24 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We had wonderful 2 weeks at Sealife hotel in antalya. Everything was perfect and we can recomend this hotel for the "big family". We are 2 adults and 4 kids in age of 12-15."
- Travel date: Sat 1st of September 2018
"Spent four nights in the hotel over the Christmas period. Room was pretty good with sea view. The food was excellent and reasonably wide selection of drinks for the all in deal. There was a wide selection of choices for traditional Turkish food and plenty of options for other nationalities. We found the staff to be most welcoming and it was our third visit. We shall definitely be back."
- Travel date: Fri 20th of January 2017
nice and luxury
"Nice, cute, normal hotel. Services are not bad. its location is closer to Airport than downtown. The services were ok except wifi it was really bad! at the beginning i thought it was bad because of me staying in the -1 floor but afterwards i knew all rooms suffer from this problem. swimming pools and the beach were awesome."
- Travel date: Tue 10th of January 2017
"we hade with my family very good vacation.New year gala night party was perfect and hospitality was proffessinal we will come back again and we all recomended sealife family"
- Travel date: Sun 8th of January 2017
"Holiday in December"
"We spent a few lovely days in that hotel in December. In spite of being out of the season, all the services worked wholly. Our room was clean, modern and well-equipped. The food was delicious and plentiful. We were expecting a bigger variety of local alcoholic drinks."
- Travel date: Tue 27th of December 2016
"was good trip"
"Five-star hotel with gourmet cuisine and diverse clean, with a polite staff!
The only downside to this approach is far from the city center and leisure centers.
Disco and great drinks along the private beach of the advantages of this hotel!
In general, recommended to others!"
- Travel date: Tue 6th of December 2016
Nice place to stay.
"âLocation is awsome. Nice beach view. Fantastic hotel, staff are extremely friendly and mostly everyone speaks English. I traveled with mum who is disabled and hotel accommodated her needs perfectly. There were no unnecessary stairs like in most resorts.
They even went as far as to loan a wheel chair free of charge for our weeks stay which was very generous."
- Travel date: Tue 6th of December 2016
"Very good Hotel in Antalya"
"I like sea life Hotel so much! There are working very nice People. I and my small son feel as we are at Home. The room was good, delicious food, we enjoyed our stay, we stay here too much. It's very good Family Resort Hotel and also guest Relation Team was Kind and helpful Lesya and Korhan."
- Travel date: Tue 29th of November 2016
Good holiday location
"Had a fantastic holiday the reps made it a very memorable time thanks to Mikey and son of a b----- the hotel was very clean and the foyer was exceptional ."
- Travel date: Sat 9th of November 2013
Please stay anywhere else but this hotel
"We have just returned from 11 nights at this dump. We spent a fortune on the holiday choosing an all inclusive hotel thinking that we would save money on not eating out - what a joke!! The food was so disgusting that we couldn't bring ourselves to eat in the restaurant - unless of course you like peas, carrots and brussel sprouts for breakfast. The children lived off bread and rice when we dared to use the restaurant. The staff are the rudest people I have had the misfortune to come across. They will ignore you, serve everybody else first, pretend they can't understand you - the complaints are endless. The rooms are below standard. The drinks are poor and the staff will blatantly give other guests a normal size drink whilst pouring you a dribble in a flimsy plastic glass that you can't even hold without crushing it!! If you are from the UK and expect to be treated like you deserve to be treated like a paying guest on holiday PLEASE DON'T book this hotel!! We came back this morning and we all feel like we need a holiday. I don't normally write reviews but feel so strongly about this place and experience that i am going to post this on every website I can!!"
- Travel date: Fri 10th of August 2012
Immediately pressured into a room upgrade which we were told could only be paid for in cash (Â£20.00 per night for a Family Room). We then paid a price in Lira that bore no resemblance to the Sterling price quoted. The following day we requested a receipt and again each day we stayed at the hotel and got fobbed off by their surly reception staff most of whom struggle with basic English. On our last day we asked a new receptionist for a receipt who checked the system and told us we hadn't paid for an upgrade. We finally got a receipt, as we were on our way out to our return taxi transfer, on non-headed paper that had obviously just been typed-up to keep us quiet. Other guests were told they had no record of their room reservations on arrival so could not have a room unless they paid Â£200.
The rooms are basic and fairly drab with non-existent air conditioning and double glazing (to block out the noise of the dual carriageway that runs between the hotel and the beach) making them very hot. I went down to reception to ask for a fan and was told to go away and open a window. I requested a fan a second time and, to the hotel's credit, was given a different room on the 6th floor with independent air conditioning. The bath in the room on the 6th floor leaked whether you showered or bathed but we got bored of complaining and being fobbed off so if you get Room 640 you will need to use the hand towels to stem the flow of water out of the side of the bath.
There are four pools at the hotel. An indoor (non-heated) pool which we used on our first day but were told to leave because or three year old was laughing too loud. There are two outdoor pools which don't have shallow ends so they are both 1.4 meteres deep at both ends. There is also a small pool with two slides which are turned on sporadically. Be very careful on the smaller slide because you get on the slide after climbing onto an asphalt roof which is incredibly slippy. The bigger slide seems safer until you reach the last bend which catapults you back into the base of the slide rather than the pool.
Each of the pools is surrounded by marble tiling which is absolutely lethal when wet. One woman broke her leg walking back to her sunbed and another smashed her face on the steps after slipping on the floor and trying to grab the non-existent hand rails ont he stairs. Another young girl was nearly blinded by the parasols which all have protruding metal supports at face height. Injuries are a daily occurence at this hotel and the bar staff are well versed in providing bags of ice for injured guests.
The A-la-Carte restaurants were all closed when we were at the hotel so all the guests and daily coach trips fought it out for seats in the buffet restaurant. However, coach trippers are given preferential treatment with reserved tables so All-Inclusive guests queue up outside before 7PM so they can have warm food and don't have to sit at tables in the lobby next to the toilets. The food itself is repetitive with little choice for children and the menus appear to be on a two day rotation. One evening we complained about stray cats in the buffet restaurant climbing onto the tables to eat leftovers and were laughed at by the restaurant manager. We then complained to the Duty Manager in Reception at which point the Restuarant Manager (Tuncil Cetin) sprinted out of the restaurant to scream at me which astonished the packed reception and scared my wife and son. We escalated this complaint to the hotel manager but no apology was offered, nor was anything done to resolve the problems. Each day after that we were glared at by the Restaurant staff and complaining to the Hotel Manager made no difference whatsoever.
All-Inclusive drinks choices are very limited with Lager, Gin, Vodka and Raiki being the only choices. The soft drinks are dispensed from branded (Cocal-Cola, Fanta, Srpite) taps but are cheap copies. The spirits are diluted with new bottles being retrieved from cupboards with broken seals. All sorts of drinks regularly ran out and would not be replenished until the following day.
The advertised entertainment is non-existent. None of the advertised facilities are open/available including the kids club which is opened unsupervised for an hour each day. There are lots of staff walking around in "We Love To Entertain You" T-Shirts but no entertainment is forthcoming apart from a couple of hours of someone playing Turkish dance music each afternoon. Most guests resorted to entertaining children with DVD Players or laptops they had brought showing films for the kids or playing music for the adults.
The majority of the staff are dismissive and/or rude until you start tipping them and be aware that very few of the staff speak English so it can be very hard to make yourself understood. Our queries always went unanswered an we just got the overriding impression that unless you were handing over cash they weren't interested.
Please be very careful when booking this hotel. The only thing that made our 7 days bearable was the weather and the other guests (of all nationalities) who seemed to adopt a siege mentality in attempting to enjoy their holidays, despite the best efforts of the Sealife Resort staff to make guests stays as unpleasant as possible. This is nowhere near a 5 Star hotel with staff dismissive of any complaints and Manager (Suleyman Gurpinar) unwilling to take any action. This is definitely not the place to go if you are female, under 18, black or disabled."
- Travel date: Thu 28th of October 2010
wonderful hotel but not much to do
"The hotel is gorgeous marble floors, exquisite furnishing and lighting and exceptionally clean. The cleaners come in the room everyday and provide clean towels, bedding and a couple of bottles of water in fridge. there is a hairdryer in bathroom, little bottles of shampoo and conditioner, cotton buds, shower cap, soap, sewing kit and shoe horn. we stayed in a family room which also inc double bedroom, two singles and 2 chairs and tv which could access a couple of english channels. There is also very good air conditioning which only comes on when your in room though as you have to insert door key for lights,electric, fridge and aircon to work. We paid extra for a balcony so was disappointed when we had a view of the carpark and sat right above the hotels generator. We arrived in the middle of Turkeys christmas (which apparently happens 10 days sooner every year) and for first two days concluded that this was the reason for the lack of entertainment but there was 2 shows for the whole week which we missed as they had done by 10pm when we returned from Kalichi. This is the main town and is about an hour walk away but about 15 mins in a cab but will cost approx Â£10 each way. You can catch a bus near hotel and then catch a tram up to the top (which will cost less) walking down though the narrow streets which are lined with shops plenty of clothes, shoes, bags souveniers etc but do barter as they start prices extremely high. The harbour is at the bottom full of boats waiting for you to haggle the price of a boat trip out, the price of drinks in harbour are extremely expensive so check prices first. We went on trips through rep scuba diving and to turkish bath which worked out cheaper than one in hotel but they do offer longer massages and facemask for more money. There is also a market a short bus ride away (festival bazzaar) all under cover because the largest market in turkey trip offered through rep is 2 hour bus ride away. These are all worth noting as there is nothing to do around the hotel, there is a couple of local shops thats about it. Another tip keep your shoes on when visiting the beach as there is no sand just pebbles/shingles. Hotel also provide towels for pool side and beach, sunbeds are provided for free in section 17 of beack for hotel uses but you have to pay for bar. also all inclusive in hotel doesnt include all sprits as they have 3 separate tiers at extra cost. Food was lovely, lots of choice and al e carte restaurants can be booked once each one per week. Had a lovely holiday despite lack of entertainment, not many english guests in hotel seemingly more favoured by russians, middle east and germans whichg is fine apart from their inability to queue."
- Travel date: Thu 16th of September 2010