In recent years, we have enjoyed 5* AI's 6 times, in various regions of Turkey, and have never wanted to go back anywhere but we are seriously considering the Voyage Belek for next year. We are a couple in our mid 50’s and wanted a relaxing sun holiday. Our review is only on the services we used, although there is so much more. Our criteria was (not in any particular order) imported brands, good beach, good food, good service, reasonable entertainment and different areas to relax in. We were a bit concerned about the size of the hotel and how its busyness might affect our need for relaxation but we need not have worried. The hotel has many different areas catering for different needs so we never felt claustrophobic or crowded.
Drinks: Imported brands, Efes beer & palatable wine were all super. The cocktails were fun but authenticity did depend on who made them. Mehmet made super Dry Martinis. Plenty of iced buckets & “help yourself” fridges around filled with bottled water & ayran (salted yoghurt drink.)
Adult Restaurant - Food: Veal, chicken, liver, shellfish, caviar, fish – all fried, grilled, roasted, skewered, stewed - plain or with various sauces & veg. Salads, pasta, noodles, vegetables, chips, mash, croquettes etc. Fruit, milk puddings, cakes, Turkish pastries etc. It was always very quiet with plenty of choices of where to sit (inside & out.) It will get “samey,” if you put it all on your plate twice a day for 14 days. We chose one main meal per sitting and never had the same thing twice. Service: We never found the poor service referred to on previous reviews. We do tip occasionally for good service on holiday because we also do at home. The waiters and managers always greeted us with a smile and waiters learnt very quickly our different, individual regular drink orders at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A La Cartes: We only tried the Mexican & the Greek as we had eaten Italian, Turkish & Chinese meals at the buffet. Both were good – far too much for us to eat – and it was a change. We had no problem booking. Service was quick but that was OK for us it meant we didn’t miss the evening entertainment.
Snacks: Adult pool bar was varied and freshly cooked. Self serve fridges kept us supplied with Magnums, Twisters and Callipos. Beach bar: Savoury Turkish pancakes were nice.
Pool: we only went to the Adult pool which often still had available beds till late morning. It was the warmest pool we’ve ever been in – just right. The service was excellent – Osman was a real star (we only tipped him at the end.) We wanted to just relax so it was perfect. The entertainment team did not visit and you could only hear the main pool excitement a little bit. It could do with a minor refurb as some of the beds are looking a little tired. A few times small children came to play in the pool (unsupervised !! ) and were kindly redirected by staff to more suitable places.
Entertainment: Shows – hit and miss, as in all of these resorts, after all it’s not Broadway. We enjoyed the cirque, magic was OK and we had a laugh at Voyage Couple. The foam party was fun to watch (once). The Pier Party band was quite good. The 4 Seasons night was entertaining. We liked the fact that everyone was welcome and included at the music evenings – from children to grannies. The music at the Pool bar was OK too (Not sure if The Crazy Stars were serious or tongue in cheek – lead singer was like Martin Short in Father of The Bride!) The Entertainment team worked very hard at all events to encourage people to dance and be involved (but not pushy.) They remembered your names and always had a word and a smile –“ Hello” Gazam and Zumrut.
Service: This is the thing that sets this hotel apart from the others we have visited in Turkey. It was superb. We know a couple of Turkish phrases and staff were thrilled if you tried your hand (tongue) at it. We did tip occasionally and it was much appreciated. The staff serving inside & outside the Planet bar were brilliant – remembering I had a red wine after lunch, a dry Martini before dinner and Chivas Regal later on. This was the same later in the evening at the Pool Bar – sometimes we hadn’t quite finished when a Chivas and a Bacardi & coke would appear accompanied by a bowl of mixed nuts. There were managers patrolling all areas from pool, restaurants and bars to make sure everything was OK.
Room. We were in the annexe overlooking the Relax pool and it was fine if a little dark late afternoon, as the sun had moved over, but we were only in there to sleep and get changed in the evening so it didn’t matter. Good sized bath room restocked with shampoo etc., hair dryer was rubbish though. Robes and slippers supplied. Sleeping area and bed were fine. Fridge stocked daily. Tea/coffee facilities. Air conditioning was excellent. Maid service good. Balcony fine with a little maiden on the wall to dry swimwear etc. We could get the WiFi from our room so didn't need to go to the lobby.
Beach was clean. Sea was warm. Beach bar service was good. Plenty of beds. Adult own pier and beach were quiet and relaxing.
We would recommend this hotel and hope to go back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An unforgettable summer dream at Voyage Belek Golf & Spa... Located on the Mediterranean’s picturesque coast in Belek, Voyage Belek Golf & Spa opens the gates to impeccable service, and with its modern eco-friendly architecture and beautiful Blue Flag beach it’s the perfect destination for families with children. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Voyage Belek Golf Hotel Belek
- Voyage Belek Golf And Spa
- Hotel Voyage Belek Select
- Club Voyage Belek Select