Antalya, Turkey

This is a wonderful resort where old and new Turkey thrive side by side (you see what we did there?) and you’ll find both Roman ruins and cool cocktails within easy reach of your sunbed. The promontory that separates the resort’s west and each beach is a major archaeological site, with ancient stones everywhere. The temples of Athena and Apollo virtually loom over the waterfront promenade, where you’ll find a host of cafes and shops to visit in between sightseeing.

The gently-shelving west beach is perfect for swimming and fun water-sports and within easy reach you’ll find all the ingredients for a fantastic week in the sun.

Side Golden Rock Hotel & Spa

Four-star Side’s Golden Rock Hotel & Spa is located just a short stroll from the beach, near the ancient port city of Side. They have both an indoor and outdoor pool, stylish rooms and a luxurious spa to offer, this hotel is perfect for those wanting a bit of peace and quiet by the coast.

Our board basis is all-inclusive and the hotel’s main buffet restaurant offers a range of Turkish and International dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The snack restaurant also offers pide, pizza, spaghetti and burgers and if you’re in need of refreshment you can choose from the Pool Bar or Lobby Bar for a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Your Room

All rooms are elegantly decorated and all have a balcony or terrace. The bathrooms are modern and all have a large shower.

Room facilities are many and include a shower, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, free wifi, mini bar, hairdryer, satellite TV with added extras like a bathrobe and slippers.

Prices are based on a pool view room. An Upgrade to a sea view room is available for an extra £7 per night in May & October or £12 per night in June to September.

Hotel Facts

  • 68 rooms
  • Outdoor pool, Indoor pool
  • Selection of bars and restaurants
  • Fitness centre, Spa
  • Evening entertainment (varies depending on date)
  • Double or twin bedded room with balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV


There is a good choice of flights into Antalya, about an hour away. Once in Side, you don’t have to go far for sightseeing: ancient stones virtually litter the old city! The temples and amphitheatre are a must, and there is also a Roman Agora (market), ruined Byzantine palace and city walls: the small museum in the 5th century bath-house houses beautiful artefacts. Side also offers a good range of boat trips, from dolphin-spotting cruises to Gulet day boats.


In the resort, the host can arrange a number of excursions, these may include cultural, historical and fun activities. 

In Antalya the excursions may include, boat trips/cruises, Jeep tours, cultural visits, nights out and city tours.

These can all be booked at the resort with your Friendship Travel host.


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