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... was absolutely stunning and it got us out of the town for the day. The trip continued in a similar fashion with a bit of rafting and then waiting for 60 people to line up for a photo opportunity for what ever reason.It took 3 hours to travel the 12 km, of which, 40 minutes was rafting. However, the rafting portion was really fun and we were allowed jump of the raft and swim through calmer parts of the river. This place would be perfect ...
... The water was perfection. It was 36degrees outside and being in the clear, blue water on the beach furthest away from the circus was great. We took turns swimming as there were some shady looking people around and we had our bag with us containing passports, wallets, ipad, and all travel information ( the bag that never leaves my back and wow I'm keen to come home so I don't need to feels its weight and stressful importance anymore!). The Turkish men on the beach all did ...
... There were eleven us in all. Two girls from China who spoke very little English. A couple both originally from China studying in Boston. He is an architect and now studying to be an urban planner at Harvard. She is studying at Boston University. They plan on returning to China when their studies are done. A couple from southern India, but he is currently working on a project in London. They and their 2 year old daughter will return to India once the ...
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Las Vegas type resorts lined the beaches. We opted for the more backpacker vibe of the small peninsula town of Side and were glad we did. To enter into town past huge ancient columns and through the Vespasian Gate is an amazing feeling ...
... 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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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.