Rixos Downtown Antalya
15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
shamima mayat excellent
"Antalya on the 12/12/2014 what a lovely holiday fab service and a place to visit
family place beaches are fabulous
nice and clean hotel
spa and sauna"
- Travel date: Wed 10th of December 2014
Don't be fooled ...
"We spent a week at this hotel in June 09. The hotel is rated 5* but it is more like a 3*. On arrival we had to wait over 2 hours for our room allocation. Our booking clearly indicated that we preferred a sea view room (if available) and even though sea view rooms were available (the hotel was half full), they made us pay a surcharge for what they called room with sea view which only had sea view from the balcony. Drinks are very expensive and if you try to take any food or drinks to the hotel you will be stopped. There is no evening entertainment and the hotel is dead in evenings. Breakfast was pretty average. The hotel is located in a nice part of Antalya. Air-conditioning was not effective in our room."
- Travel date: Thu 25th of June 2009
This hotel is fabulous. The enormous poo...
"This hotel is fabulous. The enormous pool, attentive staff, beautiful fitness suite, ample sunbeds/shades, well-appointed rooms, breathtaking glass lifts and atrium.... The list is endless!Did I mention the beautiful mountain view?
I was concerned, before the trip, about the location because of the dreaded phrase 'beach shuttle' in the brochure. In fact, it is a lovely walk down 157 steps (gently graduated and also with lots of flat stretches of walkway between short descents and icecream kiosks) to the sea with beautiful views. There is, of course, a shuttle minibus if you prefer, which we did use one day, just out of curiosity. It was a 5 minute trip - hardly worth it, unless you have a medical problem which prevents you from using the steps.
We ate out on the hotel restaurant terrace some evenings and the food was excellent and terrific value for money. For a change of scene, we got an inexpensive taxi to antalya harbour and ate in various waterside restaurants there on the other evenings.
You may like to consider taking a Turkish Bath in the fitness centre. It was good value and a great foundation for the suntan.
Our party was not overly interested in the Thomson local excursions to various waterfalls, markets, mountain villages etc so we asked our rep to arrange flights to Istanbul for a daytrip there with a local guide and lunch. Had a brilliant day visiting the historical sights in the morning (Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Aya Sofia & Tupkepi Palace all cheek-by-jowl), lunch at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Bosphorous and then a drive/walk around the 'New' Istanbul in the afternnoon rounded off by shopping in the old grand bazaar. The total cost was Â£165 per person and I can thoroughly recommend it. The flights took an hour each way.
The beach at the Sheraton is shingle. We were very glad that we had taken jelly-shoes(bought in Croatia last year) with us for swimming. Didn't see any on sale in Turkey.
There is no evening entertainment at this hotel - hooray! - well, there was a grand piano in the bar...
We found all alcohol hideously expensive throughout Antalya, even in the supermarkets, so made sure that we savoured our wine with dinner.
It has been difficult to find anything much to criticise in order to give balance to this review!
All in all, a wonderful holiday.
- Travel date: Thu 26th of June 2008
We stayed at this hotel in May 2007, the...
"We stayed at this hotel in May 2007, the season had not got into full swing, but none the less we had a fab holiday, from the minute we checked into Manchester everything went very smoothly.
We arrived at the hotel around 5am in the morning and were very impressed. The rooms, (the beds were enormous 7 ft wide) food, swimming pool area were definitely a five star hotel.
I would say it caters for more adults than children although there was a crÃ¨che.
Towels are provided at the pool but also at the hotels beach bar too, ( which would have saved a lot of room in the case had I have known) which there is a mini bus every 30 minutes too which is great.
The beach is lovely, but pebbly so keep your shoes on!"
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of July 2007
A good experience......
"We've just returned from 7 nights at The Sheraton Voyager and despite being slightly nervous after reading some of the reviews, we found it to be a comfortable, clean hotel with lots going for it. Our main fault was the location. Some evenings, you just want to walk out of the hotel to a bar for a drink or some dinner, but the Sheraton is on a very busy motorway and there isn't anywhere close by you could just stroll to. The city is a good 30 minute walk, although taxis are cheap and plentiful.
The rooms are very clean and a good size. If you do get a sea view, be warned that you can hear the nearby night club until about 3.30am. We found putting the air conditioning on low blocked out the noise.
The breakfasts are great - lots of choice and offered until 10.30 during the week and 11am on weekends.We didn't eat in the restaurants, but did use room service which we thought was good value.
The pool and grounds are lovely and if you fancy some pampering, there are lots of treatments at the spa.
Bar drinks are expensive and the entertainment leaves a lot to be desired, although you will find it slightly amusing to hear Robbie Williams Turkish style!"
- Travel date: Thu 26th of October 2006
Good hotel - not the best location
"We booked a package holiday through Thomson and overall our holiday was very good. The entertainment at night was poor, with a pianist tinkering away with his "unique" version of "my vay" (Sp).
There are two restaurants available in the hotel, one serving a very wide ranging buffet and the other serving some of the best food I've ever eaten, for the money. All drinks are quite expensive 9 Turkish Lire for a beer, where it is 3 Turkish at the beach park or harbour.
The spa is also expensive (priced in Euro's) but it is very good. I hjad a Turkish bath from a female haman. Don't take your modesty!
Take a taxi to the Beach Park (around 5 TYL) where there are quite a few restaurants and bars. Some people in the hotel complained of the music noise from the Beach Park, but I can honestly say I never heard a thing when I closed the balcony doors.
Overall a good relaxing holiday nice pool areas and good food."
- Travel date: Sun 8th of October 2006
A fading glory
"Just returned from a four night stay at this hotel. The hotel is in a great location for both the beach (8 min walk) or exploring the old City (25 min walk), while the hotel itself does have an excellent pool. Our rate included breakfast which was a real event, very good range, a great start to the day. I would agree with other comments made that the hotel needs some refurbishment, the rooms have a dated feel and in particular the outside furniture was old (many occasions of falling through the sun loungers!).
Prices were standard hotel fare, but there are many restaurants nearby which offered great food for all budgets! The service from the hotel staff was also high, so if you can bear the dated furniture then this hotel is recommended."
- Travel date: Sun 17th of September 2006
"we have just arrived back from the hotel i cannot fault the hotel we had a lovely time , the food was fantastic, something for everyone. the pool was warm clean and inviting. i thought the drinks were a bit steep but apart from that i cannot complain. There is a little bar outside the back of the hotel that is run by a man called Mammett, he is a lovely man and speaks very good english. he has a parrot called Pasha and has just got a budgie i think he has called it jossy. The city is a good place to go if you love shopping but we were there in the middle of August and it was 50 degrees which is far to hot to be shopping so pick your times to visit Antalya. I nearly forgot to mention you can swim with the dolphins at a reasonable cost. BRILL"
- Travel date: Sun 10th of September 2006
"Just spent 7 nights at this hotel, great staff, good location, yes it needs updating , this will happen next year.
Food in restaurants is very good.
Fully recommend this hotel."
- Travel date: Tue 1st of August 2006
"Stayed at this hotel 9th May for seven nights. Parts of the hotel are pretty good but others leave a lot to be desired. The rooms are a reasonable size but the furnishings are very dated and rather dull. The quality of the towels are naff in the bathroom - i expected nice big fluffy ones - not the case.The breakfast buffet is excellent - so much to choose from . This then turns in to a buffet in the evening - quality of the food here was pretty poor. Pool area nice, plenty of loungers and free towels available from the spa. Miramar restaurant is excellent - try the Chateubriand - great value and the steak was excellent. The hotel is in a bad postition and anyone who has walking problems this is not the place for you. 176 steps down to the beach and a good 15 to 20 minutes walk along roadworks to get to the shopping mall. Evening entertainment was pretty weak - a piano player every evening. Price of drinks very expensive, yes i know its a supposedly 5 star hotel but still feel you are being ripped off. All in all had an OK stay but wouldnt recommend the hotel. Defintley not 5 star."
- Travel date: Fri 19th of May 2006
First class hotel
"We have just returned from a short stay at this hotel (4 nights) and would like to give it our highest recommendation in all categories. It is a genuine 5* hotel with a highly trained staff who seemed to really care about their guests. We had an excellent deal for a halfboard stay and we were amazed at the quality of the food, which was outstanding for hotel food. As for the roadworks which another reader mentioned, when we arrived on the 14th May the entire entrance looked like a bombsite. When we left on the 18th the works had been finished, with only the pavements to be completed. So that shouldn't concern potential guests."
- Travel date: Wed 17th of May 2006
Beware Roadworks outside!!
"Stayed at the Sheraton 2nd to 9th May 2006. Nice Hotel/ good staff/ varied but mediocre buffet meals typical of any other resort hotel in Spain/ Cyprus Malta etc. Price of alcoholic drinks was absolutely stupid! Cheapest "offer of the night" local wine was around the Â£19/Â£20 mark. Imported wines were Â£40/Â£50. For Our wedding anniversary I was going to buy a bottle of Champagne for the room. Moet at 480 Turkish Lira/ About Â£220!!!!! Didn't bother. The real rub is the six lane dual carriageway going in at the rear of the Hotel. Work starts at around 8am/ pile drivers and earth movers all over. Dust is atrocious. Due to continue we were told for two to three months-- You have been warned We had a side sea view room on the opposite side of the hotel from Antalya Harbour. Friday/Saturday and Sunday the disco just down the road to the hotel was at it until 2.15am Sat/Sun. Sunday night a Fireworks display started after midnight. Sorry folks but we did not enjoy our holiday one bit. The whole coast is like one big construction site, and prices everywhere are over the top. Never again. This holiday was worst we have endured."
- Travel date: Wed 10th of May 2006