This smart hotel fronts its own beach, and comes with five à la carte restaurants and a great pools scene.
The dining choice here is vast – as well as a buffet there are five à la cartes, including a poolside steak place. Talking of pools, the collection features one that’s just for adults, and another with slides for everyone.
This hotel has a tucked-away feel to it, with a private, course-sand beach on one side and a pine forest on the other. It’s not far to Side, though – a 10-minute bus ride will do it, or a leisurely walk along the beach if you prefer.
These deluxe double rooms with a sea view, have natural tones running throughout and can sleep up to three. Time restrictions may apply with air-conditioning. Room service is available 24 hours for an extra charge.
Recently returned from a 2 week holiday booked via Thomson in the UK.
On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff and given a welcome drink and cold towels, we were a family of 8 booked into 3 rooms, I had requested via email that out rooms could be together however this had not been actioned / received, after some confusion around age of children and beds instead of cots for the rooms we settled into our holiday, it became apparent that myself as the Lead Booker had been upgraded too which was a result as this meant we had a mini bar stocked with beer each day along with slippers and dressing gowns which was a lovely addition.
We couldn't fault the hotel or the fantastic weather that we had in Side, it was my daughters birthday during our stay and even though she was only 15 we (the adults) were given a bottle of Fizz, bottle of Red Wine and a Red Rose, this was lovely and very unexpected, we booked the Chinese restaurant for the birthday meal, the venue was superb and the flowers that decorated the table were beautiful, we had also paid for a birthday cake, this was delicious and worth the additional Euros.
Due to demand the only other Al a carte restaurant we managed to book was the Steak House, this was absolutely delicious and highly recommended to anyone to goes to stay at this hotel.
On the down side for us was the high volume of German and Dutch guests, English customers where very few and far between, on arrival to any bar the German language was always used by staff, it may be worth Thomson highlighting this in their English brochures?
We booked the Jeep Safari via our Thomson Rep, we had a lovely day but again out of 60 guests, only us 4 were English, we have not experienced this with any another hotels we have stayed in in Turkey over the years.
On the whole a great holiday, hotel was lovely, weather fantastic but would explore with booking agents the nationality of the majority of guests that are attracted to particular hotels in the future. More
Family of four, just returned from Hotel Turquoise. Arrived after midnight, speedy check in and upgraded to two superior rooms in the main building. Next morning we opened the curtains to find we had a beautiful view overlooking the pine forest.
The rooms were spacious with excellent air con. The hotel grounds and public areas are spotlessly clean and tidy. The restaurants were busy but we always found a table without any trouble and had no problems getting served with drinks at the bars.
Sunbeds around the main pool were taken early but there were plenty available on the lawns or beach and we always managed to get four together.
It was our son's birthday while we were there and Sarah ( guest relations ) organised a reserved table decorated with flowers and birthday cake, and on returning to our room later found a bottle of champagne and rose, a lovely touch.
There were some good evening shows especially the Russian acrobats and the Four Seasons Party.
Could not find fault with anything and would love to return in the near future.More
TOMMY S, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Best hotel in Side
This hotel is perfect in all aspect. We had a standard room, it was perfect with a beautiful view to the garden, in a lovely small building (D block).
We searched for a hotel in Turkey, which is green, with a big, shady garden and it was the best choice. The garden is well kept and beautiful like a botanic garden with rare birds and plants.
The guests of the hotel are mainly from Western Europe: british, german, french, belgian, dutch people. There wasn't any problem with other guests (including children), everyone was OK.
The food was very good also. There was a wide variety of dishes. Everyday there was a different special night (african, wien, turkish, asian, gala) with special dishes according to the theme. The gala night was the most generous one with fresh salmon, shrimp and many more extra dishes. Everything was very delicious except the sushi, don't eat that it wasn't worth.
We didn't have any problem with booking to the A la carte restaurant, though we did it on our first day after we arrived at the hotel. We picked the chinese restaurant. The menu was fix. It was delicious but not much more better than the main restaurant, but it was worth eating there because of the atmosphere.
The beach is fantastic and also well kept, with blue flag. There are sunbeds in the sand next to the sea, on the grass between the beach and the hotel, and next to the pool as well. It was full house when we were there. I think it's not true, that you don't get parasol or sunbed if you are not fast enough. There was plenty of free sunbeds in the sand all day long. The truth is that the main fight is for the sunbeds in the grass area and around the pool. You can get good places around 8 o'clock so you don't have to get up so early in the morning. We made a picture about the hotel's sunbed rule (before 9 o'clock you can't leave personal things in order to reserve). Because of the rule a lot of people (especially fathers) are waiting on sunbeds till 9 o'clock instead of having breakfast with their family. A little bit odd situation.
The evening programs were good, the Moscow State Circus was the best, don't miss it. There was a lot of daytime activities (silly pool games, waterpolo, aquagym, etc). The animators were very active and friendly.
The whole stuff was very helpful and did a great job, everyone worked very hard.
The most helpful staff was GÃ¼rkan from the guest relation. He solved a very complicated and urgent problem for us (lost passport) instead of our travel agent. It was not part of the hotel duties, but he did helped us despite of the fact that it was very late in the evening. He did escorted us to the police, translated and telephoned a lot and saved our lives in the end. GÃ¼rkan thank you very much again!
We are missing the hotel a lot, and would go back at any time with pleasure.More
mokusok, Budapest, Hungary
Pros: friendly staff, family atmosphere nice and clean pools, interesting night shows and well prepared
Cons: lunch @ snack bar kept on serving same food, no variety. Stayed for 7 days yet was able to reserve at 2 out of 5 a-la-carte restaurants upon check in. Lobby area needs to be more lively
Gus_0777, Amman, Jordan
Just came back from this resort, its a great resort where most of the staff are friendly. The food range is good and food can be eaten almost 24 hours (from 12-7am the food range is limited). The catering staff were great in making food for my son who did not like the food available in the hotel. The rooms are good and clean (laundry for bedsheets is done on alternative days). Gurckhan from guest relations was also a gem who assisted in sorting out my sons food and listened to issues we had with the room and duly upgraded the room. There are several pools in the area (i) the main out door pool, (iii) a small outdoor pool for children (iii) a indoor pool (iv) a relaxing pool for over 16 year olds (v) private swimming pool for apartments.
The entertainment was great, the best ones when I visited was the moscow circus, the 80's music night, the cuban dance group etc.
I would thoroughly recommend this resort, I chose this resort more based on peoples reviews rather than the hotels 5 star rating and I was not let downMore