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“Not poor and not excellent -- adverage”
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Barut Hemera
Ranked #5 of 229 Hotels in Side
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 May 2009

This Hotel Was Not Excellent And Was Not rubbish but was about average .
If you are older couples who like a relaxing time at the pool DONT GO !

The parents just seam to be drinking and letting their kids run wild everywhere in the restaraunt once a child was running around and pushing pushchairs all around the resturaunt hitting in to fellow guests and once again the parents not realy telling them off !
Then the pool . ! It is a lovely pool at the top there are two slides One faster than the other these were great fun for me ! even the adults were going on them !. Then there is a seperate pool to the main pool called the relaxing pool which was where we spent most of our time because it was fairly peacefull. The hotel have a mini club for the kids and also childrens pool and playground ! HOWEVER !!!! there are two main access points to the main pool one to the right which is steps and one to the left which is a slope. Everyday there seemed to be childrens toys eg -- buckets, lilos, dingies, toy cars, toy trucks, spades, rubberrings,waterpistels, and plenty of other things... spread over the main access points making it a health and safety hasard and once again the parents prefered to drink than telling there kids off. Once an elderly gentelman nearly slipped on the side on a toy car. this is what it is like. Some people are very inconciderate to others !!!.
However our room was lovely, Spacious new sheets and towels every day the only thing was the tv didnt have much sound to it on full blast, The toilet was spotlessly clean and the whole room was excellent
The food was amazing too. Nearly Every night there would be meat veg, Chips and plenty things for anybody, I didnt think there was that much choice at breakfast, But most of the time we saved up untill 12:30 to have lunch at the beach bar. There was cheeseburgers, hamburgers, Pizzas and lots of other things... Apart from the children in the food places it was excellent

The entertainment wellll !!! it was really C#@& and atrotious
One night there was a fasion show and then a sketch show the other night. The sketch show had 2 girls 3 bar men and 1 old bloke it was really stupid. The 2 bar men went off with the 2 girls and then that left the 1 old bloke and the 1 barman. The bloke got soo drunk that he ended up going off with the barman that was how bad it was.
Howver the annimation team throughout the day worked extremely hard it was realy 1 activity after the next and it went from 10 in the morning till 12.

The drinks were good we had a late evening flight so we arrived in the hotel very early in the morning. The bar opposite reception is a 24 hour so we sat in there and had a few waiting for breakfast to open. !
If you like malabu, martini, champayne, red and white wine, bacardi ... then you wont be dissapointed,
If you like gin then you will i had a gin and tonic it tasted more like tonic and i couldnt really taste the gin !

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 May 2009

We had a great time during our stay here. The weather was great. We travelled with our family ( 8 adults & 1 baby)All the staff were great and so friendly. I was wondering whether the reviews were too good to be true! But I can see why families come back year after year. Its a lovely hotel and the gardens are kept so well, plus its so clean too. I do however have one gripe and that is the high chairs for the babies, these are very badly designed. They recline too much making it very difficult for my daughter to see what she was eating. Hence she did not eat much, plus the selection of baby food was not that good either, so glad she is off the purée, as there was nothing available if she was. That said, we did have a lovely time and the animation team do a great job. The reception staff were also very helpful and always able to answer any questions. My husband needed the Doctor while we were there and he was dealt with in such a professional way, far better than in the UK!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank c4mHertfordshire
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Reviewed 15 May 2009

just returned from 2 fantastic weeks in sunny Turkey. We had a very large 2 bed apt just above the mini club which was great for our 3 young children. Everyone onsite was friendly, helpful and loved our children. The cleaners did an amazing job in the rooms and our room was beautifully decorated for our 10th wedding anniversary. The animation team and the mini club ladies were always smiling and keeping us all entertained. The service from the guest relations was first class and the restaurants and variety of food was amazing.We can see why so many people return to this hotel and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank gallagherfamily
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Reviewed 15 May 2009

Our recent return to the Hemera Hotel was better than ever!

From reception staff to animation team, everyone was amazing! The food was great, lots of choice.

Good entertainment for kids and adults! The hotel and it's surrounding areas are kept in immaculate condition, it really does look like the pictures on the brochure.

I'm sure if you go you will not be disappionted!!!

We'll see you all again soon!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank CharleneUK
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Reviewed 12 May 2009

My husband & I have just returned from a week's stay at this hotel and it is the best hotel that we have ever stayed at. The food was excellent, cleanliness excellent, room excellent, staff very friendly. 0verall a lovely hotel. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. We give this hotel 10 out of 10. The gardens were lovely and everywhere was spotlessly clean. This would be one of the hotels that we would go back to in the near future.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank maggie042
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Reviewed 11 May 2009

This was the fourth time we had been to the Hemera and yet again it was excellent,all the staff are so friendly and helpful,the animation team help make your holiday enjoyable,this time it was helped by Ervin and Sheriff although we did miss Ali Das.
I have told all my friends about this hotel and they have visited Trip Advisor to see for themselves what an excellent Hotel it is and im sure some of them are going to try and book it .

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank HEMERA09
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Reviewed 6 May 2009

Stayed here in April 09 for a week and were very disappointed from the moment we arrived.

We were delivered at 4am to find no one available for almost half an hour to check us in. We then had rooms half a mile away from the rest of our family despite being assured they would be together.

The food was poor. Two of the A la Carte restaurants were permanently closed and the other had a three day waiting list so we were unable to use it. The main restaurant catered predominantly for the German audience the hotel seems to be looking for. Food was quite bland although the salads deserve a mention for being varied, fresh and tasty. The restaurants that were open did not stick to the times advertised on the information cards.

The mini disco for children was excellent if you had awareness of German kids music, our two year old is fairly adaptable and had a good dance but at with the rest of the entertainment we were disappointed. The team around the pool were quite annoying, constantly hassling you to get involved even if you made it clear you just wanted to relax.

We reserved a late check out until 7pm. We checked the evening before that all was ok and were assured it was. On the day I tried to get in the room at 2pm so our daughter could have a snooze. We had been locked out. I told reception who said I must immediately get out ot the room or the porters would do it for me. Only after an argument with them were we allowed to stay in there.

The quality of service from waiters and waitresses was pleasing, always friendly and helpful.

Overall, we felt this expensive and not overly family friendly and will not be returning.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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7  Thank VincentWindle
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Address: Bingesik Mevki | Selimiye Mahallesi,Süleyman Demirel Blv. No: 1, Side, Manavgat 07330, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Side
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Side
#5 Spa Hotel in Side
#6 Family Hotel in Side
#10 Romantic Hotel in Side
Price Range: £74 - £252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Barut Hemera 5*
Number of rooms: 351
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAYS" ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY AT BARUT HOTELS IN HARMONY WITH MOTHER NATURE WHERE SUN, SEA AND FUN MEET QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE. If you want to enjoy entertainment to the full, engage in sports and endlessly dive into the sea or pool, then the Barut Hemera is just the right place for you! Enjoy the "Mediterranean entertainment" you have been dreaming of all year long. Barut Hemera offers you activities and shows starting early and lasting the whole day such as water sports and motorised water sports by the beach, water games in the pool, competitions where adrenalin levels rise, beach volleyball, mini golf, darts, boccia, tennis, table tennis, and snooker. We provide free Wi-fi for our customers. ... more   less 
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