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Refreshers Bridge in Turkey, The Raga Side

29 October 2022

8 days from £735pp

Enjoy a touch of luxury at the five-star Raga Side Hotel with fantastic facilities, exceptional cuisine and a 24-hour all-inclusive package. Refreshers Bridge is complimented by visits to the old town of Antalya and a boat trip across the bay to Alanya.
  • Refreshers Bridge directed by James Tullett and hosted by Jane Tullett
  • 7 nights at the 5* Raga Side hotel
  • 24-hour Ultra-all-inclusive board
  • A First for Bridge favourite
  • Complimentary umbrellas and sunbeds on beach
  • Included excursions to Antalya and Alanya

Refreshers Bridge

Refreshers Bridge is aimed at social bridge players, those who wish to improve their bidding and play, or those who simply want a friendly holiday with a smaller size group. We do not award EBU master points with these holidays, so the more hardened duplicate bridge players do not attend, therefore leading to a more social and easy-going atmosphere.

Refreshers Bridge in Turkey, the Raga Side Hotel

With its cobbled winding streets and pretty harbour, the Old Town of Side is delightful. The ancient site is perfect for leisurely exploration with its Temples of Apollo and Athena, and the remains of the Roman Baths that house an impressive collection of artefacts.

From the Old Town of Side, it is a short walk along the seafront promenade to the 5-star Raga Side Hotel, which, with just under 200 deluxe bedrooms, lends to a lovely group ambience for our bridge guests to meet up. You can relax on the private beach or on the terraces around the outdoor pool.  Swim in the indoor pool, take a Turkish Hamam or steam bath, or treat yourself to a massage or treatment in the Spa (charge).

The hotel prides itself on its exceptional cuisine. There is an excellent choice of a la carte dishes available so you can enjoy freshly cooked food direct to your table. During the day snacks or light lunches are available from the poolside bar or beach café and you can enjoy delicacies from the Patisserie. All this is included in your 24-hour ultra-all-inclusive package along with cocktails and drinks, served on the terraces and in the hotel’s bars.

You can expect the weather to be generally very good in November on the south coast of Turkey, our previous group enjoyed endless sunny days and temperatures mainly over 30 degrees!

Included in our package is a half day excursion to Antalya, the eastern gateway to the Turquoise Coast. We enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautiful old town, as well as visiting the Duden Waterfall and enjoying a boat trip around the harbour and visit to the leather centre.

Your Accommodation

The Raga Side Hotel, Antalya


The Raga Side Hotel is a very well run, adult only, A la carte dining hotel that offers an excellent 24-hour ultra-all-inclusive package. Opening its doors in June 2018, this small hotel has just under 200 bedrooms and boasts a range of excellent facilities throughout. It is ideally located - one of the closest hotels to Side with just a 20-minute walk to the harbour and historic temples.

*Please note*
We are aware of some building works at a neighbouring property to The Raga Hotel. The works are not taking place at the hotel directly and are not expected to impact any guests at The Raga Hotel. The works are planned for the interior areas of the neighbouring building and actions to mitigate any noise are being implemented. These include a dedicated ‘silent room’ in the centre of the property where all cutting machinery will operate. The management of The Raga Hotel are working with the buildings developer to ensure the guests of The Raga Hotel are not inconvenienced during their stay in Side.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities

The Raga Side is all about quality dining. The elegant restaurants offer delicious A la carte meals served to the table and freshly cooked from its menu selection. There are also two additional a la carte restaurants focusing on International  cuisine and Fish dishes. The patisserie offers delicacies between 11.00 - 16.00, and you can enjoy imported drinks and cocktails at the Lobby Bar until 02.00 am or in the poolside bar until midnight. In fact, you can watch competitions on TV all night long until in the Sports Bar!  

  • Heated indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa - Hamman, sauna, Turkish bath 
  • Hairdressers
  • Table tennis
  • Daytime activities and music in the evening
  • Sports bar
  • Doctors on site (charge)
  • Minimarket and gift shop
Room Facilities & Amenities

Standard room
These rooms are the perfect place to relax and are designed for your comfort with air-conditioning and wood parquet flooring. Available as a twin/double to share or for sole use, these lovely rooms are spacious and comfortable, and are equipped with the following facilities:

  • Bathroom with walk in shower, toiletries and hairdryer
  • furnished balcony
  • Complimentary safe deposit box
  • Free WIFI
  • Minibar replenished daily with complimentary soft drinks, waters and beers
  • Kettle, and tea and coffee making facilities replenished daily
  • Flat screen TV
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Robe & slippers
  • Laundry service 
  • Side sea views