We stayed in this hotel for a week in July and travelled with another couple.
First impressions upon arrival were impressive, having arrived late we were offered a refreshing drink at reception and given a voucher for a sandwich as the restaurant had closed.
Our cases were taken to our rooms for us and we had a look around the complex..... it is huge!!! There are two large pools plus water slides, it sits directly on the beach with a private section for hotel guests. There is an amphitheatre were entertainment is put on every evening. The grounds are well maintained and spotless.
And as for our room, yes basic but again very spacious. There is a large wardrobe area and the bathroom is a decent size with a large shower.
As we discovered throughout the week the food is non stop. There is a buffet restaurant which has absolutely loads to choose from at breakfast, lunch and dinner times. I am a vegetarian and pregnant and found plenty of dishes. In the evenings there is a section for adults only to dine which was nice and felt a bit more like you were in a restaurant. During the daytime the snack bar on the beach served food and ice creams and late afternoon the lobby bar offered tea and cakes. There are two al a carte restaurants. We dined in the World Grill (after a lot of effect to book) and was a bit disappointed. I ordered salmon but had to return it as it was full of bones. They were really good about it and replaced my meal with an alternative. It was nice to eat somewhere different for the evening so was still glad we gave it a go. We were all impressed that you could pick up bottles of water for free at one of many fridges dotted around the grounds, along with beer taps for visitors to help themselves. Although I could not take advantage of the alcoholic drinks the rest of the group enjoyed the cocktails on offer.
There were plenty of activities going on throughout the day by the pool and on the beach which I thought was really good. We did venture out of the hotel and went on a boat trip for the day. We welcomed the breeze as the weather was extremely hot!!! We also took a bus ride into Side (bargain at 1 euro) it was nice to have a look around the shops and we ate at a lovely restaurant on the harbour front.
The only niggle is that although there are hundreds of sun loungers, towels are put down on them before you get chance to get up and eat brekkie. Even at 7.30am all of the poolside loungers were taken and some of them were then not used for the whole day. There is a sign saying not to reserve beds, but people do anyway. You can normally find some though a little further back on the grass areas.
The hotel caters very well for children, not that we had any in the party but there are a lot of families there and all of the kids seem to be well entertained and enjoying their stay.
In summary, I would thoroughly recommend this hotel. The hotel is expansive, clean and you are certainly well catered for. It was perfect for what we were looking for and very good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The five star Otium Hotel Seven Seas makes the dreams come true with its matchless coast, comfortable rooms, pools and aqua park. Just 7 km to Side and 70 km to the airport. Otium Hotel Seven Seas is an indispensable option for those who want to have an entertaining and pleasant vacation thanks to its privileged holiday concept. Combining its authentic and magnificent architecture with nature, Otium Hotel Seven Seas awaits you with its affordable accommodation alternatives. Services : Lobbybar, Cafe Turk, Patisserie corner, Cocktail Bar, Wave Bar, Cave Bar, Amphitheatre Bar, Beach Bar, Disco. Spa&Wellness Center (Turkish bath, Sauna, Beauty Center). Here is an invitation to flavor with 3 A'la Carte restaurants where you will taste the rich alternatives of the world cuisines in company of the Mediterranean scenery. Turkish A'la Carte restaurant free of charge once a week, for second or more use 5 € / per person cover charge is taken. Local Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks included to cover charge. At Fish A'la Carte Restaurant and Mariachi Maxican A'la Carte Restaurant 5 € / per person cover charge is taken. And the main Palm Garden Restaurant offers you perfect services with indoor and outdoor sitting areas, kids buffet, diet buffet, gluten free food (on request), ice cream service (at lunch and dinner), baby chairs. Snack restaurant on our private beach with Snack service, Tea time and ice cream service (certain times). Pools/Beach/Animation : 1 activity pool, 1 Wave pool, 2 kids pool, 2 water slides, 1 Crazy River (raft slide). 140 m private beach with blue flag certificate; sunbeds, parasols, cushions, beach/pool towels are provided. The Pavilion service is offered for rent. Besides there is a shaded kids play area for our little guests on the beach. Fitness center, 2 tennis courts, tennis equipment and tennis lesson (extra charge), dart, basketball, aerobic, table tennis, beach volleyball, stretching, water gym, mini football, mini golf, volleyball, water sports (motorised and non-motorised), day time activities, shaded kids pool. Evening entertainment in amphitheatre, mini disco and live music. Kids Club with own animation activities for children. Rooms : There are totally 364 rooms in the facility (disabled rooms available). All rooms have shower bath. The rooms include central air-conditioner, LCD-TV, Wi fi, safe box, hairdryer, tea-coffee set and it is possible to place additional bed. The room floor is tiled. The rooms have either balcony or terrace. Take a journey in Otium Hotel Seven Seas to have a peaceful mind and spirit, rejuvenate and feel as if you were at home with your Otium Family's warm welcoming. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 7 Seas Imperial
- Seven Seas Imperial Hotel Side