Side has a wide offer of hotels, both independently run in town centre, and complexes out of town which are mainly used by charter tourists. Prices are really surprisinly good, in average, Side hotels are most competitive. It seems to be fairly easy to find a room even during summer season.
Hotels for independent travellers.
Family Pansiyon (t. 753 1026)
Evin Pansiyon (t. 753 1074)
Güven Motel (t. 753 1091)
Ilhan (t. 753 1099)
Pettino's Pansiyon (t. 753 3608)
Selen Motel (t. 753 2730)
Yasa Motel (t. 753 4024)
Yildirim Pansiyon (t. 753 3209)
Yükser Pansiyon (t. 753 2010)
Beach House (t. 753 1607)
Hanimeli Pansiyon (t. 753 1789)
Kale Motel (t. 753 1470)
Kleopatra (t. 753 1033)
Lale Park (t. 753 1131)
Side (t. 753 3824)
Eating out is quite good, at least there is abundance of restaurants both across town as well as in hotels. Prices are OK, though not quite so surprisingly competitive as is the case with hotels. The good thing with Side's tourist restaurants is that many places make much of their business on returning customers. Overall, services are both good and friendly.
Going out in Side involves several options. There are usual bars, far from seedy, to night clubs geared up to compete with what is found in European resorts. Either options are fairly priced, far less than European clubs ask for.
Moving in and out of Side is best done with bus. There are direct connections to Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul. For closer destinations, the town of Manavgat, 4 km north, is the real transport hub.