Let me say that over the course of a long trip in Turkey, this was my favorite Hotel- five gold stars for the Golden Star hotel! This family run business is incredibly hospitable, helpful, kind, and the rates are excellent. The facilities are clean, spacious, lovely balconies with a seating area and hook/racks to hang your beach wear and I had *no problem* with hot water for two reasons: I understand that taking a shower at the same time everyone else in the hotel is taking one can create a hot water shortage, and that you have to understand if you take the shower head off the top hook you are going to affect water pressure and how the water will mix (a tip for travelers to Turkey). The location is excellent, with a private beach and waiters who will bring you drinks, and a large, very swimmable area in the sea bay without lots of waves. The hotel restaurant was excellent too, the food, wine-- and so much fun! Everyone gets up and dances and I even learned some Turkish dance moves. The most important thing is that I felt very safe. My husband had to stay back in Istanbul for last-minute work, and I felt like I was staying with own family. This hotel is truly a hidden Gem in Side- and just a couple minutes away from all the seaside restaurants, shops, and ancient ruins like the temple of Apollo. There are many other hotels in the area, I took a look, but really this one is the best, I ended up extending my stay and will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Side!