We cannot fault this hotel. It was exceptionally clean (including the pool and beach areas). The food was fantastic and lots of choice. If you want traditional English food then this hotel is not for you. We, however, like to try different foods and found them all to be excellent. The fish al la carte restaurant, again was very good quality and served in lovely surroundings.
The staff go out of their way to be friendly and very helpful. I am amazed when people have said that they favour the Germans or the Russians. We did not find this at all and we quite liked the mix of nationalities and found everyone to be friendly and respectful of each other.
The rooms are very nice and very modern, we never encountered any noise from the adjoining rooms. The power shower in the bathroom was amazing and again spotlessly clean.
The hotel grounds again are really lovely, the beach bar, pool bar, snack bar and the inside bar are all very nice and relaxing. There is a guitarist at the beach bar late at night and pianoist and singer around the pool bar. This was lovely as you don't really need to go out if you didn't want to. They played nice relaxing music and we thought it was wonderful.
It is a nice walk on the beach side to Side, it takes about 45 minutes. Side is lovely just what we imagined Turkey to be like. Unspoilt. Although, we were not impressed with the shops and their goods. The shop keepers did pester you but a polite NO THANK YOU did the trick and they left you alone. At the end of the day they are trying to make a living.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone as it was superb and we will be returning for another wonderful holiday to the Arum.
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- Also Known As:
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- Barut Hotel Side
- Barut Hotel Arum