This little hotel looks out onto the beach, and the restaurant is first in line to take in the view.
This hotel looks out over the bay, with just a few steps leading down to the sand. Authentic restaurants are right on hand, too, and it’s just a 10-minute walk to Side’s centre.
As the Med is practically your bed-fellow, there’s no need for a pool – though the rooftop terrace has a plunge pool if you want it. Food-wise, there’s a beachfront restaurant and a café-bar for snacks.
I knew what to expect because I had researched before travel. I wasn't expecting lavish modern facilities, although I had upgraded to front sea view, top floor with aircon (404). There was a fault with the aircon and so we didn't have that for a few days which at first was a concern - it was v. hot to us Brits. However, after a day or so, we acclimatized and found the fan, more than adequate. So much so that returning to our room one day, I remarked that the room felt really cold- the aircon had been fixed and it was a bit too cold! We did use it from time to time but more often than not the fan was all we needed.
We found the hotel really charming and pretty. Lovely cool breezy terrace and bar area. Lovely polite, friendly and attentive staff. Penny seems a lovely laid back lady.The rooms were cleaned with fresh towels and sheets every other day. Others have commented on the location which I agree is first class. We thoroughly enjoyed the Turkish breakfast on the beach side terrace each day. Other reviewers have found it monotonous, I notice. We thought it just hit the spot. We ate lunch a couple of times-delicious! It was just so nice. We looked at the West Beach with its massive 4/5 star high rise hotels and thanked goodness we weren't staying there! (Just for context, we are very well traveled and have stayed in many luxury villas and hotels). The Beach House has made us rethink that strategy. Small and personal in Side seemed so much nicer.
We wouldn't usually be away in July/August (too hot/busy)- my husbands work commitments forced our arm this time. I should think Early June/late September would be ideal and we will be looking to return again in these months.
My 20 something daughter traveled with us and she had a side sea view, balcony looking towards the East Beach. She was perfectly comfortable there too.More
Quaint and clean
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the beach house hotel. Perfectly situated next to the beach( which is free if staying in the hotel) and just a short walk to restaurants, shops and bars, but far enough away so it's quiet and peaceful. This is not a 5 star hotel but is clean and the staff and owners are very helpful and friendly. Would recommend it to anyone staying in side and will definitely be going back again soon More
Steven J, Burnham, England, United Kingdom
We stayed here for two weeks at the end of June. Lovely personnel welcome on arrival from Penny who owns the hotel. I have a slight mobility problem so we had been given the ground floor room 101. View from our room was like looking out on an infinity pool, the sea went on forever till it met the horizon. Yes the room does need a little TLC but this is typical Turkish. The room is beautifully clean and kept that way all through our stay, and brightened up with with plum bright cushions. Sheets changed every two days and towels and shower mat changed nearly every day. Balcony swept and mopped most days, could not ask for more. A short on drawer space but lots of hanging space. Lovely big shower cubicle. Ali and Penny very friendly and will have a chat if that is what you want but not in your face if you want your own space. Beach just down some steps (but not suitable if you have severe mobility problems.) This is owned by the hotel Free sunbeds on two sun terraces for hotel guests, but can get rather warm with the wall behind you, so we paid the 14 TL to use the other beds on the beach. The water was lovely and warm and a very gradual slope. Food is very good at the hotel also at So is lovely food and Soundwaves the restaurant a little way along the promenade, which is also owned by the hotel,(although we only ate here a lunchtime) Antonio's restaurant round the corner has great food and plenty of it at a very reasonable price, and little bar across the road is a nice peaceful place for a pre-dinner or after dinner drink. All in all a lovely relaxing holiday from start to finish.More
We have just returned after a weeks holiday. Even though we arrived at 4am we were greeted by a friendly receptionist. Yes the hotel needs a little updating but it is spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff. i will definitely return.More
DAVID F, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Perfect location but poor hotel
*no fridge in room
*no air con
*very poor bathroom facilities and shocking shower
*additional payments for everything
*no tea making facilities unless you pay extra
*boring breakfast with no variation unless you pay
*dated decor and furniture
*hotel needs a complete overhaul and refurbishment
*staff very helpful and friendly
*fabulous location a few steps from beach
Would I go again? Not unless hotel much improves its facilities, decor and roomsMore