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... our meal,steak,green beans,cauliflower,mushrooms and lovely potatoes followed by rice pudding,lovely! Most of bike now packed and ready to roll. We went to the paradise for our last evening meal and Jimmy came and sat with us for a while bringing with him a couple of Jamisons,it was very nice and we feel sad about going,but the time is right for Pastures new. ...
The time has finally arrived to move on. We have had 2 fabulous weeks here in Side Turkey, the highlight being when my mum, daughter Rachael, son in law Robin and granddaughters Melissa and Maisie came out to see us for a week (not long enough ) and we were incredibly sad when they left Crossed 2 items off my bucket list during our stay, we went white water rafting fabulous and smoked a shisha pipe, nothing ...
... eventually we saw a familial face,the hotel owners son. Another ten minutes or so we were allowed to follow the Son,we reached our hotel and luckily for us,we were allowed to park very near to our hotel. We found out later that the whole area had been pedestrianised and only local people were allowed to bring their vehicles into town. Now showered and feeling abit like normal again. Think it's BEER ...
Finally left Goreme today and set off for Side. Our plan was to have an overnight stop in the Taurus Mountains, wild camp for the first time then arrive in Side on 28th July My Bri suggested that we stop enroute for lunch, really good service stations with very nice restaurants attached. Oh was I looking forward, my mind was in overtime thinking of all,the lovely food I was going to order. He eventually pulled in, ...
... 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 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsUlas Hotel Side
This is a cheap, low stars Hotel.
The rooms are spacious and all have a privat balcony towards the pool.
They try to keep it tidy, the bed sheets have stains but smell fresh.
The bathroom door could not be closed all the way and the shower curtain had mold stains.
They charge extra for AC. I think it was 5 Euro per day. Of course the expierenced travel knows how to run the AC without the remote control. Since it is against Hotel policy you should not stand on a chair, open the cover of the AC and push the "On"-button. Besides you won't be able to set a temprature amd the room will be freezy in no time.
The breakfast is basic turkish food: bread, cheese, olives, cucumber, tomatoes, boiled eggs, water melon and tea. The table covers always have crumbs and stains. There are cats and chickens running around the pool and this is also where you eat.
The staff is friendly, they even remember your name. The Hotel restaurant has a huge menu and all the meals I had where surprisingly great. Compared to restaurants elsewhere in Side the price was good too. You should eat there instead of eating out. They have local as well as international food - lots to choose from.
The pool area as well as the water is clean. There are plenty of trees that give shade and flowers and plants around the pool. The pool bar is the place of all action. They will have music until past midnight (which might get noisy if you try to sleep). They also try to offer theme partys, such as the turkish night (with traditional dancers), beach- or poolparty.
If you are on a budget and don't mind any of the above mentioned - this 2 star Hotel is great. The rooms are 25 Euro per night, breakfast is 5 Euro.
If you need more you should pay more and get a 4 or 5 star Hotel in Turkey.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.