While planning just a few days in Istanbul after hearing about Maxx royal belek and how nowhere else was as good when it came to quality of food and luxury ,we decided to add a few days at Maxx Royal Belek.
BEST Decision EVER!
That was the start of me experiencing a piece of heaven on earth.
We have been there 3 times now over the last 3 years and I can honestly say we have never been disappointed
The first time we went was with my 9 mnth old baby and 6 year old son . Walking into Maxx royal and being served the Famous chocolate covered strawberrys in the grand lobby was the start of amazing things to come .
Entering our luxurious suite the range of kids toiletries and gown and slipper was soo exciting for the kids (and me ) after the long day of travelling .
The kids dining area in the main buffet restaurant is so well thought of .from the organic range of cereals , formula and baby food to the sanitized covered high chairs with a disposable bib and wet wipe .Then the cute little tables and chairs with the kids buffet .It all went a long way to making travelling with a baby not just easier but loads of fun .
The kids club was probably the best one we have seen with its own movie theatre , Dinoland , kids restaurant , rooms for each age group, mini golf course and funfair.All well supervised with happy helpful assistants
The following year we took our older kids with and discovered that even the teens area is all inclusive with its bowling alley , arcade and laser tag .
This is all besides the amazing range of swimming pools both indoor and outdoor and beach activities and amazing water park
The range of food at max and with all the meat being halaal is probably why we will keep going back .
Food prepared fresh at the ala carte restaurant 24 hours of the day !!
Drinks , fruit and ayran(Turkish version of salt lassi) at the pool brought to you by the waitresses on wheels (roller skates . What more could you ask for?
One thing that really impressed up from a service point of view was the MAX Assistant .this is a butler service with a difference . Two assistants dedicated to your room or group who are in contact with you throught out the stay on a whatsapp group and handle anything from laundry pick up , room turndown ,room service orders , finding your kids or arranging your a la carte restaurant reservations .
On our last trip in 2017 , we were upgraded to the 3 bedroom villas
Initially we were not very keen to leave the main building but it turned out to be a different take on our favourite resort .
The villa comes again with the 2 max assistants , our own golf cart , complimentary laundry and room service and access to our own beach cabanas .
The cherry on top of this room was that because we stayed 5 nights at the villa we had the option to use the hotels CIP service to the airport where we were checked in from the lounge without us handling any luggage through security and our luggae was the first to come off the flight on arrival in Istanbul
Again Maxx royal Belek did not disappoint
Just to sum it up the All Inclusive package includes all food at the buffet ,a few a la carte lunch and dining options ,snacks ,drinks ,chocolatier and patiserrie , all teens and kids club activitys ,water park access ,laser tag , bowling ,cinema .
Halaal Tip: While all the food at the resort is halaal , alcohol is served throughout the resort so when ordering drinks make sure to specify non-alcoholic or virgin.
Belek town is very near the resort. Taxis charge 5 euro one way into Belek .
Very Touristy shopping area with lots of souvenirs and branded copys of shoes , bags and kids clothing.
We have always maximized our time at the resort so besides a few hours out for shopping we havent done much other touring or sightseeing in Antalya .