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TUI SENSIMAR Andiz by Barut Hotels
Ranked #1 of 229 Hotels in Side
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely clean modern hotel. The location was excellent, side is close and is very nice, lots of shops and restaurants. The food in the hotel was good, and we thought there was good choice. We used the sunset roof terrace for the whole 10 days we were there. My boyfriend found the pool area and the beach to be too crowded, so we quickly realised the roof terrace was the perfect spot for us. We used the jacuzzi, shower and self service bar up there, it suited us well.
As a couple of other reviewers have mentioned, we enjoyed little rum club (the entertainment) at first, however even though they performed a variety of songs...gradually they all started to sound similar.
The spa looked amazing, the sauna in there is free.
Also, we were pleased to find a variety of ages. Pleanty of younger couples as well as older ones.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, we didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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9  Thank Foxherts
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Dear Foxherts,

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a very relaxing and peaceful week at this beautiful hotel. We stayed as part of the Thomson Couples package in a room with a partial sea-view (1434) which overlooked the pool and had a balcony perfect for catching the early evening sun.

The room was clean with two large single beds, a great shower and plenty of space to hang our clothes and relax, not that we spent much time here with the superb weather we had. The pool area was great with plenty of sunloungers and very peaceful during the day - no noisy irritating rave music and over-the-top entertainment!

The food was plentiful, excellent and full of variety. We were fully inclusive which also included one night in the a-la-carte restaurant which was also very good. Most drinks were included too, not just beer and wine but also local rum & coke. The hotel entertainment was a very good couple "Little Rum Club", plus other entertainment that we didn't bother too much with (although the Rock-e-oke night was fun!). Being so close to the beach and only a short walk to the old town of Side was also welcome for some wandering. Excursions to Perge/Aspendos and the "Fire of Antolya" dance show are also recommended.

If you want a relaxing week in the sun to catch up on your tan and read, then I would certainly recommend this place. We loved it.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank DoctorZippy
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Dear DoctorZippy,

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I spent one week in this hotel and i can not say any bad word about it. Hotel is fantastic room was spacious, bed so comfortable :D but the most positive were staff working there!! Really helpful, polite and friendly. The food was plentiful and varied I can even say incredible so tasty. I am looking forward to come back in September or October :)

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank AgatkaP
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Dear AgatkaP,

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

This hotel is truly as good as everyone says it is. The staff are all friendly and helpful and really make you feel welcome. The rooms are spacious with loads of storage, the beds so comfy and the shower is fabulous – I could’ve spent half my holiday in there! The food is plentiful and varied (whoever says it gets samey is obviously someone who only eats the same thing every day). If, like me, you’re a vegetarian then there’s plenty to choose from. There is food available pretty much from 7.30am to 9.30pm with a mere 60 minutes where everything is closed so you’ll never go hungry.
Sunbed reserving is not a problem in this hotel as 90% of the people who put a towel on a lounger then go straight to breakfast and are back within the hour. There was only ever a couple of occasions when a lounger was ‘claimed’ and not used for much of the day. It’s also possible to get a lounger pretty much all day even if you have been out all morning, there are always some empty ones dotted about the pool.
The a la carte restaurant was a disappointment. It is a large space above the main dining area and yet the seating is crammed into a third of the area. It is impossible not to talk to the people sat near you as they are so close. The waiters could do with more training as they don’t seem to know what to do once you’ve finished eating – they didn’t even offer coffee. Worth a visit though if you like steak, my husband said it was very tasty. The choice of food is limited and there’s more available in the main restaurant, so we didn’t even use our free second visit.
The biggest let down of the hotel is the music. The Little Rum Club have been praised repeatedly and I don’t understand why. They perform bland ‘muzak’ versions of popular songs and the singer’s voice has so little emotion or personality that she made Bob Marley, John Lennon and Dido all sound exactly the same. The guitarist is equally bland and has less chord range than Status Quo! I understand that its each to their own and so would avoid the bar or lounge they were performing in of an evening, but then a couple of times a week they perform by the pool – the endless drone alongside all the other music coming from the restaurant was just annoying.
Given its close proximity to Side, the ancient ruins and local shops and bars, this all makes it a hotel well worth visiting.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Gary-Lesley
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Dear Gary_Lesley,

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We booked the Andiz through the Thomson website having never been to Turkey, so we relied on comments placed here on TripAdvisor. Having arrived at midnight local time food was left for us in our room and a cool beer was given to us on first arrival. The entire staff's only goal appears to be to make your stay a pleasent and enjoyable time and with this mantra our experience is that they suceeded in that and should be complemented on their efforts. The onsite Thomson team, Emma the multi talented rep, the everso pleasent,pleasing and equally talented duo Josh and Gully (The Little Rum Club) alongwith Gemma the rep that flitted between us and another nearby Thomson hotel. Emma made every effort to fill your holiday with nice and entertaining experiences, from singing in the evening to wine tasting and simple massage techinques. We even had a samplier sub aqua session in the large pool. The food, you always had pletty of choice and we never had to que for a meal, we had one meal in the al a carte and that steak was as good if not better that what we had at our local resturant.
Overall we enjoyed our week and we are looking to go back in September.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Howard R
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Dear Howard R,

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Just returned from a week in this wonderful new hotel. We had a standard double room which was more than enough and very comfortable. The food was incredible and every single person there was polite. Special mentions go out to Hallet in the bar and Erhad in reception who greeted us with chilled drinks upon our arrival but all the staff couldn't do any more to help. Emma, the Thomson entertainments girl there has to be the most multi-talented entertainer there is! From Tai-Chi, yoga and Pilates through to her incredible voice, we found it hard to leave to do anything else! You won't regret visiting here. This hotel isn't just a base, it's a holiday in it's own right. Be back soon :)

Room Tip: Our standard double was fine but we heard the swim up rooms and suites were something else!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Karl R
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Dear Karl R,

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

I never write reviews yet feel compelled to write this!

We arrived on the 11th June for 2 weeks. This was our first trip to turkey and we were very impressed with the hotel as it is quite a modern style hotel. Great pool, good food and great service and believe me I am a fussy customer!

My partner and I lead very busy lives and have not had a holiday in over 9 years.
We decided to be extravagant and booked the Barut Andiz hotel in Side Turkey (it is only 7 months old) and we booked the Jacuzzi suite apparently the best room in the hotel but the room was disappointing in size and quality for the amount we paid and it was below standard.

The experience was made by the team and the staff!

The little rum club house talent - Josh and Gulli are absolutely amazing and go the extra mile. Gulli's voice is exceptional and the chemistry between them and their interpretation of songs are stunning. Waterfalls cover OMG better than the TLC version download it now from You tube.Emma Jones Entertainment Manager - Emma is amazing and her classes, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba and cocktail making were a pleasure to participate in. Emma is warm, kind, friendly, beautiful and professional! and her singing voice WOW!

The following staff were also incredible;

Erkan - Bar staff - honest, kind, friendly and reliable
Halit - Bar Staff - Warm, funny, friendly and kind
Serkan - Bar Staff - Generous, friendly, honest and kind
Miyase - Bee Bee IM - amazing, beautiful, kind and with a great sense of humour
Ismail - Such a lovely, kind, professional and honest young man
Baris - Lovely, generous, kind and always made us feel special

Room Tip: Upgrade to master jacuzzi suite,
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Mark1968_13
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Dear Mark1968_13,

Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel.
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Additional Information about TUI SENSIMAR Andiz by Barut Hotels

Address: Selimiye Mah. Turgut Ozal Cad. No: 31, Side, Manavgat 07330, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 229 Hotels in Side
Price Range: £89 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — TUI SENSIMAR Andiz by Barut Hotels 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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