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Kervan Hotel
Ranked #121 of 244 Hotels in Side
Oxford
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

I have just returned from a 14nt half board package holiday at the Kervan........on the whole I was very pleased with the hotel & holiday in general & would definately recommend it.
One problem was with the transfers with Holiday Taxis....their service was dreadful. On arrival in Antalya (lunchtime), we were kept waiting for almost 2 hours in blazing sun & placed on several different mini-buses before they decided which one was going to Side. We were harassed by the driver who tried to bully us into giving him a tip (which we didnt do!!!) On being collected from our Hotel for the return journey to the airport the minibus reeked of vomit and I sat in a seat & as I tried to put the seatbelt on found it still covered in sick!!!! Luckily as we were the first to be picked (nearly said puked) up we were able to move to another seat. When we got to the airport the driver refused to remove any of the cases himself, so we were left to struggle to get them out.
The Kervan Hotel was spotlessly clean, staff were helpful & friendly and although the food is extremely repetetive (chicken, chicken, chicken), overall I was very impressed. Yes the towels were old & like sandpaper but as we had very hot water every day that more than made up for it. Just a couple of negative points.....although we were half board they covered up the coffee, tea & juice machines during the evening meal?? that meant you were forced to buy your drinks (a bottle of water £1)! - & the other downside was the evening meal was supposed to be served until 9pm but after about 8.15 there was rarely anything left (main meal) & by 8.30 the kitchen staff started to remove the food.
The hotel is well situated for the town, beaches & the bus station is 5 mins walk away. Dolmus to Manavgat Market was only 2TL one-way & well worth a visit. I would definately recommend the hotel & would love to go back.



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Room Tip: Room 104 was ideal for us (although down 4 flts of stairs) it was on the ground floor overlooking th...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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wolverhampton
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

arrived back from the kervan 30/09/11 we had requested a quiet room and were given a room next to the bar with loud music after refusing to unpack another room was found this was much better ,clean with a nice corner balcony ,the shower sprayed everywhere but this was soon repaired ,sunbeds always available ,a courtesy bus to the beach if prefered ,no entertainment atall and the drinks were expensive staff friendly but limited english, the main downfall was the food it is the worst we have ever had the choice was terrible except for salad and soup ,chicken 8 out of 10 nights cold potatoes ,rice,brocolli and one other differing tray ,desert looked okay atfirst 4-5 syrup cakes unfortunately they were the same every night ,breakfast was no better we dreaded going down to eat and ate out several times for this reason we would not go back to this hotel

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

We booked a weeks package for late September with Lowcostholidays.com at the Kervan hotel in Side. Good flight times and airport transfers went well.The hotel is very well situated for the beach (10 mins walk) ancient ampitheatre (15 mins) and old town and harbour (20 mins)
We had a twin room with balcony,air-con, fridge,hairdryer and TV but no kettle,very clean and with a daily maid service. Food was good (especially the salads) but the local dishes needed labelling so you knew what you were eating,and the waiters could have beenmore helpful (language problems perhaps) The pool area was great with plenty of sunbeds and there was a computer in the reception area and we had a great week and will go back again..

Room Tip: Rooms on the front road are noisier at night due to a hamman/nightclub across the road
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Devon
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

Have just returned from two weeks at the Kervan and whilst it does have many good points it was incredible that they removed coffee and juice from the hard board guests dinner during the second week even though they were available for the first! To be told 'you shouldn't have got them anyway' is not a good way to build customer relations. Despite that the room was ok, a bit dated but very clean. The shower room does need updating and we found the hot water was a bit variable - possibly as we were on the top floor. Food was ok and pool very good. Staff were ok but spoke german better than english. Close to beach and town so great location. All in all good value for a low cost holiday.

Room Tip: Ask for a twin as they are much bigger than the doubles!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hertfordshire
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39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

Arrived with my husband for 7 night break half board. Had a nice corner room on 3rd floor view of pool and sea.Nice king sized bed. Room very bright as light curtains but overall good. Shower room needs a bit of updating but nevertheless always plenty of hot water and accomodation spotlessley clean also air conditioning worked well with remote control. Fridge also in room previous comments had worried me re bringing your own food in but we ordered a few bottles of water from the bar and then bought in other things which caused no problem at all.
Reception staff friendly though English not too good.
Well positioned hotel 10 mins walk to beach and 20 mins to old Side. Walk the main road way and its amazing the ruins of the shops and the amphitheatre,
We found the Side beach very narrow and crowded packed with sunbeds. But if you go round the peninsular to the left of the amphitheatre you come to No Name Beach with a cafe and sunbeds which are free if you buy a drink there. A light breeze on that part of the coast makes things easier.
We thought drinks expensive everywhere especially in the hotel £21 for a bottle of local wine was too much and that is the main donwfall of Kervan Hotel. All drinks expensive.
Food ok but a little unimaginative, Pureed potatoes could be done better and cold sprouts not too good. Just needs a little re arranging. Olives at breakfast but none in the evening i didnt like.
I liked the area and the hotel overall very good. pool nice area around clean and usually no problem geting a sunbed.
Had a turkish bath in the hotel with Mehmet very good about £17.
Would go again but just B and B as lots of good places to eat out.

Room Tip: Best room 2nd or 3rd floor overlooking pool/
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kervan Hotel

Property: Kervan Hotel
Address: Ataturk Bulv. No:1, Side, Manavgat 07330, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Manavgat > Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 244 Hotels in Side
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,321 - ₹ 12,219
Hotel Class:3 star — Kervan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Kervan Hotel Side

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