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Happy Caretta Hotel

Kaunos Sokak No 26 | Maraş Caddesi, Dalyan, Turkey
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Ranked #27 of 60 hotels in Dalyan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will sit right in front of the spectaclar Lycian Kings' Tombs while tasting one of the delicious fresh fish plates cooked by Mrs Ilknur, that manages, along with her husband, daughter and the staff, this very nice hotel in Dalyan. It is conveniently locatel right on the river where you can take one of the boats heading to the... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay in Happy Caretta every summer for last four years . This is a riverside hotel in Dalyan with great view. It is just opposite of the King's Tombs. the hotel runs by a lovely family. They are so friendly and always helpful to make your stay great. It is a quite area and only 10 minutes walk from... More

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Tampa, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived to Dalyan we used our GPS to find the hotel. Unfortunately it took us through the main part of town which is blocked off to cars. Finally we found the street and you have to look well to find the hotel. There's not much there in the front. But once you get inside it's like the Garden... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed two days here a few weeks ago with my boyfriend. We absolutely loved it. The hotel is situated right on the river with views overlooking the tombs in the cliff. Since we went in the very beginning of tourist season the tombs were not lit up at night, but I imagine in the summer its even more beautiful. Breakfast... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My friend and I spent 8 days at Dalyan's Happy Caretta Hotel. The family running the hotel is most pleasant, warm and generous. We fell in love with the whole family, the garden, the dogs, the birds, the river, the view. This trip was for fun and rejuvenation and we got everything we needed there and more. The food is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Happy Caretta is a small family run hotel at the Dalyan river. The rooms are clean, but very small and without a balcony. The staff is very friendly, breakfast and dinner are delicious. Most of all we liked the outside area with a nice garden, several comfortable sitting areas and the superb location right on the riverside. The boats going... More

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55 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed here as a family for two nights and regretted it. The location is very nice right on the river; the family who own the hotel are nice people and the garden is pretty. But the rooms are very small and ugly (bathrooms are left in the 1980s), air conditioning does not work (terrible on an august night) and... More

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Esher, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

A long - intended visit to Dalyan was all that we had hoped for, and largely because of our choice of hotel. A lovely river-side location, a beautiful garden and warm, friendly hosts made our visit a pleasure and we would certainly go back. It's worth paying extra, however, for one of the larger rooms.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed for one night only. It is approaching the end of the season and the guest house was nearly empty. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The position is excellent being right on the river. It actually looks somewhat grotty from the road but the garden area at the back is nice. Our room was clean but small with... More

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33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

After the crowds of Istanbul this pretty place, and especially the wooden deck by the river, was a perfect place to relax. Views of the ancient tombs, restaurants within walking distance, nice welcome, well appointed room (but bath quite small) -- it was all good, if a bit overpriced.

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Address: Kaunos Sokak No 26 | Maraş Caddesi, Dalyan, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Dalyan
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