Bit on the Side
Arrived at the Hotel Palm Trendy Side, to a warm and friendly welcome. The Hotel was impressive, and location Ideal. Walk through the complex to the private beach, or chill by the two pools.
Food and drinks were good with plenty of choice. Staff were very friendly, and found the English accent amusingly different, and wanted to take the time to talk to you.......Might have had something to do with 99.9% of the guests and resort being from Germany.
All in all, a very enjoyable time, apart from the Jewelers in the Hotel. It stated in the Hotel info pack, that the shops at the Trendy Palm, were reputable. I purchased a "Swarovski" ring for my partner for £80. When we returned to the UK, after about a week, stones fell out of the setting. When we went to our local dealer to have the ring fixed under what we were told, an international guarantee, we were told the ring was a fake. BEWARE. DO BE CAREFUL BUYING IN THE HOTEL.
October 11, 2012
Great Value - VG Hotel
A very nice clean hotel.
There is a main hotel area and three annex buildings - good chance you will be in the annex area as most Brits were, not a problem rooms are good.
Well Managed with good staff all round. The German guests did seem to get preferential treatment, it seems a lot come back to this hotel on a regualar basis and seemed to know the Management personally, this isnt a problem but we lacked the personal touch compared with other guests.
Nice Pool Area. A slide and a Chute which were fun even at my age.
Beach ok but not the best, only a small private area on a very busy beach.
Specialist eating areas not open as we went out of season but the buffet area was excellent with plenty of choice.
Drinks were good, wide choice on the AI bars.
This is mainly visited by German tourists but there were a few Brits there if you need British company.
Cant comment about the entertainment didnt experience it by choice.
Not much in and around the hotel but there is a bus stop very near and its only 2 euro return to Side which is about a 15 minute ride away - well worth a visit its a great place to visit, lots of history and many shops with also some fine views.
October 11, 2012
Excellent hotel, overall great holiday in Side
We had lovely holiday with friends at Trendy Palm Beach hotel Side, would highly recommend, staff friendly hotel great rooms superb, food very good. Will definitely return to this hotel, as would our friends who had children with them, plenty for the children to keep them happy. :)))
August 19, 2012
Wonderful family holiday
Had a perfect holiday with our two older teenage children (16 & 18). The hotel was excellent with plenty of loungers around the pool areas and on the beach, and pool towels changed every 3 days. All of the staff were very friendly and courteous. The hotel was predominantly German but once the staff realised you were English, they tried very hard to talk to you in English! They also loved it when I tried to talk to them in Turkish! We used the hotel's Wellness Centre where we had a fabulous Turkish Bath and also a course of medical massages. Although this was expensive, the convenience and the fact that the same friendly staff did our massages every 3 days meant that they got to know us and we got to know them. We were not pressured into joining in any of the activities the animation team organised but still joined in with the twice daily water gym.
October 5, 2011
holiday in turkey
great time in nice hotel right on the beach ! never far to go between the pools and the beach,.food good and people very friendly although there were only a few other english holiday makers there (mainly germans)wasnt a problem for us but could be for some as entertainment geared towards them.clean resort,nice rooms and overall a good holiday.
September 19, 2011
Great holiday in Turkey
My husband, daughter and myself had a really lovely holiday at The Trendy Palm Beach Hotel near Side. The hotel staff did everything they could to make your holiday perfect. The rooms were comfortable and impeccably clean. The food was delicious and very varied and plentiful. Having sunbeds on the beach that you didn't have to pay for and the fact that you could take your drinks onto the beach was a treat. Sometimes drinks were even served down on the beach. This was our first time all inclusive, and before we went, I was a little worried that the food wouldnt be up to scratch. It was! You had to get up early to secure a sunbed, but that seems to be the case wherever we have been. It was a really easy dolmus ride into Side (about 5 mins) costing 2lire per person (about 80p). Thought Side was a lovely lively town. I would recommend this holiday. Although the temperature was very hot,(mid 40s most days) I would probably go again when a little cooler.
September 11, 2011
Best Holiday Ever
Myself my partner and my 17 year old daughter stayed at this hotel for a week and we loved it. The hotel was immaculate along with all the staff they couldnt do enough for you. Yes it does tend to be more German but once the waiters and staff knew you were English they all spoke a little english so it wasnt a problem. The food was great with plenty to choose from infact there was too much to choose from !!!!! The rooms were cleaned daily and even with the xtra bed the room was still plenty big enough, The pool area was lovely very clean and entertainment went on there all day with lots of games, we are beach people so spent our time their on the loungers in the garden just next to the beach where there is yet another bar and snack bar, and if you still didnt want to move they came with a drinks trolly. The night entertainment was good aswell which was introduced in several languages one of which been english so we understood it all. There is nothing negative I can say about this hotel everything was brilliant it was our first time in Turkey and we are definetly going back
September 8, 2011
Travel arrangements from Bournemouth were excellent. Hotel staff very friendly. The hotel was so clean the gardeners even washed and sprayed the sunbeds, presumably with some sort of fly repellant as unlike Tunisia last year flies were not an issue outside or in the restaurants.Food was varied and of excellent quality.
September 6, 2011