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“1st time in Turkey” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Side Prenses Resort & Spa Hotel

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Side Prenses Resort & Spa Hotel
Ranked #34 of 230 Hotels in Side
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“1st time in Turkey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Arrived home 28th March after one very relaxing and sunny week at Side Prenses. Allocated mini suite with 2 balconies and side sea view on checking in after paying for double room with balcony only, bonus ! Food ok with excellent choice on all sittings, all staff, waiters and cleaners very friendly. No entertainment until the last few days but not concerned as still early season. Fantastic all round views from the hotel and just a short walk to the private beach, however this was not available due to major clean-up operation, again early season readiness.
It takes around 30 minutes to walk along the coastal path to Side town and well worth it. Shopkeepers do their best to get you inside the shops but with no hassle and bargains galore to be found. Local buses run frequently to all the surrounding areas and yes, plenty of German folk around but we're all on holiday are we not ?
Lastly, plenty of building work being carried out including one next door but certainly did not bother us at all. Overall we had a relaxing week in the sun and stayed in a hotel that stood out in the resort.
Would not hesitate to return to Turkey but would stay elsewhere to see different part of the country.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank Stuart P
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

booked one week at hotel and allocated a family room which was big but the view from the balcony was awful, overlooked hotel next door which was very close. builders were still working on outside of hotel adjacent to our room. offered to change our room for another on other side of hotel but room was very small so decided to stay put. hotel generally was lovely and food was excellent with huge choices at each meal. very high percentage of germans at hotel and staff spoke german but not many spoke english. beach was a hike down a hill known as cardiac hill so didn't attempt it too many times. pool was stunning and loads of sun beds. pool and slides for kids looked great too. side itself was quaint and shops great and fortunately no shopkeepers hassling you as you walked around. would recommend hotel and great for families - if you can cope with the volume of germans.

Room Tip: ask for a pool or sea view - side rooms have awful views
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Liz M
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

home 9th March 2012 worse holiday ever in turkey,weather not brilliant either 3-4 days only of sunshine and cold, never again nothing to do and nowhere to go,, hotel entertainment was none exsistant in fact the team left, extra food and anything you did buy was Euros and wall to wall germans, english not catered for at all, first choice should not be sending english people to a german hotel, food again for the germans in the restaurant, same food day after day, cardiac hill to get to the beach and you need oxygen for when you get back to the top for the hotel PLEASE ENGLISH PEOPLE DONT BOOK IT although hotel was great some staff chose not to serve you. overall it was awful couldnt wait to get home

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jean a
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

stayed at sde prense in turkey fisrt class , food good ,spotlessly clean , staff lovely met some lovely people , lots of germans but that doesnt bother us , but dont book if u dont like mixing with germans. we found them ok and friendly .di

Room Tip: cheers bar across road apperently is a fun bar karaoke ect but it was shut 4 refurbish ment but sure...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank ellie186408
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Larvik, Norway
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Didn't stay at the hotel but had lunch at the Beckham bar and it was by far the best meal we had during our week in side. Some of us had the Beckham special (I believe it was called), a kind of stu, not unsimilar to the hot pot kebab's you get all around Side (and Turkey?), but this was the best by far! They also went out of their lengths to get us Baklava which no other restaurants could offer as this was too late in the season. Excellent service, quite reasonably priced, and wonderful food. Thanks :-)

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank kansas73
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Great Offley, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

Really good hotel, friendly staff, great rooms and great food. Only downfall to it would be all the entertainment is in german. The hotel is approx 80% german and only 5% english. Any reviews prior to this look as though it refers to the old hotel as apposed to the newly refurbished one. Excellent holiday and hotel overall.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Scott W
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Stuttgart
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2010

Instead of writing a long review for this hotel I just will list positive and negative points:

POSITIVE POINTS:

*Good location (close to the beach [accessible through stairs from the hotel])
*Very friendly staff (waiters at bar and restaurant)
*Very clean and well maintained
*Quality of food is very good
*The spa and Turkish bath service was very nice (25EURO for 90 minute sauna, hammam, body peeling, and massage)
*Very affordable

NEGATIVE POINTS:

*Staff speaks no English
*There was no variation in food, almost every day the same food
*MANY kids in the hotel, meaning the pool area is loud (crying babies, yelling kids...)
*The all-inclusive does NOT include cocktails and/or ice-creams.
*Hotel caters entirely to Germans and Polish, meaning that we were the ONLY speaking guests in the hotel.

CAREFUL

If you have booked a room with sea view, make sure that you obtain one upon arrival. We booked a room with sea view (and paid accordingly) but upon arrival we were told that there was no availability for such rooms anymore so we were assigned a bungalow around the pool area. We were told we had to come back to the reception desk following day to see if it was possible to check in to the room we paid for. The next day we were able to get our room with sea view, but the discussion with the receptionist upon arrival was NOT fun as he was really rude and unhelpful!! Also the rooms in the main building are nicer than the bungalows.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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11 Thank travelboy1985
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Additional Information about Side Prenses Resort & Spa Hotel

Property: Side Prenses Resort & Spa Hotel
Address: Inonu Bulvari No:29, Side, Manavgat 07650, Turkey (Formerly Hotel Side Prenses)
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in Side
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Side
#30 Luxury Hotel in Side
#38 Romantic Hotel in Side
#41 Family Hotel in Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Side Prenses Resort & Spa Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 323
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