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Reviewed August 26, 2012

We have just come back from the Dolce Vita after a week in the beautiful sun and really enjoyed our stay.

Location: this is one and a half hours away from the airport. It is a long journey in the taxi or shuttle transfer so please be prepared for this if you arrive in the evening. The hotel has a mountain backdrop with pine forests and is stunning with the hotel and beach position. Note the beach is sand and shingle with mainly stones on entry to the water.

Room: We had a high floor room in the Venezia Building with stunning panaramic views and were very pleased with the standard of the accommodation which included a walk in wardrobe which was lockable when you were not in the room. Worth paying for the sea view deluxe. We had a welcome fruit plate and a bottle of quality wine waiting for us as well as a beautifully arranged bedding with flowers and swans on our arrival

Note there are no ironing boards and irons in the hotel so we took a travel steam iron which served us well.

Main Buffet Restaurant: Good selection of food - decent quality. Gets very busy so we quickly learnt to eat later when it was quieter.

A la carte restaurants worth booking for a more intimate setting. We ate at Zen Asia and Dolce Vita both nice.(15 euros per person). Note that Wine and champagne is extra and expensive. We also ate in the Steak House which was full price (22 euros for a steak etc) but really enjoyed it. Needless to say it was empty apart from a couple of other people. There is a fish restaurant set high up on a hill which is scenically stunning.

Ice Cream Parlour: Fabulous!

Pool: Superb pools x 3. One of them is out of the way and very quiet but we stayed at the main pool and never had any trouble getting a lounger before 10.00 even though the hotel was fully booked during Turkish Ramadam week. Note: 1 towel per person. No drinks waiter around the pool areas. We did attempt to book the Bali Huts as these have the drinks service, fridge etc but they were booked all week much to our disappointment.

Drinks: Good brands, drinks served in cold glasses, bar attentive. Worth giving out tips. As soon as waiters or bar staff knew we were English they ensured that English speaking staff were nearby. A number of them do not get a chance to practice their english as we are in the minority of guest count so they are very friendly when given the opportunity. It is worth learning a few basic turkish words as it is much appreciated when you at least have a go. We helped each other and they were very pleasant.

Entertainment:This is mainly for families with a lot going on during the day to keep people active and involved. This was not for us but we did not find it intrusive even though the music was loud. There is a daily Amara song which even now that I have returned I still find myself humming for some reason (very clever as I am not going to forget it quickly). Night time we tended to stay around the bar areas and kept it fairly low key but there are discos and outdoor entertainment, plus a fantastic firework display.

There are shops within the hotel and as you can imagine are expensive but you shouldnt need anything unless you are treating yourself.

We were made to feel very welcome in this hotel even though they only had 20 rooms booked to english during our stay. They were helpful in securing late check out for us and we did not have to change rooms and they also arranged a cake and a bottle of wine for our annivesary. All nice little touches.

We really enjoyed our stay here and recommend it. We have rated it 4 only because it is an older hotel (air conditioning stopped but was quickly repaired and shower door came off hinges) and comparing to Maxx Royale last year it doesnt quite hit the same standard of luxury. However, that is the only reason. Very enjoyable.

Room Tip: Rooms in the Venzian Building or Portofino are the best. If you have a club room or standard room take some mosquito repellent you will be virtually in the forest
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Mandalaylv1
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AmaraWorld, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Amara Dolce Vita Luxury, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2016

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We went May 2011 and it was the first time with Thomsons and it was fantastic. Big rooms with dressing room safe fridge and big bed
Very clean rooms and clean and tidy around the pools and all eating areas
Food choice was excellent in the buffet
loved the beach bar and the only disappointment was wanting to book this year but the prices had shot up from last year.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kevin f
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AmaraWorld, Yönetici at Amara Dolce Vita Luxury, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Just returned from a 7 night trip booked though Thomsons. We had booked a deluxe sea view room, we got a twin room on ground floor with a partial view, shower did not work correctly and tv did not work. Mini bar was poor in comparison to other 5 star hotels we haved stayed at in the same area and room service was payable.
We did mention the above and were offered a different room but had already unpacked and really could not take the hassle, shower and tv were attended to in a fashion. The maid left our patio doors open after she had cleaned every day which caused us concern as we were on the ground floor, upon reporting this 3 times we knew we were not getting anywhere they just did not understand English.
Entertainment during the day was very full on and loud making it hard to relax which is what we wanted to do, yet on the night it was very low key.
We would not rate this as 5 star as there are much better hotels in same area offering a relaxing and luxurious holiday not one where you constantly find fault, spoiling your time away.
We will not be returning or recommending this hotel to family and friends.

Room Tip: Ask for main building on higher floor.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank LadyD1964
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AmaraWorld, Yönetici at Amara Dolce Vita Luxury, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Beautiful hotel and all sevices of a very high standard. Food is excellent with a very good choice and presentation. Our room was in the main building sea view deluxe and it certainly matched its name the scenery was lovely and the room well stocked and maintained daily. I rather feel this hotel is more for families than couples it would have been nice to have a couples area only for dining, at times it was very noisey in the dining areas actually bordering on bedlam. People did push in front of you whilst attempting to get your food culture I suppose or maybe they thought it was the last supper. Putting all that to one side all parts of the hotel is very well organised for what ever you want to do. You will have a great rep out there his name is Lee and we found him extremely kind and helpful following a sudden incident for my husband needing hospital care. The nearest vllage is only a dolmus or taxi ride away local shops and malls are found there. May return one day.

Room Tip: we were in the main building level 5 room 8524 sea view deluxe
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank raki071
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AmaraWorld, Yönetici at Amara Dolce Vita Luxury, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

It is a really good hotel, with nice, spacious rooms, bathroom sets, food (grilled food especially), beach, service and territory, evening entertainment shows.

The only thing that bothered us, was noise at night. We had a sea-view room, which was facing pool area. There were animation shows almost every night till really late, so we could hear everything and had to keep the balcony closed, to reduce the noise.

So if you don't want to have this problem, better choose a mountain view room.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank vaidilee
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AmaraWorld, Yönetici at Amara Dolce Vita Luxury, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

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