Hillside Beach Club
What We Love
- Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages including wine and beer, plus fruit and a bottle of wine on arrival
- A 15-minute drive from Fethiye, an ancient city of Lycia that boasts incredible historic and cultural sights
- A big screen is placed in the water just off the beach for nighttime movie screenings
What To Know
- The quietest rooms are in the 400 blocks, near the Nature spa and Silent Beach
- Be sure to request a sea-view room with a balcony — it’s worth the extra money
- Typical of the area, the beaches are a mixture of pebbles and sand
- One tree is planted nearby on behalf of every guest
- Plenty of free activities (including a kids club), and art classes for an extra fee
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Chiseled into hills covered in pine trees on a private cove, the 30-acre Hillside Beach Club has one of the most picturesque settings on the Med. Pick among its three secluded beaches including the Silent Beach (where yoga sessions are held daily and, blissfully, no cell phones are allowed), and the adult-only Serenity Beach. The interiors err on the minimalist side, but here the focus is all on the beach, relaxation and the slew of entertainment options, from Broadway-style shows to painting classes.
Bed and Bath
The Tuscan-style units have terra-cotta roofs and are draped in bougainvillea. The rooms are designed to accommodate one to four people and are organized in separate blocks all across the resort. The unfussy interiors are painted white and hold kingsize beds and simple wood furnishings, such as built-in nightstands and desks with ottomans on wheels. The balconies (make sure you request a room that has one) are spacious and come with sensational sea views.
It’s easy to have an active vacation at the Hillside Beach Club, thanks to the extensive facilities: water sports (including scuba, kayaking and a waterskiing/wakeboarding school), tennis, a fitness center and fun classes such as Latin dance, Pilates, yoga and meditation. And there are parent-friendly services, including a (free) kids activity center and child-free beach zones with floating wooden pontoons. For relaxation, Hillside’s Balinese-style spa is exceptional, it’s located in a treehouse next to the Silent Beach.
In the Area
Seek out the ancient temple-like tombs carved into the sides of mountains by the Lycians. Reach the highest, the tomb of Amyntas, and you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of Fethiye’s marina and bay. Or get out and explore secluded bays, inlets and islands in the hotel’s private boat. Follow the legions of international solo pilots who come to paraglide over Olüdeniz. About an hour and a half from away, this gorgeous beach town has consistently great conditions and is one of the most photographed spots in the country.
How to Get There
This superb resort is excellent until something goes wrong.
My wife suffered violent and uncontrollable Diarrhoea overnight halfway through our holiday.
We reported this to guest services who assured us senior management would be made aware. Guest services asked if we required a doctor, we declined as my wife felt a little better. Sadly the next night was a repeat performance. I requested additional towels, toilet paper, disinfectant to alleviate re/cross contamination and extra water to help with dehydration. The towels and toilet paper arrived but we were refused (initially) the disinfectant and water!! I then raised the issue as a formal complaint. We finally received our water and disinfectant.
There was no further follow up from management or guest relations. I complained at check out about the lack of follow up, and was horrified to be told there was no record of our complaint or report. Bearing in mind this may have been contagious.
I left my e-mail address and requested a full report from senior management. There has been no response to that request.
We have stayed at this superb resort previously but cannot recommend now as we will not risk this happening to others.
This is our 5th time to the Hillside. Like many others once you have been here it is difficult to go anywhere else as this place gets so much right. The setting is idyllic in a perfect bay with beautiful hills and pines. The rooms are set up the hill. There are plenty of steps but also a few lifts. 3 fantastic beaches, 2 for adults only. We absolutely love the Serenity beach and silent beach. The sea is fantastic for swimming and for those more active there is a water sports club. There are also boat trips that leave from the hotel. The food is delicious with a huge salad bar, fresh fish, rotisserie, puddings galore. I usually have to go on a pre holiday diet as it’s hard not to put on weight!
We love the rooms with the large balconies. The beds are divine, even a pillow menu. Staff are excellent and very friendly. The cleaners work very hard and keep the rooms spotless with crisp sheets. Bliss! We love the Sanda Nature Spa and have had some great massages by the lovely Balinese ladies. Really enjoy yoga at the silent beach in the morning. Suzie is a great yoga teacher. I am quite a fussy person but there is very little to criticise. Special thank you to Yasemin Pinar in guest relations who was very kind and helpful in room choice.
If I had one criticism this year it is with the evening shows. A few years ago I remember spectacular shows like ‘Mozart’, now it all seems a little more dumbed down with more emphasis on choreography, although this is very good we preferred before. We heard some excellent chill out and acoustic bands. Some classical music would be nice. The setting lends itself to relaxation. This is the first time we have been here longer than a week and it has been heaven. In latter years we had come for a week and got very depressed about leaving !
My first visit to Hillside and I was excited but left disappointed and I will never return unless some changes are made.
It is a beautiful, stunning location, rooms are good, although our air conditioning was extremely poor (room 277).
Staff - amazing.
Food, good quality but everything and I mean everything unless you get from grill or has just been served is cold. I had a soft boiled egg one day, was uncooked went and got another and again uncooked. That is not good enough at a 2 star hotel yet alone an expensive 5 star. Cakes are a plenty but most very similar.
Went to the Italian, it was amazing, fabulous food that was actually hot!!
Lots of screaming babies and on main beach sunbeds are about 40cm apart, not relaxing so go to the quiet beach!
The main problem was the excessive noise in the evenings, every evening of a 10 night stay!!! Loud enough that I had to turn the TV up in room. I would have loved an evening where I could listen to the sea in this beautiful location. The music did stop at midnight, Such a shame in a stunning location.
If you like lots of entertainment and loud music in the evening, go you will enjoy but I’m afraid this isn’t for me.
I love Hillside, huge fan. Very difficult to actually enjoy anywhere else after experiencing Hillside. We come 4 times every seasın avoiding july and august. The hottest and the busiest months. It is my summer home. Rain or shine we are always very happy here. It is beautiful but what makes it special are the people working here. You can see they are very well taken care of and they take care of the guests. Don’t think twice, it is expensive all right but very much worth it.
We are a family of 5 with 3 kids
Enjoying for a vacation at the Turkish reverie.
We staid at the hilside beach club in Fethiye
We had an amazing time
The place is like heaven the food is like a 3 star Michelin restaurant
And the staff are amazing
All the kids were happy with a lot of activities for all ages.
The evening shows every night were incredible
Its a sure choice!!!