waiting for us.
Next, my mother-in-law had her birthday right around the time we were there. I had asked them to put a nice little massage voucher in her room as a surprise. Much to my surprise, not only was the voucher there, but so was a proper birthday cake!
The pool area is fantastic - if you're an adult. For babies, however, it was a bit too cold. I spoke to the spa manager and without hesitation she told me we could use the Thalasso pool area (32 C). The pool is filled with sea water, of course.
I read in one of the earlier reviews that the staff is friendly and that they must have been schooled in Switzerland. I can subscribe to that 100 %. We travel quite a lot and stay in hotels in Germany, France, Luxembourg and although the staff is always friendly, they can't compare to the people here. The warmth of their smiles as our little one whizzed by them was just unforgettable. Nothing was ever a problem - and as parents of a 10-month-old, we know we sometimes have out-of-the-ordinary requests.
All this comes on top of the usual pluses that everyone else mentions in their reviews: the hotel is big and quiet, it's a stone's throw from several golf courses, the spa area is fantastic (and the massages are outstanding), and the kitchen cooks some of the best food I've had in a hotel.
If you're looking for a comfortable, up-scale getaway - away from the masses - this is definitely the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek, situated on an area of approximately 40,000 m², serves as a boutique hotel between the Taurus mountains and the beauty of the Mediterranean beaches. Kempinski Hotel The Dome also boasts Antalya's largest and most comprehensive spa and Thalasso salon, adding an aesthetic of dynamic, healthy living and a new meaning of peace. The compound also has two of the best and the most difficult golf courses, the PGA Sultan and The Pasha. Kempinski Hotel The Dome features 139 Rooms, one Presidential Suite, 17 Suites, 16 Royal Villas and 2 Presidential Villas by the lake, offering a total capacity of 400 beds. With its Seljuk-style architecture, The Dome offers luxury and wellness treatments within the 3,600 m² spa and Thalasso salon, one of Turkey's largest and most luxurious spas. Kempinski Hotel The Dome offers outstanding examples of Turkish, Italian and Asian cuisine with Lale Dining Room, Cilantro Italian Ristorante, Trader's Spice and Palm Pavilion Bar & Grill. Kempinski Hotel The Dome has a total of five meeting rooms, 74 m², 106 m² and 56 m² in size, as well as a ballroom of 573 m² for larger events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kempinski Hotel Belek