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“Overall, excellent hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barut Hemera

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Barut Hemera
Ranked #6 of 228 Hotels in Side
Certificate of Excellence
Kent
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overall, excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2009

The hotel was excellent overall, just a couple of niggles:
Although the Main restaurant was non-smoking, the tables where you coud sit outside on the verandah you could smoke, this is not very pleasant whist you are eating, it shoud all be non-smoking.
The entertainment finished at 10pm, this is far too early and the pool bar closed at 11pm with at least 100 guests still sitting there enjoying their drinks. It would be better to open this bar until 12 and close the Snack bar earlier which was open until 1am with nobody in there.
The disco never had more than 4 people in there, not enough effort was made to encourage guests to go in there.
No atmosphere in the Side bar, all it needed was some background music playing.
Overall the in hotel entertainment could have been a lot better, the acts brought in from outside were very good except the male singer/guitarist who could not sing and did not know the words to the songs!
Service was excellent especially M.Ali in the restaurant. Hotel extremely clean everywhere, hairdresser very good, spa much too expensive, felt sorry for the guys who walked round all day trying to sell the spa treatments, the patisserie was excellent, always welcoming, clean, lots of choice and excellent service. Pools were excellent, always clean and plenty of sunbeds.
Overall this was an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2009

Just got back from Hemera after a 2 week stay. This is my 12th visit to the Hemera and once again I really enjoyed my stay, however, this time I was rather disappointed as there were a few negative points which I have never had before. Firstly, the entertainment - this was so poor. The team in the daytime just lacked the enthusiasm to motivate the guests to join in any of the games. Every other year there was music around the pool in the daytime which gave it an atmosphere, this year the music was turned down so low that you could hardly hear it. The evening entertainment was also very poor - it seemed to be geared towards the 60+ age range. I travelled in group of mixed ages ranging from 40 - 78 and for us 40+ we had to go outside the hotel for our evening entertainment which I have never done before. The male's in the team did a bit more than the girls - they just seemed to 'hang around' as if they were there for a long holiday.
Also the air conditioning in the reception and patisserie seemd to have been turned down.
I have always recommended the Hemera to all of my friends & family but I would have to warn them of the very poor entertainment standard.
'Come on Hemera dont let yourself down sort out your entertainment manager & team!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Cal09cheshire
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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2009

My wife, our 2 children and the inlaws stayed here. WOW. Agree totally with the majority of people who have commented on staying there. First class service all day and night. Food excellent. Entertainment during the day excellent, evening somedays OK and somedays excellent too. Kids Club, outstanding. Pools brilliant, Bars excellent. Staff amazing. Honestly cannot really fault it whatsoever.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Thank richie1903
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Plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2009

Just come back from our third year at Hemera, have been coming to Turkey for nearly 10 years, visited many hotels all around Turkey but our favourite has to be the Hemera.
Went a different time of year and managed to get to the foam party which was excellent (wear goggles as the foam stings your eyes).
We had 3 children under the age of 8yrs, they enjoyed going and getting their own ice creams from the Patisserie where it has the best air con.
This was the first year where we only went to see the entertainent once, this year very poor, the Hemera used to have such a good entertainment Team that it made your holiday, this years are no way as good. So I would like to give a shout out to the old skool, Robin, Scooby, Torguy, Ali, and Surcan.
Apart from the poor entertainment you couldn't fault the Hemera, I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
See you next year Hemera

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Thank BazPlymouth
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Poole, Dorset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

I can only re-iterate most of the previous reviews, they are accurate.

In short, we thought the hotel was one of the best we've visited. The location is great, it is well staffed, there's a great choice of food and there's plenty to do.

Things like entertainment are personal taste - it is varied, we liked some and not others.

We look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MIDDLESBROUGH
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2009

Nice clean hotel, serving fantastic food great choice each day. Found that some of bar staff in pool bar miserable. The thing that let our holiday down here was the evening entertainment very very poor ,having been to other complexes in Side the entertainment team have put on excellent performances, rehersing most days, this entertainment team other than the girls with the mini club , were lazy in our opinion. 10.30 to 11.00pm that was it nothing going on. The same performances from a lady on the organ at the pool bar. It just needed something else. Gardens were beautiful and well kept. My 13yr old daughter loved the foam party on the beach, highlight of her holiday. The only reason we wouldnt be returning to this hotel is because of the evening entertainment, couldnt bear walking around the shops outside getting pulled into each shop (as much as I love shopping 50weeks of the year the 2 weeks in Turkey are too much hasstle in the heat) having been to six 5* holiday complexes all over Turkey I would say this one served the best food, but our favourite would still the TURQUOISE IN SIDE. the shows they put on were fantastic ie Lion King, Mama Mia,etc....

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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4 Thank DEBBIEH1178
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2009

I agree with everything everyone else says, we are really fussy travellers and we thought this hotel was great. Having been used to Carribean luxury we booked a 5 star in Turkey expecting it to be about a 3 star. It was much better than expected. Our room was great but we asked to change as it was a family room with 2 put up type beds in a lounge area. As our children are 11 and 12 we felt they needed proper beds. We were given a choice of rooms the next day by the very helpful reception staff (Mr Ali) and no charge to swap to a room better for us. Very clean, no bugs, no mossies. Sea was warm - a little rocky in places best with water shoes on. We took a jeep safari which was excellent fun, went to the markets and did some parasailing - all brilliant. Food was ok, not repetitive, sometimes a little tricky to find something but there was always rice, chips, bread and some sort of fish or chicken. Puddings amazing and ice creams lovely. Evening entertainment was poor - but we enjoyed the shops in the evening so did not worry us.
Would def reccomend this hotel - very nice.
Ps we did not join in anything and the animation team just ignored us - which was perfect!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank golfchic46
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Property: Barut Hemera
Address: Bingesik Mevki, Side, Manavgat 07330 , Turkey
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 On the Beach Hotel in Side
#5 Spa Hotel in Side
#5 Luxury Hotel in Side
#8 Family Hotel in Side
#10 Romantic Hotel in Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Barut Hemera 4.5*
Number of rooms: 351
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