IC Hotels Green Palace
13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
If you want McDonalds, Burger King, Fish...
"If you want McDonalds, Burger King, Fish & Chips, English Breakfasts etc. this is not for you!!
This is a Cosmopolitan Hotel with guests from Germany, Holland, Russia and Belgium included and this is reflected in the food, which is offered. Main buffet bar consists of a vast choice of breads, cheeses, seafood, grills, salads and is superb, Speciality restaurants include Sushi, Chinese, Italian, Lebanese, Seafood, Turkish and Grill bar all have to be booked in advance (can be frustrating) but are excellent and well worth the effort, Rooms are very good ,comfortable with all amenities including free safe and minibar.
Lounge bar is superb with all premium brands included and open 24 hours a day, Fitness centre offers various spa treatments including several different massages and treatments at a cost, Sauna, Turkish bath and pool free of charge. Outside grounds are superb with lots of pools and beds were not a problem (towels on early and accept the fact thatâs the way its done) with pool bars, Beach is very good, private, very clean and safe with loads of beds and shade available.
Staff all over the Hotel were helpful and friendly. Favoured currency is the Euro or Turkish Lira. take some small bills for the tip boxes ( a little now and then is better than a tip at the end and ensures quick service in busy periods) Dolmuss costs 2.5 YTL (Â£1) into Antalaya about 25 minutes transfer and runs hourly.
Disco and Entertainment in hotel is good but is not for you if you want exiting nightlife and booze cruise. Car Hire is well worth it at about 40 Euros a day for a Renault Clio (in the hotel) as there are lots of places to see in the area. The ruins in Side are a must see and only 30 minutes away. Driving in Turkey is easy except for town and city centres where it gets a bit white knuckle, but take the full insurance and remember its not your car hit the horn a lot and remember not to stop at zebra crossings and you will be okay.
All round value for money was superb and I would recommend to any one who does not want an 18-30's or a sleep all day party all night type holiday with all English guests and processed food they should go elsewhere.
Most of the other guests have knowledge of English and are very friendly so go with the intention of doing something different this year."
- Travel date: Sat 30th of April 2005