We enjoy trying a different destination on holidays, but the Cennet has made us want to return to both the same Hotel and Side!!
Its hard to know where to start with the recommendations but ... it was so clean, rooms good size for 2, balcony with sea view, staff very friendly and helpful, the food was very good. There was complimentary wine (typical house) and soft drinks with the evening meal. We had lunch at a few places around Side, but found the quality at the Hotel far better. They use a card system to pay for items, which we found really worked well for us, just be aware that this must be settled with cash OR card, not bit of both.
Only thing that would have made it abit difficult was the table allocation with other guests, but on our first breakfast we were able to discreetly ask the manager if a separate table was available. They immediately found us 2 (smoking and non), which was great. Okay the table was only 3inches away from sweet German couple but it was a good as it gets.
There was no issue with using the minibar in the room for our own drinks (coke, water, chocolate).
The location of the Hotel was perfect as it is right on the promenade, a half hour walk and you arrive at the Roman theatre. We could swim/sunbath on Hotel beach and see the Roman ruins!!
Turkish Bath was fantastic (VIP Prestige) good to go as soon as early in the holiday as possible.
Jeep Safari - was okay but they took us to a 'Animal Park' with .... rabbits, guinea pigs, monkeys ... which we had to pay 8TL, they also take you for a drink break half way through morning again pricey!! If you do this trip try and get in a jeep with a Turkish driver as they get the tourists to drive too!!
Dolphin Island - didnt see any dolphins but really enjoyed day. June to August is Turkish school holidays which meant there we lots of Turkish people around. So when it came to some dancing on the boat it was a laugh!! Our boat wanted you to buy their drinks (they put it on tab that you have to settle at end of trip) so they tried to yours away.
Antalya - why didnt we get charged??? Because its a waste of time!! We only got half an hour at the Aspendos theatre (amazing!) yet spent 2hours in gold and leather factories even though none of the group wanted anything. The lunch was a terrible was in industrial estate next to gold factory and they over charged for the drinks!! Only had 1.5 hour in Antalya at end of day.
Definitely going back and would recommend this Hotel to all!!
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