Side, Turkey: Average Review Ratings

Average Review Ratings for Side

Weather:
4.5
Holiday:
4.5
Accommodation:
4.5
Food:
4.5
Nightlife:
#TODO3.5
Overall:
4.5
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desmond hales

1. my holidays in side

Weather:
5
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
3
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

Been to Side 3 times all early September and for 2 weeks. Weather was in early 33 to 34 degrees during most of the day with the evenings dropping down to 23 to 25 degrees. Late evening and towards middle of September it can drop to 18 degrees.with a slight breeze.
This only happened once of our 3 stays in Side.

Holiday

Really lovely.
Side unlike Marmaris is less commercialised.
Beware the prices our much higher because of this.

Places Recommended

Mehmets in the ruins.
The Garden Restaurant.
The green canyon trip .
Take a trip to Manavgat market and Alanya.
All in all Side has something for everyone
I am going back in 2 weeks.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
desmond hales

Diane

2. September 2013 break in Side

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

Fabulous......rained on1 day out of 16.

Holiday

Excellent. Stayed at Babylon between Side and Kumkoy. Accommodation first class, facilities and staff great too..
See temperature 26 degrees, warmer than the pool.
Had some fabulous meals, and lots of good wine and beer.
Local buses very cheap and very frequent.

Places Recommended

Rafting, Side, Mangavet but not the market!
Will try horse riding next time.
Sunset over the harbour whilst chilling with good food and wine...

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Diane

Alan

3. In August

Weather:
4
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
4
Food:
4
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
4

Weather

Went in August too hot at times

Holiday

Excellent Good restaurants away from the tourist areas in the town
People very nice

Places Recommended

Good Beaches
Ruins intresting
Try a trip white water rafting not much white water but good fun

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Alan

Patricia

4. Fantastic, paying Side a return visit.....

Weather:
4
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
3
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
4

Weather

Warm and sunny, overall pleasant.

Holiday

Most enjoyable, pleasant hotel, i.e. Sunrise Queen, fantastic position, and, most important, good food .

Places Recommended

The village itself , the Roman remains and the harbour.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Patricia

John Harper

5. Relaxing holiday in the Turkish riviera!!!

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

Top class and hot which suits me fine!

Holiday

Very relaxing but there is night life if that rocks your boat.

The sea is fantastic and you can spend days in the sun and relaxing on the beach.

Free buses from your hotel to the beach and back every day.

Places Recommended

Side Old Town, Kumkoy, Manavgat on market days and the waterfall near Manavgat are all musts.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
John Harper

jade lowrie

6. My holiday in side

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
2
Overall:
5

Weather

When we got there the weather hit us straight away!

It was red hot throughout the holiday as it was about 40'c for the whole two weeks we where there which was the end of may and the beginning of June.

Holiday

Our holiday was fantastic and the best holiday we have had in a long time.

It was very quite and peaceful where we stopped.

We never got hassled to go into any shop, they just greeted you like any normal shop would when you are at home.

We weren't to far from the beach (within walking distance) and when we got there it was beautiful.

Overall our holiday was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it to anybody that is considering going to Side.

The hotel where we stopped was the Hanay suite hotel and I would recommend this hotel to anybody that is going as well, as it was peaceful, warm and friendly and it was close to restaurants, shops and the beach.

It was also very tidy and good value for money.

Places Recommended

Manavagat town and market.

Side beach.

Side town.

Manavagat waterfall.

Side market and temple.

Finally, the jeep safari.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
jade lowrie

7. Holiday in Side

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

Glorious weather in late May.

We love Turkey so much, we've been there 4 times now.

Once, it did rain all morning, and when it rains, IT RAINS!

Holiday

Fantastic holiday

Places Recommended

Get on the bus going to Manavgat (look for the main road going pass the hotels, the bus stops are there) get off the bus at the bridge going over the river.

You can see the boats from the bridge and go there to buy a ticket for a boat ride to the waterfall.

It's breath- taking!

Don't forget to wave to the farmer's kids on the way!

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :

Maureen

8. Going again

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

Fabulous: blue skies everyday.

Holiday

To say that this is the fourth year running to Turkey tells you how amazing it was. We are going back next week to Side. We stayed twice at Amara and once at Amara Wing in Kemer. This time we've chosen Hemera in Side. The cleanliness of all of these hotels is A1, as is the food and entertainment: very professional performers brought in almost nightly and the Gala night really was something special. I am sure Hemera will be on par with the other hotels. Let you know in a couple of weeks.

Places Recommended

Side Town has fantastic ruins, Pergo & Aspendos, Manavgat Falls and huge market.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Maureen

Maureen

9. Amazing Hotels

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
5
Overall:
5

Weather

Fabulous

Holiday

Brilliant. This year will be our fourth trip back to Turkey. Amara Beach, Side twice, Amara Wing, Side and this month we are off to Hemera, Side. Can't wait, each hotel was breathtaking. The gala nights at Amara were the most memorable evenings we have ever had on holiday.
Spotlessly clean, wonderful friendly staff and the most fantastic food.

Places Recommended

Pergola and Aspendos, Side Town amazing Roman ruins and all the markets for great bargains.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Maureen

Peter Leighton

10. Side...nice surprise!

Weather:
5
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
3
Food:
4
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

We went for a week in August 35-40c every day. 25-30c at night...get air con or you'll struggle to sleep.

Holiday

The holiday was a last minute. Having never been to Turkey before we went with an open mind and dertermined to enjoy ourselves. Side was great...the beach is a mile of white sand, tons of sun beds for free and waiters who will look after you all afternoon bringing cold drinks and ice cream etc. from the restaurants that line the beach. The old town has the remains of a roman slave market at its edge and at night the most fantastic market selling teas/spices/fake goods and all the stuff that the E.U. has regulated out of existance. Really romantic candle lit restaurants over looking the sea and an atmosphere free of drunken louts and ticket touts that ruin similar resorts in Spain/Greece. We travelled with our 8 year old daughter and we felt safe everywhere all the time. Not ideal for 18-30's but perfect for older couples and families.

Places Recommended

Hire a car and go to the water park at Antalya...about 45mins up the road...all day for three of us cost £40. We had a day we'll remember forever. If you're into history this place is on the old silk road...more castles/forts/caves from the persians/romans/crusaders and just about anyone else that past through Side in the last 2,000 years.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Peter Leighton

Marie Brettell

11. holiday in side

Weather:
5
Holiday:
3
Accommodation:
4
Food:
3
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
4

Weather

We went 26th june for a week it was hot and getting warmer as the week went on - you need air conditioning to sleep at night. Found side a bit like wild jungle lots of wild open places, not realy built up yet apart from side harbour beautifull you need to see. Stayed at Kentia appartments very clean but they rip you off with air conditioning and we saw lots of people without rooms as they had over booked!

Holiday

Enyojed the holiday but wouldn't like to go back, the area we were at was dusty roads, waist ground and dumped rubish, lots of stay cats.

Places Recommended

side harrbour is lovely and lots of shops and restarants to eat very expensive you have been warned! breakfast around £7 english, evening meal about £12 english,

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Marie Brettell

John Littlewood

12. the only place to go in turkey.

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

The weather was good for the time of year, a little cool at night but days where very nice, swam every day.

Holiday

We have been to Side now 13/14 times and love the place. We always stay at the Hemera Hotel. Never been let down both by the hotel and the staff, food etc. They have just made a walkway that goes from Kumkoy to Side which is a nice pleasant walk, they always seem to be doing some improvments.

Places Recommended

Manavgat its self - have a good look around but go when its not market days and its a nice town. The ruins in Side and enjoy walking around in general.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
John Littlewood

Branden Bailey

13. Side - Turkey

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

We have been going to Side now for the last 6 years always at the start of July for 2 weeks. The weather has never let us down, always high 20's to mid 30's and even higher some days.

Holiday

Having returned to Side for 6 years, we love it. Old town has lots to do and plenty of trips etc. Food always great and the people are always friendly to the English which is always a bonus. We have watched though the cost go up and up over the years. Most places except the Euro but with the exchange rate so poor over last few years, its better to take Lira.

Places Recommended

Ruines in the old town at sunset - Hotle = Hemera

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Branden Bailey

John. Littlewood.

14. the best hotel in Side the HEMERA.

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

As usual for this time of year in the 23's which is not burning but nowhere near cold, we have been to Side a lot of times now and dont think we will ever tire of it as it is so relaxing.

Holiday

What can we say, never find any faults in a word ideal, nobody rushes around, you just have to relax and take it easy and that is what its all about, going at your own pace. Not a lot for the younger ones e.g. teenagers but not having any it suits us, could talk about Side all day and never tire of it, come and find out for yourselfs! Coming from Blackpool, Lancashire we try to escape the 18 to 30s images.

Places Recommended

The old town & the ruins are well worth a visit, as are manavgat markets and the waterfalls, plenty of day trips if you want days out.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
John. Littlewood.

Karen Sutton

15. Our family holidays in Side

Weather:
5
Holiday:
4
Accommodation:
5
Food:
4
Nightlife:
4
Overall:
5

Weather

We own two apartments in Side. We don't get out there enough though.

I have noticed that the weather in March is about 20 degrees and sunny all day which is wonderful.

We usually go in May and it is always hot and sunny and about 25 to 30 degrees. In July and August it can reach up to 45.

Holiday

Side old town is amazing, full of colourful shops and restaurants and Roman ruins on every corner.

The beaches in and around Side are great. They are all sandy and have watersports and beach bars selling tasty and inexpensive food.

Hire a car if you dare and drive up the mountains, on the way you will pass the odd restaurant, some with swimming pools that you can splash in, further up you will reach the Green Canyon which is beautiful.

For the more adventerous, trips can booked for white water rafting in town.

Places Recommended

Alanya
Green Canyon
Antayla
Water Park at Colalki (Golden Beach Hotel)
Sorgon forest area

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
Karen Sutton

David Shaw

16. Four Seasons

Weather:
5
Holiday:
5
Accommodation:
5
Food:
5
Nightlife:
3
Overall:
5

Weather

My wife and I have bought a two bedroom/two bathroom second floor apartment in Side. We were out for three weeks in July and had an un-beleivable time. The weather was mid 30,s Side itself is old world, there are so many places to eat all very reasonable many with gorgeous views. If you would like to sample the area contact me on [email protected] and we may be able to hire our brand new luxury apartment, at very reasonable rates.

Holiday

FANTASTIC. We are going back in November for two more weeks and then as often as we can.
The area is a mecca for golfers and also people who love the sun. The weather is wonderful, very sunny and hot. Transfers from Antalya are quick, about forty minutes from the airport to our apartment by mini bus. No waiting for buses and going from hotel to hotel. ENJOY

Places Recommended

All around, if you like golf Belek, which is 20 minutes away, this is the place, the courses and greens are beautiful, I would recommend any golfer to try them, you wont be disappointed. Ten minutes from Side is Kumko, this is by the Med with lovely sandy beaches and lovely cafe,s and restaurants were you can eat quite cheaply. Hire a car and go up into the mountains and see the real Turkey, wonderful.

Recommend Side to others

Yes

Review by :
David Shaw
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