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Old 23 Sep 20, 05:20 PM  
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Originally Posted by orlandoamber View Post
Just looked at this one, it looks beautiful but TUIs flight times from Birmingham to Turkey for our dates are not the best (middle of the night)
I think that's quite common for Turkey unfortunately. We flew on a Sunday from Birmingham and our flight was 6am going and 1.30pm coming back. I've priced up next year and the flight times aren't great as you say.
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Old 23 Sep 20, 05:34 PM  
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I think that's quite common for Turkey unfortunately. We flew on a Sunday from Birmingham and our flight was 6am going and 1.30pm coming back. I've priced up next year and the flight times aren't great as you say.
Those times aren’t so bad... the ones I just found were flying home at 1am, get back to UK at half 3 😭 I just looked again and found better times but obviously they want more money for them!

Jet 2 seem to have much better flight times but a worse selection of Baruts... I might check east mids!
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I just returned from the Lara Barut collection last week.

Our room was in the main building and we booked a deluxe room with Jet2holidays which I think was the next one up from the cheapest due to availability. We were upgraded on arrival free of charge to a corner deluxe which was identical but with the inclusion of a jacuzzi bath on the balcony. The rooms are very basic in appearance and lack the typical 5* treatment. Very spacious and comfy though and a good walk in shower and A/C.

A la cartes needed booking 48 hours in advance via the app which was easy to do. Buffet restaurant was very impressive with loads of additional staff on hand to serve.

Excellent 7 days holiday with the only downside being the flight times home which under normal worldwide circumstances would have put us off booking.

All staff were in face masks without fail. At no point did guests have to where them.

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Originally Posted by mikeclark007 View Post
I just returned from the Lara Barut collection last week.

Our room was in the main building and we booked a deluxe room with Jet2holidays which I think was the next one up from the cheapest due to availability. We were upgraded on arrival free of charge to a corner deluxe which was identical but with the inclusion of a jacuzzi bath on the balcony. The rooms are very basic in appearance and lack the typical 5* treatment. Very spacious and comfy though and a good walk in shower and A/C.

A la cartes needed booking 48 hours in advance via the app which was easy to do. Buffet restaurant was very impressive with loads of additional staff on hand to serve.

Excellent 7 days holiday with the only downside being the flight times home which under normal worldwide circumstances would have put us off booking.

All staff were in face masks without fail. At no point did guests have to where them.

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Thank you so much, looks like you had a fab time! That bath on the balcony 😍
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Thank you so much, looks like you had a fab time! That bath on the balcony 😍
Forgot to add it was the 3 of us who travelled and the little lad had the sofa bed in the corner.
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Hello!

We have just returned from Lara Barut too, as much as we loved the hotel, the rooms are not luxury. Please don’t get me wrong, they are so clean and have everything you could possibly need but they weren’t spectacular.

We booked last minute with TUI and the best we could get was a standard garden view room and for the amount of time we spend in the room we wasn’t bothered about this. When we arrived they upgraded us to a 5 person Residence suite! There was only two of us, but we had a two bedroom room with loads of space, a lovely walk in shower, massive balcony and everything else such as a mini bar, slippers, beach bag etc...

This was in the annexe building which had a gorgeous quiet pool which we used most days and had the best a la carte restaurant which you could use for breakfast, dinner and tea without booking. The view we had from the balcony, wasn’t the prettiest but it was overlooking the runway, so you could watch flights take off and land, the sunset which was incredible every night and it was absolutely so quiet and really private. If we ever returned I would request to be in the annexe rather than the main building.

The hotel itself was fantastic, I would happily recommend it to anyone. The food was lovely and I have come back a little bit heavier than before!

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Hello!

We have just returned from Lara Barut too, as much as we loved the hotel, the rooms are not luxury. Please don’t get me wrong, they are so clean and have everything you could possibly need but they weren’t spectacular.

We booked last minute with TUI and the best we could get was a standard garden view room and for the amount of time we spend in the room we wasn’t bothered about this. When we arrived they upgraded us to a 5 person Residence suite! There was only two of us, but we had a two bedroom room with loads of space, a lovely walk in shower, massive balcony and everything else such as a mini bar, slippers, beach bag etc...

This was in the annexe building which had a gorgeous quiet pool which we used most days and had the best a la carte restaurant which you could use for breakfast, dinner and tea without booking. The view we had from the balcony, wasn’t the prettiest but it was overlooking the runway, so you could watch flights take off and land, the sunset which was incredible every night and it was absolutely so quiet and really private. If we ever returned I would request to be in the annexe rather than the main building.

The hotel itself was fantastic, I would happily recommend it to anyone. The food was lovely and I have come back a little bit heavier than before!

Any questions at all please ask











Wow, what a fab upgrade! It looks so lovely on the photos, I really am tempted... the superior rooms have all sold out for the one day we were looking at going but are still available for the day after. Trying to choose between superior or spending a bit more for deluxe in the main building but your review has put me at ease about the annexe. My fiancé just prefers ‘tower’ rooms!
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