The Patalya Thermal Resort Hotel in Kızılcahamam, Turkey has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. The hotel itself is a grand structure, inside and out, with walls of windows to let in the natural light.
These windows also give guests the privilege of spectacular views, as the building is dropped in the middle of rolling mountains in every direction. Wake up to the sight of Soguksu National Park!
You won’t be short on options for swimming or relaxing here. There are two large, semi-Olympic-sized pools on the property, one indoors and one outdoors. At about 4.5 feet deep, the outdoor pool is ideal for enjoying the weather and surrounding landscape. With lounge chairs nearby, guests can swim or simply relax.
The indoor pool has floor-to-ceiling pillars and mini fountains that make you feel as though you’re in ancient times. In the winter, the warm thermal waters turn a snowy afternoon into a cozy experience. Additionally, there are both indoor and outdoor jacuzzis as well as children’s pools that are just under 1.5 feet, perfect for little swimmers.
Those looking to unwind can also head to the saunas, Finnish baths, and Turkish baths. If you’re interested in more individual-use facilities, there are a few private bathing rooms available for only you and your guests.
A large hotel with 156 rooms, one of which is handicap-accessible, and 2 suites, the Patayla has a total bed capacity of 312. Boasting city, forest, and lake views, all rooms are equipped with a thermal bath. Coffee and sweets are available upon arrival in your room, and anything you need can be delivered to your room thanks to 24-hour room service.
If you’re in town on business, there are plenty of meeting and presentation facilities with equipment for large gatherings and conferences. If you need to have a private conversation with a colleague or simply want to relax, there are many enclaves of comfortable chairs overlooking the wilderness.
All spaces are also open for special events and can be prepared according to individual requirements. Anyone hoping to be active can head to the game room which has pool tables, air hockey, Fussball, and arcade games. There are also fitness areas with weights, a sports field, tennis courts, and wrestling.
Additionally, there are nearly three miles of cross-country trails through the woods for trekking.
No vacation would be complete without a trip to the spa. Boasting a range of treatments, guests can enjoy different soaks in baths that contain chamomile, milk, or algae, have their body massaged with chocolate and cocoa, or revitalize their hands with a paraffin session.
Not limited to these options, additional services include eyebrow dying and waxing, hot stone and aromatherapy massage, manicures, pedicures, body scrubs, and facials. Typically requiring a reservation, visitors should book in advance.
There are five main areas that offer food and beverages on the property. With one restaurant and four bars, all are centered around the quality of service you would expect from a high-end hotel. Ocakbaşı Restaurant locally sources its food from a farm 2.5 miles away and makes everything is made in-house.
Having culinary experts from Başkent University that provide local specialties and world cuisines, you can enjoy a buffet of Turkish food in a grand ballroom-like dining room or have some specialty barbeque under a gazebo to take in the great outdoors. If you’re looking for something lighter, The Lobby Bar is a great place to have some coffee and pastries.
Şömine Bar is also called referred to as the “fireplace bar” due to its central fireplace, cozy chairs, and small drink tables that provide an intimate feeling for a date night or evening with friends. Spacious and great for conversation, there are game tables, a food menu, and live music on weekends.
Another option for coffee and cakes as well as a gorgeous view of the Soguksu National Park is Teras Bar. Meanwhile, for those trying to stay by the pool, you can get drinks, sweet treats, and a full meal. Providing service both indoor and outdoor pools, they can take care of you throughout the day.
Address: Soğuksu Milli Parkı İçi, 06890 Kızılcahamam/Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 312 736 02 00