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Neilson Seaside Beachclub
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Ortakent
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“Ortakent”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Spent a week at Neilson's Ortakent Resort in September 2013.

Overall - we had a lovely time.

It isn't the biggest Neilson resort and does have some limitations - such as rooms with barely no views, no gym and a limited beach area.

However - the biggest advantages:

Wind - lots of wind which is great for sailors and windsurfers
Short transfer from airport
Food is great - very good choice
Paddy - the resort manager seemed to be very hands-on and friendly
Attitude of the Turkish staff - they were fantastic - whether they worked as sports instructors, kitchen, bar, reception, cleaners - they were all so helpful, pleasant, friendly - really nice and welcoming bunch of people - they were the real stars of the res

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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English first
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just loved everything about the hotel. Small enough to feel really familiar and yet big enough to provide all the equipment, staff and varietu you need.
We went with our 2 sons 11 and 13 and we all had a blast.
The staff are just incredible. They have an amazing memory for names and just can't do enough for you. The food is deliciouys.
Can't recommend enough

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Travelled for one week with family, having been on several Neilson holidays over the last 5 years or so.
Small hotel appealed, as stayed at larger resorts previously and had received some good feedback from several windsurfing families who had been to Ortakent.
Some of the team were exceptional, JoJo , Semmi, Jordan and Fathi. Kit was pretty good, and wind was cracking as was the food. Kids Club OK, Tag Teams looked to be having a ball.
Rooms average, but incidental really for us as an activity holiday.
Tennis...wouldn't again.
Always put our own kit away as always have...no problem, but at Beach landing area kit was frequently just dumped and not put away by the user or the beach team with any haste. Seemed at odds compared with other resorts.

Felt it was seriously missing some characters in some key places, needed a definite touch of 'Frosty' IMO.

Some good, some below par, so pretty average.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just back from another fabulous fortnight in Ortakent, looked after by the happy team of barefoot Neilson kids along with the excellent team at the Seaside Hotel.
The weather was extremely windy, making for very happy windsurfers and very challenging sailing, especially for the novices among us, and the lessons although reduced in time from last year were of a high standard with plentiful kit for all.
Off the water, tennis with Roddy was great, fitness with Jojo was manic, and cycling with Jordan was fab-even in the heat.
The hotel itself is lovely- immaculate throughout, the food is fantastic with loads of fresh fruit, salads and plenty of variety. It's a shame Neilson do their club board and not just half board, but that's what they do...
Nearby, Yashi is about 10 mins walk away with a variety of shops and restaurants including the favourite Viras. Bitez is a short taxi ride away( or a hike on a bike) and has a greater variety of shops and restaurants along a pretty beachfront. Bodrum is about 40 mins by bus and a must for leather bags and other necessities. The front desk staff are fantastic with their impartial recommendations and local help. We also spent an enjoyable morning at the Hammam( Turkish bath) being painted with mud, pummelled with bubbles and massaged with oils.
The kids clubs were fantastic as ever, in fact we nearly forgot we had them with us until we got the bar bill which racked up to £750 on magnums cokes cornettos and Twixs, gullet trips, water slide parks, evening socials and diving trips. Top money saving tip- leave the kids at home! In fairness though they had a blast, our fourteen year old even looked happy as he spent a wild week with the slightly(!) mad Mikey doing all sorts of crazy watersports in the new Tag Elite. Shame they don't do a Dad Tag for the big kids!!
Our week was rounded of beautifully by the appearance of a pod of dolphins on our last day who put on a performance in front of the waterski pontoon just as the hotshots were waiting their turn.
Thanks for everything guys, you are the best, and thank you Semmi for not killing me in that Dart!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Had a great two weeks here in October 2012 - and going back again this year. Great place for an active break. Also a great place to lounge about but who wants to do that with so much on offer. It would be useful if the hotel could find a way to limit the amount of items the kids can sign for at the bar, etc.

Room Tip: All rooms are great but facing the tennis court has a good view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Folkestone
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Having just returned on Monday evening from a fantastic two week stay at Seaside we are looking to book again for next year.
The last time we were there was 3 years ago and since the hotel has had a refurbishment. Bedrooms are kept extremely clean and walk in shower excellent.
Everyone is extremely friendly and very helpful. Nothing ever seems too much trouble. The beach staff are excellent - it is hard to say that one was better than the other but Fathi and Semmi were always on hand to assist and give advice.
My families main activities were dingy sailing, windsurfing and tennis - coaching and instruction for all three were of a very high standard.
Food and service in restaurant at Seaside once again was fantastic and we certainly had no complaints.
Thanks also to Paddy - Guests Manager - he was always very cheerful and helpful

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The happy & friendly staff at this resort go above and beyond the call of duty to make all of the guests feel very welcome, the beach team were always more than willing to encourage you to keep improving your time on the water in the vast array of toys easily available.
Sailing with your family, with dolphins around your boats, it does't get much better than this.
The kitchen staff & the food was also exceptional, we have been on other holidays with similar rival companies, the food wasn't close to the quality & variety supplied at this resort.
All members of the family had more than enough activities to have very enjoyable days, we would also like to recommend the day's beginner scuba diving, which was also an excellent day for my wife who didn't dive, however had a snorkle, lunch and sleep on a very pleasant boat for the day.
We will be back !, many thanks for the memories.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Neilson Seaside Beachclub
Address: Yalisi Bagarasi Mevkii | Ortakent, Ortakent 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Ortakent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ortakent
#1 Family Hotel in Ortakent
Number of rooms: 234
Also Known As:
Seaside Hotel Ortakent

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