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“Good hotel with some errors!”
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Melas Resort Hotel
Ranked #17 of 228 Hotels in Side
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“Good hotel with some errors!”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed at Melas resort one week in june.
We arrrived late together with ten other companions. This seemed like an surprise to the never smiling reception. After unnecessary long time we could sleep in a very nice and clean room.
I'll say it at once. Nor the staff in reception, neither anywhere else in the hotel, speak simple english.This is a problem for most of the world, except the germans, which is majority of the guests.
The whole hotel were clean and tidy with no creeping or flying things. A large staff of gardeners, security, barkeepers and other made this an effective but not especially charming place to enjoy your holiday.
The food at the restaurant and in the beach bar was just amazing, with a large variety of main courses , fruit, vegetables , yoghurt and whatever you want.
To sit and enjoy good food and excellent turkish rose wine on the balcony at the restaurant area,at the pool or beach bar, enjoying the beautiful sight were the highlights of our holiday.
The service was also very good, especially if you tip the waiters.
Watch out for white "doctorlookalikes" in the SPA/Wellnes center tricking you into "treatment".
We enjoyed the hammam and the quality massage by the smiling girls, but nor the unpleasant pushing you into further "treatment" neither the pay in advance policy.
We left in the evening at departure day and were "homeless" from 12 til 20. There were no good system for luggage/where to stay/chance clothing.
Therefore we will not go back to this hotel or noisy city.

Room Tip: Beautiful sight oriented toward bay and Side city.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We found this hotel to be far superior to other 5* hotels we have stayed in. The hotel is very nice and very clean, not a creepy crawly in site and well maintained. The activities on offer and the entertainment were also good. However when booking our holiday we were told by Thomas cook that we would also have full use of the facilities at the melas village resort only to be told by our rep in turkey that this was not the case and we could only use the aqua park which was a little disappointing and misleading. As someone else has already commented the staff can be very grumpy and slow however the German customers didn't seem to encounter these problems. Whilst we waited over 30 minutes in the restaurant for our late night food to arrive a German group came in and their food was given served to them within 5 minutes. The staff are also heavily driven by tips, if you expect service with a smile your going to have to pay for it. Our our last day the mini bar service operator used his key to barge into our room in the early hours of the morning looking for a tip! More shockingly whilst taking money out of my purse to give to my fiancee a waiter put his hand " jokingly" over the cash and refused to let go for an uncomfortable period of time, we would have tipped him if his service hadn't been the worst we'd experienced. Having paid so much for our holiday we decide to make one big tip at the end of the week into a box which was for all the staff but in the end we made the decision to give it to one specific waitress as we felt she was the only one deserving of a tip. Us Brits aren't always the best of tourist and me and my fiancé consider ourselves quite laid back however the overall customer service really let the hotel down and we almost were almost made to feel like second class seconds compared to their cash cow the Germans

Room Tip: If British chose a room in another hotel
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Had a brilliant time at the melas resort hotel, we were a group of 11 from ages 2 - 50 and they couldn't have been more helpful and made you feel comfortable.
The only downfall to the hotel was the top floor ala carte restaurant, very hyped up for what it is.. Apart from that the holiday/hotel was brilliant. Lovely and clean and lovely pool area. There was always food about at any part of the day.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

Just returned from our second visit to this hotel. It has just recently been refurnished and is absolutely beautiful. All staff in the hotel are attentive and friendly, and rooms and food are first class. Would highly recommend so much so we are going back next year.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

this was my first visit to turkey i found the melas was a brilliant choice very clean and well set out and the rooms were lovely but the highlight was the staff at the melas they were amazing very friendly and very helpful cant rate them highly enough,will be going back to this hotel overall an amazing holiday with a massive thanks to all the staff for making it so special.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank 190919John_H
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

12 to 20 May 2013
What a beautiful hotel.
Rooms are very big & very clean. Food is excellent & a varied selection. Indoor & outdoor pools or just take the lift down to the sea front. Lovely level walk all they way to Side town along the sea front. Walk down the drive to visit hundreds of bars & shops just on your doorstep.

Room Tip: Ideal location for anyone with walking difficulties as plenty of lifts & lovely level walk way a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Having been to Turkey 8 times now I found the Melas a great hotel in a good position, very clean, good service, good food. The hotel tends to be 80% German 20% English but I did not find it a problem. I can not find any major faults with the whole holiday, just small points the maids did not always replenish the shampoo & coffee and had to ask a couple times and the higher management a little aloof with no communication or eye contact with you. No one ever asked if everything was OK, other hotels of this standard it is normally. Apart from that the hotel is a little up and down but we had a great room at the reception side of the hotel ( not sea side) nice and quite. nice walks though the hotels holiday village but you could not get a drink there.
All in all very good but Lara Beach is better 5 star hotels are 5 star and transfer is only 20 mins not 2hrs as was our return.

Room Tip: Go from main hotel not the rooms under the pool
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  • Stayed October 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:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Side
#14 Spa Hotel in Side
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Side
#15 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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