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“quality hotel, shame about resort”
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Side Star Elegance
Ranked #39 of 228 Hotels in Side
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“quality hotel, shame about resort”
Reviewed 9 June 2010

The Hotel overall was outstanding and very good value for money on an ultra all inclusive basis. Everything was F.O.C. but do take some tip money for the end of your stay as you get the feeling it was expected.
also take euros as this is more popular and more common that turkish lira.

The only 2 negatives about this resort is outside the hotel to the beach front runs the prom to Side which at first seems great but with a walk of 3km each way with limited shops and bars in between its hard going on the feet. With only a little more thought they could have blended in a few shops to keep your interest and mind off the long walk.

The second negative is when you do get to the shops they all seem to sell the same type of goods and you are subjected to a persistant sell with every window you look at. It wears a bit thin after a while and I am not sure the turks know it puts people off going to the shops. Us brits like to window shop before we buy.

As I said thank god hotel and it's staff were outstanding.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2010

Right,

This is a live report on my final day via the wifi access.
All the positive points are very true. The hotel is very clean, the staff are great (some lacking decent English - remember your German from school and you will do fine), the food is up there with some of the best eating.

The biggest issue is the nightclub. If you face the gardens, then pepare to have your sleep disrupted. Apparently all the German travel mags mention this, but First Choice don't. The bass levels make you feel sick as your room reverberates with the sub woofers. You can't get sleeping until it finishes at 3 - 4 am. Reception were completely unhelpful.

If you get a sea view room and know some German, then you will have an extremely excellent holiday. If you have a garden room - bring earplugs.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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north-east
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2010

this is our second time at the hotel asteria. we stayed here in october 2008, as it was the end of season there was less going on in the hotel.this time when we arived in may it just got better! there was more choice of food,1 resteraunt and 2 bars open for dinner, for tea there is the main resteraunt with different choices of food each night, you get a choice of either the italian,chinese or turkish resteraunt for free aswell, the others you have pay for.
personly the entertainment is'nt as good as i thought it would be , the animation team could be better, but you feel like you have to watch it if you have children as the other bar only has singing aimed for the couples. that would be the only the thing i would say that dissopointed me.
Another thing i would like to add is the staff, they are very friendly and are always at your comfort, i have a fourteen year old daughter who came with us before, she enjoyed the holiday just as much as we did. alothough she did'nt find it flattering when they sent drinks over and looked at her, which made her feel uncomfortable.
there was places to visit around side, like manavgat waterfalls,& shops, side town and ruins.
the hotel asteria ia definaly worth it's five start quality and we would go again!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Levent S, Sahibi 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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north west
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

My husband and I stayed here for the second time this year. We came here last year and had such a great time. When we arrived in the early hours of the morning we were greeted with a smile and an offer of food and a drink!!!. We were still in the lobby bar at 4.30 am. I cannot fault this hotel, from the staff to the food to the fabulous surroundings. Have already booked to come back in october!!!! We didn't want to come home!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank rubyrooNorthWest
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Levent S, Sahibi 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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Nottingham
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

Had a fantastic holiday and would definately return to this hotel. We can however relate to some of the comments made in the previous reviews. The main problem to be aware of is the rooms in the old part of the hotel which face onto the main road and the very noisy late night bars. We thankfully had booked a sea view which was great with a fabulous view of Side and the bay, but other guests we spoke to were not so lucky. The bars played loud music until the early hours making it impossible to get any sleep so be warned to make sure of a good room book a sea view. Having said that everything else was fine the hotel is kept spotlessly clean the gardens are immaculate the food is ok although a bit repetative and the staff are very good and work extremely hard. The a la catre restaurants are well worth a visit did the Itailian and the Turkish both were very good. Side is well worth visiting a mixture of bars shops and restaurants and loads of culture and history. Take a nice stroll along the new promenade which takes about 25mins or take the hair raising ride in on the dolmus but you will probably need a stiff drink when you get there!! Holiday overall was very enjoyable, don't let it put you off that the hotel is mainly for german holiday makers we found them all very friendly and just out to have a good holiday the same as us.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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northants
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2010

This was our 3rd stay at the Asteria, having been in 2004 & 2005. Both times before we stayed in the main building, which was very quiet. This time, however, arriving at 1.15am, we were given a room in the old part of the hotel, facing the road, the noise was terrible, both from the road, and a bar that finally closed after 4am! We asked for a move next morning, we were offered a room, one floor up, and round the corner, we were dubious, but accepted, the difference was amazing, we still had to keep the doors closed at night, but unlike the other room, the doors kept the noise out.
On a more positive note, the rest of our holiday was very good, the hotel is very, very clean, the staff could not do enough for us, on the nights there wasn't a table for 4 free, they made one up for us! The food is the best we've had in an hotel abroad, plenty of choice, and in the 3 times we've stayed we've never heard anyone moaning about tummy bugs.
The turkish bath was fantastic, as were all the facilities. We used the gym, pool, indoor pool and internet room. We will be returning, but we will email first to get a room where we want it.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank pamdrive
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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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liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2010

I stayed in this hotel for two weeks. The staff are exellent you can not say anything regarding the staff.
The downside to this hotel is the rooms are on a busy road side and on top of a night club.
If you pay for 800 pounds for a holiday you expect to get some sleep. There advise was to book a sea view room.
There was continuous complaints from other guests and the hotel did nothing. we eventually got moved after 5 days of complaining and we were moved by reception.
All the buses pulled in so when you were on the balcony everybody was looking at you and there was cockroaches in the bathroom.
I would not recommend this hotel to the elderly as for the noise and all the steps down to the poolside as the lifts do not take you down to that level. I seen a lot of elderly people struggling.
The reception team were the only ones that were not very friendly everybody else are great and try to be positive especially when they were working from 8.00am to 12pm
The rooms let you down and it very much caters for the german holiday makers.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Levent S, Yönetici at Side Star Elegance, responded to this review, 11 January 2016
Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. We have renoved all our Rooms last year. We will be very happy to see you as our Guest again in our hotel.

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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 #39 of 228 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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