Travelled as a couple - aged in our forties (very young at heart)
Bought flight seperately
Stayed - 9th May 2014 for 8 nights
Paid 200GBP between us for 8 nights All Inclusive 12.50 each per night - Booked with Travel Republic - great value!
We have stayed here before 18 months ago and were completely satisfied.
When you arrive at this hotel in the night they usually put you in a room up at the top which is very small - considering the money we had paid I didnt expect to have much argument for moving us but Yusef the manager remembered us and moved us the next day with no hesitation. He moved us to one of the ground floor bungalow type accomodation, which was perfect - a double bed, free air conditioning, a great shower, very clean, a lovely balcony.
The only critism of the whole hotel was that the double bed is positioned with the pillows next to the light switches so that a few times getting intimate with my partner the light kept coming on and off (funny) and also turning over in the night a few times also switched the lights on which scared us lol... but a minor thing really. Fridge and small (very small) TV in the room, some English channels.
The location of this hotel is perfect, a couple of mins walk to the beach, in a very quiet location, a lovely walk along the coast into the harbour, shops etc.. very quiet to sleep. Bus station at the top of the street. Perfect!! The hotel is painted orange (they say for the dutch lol) every brick, sunbeds, paint etc - it would look better in its original brick but you soon get used to it...
All inclusive - Not real coca cola - some cheap Side cola which I cant drink but they are happy for you to buy your own coca cola and put it in their fridge. There is a fridge also in the room. The food was Turkish food - Turkish Breakfast, cheese, bread, yoghurt, olives, salad, honey etc - (ive experienced much worse and this I feel was good value) Lunch was salad, mezzes, pasta, or potatoes or rice, casseroles and Turkish home dishes - and Dinner was soups, salads, mezzes, fish etc which was good - there was only one night that I didnt like the dinner - but for these prices its no big deal to eat out a couple of nights.
The bar is open until 11pm for allinclusive - but we arrived home on a few times a little later and the staff were happy to serve us a drink - the wine and vodka is not import (as expected) the beer is not Efes but it is good and my partner found drinking the Raki was a good idea (although im not sure lol) - they serve tea and cakes in the afternoon around the pool which was a nice touch.
The staff from the cleaner to the chef to the manager to the owner, were fabulous!!! So friendly and helpful - YUSEF the manager is just fantastic and the waiters are just wonderful - nothing was too much trouble. We managed to keep our room until 6pm at no extra charge on the day of departure as it was early season, if they can do this they will but obviously this wouldnt be possible if they were fully booked (although the hotel was very busy)
We were the only English people there, which was not a problem at all - a lot of the staff speak great English - mostly Dutch and German guests who seemed to just stay around the pool area and drink beer - not my kind of holiday but no problems at all with the other guests.
A lovely pool for the size of the hotel, very clean with a fountain feature in the middle of it, which the owner was very pleased with lol.. a small pool for children... you can eat your meals around the pool which is nice. Pool was very clean and waitors were very attentive.
Many thanks toi all the staff and management at the Temple Side Hotel we had a lovely time and we will be back soon - If you are looking for a great location and a very good value for money hotel this is for you...Well done again Temple Side
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