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Side Star Resort
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Gundogdu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 October 2016

very good all-inclusive-place:
a lot of great food, many things to do, close to market that sells high-end-copies cheap.
great beach and good place for family/friends, fun and relaxation.
also arrange a lot of fun/culture-trips.

Room Tip: top-floor otherwise a little bit noisy if you end up with kids or party-people as neighbors
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I loved loved loved stay at this hotel: nice rooms with all necessary things for shower: shampoo, conditioner, cotton pads, body wash, body cream also mini bar filled every day. The food was very good and many choice. In September the only thing to regret was that the swimming pool was cold and many people got sick ( we as well). Nevertheless, the seaside is 2-3 minutes walk from the pool. For the lazy ones there is even a shuttle to the beach but really not necessary. Staff a bit reserved but it was fine with us :) 80% of clients Germans so you bet the calm and clean rules everywhere.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Having switched Hotels from a massively bad 'saw this on the internet and thought it would be fine' choice to this was truly a ridiculous to the sublime.
The Side Star Resort has won many awards, and from the moment you arrive, you can see why. Incredibly polite and efficient staff, willing to always do that extra bit to help, or suggest something. I had a single occupancy double room which would have huge even if travelling with my partner. Superbly appointed bathroom, all the toiletries provided (usually an area that 5* places let themselves down on - this one is definitely the exception - I'm looking at you 'W' chain) Lovely comfortable beds, clean linen. The indoor common areas had comfortable seating with very attentive at-table service. (On my second day one of the bar staff brought me a drink completely unbidden, remembering my order from the previous day, a nice touch). The outside areas, whilst busy always afforded a seat, lounger or a table, depending on your requirement. Great pool with separate area from the children. The private beach area has proper shading for those wishing to be by the sea, but not burn to a crisp.
And then there's the food. A truly massive selection, including cook-to-order for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. International as well as Turkish, specials at lunch and dinner. vast selections of salads and side options, patisserie and gelato areas for those with a sweet tooth. Even though this is 'buffet-style' dining, the table service for soft drinks and alcohol is very attentive, and scarily efficient.
The front desk staff were helpful above and beyond the call of duty, helping me out with a problematic airport transfer with friendliness, speed and efficiency.
Seldom can it be said that I can't recommend a place highly enough.
This is one of those occasions. 5 Star across the board.

Room Tip: Try to get a room in one of the four annexes, they each have a lovely courtyard one can enjoy in the...
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

...OK here goes. With apprehension the trip was booked due to the troubles in Turkey...boy were they pardon the pun, blown out of the water. Great resort. First the negatives - should have a proper money exchange desk or an atm - don't worry if that bugs you a 10 minute walk into the market provides one. Seafood selection - rubbish. Come on guys get the prawns and shrimp on the barbie. That's it.
Positives - great family room we had, divide into two - one for the kids one for us. Very clean and tastefully decorated throughout the whole hotel. Great selection of food.. If you like it hot not so but a spice rack available. Pool awesome with some slides for little kids as well as big ones.. ahem. Mehmet in the dining area - Tayfun at the bar - respect guys - travelling for 20 years and you guys rank with the best... hats off. Taxi rank outside - fixed prices so you know you not being ripped off and a bus service every fifteen minutes. Bit out in the sticks - perfect for a pure chill. Whatever you do visit the temple of appolo and Side old city..hip - happening and chilled.. Get to the harbour. The old town pub awesome setting for a sheesha and drink whilst the Sun goes down. Sad to be leaving... Side old city.. You never know I'll be back x

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice all inclusive hotel near Side. Good food and beverages and very nice staff. Pool area is big and you got a lot of space there to swim and relax. The beach is near, about 200m, and there is also a beach bar where you can get free drinks and food. There is also a big fitness center downstairs and it has good air conditioner.

If you want to go to Side there is bus rides in every 15 min to the city and back and the cost is only 2e and the ride takes about 25 min.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: Sancak Mh. Feslegenli Sok. No: 11/A, Gundogdu 07550, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Gundogdu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Gundogdu
Price Range: $81 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Side Star Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 462
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The third hotel of Side Star Hotels chain was completely renovated in 2010 and opened with a new service conception. It has the comfort of a 5 star hotel and is the Antalya Airport 50 km, the Antic Side town center 15 km away. Side Star Resort is right at the own unique sandy beach. Rooms For your comfort there are 462 rooms. Therefrom 318 double rooms, 133 family rooms with 2 bedrooms, 6 Suite rooms with 2 bedrooms and 1 living room and 5 handicapped rooms, all with 5 star comfort Pools A great pool area with a large pool, a pool with 3 water slides, a children's pool and a heated indoor pool promises you fun and pleasure. Beach Our gently sloping fine sandy beach is awarded with the "Blue Flag". The "Blue Flag" assures our guests good water quality, beach safety and a natural beach. Mini Club While enjoying your holiday, leave your children with their peers under the supervision of our Professional mini-club entertainers to enjoy their own holiday. All Inclusive The “All inclusive” service presents you Turkish and international cuisine. There is a variety of choices for everyone. A ’la Carte A cheerful dinner in a different atmosphere with different selections will presents you unforgettable moments. Our 3 speciality Restaurants Turkish, Mexican and Far East are in your service. Activities Our Entertainmant team will present you funny pool games and sport activities during the daytime. In the evening is another highlight with professional dance shows and live music Wellness & SPA For each moment that you spend in our Wellness SPA Centre, your body and soul will be thank-full. Our specialists are with personal treatments at your service. Business Facilities 1 Multifunction room (450 person cap.) and 2 Meeting rooms (each 150 person cap.) with accordingly technical equipment’s provides your meeting request the best possibility. Location: Located 50 km from Antalya Airport, 15 km distance from the centre of down town Side and directly at the private sandy beach. ... more   less 
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