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Altinkum Bungalow Hotel

Side Cd. No:82 Selimiye Mah, Side, Manavgat 07330 Türkiye
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kim r wrote a review Jul 2022
Bedworth, United Kingdom25 contributions13 helpful votes
Very friendly hotel , staff were great . Ideal for the old town and ruins, rooms were fine for us as we don't spend a great deal of time in them , just to sleep and change . Food was fine only for kids not a lot of selection , in 2 weeks there was on chips on once . Would stay again with no worries
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Richard B wrote a review Jul 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom15 contributions8 helpful votes
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The hotel is good location is excellent food is ok only a few British mostly German but staff are very friendly overall for the price 4 out of 5 alcohol is only vodka rakiki and red and white wine Other than that all good very hot 35 Deg no rain at all
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Diala A. wrote a review Jul 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark100 contributions6 helpful votes
My family and I went to the Side Altinkum Bungalows in mid-July and stayed there for a total of 7 days (excluding the day of departure). I will divide this review into 4 sections as there are several aspects to comment on. 1. The hotel and the accommodation 2. The location 3. The food 4. The service 1. The hotel and the accommodation The hotel is located on a piece of land about 5-10 metres away from the beach. The path to the hotel starting from the street starts with a downwards ‘hill’ leading to a guard post. The guard post tends to have 1-2 attendees who check your band (that you get once checked in). Next to the guard post, I found apartments probably for the employees. The path to the reception is an about 100-metre long one that is surrounded by bungalows and greenery. One important note here is that when the path is wet, shoes that tend to slip will most likely slip here. On your way to the reception, you’ll find signs leading to the Turkish bath, the hotel hairdresser, the restaurants, and rooms. The reception is located in a separate house/room. You can’t miss it as the room is surrounded by glass/windows. The reception has one large room with a sitting area and two private rooms for the workers. Standing with your back to the reception, you’ll see the start of the restaurant area. In there you’ll find plenty of sitting space, the bar, the coffee/tee station, and a refreshment table + water cooler. The restaurant included in the all-inclusive deal is located closest to the reception. While the other restaurant is a short walk through the tables and past the ‘gate’/divider. The restaurant is less than a 10-metre walk away from the coast. Going back to the reception. To your left with your back to the reception, you’ll find the path leading to the bungalows. The path splits into two with trees and bushes in the middle. The housing is small-medium sized bungalows/houses. The houses my family and I stayed in included one bathroom and one bedroom. There are a table and two chairs for outdoor seating. The room my parents stayed in was larger than mine and my sisters’. They had a vanity, one large bed divided in two, a bathroom, AC, a closet, and bedside tables. My sisters and my room was smaller but included the same furniture as the previous room. The room key includes a plastic ‘bar’ that works as the trigger for the room. Basically, you have a bar that you insert into a slot inside the room. Once you remove the bar, the electricity turns off. The room itself was fine. The AC was pretty loud and sometimes the remote wouldn’t work. The lights worked fine. The bathroom was nice and average-sized. The shower was nice, and the toilet includes a washer (? Used to wash your private parts). My comments: I have nothing bad to say about the hotel or bungalows. The trees and plants they have been growing there are beautiful and relaxing. There are a lot of ants there and cats. I loved the latter. TIPS: FREAKING. MOSQUITOS. Buy a Raid room plug. Mosquitos are a big thing during the summer so be smarter than I and buy that Raid plug-in or at least bug spray. The mosquito bites are pesky. In my case, I was bitten five times and the skin in that area would swell badly. Important to note here is that if you have the AC turned on the plug doesn’t work. No idea why that didn’t occur to me. The key trick If you’d like to keep the room cool in your absence, then remove the key from the bar and keep the bar in. saves your skin during the heat. 2. The location The location was very convenient. You’ll be located 4 km away from the mall (worth a few trips), 600-1000 metres away from the ruins, and a 1 km walk away from the nearest supermarkets. The beach is located right next to the hotel. Literally just a few steps down. Taxis can be ordered through the reception for no charge. A taxi ride to the mall shouldn’t cost you more than 30-35 TL. Be wary of the numerous vendors trying to sell you everything from fans to beach houses. They're very persistent and will scoff at you or even make fun of you if you don't pay them attention (and money). We even had one becoming upset because we refused to drink his tea. My comments: It felt great to be able to walk everywhere. However, since the heat was a tad too much, I frequented the taxis. The mall is pretty close but I never had the opportunity to walk there. Supermarkets can be found everywhere. Prices are in both euro and TL. The shopkeepers speak Turkish, some German and Russian, and VERY broken English. Tips: The freaking taxis Haggle. Please don’t overpay for a short ride because they will haggle the life out of you. Basically, a trip to the mall shouldn’t cost you more than 35 TL, a trip to the ruins 20-30 TL and a trip to the Manavgat waterfalls/bazaar 100 TL. Believe me, many of them will do anything to overcharge you. I had one driver agree with me on 35 and once at my destination asking me for 50. We had a long argument that ended with him leaving without getting paid. His loss. So yeah, don’t hesitate to shoot down their attitudes. 3. The food Sigh, where do I even start? The restaurant included in the all-inclusive price was fine. They have an average selection of dishes and there’s usually a cook cooking up a dish outside, too. The salad bar is alright but most of the greens were bitter. The cheese and cold cuts selection were good although the latter tasted the same. the dishes were a hit or miss. I liked the breakfast the most while I preferred eating out around dinner time. The dessert table was ok. Most desserts are too sweet, dry or bland. The bread is quite good, and they have a toaster and panini maker. The soups where very salty. They focus a lot on carbs and proteins. If you don’t care about flavour, then you should be good to go. We didn't try the other restaurant since its prices were higher than a more decent restaurant outside the hotel. Just eat out whenever you can. We wished that we hadn't chosen the all-inclusive by the third day there. 4. The service Oh dear, here we go. We were generally welcomed well. A guy helped with the luggage and the receptionists explained everything. The staff was welcoming and nice (until the fire nation attacked). As the days went, the service level decreased. A lot of the staff members went from all smiles when they’d see you to dry washing their hands expecting payment to every inch they’d take for you. The hotel staff service differed between leeching off you to helpfulness. The one line that could attempt summarising my experience with the hotel staff is: they’d love to help if you wave a few bills in the air OR they’d help and semi-frown at you if you didn’t use their paid services in the future. Here are some examples: The receptionists were either semi-helpful or extremely dismissive. If you didn’t speak Turkish or German, you’re practically on your own. They would get frustrated with you before you had the chance to explain the issue in simpler terms. Once, I called the reception to ask about the pick-up of the minibar (btw, the minibar is an extra cost. It will cost you 65 TL or 10 EURO) as we had agreed for them to pick it up Thursday. The receptionist, a woman, told me to wait and then hung up on me. I called again and they never picked up. I actually had to go there and explain the situation. The fridge was never picked up regardless of their promises. Regardless of how much you pay for extra services, the provider will most likely try to sell you whatever extra stuff they have for a too-high fee. I had the Pedi and mani treatments that cost me 90 TL. Regardless, the worker still tried to sell me a foot file for 60 TL. I saw that same file at Gratis (go there) for 10-15 TL. The cleaning lady wouldn't change the sheets unless they were very dirty. My sister dropped some chocolate on one of the bedsheets and that was the only time the lady changed the sheets. The towels were changed but not the bigger ones for showering. Some of the waiters can be uncomfortable to be around. My sister had one waiter constantly trying to chit chat regardless of how dismissive she tried to be. He eventually was fired for harassing the guests. Be careful. On the last day, the staff completely lost their service skills. We weren’t allowed to place our bags inside the reception (which every guest had been allowed to do before us), the receptionist wouldn’t ask anyone to help us with the bags. Since the bus taking us to the airport cannot go down the little hill we had to drag the bags up. One guy ran after us and dry washed his hands smirking. He wanted money, obviously, and claimed he could take all the bags up the hill for us. However, since we were already fed up by the staff we asked him to leave after kindly declining his offers. He wasn’t too pleased. So, who are the nice people at the hotel? The hairdresser, her husband, and their dog The cleaning lady Some of the Turkish Hammam staff Some of the restaurant/bar staff The old man gardener To sum up: The location and the actual hotel are great. The service is ok until you reach the last days of your stay. Then, it sucks unless you wave your bills at everyone and overpay. Some of the people are good people but they’re hard to find.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Lijeol93 wrote a review Oct 2017
Frederikshavn, Denmark9 contributions8 helpful votes
Went to Altinkum Bungalows in late September. We were three persons, and had booked a large room. The room where a nice size and it was cleaned 6 of 7 days. The bathroom was a bit small, and without any storage options except for hangers to the towels. Nice balcony, our room was placed on a 'palm avenue', and in the evening it was nice and quiet there. The food! Breakfast, not the biggest selection but we were not missing anything, some days the staff were standing outside and making ex. fried egg, but they quit making it around 9.30 and the breakfast was until 10, and they rejected to make more after that time (9.30) even though they had more eggs. That was not satisfying! Lunch and dinner, nice selection, and something for everyone. The food tasted good like it was homemade! And it was not the same everyday as you sometimes see in all inclusive restaurants. Disadvantages, - The bar was closing at 22.00, after that you could only get water, not even coffee! - The safetybox is located in the reception! - You have to rent a minibar, which means you can not have water cooled in your room! - The staff in reception is mostly communicating in German! One couldn't talk english at all.. I will consider going back to Altinkum Bungalowes, mostly because of the location of the hotel, right down to the beach. Oh the beach was lovely, no stones, just sand!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Suvima wrote a review Jul 2017
Finland20 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked one week holiday to stay at Altinkum Bungalows but we ended up to stay only 2 days. The little cottages were very sweet and the area / garden was nice made and clean. However, we had problems with the electricity in the cottage and could not load phones or use it otherwise, because each time the electricity turned off itself. Someone came to look at it, but nothing happened. Also the air-condition didn't work well, so it was very inside as the outside temperatures were over 30 degrees. Unfortunately the food wasn't good at all and there was not lot of choice. All inclusive isn't worth of it, so if you decided to stay here, prefer eat outside. The bungalow had small beach, but really small and not well taken care of. The location was excellent and the service was all right. However I'd choose something else for my holiday, but if you want just simple cottage just for sleep then it's fine.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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stevegrimson wrote a review May 2016
Bridlington, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
Girlfriend and I booked a week here lovely and relaxing but that's it. Side is German oriented the Brits haven't discovered it yet, but that's not a bad thing. The worst thing about this place is like the whole of turkey at the moment, they are skimping on the all inclusive double the price of everything and no entertainment. They also charge people at every opportunity. We went all inc and that started from 10:30am to 10 pm thats ok didn't need to drink that much but there choice of drinks were basic to say the least gin, vodka, beer and pop anything and everything else is extra at £5 a cocktail. Look this place is nice the people are great but that's all I can say about it sorry
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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M_112233 wrote a review Nov 2015
London, United Kingdom45 contributions42 helpful votes
We were here for a week and we had no complaints. The best thing about this hotel is its proximity to the beach. It is literally a minute's walk away. This is perfect as you don't need to take a lot of things with you as you can always pop back. There are attendants from the hotel at the nearby beach as well. They will sort out your deck chair and parasol for you so that is very nice. The food is decent, it's nothing spectacular but it fills you up. Most of the dishes are the same every day at the salad bar and dessert table. Then there are about 4 different main course type dishes that change every day at the buffet. Also, in the evening, there is usually a specially cooked dish on the outdoor grill. During our stay, they had grilled fish, and fresh chicken doner twice. All very tasty. The alcohol with all inclusive was decent as well. I didn't like the wine but the beer and spirits were good. Also, the turkish tea and other hot drinks are excellent and available all day. The rooms themselves are nice. Lots of space and quite comfortable. Our bathroom was a little small and the lights were a bit dim for night time reading but these are minor complaints. Also, the wifi signal isn't great so you have to go to reception to get online. In terms of security, you can leave valuables at reception in the hotel safe so you don't have to worry. The staff are very helpful and speak good English. Overall, we had a good stay and would consider staying here again.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Monica S wrote a review Jul 2015
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Very good location. Friendly staff and a small hotel. Nice rooms in cabins and bungalows. We had a nice room with view over the garden. Turtles walked by us :) They had a small pool and some sunbeds. A great view from the poolarea with tables. Some steps and you are in the sea. The bad thing is that they almost never have cola light...and they have very small buffets in the all inclusive... not so good food...but the location make it worth it :)
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Trinefuru wrote a review Jul 2015
Bergen, Norway13 contributions6 helpful votes
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Altinkum bungalows is a 3 star hotel. When I visited Side July 2014 I stayed at Merve Sun ( 4 stars ) so my first impression was not so good since I compared it to last year. After some time I adjusted and found it very good. You get what you pay for, this is an overall good place to stay, but do not have to high expectations beforehand. Me and my mom traveled together and we had all inclusive. The restaurant / food: I loved how the restaurant is right beside the beach and the promenade. The food was pretty much the same every day with some exceptions ( I saw pancake for breakfast a couple of times, and omelett ) . Some different kinds of bread, sausages, cheese, jam, chocolate spread, eggs, fruits, different kinds of yoghurts. For lunch and dinner had quite some different options. Fish, hamburger, onion rings, a lot of vegetables and salats, adana kebab , chicken - well, when I think about it - there was a lot to choose in! And of course different kinds of cakes and baklava for both lunch, "cake time" and dinner. I saw that they some times used the leftovers from the day before in some "wok mix" the day after. The staff / service: Very helpful, though not so many of them spoke good english. The room: Me and my mom had the bungalow nr 506. ( the white bungalows ) It was a OK room with both hairdryer, a closet, shelfs, a little sink with mirror, and a ok bed. The bathroom was very small with no enclosure for the shower, so everything went wet when showering. The regulation for the temperature for the water was a bit tricky as well, and sometimes it took some time for the water to adjust to the right temperature. The Bungalows are placed in a green area with small paths connecting them together. Some friends had their rooms in the RED bungalows, and their bathrooms were bigger with enclosure. I dont know if it is hard to avoid since the bungalows are at ground level but we had some ants in our room. It was ok for me and my mom but if you dont like small insects this could be a heads up. Cleaning: Nothing special to say. Good cleaning! She always fixed our bed and even folded some of my clothes when I had forgotten to put it in my suitcase. The beach: The beach is right outside the restaurant where you eat all your meals. It is super! Though, Altinkums beach is very short compared to the beach further west (towards Antalya ), so there are not many rows with sun beds. We let our towels stay at the bed during lunch. If you come to find a bad after lunch time it would most likely be full. The beach boy there was super helpful and often came with refreshments like Turkish yoghurt, icecream, orange juice or similar and help us with the parasols. The location: There is a marked right beside the A la Carte restaurant where you can find everything you need. Sunscreen, some simple summer clothing, cards, soda and candy, shampoos etc. and some souvenirs. 5 minutes of walking you will find a big store with a lot of different clothes, and a lot of smaller shops with shoes, bags etc. some restaurants as well. After 10 minutes you are in Side Old town sentrum with the ruins and all the restaurants and shops. WIFI : The internet connection works outside the reception, but I sometimes had problems with getting online with my cellphone. All in all a good place to stay. Not really anything bad to say. I guess it depends on what you want. It is quite different from a standard hotel when you have your own small bungalows / apartments. A small good hotel with friendly staff and nice surroundings. I would recommend this for everyone that is looking for a average and nice place to stay. RECOMMANDATIONS: Restaurants: Side Marina - Right by the ocean. The staff speaks english, german, swedish, finnish, norwegian and I guess several more languages! Fantastic view and fantastic service! Sun Garden - Down town Side, near the Harbour. Good service, good food and good view! ( top floor ) Hairdresser: Elfida Kuaför Side - 5 minutes by scooter / taxi from old down Side. First I bleached my hair, then colored it. The hairdresser, who was a 28 year old man gave me the best head massage that I have ever gotten and blowed it dry. I also bought a special shampoo for bleached hair. I paid 350 lira. 770 kr. 60 pounds. Super! They even drove me back home when finished!! Dolphin Island tour with Lucas - Right beside the hotel and where Altinkums beach were Lucas sold different tours. I do not remember the name of the company. We paid 250 kr / 20 punds for a whole day at the sea. The bus picked us up at 0930 and we where home 1800. Then we had 3 stops with opportunity to sun bath and swim. ( I added one of the pictures from the trip ) we did not see any dolphins but the trip itself was worth it. The lunch was included and we could choose between chicken or fish. One of the staff members drove me and my mom to a ATM to take out some cash paying some extras (icecream, bears ) and then back to the hotel. What a service!!
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Date of stay: July 2015
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Stuart H wrote a review Oct 2014
Ringstead, United Kingdom9 contributions14 helpful votes
this place was brilliant great rooms very very friendly & efficient staff restaurant spotless food above average not always what I ate but top quality, this place is well worth a visit & its within 20m of the sea with own loungers, its a 3 star hotel but I would give it at least 4 stars because the staff are quality****************************************these guys helped me out after Miami beach gave me a squat then told me to leave but this review is based on what I thought & its not biased in anyway
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions about Altinkum Bungalow Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Altinkum Bungalow Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) (0.2 miles), Side Museum (0.3 miles), and Tyche Tapinagi (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Altinkum Bungalow Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Altinkum Bungalow Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Altinkum Bungalow Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Favori Restaurant Cafe & Bar, Karadeniz Balikcisi Side, and Norden Restoran Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Altinkum Bungalow Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Altinkum Bungalow Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Side.
Are there any historical sites close to Altinkum Bungalow Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Apollon Temple (0.7 miles) and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) (0.2 miles).