Sun City Apartments & Hotel
39 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
ALFIE, ALFIE, ALFIE, ALFIE!!!! - THE BEST BARMAN EVER
"This is the second time we have enjoyed the fun and frolics of sun city.
The apartments are still cleaned to a high standard everyday by the maids and the whole complex is very clean.
Our two young boys (8 and 12) had plently to keep them occupied during the day and in the evening. They participated in the water polo and volleyball tournaments. The staff also took part in this.
Speaking of the staff, they were even better than last years staff. It was a pleasure to be around such friendly people. Just ask them for the sun city dance and they will even teach you the moves!! They were all really entertaining.
We are now semii fluent in turkish phrases thanks to alfie and schmiler. Nothing is ever too much and they do their best to make your holiday enjoyable.
The food was excellent especially the feta salad and the turkish pancakes as well as great value for money.
The bar catered for all ages, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails on offer. They also had two happy hours everyday, Buy one get one free!!!
We loved the place so much we are going back in October for the third time and then again in summer 2007. We are already counting down the clock. 84 days to go!!!!"
- Travel date: Mon 24th of July 2006
"What more can I say, this place rocked big time. My 3 kids had such fun, made lots of new mates.
Hubby and I were also well pleased. Maid service was every day, and was very good and thorough.
Bar staff and waiters were very friendly, and got to know everyone on first name terms.
I won't forget our holiday there in a hurry, and hope to book to go back next year."
- Travel date: Sun 16th of July 2006
Not much for youngsters!
"Had a nice time, but had a bit of a shock too. A bit of a walk to get to the shops and not very much around the Apartments. Made a nice change to see cows, bulls and goats being fetched to graze on land outside the hotel; our 9 year old enjoyed watching this! He was a bit bored because there were no bars/restaurants that had pool/snooker tables and no inflatables/rides for him to go on. We had 2 16 year old girls with us as well, and there wasn't much for them to do either. However, the apartments themselves are nice and clean, although basic. Maids are very good and the majority of staff are friendly, especially with the kids. Pool area is nice and is kept clean. We went mid July and it was HOT!! This was our first time to Turkey, and we will definitely go back, but might go to a busier resort - maybe Bodrum or Marmaris. If you have booked though, don't worry, it is far from a disaster, and I am sure you will have a nice holiday!"
- Travel date: Mon 10th of July 2006
"Sun City Apartments deserve their excellent reviews, on arrival one can't not notice how clean the hotel, apartments are. The rooms are large, cleaned daily (including towel change) and have fridge, TV, toaster, kettle, cutlery etc and air con for a small additional price.
The hotel has a large pool and smaller childrens pool with ample sun loungers. In addition the hotel has a swing park for the kids, on site supermarket open 7am to 11pm (prices are competitive), volleyball pitch, gym (free to use) and turkish sauna / massage. The hotel has a bar which is open early to late with happy hours (prices are the same as other bars/restaurants). The food is fine, we found it cheap to eat, at present they were offering half board for adults for Â£6 a day with kids free or half price depending on age. The staff were friendly and always available to help.
Entertainment is limited with shows on three to four nights a week, in addition there is a shop on site selling cd's,dvd's, gameboy advance/psp games cheap, ideal for the kids!
The beach is only a short walk away, its popular at weekends with the locals, so is busy, there is plenty of small shops near the hotel with the Saturday market within walking distance. Side town centre is only a twenty five minute walk away via the beach.
There is plenty of local restaurants offering some great food, we found Umdts at thetop of the road (left out of the hotel) was one of the best, service was great with a good variety of food on offer at very reasonable prices.
Would I go back to Sun City, well just ask my kids !"
- Travel date: Sat 8th of July 2006
Loved the place
"Had a really great two weeks. Sun City appartments were lovely and clean rooms cleaned and fresh towels daily. The town of Side is only about 20 minutes walk away where all the shops are and restaurants but, if you didnt want to walk far there are plenty of eating places near the appartments where the food is more reasonable. The Pelican next door to sun city is a very good place to eat and the waiters will do everything they can to cater for all tastes. We went the end of May and saw the loggerhead Turtles in the sea which was quite incredible. There are also plenty of local supermarkets if you wish to cook your own food but just a kettle and two ring stove in the appartment. Overall a grat place to stay plenty of entertainment on an evening but all finished by 12.00."
- Travel date: Sun 18th of June 2006
"we have just returned from these apartments, what can i say! what an excellent place to stay. the maid service was superb, towels and bed linen were changed daily and the apartment was thoroughly cleaned, she would even wash the pots if you left any out.
the kids pool was excellent for little ones but the large pool had no shallow end so could be dangerous for non swimmers.
the bar and waiter service was done on a tab system, they just charged it to your room and it was up to you when it was settled, we did not use this service as we went to the restaurant up the road.
if you go self catering do try umets pide and kebap, excellent service and food. we found it excellent value for the money and they treated the children like prince and princesses.
altogether a very enjoyable stay and would recommend for families."
- Travel date: Fri 19th of May 2006
we loved our stay at sun city
"we stayed at sun cityin may for two weeks and were very impressed with the hotel they catered for all our needs and the maids were fantastic my son was very poorly with the sickness and diarorea bug and they waited on us hand and foot. At first it didnt look much cause we arrived in the middle of the night but once we awoke in the morning we were very impressed. I wouldnt recommend this hotel if you have any mobility difficulties as the hotel is up a dirt track but we believed the staff make the hotel and they really did."
- Travel date: Thu 18th of May 2006
loved sun city
"myself and my sister wanted a holiday were we could just chill out and relax. this was the first time i had been on holiday for about 17 years so did not no what to expect. because my sister travels all the time she had warned me that because this was a cheap holiday not to expect to much. when we arrived at 4 in the morning i wanted to go to bed. we where shown to our room and it was lovely bigger than i has thought it was going to be. when i awoke a little later and looked out of the balcony the mountains were fantastic and the complex looked very clean. as it was the start of the season it was quiet which was what we wanted. The staff are very friendly and helpful. we found it cheaper to eat outside of the complex the best place is a place called umutz. (walk out of reception go left and it is at the top of the road on the corner) this place is very cheap and the staff are really nice the best one is oulash( tell him the british army girl sent you) . The place was starting to build up for the season and i would love to go back later this year but this time i would take my two children it was brilliant . i would rate this complex higher than the rating in the brochure.the photos do not do it any justice its lovely"
- Travel date: Thu 18th of May 2006
i loved it
"when i stayed at sun city apartments i loved it, it is a relaxed place and the staff are all so nice and friendly and speak very good english"
- Travel date: Mon 15th of May 2006
"this was our third year coming here and we love it!!!
so much so that we got married here july 2005
the owners hasan and his sister gulan all the staff and jengus(who we now call the wedding planner)
arranged everything all the legal stuff and even the flowers it was perfect
we have already booked to come back july 06 for our first annerversary"
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of February 2006
Just Returned 18/10/2013
"Have arrived back today having spent a very pleasant week at Sun City.
Whilst the studio was very basic it was very clean and cleaners called in every day during our stay and we were provided with clean towels daily - Have to say the bathrooms were excellent with great showers and always plenty of hot water.
We did experience a slight problem with the reception staff ( Not being helpful ) but they came good on our last night - Can't praise the waiters enough - A special Thanks to Shi who couldn't have been more helpful and a really nice guy.
We had all but one evening meal at the Hotel - The food was of a good standard but not very cheap - They do offer 2 x Happy Hour's during the evening ( Buy one get one free ) so you may wish to keep that in mind
All in all for a weeks stay it was a good base - Its not the best of location , there is a nice beach within a 20 min walk but the hotel does provide a free bus shuttle to The Royal Beach which is well worth a visit.
We were lucky apart from the last day the weather was fantastic - Still up in the 30's a couple of days which made our holiday.
A great place to stay if you have young children - We don't have children but there was a child friendly feeling about the place - I would agree with a previous review that you should avoid this place if you don't like to be the only British people there , during our stay we only came across 2 other couples that were from the UK but have to say in all honesty it didn't spoil our stay.
Not sure we would return, But we thank the staff at Sun-City for an enjoyable weeks break.. "
- Travel date: Sat 19th of October 2013
Lovely Staff, if hotel was in different settings and with less germans, we'd deffinately return
"If you don't get on with Germans avoid completely and go the other side of Turkey, Side has hardly any British holiday makers. (Not exaggerating)
We arrived late/early morning and were checked in quickly and efficiently however when shown to our room we disappointed. It was a studio room with just the basics, a double and single bed with a small kitchenette and a bathroom and a double wardrobe by the door. For a couple to be staying here or a young family with a small child im sure this room would have been great for them but, as we were travelling with my 15 year old daughter there was little privacy for her and we upgraded to an apartment within the first week at a price of Â£10 a night (an extra Â£110 on top of our holiday. After this we were much happier staying at the SunCity.
The staff around the pool at the SunCity is brilliant! We cannot sing their praise enough! They were helpful, polite and friendly. However if you do not get up before 8 am you may not be able to know this as you won't be able to get a sun bed if youâre travelling in a party of more than 3 as the incredibly rude German/Dutch (the majority of the nationality's that make up the resort) wake up at stupidly early to reserve their sun beds.
Good places to eat in Side are "Cheers"- just up the road with good entertainment (waiters can be a little slimy on the teenage girls but do take the hint eventually), "Sultan Blue" - just around the corner and well priced with lovely food, "Pasakoy"- A little expensive with smaller portions but the food is delicious. Avoid the steak house on the corner of Side's harbour where you have to go upstairs to eat as they give tiny portions, is very expensive and the food isn't that great either. The food at the SunCity is good I recommend the chicken sandwich as a snack at lunchtime and the drinks are priced as roughly the same as in the town.
All-in-all if your looking for a nice, friendly place to holiday, we would recommend the sun city and keep in mind manners cost nothing, a fact the pool staff at the Suncity support completely.
Special thanks to Hakan, Jimmy and Arif (sorry about spelling, don't know if it's right) and all the other bar staff for making our holiday one to remember, love you :) xx
- Travel date: Wed 15th of August 2012