This older four-story hotel is done in Mediterranean style, with whitewashed walls, dark-wood trim and terraces, a red-tile roof, and direct access to a fine sand beach. It's one of a large cluster of hotels on the beach, just west of central Side. Rooms are comfortable if unimpressive. The same family runs the slightly older Cennet Hotel (an option if you can't get a room at Acanthus), and the two share a garden. The owners also sponsor the Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival
in June, so you may find both hotels full of musicians at that time.
Turgut Ozal Cad., Side, 07330, Turkey