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“Amazing Holiday!”
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Maya World Hotel
Ranked #21 of 227 Hotels in Side
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Amazing Holiday!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Over-all a wonderful holiday! my partner and I returned home last Monday (14 July) from a two week holiday at the beautiful Maya World Hotel. we both had a thoroughly enjoyable time here and would recommend it to friends and family!!

ROOMS - hotel rooms are lovely, very modern and spacious. cleaned daily with clean towels. The bathrooms are again, spacious modern and very clean. on arrival we had been allocated a twin room looking over the rear of the hotel... check-in staff changed this for us to a double room looking over the pool!

POOLS - two large pools. one with slides and where the daily entertainment takes place and the other more of a relaxing pool. both still close together, just separated by a pool bar. there was always plenty of sunbeds at least until about lunch time so there was no need to get up extra early like in many hotels we have stayed in. the towel service is also very useful... clean towels three time a week!

FOOD - the food is amazing, a large selection of food at all meal times! the al-a-carte is almost hidden and you don't know how to book or eat there unless you speak to the guest relations advisor ( who is also a lovely lady!) it works out at about £6 for a 6 course meal of either Italian or Turkish! we dined here one evening during our last week but if we had of known sooner we would have gone a second time! there is a tomato and mozzarella salad to start, then soup, then a pasta, then a salad then a main of beef or chicken and then a dessert! the food is wonderful and it makes a nice change to have table service rather than a buffet like in the main restaurant!

ENTERTAINMENT - very very lovely entertainment staff! all very friendly and always keen to ask how you are and have a chat with you. Nina and iulea were particularly amazing! both trying very hard to include us in all activities, but were happy to smile and say hello when we didn't want to take part! the other animators Tolga and Serhan were also very charming and friendly! They work during the day and also in the evenings too often providing the evening entertainment show. daily entertainment includes: darts, water gym, belly-dancing, water polo and pool games. the evening entertainment is various acts including belly-dancers, fire shows, bingo, mr maya world (which is hilarious!) etc etc
(There is also a kids club and kids disco but as we didn't travel with any children, cannot comment on this.)

GALA EVENING - this happens every Wednesday evening, it is a lovely change and makes a fantastic evening. the relaxing pool area gets transformed into an outside dining area. cocktails on arrival, wine and water on the table and a large selection of different foods including a hog-roast and traditional Turkish kebab! after eating there is a staff parade where sparklers are lit and fire works are set off before the usual mini disco and then some form of entertainment. if you are not going to see any of the other evening entertainment or are less impressed go to this as it is very very good! we saw some dancers the first week and then a belly dancer and African tribe dancers the next.
one tip - get down for about 6:30 as the tables get taken very quickly!

STAFF - like above the entertainment staff are wonderful! restaurant staff are also very lovely. by the looks of things they get treated with little respect from other guests so saying thank you and giving them a smile seems to go along way! bar staff and lobby staff are also very friendly and helpful... always trying their best with their English language in a predominantly German and Russian hotel.

BEACH - the beach is the only downfall to the hotel... it is a short walk away which wasn't a problem however the beach is covered with large overhead covers instead of individual parasols which makes it awkward to sit in the sun how you wish to as you have no control over your cover!! the beach on a whole is slightly pebbly but the sea is lovely! very clear and cool!

LOCAL AREA - Side is the larger place to visit, we recommend you get here by bus as taxi's seem expensive!! the bus runs up and down the main road all day and until about 12am at night! as you leave the hotel and head towards the main road, wait on the corner and the bus (number 10 SIDE) will stop for you. it costs 1 euro or 6 Turkish each way. it is about a 15 min drive where then you get dropped off in a large car/bus-park. head off in a north-west direction and you will eventually come to the ruins of Side which then lead down into the main area and harbour which is a very lovely area to visit in the evening as there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. you can also walk to the another small area which you can find by turning right onto the main road and following it until you see the water fountains in the island of the road. this is a small shopping strip which comes alive at night. not as good as the harbour/Side but nice fora little walk out in the evening.

TRIPS - we'd recommend the market and boat trip duo and the back to nature tour both very enjoyable days out. The market and boat trip includes lunch on the boat whilst it sails along the river before joining the sea back to Side to watch the sun set over the harbour! The back to nature includes lunch after you have travelled up to the top of the canyon (and taken some amazing pictures) before getting ready and rafting down to the lunch point in the freeeezing cold clear waters (very nice when you've been so hot all day) fantastic for couples and groups!

OTHER GUESTS - the first few days were slightly shocking! we didn't realise human-beings could be so rude!! very few English guests (which is usually a good thing!!) and lots and lots of emotionless, rude German and Russian guests (not all of them obviously! we did make friends with a lovely Russian gentleman) they will jump into the lift before the doors have even opened to let you out... spoons were taken out of my hand before i had used them to get the food i wanted. they will gather around the restaurant 15 minutes before its due to open... and then rush inside to fill plates and plates of food which they then leave (this is obviously an annoyance to restaurant staff too)!!

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7 Thank Sophie C
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Serkanbayraktar, Manager at Maya World Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Sophey 1293,

Hello!

Thank you very much for your nice feedback on Tripadvisor. Every positive feedback motivates us more to provide an excellent service to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. It would be great to welcome you again at Maya World Hotel where you can enjoy another amazing holiday.


Kind Regards,
Hotel Management
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Legnica, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Hey I have just spent amazing time in maya world hotel. My room was really comfortable and had beautiful view. Whole service was nice and helpful especially guest relation girls Klaudia and Polina :) Meals and drinks were very tasty. There were two big and clean swimming pools. Also animations were interesting and funny so in fact I cant say a bad word about hotel and I recommend it to everyone.

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Serkanbayraktar, Manager at Maya World Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Thecosyone,

We were pleased to read that you had a wonderful holiday at Maya World Hotel. Thank you for your review at Tripadvisor. It is nice to know that we have contributed to a special, fabulous holiday especially with our high quality service as well as our hospitality.
We will be more than happy to host you as our guests again. Looking forward to it!

Kind regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I was stayed at this hotels 2 weeks ago! And I like my holidays there very much! The hotel is very clean, rooms are comfortable, food - very tasty and all staff is friendly. Polina and Klaudia always ready to help! ( many thanks to you girls!). I had a lot of fun ( thanks to animation! Tolga - you are the best :-) ).

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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2 Thank Lina B
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Serkanbayraktar, Manager at Maya World Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Lina B,

Hello!

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor and your kind words in your comment. We are pleased to know that you have had an excellent stay, where you especially enjoyed the meals and the animation program. We hope you will join Maya World Hotel again for another fantastic holiday.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Hello all . I just left from Turkey-Side i spent a very beautiful holiday in Maya World Hotel. We stayd in 5 floor, spatious rooms, big bathroom and very clean.The main restaurant is spleet in 2 parts one inside and the othen outside. hotel has 2 very nice pools ,2 wather slides.
The thong i did not like is the food, every day was the same with very few changes from day to day.
All the staff was friendly.The stong point is the animation team :serhan, iuliia,nina and tolga. They made everyone smille having a very good program especialy pool games.
Overall impresion is that is a good hotel to spend your holiday.....

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miskolc
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Hello! I have just returned from this hotel and I miss the people who became my friends there. Polina and Klaudia you girls the best thank you for every thing. This girls make reservation to ala carte restaurant where every one can try special food it was really tasty and just nice evening. Also there cool animation team Serhan, Nina, Tolga, July, Alex you guys really professional . Resorption also nice girls are pretty. They are very helpful. Nurshen, Nastsy, Jem and Gahan. When it come to hotel it is really peaceful and nice. It is not so big hotel but they have two pools and garden and a few different bars. Beach is clean and you can always find place. But guys Turkey is very hot country! You must always be careful!

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2 Thank Commite
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Hi guys!
I wanna say about my holidays! Its was amazing) I get so many new friends from different countries. And we had so much fun together. Polina and Klaudia girls you ar the best) so cute and healpful thank you for everything. We realy like your job. Animathion team also cool and full of energi! Serhan, Tolga, Nina, Julia, Adreana, ans sure Alex! I respect you guys!
Reseption also nice Nurchen and Nastay andJahan was nice for us. Good job girls.
When it comes to hotel it is very nice peacful and comfirtable. Rooms are clean and and aranged beatifuly. Foid is tasty and every day you can fand some new things.
Around the hotel there is beatiful garden to nice and big swiming pools.
If you choose this hotel you are right!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Gergő n
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Sheffield
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

My third time in turkey but my first time in Antalya an by far my best experience of turkey. The hotel is amazing and the room quality could not be better with an overlooking view of the pool. Wide variety of food choice for different people also with an additional restaurant. The staff are friendly and helpful and even the owner and manager are really genuine and happy to spend time with the quests. I plan to come back again !!....Ben

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Property: Maya World Hotel
Address: Titreyengol Mevkii, Side, Manavgat 07330, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #21 of 227 Hotels in Side
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Hotel Class:4 star — Maya World Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 272
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