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Continuing my explorations, I also came across the Rixy Club and it’s
worth noting that the hotel is very popular already with families. The
Rixy Club is exclusively geared towards children up to the age of 12 and
the hotel constructs an experience that begins at a special check-in where
children receive a Rixy Club passport, which entitles them to take part
in a broad spectrum of activities. The employees were very friendly and
you could rest assured your little ones would be in good hands.
Throughout each day, young visitors have professional entertainers who
organise pool games, courses and much more.
Thankfully I didn’t have to worry about keeping the kids entertained,
my only concern at this point was which treatment to opt for in the
beautifully authentic Rixos Royal Spa. This luxury health and beauty
centre offers water rituals, massages, body therapies and skin care
regimens derived from a global menu of traditional and contemporary
practices and it was really a tough choice. But as this is essentially a
Turkish inspired hotel, and as I was booked into the Turkish restaurant
in the evening, I decided to keep things in sync and have the traditional
hammam Turkish bath. This was something special, the interior of the
spa is recreated with a sympathetic eye for traditional details and my
therapist was an expert in scrubbing and ensuring a really authentic
Turkish treatment.
Gleamingly clean and rejuvenated I left the spa with a warm glow and a
healthy appetite. I headed back to the pool area and went straight to the
Salt seafood restaurant. Salt offers contemporary dining with a touch of
Turkish seafood mezzes and salads and the quality of the food is top
notch. To start with the attentive waitress served bread with a selection
of flavoured salts that were interesting. I then enjoyed a mezze of octopus