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Club Belinda
Ranked #153 of 229 Hotels in Side
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We arrived at the Hotel Belinda late at night and we did not have enough beds for our party of 9 - we were told not their problem. We made a fuss and eventually they woke the Manager up and they said they would give us a extra room for the night. We had booked a double room, a 3 bedroom and a family room for 4. We eventually given a 3 bedded room with an extra dirty mattress put in the room on the floor so we had no room to move about.

Baically the hotel was clean but in need of refurbishment. The food was terrible, cold and always casseroled - it was always the same old stuff and if you went in later it was nearly all gone and not replenished. You only had milk at breakfast - so if you had young children tough luck!
There was always fresh fruit, but this was always going bad and tasteless like the food.

The reception staff were very rude and unhelpful - they could speak English but chose not to and said they could not understand. This hotel really only catered for the Germans, Eastern Europeans and Turkish who were also very rude and just glared at the only13 English people ande we all felt very alienated.

The pool area was clean, but beds were hard to get you had to get up at 7am to get one and the covers for the beds were torn and not clean, but you did get towels but only from 9-10am and if you missed it tough luck. The drinks were watered down (fully inclusive holiday) and the Animation staff did the same events every day.

On leaving the reception would only let 9 of us keep 1 room until 2.30pm and transfer did not come until 6.30pm so we had 4 hours in the reception with no air conditioning. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. If you go to Turkey you need a 6 star and this one was definately not a 4 more like a 1
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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9  Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

We were at the hotel last Spetember 1 child aged 11. The hotel category is max.3 stars, absolutely do not agree with 4 stars ! The location is very good (sea, bazar and dolmus stop is about 5 min., Side is absolutely excellent place) but this is all ! Staff on the reception is rude and unhelpful. Staff responsible for cleaning rooms and surrounding is very lazy. Buffet meals are disgraceful, the same food every day and towards the end of the holiday the food was running out and all we were told is it is the end of the season so no more food with be ordered. For the last 6 days all my son ate was cold chips and you have to love animals like big dogs, cats and chicken that are walking cross the restaurant while you are eating. The dog is also drinking the water from the pool, so thirsty. ! We were so excited for our journey home to get to the airport and go to Burger King!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank PinkLynne
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

After seeing other poor, albeit old reviews, wasn't really forward to staying at this hotel and the chaos experienced to get there didn't help. However, apart from a leak in the bathroom, which was quickly dealt with, although on a short term measure as the leak appeared again before we left, the hotel was not as a bad as fear. Admittedly wouldn't rate it as a 4 star, it may have been when first opened, but the hotel is now dwarfed by bigger, newer hotels, and we have stayed in better for less, but it adequately suited our needs of a week away in glorious sunshine. Only downside for anyone with mobility problems is that many of the rooms are situared in blocks, each have three floor levels and there are no lifts.
The hotel does tend to cater more for Germans and Eastern Europeans (did at one point feel that we were the only English couple there), but contrary to previous reviews the staff were friendly enough.
In comparison with some other hotels we have stayed at this hotel does have a large amination team and there were one or two members of the team that you did wonder what they actually did, but again they were friendly. Thank you to Ithibar for the morning stretches and afternoon step exercise and belly dancing. My concern with the amination team was that they were selling amination t-shirts, probably in a bid to supplement their income, which could cause some confusion for new holiday makers on arrival if they didn't know who was who. There is an amination team notice board with the team's photos but this only went up on our last day. Whilst the team were quite active during the day the evening entertainment wasn't always the best, though there were a few nights when entertainment was brought in, unfortunately it didn't always last that long either.
Food was plentiful and edible throughout most of the day, but best to have food earlier, especially in the evening, as that is when any extras were put on and when they were gone, they were gone. Meal times finished at the time stated, evening meal is scheduled to end at 9pm and staff ensured that it was finished at 9pm there were no lingering around. If you were still hungry there is also late night soup which was brought out earlier and earlier each night then the time orginally stated.
At the entrance of the hotel they had their own animal pens, with chickens, hens, ducks, rabbits, birds, even some pups, which were fascinating to watch each day and ideal for young children.
The area where the hotel is situated is OK, a few minutes walk to the main street for the dolmus to Side, which at 1.5 euro, is better price than our local public transport and the town centre of Kumkoy is under development but its going to look good when finished. The beach is a minute or two walk away from the hotel and the whole beach front/walkway is well maintained.
Overall would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank payrollcd
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

just come back and would go again sorry i didnot get time to say goodby to jeff and the annimation team bus came early thanks for a good time (england)

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank mondico
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

We were at the hotel last August with two children aged 16 and 5. The hotel category is max.3 stars, absolutely do not agree with 4 stars ! The location is very good ( sea, bazar and dolmus stop is about 5 min., Side is absolutely excellent place) but this is all ! Staff on the reception is rude and unhelpful. Staff responsible for cleaning rooms and surrounding is very lazy - hot weather , I know :-)) They prefered sitting and smoking directly next to our room. Meal is OK, especially breakfast. But you have to love domestic animals like big dogs, cats and chicken that are walking cross the restaurant while you are eating. The dog is also drinking the water from the pool, so thirsty. This was our worst holiday we have ever had so please do not make the same mistake as we did!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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15  Thank ANIKA73
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

.spent two weeks at club belinda in may 2008. we had the best holiday ever. staff really friendly hotel really clean and food lovely. during our stay it was my birhday the manager opened the beach bar in the evening and through me a party
cant ask for any more than that. tried to book this year but thompson no longer deal with them. thankfully found icelolly.com and am booking for next year.cant wait

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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7  Thank CheshireBec
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Reviewed 19 November 2008

In total agreement with lynn & Cozza and the Peters. I have to say our hotel room was clean and can't fault problems with it. But the food was a disgrace it was cold and very repetitive you would have the same meal for tea then lunch and tea the next day, how can you go wrong with chips they haven't quite mastered that yet. Weight Watchers would do well to sign this hotel up. There were also too many cats around in the dining area. The staff didn't seem to understand when you went to complain and the waiting staff were rude and ignorant. The Brits seemed to be last in line to be waited on. We were aware the hotel catered for the Germans but everything was in German the kids club the entertainment as for translating it was very brief if you can call it that. We were very fortunate that we met a good crowd and made our own entertainment and only through the crowd being boisterous did the entertainment staff involve us on the last night. The pool area where the slides were were unsafe many people were hurt my partner ended up with a large gash down the back of his leg. The pool attendant was either sleeping or on his mobile phone. In he end the parents took it in turn to supervise the area. The weather was fab thank god but have to say would not recommend this hotel in a hurry. This is definitely not a 4 **** hotel you just need to read through the comment book in the reception area comments very strong not for children's eyes. Must say rep very nice and did offer to move us to another hotel which we would have taken up her offer but we only had 4 days left to go.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank deerhound
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Additional Information about Club Belinda

Address: Celtek Mevki Side, Manavgat, Side, Manavgat 07600, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #153 of 229 Hotels in Side
Price Range: £38 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 216
Also Known As:
Club Belinda Hotel Side
Belinda Hotel Kumkoy

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