Located on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and bordered by the Taurus Mountains, the resort city of Antalya was once known simply as a gateway to the Turkish Riviera, but is today very much a destination in its own right. Much of the activity centres around the yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels, but there are also numerous historical landmarks that recall the city’s time as a major Roman port, including Hadrian’s Gate and the 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower.
When it comes to accommodation in Antalya, there are plenty of options to suit every taste and budget. Among them are a good number of all inclusive hotels and resorts, which are particularly popular with families who don’t plan to do too much travelling around during their stay. To help you find the best all inclusive option for you, we’ve picked out five of the best that the city has to offer.
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FROM £146/ NIGHT
This vast 5-star resort has all the facilities you could need, including several pools with slides, a spa, tennis courts, a sauna, traditional Turkish baths and a range of restaurants serving diverse international cuisine. For families, a kid’s club will keep your little ones entertained while you relax by a pool of your choice. Modern guest rooms are decorated in subtle, muted style and come with satellite TV and private balconies, most offering scenic ocean views. Antalya Old Town is just over 6 miles away and there’s also a shopping centre and aquarium nearby. Free parking is available on-site.
FROM £108/ NIGHT
Nestled in Antalya’s bustling centre, this hotel offers respite from the daily hubbub thanks to its tranquil atmosphere. But there’s plenty to keep you active here too, including an outdoor pool, fitness centre and tennis court, or you can indulge in a therapeutic massage or a drink by the poolside bar. The hotel also has its own private beach and pretty garden lawn overlooking the ocean, while dining options include the Panorama Restaurant which serves a range of Turkish and international dishes. Guest rooms have stylish parquet flooring, a minibar, satellite TV, and balconies with scenic views Antalya’s historic Kaleiçi neighbourhood is just over 3 miles away.
FROM £120/ NIGHT
A short hop from Antalya’s sandy shore of Lara Beach, this luxury hotel features a full service spa, Turkish bath, fitness centre, and multiple swimming pools. For kids, there’s a mini club with daily activities and games, all run by an experienced team. Dining options include Club Hotel Sera’s restaurant, where guests can eat and drink while enjoying scenic views of the sea. Guest rooms are designed in a traditional Turkish style reminiscent of Ottoman palaces and come with satellite TV and a private bathroom.
FROM £104/ NIGHT
A slightly more affordable all inclusive option is the 4-star Adonis Hotel, featuring an indoor pool and outdoor pool with waterslides, a games room, a restaurant serving Turkish and international cuisine and with al fresco dining available, a private swimming platform built into the cliffs and a pretty sun terrace that’s ideal for relaxing. Guest rooms feature framed wall art, a TV and a private bathroom. For guests arriving in their own car, there’s free on-site parking. The lively bars and clubs of central Antalya are within walking distance and Antalya International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
FROM £136/ NIGHT
Situated on Antalya’s beautiful seafront and with its own private beach, the 5-star Sherwood Breezes Resort is a popular choice with high-end travellers to the city. Fully refurbished in recent years, other notable amenities include outdoor pools, waterslides, a heated indoor pool, two tennis courts, a fitness centre, a sauna and a Turkish bath, while there are also several restaurants and bars offering diverse cuisine including traditional Turkish dishes, and a range of exotic drinks. The city centre is just over 11 miles away and Antalya Airport is 15 minutes away by road.