Bridge at the 5* Melas Lara Hotel, Turkey

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1 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
Duration: 7 OR 14 nights 24hr all inclusive excl. flights
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With: Mark Hooper

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The elegant Melas Lara Hotel sits directly on the Blue Flag beach at Lara, 15 kilometres from the old historic city of Antalya. This beautiful hotel was built in 2009 and takes great pride in the exceptional service it gives its customers. Take a look at TripAdvisor - and see the excellent reviews and just how many times its guests keep going back!

This 5 star hotel is set in spacious gardens that lead down to the beautiful sandy beach at Lara. There are plenty of seating areas inside and out where you can sit back enjoy the ambience of this relaxing property, which is ideal for our bridge guests.

Its facilities are really extensive and you have complimentary use of the indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and equipment, squash courts, mini-golf, steam room, sauna, gym and so much more.

The 24 hour all inclusive package includes a great choice of some imported and local alcoholic, soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails and hot drinks. Food and dining is highly recommended as well as being included in your package. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner you can have afternoon tea in the Patisserie and even indulge in a midnight snack after evening bridge!

Lara Beach is a purpose built resort with many all inclusive hotels lining the stunning beach front. You will find a good selection of shopping malls here and being so close to Antalya and the airport it is an ideal base to explore. Taxis and minibuses are inexpensive and the bus stop is 100 metres from the hotel. We will also have a very good selection of reasonably priced excursions available to many fascinating and historic destinations in the vicinity.

OUR BRIDGE PROGRAMMES

During your duplicate bridge holidays nothing is obligatory, you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break and in addition to playing bridge, we will always endeavour to provide a minimum of two bridge seminars for breaks of 7 days or more.

All of our bridge holidays include bridge seminars with handouts in addition to a varied and interesting duplicate bridge programme. We use duplimated boards every evening to ensure fairness and consistency. Bridge hand records are provided, as well as bridge partners if needed.

Your duplicate bridge will usually be available twice daily, at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. The afternoon sessions usually finish between 4.45pm and 5pm, the evenings between 10.45pm - 11.15pm. The afternoons are normally given over to open pairs/teams. We endeavour to vary the evening sessions, with a balance between teams and pairs, with at least one Swiss style event during a two-week bridge break.

During all evening sessions, we utilise a duplimate machine, which means we are able to produce hand record sheets at the end of the session and when we have two or more sections, both can play the same hands. On our UK duplicate bridge breaks, provided numbers allow, we usually will lay on an "Early Bird" afternoon session on the day of arrival.

We don’t forget you are on holiday, our bridge programmes allow time for relaxation plus giving you plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding area and relax.

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Prices are per person on an all inclusive board basis excluding flights.

1st or 2nd Feb 2020
7 nights - £529
14 nights - £849

8th or 9th Feb 2020
7 nights - £499

Double for sole us supplement: £10 per night

Please note we have 50 single occupancy rooms available for this holiday. All double for sole use. Our wonderful spacious bridge room will hold an unlimited number of tables.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Return airport transfers from Antalya Airport
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 7 or 14 nights’ accommodation in a standard room with balcony with lateral sea view
  • All inclusive package including breakfast, dinner, lunch, snacks, afternoon tea & cakes and 24 hour drinks package
  • Porterage
  • Participation in the full bridge programme including seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Events as specified

Please click here to see the hotel fact sheet and the all inclusive package.

FLIGHTS

Flights are not included in the cost of your holiday to allow you flexibility to choose your preferred option. There is a good selection of flights from the UK departing on Saturdays, including regional airports. Our reservations team will be happy to assist with your flight booking, and we charge a small fee to cover service and bonding.

Those travelling from Manchester and Stansted can join us on 1 February 2020 and those travelling from Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow can join us on 02 February 2020. 

TRANSFERS

The transfer from Antalya airport to the Melas Laras is only 12 kms - approximately 20 minutes, and is included in your package. If you choose to arrive or depart on a different day to our main group arrivals this can be accommodated but there will be an extra charge for any private transfers. Additional nights (without bridge) will be charged at £49 per night all inclusive in twin/double and £59 in single occupancy rooms.

Melas Lara Hotel, Lara Beach *****

The Melas Lara is an elegant, well established hotel that prides itself for good customer service and high standards. It has a very high percentage of returning clients who keep coming back year after year to enjoy its excellent facilities and high level of comfort. It is situated on the Blue Flag beach at Lara, and its beautiful, extensive gardens lead you directly onto this large, sandy beach.

GUEST ROOMS

The Melas Lara boasts 322 spacious, well equipped rooms all with a lateral sea view and large balcony.

  • Free WIFI
  • Satellite LCD Television with music channels
  • Full bathroom with hairdryer, make up mirror & selection of toiletries*
  • Air conditioning/ heating
  • Complimentary safe deposit box
  • Mini bar - replenished daily with complimentary soft drinks, water and beer
  • Large furnished balcony or terrace
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Bathrobe
  • Tea & coffee making facilities

* Most of the bathrooms have a fairly high sided bath tub with shower attachment. There are 58 rooms with a walk in shower - PLEASE REQUEST IF YOU REQUIRE A WALK IN SHOWER ROOM

OTHER FACILITIES & DINING

The all inclusive package offers fantastic value for money. Some imported and local alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer and mineral water are served 24 hours. The main restaurant where breakfast, dinner and lunch are taken is very pleasant and is divided into three decorated sections with indoor and outdoor seating. Dinner is buffet style but drinks are served to the table which adds to the restaurant ambience. There are 3 a la carte restaurants in the hotel. You will find a lobby bar open 24 hours, a pool bar (subject to weather conditions) and a delightful Patisserie which is open between 11.00 and 18.00 hours, and included in your all inclusive package. If you are still feeling peckish after your evening bridge then the midnight snacks are available until midnight! All this is INCLUDED on the 24 hour all inclusive package.

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE

Tennis & equipment, table tennis, billiards, squash, darts, aerobics, fitness centre, sauna, steam bath, mini golf and indoor & outdoor swimming pools with lounges and sunbeds.

Other facilities in the hotel with charge include an excellent spa with many treatments, a choice of shops, hairdressers, laundry, internet corner and room service.