We have just returned from our third tip to the Sentido Perissia with two teenagers - 15 and 16. We have yet again had a fantastic time and were very sad to come home. When we arrived we were greeted by all the staff we had met the previous years and were greeted like old friends - it really does feel like our second home. We were allocated the same room as we have had the past two years with fantastic views and even a jacuzzi in the bathroom!
Location of the hotel is very impressive - beach on your doorstep! We spent a lot of our time down the beach - in the sea and swimming of the jetty which was a lot of fun. We fed the fish every morning and the lifeguards would always give you bread! There is a lifeguard always on duty so you know you are safe.
The hotel itself is without a doubt a luxurious 5*. It is a very spacious hotel, bright and modern and very comfortable The front office staff cannot do enough for you. If you have a problem, they will definitely try their best to sort it. We would like to say a special mention to Murat Kilink (front office manger) who was a very helpful friendly man who upgraded us to the room we had the previous two years!
The food is delicious and cooked to perfection - you will never go hungry! You can eat anything there and you know it is all freshly cooked. The Head Chef regularly comes in the restaurant to check that all of the food is as it should be and if he feels there is anything not quite right, it will be dealt with straight away. There is also four a la carte restaurants - Chinese, Italian, Fish and Turkish. Our favourite was the chinese - it was delicious and felt like you were not in the hotel but in a Chinese restraurant! The Italian was also delcious - with many courses which were all presented in a way expected at a top London restaurant. At lunch you can eat in Sandys (the beach restaurant) where they is a bbq, fresh salads, turkish pizza (amazing!), pasta, chips and fresh fruit. There is more of a limited choice compared to eating in the Paloma restaurant but a lovely setting on the beach with a view out to sea which we loved! Coffee and cakes were served in the Patisserie at special times of the day. They were out of this world - delicious!
Great choice of AI drinks. You can have whatever you want! Lots of cocktails to choose from and internation brands aswell. Drinks are truly 24 hours a day. As soon as you have finsihed one drink, another drink appears before you have even asked for it! Very attentive and friendly waiters who cannot do enough for you.
There are 3 huge swimming pools which are spotlessly clean and the pool atttendants check quality of water regularly. If there ihappens to be a problem with the pool they will close the pool immmediatly to rectify the problem. Lifeguards are always on duty with a special mention to Berat, the head lifeguard who would always take time to talk to you with a friendly smile! You have to get up early for sunbeds as you do in all hotels but this was not a problem for us. Special mention to the Sunbed man (Hakan) - a very nice man! Pool towels are free of charge and can be changed every day for fresh ones.
The animation team were fantastic too. There was always something going on! There were darts, boules, beach volleyball (which my son played every day!), shuffleboard, pool games etc. The evening entertainment was brilliant with outsiders coming in and the animation team also performed shows - Grease is not to be missed! Every fortnight there is a pool party where a special club DJ comes in - there are lazers, foam etc - just like being in a nightclub in the pool! It is in an enclosed part of the pool and is fully supervised by the lifeguards. Berat, the head lifeguard, did a fantastic job in spotting a girl in trouble who had swallowed her tongue. He cleared her airway and saved her life - well done!
Accomodation was very clean, spacious and modern. We had a suite room with two seperate rooms, a living area and a huge bathroom with a shower cublicle and a massive jacuzzi and two huge balconys. The room was magnificent! View from the balcony was also spectacular - we could see the pool and the sea. Towels were changed daily, bed linen every other day and the maid made pretty patterns with the nightwear. Rooms were cleaned to an extremely high standard.
There are shops within a short walking distance to the hotel - 10mins to the left and 10mins to the right. The hotel is only an 1 hour transfeer from Antalya airport which went very quickly! A brand new promenade has recently been built which will take you right to Side in about 40 minutes - a pleasant walk as long as it wasn't too hot!
All of the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We have never came across such excellent staff in past hotels. It was also nice to be remembered from previous years and they certainly treated us like old friends!
So sad to have had to leave - we would fly back tomorrow if we could! It is an amazing hotel - book now, you won't be disappointed! We would love to go back soon, if not next year - the year after!!
We will see you all again soon and thankyou once again for a lovely holiday! Really can't wait to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Brand New SENTIDO Perissia. SENTIDO Perissia Side reopens after renovation. Paloma Hotels invites you to discover an exciting new designs of the guest rooms and guest spaces at SENTIDO Perissia in Side. Known as one of Side's most prominent beachfront resorts, SENTIDO Perissia steps up with a crisp, contemporary interior renovation awash with elegance and simplicity. From the seating area and reception to the guest rooms with new beds, furniture, textiles, lightning, balcony furniture and bathrooms which will have stylish walk-in showers, the resort's new renovation delivers a seamless transition from check in to check out. Other noteworthy changes at SENTIDO Perissia include a newly renovated indoor & outdoor pool areas and pier, featuring with private cabanas; fitness center with new equipments; completely renovated hammam and sauna; completely re-designed Mini & Teenage Clubs for more effective use of different age groups and all meeting rooms will be renewed for incentive groups. Additionally, all new restaurant and bar concepts will be renovated, including completely re-designed Grappa A la carte Restaurant, Ada A la carte Restaurant Bacchus Bar, Key Club, Piano Bar, Patisserie, Avenue Bar and the entire of the Paloma Restaurant will be re - designed at SENTIDO Perisia, Side. The first guests will enjoy SENTIDO Perissia as from 1st of April, 2014 to uncover reinvention the soul of #RealMediterranean lifestyle with warm colors, cultural touches and newly updated surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sentido Perissia Side
- Sentido Perissia Hotel Side