Secrets of Turkish all inclusive
For those who go to Turkey, all inclusive has long been the norm. However, every year in local hotels there are new varieties of this food system, beckoning tourists consoles ultra-, super- , hi-class, max – and other inclusive. What you need to know about Turkish all inclusive? Formula AI As you know, in Turkey, all inclusive (in the price lists of travel agencies it is designated by the index AI), as the power system in the hotel has become the most common and it is there, in the cost of living began to include also drinks and some services on site. We can even talk about the existing standards, although there is no state regulation of this system: it all depends on the administration of the hotel or the hotel network to which it belongs. In three-star hotels AI – is three meals a day at the buffet plus afternoon tea (coffee tea, pastries, sometimes – hot snacks), soft and alcoholic drinks of local production (usually wine and beer), animation on site, gym, use of tennis courts in the daytime (if any), sauna plus Turkish bath. If it is a hotel of 4* level and above, the power is available. Ultra all inclusive is characterized by the fact that the hotel offers a certain set of imported alcohol. The specific range of imported drinks and the degree of their “free” differs from the hotel to the hotel, as well as a set of services included in the price. Somewhere poured around the clock, and somewhere only at a certain time. Somewhere include only the use of the gym, bath and animation services, and somewhere – even some motorized water sports on the beach. These differences have led to the emergence of all kinds of variations on the theme of UAI, which in fact are only a way to attract the attention of tourists from the hotels. It is interesting that over time in the same hotel can change the list of services included in the price, adding or Vice versa, deleting some items that the administration considered unprofitable. Tip: self-respecting hotels try not to impoverish their all inclusive formula, but on the contrary – only to expand the number of services and quality of service. So even if the hotel is checked last year by you or your friends, before the trip you should consult with a specialist: what if the hotel “deteriorated”? How to choose AI it is Clear that the higher the level of the hotel, the better, more diverse and better food, drinks and services that are offered on the AI system on its territory. Agree, it is difficult to expect something special from the hotel, a night in which cost $ 10. And Vice versa – paying for an expensive hotel, you can count on at least a good range in the bar. When choosing a hotel with AI, everything is determined by the material possibilities, but still, you can give some General recommendations that will help you make the right choice. If you are traveling with a family and children, please note that fresh juices are included in the price. A big plus if the hotel system AI also offers ice cream: in the heat of the delicacy goes with a Bang, so most hotels are trying to earn extra money on it. Of great importance is the presence in the restaurant children’s menu, a special time interval during which you can safely feed the child. In a good club hotel HV-1 (Kemer Ulusoy holiday club Simena) for children assigned to the individual restaurants. It is also necessary to find out whether the money will be taken for the use of the services of a children’s club, in which the offspring can be entrusted to the care of a special animation team. If you set to active, for example, like playing tennis, ask, is there a fee for use of court. Even in quite expensive hotels (Ali Bey) this service can be paid. Some hotels offer a range of other sports activities, which are worth asking in more detail. In advance it is better to make inquiries about the conditions of use of beach equipment and water sports. For example, in some hotels in Alanya, located across the road from the sea, only free sun loungers are provided. You will have to pay extra for the use of umbrellas and mattresses. As for water sports, the General rule is the following: non-motor entertainment free of charge, motor – no. However, there are exceptions (hotels prestigious hotel chain World of Wonders). Sometimes you have to fork out and for drinks at the beach bar, although, say, by the pool they will be included in the price. This may seem surprising, but some tourists neglect the simplest rules that help to avoid possible negative consequences of the ubiquitous all inclusive. In expensive hotels operating under the UAI system, for example, there are cases of delirium tremens developed on the basis of alcohol permissiveness. Of course, this is extreme, but still do not abuse alcohol, and even more so, to combine its use with water sports. This is not only dangerous, but also fraught with large financial expenses in case of injury. The fact is that the usual medical insurance, as a rule, does not cover the costs incurred in insurance cases related to riding on jet skis, skis, parachutes, etc. the Decision to pay for the treatment of the victim in this case depends entirely on the goodwill of the insurance company. If it turns out that riding a tourist, besides not calculated the dosage of cocktails from the beach bar, the decision is unlikely to be positive. It is reasonable to approach and gastronomic pleasures. On hot days, for example, do not advise to lean on salads, dressed with mayonnaise, and generally zealous and experiment with food. The body needs acclimatization, so excessive load on the stomach can cause very unpleasant consequences – for a couple of days of normal rest can be forgotten. To make a claim to the hotel in such cases does not make sense. By the way, going to the doctor almost always entail some costs – all the same standard insurance, as a rule, applies only to the payment of emergency care for serious insured events. Small expenses within $50 to the holder of a standard policy usually have to bear on their own. Tip: If the pleasures offered by the AI system seem doubtful to you, it is better to choose a hotel that provides traditional food systems – Breakfast (BB), half Board (HB) or full Board (FB). In Antalya, these are almost gone, the exception – the popular hotel Hillside, the administration of which some time ago refused to use the AI system. In other resorts of Turkey, which are located on the Aegean coast, AI is much less common. This is due to another concept of recreation – a significant part of the time tourists spend outside the hotel, walking on the streets of resort towns or visiting the surrounding attractions, renting a car. Enjoy your stay!