Take a look at the most romantic hotels in Side.
The 259-room Commodore Elite Suites & Spa is an upscale adult-only resort located on a sandy beach a short drive from the historic city of Side. The vibe at this all-inclusive is quiet and relaxing, with just a few fitness classes in the morning, and professional shows in the evening. Rooms are spacious and contemporary, with free Wi-Fi, free minibars (replenished daily) and LCD TVs. All have balconies -- most with at least partial sea views -- but open bathrooms may make some guests uncomfortable. The buffet spread is smaller than at similarly priced hotels, but food is tasty and of good quality, and there are two a la cartes and two snack bars for those seeking more choice. Couples looking for something a little livelier may want to compare rates at the Turquoise Resort Hotel & Spa.
The 429-room Ali Bey Resort Sorgun is one of the most luxurious all-inclusive properties in the area. Its rooms are gorgeous, with elegant Ottoman design, marble bathrooms with jetted tubs and all-natural Pure Herbs toiletries, and high-end touches such as free wine and snacks in the minibar, turndown service with chocolates, and pillow menus. Its water park is one of the best around, with plenty of slides for all ages, a pool with music and activities, a kiddy pool, and a quieter family pool. There is an additional adult-only pool set in the woods. Food is excellent in the a la carte restaurants, but while the buffet offers a huge quality spread, it varies little, and some find it repetitive after a few days. The large spa offers indoor and outdoor massages, and the gym is renowned for its fitness programs.
The five-pearl Paloma Oceana is a great option for families looking for an all-inclusive resort to suit everyone’s needs for both accommodation and activities. Guests have access to eight restaurants, nine bars, and five pools, all-inclusive or a la carte packages offer flexibility. There are multiple other facilities like kids' and teen's clubs, outdoor theater, tennis courts, and fitness classes to choose from -- it’s no wonder some groups come for weeks at a time and never leave the resort. Room options are equally as expansive, with special Lake Villas being the main attraction for those who can afford them. Cleanliness and well-maintained grounds are clearly a priority here, but food quality gets mixed reviews and the resort often feels overcrowded. The Ali Bey Resort Sorgun is comparable, with similar rates and packages, plus 53 tennis courts for sports fanatics.
The upscale Sentido Perissia certainly doesn’t lack options for entertainment, dining, or wellness. The all-inclusive beachfront property counts eight restaurants (with ingredients sourced from its own farm), four bars, four pools, dedicated activities for children, a Turkish hammam and spa, water sports, and evening discos among its many amenities. The family-friendly vibe and clean facilities make this a solid choice for those who seek a full resort experience. The rooms are well-appointed and often attached to balconies, but some of the bathrooms are small for families. All-day pool music and crowds can make for constant noise and long lines at the buffets. For an all-inclusive, adult-only hotel, check rates at the beachfront Barut Andiz.
The 486-room Turquoise Resort Hotel & Spa is a mellow luxury all-inclusive with beautiful, serene grounds, an active entertainment team, and an excellent beach. The atmosphere around the main pool is lively during the day, with music and activities, but those seeking a quieter spot can relax by the adult-only pool or at the beach, complete with two long piers and a bar. Candles and Buddha statues decorate the spa, which offers a wide array of massages and treatments, as well as free access to a hammam, a sauna, and a relaxation room. The main restaurant serves a great spread, but a la cartes get mixed reviews, and the booking system can be annoying to some. Rooms are clean, with big French beds, flat-screen TVs, and minibars (restocked daily free of charge). Lake House units offer access to a private pool shared with a few other rooms, and a private restaurant. The hotel is popular with couples, but there is also a great kids’ club with a water park.