Resort Hotel, Olu Deniz, Turkey
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Lykia World Hotel Olu Deniz
The hotel is situated on its own sandy beach in the resort of Olu Deniz in Turkey and is only 3km from the resort centre.
The facilites at the Lykia World are first class and start off with 19 swimming pools (some are heated) including kids pools and water slides.
Sports include 19 outdoor tennis courts, 5 are floodlit and a 3 hole golf course including driving range and putting green.(Lessons are available for both at a local charge).
The hotel also runs a 5* PADI dive centre where beginners can learn to dive and experienced divers can take a trip on the daily dive trips to caves, caverns and underwater reefs.
The watersports at the hotel are also great from wind surfing, sailing and water skiing. For the more adventurous you can try rafting, paragliding and canoeing.
The hotel also has a fabulous Manolya Spa offering treatments from Thalasso therapy, facials and body care, so why not book a visit to the spa at your stay in the hotel.
The Lykia World is situated just outside the resort of Olu deniz (3km) and 15km from the next nearest resort of Fethiye.
A transfer to the Lykia World will take appox 80-90 minutes from Dalaman airport. You can book a shuttle bus from £18 per person return and a private taxi for 4 from £100 return.
Lykia World Accommodation
Lykia World Village: 550 Rooms in total
All rooms in the Village have been renovated and are located in the centre of the resort close to all the action. The rooms have full en-suite bathroom, mini bar, laundry service (payable locally), air conditioning, satellite TV and either balcony or terrace.
The room types in the Lykia World Village are as follows:
Category 1 Rooms: Double or Twin rooms sleeping up to 2 people.
Category 2 Rooms: Large Double or Twin sleeping 2 adults & 1 child.
Category 2a Rooms: Larger Double or Twin sleeping 2 adults & 2 children.
Category 3 Rooms: Large Double or Twin with Sea View sleeping 2 adults & 1 child.
Category 3a Rooms: Larger Double or Twin with Sea View sleeping 2 adults & 2 children.
Category 4 Rooms: Family space with 2 rooms and 1 bathroom sleeping 2 adults and 3 children or 3 adults and 2 children. (Rooms have bedroom with 3 beds and 2 beds in living area)
Category 5 Rooms: Two Large Double or Twin inter-connecting rooms with 2 bathrooms, sleeping a minimum of 2 adults and 2 children and up to 4 adults and 2 children.
Category 6 Rooms: Two Double or Twin inter-connecting Sea View rooms with 2 bathrooms, sleeping a minimum of 2 adults and 2 children and up to 4 adults and 2 children.
Lykia World Residence: 266 Rooms in total
All rooms in the residence section come complete with full bathroom, air-conditioning, internet, TV, telephone and either a terrace or balcony.
The room types in the Lykia World Residence are as follows:
Category 1 Rooms: 114 rooms sleeping up to 3 people.
Category 2 Rooms: 74 rooms with Pool or Side Sea View sleeping up to 3 people.
Category 3 Rooms: 23 Deluxe suites with Pool or Sea View, Jacuzzi and shower, sleeping up to 3 people.
Category 4 Rooms: 54 double rooms that are inter-connecting with separate entrance with will sleep up to 6 people.
Lykia World Children's Paradise
For children, activities at the Lykia World hotel are first class. The children's paradise, open daily from 9am - 6pm, covers over 22,000 square metres specifically designed with children in mind. There are 8 swimming pools, with 20 water slides and playgrounds such as Pirate's Forest, Hidden Caves, Treasure Island and there is even a beach designed specifically for babies.
The Lykia World Resort Hotel provides children’s clubs free of charge for the following ages groups:
Baby Club: 6 months to 3 years old
Infants can be supervised between the hours of 9am-12pm, 3pm-6pm & 7.30pm-10.30pm (but not on a Monday). The staff have access to a 24 hour kitchen for bottles and feeding, aswell as monitors and pushchairs. A Babysitting service is also available (payable locally).
Mini Club: 3 - 13 years old
The entertainment team at the hotel arrange day and evening activities for the children between the hours of 9am-6.30pm & 7.30pm-10.30pm.
There are 3 seperate parts of the mini club, Snoopies (3-6 years), Jokers (6-9 years) and Kids (9-12 years).
There is also a teen's club for children between the ages of 13 - 18 years.
The hotel also provides courses for children to further enjoy their stay such as swimming, diving, rafting, archery, football, judo, dancing, rock climbing and much more.
Some course have age limits and you can sign up at the sport centre or mini clubs
The first week of July also sees the week long 'Children's Festival' which includes a great carnival atmosphere for all the family.
Lykia World Food & Drink
The Lykia World Resort Hotel has 3 main buffet restaurants, 5 speciality restaurants (Turkish, Italian, Fish, Chinese & sushi) and 2 restuarants for children.
(Bookings and extra charges may appply for the speciality restaurants).
The Full Board basis includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restuarants and lunch and dinner in the Marina by the seafront. Drinks such as beer, wine, soft drinks and water are also included with all meals.
Snacks are available in the afternoon and all restuarants have high chairs for children.
There are also 14 different bars in the resort for you to enjoy in the day or evening.
Entertainment at the resort runs throughout the day into the evening, with the professional animation team offering organised games, tournaments, gala and themed nights, live concerts, musis and movie shows.
All entertainment at the Lykia World is available in English, Turkish, French and German.
Flights to Dalaman
Flights to Dalaman are now nearly daily from most UK airports. The flight takes approx 4 hours and Dalaman Airport is locatad on Turkey's Mediterranean coast.
Don't forget all passengers arriving in Turkey have to pay a £10 tourist entry visa.
Prices of flights to Dalaman vary depending on the time of year you decide to travel. Flights start in late April in time for the Easter break and run through til the end of October. As most of the tourist resorts around Dalaman are closed in the winter months (November to March), if you need to fly to Dalaman, you have to go via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines.
May and October are the cheapest months and the weather is still very good compared to the UK. July and August are the most expensive due to the school summer holidays, but you can still save money if you book early.
You can choose from the standard 7 or 14 night durations, or because alot of airlines fly 2 or 3 times a week, you can even mix and match creating long weekends of 4 or 5 nights, or if 2 weeks is too long, how about a 10 or 11 night holiday.
Lykia World Transfers
The distance from Dalaman airport to the Lykia World is 71km or 44 miles.
The transfer time will depend on whether you book a shuttle or a private taxi.
A shuttle transfer will take appox 90 minutes, whereas a private taxi will take about an hour.
You can get a return shuttle transfer to the Lykia World from £18.20 per person.
A private taxi is also a very good price, and costs from £100.80 for upto 4 people.
Lykia World Reviews
James Ashbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, October 2010
This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Lykia World and I must say it was just as good as the 1st time. The staff are friendly on arrival and make you feel welcome all week.
This time we were put in the village part of the hotel, and even though some reports said it wasn't great, we couldn't fault it. We hardly spend anytime in the room anyway as we were always out and about doing stuff.
Our kids love it and want to go back this year. They spend most of their time in the pools or with the fantastic entertainment staff in the kids club.
We found enough to do in the nearby resort, but you don't actually need to leave the hotel as everything is there for you.
I can't recommend this enough, and if you have kids and love Turkey, then this is the place for you.
Ian Farley, Exeter, April 2013
Just returned from a weeks holiday. Never been to turkey before, let alone the Lykia World but had the greatest time ever.
The accommodation was first class, the food was amazing, the entertainment was awesome and the staff were the nicest people I have ever met, nothing was too much trouble.
I will be going back again and would not hesitate in recommending the Lykia World to anyone thinking of going on holiday abroad. Thank you too all the staff working there you made my holiday.
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