A guide to Best Hotels in Turkey

Turkey lies in both Asia and Europe, with its unique location having created a country that boasts rich influences from several cultures. The landscapes are wonderfully diverse, with mountainous areas dominating most of Turkey’s terrain. You can explore lush national parks with their caves, forests and waterfalls and marvel at calm rockpools sitting at the bottom of snow-capped mountains. There are also long stretches of coast dotted with beaches, fishing villages and lively resort towns.

Holiday Village Turkey

Holiday Village Turkey is a beachfront complex with 500 rooms and seven swimming pools, including the lake-sized main pool. Others include a relaxation pool, waterslide pool and jacuzzi pool. Kids can also get involved with activities such as ten-pin bowling and an Aerial Adventure course. There’s a buffet restaurant, as well as an Italian, Turkish and Asian a la carte restaurants. A mini-market is available, with Sarigerme offering a range of shops and bars during high season.

TUI Sensatori Barut Fethiye

Edged by tree-covered mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, TUI Sensatori Barut Fethiye offers glorious ocean views and a total of 414 rooms. A sand-and-pebble beach is within walking distance and Dalaman Airport is around 45 minutes away. International cuisine is served at the buffet restaurant, with other restaurants specialising in Italian, Turkish and Asian food. There’s also modern European a la carte dining and a grill restaurant. Enjoy the five pools, with one especially for kids.

TUI Sensatori Barut Sorgun

Luxurious TUI Sensatori Barut Sorgun is located opposite a stunning forest within the small town of Sorgun and sits right on a gold-sand beach. It has 310 rooms, four swimming pools and six restaurants. There’s also a stylish bar designed by Philip Treacy that serves a delicious range of cocktails. The whole family can enjoy a range of activities, including beach volleyball and canoeing. Antalya Airport is around an hour’s drive away from the hotel.

Aqua Fantasy Aquapark Hotel and Spa

Everything at this modern hotel in on a huge scale – with its 824 rooms and a supersize water park that offers enough water slides and pools to keep all the family entertained. There’s also a private beach just moments away, giving you the chance to relax and enjoy a beach-bar drink. Seven restaurants offer a range of cuisines, such as Italian, Asian and Turkish. Another highlight is the full schedule of live entertainment in the evenings.

Karbel Hotel

This idyllic hotel is in the resort village of Olu Deniz and lies within a quieter area that offers fantastic mountain views. Belcekiz Beach is less than a 10-minute walk away, as is a range of shops, bars and restaurants in the resort’s centre. Karbel Hotel has 213 rooms, two pools and both buffet and a la carte dining options. There’s also a barbecue that’s held fortnightly and a snack bar open in the afternoons.

Pegasos Royal

Nestled between Sarigerme’s beach and pine-dotted mountains, Family Life Tropical Resort is 20 minutes from the centre of town on foot, with Dalaman Airport around a 20-minute drive away. The stylish hotel boasts 500 rooms and many swimming pools, including a lagoon-style pool and one for the kids. Enjoy meals at the buffet restaurant or try a varied range of cuisines in the many a la carte restaurants, including Italian, Far Eastern and Turkish.