Myself and my wife stayed at the Arum last week and found it to be first class. Certainly as good as a four star Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton etc. Yes it was the middle of January and very quiet (just how we like it) but the choice and standard of food was very good and well supervised as was the standard of service in the restaurants. The rooms were clean and well serviced and we had a great sea view on the top floor with fruit on arrival.
The hotel caterers mainly for its German guests as does this resort generally ( about 80%) but this was fine for us and they were all very freindly. It was the time of the year for us oldies mainly and they were only a few young children there so can't comment on facilities for them.
We were on half board basis, which suited us, and it also included a visit to the only a la carte restuarant open this time of the year, which was excellent and very much enjoyed at no extra cost.
Drinks are not badly priced, with local beer at about £2 a glass at the bar and wine in restuarant ranging from the cheapest at £7 a bottle (red was good but white just drinkable) to an average £10/£12. Spirits with mixer were about £3.
Local bus (dolmus) can be caught from the top of the road, about 150 yards, in Side for 2TL each way or to Manavgat for 2.5TL. To walk to Side along the prom takes about 45/55 mins but is very pleasant and good exercise. The town has many antiquities to look at and many shops with fake designer goods as well.
Staff at the hotel were very good overall and we didn't have any major complaints at all and would certainly go back.
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