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 double rooms are located in the garden building and have a bright and inviting feel. Outside you’ll find a balcony overlooking the pool. And there’s a minibar, air-conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi*. Just so you know, time restrictions may apply to the air-conditioning.
These main building deluxe double rooms come with a bright and contemporary feel. You’ll have 1 extra bed in the bedroom. Outside there’s a balcony overlooking the sea for that extra bit of space. You’ll have air-conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi* and minibar. Just so you know, time restrictions may apply to the air-conditioning.
Lovely all-inclusive week in this hotel. Our room was large and very comfortable. Choice of food on offer was excellent. There were plenty of sunbeds around an excellent pool which was big enough to swim in or just have a fun splash around. The beach was good but a little rocky but a very short walk away the beach loses the rocks and is beautifully sandy and safe.
The staff were top grade and the waiters and waitresses serving the drinks and food could not be faulted. The entertainment staff were also excellent with such energy and enthusiasm.The town of Side is well worth a visit with its fantastic Roman Ruins, Turkish shops and cafe. I would definitely go back.More
Ron D, 186220
Great food, service, entertainment, accommodation etc.
We stayed with our teenage daughter in one of the two bedroom garden villas for a week at the end of October 2015 (got home just yesterday!). The villa bedrooms were both en-suite, and were kept spotlessly clean. We had not previously stayed at an all inclusive resort, and were slightly concerned that the food may be mediocre and would not have sufficient choice. However, the hotel had themed evenings such as fish, Italian, Mexican, etc, and there was always a wide choice of not only the 'theme' of the evening, but lots of other types of food too. In fact, we chose not to book into the hotels other a la carte restaurants as we found the buffet food delicious. The hotel was busy when we arrived (half term week), but many of the hotels and businesses close for the winter at the end of October/beginning of November, so by the time we left on Nov 1 the hotel was very quiet and I believe it closes next weekend. Something to think about as I would not have liked to be there this week as everything was being down-scaled. In fact, we were asked to move to another villa in a different block half way through the holiday as they wanted to close that block for the winter. Although a small inconvenience, they made up the new room with beautiful decorations and flowers, an left wine glasses and a large bottle of red wine in the room for us which was a nice touch. I had read previously that the majority of guests were Russian, German and Dutch. That was certainly the case for the latter two nationalities, but it would seem that the number of Russian visitors has decreased significantly this year. In any event, there was no problem with communication, with staff speaking enough basic English for us to get what we needed. We had considered other hotels in Side, so decided to visit the other side of the bay to see if we had made the right choice. Although those hotels were all also beach-side, and looked fabulous hotels, the amount of space they had on the beach was tiny (rows of sun beds all packed closely together), and guests had to wear wrist bands to identify where they were staying. Not something I would have liked. In contrast, the beach area around the Turquoise was not crowded at all and we enjoyed the walk along the sand. Although this is considered a 5* hotel in Turkey and is comparable to others here, I would just mention to anyone who has visited 5* hotels in other parts of the world, that the standards of workmanship in Turkey are not quiet the same, so you may find a few things that could have been more professionally finished. Also spa and gym area were very small. I would say 5* here are more in line with 4* as a general guide. This is a great hotel in a nice area. All staff were friendly, helpful and professional, and we will certainly consider another stay here in the future.More
Was looking for somewhere different in Turkey when a customer I sold a car too told me to look at this hotel. So i went home had a look and within 20 minutes i was booked to go. We arrived quite late and the transfer took a while but thata not the hotels fault obviously but when we arrived at the hotel we where greeted witha nice welcome and given a glass of champagne and a few cakes in the lobby while we got given our resort guides and keys.
The buffet was still open so we could eat or go for a stroll around the grounds and beach. Even at 1am the sea is lovely and warm.
Every day our mini bar was refilled and everything inside it was complimentary. So was the bottle of wie they left in our room for our annieversary gift from the hotel.
The beach was spotless and was groomed each night.
The night life was fine too free local ales (go for Effes) shops on site too i went without tshirts on purpose and bought them on sote for a 3rd of the price. Just steer clear of the watches theyre jarg.
THE MEALS. Where unbelievable buffet inside freshly cooked curries meats stone baked pizzas or fresh brot(bread) and then theres the desert ill say the soft sponge cakes with strawberry sauce is the one mmm mmm mmm.
Seriously best place ive stayed.
P.s AFTER 6PM EVERYONE GOES AND GETS READY FOR EVENING MEALS. DON'T DO THAT INSTEAD GO DOWN THE JETTY AND DIVE INTO THE MED AND TAKE THE LAST OF THE SUN. I GUARENTEE YOU WILL BE THE ONLY PEOPLE THERE!More
jamie m, 186337
Good holiday at this resort, hotel to recommend, but know what to expect!
The hotel grounds are beautiful. The pools are really nice and clean. We went to the resort with older kids and they where very happy. The animation and the shows are really good!
The staff at the restaurants were very helpful and friendly, The service at reception was less good. The people there were less friendly and helpful.
The concept all-inclusive should fit you. For me it was the last time.
Some facilities are older, some parts are new and well designed. Nice to have the choise to eat al la carte.
Unfortunately at this hotel also, the towels are used in the morning to reserve the best spot. If you want a quiet start, you have to settle for a place remotely.
Although this is considered a 5* hotel, I would mention to anyone who has visited 5* hotels, that the standards in Turkey are not the same as it is in other parts of the world. The spa and gym area was very small (according to the amount of people). The standard rooms are certainly not 5*. I would say overall a 4* is a better ranking.
Good holiday, hotel to recommend, but know what to expect!
IMPORTANT ADVICE: If you want to save money, do not book your tours with the travel agents. Go to Side and book it with at the local tour operators. That works fine and saves hundreds of euros.More
Edwin V, 188613
wonderful relaxing holiday
My wife and I spent 10 days here in October and were most impressed. Being greeted with a drink and cold hand towel was most welcome. We had intended to upgrade to a sea view room and it was well worth the extra.
Without exception all the staff were polite and helpful throughout the complex and restaurants. My special thanks to Adem in the Pool bar, he was so thoughtful and efficient.
The food was excellent, the best we have had at an a/I hotel. Always something lovely to eat and absolutely spoilt for choice. We went to four out of five a la carte restaurants and were treated royally with lovely food.
I think it only fair to point out that if you have mobility problems the hotel is vast and there are loads of rooms in the gardens but lengthy walks there. We upgraded to our luxury sea view room and the receptionist found us a room by the lift and the restaurants were by the same lift a floor or so down. Our room overlooked the large patio/bar/entertainment area and when there was music at night we just shut the balcony doors and it became a mere background. Not a problem at all.
My wife and I are just the wrong side of seventy and thoroughly enjoyed just chilling,eating and drinking.
The whole place is spotlessly clean at all times and it is great to see staff really proud of their work.
We would encourage anyone to visit and enjoy this lovely hotel.More