The best in Antalya city limits...
This hotel is run by Alarko group and has the same standart upscale service and comfort among with other Hillside hotels,villages and sport complex...
It has a distinct quality in indoor facilities,you can have a quality time even without stepping out from the hotel.. The building is very ordinary when you look from outside in the daytime..
But in the night ,the color of the hotel changes completely in every 3 minutes thanks to the light games..
The rooms are very chic,the restaurants and the fitness center is very good and the pool is superb:
It is located in the heart of new trendy Beachpark at Konyaalti Beach.
The roof bar has a nice view,the bar at the beach is truly magnificent..
Hillside su... topquality romantic paradise
This was our first trip to Turkey and we only wanted to stay in Hillside Su hotel because of it's unique design. It is a perfect boutique hotel. Great design (everything is white) with excellent room and double beds insifde the room but also outside on the balcony(!). Very romantic, excellent friendly staff, great swimmingpool and marvelous beachclub (day and night). It was a positie, excellent unique experience to enjoy this hotel for 2 weeks. Great breakfast and dinner buffets. Staff is very friendly, helpfull, great hosts. I can recommend it to everybody, but not suitable for childeren. For honeymooners and couples it is thé place to be. regards, Theo Bouman, Netherlands.
Konyaalti Beach's best accommodation
Su means water. The hotel itself tries to be hip and chic and I think they partly succeeded. Hillside mainly caters to the upper crust of Turkish society and high flying foreigners so this hotel reflects the price of the polulation it targets. Still, in my personal opinion, their service does not equal 5-star hotels in Asia where service is almost always impeccable. First I was not happy with my room since I booked for a poolview/seaview room. I finally got it on the second night but I had to follow up several times to make sure this happened. I balk at the high season price but the location on Konyaalti Beach is good and the overall amenities (pool, beach bar ) are nice. The food is OK and the buffet breakfast at the red restaurant offered many healthy alternatives. The beach itself is not a sandy beach but a pebble beach. There beach club area is exclusive to hotel guests and so is the jetty where one can practice diving off of. The beach watersports center is conveniently located next door to the beach club. Security wise, it was commendable that only guests could enter the gates from the public walkway near the beach to the hotel at any time. The general area offered many other restaurant choices for every budget. If one came with children, there are also choices for their amusment nearby. I wouldn't rave about the total service at Hillside Su but the pool staff and gym staff were excellent. The in-house DJ is really cool. One thing I am not so happy about is the close proximity to the waterpark. It is right next door to Hillside Su. We at the pool could hear the cheesy pop music blasting via the waterpark's speakers. Luckily, they close every day at 7 pm. I would still recommend the hotel to discerning travelers. The rooms are simply decorated the main theme being white with overwhelming use of mirrors. The terry covered double bed on the patio is a nice touch. Cocktails are sipped and tanned bodies abound there just past sunset. The spa offered many cures and pampering opportunities but I skipped them. The gym has decent machines and a good floor space for doing my yoga and Pilates. Cold water was readily available. I don't know if chillout music is your preference but I just love it that they play it nonstop in the beach club and the pool area. The weather-proof speakers (the ones in the pool are waterproof so they make sure your underwater experience is equally pleasant)allow for relaxing cool music just about 24/7. The pool area is minimalist with wood and tile details. All the lounge chairs and cushions are freshly dressed in white terry every morning on order by each guest. The towels are plush and good sized. The 24-hour lobby bar is a nice touch. Akdeniz (Mediterranen Sea) can be seen from the hotel.
SHOCKING DESIGN !
This group owns Hillside SU, Hillside Beach Club, Hillside Sport Clubs. They all are among the best in Turkey. But with this hotel they tried really hard to shock the client with the creativity of their design. It is not for everyone. It is for the rich and sophisticated traveler. It is for lovers and honneymooners. It is a unique experience unmatched by any other hotel . 65 square meter standard rooms is big enough for most ! There is a jakuzzi in the room. The lights change color with a remote control or if you make sound.
The mirrors are all around the buildings and in the room. Hence you feel like you are in an unreal world of infinity at all times. The light effects enhance this feeling.
The indoor pool is half wide of an olympic pool but twice as long ! Thee are jet-masaj seats in the pool. At night it is semi dark. The color light effects make it look very interesting. Turkish bath with its light show is an unbelievable experience.
Next to a golf course. I enjoyed it all. But I felt a little bit tired of all the creativity and originality after 4 days. It is not a hotel I wish to go frequently. It is like a tasty dessert but too sweet to be able have too much.
All i can say is FANTASTIC!
it was the first holiday i have had without the whole family just me my friend and our daughters the hotel, staff, complex everything was wonderful.
very clean staff very helpful, kind and sweet, the food was also fantastic the only down side was the drinks were very expensive we had 2 soft drinks and 4 alcohol drinks and it cost us something like £45.00 other than that it is great and would go back anytime again i am not the type of person to go back somewhere that i have beenbefore but this is a deffinate yes.
Lastly one other thing the outdoor pool was freezing althought the weather was hot most of the time the indoor pool was always heated but not the outdoor maybe theyshould consider this, but deffinately i will be visiting Hillside Su again SOON!.
Not For The Migraine Prone!
In October 2006, my husband and I stayed at the Hillside for five days while he attended a conference being held at the hotel.
The conference attendees (numbering about 50) and their spouses/partners were an international group ranging in age from mid-30s thru mid-50s.
Having informally canvassed the bunch, I think I can speak for us all.
Excellent gym and rec facilities
Decent room amenities.
Excellent exterior shades which blocked out any sun, thus rendering the room dark as a cave.
Good AC. The room always stayed cool -but we were there in October.....
- Horrible red and white florescent lighting which, coupled with either the shiny, stark white walls (in the rooms) or the white walls and black carpet (in the halls) was enough to induce the staggers in the most sober of participants.
- The oh-so-uber-sleek rooms, instead of being cool and modern, felt institutional and cold.
- Not nearly enough seating in the outdoor dining area. The "dining room", decorated in red plastic and vinyl, was hot, noisy, smoky, and grossly unattractive. Imagine a cafeteria on a ferry and you got the mental image.
- While the website boasts that it's a modern, sophisticated, four-star resort, in reality, it's a painted over old hotel. The bathrooms haven't been updated - unless one counts the shiny white paint - in years and years, and the rest of the infrastructure is also showing its age. (Those horrible black hall carpets are worn and frayed in several places.)
- The food (served buffet style), tho very plentiful, isn't the most well-prepared. Its appeal is probably more to the all-you-can-eat type than the traveler who appreciates fine dining.
- It's a hike to the center of Antalya. I'm a fit, fast walker and it took me 45 minutes to walk to the center of town.
- The lobby/bar area contains a three-story atrium. Rooms above open to walkways along the atrium, which provide an interesting, albeit disorienting, view (see comments about lighting and carpeting). All fine and good until you're trying to fall asleep at 2300 to the throbbing beat of the loud techno music emanating from the bar two stories below.
- Oh, and if you dislike techno, be warned. It's unavoidable, being piped thru speakers thruout the entire complex. (I wanted to take a gun to my head after two days!)
- While the website boasts wi/fi access, it's spotty at best in rooms not directly in line of the modem system. We had great difficult getting a connection in our room and had to go out to the balcony to achieve any signal strength.
Overall, I'd not go back.
But the goldfish were nice.....
Hillside Su Hotel
The Hillside Su doesn't look like much from the outside -- like a Turkish government ministry or something, perched on a hill overlooking Konyaalti beach.
Then you go inside, through a frosted-glass door with a metal detector behind it -- again, just as if you were going into the Prime Minister's office. And you quickly realize this is a very different sort of hotel.
The entire hotel is done up in blinding white. Everything -- absolutely everything -- is white: the corridors, the rooms, the staff uniforms, you name it. Except for the ground-floor restaurant, which is red. The rooms are starkly miniminalist, but with a few whimsical touches -- each one is equipped with a fishbowl containing a plastic fish, and a lava lamp, and light fixtures that switch from white to pink to red. And what they refer to as a "maxi bar" complete with full-sized bottles of liquor. Once you open one, you can write your room number on it and use it throughout the hotel. They're not cheap -- neither are the furnishings, all of which are listed on the "maxi bar" card in case you decide you can't live without your lava lamp!
Unfortunately, my room didn't face the ocean, though I could see a tiny corner of it by peering around the corner of my private -- very private -- balcony. I had never seen a big, terry-cloth covered mattress on a hotel balcony before! But as it turns out, they're everywhere -- by the pool, and even on the beach, where you can lounge on a comfy bed while gazing out at the Mediterranean.
The path leading to the pool area. The pool is long and narrow, though not deep (1.45 meters). If you walk the length of the pool and down a few steps, you come to a gate (bring your room key) that leads to the hotel's private pebble beach. Here you can jump into the water from the hotel's pier, or rent jet-skis or kayaks, or just relax and have the attentive staff bring you pizza, salads, and drinks.
And when you walk back out the front door, you see a magnificent panorama of coastal Turkey at its finest. The location, though not convenient to the old town of Antalya, is not far from the fantastic Antalya Museum. There's also a major shopping mall nearby. But if you're like many people who visit, you'll probably seldom want to leave the hotel.
Has anybody stayed in Hillside Su in Konyaalti beach? Does it have a nice beach? I emailed them through their website but no one there has responded so far. Any spefific info or feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I stayed there last week. It does have a beach, but it's a pebble beach. However, there's a swimming platform so you can climb down a ladder directly into the sea. The hotel also has jet skis, kayaks, etc. available for rent. And the beachside lounge area is fabulous! As are the pool, the restaurants, the lounges, the rooms, etc. I highly recommend staying there. It's really not expensive either, considering the high quality of the facilities.
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Thanks. Did you book through the hotel or through a travel site or through the hotel directly. Travelocity is offering $40 less than the lowest rack rate at HS's website. Where do the standard rooms face? Is there a garden? Hilldise Su staff never answered my questions via email. The pictures look pretty fabulous and chic. Is the swimming platform large? Can one sunbathe on the swimming platform too? I appreciate your response.
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I didn't book; I just showed up without a reservation and got a land-view room for $105. I had a view of the waterpark next door and the mountains beyond, plus a tiny corner of the beach; a sea-view room would have been preferable, but oh well.
The hotel doesn't have any gardens to speak of, though there's some nice landscaping around the pool.
The swimming platform is more like a pier. It's not really meant for sunbathing, though I suppose you could lounge there if you wanted to... but just a couple of meters from the water's edge, the hotel has sunbeds and parasols, and a couple dozen meters inland there are some nice decks with big mattresses and beanbag chairs where you can sip (expensive) cocktails.
"Chic" is a good word to describe the Hillside Su. It's straight out of "Wallpaper*" magazine -- very minimalist. It makes a nice change from the usual kilim-and-wood pension decor.
I took several photos of the hotel, so give me a few minutes and I'll put up a travelogue. :)
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Thanks again so much! Maybe that is what I should do. I have a tentative reservation which is still cancellable. The rate is $210 a night for a standard room! I shall check your page. Thanks again for the precise info and I am glad you had a good experience you are sharing with us all. ~ A ~
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well my friends are there at the moment.. as they say "it is great"... been there as well...nice water but little bit cool comparing to alanya...but very clean indeed...have fun..