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“better late than never!!!!”
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Melas Resort Hotel
Ranked #8 of 227 Hotels in Side
Certificate of Excellence
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“better late than never!!!!”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Stayed here last April,very impressed ,room cleaned daily,and fridge stocked daily.Food excellent,always something different .Beach restaurant very good for lunch time snacks.Beach lovely. Staff very friendly,and helpful. twenty minute walk to Side, with good selection of shops,and eateries. All in all a very good relaxing week,would definitely book again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Edinburgh
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Fantastic hotel with excellent and friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble for any of them. The room was lovely and spacious and spotlessly clean and bedsheets/towels were decorated superbly everyday with flowers etc. The food is absolutely amazing!!!, something for everyone... Could eat all day to your hearts content!
Theres also something for everyone in the evenings, whether you like to party or chill or have children to entertain, you will not be disappointed.
Overall, a fab holiday and would definitely recommend to anybody!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2012

Overall this hotel meets all your needs, its location is fantastic and we had a lovely time. The hotel is kept immaculately clean and the food choices are endless. Our room was of a good standard and the shower was excellent. The only downsides were, some of the staff had a poor command of English, in particular two of the reception staff, they were quite rude and in need of retraining. For a hotel of a five star rating I expected better. The majority of hotel guests were German, so it was difficult to hold conversations and socialise. Without exception all the staff were fluent in German. I would reccommend this hotel, but bear in mind some of my comments!!

Room Tip: Full sea view rooms not offered to UK guests in brochure!! only side sea view rooms offered.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

I have just come back from my eighth vist to this hotel. It was refurbished last winter and a fantastic job has been done. The rooms are excellent and the new saunas and turkish bath area is very good. Why do I keep going back? The staff are so friendly and we always get a good welcome. The food is excellent with something for everybody. The hotel is on the beach with the promenade enabling you to walk to Side in 45 minutes, but for those who can't a taxi will get you there in 5/10 minutes. Shops/restaurants are at the front of the hotel so the location is superb. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. I am going again next year. Michael H

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side get mountain views not the sea but do not get the sun.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We arrived late, in the early hours of Sunday morning due to our flight being delayed. We were dealt with by the 'Night porter' whose English wasn't brilliant but we managed! We were dealt with very efficiently & were soon in Our room.

The room was fantastic, nice big beds, very clean & modern with a bathroom to die for. We had a sea view which also overlooked the sea & restaurant, as we were one floor up from the restaurant the outside sitting guests could be heard but didn't cause undue hassle.

We had issues with our air con, which when working correctly was only just passable as an air con system due to the fact that when on full fan & turned onto lowest setting sent out a cool air & was also quite noisy. The reception staff 'fobbed us off' to start with saying that there was an overall technical problem with the air con which was being fixed, it turned out that the problem was to do with a faulty room key, they use the plastic credit type keys, & this problem was solved by myself!

If you want to get a sun bed you need to be putting your towels down by 0800 at the latest as the German / Dutch guest's are at it from 0600! We even saw some Germans putting towels on loungers at 10.30PM the night before!
This is a crazy carry on & one which the Hotel needs to address. The pool attendant has to be the hardest working guy in the Hotel, always with a smile on his face, even when he was being hassled by some of the guest's.

The restaurant's & food were both excellent, extremely clean & the choice of food was good at all 3 sittings. That said, after 5 days it does begin to get a little repetitive, but as we were only staying for 7 nights this was fine, I would suggest that if you were staying longer you would probably be seeking other restaurants even if fully inclusive!

We found the staff throughout the Hotel a little grumpy & slow to serve to start with, but as with the pool towels, we soon learnt from our German friends that if you gave a small tip they became extremely helpful, which shouldn't be, but hey-ho.

What Thomas Cook didn't tell us when we were booking was the fact that Side is the preferred destination of the German's & Dutch & that the Hotel preferred to take the Euro for payment such as things like safety deposit boxes etc. We went equipped with our Turkish Lira, bought at a good rate, only to have it converted into Lira at a very poor rate! Even the on site shops had to convert there prices from the Euro into there own currency so that we could pay for our goods.

The above 'glitches' took our first time visit to Turkey from that of being excellent to a very good holiday, but with the excellent weather we had in mid September, we would not hesitate to return.

I will leave you with this one last foot note, what is with our male German colleagues & there Speedo's?

Room Tip: Book a sea view room, the others have, in the main, a poor out look
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

They have thought of everything in the bedrooms clothes dryer on the balcony, really powerful shower plus a hand rail.very clean,air conditioning good not too loud to keep you awake.Plenty of
choice for meals something for everyone.water,coke and beer is relpenished everyday in your fridge(included) which we thought was very nice. the waiters work very hard and are very attentive. The beach was lovely, beds not too close together,can not comment on the pool as we like the sea. Turkish restaurant not to be missed but allow about 2hrs with several courses.
About the comments on German visitors I don't see what the problem is,the trouble with the British is: They think they are the only ones entitled to be in the holiday resorts I would much prefer to get to know people from other countries it is interesting. My advice is to holiday in Britain if you want to meet other Brits!! Side is a very pretty resort, very easy to get the bus into town with plenty of shops.we couldn't find any nightclubs though.

Room Tip: ask for a seaview or side sea view which is lovely
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Arrived very late on Monday27th/Tuesday 28th August but was welcomed very warmly by english speaking receptionist and bell boy to help if needed. Queried room was sea facing as requested and was assured it was and it was. We were nervous after a bad experience previous year at a different hotel - not Thomas Cook but all worries were dealt with due to staff. Hotel was very clean, spacious and had a modern feel to it. The room on 6th floor was the same - spacious, modern and clean. Due to late arrival missed breakfast but caught lunch. A large choice was available and plenty of help at hand from smiley staff. Food all round was great. Spoke to guest relations person who gave us lots of info on hotel amenities and advised us to book A la carte( 1 visit a week included in our package) early so not to miss - we did and this is vital to ensure you get the chance. A la carte restaurants are one Fish and one Turkish - the fish was far superior to the Turkish which had I missed I wouldn't have missed out on anything! Beware pool attendant ( my wife nick named - Cat weasel) who reserves sun beds for favourites at a cost I am sure. Beach beautiful but was too hot for us compared to the pool which was higher and caught any breeze. The beach bar has a snack menu with salad a fruit available if you fancy a change from buffet - "Melas pizza" was great and flat dreads delicious. This hotel was everything we had hoped for and the staff were brilliant apart from one receptionist would was a bit grumpy looking and had limited English ( male members of staff seemed to speak better english????) Location of Hotel is as stated, very well situated to go into Side without being right on top of it. Experienced the Turkish bath and massages in Hotel and got a really good price after a bit of bartering - don't except first price - which was great. All in all a fab holiday as always you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Rooms from 6 and above have a better view, we looked onto court yard which was lovely and quiet but...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Melas Resort Hotel
Address: Side Mah. Suleyman Demirel Bulv.No:5, 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 Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Side
#6 Romantic Hotel in Side
#7 Spa Hotel in Side
#7 Luxury Hotel in Side
#16 Family Hotel in Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Melas Resort Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 304
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