Fantastic holiday in Side
The staff were wonderful as ever.We had a great 2weeks here at the melas.
The rep Lucy was excellent as well.She sorted the slight problem with our seats on the plane with a full refund.Thankyou everyone hope to see you next year.
April 2, 2013
best hotel i have stayed at melas resort hotel side
me and my wife stayed here in feb 2013 . it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in , it is clean and all the staff including the managers were very helpfull and friendly nothing was too much trouble for them . the rooms are outstanding and the food well that was the most outstanding choices and variety i have ever seen . if there are any bad reviews on here i urge you to ignore them ,the melas resort hotel in atalaya side is the best.
March 1, 2013
excellent holiday in side turkey
fabulous holiday at the melas resort hotel side turkey this was my sister's second experience of turkey and thomas cook the staff were wonderful and the hotel was great fantastic views of side made this a most excellent break can't wait to get booking for next year
September 30, 2012
We have just returned from the Melas Resort Hotel, and had a fabulous time.
Although booked into the hotel, we were actually put into a 2 bedroom apartment. This was okay, but not what we were expecting. We have heard that after the hotel refurbishment, starting this November (2011), the apartments will become part of the 4 star holiday village. Still, we only spent the nights in our rooms, so this did not spoil our holiday.
The food, staff and amenities were all excellent, and the location for us was perfect, with a lovely 45 minute stroll along the beach promenade into the historic town of Side.
In past years, we have stayed in the 4 star Holiday Village, and were very happy with this too. Our only disappointment was to find that the huge sun screens on the beach have now been replaced by parasols. Although looking more attractive, the parasols do not give the same sun protection as the old screens. The hotel is probably frequented mainly by Germans. This means 2 things. The Germans enjoy quality, and they like this hotel, but if you find a favourite spot on the beach, you have to get up early in the morning to 'bag' it!!
All in all, we all had a great time, so much so, we are going to rebook for September next year, to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
October 9, 2011
Spent a fabulous two weeks in Melas Resort Hotel. Rooms were cleaned every day, clean sheets and towels every day. Hotel staff, particularly in bars couldn't do enough for you - no queing at bars in this hotel. Everything was brought to your table. Special mention to the bar staff at the pool bar - particularly wee Siman (thought that;s not how you spell it), who did a fantastic job and worked tirelessly from early morning to the early hours of the morning.
Gala night was held which made all the guests feel special, really good night. Lovely gardens and private beach, though the beach is quite rocky in parts but even the water there was warm - went up to 46 degrees while we were there first two weeks in July.
People have said that this hotel is badly in need of refurbishment but it was honestly no better or worse than other 5 star I have stayed in, the room was very spacious and also had a fab whirlpool bath with sliding doors - preventing the usual soaking floors! Minibar replenished every day as well.
Food was normal AI but always fresh and something to eat. The hotel is predominantely Germans but they were fine, considerate, it was the Russian guests in the rest of Side that were the only down side, though it is a Russian resort. Good shops and some good restaurants along the bay.
Great slides at the village side of the hotel which could be used by all. Just a shame this hotel is not being shown for next year due to it closing for refurbishment as would have considered returning.
August 1, 2011
just girls holiday
great place to stay and relax.couldnt get a bed around the pool all taken very early in morning.beaches great.food good.weather fantastic,and shows every night.
July 21, 2011
This was a lovely hotel to stay in. The staff were so friendly, and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. The overall feeling of the hotel was one of calmness, it was so relaxing. The Beach Bar was a lovely spot for lunch, again the staff were extremely efficient and friendly, and in the main restaurant there was always plenty of choice. The rooms were spotless, they were cleaned every day and the mini-bar filled up. The balcony in the room was overlooked from above, due to the tiered design, and once or twice there was somebody leaning over it, smoking, and I was concerned that ash would fall onto me. One morning we woke to find two bath towels had fallen onto the balcony.
There were plenty of sunbeds around the hotel area, not just around the pool but also on the grass and on the beach, plus the staff were happy to wheel them out of the indoor pool for you if necessary. Side is a lovely area, and we spent an enjoyable evening walking around it, before going for a meal with our friends. It's a pity the shop-keepers don't learn that we like to look without being bothered, they are all outside their shops and restaurants and don't let you look in peace, so in the end you don't look. They are all very charming, but it does get a bit irritating after a while. But overall a lovely hotel, we would definitely go back there again.
July 6, 2011
Great Holiday wish had of booked 2 weeks
Had a great stay at the melas resort, Everyone was really friendly, Hotel, Apartments & The grounds were kept imaculate, Food was lovely had a really good choice, we could eat at one of the al carte restaurant one of the nights & we went to the turkish restaurant was great had a really lovely atmosphere. We would definatley go back to the melas we got a great saving through Thomas cook & was worth every penny & more.
July 2, 2011