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“Best holiday ever”
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Royal Dragon Hotel
Ranked #19 of 229 Hotels in Side
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Best holiday ever”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Wow what a superb holiday I've just returned from! The hotel is fabulous, it is extremely clean and does not disappoint in anyway.
The food is great in variety and caters for all tastes. If your travelling with children they will be made such a fuss of, the staff are very friendly and accommodating.
In a lot of the reviews it mentions about rude Germans which unfortunately there is but nothing major to impact your holiday. In fact you can make it a game when they try to get in the lift without letting you out first, my father enjoyed watching them try to force their way through his well filled stomach as he was attempting to exit the lift!
The hotel is so geared up for filling your day that we only ventured out to the magnet market on the Thursday (7am-7pm) and the Side market on the Saturday. It is custom to barter so halve their price and take off an additional 10% and start there. There is also a lot of local shops to go and browse in.
The children in our group had a blast at the aqua park and Luna park and enjoyed the super kids club and mini disco.
Finally one thing that I was impressed with being an animal lover was the way the stray animals are treated. I did not see any of the animals looking skinny and hungry, in fact some were much fatter that mine. The hotel has pet feeders in the garden for you to give scraps to them and many a time I saw bowls of cat biscuits out.
Take euros rather than lira as everything is priced in euros, they also love English money.
So if you're umming and ahhing about booking....just do it, you will not regret it.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Went for our honeymoon as recommended by travel agent and my goodness it certainly lived up to the review!
The food was amazing and choices were numerous ! You would never go hungry or run out of new things to try.
The pool was extremely clean , so many staff cleaning up at all times .
The entertainment was good , varied and suitable for all the family.
I would recommend to couples , families and all ages. I can't wait to take my new son ... who is 3 months old ... do the maths ! HONEYMOON BABY! !

  • Stayed May 2012
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Despite the week we went we had 3 days of sun and 3 of rain, I cannot find any fault with the Royal Dragon except the waiters for the first 3 days. The food was amazing and plentiful, the choice out of this world. Prepare yourself to be stuffed permanently at every opportunity.
The waiters for the first few days were hit and miss, though to be fair they were slightly under staffed, this eased towards the end of our holiday and they were very attentive.
I would make one suggestion to the managers, have a bar and barmen for the waitress service only this would ensure patrons did not wait to long for a drink.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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brackley
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I am very late with this review but better late than never. We stayed for our 2 week holiday in August. My husband travels with his job staying in 5 star hotels and was not expecting this hotel to be good. I must add when not at work he hates travelling! The moment we walked in the staff were there to take the luggage and guide us to check in. We booked a duplex room as we have two children. The room was perfect. It was split level with the children downstairs with their own bathroom and us upstairs with our own facilities. The staff were all fantastic and could not be faulted, the hotel was very clean and the food was plentiful. It may not be to everyone's taste but you could always find something tasty. We ate outside as it was quieter as the main dining area could be noisy. I read many reviews and the hotel in our opinion was fantastic and we would recommend it.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Ayrshire, scotland
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Just returned from the Royal Dragon Hotel and would have to say as soon as I walked into the bedroom I knew it was going to be good! The room was very spacious and lovely decor and had a lovely pool view. The facilities for familes were fabulous, they had numerous swimming pools, Aqua Park, Funfair, bowling Alley, Games Arcade, Mini Club, Mini Disco, Showtime and also a lounge bar with bands playing music, Karaoke and another Sunken bar for a quiter evening. The hotel had it all covered whether you were looking for a quiet or busy holiday. Numerous Snack Bars Restuarants and the food was very good..........the Southern Fried Chicken Bar and Ice cream and Cake Bar went down very well with my 5 year old. Drinks were also very good considering it to be all inclusive. All in all a hotel that definately suits families, was spotlessly clean, they were ever present around all public areas cleaning and tidying.........friendly welcoming staff . the hotel also is in a flat area with a lovely beach directly infront of it complete with a bar and beach snack bar...........definately reccommend.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Just returned from our Easter break at this fab hotel! The hotel is beautiful and well kept, with high level of cleanliness. The all-inclusive food and drink is available 24hrs and the choice covers all manner of tastes. The hotel facilities for families are the best available within the area with the onsite Aqua Park and Luna Park which were well managed by Gokhan and his team. We travelled with our two children aged 10 and 8 who enjoyed every minute of the time (attractions open 1-2hrs twice a day) spent on the pool slides and fairground rides. In addition to this, the vast pool area was accommodating for lazing in the sun at other times. The hotel is situated on the beach where water sports facilities are available at extra cost.

We stayed in the family duplex room consisting of two bedrooms/two bathroom areas which was comfortable with balconies which had a side sea view. The only issue we had was that the air conditioning was centrally controlled and was not turned on every day which resulted in a couple of stuffy nights! We were told this was due to it being early in the season. The staff are generally helpful and friendly and the evening entertainment was fun. The hotel has a generous sauna and steam room with indoor pool and jacuzzi area (Jacuzzi was cold!).

Overall, we found the accommodation and facilities perfect for our stay and would recommend this hotel for families of all ages as there is something available for everyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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airdrie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is a fabulous hotel . My family consists of 3 children aged 4-10 . This was our 2nd visit to this hotel other time was oct 12 . Hotel is very clean . Food fantastic rooms are of a good size . Plenty for the kids to do . Mini club during the day and a disco at night . Shows were as good as it gets entertainment team worked hard . All staff were very friendly. Would definetly go back

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: Royal Dragon Hotel
Address: Evrenseki Mevkii, Side, Manavgat, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Side
#14 Romantic Hotel in Side
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Side
#15 Spa Hotel in Side
#17 Luxury Hotel in Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Dragon Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 568
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