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The Loryma Resort Hotel sits in its own private cove in the pretty resort of Turunc in the Dalaman region of Turkey. The chilled out resort centre where you will find a handful of shops, bars and restaurants is a short walk from the Loryma Resort Hotel.
Turunc is located on the south west coast of the island and is the ideal choice for families and couples looking for the ultimate relaxation on a holiday to Turkey.
How far is the nearest beach?
Hotel Loryma overlooks the bay of Turunc.
Distance from Airport
This 4-star Turkey hotel is 60 miles from the airport.
Loryma Resort Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, each guest room with a dining area, kitchenette, iron/ironing board (on request), satellite TV and a balcony/terrace.
Food & Drink
The main restaurant provides buffet and A la Carte services and utilises fresh produce from its own vegetable The Loryma Resort Hotel sits in its own private cove in the pretty resort of Turunc in the Dalaman region of Turkey. The chilled out resort centre where you will find a handful of shops, bars and restaurants is a short walk from the Loryma Resort Hotel.
Sports & Entertainment
Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool and children’s pool with poolside bar surrounded by a sun terrace with loungers. There is a spa tub, small meeting rooms, limo service should you want to head out in to town on your Turunc holidays. Why not check out the steam room or head down to the private cove area and dip your toes in the waters.
Should you want a break from the kids during your stay at the Loryma Resort Hotel in Turkey, why not make use of the supervised childcare.
The Dalaman region of Turkey offers stunning beaches, clear turquoise blue Seas, plenty of water sports activities, beautiful countryside to explore and historic sights to see.
Family holidays to Turkey may want to hop on a boat, check out the water park, book a glass-bottomed boat trip, hire bicycles or try a spot of horse riding.
Great location but it is on a hill outside the main resort up a very steep hill. There is a hotel bus during the day but it finishes very early in the evening so you have to resort to taxis. There...
Great location but it is on a hill outside the main resort up a very steep hill. There is a hotel bus during the day but it finishes very early in the evening so you have to resort to taxis. There are lots of yellow taxis and at about 5 Euro. Underneath the main restaurant is a superb Taverna type restaurant with fantastic views across the bay and food at reasonable prices.
What can I say - I actually don't want to share this with anyone as I might not get a room next year! Just perfect is the only way I can describe it. Peaceful, laid back, breathtaking views, lovely...
What can I say - I actually don't want to share this with anyone as I might not get a room next year! Just perfect is the only way I can describe it. Peaceful, laid back, breathtaking views, lovely spacious apartments, helpful staff and beautiful food! We had a superior 2 bed apartment and it was perfect with the most beautiful view over the bay - definitely worth the small upgrade fee. Has everything you needed in the room and looked like new. Jet shower in the bathroom. The maids so only come once every other day but this wasn't a problem. Lots of activities on offer and people seem to book for these so the pool isn't crowded and we didn't have to fight for a sunbed. Climbing wall is free which my eldest loved. The al a carte served lovely food at a very cheap price and we are there every lunch - good selection at breakfast although a little slow on the omelettes (but you are in turkey - nothing is rushed!) Drinks are not overly priced, neither is the shop or the ice creams. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back!!!
We enjoyed staying so much that we've booked to return this year (2015). That's significant because we tend not to return to the same places and prefer to try something new. It's a relatively...
We enjoyed staying so much that we've booked to return this year (2015). That's significant because we tend not to return to the same places and prefer to try something new. It's a relatively small and friendly hotel operation despite having quite a few apartments. it's well run with friendly, helpful staff throughout. Spotless everywhere with well managed gardens. Even domestic rabbits walking about the grounds! They really do seem to take a different approach to the norm. Our visit started with being met from the bus by the reception manager and team i.e. they came outside to greet us and were very welcoming. Not the norm straight away! We had a 2 bedroom superior apartment which was excellent. Plenty of room with a large kitchen/dining area and connected but separate living room. The balcony isn't huge but big enough for a table to sit five for outdoor meals etc. Amazing views across the whole bay and mountains. The apartment was very well equipped and maintained. We had no problems with it. The only downside is that there isn't AC in the second bedroom. We managed fine by keeping the room aired and doors open to the AC'd areas. Really wasn't an issue, especially considering how hot Turkey is in July. The main pool is basic but very nice. Plenty of sunny and shaded options. Nice to be able to shade under a tree rather than just an umbrella. Small bar next to the pool is fine for a beer, ice cream or lunch. We usually took our own drinks to the pool. (Top tip - freeze a 1-2 litre bottle of water the night before and take that. It'll thaw through the day so you've always got cold water). There's also a kids pool which, like everything else has been well thought out. It has plenty of natural shade and tends to be pretty quiet as it's away from the main pool. The small kids club was very well run by the hotel. It's open for morning and afternoon sessions with different things on each day. Our kids didn't want to be there all the time but enjoyed the sessions and outdoor activities they were at. The Al A Carte restaurant was good without being amazing. It has a great position overlooking the bay. We were happy to eat there a few times but probably preferred going into town. The onsite shop is small and basic but has enough to keep you going. We took a pair of cheap tennis rackets and some balls to use the tennis court. A really nice feature that most small hotels don't have. I think you can hire rackets there but we didn't ask. The cheap ones we brought were fine for us to enjoy with the kids. The shuttle bus through the day into Turunc is great. Maybe it could run earlier and later but it's really not a problem considering it's an excellent free service. The drivers are friendly and helpful. The oxygen bar has been very nicely set-up. It has large bean bags and hammocks laid out to chill on, again overlooking the bay and mountains. Friendly and relaxed environment. Prices really not too bad considering you're a captive audience. Alcohol isn't cheap in the area generally. The free wifi is based at reception so can get pretty patchy as you get further away. They run a range of excursions and treatments etc which aren't the cheapest but look good. There is a climbing wall which is free for about an hour late each afternoon. It's properly supervised and the kids absolutely loved it. An indication of their service is how well they dealt with our son injuring himself at the pool. To be clear, it was 100% his own fault and the hotel were not to blame in any way. He ended up with a pretty bad cut to his head which needed stitches. Not exactly what you need on holiday! Anyway, we started going to reception for help and bumped into a cleaner who didn't speak english but ran ahead to reception. Very shortly after, the manager and other staff were running to us, and took us straight to the first aid people who had been told we were coming. On the way, they confirmed that we wanted to go to a doctor and sent someone to arrange it. Everything was dealt with swiftly and calmly. A car arrived a while later to take us to the doctor in Icmeler. All the staff seemed to know by that evening about what happened and we were regularly asked for many days how he was recovering. I hope you don't need a doctor on holiday but Dr Murat in Medline was amazing. Odd that a significant injury and its treatment became a real positive memory of the holiday!!! That's all I can think of. A really pleasant hotel that's run very well. It's family friendly without being purely kid focused.
Our 4 member family visited Loryma in 2014 summer. My and my sister just hit thirties and we thought it would be nice to hang out with our parents, together. This is a perspective of 30 year old...
Our 4 member family visited Loryma in 2014 summer. My and my sister just hit thirties and we thought it would be nice to hang out with our parents, together. This is a perspective of 30 year old athletic male. 1. Swimming in the pool. We came in July and day temperature was forecasted 42°C / 107°F. For comparison, Baghdad then was 43°C / 109°F (although you can't compare humidity). I expected to get plenty of swim in warm water. Sadly, I felt chilly entering the pool, felt chilly exiting the pool and chilly swimming. It was kind of all right, but not perfect temperature. And definitely nothing compared to places where coral reefs are. 2. Swimming in the sea. "Beaches" in Turunc suck and I got my swimming shorts wet just once, dipped up to the neck and quickly got out. Water is colder than in the pool and it's salty. And that's in 38-42 degrees heat outside. We didn't do "beach" thing because the public strip near the sea is crowded and generally feels weird and unsafe. Think of Bulgaria or Latvia or any eastern-bloc beaches. Oh - Baltic sea has white sand beaches and dunes! So, sadly, Turkey is worse than eastern Europe, at least strictly sand-wise. 3. Price. Loryma is a bit of a catch. You will get in cheap, but if you want to do things or eat things, you'll pay, and you'll pay UK prices. This raises a question, is it worth the compromise. Let's count. £300 per-person here will get you in for 10 nights, flight including. £1200 spent for 4-member family through Thomas Cook. That's cheap, and you start to imagine £2000 budget holidays and room even for random eat-out in town. The catch: that's no meals, trips or expenses including. In 2014 summer half-board at Loryma the cost per-day was maximum £27.50/pp. If you want to eat dishes (not to cook yourself food, bought from the supermarket), prepare to spend £35-£50 per-person, per-day. Wait - the trip per-person for 10 days then costs £800 upwards. That's what - £3500 upwards for a family for 10 days? But hey, what if we squeeze some more, and for £4000 go to somewhere Carribean all-inclusive? That's possible - and, sadly, the food, environment and weather are incomparable. I work in London, and £35 for a day can buy you all 3 meals. Heck, you could eat at Bodeans - carnivorous heaven for £20, and spend other £15 for breakfast and light evening meals in Pret. In this context, I think Loryma in-house feeding is overpriced. 4. Good things. 4.1. People in Turunc are quite friendly and service is good (from both German staff and Turkish staff). Experience-wise, it's as good as it can get in an Islamic country. For example, Turunc women don't cover their hair or faces and you feel kindof safe when your mother and sister goes to town to swim and do some shopping. I wouldn't feel OK if it was Egypt. I'm not even talking about the Arabian peninsula. For the record, the women of our family were already a bit freaked out when we said we'll go to Turkey. 4.2. There is an excellent secret (marked) hiking path from Turunc to Icmeler going north along the coast through the hills. Me and my father, experienced hikers, would consider it to be one of the best hikes ever. It's surrounded with eucalyptus and pines emitting their juices in this 40° oven, and all mountainous, which kills the thighs and calves, of course. I never smelled real eucalyptus trees before and I attest it's awesome. 5. Strange things. Loryma is run by Germans, and all activities, personnel and life in general spins around German culture, customs, and language. Imho, Anglosaxian and German cultures are 99% the same. It's that 1% of the difference that causes strangeness. I won't mention the peculiars but some British are fine with it while some swear not to come back to German resorts. You have to experience it yourself. But beware. 6. Bad things. 6.1. Some taxi drivers will try to charge a flat rate, 5-times the amount the meter would say if they turned it on. Up-the-hill Turunc-Loryma on the first day cost me the same as across the town in Reading, Berkshire. Yay! Later I learned the lesson and actually haggled the price down beyond reasonable in Turunc-Icmeler taxi trip. After then we didn't ride any taxis for the rest of the holiday. It's stressful to be ripped off, it's stressful to rip off in retaliation. I came to rest after all, didn't I? 6.2. Western culture is used to dry-wipe the bottom with toilet paper. In Turkey, if you'll do that, you'll clog the toilet. We did twice (but one time it was the cap of the shampoo... but second... ). It is customary in Turkey to wash your bottom with water (toilets have water flowing from the small pipe going from under the seat) and they use the toilet paper only to dry your bottom (and they dispose the wet paper in the bin). While this is, in fact, logical (considering high temperatures, trousers, and western underwear), it feels strange to be touching your orifice... Especially a for straight male... Just sayin'... 6.3. Turkish visas cost money. 6.4. The second bedroom (kids' one) in Loryma sleeps two, but it has no air conditioning. I got chest pains the second-day evening and it persisted before falling asleep until we left. That's stupid not to have proper central air conditioning IN EVERY BEDROOM when there's 30+ degrees at night. 6.5. Loryma is on the hill. My mother, for example, is incapable to go either way. My sister whines down-the-hill and won't do up-the-hill. Me and my father are fine, it takes 25min. down-the-hill and 40min. up-the-hill. The problem is hydration and chest pains. Don't climb up after 9:00 in the morning. Don't wear sandals, wear sports shoes. There are no kerbs or pavements on the mountain roads, so I wouldn't go when it's dark either. So, reasonable temperature time is only early morning. Imho, local people in Turunc drive too confidently and too fast. 6.6. We expected to get lots of organic fresh harvest food in Turkey, but a) it was difficult to bring it from the supermarket up-the-hill (even on the free shuttle bus); b) villager's market in Icmeler was too costly and too tiring to get to, products were only slightly cheaper that in supermarket; c) Loryma buffet doesn't do much of a fresh harvest vegan fiestas either - it's dishes dishes dishes. What if I simply want a lot of cherries? 7. Conclusion. Turkey is a compromise, and I'd rather do more freelancing and save more, rather than not get what I want. I want: 30-degree sea with waves OR 30-degree pool OR high-end waterpark, ideally, with extreme rides. I didn't get (and didn't expect) any of that that in Loryma. I'm not foodie and I don't care about food, as long as there's enough of it. I wasn't hungry in Loryma, but it was worse than lunches in London. We even brought back a lot of money - it's all about logistics. Maybe we didn't plan as well, I don't know, but when holidays at Loryma ended, everybody was just indifferent. So-so. We got what we paid for. No-so-bad, but could have been better. I won't ever go to the Mediterranean ever (and especially non-EU Mediterranean). At least for swim OR eat-all-inclusive purposes. This was probably one of (if not THE) last our family-all-together holidays, so I can't speak for everybody. Probably I won't ever come back there or to Turkey. TIP#1. Go half-board or don't go at all. It's difficult to source food and kitchen sucks. You'll end up doing groceries and cooking in under-equipped kitchen rather than enjoying holidays. TIP#2. If you can, save more and go Carribean. It's not that much expensive, yet, sea is 10 degrees warmer.
As UK, Courses or boosters usually advised: hepatitis A; typhoid; diphtheria; tetanus. Vaccines sometimes advised: tuberculosis; hepatitis B; rabies.
Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.
UK visitors do need a visa to enter Turkey prior to arrival. You can apply for an e-Visa online up to 3 months in advance of your travel date.