LOCATION: in the town Kizilagac, approx. 2 km from shopping centre, approx. 15 km from the centre of SIDE; approx. 70 km from the airport in Antalya; local minibus stop approx. 100 m from the hotel, ride to the centre of Side every 20 min (approx. 3 EUR).
BEACH: hotel, wide, sand and shingle, easy sea access, right next to the hotel, free umbrellas, sunbeds, mattresses and towels; hotel bar covered by ultra all inclusive.
HOTEL: five-star, family, situated on an area of 106 thousand m2, built in 1997, renovated in 2007, 717 rooms, 5 floors, 9 elevators, 24h reception, restaurant - buffet meals, International cuisine, 4 à la carte restaurants: Chinese, Turkish, Italian and fish; lobby bar, snack bar by the pool, piano bar, disco-bar, snack bar by the beach, TV room, shopping centre: jeweller, boutique, mini-market, shop with leather clothing, souvenir shop, photographer, 2 conference rooms for 700 people, free wireless Internet in the lobby; extra charges: hairdresser, car rental; credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available), approx. 24 m2, nicely furnished, individually steered air-conditioning, bathroom (shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone, minibar (filled up once upon arrival); safety deposit box (guarantee deposit); free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony (table and chairs); family: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available), approx. 40 m2; standard room furnishing, living room and bedroom; family room at a charge.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: 2 swimming pools of a total area of approx. 4500 m2, sweet water, depth 1.5 m, slides, paddling pool for children, umbrellas, sunbeds, mattresses and towels available by the pools free of charge; indoor pool, sweet water, approx. 200 m2, 4 tennis courts, 2 football fields (105 m x 68 m), table tennis, volleyball, basketball, archery, air-gun, darts, aerobics, fitness; playground for children, miniclub (4-12 y.o.), disco (23.00-3.00), animations for children and adults; extra charges: court floodlights (approx. 10 EUR/h), bowling, pool table, video games; watersports on the beach: non-motor watersports, like surfing or kayaking (license required), motor watersports (payable); SPA centre: free: sauna, Turkish bath; extra charges: massages.
ULTRA ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (7.0010.30), buffet lunch (12.30-14.30), buffet dinner (19.00-21.30) in the main restaurant; snacks at the snack bar (12.00-16.00, 23.00-1.00); coffee, tea and biscuit at snack bar (16.30-18.00); unlimited soft drinks, local alcoholic drinks and selected imported alcoholic drinks in the lobby bar; dinner at à la carte restaurant once a stay (earlier reservation required); wearing ultra all inclusive bands is required.
CONTACT: 0090/2427487280, www.selgebeachhotel.com
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Visa: required; tourist visa is valid 90 days for a period of 180 days (the visa entitles you to repeatedly cross the border); to obtain a visa, your passport must meet the following requirements:
- validity at entrance: 60 days from the date of expiry of the visa
- at least one blank page
A tourist visa must be obtained through the E-visa system (https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/; cost: 20 USD/person). It is also possible to purchase a visa upon arrival in Turkey at sales points at border crossing points (cost respectively: 30 USD/25 EUR/20 GBP/person, payable in cash). It is recommended to purchase visas via the electronic system. When crossing the Turkish border the person entering may be asked to submit valid medical insurance (for Itaka Customers it is the travel document that contains the insurance certificate no.) or proof of means of subsistence.
Temporary passport holders cannot obtain a visa in the E-visa system or at the border.
Local time: GMT+2
Language: Turkish; communication in English is also possible, more and more frequently in Polish.
Currency: 1 Turkish lira; 1 EUR = 2.4 lira.
Tips: the rule applies that you give as much as you can afford. Earnings in Turkey are low and tips are often a great financial help. It is a custom to tip drivers on local trips and waiters - approx. 5-10%.
Flight duration: Poland – Antalya – approx. 3 h
Prices: SIDE: beer – approx. 1.5 EUR, lunch – approx. 8 EUR; ALANYA: beer – approx. 2 EUR (in discos at the port approx. 4 EUR), lunch – approx. 10 EUR; KEMER: beer – approx. 2 EUR, lunch – approx. 10 EUR.
Air-conditioning: turned on only in the warmest months, from June to September. It often operates for more than half a day, because it is assumed that guests will spend most of the day outside the hotel. In some hotels air-conditioning is individually steered, so it can function 24h.
All Inclusive: in Turkey All Inclusive offers usually cover only meals and local drinks in limited hours, usually from 10.00 to 23.00. Any extra benefits like sports, safety deposit boxes, massages, saunas, and even the mini-bar are additionally payable. Aside from imported drinks, freshly squeezed juices and Turkish coffee are additionally payable. All Inclusive does not include the beach, unless it has been indicated otherwise in the hotel description.
Transport: operates very efficiently and is inexpensive; even from hotels far from the city centre it is easy to get there by dolmus, or local mini-bus. Fare price is approx. 1 EUR for 15 km. Taxis are equipped with meters. Prices are the same everywhere, 1 km costs approx. 1 EUR.
Beaches: Generally entry to beaches is free, you only pay for renting sunbeds and umbrellas, the fee depends on the beach; the most expensive is Cleopatra's Beach (approx. 5 EUR); the eastern beach in Alanya and in Side is cheaper (approx. 3 EUR).
Noteworthy: in Turkey the rule is that you cannot bring any drinks or fruit bought outside the hotel into room; in a tropical climate food spoils quite quickly, and insect may appear.
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Ancient Side is mainly impressive richness that comes from piracy and slave trade, a testament of which are the magnificent buildings. We can admire their remains until today. Located here is one of the largest theatres in Anatol for 15 thousand viewers, a huge agora with countless columns, a small museum of antiquity that is abundant with masterpieces, a Byzantine basilica built on Roman baths.
Undoubtedly, the town's greatest attraction is the temple of Athena and Apollo that dates back to the 2nd century A.D., situated by the seacoast, which is particularly magical after nightfall. Side is a cosy spot where you can discover your favourite cafe, tavern, take walks along the winding narrow streets, and in the evening head over to a disco and dance till the morning light. Besides this obvious beauty, there is a wide sandy beach and excellent hotels, where you can sunbathe by the pools for hours on end while having delicious drinks and savour the lack of turmoil, as well as an escape from everyday life.
Alanya Boat Tour and Dim cave - a yacht cruise lasting a few hours along the coast of Alanya. Great leisure, swimming and sunbathing. A trip to the famous Kale Mountain, where there is a beautiful view of the entire Alanye, a trip to the mountains to one of the most beautiful caves around Alanya - DIM cave. Price – approx. 45 EUR (includes lunch with drinks) – trips from Alanya, Side.
Antalya City and Dolphinarium - trip to the largest city of the Turkish Riviera, shopping in shops with leather clothing and jewellry. Dolphins' tricks show in the Dolphinarium. Free time in the city centre, where the beautiful port from Roman times is particularly noteworthy. Price - approx. 35 EUR (includes lunch; drinks additionally payable) - trips from Alanya, Side, Belek and Kemer.
Ancient Side and a cruise on the Manavgat River - cruise on the Manavgat River, one of the greatest rivers in the region of Antalya, with the possibility of swimming in the sea. Free time in Side - a walk around the ancient city centre, where the remains of the Temple of Athena and Apollo are noteworthy. Shopping in shops with leather clothing and jewellery. Price - approx. 45 EUR (includes lunch; drinks additionally payable) - trips from Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya.
Cappadocia (2 days) - magical land in the heart of Turkey. A miracle of nature, post-volcanic and moon-like landscapes. In the programme, among others, a visit to Konya, where the Mevlana Museum is located, visiting the underground city, a visit to the famous Cappadocian churches, unearthly landscapes. Price - approx. 129 EUR from Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya; approx. 139 EUR from Kemer (includes two meals a day, transfer via air-conditioned coach, pilot and guide care, entry tickets to the visited sites, accommodation in the centre of Cappadocia) - trips from Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya, Kemer.
Pamukkale – a trip to one of the greatest wonders of nature. In the programme a walk around the famous limestone terraces, visiting the ancient city of Hierapolis. Day trip. Price - approx. 65 EUR (includes transfer via air-conditioned coach, pilot and guide care, entry tickets to visited sites). - trips from Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya, Kemer.
Jeep safari - day trip for those seeking a thrill. Jeep safari in the majestic Taurus Mountains is an opportunity to see the true face of Turkey. Drive through typical Turkish villages, where life has been the same for hundreds of years, it is no doubt an attraction for everyone. Price – approx. 45 EUR (includes lunch). - trips from Alanya, Side, Belek, Kemer.
Rafting – an exciting adventure, rafting on pontoons on a rapid river under the care of a qualified team. Day trip Price - approx. 40 EUR (includes lunch, drinks additionally payable) – trips from all regions.
Turkish night - dinner with a presentation of folk dances originating from different parts of Turkey and of course belly dancing. Many surprises, guaranteed fun! Price - approx. 45 EUR from Side and Alanya - trips from Alanya and Side.
Hammam - visit to a Turkish bath with a massage included in the price. Price - approx. 35 EUR - trips from Alanya, Side, Antalya, Kemer, Belek.
Perge - Aspendos - Kursunlu – a trip to one of the best preserved ancient cities around Antalya, where St Paul preached. Then a visit to the best preserved Roman theatre in Asia Minor - Aspendos, where concerts still take place. Admiring the waterfalls of Kursunlu. Day trip Price – approx. 55 EUR. (includes transfer via air-conditioned bus, pilot and guide care, entry tickets to visited sites, lunch; drinks additionally payable). Trips from Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya.
Demre - Myra - Kekova – a trip to St Nicholas. In the programme visiting the Church of St Nicholas in Demre, then the beautiful, unique rock tombs in Myra and and unforgettable cruise around Kekova Bay. Trip only from the region of Kemer. Day trip Price - approx. 55 EUR (includes transfer via air-conditioned coach, pilot and guide care, entry tickets to visited sites, lunch, drinks additionally payable).
Kemer Yacht – an unforgettable cruise around the coves of Kemer. Great leisure, swimming and sunbathing. Day trip. Price – approx. 45 EUR (includes lunch with drinks) – only from Kemer.
Dolphinarium – trip to dolphinarium to see a dolphin show. Price – approx. 35 EUR. Departures from Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya, Kemer.
Aquapark – water fun at Aquaparku. Price – approx. 45 EUR. Departures from Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya, Kemer.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.