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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Side, Manavgat, Turkish Mediterranean Coast

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“Lovely apartment on quiet complex”
Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Stayed at Side Hill 2 for three weeks in August with my hubby and 15 year old son.

The complex is situated in the quiet residential Kemer area of Side with views over scrub land towards the Taurus Moutains and Manavgat. It is at the top of a small hill with other apartment complexs adjacent. The complex is gated with 24 hour security and entry is via a electronic keycode. The security guys are all welcoming and Alpasan was very helpful when we had any queries. The gardens around the complex are lovely and well looked after. There is a small pool bar/cafe ran be Ebo with lovely meals and snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices. We were able to buy 5 litre bottles of water from here for only a few lira.

The pool is lovely and sunbathing area is spacious with no loud music blasting out all hours of the day. The apartment comes with two dedicated loungers with cushions, parasol and table. We were able to obtain an additional sun lounger through security as we required three. The pool was lovely and warm and never very busy, great for quiet relaxing days.

The apartment itself was located in block B. The lounger/kitchen/diner was very spacious with with a decent size balcony furnished with a table and four chairs. The lounge had a flat screen TV and large corner sofa, dining table and fully equiped kitchen with large fridge freezer, automatic washing machine, oven and hob, microwave etc. There were a few problems with the kitchen in that the oven smelled strongly of stale fat and the extractor fan was also thick with grease. Most of the pans/cooking dishes were all old/scratched and the cooking utensils/cutlery were also old and mismatched. There were also no cleaning products for day to day cleaning of the apartment.

The two bedrooms were both of reasonable size. The double bed was comfortable but my son complained that both the single beds were very uncomfortable with springs poking through. The beds were made up on our arrival however I had to hunt through the wardrobes to find spare bedding and towels. Unfortunately these were all old and some were stained and ripped. The wardrobes in the twin room were used for storage and so were not usable for hanging clothes in. The double bedroom had two double wardrobes but only a few hangers, most of which were childrens. As I had asked the owner about clothes hangers prior to our stay and he had assured me there were plenty I wasn't happy about having to wait to purchase some before being able to unpack. There was a small balcony located off the main bedroom but this was unusable due to it being used as a storage area and having the three air-conditioning units located there, although washing dried very quickly as it was like being in a tumble drier.

The bathroom was small but perfectly adequate with a good size shower cubicle. The water is heated by a small electric heater so didn't have to rely on solar heated water (which can be a problem if visiting in the cooler months).

I was advised that the apartment had a safe, but we were unable to find it. All rooms had air conditioning which worked well in the August heat. All the windows/balcony doors had security shutters which made the apartment seem very secure. Wifi is available throughout the complex and the signal was very good.

Side Hill 2 is not on a dolmus route, however a taxi can be ordered at the main gate, 15 lira to Side Old Town. There are also numerous beach buses that pass throughout the day to take you to one of the beach clubs on East Beach. Security was also happy to ring for a bus to pick us up if we had just missed one.

There are several small supermarkets at the bottom of the hill and we found Avantaj Market to be the best. There was also a small market on a Tuesday opposite the A101 supermarket that sold fresh fruit and vegetables.

The only complaints I have about the apartment were the problems with the kitchen/bedding and towels and lack of cleaning products. I had numerous e-mail correspondence with the owner asking about additional cleaning/cost etc. The only info I was provided with was to contact security and at no time was I informed that I would have to arrange to have the apartment cleaned on our departure. (In my previous experience this has always been included in the rental cost unless otherwise indicated. On what would of been our last night (although we were on our way home by then) the owner sent me an email advising me that the cleaning of the apartment was my responsibility and demanding 35 euros to cover this. I contacted TA for advice on this but never received a reply so reluctantly paid this.

I got the impression that the owner does not rent this apartment out very often. He should make sure that he provides all the information that a renter asks for and indicated whether final cleaning is provided or not. Better cooking equipment/bedding and towels need to be provided with the bedding and towels left out for renters to use. Some cleaning products also should be provided for day to day cleaning. I would only use this apartment again if these problems were dealt with.

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Reviewed November 12, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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