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Last 5 reviews
What a fabulous holiday Katie and I had. We booked Hillside quite late due to the virus but knowing we would have to quarantine. Katie had been there a couple of weeks earlier and couldn’t wait to go back. It was truly a 5 star resort. Fabulous water sports; yoga under the trees; lots of activities and great restaurants and staff. There are 3 beaches in the cove and our favourite was bobbing up on the pontoons between Silent beach and the Main beach. You could order drinks from your sun lounger using an app which were delivered to you very quickly. I can’t wait to return, hopefully next year!
Not worth the money
I came by recommendation, but what I saw didn't meet my expectations (scale of 10): nature: 10 (gorgeous) food: 3 beach: -5 (insane disorganization) entertainment: 7 the overall quality of the rooms: 5 (needs refurbishing) restaurants: 5 (too crowded for COVID 19 times) parking: no parking, they've turned the tennis court into a parking The nice couple on that we met on the beach (that apparently are coming for the last 15 years) told us that some people in the management changed. There is a new chef in the kitchen and the new CFO that is trying to cut costs therefore many things that people were coming for are not there anymore. For i.e. I was very surprised that there was no fresh fish. One of the waiters told us that they did it to cut costs as well. I didn't expect to get very dry frozen salmon in such an expensive Mediterranean hotel.
Perfect, as usual.
So lovely again, despite the you know what effecting everyone. We had the most amazing room with views to die for. It's such a shame, we're unable to smuggle the bed and pillows out, as we always have a heavenly sleep. We'll done to all the staff, entertainment, Chef's and our wonderful waiter's, who were always so attentive and cheerful, despite it being at times busy. Special mention to Sinan, Kadir, Halil and Safer, who always remember us. Also the lovely Turkish Lady Nursen who always serves up delicious Turkish food and has the most wonderful smile. Must also mention the fabulous Entertainment team, who are so talented. Loved the shows, especially the Gala evenings, where they always make a point of thanking all the staff, very commendable. This really is a beautiful hotel and always feel we're coming home. Can honestly say, it's a magical place and definitely has us, under its spell. So much so, we're planning our 6th visit next year with some family.
This was my 4th and last visit to Hillside Beach Club. It was vacation full of stress: there are not enough sunbeds (people wake up at 2am and leave their stuff on the beach and then again at 6.30am to wait for the registration agent to register the sunbed on their room), you can't get any reservation for massage or restaurants because it was fully booked the moment we checked in, music in the evening is so loud that you can't sleep before midnight... I don't even want to go into quality of food (or lack of quality). Was the hotel sold to someone new? This has nothing to do with the old Hillside... Also profile of the people changed dramatically because of all those changes. I don't see how can they get back the old glory. Sad...
Excellent location for business meetings and quality of restaurants. Friendly staff. The a la carte Turkish restaurant was superb. Suggest not to choose the filet mignon in the Italian restaurant however as that was a disappointment. Calm sea - though very cold swimming pool. Would happily return and recommend it.
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