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Side Holiday Village

26 of 52 hotels in Side

4 out of 5 from 4 reviews
4 stars
Deniz Buku Mevkii, Side 07330, Turkey
The Village would suit couples and has excellent rooms and facilities for young families. The Side Holiday Village has a good position in the resort, within a peaceful, relaxing and picturesque area. It is close to all the amenities you might need for a lovely holiday.

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Graeme
16 years 1 month ago
Nice looking hotel ! Thats about it.
Rooms clean and very good standard,pools X2 good .

Food poor selection no English pallet catered for at all.

Luke warm most of the time ,snacks consisted of 2 types of flat bread wafer thin burger and a bit of salad, chips,(resurant near the beach)or left over slops from the poor selection that had been left over in the main restaurant,drinks again were poor no choice with anything other than beer wine 3 choices of spirit and watery cordial from dipensers.

All in all the worse provided all inclusive hotel that I have ever had the missfortune to stay in.

Certainly a far cry from what one would expect from the reputable tour company that took our hard earned cash for this holiday.
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Travel operator: Thompsons

M Edwards
17 years 2 months ago
The rooms were spotless and maids came everyday to change towels and make beds.

The food was mainly the same every meal time loads of salads to choose from and cooked meats couldn't tell you what some of them were as the food labels were wrote in German!

The staff were excellent couldn
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Travel operator: skytours

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Hollie
17 years 11 months ago
I really like Side Hotel Village and I miss people I met and would love to go back!!
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Travel operator: Thomsons

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Davidson
18 years ago
We booked this as a late deal on a Thomson price breaker, staying either here in Side Holiday Village or Club Asteria in Belek. After booking I was very frustrated to find only one reveiw on this hotel, which was not altogether favourable, while there were loads of positive reveiws on the other. As you can imagine my heart sank when we were given our allocation at the airport. Although the hotel was very clean, the rooms themselves were very basic. We had two double rooms for the week which were two doors apart. Each room consisted of two single beds, a couple of chairs and bedside tables, a TV although Euronews and MTY Europe were only channels in English. The wardrobe did have a couple of shelves but there was virtually no drawer space. The bathroom was also very small but did have a double shower unit and the hot water tap in the sink of my room didn't work. The most positive thing about the room was a reasonable sized balcony and fabulous air conditioning which came at no extra charge.

The location was very good. The village itself consisted of fifty blocks of around twelve rooms which were dotted around extensive gardens. The rep explained that the site had been a former orange grove and the smell of the trees in the evening as you walked back from the poolside was gorgeous. The pool complex was excellent, comprising of a paddling pool for the tots, a free form one with three waterslides where our two girls spent of their time. There was a further rectangular pool set on an upper level which was slightly more sedate. The village stretched down to it's own area of beach and had a beach bar/resturant and pool bars.The only downside here was that you needed to be an early riser...the only day I secured two loungers and a parasol for our party of four was when I got up at seven fifteen. Trying to find even one free lounger after nine o'clock was a waste of time.

Mealtimes began with breakfast from seven till ten in the large main resturant, with late servings until around eleven. Everything was self service buffet stlye and was mainly continental but on a couple of occasions there were fried eggs or bacon [not together though]. Mostly it was the usual all inclusive affair but curiously they didn't seem to havwe any butter at all.
Lunch was served twelve till two and the evening meal suosedly from seven till nine, however it was ossible to get in anytime after six thirty and to have any chance of securing a table for the evening entertainment it was advisable to go as early as possible. The food on the whole was good, generally a choice of soups and salad stuff for starters,roast beef, chicken,turkey, kebabs, liver and veal for main courses and a reasonable selection of veg. Some nice desserts too and plenty of fresh melon, but on the whole the food was mainly aimed at the Germans, who were the majority of guests. This is the first year the hotel has been offered on the Brtish market and I think this may have been reflected in the attitude of the staff, many of whom had little English, {even the reception staff}, but appeared to be quite fluent in German and some of whom were quite unanimated.

The animation team however made an excellent job of keeping everyone informed in English, German, Dutch, French, Russian and Turkish... it was a little bit like Eurovision {exclamation mark}. Twice the entertainment was almost totally in German, but the biggest problem was the lack of seating. We ate at around eight o'clock on the first night and by that time the only seating was on sunloungers around the pool{funnily enough , the Germans didnt seem to want them at theat time...}. The trick was either to eat early or wait till around eight thirty to eat so you could keep your balconey resturant table for the rest of the evening.

On the whole we enjoyed our holiday.The rep did say that Side Holiday Village was one of the first hotels in the area, which probably accounts for the rooms.The beach was a little sand barry in laces but on the whole reasonable flat. Bewrae as the brochure mentions many things like watersports, turkish baths ect as being in your all inclusive rice... THEY AREN'T. We used the hotles Turkish Bath which was Bliss, but cost us one hundred ound for four, no child reduction, as opposed to the forty odd that it cost with a Thomson excursion.

The town of Side itself was well worth visiting with its ancient temples and ampitheatre and friendly shop keepers. I would recommend Side as a resort to anyone, but not necessarily Side Holiday Village... there were many other much nicer looking hotels.
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