The apartment we stayed in and the surrounding grounds and pools were excellent. Always space to lie out and the pools were never over-busy.
The apartment was very well maintained and presented - and had all the facilities we required.
As the location is slightly remote, it would be useful if the apartment had a map and specific instructions on how to get to supermarkets and restaurants. We were lucky to meet other residents on our first day and they gave us a map that they had created - they also informed us about the free daily bus to the beach.
The location is very peaceful - ideal for my wife and I - a bit quiet for our teenage kids.
All in all - highly recommended.
Turkey is such a beautiful country. You have everything there: sun, beach, shopping malls, historical remains, ... On top of it we stayed in this fantastic apartment in Side. The owners are very kind and helpful. When you have a problem finding airplane tickets they even help you. The garden with the huge swimming pool is amazing and very good maintained. The apartment itself is modern and good equipped. You'll find everything you need there. I would say to everyone, go and have a look!
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What a fantastic holiday we have experienced in The Valley Side! It is a very nice complex where you can relax completely. The apartment offers every possible comfort. Besides, you're a 10 minute walk from the center where you will find numerous shops and restaurants. The beach is a 5 min drive (free shuttle). We've been their two times, and intend to go again in 2016!
The apartment is located in a peaceful area of Side. The complex of apartments are just two stories in height so the population density is quite low. This means the shared swimming pool is always free and the place is nice and quiet.
There is security/caretaker staff available but they didn't speak English. German is more widely understood than English which few people speak in this area.
You can have groceries delivered from the local store provided the order is for a minimum of 20 Lira. The alternative is to walk to the store which is approx. 12 minutes away.
There was a free local bus service into Side which departed at 10.00 and 11.00 and the last return from Side was at 18.00. We found the timetable rather limiting so used the taxi service instead. The drive itself to Side beach is only approx. 10 minutes. It wasn't practical for us to walk to the beach as the route includes unsurfaced roads, steep inclines and the temperature can reach 40C by mid-afternoon (August). If you want to explore the area then I would recommend you hire an electric scooter if you don't have any children with you.
Another travel option which we used was to get the Shanty restaurant to collect us from the apartment. They will send a taxi to you and bring you back. We only used this service once as our preference was to walk around and select a restaurant when we get there.
The people are really friendly and helpful. We would recommend the West beach which has beautiful sand and a shallow sea and there are no strong currents so its safe for children.
This apartment was fantastic, very modern, clean and great facilities, all mod cons, including WIFI. The whole complex was kept immaculate. The complex is slightly away from main Side but the local beach bus comes daily to collect you and drop you off and most restaurants will also come and collect you, so we didn't find this a problem at all. I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. There was an indoor and outdoor pool and a small gym. Security are on site all the time and it was very safe and secure. Will definitely be back without a doubt.