Barut Hotels Arum
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... hiking, swimming, camping. If only we had a car.
Even though the trip was really set up to make as much money of tourists as possible to make up for the low original fare, it was still a great experience and a lovely part of the country to visit. After returning to our accommodation in the early evening we went for a walk to the beach were we swam some more and watched the sun go down. It was an absolutely perfect way to end the day. ...
... alike rollex watches, the I heart Side t shirts, and anything else that stood out under the bright neon lights.
We walked up away from the beach and found some more ruins. They were all lit up bright. Then we walked back to the room wondering how we can get out of here each day.... We have booked 3 nights. Oh dear.
In the morning we woke and had breakfast in the turtle garden (20 turtles) with the lovely owner of the place ...
... was once a beautiful sea side town and now is a very commercial tourist town. Then on to our last stop, the Manavgat Waterfalls. These waterfalls are very low, but very swift. The viewing area is built in many sections at different levels. We were told that the river floods two or three times a year. The water was quite high covering some of the viewing area, though some people waded into the water to pose for photographs. We then headed back to ...
... a local the back way into the grounds of the Temples of Apollo and Athena near the edge of the Mediterranean, what a setting. We enjoyed a stroll along the waters edge.
Most the restaurants were still empty and the waiters were doing everything short of somersaults to get us to try their place. The menus are prominently posted in several languages and priced in €uro!! ...
... of humour.
"What a load of rubbish. Why should we have to cover up our hair. What in heaven's name is so exciting to a man about a woman's hair?"
Not having washed mine for days, I was able to respond, " well, I think you only have to look at you and I to know that..." So we draped our cardigans over our heads and headed up the steps.
The next step was shoes off, which caused even more tutting, and we went in.
This mosque is huge and beautifully decorated ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Barut Hotels Arum Side
I loved the Animation team!
this hotel was lovely!
The animation team were fantastic! They did brilliant shows and Slava did the best Cha Cha slide dance i have ever seen! And the Arum Hotel dance was wicked, wish I was still there and doing it now, by the pool, in the sunshine!
An excellent hotel, better than described in holiday brochures. It now has beautiful mature tree lined gardens. The many brochures show pictures of the hotel when opened and show little of the trees and flowers around the well kept lawns. The grass was amazingly deep green for mid summer and a credit to the grounds staff.
What a Fantastic place to stay!!
We had a fantastic time at the Arum Hotel - can not fault the hotel or facilities - the staff were great.
Bedrooms were both comfortable and spacious and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.
Can't wait to go back (soon hopefully)
Absolutely gorgeous hotel, perfect in every way. Loved the pools and the whole hotel was so clean! Side is fun 2 and the roman ampitheate is a must see! I will definately be going bak again! Bring on next summer!
My husband myself and two friends have just returned from 2 weeks holiday at the Arum Hotel in Side Turkey. This hotel was fantastic. On arrival we were greeted by friendly and efficient staff and were in our well appointed rooms very quickly. The facilities were excellant. The freeform swimming pool was superb with poolside bar with live music each evening. There was an indoor pool and a health club with gym with keep-fit classes each day for the enthusiast. There was a range of activities each day by the excellant entertainments team who also put on shows each evening with lovely costumes and variety. The lovely gardens led down to the beach where there were free sunbeds and brollys. The sea shelved gently and was good for bathing. The food was buffet style but with excellant choice and very well cooked and presented. The hotel was kept beautifully clean and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Outside the hotel there were numerous shops and bars and the dolmus went every few minutes into Side which was just over 3 kms away. Side had interesting ancient sites to explore and lots of side streets with shops and a small harbour. There are many excursions to do which if booked with an agent outside the hotel were much cheaper, and great value for money. The all day boat trip was really excellant. The currency mainly used in this area is the Euro. Lire is necessary for the dolmus and entering ancient sites, but the euro is used extensively. The weather from 10th - 24th May 2005 was great. Sunny days 25 - 32 degrees and blue skies! Overall a fantastic holiday and brilliant hotel.
Meals are anything but tasty
My wife and I had stayed at the Arum in Side and found the hotel itself to be okay. However, the food is the worst food we have ever had at a five star (country category) hotel. It consists mainly of cold food - too many salads. Furthermore, you more or less get the same meals almost every day - there is absolutely no variety. Often, the little fruit which was avalibale is almost rotten. The best fruit is sold at the entrance!! We would definitely not go there again simply because the meals are really unacceptable.
Just returned (yesterday) from 2 glorious weeks at The Arum Hotel, we stayed in 2 apartments half board. The whole complex is spotlessly clean and luxurious. My mum and myself are disabled, this was not a problem as the Arum is very disabled friendly with either lifts or ramps, and it is right on the beach (no stairs or rocks to contend with!). Taxis drive straight to the front door and are very cheap irrespective of where you wish to go, approx 6euros into Side and 5euros into Kumkouy. If you don't like the shop keepers begging you to enter their shops, then maybe Kumkouy would be the better option (slightly cheaper than Side aswell!)
I had been worried about taking my wife and 8 month old son to this hotel, having read about "German techno music" blaring out, but my fears were unfounded. The disco building is in a separate building near the beach and there was no noise from that. The only evening noise was from the entertainment at the theatre building near the beach, but if you close the patio doors on your hotel balcony, you did not hear anything.
View of the night time pool
arrived at night time, the porter escorted us to our room, we opened the curtains wow, it looked fantastic and never disapointed us the whole of our holiday. Will return one day
I have just come back from a week's stay at the hotel and I can say that the hotel was fantastic. The staff were brilliant and the hotel was very clean. Food was excellent with a good choice every night although the al la carte was a bit limited. The only criticism was the entertainment. The annimators at the hotel put on a show each night which was very amateurish - and the disco was great if you like German Techno!Apart from that there were no complaints at all. The waiters were excellent, very attentive and the rooms were clean, bright and comfortable.I would definitely recommend this hotel.