Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Antalya.
Barut Lara is a large all-inclusive luxury property on the beach in the Kundu area of Lara, Antalya. With impeccable service and excellent amenities, this family-friendly resort earns consistent raves from guests. Top features include a private beach, high caliber restaurants, thalassotherapy spa, and gorgeous grounds with several pools. The 465 rooms are modern and bright. Furnished balconies overlook the expansive pool complex or sea. Families looking for a luxury property with lower rates might prefer Limak Lara De Luxe Hotel & Resort, which has a bowling alley.
The four-pearl Akra Barut is a big, upscale resort with everything needed for a great waterside vacation: several pools, a spa, restaurants, kids’ activities, water sports, and more. The location near Antalya’s old town makes it more central than some of the farther-flung resorts of the region. However, while Akra Barut does have sea access, it does not have a sandy beach -- instead it sits above rocky cliffs. The 471 rooms have beautiful balconies -- many with incredible sea views -- plus amenities like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Note some are located in a separate building and noise between rooms can be a problem. By comparison, the nearby Delphin Diva Premiere has a sandy beach as well as all-inclusive packages that are great for families and groups.
Set on several acres of manicured gardens that stretch all the way to a sandy beach, the upscale IC Hotels Residence is an all-inclusive property with a quiet atmosphere. Its 43 rooms range from two-bedroom suites with shared pools to four-bedroom villas with private pools and hammams. While not quite decadent, they’re all comfortable, big, and well-equipped, and most have exotic Balinese decor. Though a restaurant serving Turkish and international cuisine, a spa, and serene outdoor pool are the only on-site amenities, guests get free access to all the amenities at neighboring sister property IC Hotels Green Palace, including its many restaurants, several pools, and entertainment. Travelers seeking something more luxe and stylish may want to compare rates at the Maxx Royal Kemer Resort, though it is about an hour from the airport.
The five-pearl Melas Lara Hotel has taken family-friendly hotels to the next level with elegant and tasteful interiors throughout. The property is well deserving of its luxury rating thanks to a private beachfront location, indoor and outdoor pools for both adults and kids, an excellent spa, and diverse dining options under an all-inclusive program. Sure, air-conditioning isn’t available in the winter and spring months and the resort is a 30-minute drive from Antalya’s city center, but it’s hard to beat ocean views from the balconies of the hotel’s 264 rooms. For something closer to the city (a 10-minute drive) that still offers beach access, Akra Barut is a good alternative with similar amenities and much lower prices.
The Delphin Diva Premiere is a family-friendly luxury hotel set in the resort area of Lara, a district to the east of Antalya and 15 minutes from the airport. The hotel extends to a sandy beach overlooking the Mediterranean while lots of its 390 rooms provide sea views from furnished balconies (though also get some noise from on-site entertainment). Leisure, eating, and drinking facilities are extensive, including a great range of pools and restaurants -- food quality can be inconsistent however. Expect to pay -- and get -- a little more at other Delphin hotels nearby, though some prefer the Diva for its smaller size and fewer crowds.
Despite its urban location, the Rixos Downtown Antalya is a high-end chain hotel surrounded by lush tropical gardens with most of the facilities you'd expect from a large four-and-a-half-pearl resort. It offers an impressive range of dining options, two outdoor pools, an extensive spa, and kid-friendly facilities. It's within walking distance of a pebbled city beach and several events venues, but getting to Old Town requires a short drive. While some are dated and showing signs of age, many of its 360 spacious guest rooms offer superb sea views, and all have 32-inch flat-screen TVs, well-stocked minibars, kettles, robes, slippers, and free Wi-Fi. Travelers looking for a sandy beach still within easy reach of the city might prefer the all-inclusive Club Hotel Sera at the start of Lara Beach.
The luxury, all-inclusive Fame Residence Lara & Spa is located alongside Antalya’s Lara Beach. The six international restaurants (plus 24-hour room service for a fee) get mixed reviews; so do the bars, where there’s a limited selection and frequent extra charges. The pools are a highlight, including a kids’ pool with waterslides, as are the spa, sauna, steam room, Turkish bath, well-equipped gym, and other sports facilities. Live entertainment is popular, and Wi-Fi and parking are free. The 442 rooms are elegant, and the priciest feature kitchenettes and whirlpools. But some rooms are small and thin walls can be an issue. Comparably priced Barut Lara has modern decor and higher-caliber restaurants.
The Delphin Imperial is a high-end, all-inclusive resort with a ritzy, Vegas-style flair located in Lara, a popular vacation area just east of Antalya. The hotel is spectacular both inside and out while also offering a dizzying array of eating, drinking, and leisure facilities. Its 650 rooms also all open to terraces or balconies, some with private pool access and others with sea views; they're more modern in style than those at sister property Delphin Palace Hotel. While there are a couple shortcomings -- poor Wi-Fi and a lackluster spa -- a quality all-inclusive plan (that includes Sunday Champagne brunch) and great kids' facilities make this a justifiable favorite among both older and younger guests.
The upscale 70-room Puding Marina Residence is a historic old town property about a five-minute walk to Antalya Harbor and Mermerli Beach. Rooms are simple but contemporary, and some have balconies with exceptional sea views, but noise can be an issue. A delightful outdoor pool, and the on-site restaurants and bars are highlights. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and Wi-Fi is free throughout. Be aware that children must be at least 11 years old to stay here, and that narrow roads can make the hotel difficult to reach by car. Travelers with young children might want to consider the Ramada Plaza Antalya, although its rates are higher.
Known for being home to the world’s only rotating building, the Marmara Antalya is a surprisingly good value for business travelers and couples who don’t mind staying a little away from the Old Town. Revolving Lofts are the most attractive rooms here due to their unique rotating system that allows for 360-degree views, but even Standard Rooms are comfortable and well-equipped, with flat-screen TVs, reliable Wi-Fi, and wonderful minibars. Just note that the hotel’s bold decor may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and soundproofing is a bit lacking. The pool is a sunny, attractive spot, although the sea isn’t far either: the hotel has an elevator that brings guests to the bottom of the cliffs, where there are loungers, umbrellas, a snack bar, and a diving area. This isn't the most kid-friendly property, so families may prefer the Hotel SU.
Located across the promenade from famous Konyaalti Beach, the upper-middle-range, 294-room Hotel SU offers all the amenities of a beachfront resort in an urban setting near the city center. The atmosphere is generally quiet and relaxing, especially around the beautiful outdoor pool, which has a large wooden deck lined with thick daybeds and wicker umbrellas. The rooftop restaurant is a popular spot for a romantic dinner or drinks, while the kids’ club is a great perk for families. Guests also get free access to the adjacent water park. Comfortable, spacious rooms feature free Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, fully stocked minibars, and balconies -- some with sea views -- but their bold, all-white design may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Couples seeking something with a more traditional style may prefer Tuvana Hotel, which is located in the heart of the Old Town.
Housed in a historic building, the upper-middle-range Mediterra Art Hotel sits in the historical center of Antalya. Its 33 rooms have elegant, old-fashioned decor that reflects a sense of place. They're outfitted with minibars, flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning, though no coffee- and tea-making facilities. In terms of features, highlights here include a pool, Turkish restaurants with some alfresco seating, and free Wi-Fi and parking. Unfortunately, the hotel's breakfast gets mixed reviews and the coffee is panned. Travelers might want to compare rates at the nearby Alp Pasa Hotel, which has three restaurants and rooms with coffee-making facilities.
The Tuvana Hotel is an upscale boutique situated in an 18th century mansion. There are only 46 rooms so guests are provided topnotch service. Elegant rooms feature local textiles and wooden beams, plus quality amenities that range from flat-screen TVs to minibars and kettles -- but past complaints about air-conditioning. Good thing there’s a lovely pool in a courtyard filled with fruit trees. A free breakfast and three restaurants and a bar on-site provide plenty of dining options for any guest during their stay. The hotel is centrally located in the historic city of Antalya, making it easy to reach all main attractions in a 10-minute walk or less. The nearby Hotel Aspen is a good alternative with the added benefit of a sauna on-site.