Going to Sun City in Side.
All looks good. But read reviews saying that the shops and restaurants try to rip the English off.....
A few people say that they take Euro and if you pay in Lira they give a real bad exchange rate.
Anyone here been to the area recently and able to shed any light on it and maybe make me feel a little easier?
Also, while I am here can someone give me some idea of prices in restaurants compared to Marmaris? Been to Marmaris 5 times and wanted to try something different.
Now beginning to think its a mistake....
We are off to Calis Beach in May for a change and the prices that people have quoted are more expensive than what we paid last October in Icmeler.
Side is lovely but we have only visited recently in March and we were AI so couldnt compare prices.
We did buy things in town and used TL.and if anything was priced in Euros we asked for the price in TL.
I was just worried about the reviews I have read where people say they ask for price in lira and get frowned at and the price they get told works out more expensive than it would in euro
One thing I found when we were in Side 5 years ago was the amount hassle.Maybe its calmed down now as it certainly has in Icmeler and Marmaris.
Mark we found Side to be much more expensive than Marmaris but we were AI so it wasnt a problem.
When we went in 1994 we ate every night in the Soundwaves restaurant in the old town as we were B&B and it was exceptionally good value.
If you look on the Side forum on Trip Advisor there is lots of information about which are the best restaurants etc.
That was only clothes shopping though, not in restaurants.
We have a holiday in Side every September and each year we take enough lira to see us over the first couple of days. We take stirling and change it into Lira as we need it. Plenty of change offices and the post office so no problem. Most shop keepers will also take stirling and will not rip you off when doing so, just make sure you know more or less what the current exchange rate is. I have never used the euro. There are numerous restaurants in old Side, the Soundwaves mentioned, is still operating. The prices are about the same provided you stay away from the harbour area, where there have been reports of tourists being ripped off. I give the same advice about looking on trip advisor for restaurants, our favourite is the Gul.
but I think Suncity is some distance from Old Side so you will no doubt find restaurants close to you.
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