We went to this resort, based on the good reviews of other travellers, with 2 adults and 2 children (1,5 and 5 year) and the presence of a mini disco. The resort has large swimming pools with some waterslides. The water of the outdoor pools was a little cold and even the water of the indoor pool was cold the last few days. There are nice playing facilities for children incuding 2 trampolines and minigolf.
Furthermore the resort has a nice private beach club where you have all (alas no alcohol) the all inclusive facilities with sunscreens and sunbeds for rent.
There was a lot of variety in food and even some theme nights (Italian, Turkish and Mexican when we were present). For children there is also a secluded area where they can sit on small chairs and low tables. Our eldest daughter loved to toast her slices of bread. A little disappointing is that the meat in general is slightly overcooked, probably to be on the save side of food poisening.
Service at the check in desk was disappointing. Starting with not answering some emails and not having arranged our children's bed (booked months in advance). The day of arival we had to ask 3 times for the bed as our youngest (1,5 year) needed to sleep. Finally some 1,5 hour later than planned she was in her bed. The locker instruction gave some problems and it only worked when after 4 instructions a man (sighing) showed us that you had to swicth to lock or unlock at a beeping sound. In general the waiters in the restaurants are very nice. Of course they get annoyed when tourists are disrespectful. One of the waiters told my girlfriend (with a wave of his hand to the restaurant) "These are your people" when she was startled by some milk on the ground when a milk tap was not closed correctly.
The rooms are rather noisy. We stayed in a family room (all street view) and with the 2 closest beds to this hallway it looked as if every person in this hallway was next to your bed. Russian and some Dutch fellow tourists were the noisiest. There is a silent part in the hotel (we were in building 4), but I don't know if they have family rooms in the silent part.
At the front of the hotel, on the other side of the street, there are some shops with some touristic items. Don't expect to much of these shops, better go to Side. Side is about 15 minutes per Dolmus bus, just raise your hand for a (white) small bus displaying "Side" of "Kumkoy". Paying is a little chaotic as the bus drives as soon as you are seated and it looked to me as if half of the tourists don't pay when leaving the bus.
The way to the beach is short and next to the minigolf you have signs with "beach" directions. There are no specific shops or restaurants on the beach, just some hotel beach clubs and there are a lot of building activities for constructing of new hotels. Maybe in a year this will look better, but the beach itself is worth staying for a short time.
Finally, check beforehand if you have to buy a visum (f.i. Dutch people) when arriving at the airport. Per person (including babies) 15 euro for a stamp in your passport.
- Also Known As:
- Primasol Hane Family Hotel Side