Sun City Apartments
Travel Blogs from Side
... the guides could herd our large group (10 per raft and about 6-8 rafts) through a photo opportunity in front of a waterfall. They would then charge ridiculous amounts for people to buy photos at the end. We didn't participate. It was also a shame our waterproof camera broke as we have no photos from the actual rafting. It was like watching monkeys in a circus. A mass conveyor belt of typical tourism hogwash. We didn't mind too much as ...
... thing. We saw more than 10 instances where they lay in the sand and buried each other so that only their faces were showing. Once buried they slept. On one occasion two men were sleeping on the sand close to the water, however they hadn't accounted for any waves that might be made by passing boats.... As Jason was body surfing these waves, they were floundering in the whitewash, abruptly woken from their nap and brushing the sand and water off each other. So funny to ...
... is complete. There was a young fellow from Seoul, Korea on a two week holiday. He had lived an worked in Toronto for five years. There was a lady from Malasysia, who was visiting Turkey with her husband, but he was in meetings so she was sightseeing. And Sue and I. Then on to the town of Side (pronounced Seedeh). Here we toured the ruins of a theatre and then had some free to time to wander down to the harbour to see the ruins of the Temple of ...
... 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!! ...
... the fourth floor. If only it went there directly things would be so much easier, but one can go up and down several times before it finally allows you to go to the floor you want to go to.
One of our number, Marjorie, was nearly left behind as she was going up and down playing lift games.
"Are we all here? Anyone missing?" Osman asked as the coach was starting to move off.
"Tall very attractive lady, you can't miss her."
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sun City Apartments Side
Poor Chalet Accommodation
My wife and I were booked into the hotel on a Thompson Price Breaker Holiday from 13/09/05 for 2 weeks. We were put into a "Butlins" type Chalet in the grounds of the Hotel not into the main complex.
The facilties were very Spartan and in need of a lot of TLC. Sound proofing between chalets was virtually non existent and the roof leaked after a storm. The Rating should be much less than the 3Star shown in the Brochure for the Hotel.
Staff were friendly and cleaning done regularly.
Facilities were good for family entertainment.
Prices of Air conditioning, fans and safes we thought very expensive.
Examole ; Air con. if required is charged at £36 per week, fans at £14 per week.
Arrived early hours of the morning, very tired and disgruntled, we were shown to our rooms which appeared to be very basic, but exceptionally clean. After a few hours sleep, we opened the front door to a fantastic view of the mountains in the distance. The view from the patio doors at the back which overlooked the complex was equally impressive and once again looked clean and well kept. We went for a walk to familiarise ourselves with the area, and our initial reaction was "oh my god, what have we come to", however this feeling wears off as you get used to the area. The beaches were clean and the sea lovely, where the sunbeds are free, you are expected to buys drinks and food from the bars which back onto them. They don't like you to take your own food and drink onto the beaches. The only downside of the holiday for us was the hassle you get when trying to shop, or decide where to have a meal. The competition is so great that you are hassled constantly. I was so stressed by it all, I went back to the hotel and paid for half board for the remainder of the holiday, and didn't bother with any shopping at all.
I really enjoyed my stay at Sun City aparments. There were four of us all 20 yrs old that went.
Just returned from two weeks self catering in the Sun City Apartments in Side, Turkey. And wow what a holiday.
Just returned from a week self catering in this lovely complexMy wife and I just wanted to completely unwind and swicth off. Howpleased wew were to have found this place. The standard of accomodation was very good, very clean at all times with a maid who came in everyday to change towels that always smelled so clean and fresh- the towels that is!! they changed bedding twice a week(nice white cotton sheets) and the rooms were of a high standard and always swept out everyday. The rooms were secure. the staff were very friednky and courteous and always willing to help, nothing was too much trouble. The swimming pool was large and inviting with a small childrens pool seperate and gardens with swing,slide and climbing frame. the bar service was excellant with happy hour twice a day(bogof) nad also a good resturant. Sun City is about 30mins walk into Side or you can catch the local dolmus for 2tl pp each way. Sun City also provide a free bus servive to the beach, again once there another 30mins walk to the town centre. The only down side was that if you've problems walking there are no lifts to all floors just steps and also it is not very disable-user friendly with lots of steps and no ramps. There was no pressure from tour guides to go on trips which suited us.We will definately go back again. We came back refreshed and relaxed and happy!!
Great Place to Stay
Having recently stayed with a toddler in the apartments, I must say that it was a great place in all. The staff were helpful and friendly, the pool great and the play park a god send! Would recommend it to friends and definately would return. There were quite a few steps around the hotel which i thought would be a problem with a buggy but there was always many hands to help carry it for me! The apartments were immaculate and the maids did a fab job.
We had a fab time. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were very clean and big. The food was great when we ate in but otherwise we tried different restaurants offsite. We would recommend this to anyone. It was a bit further out than we expected but it was a nice walk or a quick bus into the town/nightlife.
Highly recommendable and would not hesitate to go back sometime.
The Sun City Apartohotel was absolutely wonderful. We travelled to Side in July this year and after experiencing the original hotel we had booked - the Gazzi Passa Hotel, for just one day, we were thankfully moved to the Sun City without any fuss. It was horrendous at the Gazzi Passa, the rooms and linen were dirty and the staff extremely rude. When we were moved to Sun City we immediately thought "What a fantastic place." All the staff were exceptionally friendly and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. They were helpful, fun and seemed to enjoy themselves too !. It was clean and well maintained, the food was nice and simple and entertainment was almost every night !
First impressions at 4am were not great as we had dropped off at various 5* hotels but wow what a place. Ok so not the 5* we had tryed to book (The Arum) but i don't think i would have changed Sun City for the world. The staff Mustafa the rep, the waiters james,osman,memhet etc could not have been more friendly and such a laugh. The hotel is mainly english based so no german entertainment (like the Arum so we heard) and just a short taxi ride away from historic side village.
The Sun City 3* Apartments are a short bus ride away from some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Side and Antalya region. Located in a quiet area, the apartments are comfortable and have a daily maid service. All of the staff encountered were extremely friendly and helpful with lots of useful knowledge of the surrounding area.
Having booked the holiday with Cosmos, we were extremely satisfied with the friendliness and helpfulness of the representatives.