Turkey is by far the most popular resort for those who live in Europe. It can be premium, or it can be inexpensive. However, we have found one of the most optimal 5 star hotels of excellent quality! And we would definitely come back to Barut Hemera Resort & Spa again. The hotel is located 40-60 minutes by car from Antalya Airport, in the area of Side. Most of the guests come from Germany, Russia and England.
There’s a lot of green spaces on the hotel grounds, which is a huge benefit to me.
Barut Hemera territory plan
Pools & Sea
There are 2 large swimming pools for the swimming, which have a number of activities such as dancing in the water and foam parties. This is where everybody swims – adults and children, everybody has plenty of space. Additionally, there’s a relax pool, kids’ pool, swim-up pool.
Access to the first line of the beach is easy, Towels should be taken at certain times in the morning and evening. The approach to the sea is quite rocky, so be careful. It is not visible to the armed eye, but it is strongly felt when you start to enter the water. I hit my knee very hard on the rock, although I was swimming in the area where it is allowed to swim. I had to limp a little for the rest of my holiday.
Food and Drinks
Since the hotel is all inclusive, it means you have unlimited access to food. It’s very dangerous and you risk coming home with extra pounds of weight. Vegetables, fruits, pastries, snacks, hot dishes, juices, drinks, fish and bbq days – you will be fed so that you can barely get up from the table. But still, everything is delicious and fresh.
There are two bars for drinks, one by the central pool, one by the sea. Moreover, there is also a cafe that does not work all day, but there you will get coffee, tea, ice cream and cakes.
We went to the spa for a Thai massage. It was not bad, but after the massage came “doctor” (it is still unclear who it was) and began to advise additional services to buy. Such active marketing I was not quite happy with, although the spa center itself is made beautiful and pleasant to be in.
Restaurants à la carte
When we bought a vacation in the hotel, we found out that one dinner in the restaurant is included in the price. However, I strongly advise you to book a restaurant on the first day. We had no choice 3 days before departure and went to an Italian restaurant. Besides it there are Sofra with seafood, Akdeniz with Turkish French and Italian cuisine, Sandal with seafood and Olive – Italian restaurant we went to.
Barut Hemera Hotel on Video
You can also watch a more detailed hotel video on my YouTube channel. There you can see our room, food selection, territory, lobby. The video is in Russian, but I find it informative if you’re going there anyway.
I wish you a great trip and a great vacation!