21 Aug 2014

Kempinski Hotel The Dome, Belek, Turkey

With the glistening Mediterranean sea as a most welcoming and enticing backdrop, pulling up at the Kempinski Hotel The Dome, I felt that even the building in a most tranquil setting and its colours were calling to me. It was the perfect end to the day and to one of the busiest yet exciting business trips I have ever been on. At this point, I must mention that this was both mine and my colleague’s very first visit to Turkey and one which did not disappoint in the least.

As I stepped through into the spacious lobby area various members of staff tended to my every need, whilst also offering me a refreshing beverage while I waited to check-in, where I remained in awe at the sumptuous yet chic décor of the hotel’s reception area.

I was then led to my most capacious room, with my luggage following. Overlooking the lush and abundant greenery surrounding the property, it provided a serene view. And being there at an ideal time of the year, just at the onset of autumn, meant that whenever I wanted to enjoy a touch of nature or fresh air I need only step out onto my balcony and stretch out on the deck chair.

My colleague and I also had a chance to explore the surrounds of the hotel. These afforded a great escape for nature enthusiasts, as well as being on the beach, for guests who wish to bask in the sun, with the feel of soft sand on their feet, while enjoying the warmth of the Mediterranean sea.

Perfect summer nights also ensured that we could dine outside, enjoying unique cuisines with a musical backdrop. The property offers a variety of restaurants including Lale restaurant, Cilantro restaurant, Trader’s Spice, Palm Pavilion Bar & Grill along with Bits & Bites.

And to put the finishing touches on a stay in such a soothing environment it only seems fitting for those who get the chance to try out the luxury spa, consisting of an area of 3,600m2 offering an array of treatments as well as thalassotherapy.

Kempinski Hotel The Dome boasts a plethora of dining facilities along with well-equipped meeting rooms and access to the Antalya Golf Club. www.kempinski.com/en/belek/hotel-the-dome/welcome

By Natalie Hami