Stayed at Melas for the 3 time at the end of September. Transfer from Antalya Airport to Side only took 40 minutes and we were the second drop off. When we got to reception first impressions of the hotel were good. The reception staff, Petra in guest relations and porters were all very helpful to ensure that you had a lovely stay.
ROOMS – The rooms are absolutely fantastic and have been recently been refurbished. All have very modern decor, wooden flooring and it was spotlessly clean. We had a good sized bathroom, power shower and plenty of toiletries and nice fluffy towels. The mini-fridge is restocked daily with still and sparkling water, beer, fanta and coke free of charge. There is a safe in the room which has a small daily charge which worked out to be less than £1 per day.
RESTAURANT- The main restaurant is buffet style and what a fantastic selection of salads, meats, fish, pasta and desserts. There is definitely something for everyone. The quality of wine and beers was very good and these were served by friendly waiters. Murat the manager was superb and had everything to a tee.The same applies at lunch time.
There are 3 themed restaurants, Turkish, Eastern and the Western. The International restaurant is a new feature and great addition to the hotel. We tried the Western night and the food was excellent. It had a lovely salad starter, and a European theme of Pasta and Schnitzel. As it is very popular a top tip is to book at guest relations as soon as you can. We really enjoyed the faultless service from our waiter.
BEACH BAR - Great for salad, pizza, burgers, chicken kebab and fresh fruit. Pizza Melas was my particular favourite! The waiters take your order and the service was efficient and friendly. Nicely shaded in parts with lovely views of the sea. The beach had plenty of loungers and umbrellas.
POOL- The pool is a good size and we had no problem getting sun loungers. Mehmet was always keen to oblige and a nice touch was for him to get the blue mats which were put over the loungers for comfort. It is a minor irritation that you have to pay to change pool towels at the indoor pool at the cost of €1 per towel.
BAR - Good selection of coffee, teas, beer, wines and cocktails. Plenty of seating and all waiter service. There is an additional charge for the international brands which can be expensive.
The hotel is still receiving awards and overall we were once again well impressed. Great weather, good food, excellent service, friendly staff and we would go back again.
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