Royal Seginus, Antalya, Turkey

Royal Seginus, Antalya

Royal Seginus is a fairly new resort, which oozes grandeur, decadence, and style.  As soon as you arrive at reception, the high ceiling, the grand décor, and the enormous stairs captivate you – you feel like you’re on an exclusive holiday. This does not however top my number 1 resort at Antalya unfortunately – the only slight let down was the food, albeit very good, it was not up to the extremely high standard of Barut Lara. Also, the service here was average. When we asked for directions to get to the beach, we were given a wishy-washy answer. This was consistent throughout the trip. There are several different cuisines to choose from, but there is an extra cost associated with accessing them. Nevertheless – this is still a great resort. The beaches are lovely, the mountainous views here were beautiful, and activities and shows for all ages are available. The biggest plus was the number of slides and the funfair. The hubby and I enjoyed them too! If you also like big space in your hotel room, this hotel provides just that. There is a lot of space to unpack your luggage and not feel cramped, especially if you’re travelling with kids.

Based on the grandeur, decor, and variety of activities,

I give it a 7.5 out of 10.

Food

The hotel has a whole host of restaurant, cafes, and bars.

My favourites are listed below:

Main Seginus restaurant

Serving breakfast and international cuisine. A huge variety is available here in appetizers, mains and desserts.

Teppenyaki a la carte restaurant

This was an experience! The chef cooks everything right in front of you, and did a few ‘chef tricks’ to keep us entertained too. The food was also wonderful.

Tortilla Mexican restaurant

We enjoy Mexican food, so this was a delight. Everything tasted fresh and of quality.

Snack restaurant

This is a good place to grab a quick bite – don’t miss out on the fresh Turkish bread served right at the back (its well hidden and many people missed it).

There is so much more choice and selection – we did not get a chance to try all of them out. We played it safe by mostly eating at the main Seginus restaurant. The food rating is marginally lower than Barut Lara.

Resort food rating – 8 out of 10.

What to do

Resort activities

Kids club

There is an indoor and outdoor kids club (the location of activities is dependent on the weather that day). I found the timings of the kids club quite short, activities limited, and the staff were not very engaging. They had a small play area in the kids club outside, but my kids still enjoyed the face painting, t-shirt decorating, and colouring activities. The kids club organise a dance show at the end of the evening – the downside was that the same songs were played every night, which made it a bit boring by the end.

Hair braiding

At the resort, the barbers do hair braiding. My eldest daughter got 2 funky red hair braids which she donned throughout the trip with style.

Fun fair

This was the best part of the kids activities. There were various children’s rides accommodating different ages, and an outdoor trampoline section and bumper cars.

Kids club rating – 7 out of 10.

Adult activities

We did archery, air rifle shooting, and some of the entertainment games (like who can stand on a surf board in the middle of a pool the longest). Many other activities/sports games are also available, and a full activity list can be found if ask you ask at reception.

The more grown up shows like street dancing and MJ night provided good entertainment for all the family. Some of the shows in the evening were game shows, which we missed out on.

Swimming

The beach has beautiful views of the mountains. I enjoyed swimming in the ocean and taking in the views. My girls liked sea shell hunting, and making castles. The resort wasn’t too busy either. The highlight was the number of swimming pools and the vast amount of slides. My favourite was the cobra slide. This is great for thrill seekers and the fall down is high! The downside was that the water at the pool/slides was too cold!

Spa

I indulged in two well-deserved massages at the hotel. My first package included a Turkish massage, where they deep clean your body, and pour over soapy bubbles! I felt squeaky clean afterwards. I also had a normal body massage, which was just as good. You also get access to the steam and sauna, which was a great end to my pampering session.

Overall activities – 8 out 10.

What to do in Antalya

Our Antalya holidays were mainly based at the resort. We did kids club activities, swan a lot, and spent time at the beach.

The only 2 destinations we visited outside the resort were 2 beautiful waterfalls located not far from our hotel.

Kursunlu waterfalls

This was such an adventure with big and small children alike, and not too strenuous either. There is a ticketing system to enter, which leads you into what seems like paradise. The rich plantation, the flowing rivers, the mesmerising waterfalls – this is a sight worth seeing. It is not a buggy friendly area, so do take your baby carrier with you if you’re travelling with a baby, and keep a close eye on toddlers as you walk up the pebbled steps and over the bridges.  The highlight here are the caves tucked away at the back of the waterfall, it’s worth walking into. You’ll also find some shops and cafes in here if you fancy something to eat.

Duden waterfalls

Wow – what a sight! We arrived here just at sunset. The waterfall falls into the ocean, and we saw some shimmery lit stars by the waterfall, which just adds more of a special effect. There is a big grassy expanse here – so if you have time, why not stay around for a picnic.

Waterfalls – 10 out of 10

How to travel

We have flown by Easyjet and Thomas Cook airlines. Both were standard flights. Make sure you keep some kids activities and entertainment, as well as food. If you’re looking for kids entertainment inspiration, see our activity packs.

Overall, my rating was 7/10 for both Easyjet and Thomas Cook airlines.

My overview

I’ve really enjoyed Antalya. The food is awesome, the views are breath-taking, it’s great value for money, and a short travel journey from London.

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