history of the hotel

The Beach House Hotel has a rich historical association with the arts. In the 1960's, Side was 'discovered' and visited by some of the great names of the twentieth century's artistic movements. Below are some of the famous people who stayed at the 'Pamphylia', as it was known then.

Part of the hotel garden.

Rudolph Nureyev - probably the most well-known ballet dancer. Lord Kinross - wrote the best known biography of Ataturk. Ninette de Valois - Irish born founder of the Turkish Ballet and the Royal Ballet. A legend. Simone de Beauvoir - feminist writer of "Le deuxième sexe", and mistress of Jean Paul Sartre.

Jean Paul Sartre - French existentialist philosopher and dramatist born in 1905. Duncan Grant - renowned English painter and member of Bloomsbury set, whose murals adorn the walls of the John Russell Chapel ın Lıncoln Cathedral. His stay at the hotel is mentioned in the book 'With Duncan Grant in Southern Turkey' by Paul Roche.