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“rocky start followed by 5*****” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Otium Eco Club Side

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Otium Eco Club Side
Ranked #14 of 228 Hotels in Side
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“rocky start followed by 5*****”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

a family holiday and the first few days we felt excluded because we was 1 of 4 English families there. As the time went by more English arrived and entertainment was fab!!! The 1st pool was too deep for my 10yr old and the sea was far to deep for a family to enjoy.... If you want a nice family oriented holiday then look at the ages of your children because before you book along with the kids ability to swim and their strength because that was the only real let down!! Food was good,English entertainment was brilliant.....top class archery,shooting and darts :-). I would go back tomorrow if the ids was stronger swimmers.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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1 Thank debbie b
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Smiley Service S, Responsable relations clients at Otium Eco Club Side, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear debbie b,
We would like to thank you for posting the review on Tripadvisor.co.uk.
Thank your for all your compliments about our services and staff. We are also happy that you were pleased with our entertainment activities. Thank you for pointing out your problem related with our swimming pools, we would like just underline that in total we offer range of 9 pools with depth between 30cm till 140cm. That’s why to ensure all our guests the secure holidays, we sincerely recommend kid’s pool for those children who have just started their swimming lessons.
We hope to welcome you again in near future.
Kind regards.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

The hotel complex is well laid out and easy to find your way around. The reception area is always clean and the staff on reception are very helpful. In general the staff are very helpful and do try to make your stay happy and memorable. The restaurants and bars serve food and drink throughout the day. The main restaurant has a wide variety of foods, all look very tempting and it even caters for people with food allergies. I suffer from a gluten allergy and did find that some days I was restricted to a very limited choice.The food was always very well cooked and presented. The entertainment at night is quite good and the daytime activities by the pool can be very entertaining.The beach is a few minutes walk but does serve food and drinks for most of the day, free if you have your wristband on. This hotel is great for the children and has lots to offer them.Sunbeds are free and there were always plenty to be found.Rooms are adequate but I did find the lighting in the shower room a little dark for shaving.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John R
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Smiley Service S, Responsable relations clients at Otium Eco Club Side, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear John R,
Thank you for taking your time to write a review following to your stay in Otium Eco Club Side.
We are very happy that our services met your expectations. Indeed, our guests suffering from allergies may choose their food according to the indications of allergens posted by plates with dishes. This information is provided in the main restaurant as well as in the restaurants a la carte. We are very glad that your children had good time in our hotel and we hope to welcome you again in near future.
Kind regards.
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Portrush, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with family last june/July sometimes you just know your in a good one and this was evident by the swift check in, and the pleasing smile on my wife's face on entrance to our room. Straight down for breakfast and the sheer aray of different food available was staggering - we chose the quiet pool and managed impeccably by Mehmet the snack bar was ideal for lunch and the beach bar was superb -- this place is an absolute gem I wish I was going back this year but gone to Tunisia however if we return to Turkey this one's topping our list--- tesekkur ederim

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Smiley Service S, Responsable relations clients at Otium Eco Club Side, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear David E,
We would like to thank you for the feedback posted on Tripadvisor.co.uk.
We are very pleased to read that you were satisfied with our services. We will be happy to share your kind compliments about our staff.
We hope to see you again in near future.
Kind regards.
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

My wife and I have just returned from an unplanned week to Side. So unplanned, that we booked on the Monday night and flew out on the Saturday.
The Otium Eco Club looked the best option when looked at the internet and I am so glad we picked it.
My reviews are based on every aspect and I must say that I really do not have anything bad to say about Otium Eco Club.
The food was excellent and there was plenty choice for even the pickiest of eaters.
The hotel itself was spotlessly clean and the rooms were very comfortable and well maintained.
I do have to mention the Entertainment team and the fantastic job they do, trying to keep everyone happy throughout the day must be exhausting especially when you consider the variety of nationalities there. The effort they put in to speak all the different languages and include everyone in each activity is amazing. Thank you for your efforts, it was greatly appreciated.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank TrevEv
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Smiley Service S, Responsable relations clients at Otium Eco Club Side, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear TrevEv
We would like to thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor.co.uk.
We are sincerely glad to read that you were pleased with our services and staff. Thank you for your compliments regarding our entertainment staff. We will be happy to share all your comments with our entire team.
We hope to see you again in near future,
Kind regards
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We travelled here in a group of 10 with four children. After arriving at nearly midnight, we were shown to the restaurant for a quick bite, then our rooms.
Rooms were spacious, but slightly tight for two adults and two children( 4 and 7) in camp beds, but as its only for 14 days, its easy to deal with. Air con is free as well as the juice and water in the fridge, which was a bonus.
Showerroom was more than adequate, but no bath, which some might find a problem, especially if you have really young children, but again, no big problem.
Pool areas are clean and water from the pools is checked every few hours. Life guards are very attentive and great with the children.
We never used the kids club, but if thats your thing, they are open from 9.30am for registration, with various different activities during the day, break for lunch until 8.30 at night when they have a kiddies disco until the main entertainment at half past nine.
The entertainment team were always on the go, with something on, from water aerobics, to steps classes, to water polo and rifle shooting. They really made the holiday with the shows at night. Very friendly without being pushy, chatty and helpful with any questions you may have.
The food was always available, plentiful and hot. Could sometimes be a bit of a scrum to get tables sat next to each other, and we ruffled one waiters feathers when we put two tables together, he refused to clear our plates as we annoyed him, even though we werent blocking any one or anything but apart from that food was great.Lots of cheese and meats in the morning, and always fresh eggs/omlettes.
Its maybe a british thing to wait in line when you are getting your food, but other nationalities dont do this and more than a few times we were waiting for items and others skipped the que and shoved in front of us. But thats not the staffs fault, just something we noticed!
Overall, we had a great time, we also had a birthday within the group so we went a la carte on the birthday night, the staff were excellent, and supplied a cake, and sung along with us! Would have no hesitation to go back to the otium, sometimes, a fortnight can be too long but ten days not enough, we would easy go back for a fortnight and still not have done all that there is to offer. We really had the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to all the staff, and special thanks to the smiley service for there help when my niece broke her arm, they were always calm and helpful and asked after her, so much so they put Thomas Cook to shame!! Thanks again x

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank susan e
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Smiley Service S, Responsable relations clients at Otium Eco Club Side, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear susan e,
We would like to thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor.co.uk.
We are very pleased to learn that you spend good time in our hotel. We are very happy that you found our place secure, clean and friendly. We are also glad that you were satisfied with our entertainment team. We will share your compliments with our entire staff.
We hope to see you again in near future,
Kind regards
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Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhegorodskaya obl., Russia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

I was with my daughter here 15 days, the hotel was very Nice, food was deliciuos,the rooms was very clean, the best in the hotel was animation team they made our holiday the best forever specially for kids club **kitty MAYA *** she was really friendly and nice with all the people realy she work so hard and makes everybody happy and enjoying theire.. She take care for childreen since she was brilliant with my daughter and now she still talks about her everyday we miss you thank u again "Lovely MAYA for your we will come back again really she is so friendly and interact with all tourists I will definitely be back to this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vera777_13
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Smiley Service S, Responsable relations clients at Otium Eco Club Side, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear vera777_1…,
We wish to thank for posting your review on Tripadvisor.co.uk.
We are very pleased to read your compliments about our services and staff. We would like to let you know that we are sincerely happy that you spend good holidays in our hotel.
We hope to see you again in near future,
Kind regards
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Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Visited for 10 days in June a party of six with ages ranging from 12 to 72.

The Otium actually fulfilled all our needs offering plenty of activities for the youngsters whilst providing plenty of peace and quiet for the "old folk"

THE PROS.
Reception. Extremely friendly and efficient dealing with any questions very quickly.

Rooms. Had everything needed for a comfortable holiday. Never any problems with water pressure for the shower and even had a Jacuzzi style bath which my grand daughter really enjoyed. Room kept clean by cheerful and friendly staff.

Dining. Once again staff excellent. Tables cleared quickly . Food really good with a wide range of food at all meals . One of the best buffets I have had on holiday and it was very nice that it was all kept at a good temperature.
We dined one evening in the Italian a la carte and this was well worth doing. Four courses with an excellent choice. Besides the buffet restaurant food was available during the day at the pool bar and the beach bar. This comprised the usual salad chips and a variety of pizza burgers kebabs etc.

Pools and Beach. Three pools on the complex(one adult only and strictly observed) and also two pools for the little tots. All well maintained and surrounded by plentiful sun beds and awnings. The beach area also has a large number of sunbeds and plenty of shade

Bars.First all inclusive I have been to where their is virtually no queuing for drinks. Staff friendly and efficient. A major plus was that there were a number of self service tea coffee and soft drink areas around the complex which obviously helped the bar service. My favourite bar was in the lobby which had a large conservatory area with comfortable seating.

Entertainment. Exceptional the team works 24/7 to provide activities The only time we saw the children was at meal time they had something to do from 10.00 in the morning till 10.00 in the evening.

CONS.
There are really none but on a purely personal note I did miss having ice cream after my evening meal. Surprisingly ice cream was only available twice during our stay.

We travelled with Cosmos and Monarch and I was really impressed with the service. The local rep. was pleasant and helpful and not the least pushy over excursions. We did take two trips one to Alanya and another a Boat trip.. Both very interesting with excellent English speaking guides.

I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to either couples or families there really is something for everyone.

Thanks again Otium Club for many happy memories.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Colin M
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Smiley Service S, Responsable relations clients at Otium Eco Club Side, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear Colin M,
We are very grateful for posting your review on Tripadvisor.co.uk.
Thank you for your compliments regarding our services and staff. We are very happy that you spend good holidays and we hope to see you again in our hotel in near future.
Kind regards.
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Property: Otium Eco Club Side
Address: Titreyengol Mevki, Side, Manavgat 07600, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Side
#12 Luxury Hotel in Side
#12 Spa Hotel in Side
#18 Family Hotel in Side
#29 Romantic Hotel in Side
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Hotel Class:5 star — Otium Eco Club Side 5*
Number of rooms: 426
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