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smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel
Ranked #22 of 227 Hotels in Side
Certificate of Excellence
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great family hotel - highly recommend”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Just got back from 10 days stay. We travelled with our 3 teenage daughters and all had a fabulous time. Staff were fab, villa no. 22 was lovely and the food was good. We are all wishing we were back in Turkey and would definitely stay at Sunlight Gardens again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank Makella H
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Sunlight G, Ön Büro Müdürü at smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Hello Makella,

Thank you for your nice comments. As a Sunlight Garden Hotel team we really appreciate that you have enjoyed your holiday in our hotel, and hope to see you and your family at Smartline Sunlight Garden again.


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Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Me, my husband and 3 sons spent a fortnight here, it might be a 3 star hotel but you get 5 star treatment. Our villa number 13 was really spacious it had 3 balconies, air conditioning and cleaned every day with fresh towels. Food was lovely and drinks were good too. The waiters were really nice, Ehmran our waiter was extremely helpful if we needed anything, the bar staff were great with their tricks behind the bar, especially Mahsun Yolal (tony Montana) and Ahmet Yolal 2 brilliant guys do an amazing job they also brought my husband out a birthday cake which was really nice of them. Anthony the shopkeeper is an amazing man he was so helpful too. This was our first time in turkey and it won't be the last definitely going back here to sunlight garden next year, also have to mention the animation team (zooka and Guilia) who were all brilliant . We also got wifi no problem in the apartment.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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6 Thank Karen W
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Sunlight G, Ön Büro Müdürü at smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Hello Karen,

Thank you for your nice comments. As a Sunlight Garden Hotel team we really appreciate that you have enjoyed your holiday in our hotel, and hope to see you and your family at Smartline Sunlight Garden again.


Best Wishes
Smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel Team
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife and I are just back after an eleven night stay.

Good weather, good food, good facilities,good staff, rooms cleaned every day. Hotel in a
good location, good for young families with children.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank weepat
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Sunlight G, Ön Büro Müdürü at smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Hello Weepat,

Thank you for your nice comments. As a Sunlight Garden Hotel team we really appreciate that you have enjoyed your holiday in our hotel, and hope to see you and your family at Smartline Sunlight Garden again.


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Wigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend spent a week here in June as a last minute holiday. We paid just over £300 pp for flights and everything so wasn't expecting a 5 star!
When we arrived at reception check in was a bit messy as they didn't have rooms ready or didn't have the keys (at 7pm). Luckily our room was ready and a member of staff took our luggage and showed us our room.

The room was lovely. 2 huge bedrooms a large living area and pleasant balcony. The bathroom was nice but the floor was covered in water which we thought must of been from cleaning. So we wiped it up and carried on. When returning to the bathroom the floor was swimming again so we decided to inform reception. They said they understood that the toilet had been leaking just haven't had time to fix it. We had a wet floor for the first 3 days of our holiday but they came on the forth day to fix it. Air con is in the living area. Not the bedrooms so we had to get dressed in the living room as it was so hot. There was a safe at extra cost but we didn't bother with it.

First thing we did was go for food as we arrived about 7pm. When entering the food area it seemed pleasant and friendly. When choosing tea I noticed there was a lot of things for fish lovers and spinach. Me and my boyfriend choose to eat off the kids section that night of spaghetti and chicken nuggets :/

We noticed that after 3 nights of the same fish and spinach foods the kids menu was staying the same as well.

Two of the nights we was there they had fresh food cooked for us outside. Chicken off a rod (kinda like a kebab but without the pitta) and a Chinese night that was just fresh noodles and rice. No meat. Me and my boyfriend LOVE chicken and red meats but didn't find any of this in the hotel, although there is lots of bone with a bit of chicken on.

We ventured out and found a LOVELY takeaway/restaurant across from here called naiua (I think) a massive chicken kebab (with nan) for 13 lira. We went there 4 times haha.

Breakfast wasn't what we fancied so we ate out for a full English at the Crown Inn! With HP sauce nom nom nom. Was nice. Free wifi there as well not 15 lira a day like the hotel!

Drinks... They are strong and nice but just your shorts are free. Well vodka and rum. Local beer free as well. Anything else you have to pay for. All inclusive only last till 11pm and at 10:30pm you can only get one drink! At 10:30pm we used to get a fish bowl for 25 lira that was big and yummy! (Got heartburn though) seats are few and far between if you wanna see the entertainment as only about 6 tables are able to see to the front.

Entertainment... The animation team made our holiday!! My boyfriend loved playing darts and bowls with these guys (zuka very funny!) they had plenty of things on for the kids but adults were more than welcome. The blonde one was a bit moody all the way through though (think she's the boss). And at night they had competitions on for adults and a mini disco for the kids which was good. One night they had a market around the pool which had things you could buy on it.

Me and my boyfriend went for a massage on the first day there. And we warned everyone not to go. First of all the two men doing it were very scary and they started to slap me on my bum and pull my belly bar saying it was all part of the massage. He also told my boyfriend to hit him back because it was part of it. Then the oil massage made me feel very uncomfortable as he was brushing himself past me and massaging very VERY close to my ladie parts haha! Never again!! (Did make our skin lovely and soft though!!)

Our room was cleaned every day and animals out of towels left on the bed which was very nice and the maids were very very sweet.

Security on 24/7 at front of hotel which makes you feel save and they where also very friendly!!

There is a free bus to the beach but we only went the once because once you are there they never leave you alone saying that your not allowed your own drinks or food and we have to eat in their bars because we got a free bus down and didn't pay for the sunbeds. Also people trying to give you a massage while your sleeping then charging you... Isn't good. Also plenty of water sports down there to do as well.

Just a quick note to let you ladies know be aware of the restaurant manager. He likes his women and was asking everyone their bra sizes and asking them for drinks then discussing it with other holiday goers while eating their tea. Also a small handful of staff like a good perv. A small handful.

Over all this was a nice holiday but was just let down by the food. Animation team great and lovely clean hotel and pool. We did enjoy it here and aren't posh at all!! But we won't be returning to sunlight garden.

Stayed June 2014
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1 Thank Jodiee2204
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Greenock, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Just arrived back from sunlight garden we had a great holiday First time we have went all inclusive I was a bit apprehensive after reading the reviews but I can honestly say they couldn't have been staying in the same place.The staff are all so friendly could not do enough for you especially the bar staff and kitchen staff.there is also a mini supermarket ,turkish bath ,hairdresser,also my husband got a turkish shave twice,and I got my nails done by a very nice gentleman.the man in the supermarket is very nice and friendly he will go out of his way to help you..the entertainment staff work really good with the childrens mini disco and activities during the day.food was varied every day but you could always get something to eat .well done sunlight garden

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Rowina754
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Sunlight G, Ön Büro Müdürü at smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Hello Rowina,

Thank you for your nice comments. As a Sunlight Garden Hotel team we really appreciate that you have enjoyed your holiday in our hotel, and hope to see you and your family at Smartline Sunlight Garden again.


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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel isn't 5* but it's fab.
We booked this at the last minute and having read some of the less complimentary reviews were slightly worried. We needn't have been. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The air conditioning works well and is very much needed. Each room has a fridge and kettle and are cleaned daily. The staff are polite and friendly and work tirelessly on 13 hr shifts to make sure you are looked after and happy. The food is wonderful (having said that we are not fussy eaters). There is a great choice which varies every day. Ok if you don't like to try anything new then you might get a bit fed up of pasta and chips, but if you are happy to try the turkish food then there is nothing to complain about. Drinks at the bar are limited on all inclusive, but your vodka, gin, whiskey, wine and soft drinks are good and always available. There is a little shop on site which is run by a lovely guy , where you can get most things. Two lovely pools and always something to do if you want to I.e. darts, boule, water polo etc
At the end of the day you can't complain. Relaxing, clean and great value for money. Don't take any notice of the moaners, I promise you won't be disappointed, as long as you don't expect 5*

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Mandyrandall
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Sunlight G, Ön Büro Müdürü at smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Hello Mandy,

Thank you for your nice comments. As a Sunlight Garden Hotel team we really appreciate that you have enjoyed your holiday in our hotel, and hope to see you and your family at Smartline Sunlight Garden again.


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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Been two years in a row and can only but recommend sunlight garden the hotel its self is more than adequate and the rooms have all you need and clean and airy, the towels are changed every other day. Both the pools are lovely but we preferred the quieter one away from the bar, there are plenty of sunbeds and entertainment for both adult and children night and day. The food was good , with plenty of choice and importantly hot! waiters are always on hand to get your drinks or assist in anyway they can. Bar staff were just as helpful and are also very friendly, happy in there work and willing to have a laugh. I think the staff all round make this somewhere we would go back to again and again and one particular member of the bar staff, Yusuf, made our stay particularly enjoyable with his friendly manner and always had a smile.

Room Tip: Quieter rooms are around the second pool although it wasn't that noisy around the main pool as t...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank robert m
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Sunlight G, Ön Büro Müdürü at smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Hello Robert,

Thank you for your nice comments. As a Sunlight Garden Hotel team we really appreciate that you have enjoyed your holiday in our hotel, and hope to see you and your family at Smartline Sunlight Garden again.


Best Wishes
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Property: smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel
Address: Yalih Mahallesi, 1060. Sk No: 1, Side, Manavgat 07330, Turkey (Formerly Sunlight Garden)
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Side
#34 Family Hotel in Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — smartline Sunlight Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At smartline Sunlight Garden the entire family can enjoy a relaxing holiday with closeness to both the beach and the historic town of Side. The hotel offers comfortable family apartments and has a restaurant and two bars where you can enjoy refreshments throughout the day. smartline Sunlight Garden also has two large pools and a mini club to ensure a fun-filled holiday for our youngest guests. For ultimate relaxation, treat yourself to a massage or visit our hammam. ... more   less 
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