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
First time to Hillside was 9 years ago and we were blown away, we went back September 2019 again it was perfection! Entertainment was first class and it was great to see Volkan again and he remembered us from our previous visit....no wonder people go back year after year!
This was the 5th visit to Hillside Beach Club and once again we were not disappointed. We are in our 50’s and have holidayed here for the past few years with our daughters and their boyfriends who are in their 20’s .
It is difficult to explain why we keep being drawn back to this hotel . It is not one particular thing , the food, staff, entertainment , rooms are absolutely fantastic and all set within a beautiful bay . You can choose to have a chilled out holiday or get involved in the activities and entertainment, there is something for everyone. There were no young children in our party however we had a quick look at the kids club which had excellent amenities and the children looked like they were having a ball.
I really cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We booked our rooms directly with the hotel and our flights , unfortunately , with Thomas Cook. TC went into administration 2 weeks before we were due to fly out. The day after the company folded alternative flights from Glasgow were costing £1000 per person. I emailed the hotel to warn them that we may have to cancel. They were extremely sympathetic and offered to rebook us for next year. We had 3 of their superior rooms and they were willing to move our booking at less than 2 weeks notice when there was absolutely no obligation on them to do this.
A couple of days later the flight prices came down a little and we managed to travel as originally planned.
I emailed the hotel to let them know and they gave the 6 of us a free boat trip and also offered airport transfers.
This is customer service at its best and one of the many things that makes this hotel so special.
This hotel was recommended by local residents and took us a year to book. It’s a rare find. You can chill or exert yourself with huge range of activities offered in the most ‘unpushy’ way or bit of both. The location of the club and its facilities, is superb. Food very good with huge range and freshly prepared all the time. The staff were without exception - excellent. All the restaurant, reception, pool, cleaners and entertainment team were of the highest standard and in a genuine way... I could go on and on. You have to visit to fully get the experience as we did ! We have already booked to return as so many do. Thoroughly enjoyable.