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Side isa nice, cozy place I'd like to go back to. I went with my family (sister, mom and dad) and my aunt with her boyfriend, as well as my grandparents. We stayed on a fantastic squared complex with an oasis look-a-like and a huge pool - Kentia Apartments. The apartment was little while outside the centrum, about a 15 min walk, or a 5 min ride …
... for the bus to pick us up and drive us to the hotel. After and hours trip, the bus finally dropped us of at the hotel. The time was then 9am so we hurried to check in so that we could have something to eat before the breakfast buffet closed.
After the breakfast we went to the pool and ...
... that made it easy to imagine its former glory days. Partly because it was a new type of ruin and partly because it had some of the best preserved marble columns in the city, Uncle Albert and I's favorite ruin was the nymphaeum. The nymphaeum was basically the remains of a gigantic, tri-storied water fountain dedicated to a nymph. It was very different and a nice change of pace.
The afternoon was spent undoing the effects of bus lag ...
Weather got the best of us and we bailed out early yesterday , to quote Justine, it was chuffin hot! Surprisingly bit hotter today but spent most of the day in the shade ..., lots of sun reading, my Dan Brown Inferno is a fab read . The hotel is a bit isolated so have only ventured up the beach but if u want somewhere to relax and recharge your batteries you couldn't wish for anywhere better ...
So hot today we were glad the clouds turned up. Is now midnight and still 26 degrees. Have been partying all night. Resort is fab fun, excellent food, rooms r lovely and staff here r attentive. Justine has picked up another passenger and Elaine just met someone from the dental clinic at the Paget in the dining room here. You can't take her ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kentia Apartments Side
Just got back from a fab fortnight at kentia. Myself, my husband and 3 children (12,9+3) thouroghly enjoyed our 2 weeks there. the apartments were clean, spacious and well maintained. the maid service was excellent as were the hotel staff. The kids all made a lot of good friends and the staff were great with them.
We went to Kentia at the end of July 2004. Lovely place, very clean. The staff are very hard working and very friendly,couldnt do enough for you. The food was very good and Friday night the Turkish evening was very entertaining,which finished with everyone(who wanted to ) jumping in the pool. There was a couple of things that let Kentia down, not a lot for the teenagers to do, and a lack of general entertainment. The big Issue was the Air Con or should i say lack of, this will put people off going a second time, so come on guys sort it out !!
Very enjoyable holiday spent here
Lovely apartments, furnished to a good standard, maid service very good, excellent food in the restaurant. Air conditioning centrally controlled & would have been slightly better if own ownership allowed.
Only down side on apts were that they were a taxi ride away from Side Town beach & all the main nightlife ie restaurants, shops. Adds cost on to the overall price of the holiday. Taxi ride 5 million into town & 7/8 million back if before 12pm, after then goes up another 2/3 million.
Side Town beach unspoilt by tourism & by far the best beach.
We have just returned from a two week vacation in the Kentia Apartments. This our second visit to Turkey and the accommodation was superb. The apartment was very clean. The staff were friendly, helpful and were quick to interpret and act on our behalf when we had a problem with a local tour company who let us down. The a/c wasn't best and the shower wasn't warmest at times but this is common as the water is heated in tanks on the roof and can run cool when there is a big demand! The pool area was quiet and the food in the restaurant was good. Side is only a short walk away and is easy to get to by dolmus which runs every 10 mins. Well worth a visit!
Loved By Me!
This Year we went to Kentia Apartments on 10th August for 2 weeks. It wasn't our first time in Kentia. Inrfact it was our 5th, we love it so much. We know everyone there. We know all the barmen,cleaners,receptionists,taxi drivers and even the people that work in the shops down the road. When you go somewhere on holiday for the first time your scared incase the apartments or surroundings aren't up to standards, well, Kentia Apartments are definately 1st Class! And those people who write in and say that Kentia Is Rubbish! Well i'd love to see were you usually go on holiday! Rock on Kadiar And Choskun (Barmen in Kentia) Love You xXx
Historic old town
Side is a big, busy resort with amazing historic ruins, lovely beaches , excellent hospitality and food.
Kentia Apartments are of a high quality and are well staffed. Unfortunately their contract with the tour operator seems not to allow an efficient use of the air conditioning system. The staff blamed the operator and the operator (Thomas Cook) blamed the management. Either way the a/c was not in any way effective. The brochure descriptions are misleading in this.
Turkey is facinating . Many unique and interesting experiences to be had. We had a great holiday.
The Kentia apartments are fairly good,but I agree with other reviews, the management is far from helpful.
My husband and myself have just stayed at The Kentia. We found they were really lovely appartments and the presentation of the the whole place was first class. They are not near to the main part of Side but it's not to long a walk to the beach and the taxis outside the appartments were all very reasonable.
this was our first visit to turkey, and we had a great time all the staff were always very friendly and happy to help with any problems you may have, the apartments were cleaned to a very high standard, the maid was in everyday and would leave rose petals on the beds. My family usually holidays in the states, but this year decided to take a break nearer home and i can honestly say it was 1 of the best holidays i ever had, i enjoyed it so much i plan to go again this year, so if your thinking of staying at this hotel go for it you will have a great time, just as we did
these are good apartments, four star with usual facilities, good views clean spacious rooms. however the managemnet of the complex was very dissapointing. throughout my seven night stay both the reasonably sized swimming pools were without heating. we were told there was a problem with the pools and it would be fixed however they were still cold the day we left. as well as putting up with the cold pools all the residents had to have showers which were only heated occasionally at random times. lastly the heating in the rooms was never working.