I have just returned from a week in The Turquoise Resort and have to say it was one of the best all inclusive I have stayed in for ages. As ex holiday reps myself and 2 friends have worked all over the world and have to say outside the Caribbean this hotel is one of best for the all inclusive product it offers.
Check in was excellent and a welcome drink and short briefing ideal for a late arrival. We were allocated a room on the ground floor in the main building. Our air conditioning was not working and we did ask if we could move to a higher floor so we could have the door open at night but unfortunately the hotel was full. The hotel possibly might consider that 3 women may not wish to have a ground floor room due to safety but we managed just fine and found the room to be really good standard and overall very happy. Mini bar is included and stocked daily with robes and slippers to use plus free safe deposit box and plenty of wardrobe space so everything you could ask for.
The pool was lovely and plenty of sunbeds everywhere. We found the option of pool, garden and beach ideal so we could have best of all. The drinks around the pool were good and cocktail selection was varied plus the usual beer, soft drinks etc.
The beach was sandy and you can walk either way but best to walk into Side town. It takes about 30mins and you can see the Roman Ruins from the beach. Plenty of watersports on beach too offering all types. There are 2 jettys part of the complex and lovely to walk down them to sunbath and swim off the jetty pier. The sea was a little rough and lots of waves so not ideal for not strong swimmers.
Food was one of the best features of the hotel. Such a varied choice at all meal times. I disagree with comments that not good for veggies. My friend is veggie and Ive never seen her eat as much on holiday ever!! Lovely salads and pasta. Very impressed that there is a bakery station where you can get fresh bread still in plastic covering. Lots of fresh fruit and pastires and always ice cream and the theme nights were excellent. Only small comment was no fajitas and nachos on Mexican Night?????? might be a suggestion. Overall the Executive Chef at this hotel is excellent and really has thought about each meal.
Entertainment again was very good. We never really get involved but we felt the animation team got it just right being visable and friendly but not pushy or annoying. They came around every day at breakfast to say good morning and provided activities during day plus were very sociable at night and got everyone up dancing. Special mention to Mustafa and Burak who were especially good. There was a show or a live band on every night and that they had professional acts for this made a huge difference. We looked forward to it every night where in other hotels we usually go out.
Waiting staff were also very good and special mention to Sahin & Ali5 in the Sultan Bar who kept us topped up with drinks and very friendly and proffessional
The patisserie is also one of the key features that stands this hotel apart as never seen it before in an all inclusive. The standard of this was excellent and open 11am until 11pm. Everyone loved it and was located next to main bar so focal point in afternoons and evenings.
The indoor pool and spa were also really lovely. The hammam especially was impressive and we enjoyed a rainy morning in there.
There is nothing outside the hotel to walk to but its 10 Euro in a taxi or 1Euro on local bus into Side. We also went to Mangavat to the local market and got a taxi which cost 10 Euro.
I would def recommend late check out to Thomson guests due to late flight. We originally were told that we could not have this as hotel full but after negotiation managed to secure another room to keep until 8pm, Cost was 80 Euros but well worth the money if your flight pick up is 10pm at night as it means you can enjoy fully the last day,
Overall I would recommend this hotel and return. Thankyou for a lovely holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the seafront, Turquoise Hotel has a private, 200-metre-long, Blue Flag awarded and sandy-pebble beach with 2 piers. The hotel offers a large main pool, relax pool, a water park with 3 water slides, 5 pools for guests of Lake Houses, an indoor pool and spa facilities.The rooms of Turquoise Hotel include a flat-screen TV, electronic safe box, and a minibar with soft drinks and water. All rooms have a balcony. Some rooms also offer sea or pool views.Dining options include buffet and à la carte restaurants at Turquoise Hotel. Begonvil Restaurant serves daily breakfast in open buffet style and lunch for Lake Houses guests. You can enjoy light snacks for lunch. The bars offer a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.The spa centre includes a sauna and a Turkish bath for relaxation. You can also enjoy beach volley or play tennis on site.Side town centre is 3.5 km from the hotel. Antalya Airport is 65 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turquoise Resort Hotel And Spa
- Turquoise Hotel Sorgun
- Turquoise Hotel Side