Ozden Pansiyon, set in Side Old town, was once a 5 bedroom bungalow that has grown with tourism over the last 40 yrs or more by adding rooms to make this wonderful welcoming Oasis. Surrounded by the warm Mediterranean Ocean, beautiful golden beaches just steps away. The vibrant old historical town has history and ruins on ever corner to explore, shops, cafes, bars to sit and soak up the sunshine and Rich Turkish Culture…so truly something for everyone!
Our accommodation of 9 private en-suite rooms (with no added single supplement!), Our rooms are simple comfortable and clean all with en-suite shower rooms. We provide shower towels and hand soap in the shower rooms. All rooms are cleaned daily by our housekeeper and offer free Wifi, internet connection. All rooms have outside seating area and some have a shared terrace.
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Relax on one of the golden beaches just a short stroll walk away… Visit the traditional Turkish markets in nearby Manavgat. We can arrange a private boat trip up the emerald green river in Manavgat or just chill-lax on the bean bags in our peaceful gardens.
The other evenings you are free to choose from the wide variety of restaurants and cafes in Side. There is something for everyone here: Traditional Turkish resturants, locally caught fish restaurants,Turkish pizza (Pide) and not forgetting the original Turkish kebab!
We offer free unlimited tea, coffee, herbal teas and a fridge for our guests use.
Side (meaning pomegranate) is a resort town on the southern coast of Turkey, near the town of Manavgat, 75 km from Antalya. Surrounded by stunning ruins, including the waterside Temple of Apollo and a well preserved Roman amphitheatre, which still hosts colourful performances. Side is one of the best known classical sites in Turkey. Side’s natural geography made it the most important place in Pamphylia from the Mediterranean to Mount Taurus. This location also made Side, Turkey one of the most important trade centres of its time. Today, the ancient city of Side is situated on a small north-south peninsula about 1 km long and 400 km across. Side is one of the Turkish Mediterranean’s most attractive and Historical resorts.
Side’s archaeological importance means there are strict local planning regulations, which has helped the town maintain its charming character. Strolling down the pedestrianised main street brings you to a harbour filled with pleasure boats overlooked by restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy a relaxed sunset drink. The town’s long sandy beaches are some of the best on the Turkish coast and have established the resort as one of the country’s top tourist destinations. With so much to see and do like Paragliding, diving, jet-skis (every kind water sport is available) while many prefer just to laze in the warm Mediterranean sun.
Side is at the centre of a beautiful and very diverse region where the Taurus Mountains descend to the Pamphylian Plain. The unspoilt Sorgun forest, just east of the resort, offers walks with ancien history on every corner. There really is something for everyone in this beautiful area of Turkey. If you would like to experience the perfect harmony of history, golden beaches just steps away, nature, inspiring yoga, meditation, holistic therapies and relaxation. We look forward to meeting you here in this beautiful part of Turkey.
VEGGIE SOUL FOOD
We offer a delicious open buffet for breakfast and 2 traditionally cooked Turkish dinners per week. A welcome dinner on Monday and a farewell dinner on Friday.
Our vegetarian wholesome food is cooked from home grown and local produce by our housekeeper.
Turkish Cuisine is one of the three main cuisines of the world, together with French and Chinese. Turkish cuisine, like its cultural mosaic, is very colorful and contains countless different tastes. The foundation of the cuisine is based on grains (rice and wheat) and vegetables. The simplicity of basic cooking techniques, impressive variety and the honesty of the final product – food not hidden under sauces or masked by heavy handed use of herbs or spices.
Turkish-style buffet breakfast will flow with the seasonal fruits from our garden and local markets: Tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, olives, boiled eggs/Menemen fresh bread/pastries & somedays pancakes/gozleme. Fresh fruits, seeds & nuts, honey, jam, molasses, natural yoghurt, olives from our garden, water melon, honeydew melon, porridge oats and cereals.
Unlimited tea, coffee, green tea, herbal teas.
GETTING TO OZDEN PANSIYON
Our holidays start on a Monday and end on a Friday and allow Sundays (Saturdays) as our arrival and departure days. Flights from the majority of UK airports and beyond fly on a Saturday & Sunday. Our nearest airport is Antalya Airport. Travel time around 3hr 50 Minutes from the UK.
You need to book your own flights. – Please note that if it is not possible to get a flight on a Saturday or Sunday, then please do contact me to check availability for you to arrive on another day. We do our very best to accommodate everyone.
You need an entry visa to enter Turkey.
If you choose our private transfer service were our driver will be at the airport to greet you and give you a safe comfortable transfer for a journey of only 55 minutes. (please note that transfer costs are not included in the holiday costings). If more than one guest arrives in near time of your flight the price will become cheaper and you may incur a little wait at the airport for other guests to arrive.
: Jo Ozden