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“Astounding Asteria, Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Side Star Elegance

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Side Star Elegance
Ranked #37 of 229 Hotels in Side
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Astounding Asteria, Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

Where to start,
I'll keep to the point, WOW!

Weather fantastic, went mid July. 2 weeks solid sun, micro climate by the pool reached 50 C, so beware.
However cool pool, the sea is metres away, cold drinks a plenty, fresh fruit, ices and ice cream as well as sheltered areas and canopy's. Private beach.

Hotel as in accommodation, we stayed in a room for 3, adults, there are no doubt suites and double rooms but this one served us well. Mini fridge in the room stocked daily and on our most recent visit this included a couple of bottles of Effes the local pilsner.

The layout, grounds, open areas for alfresco eating are superb. You can eat outside all day and night due to the weather.
Food was a holiday highlight. Varied, fresh, tasty, and as much or as little as often as you like.

Drink, both alcoholic and otherwise, plenty...on our visit this included Branded drinks, so here is a top tip, if the same offer is on, always ask for example for a Jack Daniels & Coke, and believe me, once the waiter knows your order, the glass never empties. That said, it wasn't a boozy holiday for us, you need to hydrate with regular top ups of water, it was nice to have a couple of snifters here and there, and a drink with the meals, and then relax. The Effes pilsner is so refreshing, so regular glasses to refresh is a must.

Staff, and animation staff are first rate. Attentive, friendly, and I can say added so much to the experience.

Highlight.

There a 4 Ala'carte restaurants, which in essence are dining areas within the hotel. Italian - lovely, Chinese, tasty, Turkish all you would expect, Fish simply superb. All offer silver service, away from the main eating areas of the hotel, and the Fish restaurant overlooks the beach, and Med sea at sunset. Our favourite.

Evening entertainment bar and disco, varied and fun.

Side, the port, the artefacts and roman remains worthy of a visit, these are about 25 minutes walk away along the beach.

This is must because some of the remains go back to the 1st century.

This is truly a great hotel within easy reach of 2000 years of history.

Looking forward to going again as soon as possible.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Levent S, Yönetici at Side Star Elegance, responded to this review, 16 December 2015
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Lieber Gast,

Vielen Dank für die gute Bewertung, die Sie unserem Hotel gegeben haben. Wir freuen uns, dass Ihnen der Aufenthalt bei uns gefallen hat und hoffen, Sie bald wieder bei uns begrüßen zu dürfen!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Returned from Asteria on 9th July. This was our second year, and if anything the hotel and service was even better this year. It is hard to think of any negatives except the steps up to the hotel, but myself and the rest of the family didn't find this a problem.
The hotel is changing it's name in November to Side star elegance as it is under new management. We would like to return to the Asteria next year but it isn't currently available with any travel agents in the UK. .
I would recommend any body to book this hotel if they can find it available.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Levent S, Yönetici at Side Star Elegance, responded to this review, 16 December 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
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South West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Stayed in the Asteria mid June 2013. Had a very enjoyable holiday and the hotel is great. It is geared for the German market which isn't really a problem although at times it seemed they got served before you which could be a little frustrating if you're very hot & thirsty (especially at the pool bar & sometimes the beach bar) & just want to be served a drink! Was more of a problem at mealtimes there. May possibly be to the staff having a better knowledge of the the German language then English. Saying that, the majority of the staff were very helpful & friendly so wasn't a massive problem.

All inclusive here at the moment is exceptional. Included was 24 hour bar (including named brand spirits & all cocktails!); re-stocked daily room fridge with beer, soft drinks, water, juices; towels for pool/beach; free wi-fi; room service for 12-6am; ice creams & cakes all day; sunloungers on beach. And a nice touch is tall drinks fridges even by the beach!

Pool is lovely & never seemed to get over busy. Beach & sea are gorgeous too. Was a little busier but you always seemed to get a lounger.

Down side was that our room was at the front of the hotel & this road is busy, even at the early hours, with traffic & noise from a couple of bars. Could still hear it with patio doors shut. Also it's a long walk to the restaurants & facilities from here. Apparently the British tourists are put there according to a couple of British guests I spoke to! Not sure how true that is though. Would have asked to be moved but we had three rooms between us (with teenagers who loved this place) so didn't want to be split as these were together. The other downside is the time it can take to be served at the pool & beach bars at busy times.

Saying that I would go back to this hotel again as the good points outway the few bad :D

Room Tip: Definitely ask to be moved if you are put on the busy road. This is the front of the hotel & th...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Levent S, Yönetici at Side Star Elegance, responded to this review, 16 December 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
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Preston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

just returned from the asteria 4/6/13 the hotel is built on the hill side and as a number of steps down to the pool / beach area , plenty of germans but no problem , the food and the services we recived was first class could not do any more for you the bedrooms where clean every day and the all place was spot less roll on 2014 hols.

Room Tip: sea view room
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Stephen S
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Levent S, Yönetici at Side Star Elegance, responded to this review, 16 December 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Stayed here Oct 2012 ( 2 adults 1 child ) what a fantastic holiday food is great our 12 yr old is a picky eater but here we had no problem with his eating he loves his meat and had half a chicken every day for dinner at the pool side bar and in the evening there was always something he could have in the main restaurant, everyone is friendly here and yes it does cater mainly for Germans but im sure youll agree when we go on holiday you want to feel on holiday so just nod and smile as a smile goes along way, everyone acknowledges and understands a smile. the location is good (even though the hotel it self has many steps) you can walk out the font of the hotel and either way you go you will come across shops if you turn left out side the front keep walking and there are plenty more shops, if you walk along the beach as many have said b4 you will come to side town also a great place. the beach is wonderful and is also great for a stroll ( remember to take water with you ) i can not comment about the pool its self as we spent our time on the beach. the rooms are big we paid for sea view and well worth paying for. entertainment - we only watched one show as we always had a stroll out after our evening meal but the entertainment staff are wonderful, they came up to the bar when they had finished and mingled with everyone, the weather was very changeable and ive never seen rain as bad but it was fun even when the power went out for a short time. One thing i forgot to mention about the room - the shower/bathroom has a slash blind - all i can say is make sure its turned the right way as you can see into the shower from the bedroom. we will be going back this year if we can get in as this is a very popular Hotel - it was only by luck we got in last year, what are you waiting for go book it..

Room Tip: get a sea view its worth that bit extra
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Levent S, Yönetici at Side Star Elegance, responded to this review, 12 December 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
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East Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

We stayed here in October 2012 and even though the hotel caters mainly for German guests thorougly enjoyed it.The hotel is built on the hillside and the several levels and various numbering systems caused a bit of confusion at first.The first night the restaurant seemed vary chaotic not helped by the loss of outside dining because of the weather.After the first night the food was excellent and the choice is good.The pool snack bar did a good choice of food each lunchtime all freshly cooked and everything full of flavour.Service is good the hotel is on the beach and there is a nice walk along the promenade into Side.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front look onto a road and are a bit noisy if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Levent S, Yönetici at Side Star Elegance, responded to this review, 16 December 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This hotel is beautiful. Drinks on arrival, rooms were big, clean, mini bar stocked daily. We had a bit of a rubbish view from our balcony but the rest of the party had nice views. Massive pool, clean. Gorgeous beach, hotel is on the beach so you don't have to walk far to get to the sea. 9 bars, so you can choose a different one each night. 24 hour all inclusive so you can drink the night away if you wish, Nightly shows, bit cheesy but no different from any where else ive been, the last day of our trip one of our party fell ill and was hospitalized. Every one traveled home but i stayed as i didnt want to leave my friend. The hotel couldn't have been any more helpful. I had no where to stay as we had already checked out. The hotel had no rooms spare as it was middle of july and they were fully booked. But they had a room which they called the maids room, it had no windows, was extremely warm, but it was clean and a place to sleep and they let me stay there free of charge, they helped me to and from the hospital and also let me use the hotels facilities free of charge and they even packed me up a pack lunch each day to take the the hospital for my friend. again, free of charge. when my friend was discharged after 6 days we couldn't get a flight home for a further 4 days so again the hotel let us stay in the maids room free of charge. For them 10 days extra we stayed i don't know what id have done without the hotel staff. They came to the hospital and translated what was being said, they helped with calling the insurance company, they drove me about, they were truly amazing. Our holiday was fantastic but the service asteria provided and the help they gave was priceless. Ive since returned to asteria and i will continue to do so.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Levent S, Genel Müdür at Side Star Elegance, responded to this review, 12 December 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

Sincerely,
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Additional Information about Side Star Elegance

Property: Side Star Elegance
Address: Kumkoy Mevkii, Side, Manavgat 07330, Turkey (Formerly Hotel Asteria)
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 229 Hotels in Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Side Star Elegance 5*
Number of rooms: 310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rooms are separated in 3 categories: “Standard Room“, “Suite Room” and “Family Room” which are designed in modern style. Room features are detailed below.Standard RoomCarpet Floor, Twin bed or French Bed, Air conditioning(timed), Balcony, Mini Bar, Electronic Safe Box, Satellite-TV, Music Channel on TV, Telephone, Bathroom (with bathtub), hairdryer, cosmetic mirror. Standard rooms are at land side or seaside.Family RoomOur Family rooms consist of two floors. On the ground floor; living room with a large terrace and a sofa group, WC/bathroom, 1 double, 1 single bed & on the upper floor; toilet/shower-Jacuzzi bath and a bedroom with double bed. Other features are the same as standard rooms; a TV on each levels, mini bar and air conditioning exist. In addition to standard room’s features, there is coffee maker.Suite Room Our suite rooms, which consist of a bedroom (double bed) and living room, are located on the upper floors. All have a direct sea view. In addition to standard room’s features, there is coffee maker. ... more   less 
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