Myself and 5 friends landed at Antalya airport where we pre-booked a taxi with suntranfers.com to the resort of 'Side' which is realistically a 45 minute drive.
We drove past so many lovely hotels and then we arrived at the so called 4 star Palm D'Or which was definitely NOT 4 star and was in the middle of a dirt track out in the ghetto.
We checked in and we're informed by staff that the 3 rooms we had booked were not available so 4 people out of our 6 would have to share a family room.
The family room consisted of 3 beds and shockingly a fold up camping bed!!
Staff are rude, arrogant and very unhelpful.
The room safes are €2 a day hire and they dont even work properly.
Do not go all inclusive as it's the biggest waste of money.
Hot buffet breakfast consists of chips, potato wedges with runny boiled eggs. Selection of cold meats which are warm oh and a choice of cereal.
Lunch is very limited and repetative as is dinner.
No snacks during the day
The bar closes at 10pm and the only alcoholic all inclusive drinks available are Gin, Vodka, Raki, house red, house white wine and draught beer (but don't expect a full glass). For some reason the staff refuse to fill the glass full.
All inclusive soft drinks included are filtered water, apple juice, orange juice, Fanta, Coke and Coke Light.
The only positive point is that the rooms are clean.
My advice is do not stay at the Palm D'Or as it's a dump and a mere 2 Star Hotel. You must go 5* in Turkey for a nice hotel.
Opt to stay in the Old Town of 'Side' by the harbour as the people are friendly, great atmosphere, lots of fantastic restaurants and great for shopping.
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- Also Known As:
- Palm d`Or Hotel Side
- Palm d Or Side