We have just returned from this hotel and would have to say we were very disappointed with it. We arrived after a long flight and 3.30hr flight delay so at 3am we were met with a very surly male receptionist who had very little english and we were taken to what resembled a 1970's Pontins chalet.Absolutely no character, souless place. We had a double bed and a single in the room and a bleak shower/toilet room. It was freezing as the window was wide open and we had only a thin sheet (no blankets in the room). Next day we managed to obtain a blanket. The towels were rationed to one each and poor quality. It was dark and gloomy and a bit damp feeling in the room and the walls were paper thin so you could hear EVERYTHING in the next chalet. Most days there was little or no hot water as they relied on solar power and some days were not sunny enough. Lots of steps and difficult paths to negotiate. The food was OK in the evening (we were half board), but breakfasts were totally angled to the german so little to choose from. Bread and eggs were about it. Some days there was tea bags, most days not. Very chaotic really Only plus was location which was excellent and views from restaurant terrace lovely (ruins and amphitheatre). Side itself is a large town with shops that are all the same and its just a big marketplace really. The ruins are fascinating and the museum well worth a visit. You get pestered everywhere to go in restaurants/shops etc. We did a local dolmus to Mangavat which has what is laughingly called a waterfall! Its a weir, and not even in a nice area. Local bus was cheap but Mangavat fairly horrible. We will not be returning. This should not be called a hotel. Its a cheap holiday park. You even have to pass through a shoe shop to get to the beach! Glad to be home...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Words alone cannot describe the magic of Side. It is a unique land full of fascinating contrast where ancient and modern exist side by Side. At the same time it is a paradise for sunshine, beaches, warm sea and leisurely lifestyle. The Leda Beach Hotel situated in the most quiet part of Side, surrounded by the ancient ruins and the greens. Hotel is on the seaside, within a few minutes walk of the shopping centre and at your service whole year around. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leda Beach Side