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“4th visit - Excellent as always”
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Akasya Motel
Ranked #115 of 227 Hotels in Side
Southend on Sea
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27 reviews
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“4th visit - Excellent as always”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is my 4th visit and hopefully there will be many more. This pension, managed by Michelle and Mustafa, offers 8 rooms which are either twin beds or double bed. The beds are very comfortable and I always sleep well.

Each room has a double wardrobe with plenty of hangers and large shelf. More than enough room for clothes for 2 people. The bathroom is on the small side but there is more than enough room to shower etc and is kept spotlessly clean. In fact the whole room is cleaned thoroughly daily and Michelle even folded my nightclothes.

Breakfasts, included in the price, are made fresh to order by Mustafa and he will cater for most tastes if at all possible. There are snacks available to buy all day and there is a restaurant where the food is excellent.

Michelle and Mustafa provide extra personal touches that I have not had at other pensions or hotels. There is safety deposit boxes available and air conditioning if needed at extra cost. There is a bar/restaurant area which can be enclosed in cold/wet weather which is very useful in early/late season when the weather can be changeable.

The Akasya is only a few minutes walk to the Town Beach and five minutes from the East Beach. It is just a few minutes from the Ampitheatre and the main street and all that Antique Side has to offer.

If you like small and friendly hotels right near all amenities then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Mustasfa and Michelle made my holiday one of the best I have had. Great food, hotel is very clean and homely. They both go out of their way to look after you

  • Stayed May 2012
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Southend on Sea
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

Just returned from another excellent stay at the Akasya. Rooms are kept very clean with towels changed daily. Beach towels provided if needed. Excellent Turkish breakfast cooked to order. The hosts Mustasfa and Michelle will go out of their way to ensure that you enjoy your holiday with extra little touches that you would not get anywhere else. A little oasis in old Side! It feels like a second home every time we stay. looking forward to my next visit in May next year.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Warm and welcoming couple that made our night in Side relaxing and stress-free. Ideal base for a few days in Side. Consider eating here as the food was lovely and fresh. Ask Michelle to make you the Lamb chops - they were the food highlight of my trip to Turkey. Mustafa and MIchelle are kind and gentle hosts.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Great place in the heart of the Side peninsula, close to all the restaurants, ruins and the beach, but on a quiet street with a very nice terrace in front. The building has a great old-Turkey charm and Mustafa and Michelle are great hosts full of lively conversation and fun anecdotes. They really make a point of taking care of the little things, from a greeting drink to fresh and delicious breakfasts (tailored to your preference!) Their library is well stocked and follows a loose take-a-book-leave-a-book policy, which was perfect for the wife and I, especially when lazing on the beach for days. The town may be a bit on the touristy side, but Akasya is an amazing place to stay.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2010

I have been to Side over 20 times in the last 14 years. I have stayed in quite a few small pensions but the Akasya is fab. I went away with my friend Amy for a 2 week girly holiday. As I have been so many times, I know lots of locals so Im always nipping here and there whilst on holiday and this was the perfect place to come back to and go to sleep. The rooms are clean, cosy and quiet which is just what you need. Michella and Mustafa are great hosts. They have several cats but none of them were a problem. Being 2 girls we took excessive amounts of clothes, shoes, bags and make up so our room was a little cluttered and almost messy most of the time, but Michelle came in everyday to change the sheets and towels and even had a little tidy around. We never expected her to tidy for us at all, but it just shows how Michelle and Mustafa want to make your stay extra special. Having known Michelle a few years on arrival she showed us where her ironing board was so that I could even iron my extremely creased satin top, which was fab!! I felt like nothing was too much trouble for them, it was like gaining extra parents for the 2 weeks. We tip toed in every night not to wake Michelle and Mustafa but they didnt hear us at all and Michelle even woke us on the mornings we needed to be up early. Akasya is certainly a place I will be staying again. xxxxxx

Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Southend on Sea
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

Found this lovely small hotel whilst staying at another this summer and decided to return in October and stay at Akasya. Michelle and Mustafa are excellent hosts and it seems are the main reason regular guests keep returning.

Yes the rooms are small but you only sleep in them and are a comparable size to other Turkish pensions. What makes the difference is the extra homely touches such as a rug, pictures on wall, plant in room, nice bedding and curtains. There are clean towels every day. The room was very clean and was thoroughly cleaned every day. Breakfast was included in the price and you could have anything you wanted. Air conditioning is available at an extra charge and this is standard in Turkish pensions as electricity is expensive. I had no problem paying extra as the standard price for the room was so cheap.

There is a couple of sunbeds and umbrella and a table and chairs for residents to use away from the main area if they want peace and quiet. Michelle also provides an area to dry your towels etc. This is useful as there are no balconies.

There is also a small restaurant within the courtyard of the hotel open from breakfast until late at night. The food they provide is varied and excellent value from snacks to something more filling. It is an ideal environment to meet other people. We spent some lovely evenings chatting to other guests and Michelle and Mustafa.

Michelle and Mustafa do have a few cats but they are looked after very well and are well behaved.

After a hectic day sightseeing or a lazy day on the beach, this small hotel in old Side is a little oasis.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank LesleySouthendonSea
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Property: Akasya Motel
Address: Lale Sok. No:9, Side, Manavgat 07330, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
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#24 Romantic Hotel in Side
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Number of rooms: 8
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