I was a bit wary after reading some of the other reviews on here but I need not have worried. The outside of the hotel is a bit off-putting with what seems like a derilict piece of land right next to ther hotel but once you go through into the hotel grounds it is fine.
Check-in was efficient and we were hel[ed to our room with the luggage (you can tip in British pounds and, I presume, other currencies). The room was large and clean and looked quite new.
There is no bath, only a shower. A/C is charged as is the rental of a kettle nor is there a T.V. in the room.
Some pictures of the hotel suggest that it is surrounded by garden, this is not the case as a new hotel has been built next to the hotel and the hotel itself has built new blocks.
There are 2 swimming pools both of which were cleaned every day whil;st we were there and were very clean. The smaller, childrens pool, has 2 water slides which operate for 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon.
In the main the staff are very friendly with one or two exceptions, mainly those on reception.
It is more expensive in thre hotel for most things rather than just going outside.
My one complaint is that we paid to stay in the room until 6:00p.m. and we were told to leave at 5:00 with no apology.
The beach is about 10-15 mins walk away down a hill where there are many bars and restaurants. Side itself is slightly further but you can get a bus or taxi. Side itself is absoloutly packed at night but if you can stand the heat it is less busy during the day.
There is a market just outside the hotel on a Saturday which starts to close down at about 2:00. Just make sure you haggle.
Manavgat is also worth a trip on the dolmus asa is Manavgat Waterfall which can also be reached by changing dolmus at Manavgat.
I'm sure that there are better hotels and better located ones but this is fine. I would stop here again.
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