There are Alanya hotels and vacation rentals of all descriptions available, and you can find one to fit just about any budget. This is one of the premier beach resorts along the country’s beautiful Turquoise Coast, and it has been a prime destination for tourists from Western Europe since the late 1950s and early 1960s. Visitors from the United States began to discover the attractions of this beautiful region in the 1980s. Therefore, you can find an excellent beach hotel in Alanya or just about any other form of lodging in Alanya throughout the year.
One of the newest and most deluxe of the Alanya accommodation possibilities is the luxurious Goldcity Tourism Complex (pictured). In a city full of luxury hotels, this one is in a class by itself. Set on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean, Goldcity is a huge complex consisting of a high rise five-star hotel and “neighborhoods” of villas (some with private swimming pools) with one, two, and three bedrooms. Facilities include 97 larger indoor and outdoor communal swimming pools, tennis courts, mini golf, cinema, bowling alleys, an aquapark, and even an ice skating rink. Dining venues include seven restaurants with everything from snacks and fine international cuisine to a traditional Irish pub. There is also a spa with sauna, steam rooms, massage therapy, and traditional Turkish baths. There are also six bars and lounges. If all that isn’t enough for you, this beach hotel in Alanya boasts private beaches amounting to more than 160,000 square feet, and offers all the water sports you can imagine—from banana boating and sailing to paragliding.
If you want something a bit more subdued, there are a number of nice hotels in Alanya that have both good beach access and character. Generally, these are on the beaches a little outside of the city center on both sides of town. You might want to check out the Sevki Bey boutique hotel a little less than three miles to the west of the city. This is one of the quieter Alanya hotels that is family run, but still large enough to offer good facilities. It is set in beautiful lush botanical gardens and is a family friendly, three-star property with a separate children’s playground with children’s swimming pool. There is room service, a large outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, café, and bar. It is a short walk of about five minutes to a beach.
One of the most famous of the Alanya beaches is Cleopatra Beach (Marc Antony and the legendary Queen of Egypt made their home here in the first century BC). It is a huge stretch of white sand that you will encounter on the way into the city from Antalya. This is where the Sevki Bay Hotel is located, and there are numerous other hotels in Alanya along this stretch of seaside. On the eastern side of town, you’ll find the beaches more crowded. But Cleopatra has long secluded sections. A very nice Cleopatra Beach hotel in Alanya is the Hotel Gural. The section of beach in front of this hotel is generally quite uncrowded. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and there is a good restaurant and bar. There are other dining and shopping spots near the hotel and you can’t beat the location.
One of the better Alanya hotels chains is the Kleopatra Beach properties, and you will find several of these on the western side of the city. If you want hotels in Alanya that are closer to the city center, the Seaport Hotel is an excellent choice. The city itself hugs a lovely sheltered harbor, and this charming hotel has wonderful harbor views. You can catch ferries to the islands of Greece from the harbor, and many Turkish cruises will anchor here for a day or two.