This place knows how to impress, with a beach, a waterpark and à la carte restaurants among its standout features.
The pool scene here takes in a huge lagoon pool and a waterpark with a section for adults and another for children. On the dining front, there’s a Turkish à la carte and a romantic seafood place.
The hotel’s location is spot on for exploring Side, which is only 5 minutes away by bus. Lots of people prefer to walk there, though – just head out onto the beach and enjoy the 25-minute stroll.
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Use of the seafood à la carte restaurant. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Ice-cream.
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The huge lagoon like pool meanders around the sun terrace giving you three large pools to swim in. There are also sunbeds with square parasols to get comfy on and you're never too far from the bar.
Here you'll be able to treat yourself to a large selection of treatments such as Mediterranean, Indian and oriental rituals, classic, Far East and ayurvedic massage. There's eye care, lip care, anti-aging techniques, nail treatments and a selection of massages. Also a Turkish bath and special packages that last up to five days.
A-La international restaurant
Enjoy the perfect combination of a delicious cuisine and the fascinating architecture of the Ottoman Palace. A-La restaurant has a great selection of breakfast, late breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks. The chefs provide buffets with Turkish, Mediterranean, Italian, Chinese and Japanese specialities. Highchairs are available. A smart casual dress code is required.
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double room with garden view
These double rooms have a luxurious air and come with a garden view. They can sleep up to three. For that little bit extra, they come with toiletries, bath robe and LCD TV
2-bedroom family room with garden view
These two bedroom family rooms spread over two floors, have a luxurious air and come with a garden view. They can sleep up to four, with two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms. For that little bit extra, they come with toiletries, bath robe and LCD TV.
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Beautiful hotel, lovely staff
The hotel is set-out like a mini-town in its own right with the architecture reminding me in someways of the French quarter of New Orleans. The hotel stretches a considerable distance from the main reception area out past the main kids pool with a good selection of water slides, an out door restaurant before you come towards the main buildings which house the bulk of the hotel rooms. Within the rooms your fill beautiful decor and grand designed and the comfiest king sized beds all complimented by a hot-tub. Near the main pool area you'll find the main restaurant and the food in this hotel is absolutely incredible. So much choice and all cooked to the highest standard. The desert area is a dream too! At night the hotel is rather quite, which I'd say is a good thing. If you are looking for a true level of luxury while visiting Turkey then look no further than the AliBey Resort in Sorgun, Side.More
WorldTraveller1088, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great resort for all ages
This is a gorgeous, spotlessly clean hotel. Even the toilets by the beach are cleaned every hour. Everything is made out of marble, it has a very luxurious feel and the grounds are stunning. When we arrived we were given cocktails and driven to our room in a golf buggy, then someone knocked on the door with champagne and fruit, which was a nice surprise. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful, however, there is sometimes a bit of a language barrier, as some of the staff don't speak a lot of English and most of the guests seemed to be German or Russian, but we just took some time to learn some basic words in Turkish like 'Yes' 'No' and 'Thank You' and this went down really well. The food is really nice and there is a lot of choice. I also appreciated the way breakfast was served between the usual hours of 8-10am and then also a late breakfast between 10-11am for those of us who sometimes like to have a bit of a lie in! However, in the evenings, i was a bit disappointed that despite this being an 'all inclusive' hotel you could not use one of the restaurants unless you paid an extra fee. The entertainment team are brilliant and very talented, there was a different show for us to watch every night, ranging from The Lion King to Michael Jackson, all performed in the outdoor theatre. There is a waterpark on site where we had loads of fun, there are 5 large slides for the 'big kids' and a separate area with small slides for the little ones. Everyone is given a towel card which you hand in at the waterpark and the beach to get dry towels, you then get your card back when you return the towel. The beach is only used by those staying at the hotel and therefore there are always loads of beds available. There are plenty of activities available like jet skies, parasailing, etc and for the slightly less adventurous there is table tennis, crazy golf, pool and archery. They also organise football matches for the kids. There are plenty of different snack bars with a nice variety of food available for lunch. The cake counter will make you drool! There are several pools to use and one of them is a silence pool where no kids are allowed. There is also a spa on site, where the massages are amazing! Therefore, this hotel does very well to cater for those on a family holiday and those on a couples holiday.More
FazakMcGee, Liverpool, United Kingdom
It was our second time at Ali Bey Resort, 1st time was in the summer 2013, we came back this summer(2014), and were not disappointed. Perfect hotel for vacation with kids, very nice design of the rooms, facilities and the territory, beautiful gardens! Beach could be a little cleaner, but some blame is, I guess, lies on the customers... Putting cigarette-buds in the sand next to your chair instead of an ashtray, which is 0,5 meter away, and throwing garbage on the ground instead of in to the bins, which are 1 meter away is just bad style and lack of general culture, to my opinion! Yes, there are staff at the hotel and the beach, but being a pig is not really necessary, perhaps... Service at the main restaurant is great! All the waiters are extremely nice, pleasant and helpful! Unfortunately, do not remember the particular names of the guys, to mention them personally. Food is good, tasty and fresh, after 3 weeks of staying, though, we got a little tired of somewhat limited choices, but what can one expect, when going to the same restaurant 3 times a week for 20 days?! Would like to specially thank the staff off the Mima-Club, Elena, Kamilla, Jef, Martine, Emi, Tanya, Nihal, Ramazan, Claudi, Natalia and all the others! My son did not spend all his time there, but whenever we went there, everybody was super nice, kind and friendly! Mini-disco was a hit too! Staff at the reception were very nice and helpful , even upon our arrival, which was very late(05 AM), due to delayed flight! Talked later with Ekaterina, she was very professional and attentive. Have read many reviews about Ali Bey Resort, not all positive, and would like to add, that my review is rather personal (as it should be...), and even though some of the problems and dislikes other people write about are true, and I perhaps agree with them about it, but for me it was not all important or significant enough to disturb our vacation, that's why the positive response... One negative obstacle, I guess: lack of laundry room! There is a laundry service, but quite expensive! A couple of washing machines and dryers would be a definitive improvement for the hotel, I think!More
FIVE STAR LUXURY
Just returned from a weeks holiday (10-10 to 17-10) at Alibey Resort, Side. We had a fantastic holiday in super 5 star luxury. Here are just a few of our positive thoughts as we don't want the review to be too long and not repeating what as already been said by others as we probably would just agree with them. On arrival a young lady and porter was waiting for us to alight from the taxi, the porter took our cases to a golf buggy and the young lady shown us to a small reception desk. Check in was quick and smooth with no waiting in queues but we did indulge in a welcoming cocktail and a plate of Turkish delight. We were then transported by the golf buggy, an experience in itself, to our room. The room was as luxurious as the whole resort. It came with king size bed, which we just sank into every night, and even a pillow menu. Even before we had time to start unpacking a waiter had rung the door bell complete with a plate of cut fruit and a bottle of sparkling wine, which he duly poured out for us. The food in the buffet was outstanding with so much choice, that we never ate the same meal twice during the whole week, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Those who mention food is repetitive either hadn't been bothered to look what was on offer in the dining room or assumed grilled salmon and grilled sea bream equals grilled fish and roasted veal and roasted lamb means roast meat. The separate rooms in which you eat away from the buffet makes you think you are in a top class restaurant. All the waiting on staff were also first class from them showing you to a table, to after one day of service remembering what you were drinking at each meal. The Gala Night was an elaborate buffet affair followed by an after show chocolate bar, this being a table full of small chocolate treats, chocolate fountain and champagne. Both the main pool and adults only pool had comfortably matressed sunbeds and large umbrellas, so if wanted to be in the shade there was no both about moving the umbrella to find it. Although we did not use any of the facilities on the beach, other than the swing seats at the edge of the beach occasionally, we did walk along it in the seas edge which we found markedly warmer than both the main and adults only pools. On our return to the complex we were asked if we were Alibey residents and a show of our key cards proved invaluable. Our congratulations must go to the entertainment team, although we never bothered joining in with their daytime activities, who put on a first class show every night. All of which whether it be musicals, quizzes or dance shows they were all done to a very professional standard. However we do have two very minor negatives. The first being that as stated by a previous reviewer we too were in room 1024 and that a higher room would give you a better view of the complex, as lower floors are dark due to the foliage. Secondly was that as some the nights we were there it dropped a bit cooler, an indoor bar and entertainment area was missed, although they had hung heaters in trees of the outdoor bar areas. Would we return? of course.More
David M, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Excellent price for value
Positive points: . Decor of buildings, rooms, very clean . Garden, different pools (all lovely) . Choice of bars / cafes . Always enough sun beds at the pools and beach . Very friendly service . Nice shows in the evening . Good quality of the free local drinks . Close to Side (you can walk) Negative points: . Hardly any offering of water sport activities . You can only play volley, mini golf, boccia on certain times . Shower water pressure . Water in kids pool too cold Neutral points: . Food (good main courses, but very repetitive, starters and desserts less good) Conclusion: We would definitely come back, thank you AliBey staff!More
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