Tourism in Turkey is mostly focused on a variety of archaeological and historical sites, but also on newly built seaside resorts along Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. In recent years, this country has become a popular spa and health care tourism destination.
Tourism has transformed Antalya and its surrounding into an international resort. Today, Antalya is called “Turkish Riviera” due to its archaeological and natural beauties still offering all the mysticism of the past. Situated on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey, surrounded by mountains and therefore closed to the cold northerly winds, it is characterized by the typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and moderately warm and rainy winters. Sunshine is guaranteed from April to October but the hottest gets in July and August when it climbs up to 45°C. Thanks to the sea breeze and the northeasterly winds blowing from inland, the area gets some relief from the high temperatures.
Antalya’s location gives an opportunity for daily tours to both nearby tourist areas like Side, Alanya and Termessos as well as longer tours to Pamukkale or Cappadocia.
When sightseeing in Antalya, you should not miss the famous City Walls that date back to Hellenistic era; Hadrian’s Gate, ornamental marble arch; Kaleici, an attractive tourist centre with numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment facilities; Antalya archaeology Museum; Kesik Minaret; now a mosque converted from a Byzantine Panaglia church, as well as Yivli Minaret, today’s symbol of the city. There are many other mosques to see but also “Han”s, Seljuk or Ottoman inns with their architectural significance.
The Delphin Palace Hotel
The Delphin Palace Hotel is located on Lara beach of Antalya, a green garden among palm trees,15 km away from the city center and 10 km from the Antalya Havalimani Airport. There is no public transport to and from the airport but private taxis are available. Make sure you agree upon the price with the taxi drivers first and then set off.
The Delphin Palace Hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel offers high standards of comfort and discreet luxury atmosphere.
The resort has the architecture of the Ottoman Empire. The rooms feature deep red fabrics and antique-style furnishings and all have balconies with ocean or tropical garden views. A private beach is just a step away from the resort, which is surrounded by two large outdoor pools with water slides and an Olympic-sized indoor pool. There is also a children’s pool and a fully supervised kids’ club.
Among the hotel’s 557 total rooms, 6 are for the disabled guest, 5 for non-smokers and 18 executive rooms. There are a few different restaurants on the premises.
Many guests decide to book an all-inclusive stay but also special dietary requirements and individual-specific dishes are available on request.
All Inclusive includes:
- Buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner;
- Chinese, French, Italian, Mexican, Turkish, seafood and sushi a la carte restaurants
- Snacks served at selected times between meals
- Ice cream served throughout the day
- Afternoon tea
- An unlimited amount of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks
- Leisure activities such as aerobics; aquaerobics; canoes; darts; football; pedaloes; table tennis; tennis; volleyball; waterpolo; windsurfing, etc
- Entertainment, which includes games, competitions and shows
All the rooms in the Delphin Palace Hotel include:
- Direct telephone
- Telephone in bathroom
- Safe box
- Satellite TV
- Air conditioning
- Shower, bathtub, wc, hair dryer, jacuzzi
Delphin Palace Hotel Facilities include:
- TV rooms
- Game room and internet access
- Laundry and ironing
- Market, gift shop, jewelry store
- 24 hrs room service (paid locally)
- Doctor on demand
- Baby sitter on demand
- Free parking
Sports and recreation facilities include:
- Swimming pools
- Turkish bath
- Fitness center
- Table-tennis, billiards
- Disco and different animation programs
- Tennis and beach volley courts
- Children’s playground
- Fun fair
- Banana and jet ski
- 5 meeting rooms
- Sound system and microphones
- Video player, DVD player, television, fax
- Air conditioning
Property and Cancellation Information
Star rating: 5
24-hour front desk – 24 Hours
Check in time is 2:00 PM
Check out time is 12:00 PM.
Reviews of the hotel:
“We will definately return to this hotel as we loved it.”
“The food was great- so many different salads to choose from”
“We didn’t enjoy the Antalya trip and we thought it was. Do not bother if you are not planning of spending a bunch of money.”
“The Turkish dancers were really good”
“Excellent service, no waiting in the queue”
“Our kids loved the mini disco”
“The area where the hotel is was quite soulless.”