Hotel Review: Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa in Turkey
Stretching 176,000 square metres, the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort and Spa, Turkey’s first and Europe’s second Hilton Worldwide Resort, is an ideal retreat for families, couples, and group travellers searching for a piece of paradise on the Turquoise Coast.
The Hilton Dalaman offers VIP transfers to and from Dalaman International Airport (a mere 10-minute drive from the resort), other airports, and even other cities for those who prefer an individual approach with privacy and isolation.
With a total of 410 rooms spanning nine room categories, the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort and Spa caters to small and large groups alike. Families can benefit from the comfort, luxury, and convenience of a Family Connection Room which consists of two connecting Hilton Standard rooms with a land view, providing accommodation for up to six people.
The Honeymoon Suite – or one of ten Spa Suites within the resort’s spa centre – is a wise choice for any newly married couple or set of lovebirds. If it’s privacy and isolation you seek in your romantic getaway to the Hilton Dalaman, the Honeymoon Suite makes for the perfect love nest in which to hole up throughout the duration of your stay. Being a split level suite, this luxurious space features a king size bed, balcony, and elegantly furnished living area on the top floor, and a private jacuzzi, sauna, massage table, and garden terrace on the lower floor. Two-storey family suites including a private sauna are also available.
A visit – or multiple – to the Hilton Dalaman’s spa centre, Elysion Spa, is integral to any visitor’s stay at the resort. Featuring 22 Care Rooms including VIP and VIP Turkish Baths, the spa menu is littered with massages and treatments to suit even the most discerning spa-goer. Embracing a holistic approach to therapy, full body massages like the 50-minute Classic Massage or the 75 minute La Stone Therapy are well worth booking an appointment for.
Any spa aficionado will attest that a weakly heated steam room or sauna isn’t worth a visit to but at Elysion Spa, both are effective and relaxing. With an ice cool plunge pool just metres away, guests will find their minds and bodies completely rejuvenated after a quick dip post steam room.
Without having to journey too far from their rooms, visitors can enjoy the black sand beach within the resort where picturesque gazebos are scattered nearby. Complete with a minibar, jacuzzi, and butler service if you so wish, an afternoon at one of Hilton Dalaman’s gazebo houses is a real treat for any guest.
For youngsters who are likely to find rest and relaxation uninspiring, the resort packs plenty of fun and activities at Carpi Kids’ Paradise, Aqua Park, and Mini Farm where birds, ducks, rabbits, and goats are lovingly tended to by staff.
Whether your stay is for a few days or a couple of weeks, there’s no shortage of choice in dining options to suit the occasion. The Sarigerme main restaurant boast a selection of dishes at its open buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while Breeze, Citrus Pool Patisserie and Bar, and Vento allow for a delightful al fresco dining experience.
A la carte restaurants include Finesse for Indian cuisine, Alize for Italian, Tao for a taste of the Far East, and A’la Turca for authentic Turkish cuisine, an absolute must for all guests.
Pre and post-dinner drinks in settings elegant, casual, or lively can be enjoyed at Pianoforte, Rouge Roof which overlooks the resort and features a dynamic lighting concept, or one of five bars at the Hilton Dalaman’s impressive Bars Street area featuring Oak Room Whiskey Bar, Anisse Raki Bar, Caraf Wine House, Glitter Oyster and Champagne Bar, and F Lounge Bar.
The resort’s proximity to Iztuzu Beach (reachable via boat on the Dalyan River), the Blue Lagoon in Ölüdeniz, and the city of Fethiye means numerous day trip opportunities are available to guests eager to explore the local area and take in its culture and history. Visitors keen to frolic with loggerhead sea turtles – Caretta carettas – will find this endangered species an enchanting sight to behold as they roam the sparkling blue waters where the Dalyan River meets the Mediterranean Sea at Iztuzu Beach.
To book a stay at the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa, visit the hotel website.
You can view the list of treatments at Elysian Spa here.
For tours of the local area, Panda Travel Agency offers a comprehensive service including the 12 Island Boat Trip, Dalyan Mud Bath, and Turtle Watching.
Address: Sarıgerme Mahallesi, D:11, 48610 Ortaca/Muğla, Turkey
Phone: +90 252 286 86 86