Having been to the same resort-Belek-on 4 previous occassions we decided to
try further down the coast. Big Mistake!
After a 4 hour flight and a 3 hour transfer we arrived at The Syedra with
controlled excitement. We were greeted by a porter who showed us to our rooms-
they were on the sixth floor directly below the disco, which obviously had no
soundproofing! We asked to be moved and were offered 1 room for all 6 of us.
The room was small and capable of accomodating 3! We decided to stay put.
We were then invited to the restaurant for something to eat and drink-this
consisted of stale bread, cheese and milk! But it was 1 a.m!
That was just the start of things to come. To be concise:
SUNBEDS- the Germans get them all! and there are too few.
BEACH- dirty and mainly pebbles. The sea is unsafe for children.
FOOD- ok but basic with limited choice.
STAFF- can't speak English very well unless it suits them!
ENTERTAINMENT- laughable but not funny. Guests that had been there a few days
stayed away because they knew how bad it was.
HOTEL- basic and dated (use the lift at your own risk). It is next to a busy
main road which can disturb the peace. It is surrounded by hotels on 3 sides
which shade the terracing at certain times of the day. You will be ushered
around the pool at meal times, to make space for a dining area, due to
limited space. The only good point is that the hotel is clean.
If you are considering going to The Syedra Princess, I suggest you look at
other hotels. We stayed 2 days and moved to another hotel in Belek because we
were so disappointed. Even the JMC reps don't have anything good to say about
the hotel and Alanya!
I am not a snob but I expect a certain standard when I am paying over £3000
for a week. I have been to other 3 star hotels that are far superior to The
Mark Buckley - Cheshire