Hotel Dosi - Side
Operator and Date: 05 June 2004 jewel in the crown
Opinion submitted in July 2004 by : Gráinne, Sean & Joe (30, 35, 9months)
Resort Rating: Good
Accommodation Rating: Very Good
My/Our Holiday Opinion:
We have been to Marmaris a few times before but this was our first trip to the antalya area. We booked last minute with jewel in the crown and got 2 weeks at the 3* Dosi for £249 each + £30 for the baby.
We arrived at 4am in antalya airport it is big, airy and the floor tiles are the shiniest marble you've ever seen. They were really efficent and we were out and in the coach in 25mins. this is amazing as you'll know if youve ever been to turkey before.
it took about 1hr 30 mins to get to side and we were the last drop off. our hotel was situated off the main road in a cool cluster of fir trees.
The hotel was very impressive with its marble floors and large reception. The bedrooms were a decent size and the bathroom was clean the bath had the most amazing power shower the bath also had a plug which was unusual in turkey ( take a travel plug on hols if you like relaxing baths the turkish bathe in running water so most hotels dont have bath plugs). I had emailed them and asked for a cot and it was massive so that was great because we used it as a play pen as well. The maids changed the bedding and towels and cleaned every day and we kept our room on till 6 pm on the night of departure for what worked out as £6 sterling.
The pool area is really good. 1 large adult pool and 1 large childrens pool with a massive helter skelter water slide which only worked twice a day and a small baby pool with a mini slide. No shortage of sun beds and to be fair although this is a mainly german hotel it was the english guests who hogged the parasols and left towels on sun beds all day while they went off shopping. There was also a small childrens play area and an animation team which catered for all ages.
The pool bar had windows into the adult pool so you could watch people swim by. The food was very good. a massive selection for breakfast and lunch was about £6 for salad, chips, meat and drink but i wouldnt recommend half board as you would get bored and there were lots of other places to eat near by. Yuseufs and the queen worth visiting. Change your money over there - better rate. Be careful in the hotel they operate a credit card system and lots of guests including us had extras charged to it we hadnt had. Side is a mainly german speaking resort and the penisula area /old town is lovely we had a great time and its ideal for sun worshipping beach lovers who enjoy archaelogy, and long evenings chatting over food and drink but if you want lively clubs and pubs go to marmaris or bodrum.
We had a great time and got value for money we love turkey and the turkish they were so friendly and really love kids. Enjoy your holiday.
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