Melissa Garden Apart Otel
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... lay there almost all day because it was to hot to do anything else and everybody was really tierd from the trip. When the pool closed we went up to the hotelroom and made some dinner. So exept for the late plane, the first day here have been pretty good. :)
... on our itinerary for the last two weeks. Since we moved through the Fethiye region in two days instead of the planned four, we had two extra days to plug in to the schedule. After researching several locations that we wanted to spend time in, we were able to revise our plans to include the extra days. It has been amazing to see how God has provided us with the opportunities we have had to accomplish everything that we wanted to and then have time left ...
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 ...
31 degrees today, last night Elaine was the pink lady today the waiter called her a tomato, Jo has progressed from white Cheddar to Red Leicester obviously me and Justine r toasting nicely! Bit of totty watching by the pool with beer delivered by roller skating young ladies and roasted ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Melissa Garden Apart Otel Side
Excellent every time
I have stayed twice at the Melissa gardens at it is faultless. every thing from the rooms to the pool area and gardens are spotless and the staff are always ready to help if you require anything.
It is near enough to the centre of side, just a 20 minute walk on the beach (which is only 5 minutes away) but quiet enough if you don't want to be in the middle of town.
There are all types of shops around melissa gardens so you don't have to go far to find whatever you need.
Having also stayed in an all inclusive 5 star hotel in side and coming from a hotel background I would recommend melissa gardens to anyone whether on a budget or not.
we went there when first built 22nd june 2000.it had brilliant service and good quility food the pool was very clean and the rooms had marble every where alex(the chef)was brilliant.the turks are very friendly .it was a class family holiday and we really enjoyed it
We spent two weeks in the Melissa Gardens from 24 October 2004 till it closed on 7 November 2004. The bar Staff were all very friendly and the accommodation was in a new build. Yes we could have done with a towel change more often but after speaking nicely to one of the maids we received them when needed. The apartments were spacious and new for this year at the back of the Melissa Gardens. We were in number 72 on the ground floor next time we would request 76 which faces the sun. Because of the time of year it got cold in the apartment at night and after a huge storm became damp. Reason - the Technician did not sort an overflow pipe quickly enough so the living room wall became damp leaving the whole apartment with a damp feel. (A lesson learned for the Technician) The food was nicely prepared by the chef - we did not eat there very often - our choice for variation. Trips by Inland Travel were excellent and to be recommended. Ask for Ramazan he is English speaking and very nice. In closing could not fault the welcome we received from everyone at the apartments and it was a nice feel to have all staff waving you goodbye on leaving - you do not get that in all inclusive hotels as we noted at each pick up.
after arriving in the early hours on some cheap charter flight... we were pleasantly surprised... our apartment was very large and clean... furniture looked like it could do with a clean tho! (sofa circa 1968 i think!) friendly staff and everything in the apartment worked.
Melissa garden is clean
I have stayed there too. yeah music is always loud there. But I think melissa is still the number -1- .
I've spend 2 weeks. I've learnt there are 3 melissa aparts. Ones name is Melissa apart (not garden) and other two are Melissa garden 1 and Melissa garden 2 (i stayed at Melissa garden 2. its near with Melissa garden 1. there is just 1 meter between them. I mean 1 and 2)
all i can say, I loved Melissa garden.
Melissa Gardens was an excellant place to stay . The Apartments are HUGE - alot bigger than what i have ever stayed in before . There was a limitation on cooking facilites - but then there are plenty of places to go out and eat . The food on the complex is nice - all the staff are great and make you feel very welcome and that you become a friend to them . A special thanks has to go Ergil / Toujan - Apologies if spelt wrong . The maids are all lovely and will come in everyday to tidy up and make beds - although it would have been nice for clean towels / sheets a bit more often .
Would I go back top Melissa Gardens .. A Definate ..... YES !!!! Great time there !! :-) x
Stayed 2 weeks at Melissa Garden Apartments -spacious & clean - cooking facilities consist of just 2 electric rings - cooking pots & crockery were in short supply - could be to encourage guests to use poolside resturant/snack bar? First week woken at 8am by booming turkish pop songs which continued all day & most of the night. Second week the music was turned down??? Apartments consist of 4 unattractive blocks overlooking smallish pool & restaurant/snack bar. Bar catered for the unadventurous palate & served the usual burgers & chips. There was further noise from delivery trucks using the dirt road at back of apartments & guests clunking up/down the metal access steps. Melissa Gardens is accessed through a narrow alley-way between shops & restaurants on the main road. It is never quiet as adjacent bars thump out pop music all day & most of the night. The shops sell tacky souvenirs & fake designer wear. Waiters stand outside the restaurants harrassing passer-bys. Visit Side ampitheatre, ruins & museum which are amazing but venture on into Side Town & you will discover that its a cross between Blackpool & an East End market - full of cheap goods, discos & bars - best avoided if you want to experience some proper Turkish culture. To see some interesting places you need to get out of Side. I recommend booking a trip with Inland Tours which is located just outside the Melissa Apartments - the trips are cheap, they pick you up in mini-bus around 8.00 & bring you back around 6 - (you will have to pay admission fees to museums etc & buy your lunch). Inland Tours are Turkish but speak very good English & will give you information & answer any questions you have about Turkey - you won't get that from a trip organised by your holiday rep - which will cost you more anyway. The beach at Side is sandy & the water is clear & warm. Would I go to Melissa Gardens again? No. Would I go to Side again? Definately not. Although I would happily visit other parts of Turkey in the future.
Omg it was fantastic
we came to melissa for 2 weeks we loved every minute of it and would defenatly visit again!! i would recomend melissa appartments to everyone and cryed wen we had to leave!! the bar staff were excellent and service was fantastic!! we love u cheeky charlie!! the rooms were massive. we jus say visit it and see for ur self its mint! a tha buzzin???
A fantastic place to stay
We have stayed at Melissa Garden 4 times and hope to return many more times. The apartments themselves are the most spacious that we have stayed in anywhere. The maids work extremely hard and come in every day to clean and often leave flowers on the beds. The bar staff are fantastic and by the time you leave you feel like they are all good friends. It is the perfect place for any holiday, be it a quiet family holiday or a lively fun filled one. I would not hesitate in recommending Melissa Garden to anybody.
My holiday in Side at Melissa Gardens has been the best ever. The people were fantastic, friendly and the apartments and surrounding area were very clean. My friend and i had the most fantastic time ever, i cannot wait until i go back!