Mardan Palace is one of the most beautiful and impressive 5 star resorts in Turkey – and certainly a top hotel in the world, offering the luxury and quality of services that few hotels in the world manage to offer. And if you are to consider that Mardan Palace’s cost of building was no less than 1.4 BILLION Dollars, you can imagine that we’re talking here about an amazing 5 star luxury resort in Turkey’s best region, Antalya.
The hotel is situated in the Lara district of Antalya, about 30 minutes from the city center and airport. But I guarantee that once you get there, you will not feel the need to leave this humongous resort that turns all your dreams into reality.
The main point of attraction that the creator of this hotel had in mind when he created it was grandeur: 10,000 sqm of real gold, 500,000 crystals and 23,000 sqm of Italian marble are used in the construction of the Mardan Palace Hotel and this means that at every step you take, you will have at least three visual reasons to be impressed and completely blown away.
The hotel also holds one of the biggest pools in Europe and the largest Mediterranean swimming pool which also contains a sunken aquarium with tons of colored fish for you to enjoy. A complete delight for the eye and something that does look like a dream come true.
Like any luxury resort, Mardan Palace has a great choice of foods and can cater to any taste, from those who prefer to eat traditional Turkish cuisine, to those who want European foods or Asian foods – you have everything here, prepared by great cooks and tasting delicious.
The rooms are also astonishing, divided in two areas: European rooms and Ottoman rooms, with the latter being the natural choice for those who don’t live in Turkey.
And really there are not many words of praise you can have for a hotel that was visited (and IS visited) by celebrities like Monica Bellucci, Sharon Stone, Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey or Seal – to name just a few.
The only problem for most of us would be that the price for booking a room at Mardan Palace is a bit high – expect to pay around 2,500 Euros for 5 nights with all inclusive treatment during the season, but if you have the money and you can afford it, then Mardan Palace is definitely the place to choose if you decide to visit Turkey. You will be amazed!
If you want something similar in terms of service and also an eye candy, but for a more affordable price, you can always choose Alva Donna, a hotel I visited and considered absolutely amazing!