nice apartment plenty of room and pool and gardens are kept in loverly order near to all bars and beach …
303,Irem Gardens, B
Spacious, comfortable apartment.
We had a great stay, really enjoyed the apartment. It was nice and spacious and well kitted out esp in the kitchen where we occasionally prepared meals. The pool was lovely and we also liked the free shuttle bus to the beach. The staff were all very friendly too. …
Side Garden Residence
Great location, excellent accommodation .. we will be back for sure ..
We've just returned home after 11 days in Side, Turkey. Renting the apartment was a straight-forward process, and Tony helpfully sent us details of tips, security, where to get cash, car hire, local shops and recommended restaurants which really did help a lot. We have been to Side previously but by chance booked this apartment in an area we had visited once and wanted to return to. We had apartment 3 in block A and I understand there are 7 or 8 blocks (64 apartments in total), though it was never crowded and there was little noise at any time of day.
We arranged our own transfer but on arrival the Turkish man in the gate house welcomed us and gave assistance to find which apartment we were in, despite speaking no English, and us speaking only limited Turkish! We had requested a few items be provided for our arrival - bread, butter, water, Efes .. the basics and these were all in the apartment when we got there. The apartment had two good sized bedrooms, shower/toilet room with a washing machine on the lower floor, with access to the pool and gardens. On the upper floor there was a large couch, coffee table, tv and the kitchen area with a washing machine and a large fridge/freezer. There is another toilet/shower room on this floor. There is a balcony with table and chairs. The apartment was clean and tidy, with air conditioning both up and down stairs. It was perfect for us and I would certainly recommend it. The apartment also has wifi which we found very useful.
There is a poolbar which played music during the day into the evening, sells ice creams, drinks and crisps. The pool is very popular but as many of the apartments are used by tour companies the reps are often not there much and you can find on some days that you have it almost to yourself. We found other people staying at the apartments to be friendly and the people that maintain the place are equally courteous and helpful.
Its a ten minute walk to the banks where you can get a great exchange rate, much better than the smaller agencies. There are a number of restaurants/bars close-by as well as a couple of supermarkets, tour agencies, gift shops. All in all, we had a great time at Side Garden Residence and I've already told Tony that we want to return soon.
If I had to point out minor points it would be that there is a restaurant across from the back of the apartments had quite loud music on a few nights during our 11 day stay, which kept us awake on our first night but thereafter it was barely noticable. …