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 5 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.
Just returned from the Turquoise and had great time. No complaints at all. The check in was great when you are given champagne and a towel to freshen up on arrival which instantly made me relax. On the first day we visited the spa and booked ourselves in for a Turkish bath and massages which were amazing and well worth the money. Our room in the main bit of the hotel was nicely furnished and cleaned to a good standard. Entertainment was mixed but we loved the Mongolian acrobats and were sorry to go home before the four seasons party. The entertainment team work so hard at ensuring the guests all have a good time. We visited 3 of the a la cartes, Chinese, Turkish and Italian which were all good. It was easy to book them at the customer relations desk. The buffet Restaraunt was excellent with a great choice of food. The patisserie had a lovely but not good oft the figure choice of cakes and ice cream. We walked along the beach to Side as the sun was going down which was lovely. We had a nice meal in side overlooking the sea but did get pestered a bit walking past the row of Restaraunts on the front. We got a taxi back which was 8 euros. Would definitely go back to the hotel again. More
Fungirl46, Bolton, England
A beautiful Hotel. So clean and fresh. Built within a conservation area among huge trees and beautiful gardens but also right on the beach. You could sit round the pool or on the grass area
further back or on the beach. Plenty of room everywhere.
The food was fabulous so much choice with a lot of it cooked in front of you. The sweets were to die for. Afternoon tea was filled with cakes and ice cream- my poor figure.
The waiters and all the staff were so friendly helpful and funny. Always happy! That seemed to rub off on the holiday makers who were all very friendly which made our first holiday as widows so much easier. Both having lost our husbands last year. We would both go back again and recommend it to anyone.More
sheila4537, Surrey, England
my second home
Please do not believe any of the bad reviews on this hotel, I have stayed here seven times and I have yet to find anything negative to say.
The friendliness of the staff at the turquoise is amazing, they are all so nice.
The food in all of the restaurants is top quality. The rooms are spacious and immaculate, the pools and grounds are beautiful, the entertainment is great.
We are actually at the hotel now, and I can honestly say, we love it here. And we see a lot of people, who return year after year, one lovely family have been here 14 times!..
How anybody can find fault with it is beyond me, So please, don't let the odd bad review put you off, come to the turquoise and find out for yourself, you will be glad you did.More
Lorraine W, Skelmersdale
Stayed here with my husband end of July 2014 for one week. Travelled from the airport late evening. The driver didn't speak other than garbling the names of hotels as you arrived. When we arrived he opened the luggage hold pointed to the cases, said 'self service' and looked disgusted that no-one offered a tip! The hotel reception is spacious and very clean. We were greeted warmly with a drink and cold fannels before being given instructions regarding the facilities and room cards - exceptional service.
Our room was in one of the small villas. It was clean, if a little small, and could have done with a refurb, but adequate. We freshened up and as instructed went to the restaurant for a bite to eat. There was very little on offer other than cold meat, cheese and bread so decided upon a drink in the lobby. The staff here are brilliant. Just as you finish your drink another is waiting with a friendly smile. Their English isn't fluent, but you aren't in England and should accept their efforts - we expect everyone to speak English but shouldn't. Service here couldn't be faulted.
Meals in the main buffet are a little monotonous. Not fussy eaters but if it wasn't for chicken and pizza on the show stations each night, we would have struggled. We managed to book the Turkish and steak restaurants with a struggle. Both were excellent, with lovely food and great service. We also went out into Side a couple of times which broke the monotony of the main buffet. As I often find, lunch seemed better than evening dinner!
The beach is narrow, but we always managed to find sunbeds. Many seemed to prefer the gardens or pool. Be wary in the sea - there are a few large, sharp boulders as you enter, hiding in the surf. I cut my leg rather badly! Can't comment on the pool or entertainment during the day.
Entertainment at night was quality, but rather a lot on dancing troops - who are very good at what they do, but it does get a little repetitive. Good views in the amphitheatre, but entertainment in the bar area was crowded with poor views! We preferred to drink in the lobby where we met friends, were cool and the bar staff got to know you and treated you personally.
Side town is well worth a visit. We travelled during the day by bus and evening by taxi. Be warned though -everything is fake. We did purchase a few 'designer' goods as gifts, but they will ask ridiculous prices (£300 for a watch/£200 for a handbag) so haggle and refuse to pay - they will come down in price - we paid less than a third of the original asking price! The archetectural ruins are worth seeing and there a plenty of bars and restaurants offering good food and drinks. Locals are welcoming and attentive. Try also the Turkish ice-cream -delicious!
We did two day trips via Thomson. Manavgat waterfalls/shopping - a designer outlet (have better here), waterfalls (lovely walk around), Manavgat market (hot, humid, bustling manic). A good day but we were warned Do Not buy perfume, sunglasses - they are harmful to skin/eyes!!!!
The 4/4 was a brilliant , but long day. We saw lots of the surrounding countryside, white water rafted, ate in an idyllic restaurant by the river and visited places you would never knew existed. Eagle canyon is breathtakingly beautiful.
Overall a lovely week's break. Would return. Lovely hotel, great staff, beautiful countryside.More
PAGE68, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Fantastic family holiday for all ages
Have never written a review before but as we keep telling family and friends what a fantastic holiday we've had it feels only right to share. We traveled on the 29th August and stayed 7 nights here. We were a party of 6, all one family ranging in age from 5 to 64 with a couple of 20 something's in between. We had a relaxing, enjoyable week, food was excellent, staff helpful, entertainment team worked their socks off but left you to relax in peace if you so wished. Our only regret is we didn't book for 2 weeks. Having said that the rooms we stayed in were in the older (?) part of the hotel and needed some revamping although this didn't spoil the holiday as we spent very little time there. Spa was also very good - try the Turkish bath package if you're brave enough! Good value for money. Definitely stay here if you are coming to this part of Turkey.More
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