Having taken the decision to stay at the Alibey Resort we were pleased we had from the moment we stepped out of the private transfer. There was a slight hiccup on check in as we had already phoned the hotel to request a second or third floor room. When we told we were on the ground floor we asked again and was given a third floor room without quibble. Finding the room after we had gone out for the first time was a little difficult in the dark as there didn't seem to be many signs around!
The room wasn't quite as decorative as we'd expected but it had a comfortable super king sized bed and a Jacuzzi bath. The maids were extremely efficient and the noise in the block was minimal. Remember to turn the do not disturb light off before you go out for the day or your room will not be cleaned! The fridge was stocked daily and there was plenty of body product refills.
The food was plentiful and there was a good variety every day but it can still get a little monotonous walking round looking for something different every day for 2 weeks. We ate out in Side a few times as it was nice to be served instead of going to fetch your meal. The taxi costs 8 euros to get to Side but it is within walking distance via the beach.
The fish restaurant and the Al la Carte restaurant were amazing but make sure you go in hungry, there are so many courses. It's a shame that you could not order a glass of wine in the fish restaurant as 40 Euros seems a huge mark up for a bottle of wine Asda are currently selling for £5. As other reviews have stated the alcohol was pretty basic and ok if you like gin or vodka. The cocktails on the AI were disappointing but I didn't mind paying for a couple of the proper ones now and again. The wine was good quality and plentiful.
Gala night happens every other Saturday outside and was a true spectacle. The setting up took all day and the tables looked so pretty. The food was outstanding although we did queue for some courses.
The beach snack bar was the crowning glory for lunch. There were people we spoke to who hadn't found it during their stay so we pointed them in the right direction. It only opened at 2pm for 3 hours but the food choice was excellent and the waiters worked their socks off and nothing was too much trouble. Oh and the free Magnums were a pleasant surprise. You could eat all day if you wanted to as the whole complex is so vast there is something for everyone.
As the purpose of our holiday was to relax and chill we were very grateful that the entertainment team as they didn't pressurise us into taking part in any activities. They did try but took no for an answer politely.
We would definitely recommend the Alibey Resort and maybe one day we may venture back, it's just that there is a big wide world out there!
To sum up, we had a really relaxing holiday, the sun shone every day and the sea was warm and safe. Take care to avoid the many photographers who have you posing like a super model and the price of the photos if you use the water sport team (not connected with the hotel).
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- Also Known As:
- Alibey Resort Side Hotel Side