The Samira1 and 2 is my favourite hotel in Kalkan. Its just at the top of the town with a supermarket next door and a five minute walk into the old town and 5 mins to the market on market day.
The Samira deluxe is a good 20 min walk up the hill, although they do run a free bus into Kalkan stopping at the other samira. You just go in and order it and have a drink whilst waiting.
The delux has a massive pool and because its so far up it does have good views.
The Samira has a good sized pool, with childrens section and I think better landscaped.Being at the top of the village you have good views and from the roof breakfast terrace you can see for miles.
Rooms. Last time I was at the Samira they had just done a major refurb so rooms had been updated. Ive not stayed at the delux but everyone says the rooms are of good standard. The samira has two types of apartments, one bedroom ones with sitting room(two sofa beds/kitchen and bathroom or a studio. As typical of Turkey pots and pans are rather lacking but theres enough crockery and cultery and bits and bobs to do a fry etc. The fridges are full sized with a good size freezer. Also has air con in the sitting room and rooms have hairdryers
The Samira recently opened a new restuarant on the premises which does pretty well. Food from the bar (which is a really nice area) is of a good standard and the Turkish night food is some of the best Ive seen on offer.
There are two inside "lounge" areas where you can watch the tele or sit and read out of the heat of the day - both pleasent. For the big matches the big screen comes out and for things like the world cup final they will lay on a party.
In Turkey you can use the facilities of most hotels without being a guest - as long as you spend at the bar :)
Mustufa lives onsite at the samira and keeps a close eye on things. Standard of service and friendliness is second to none. And people say the same about the deluxe :)
I would choose by deciding if the walk up and down is going to be a problem. Im pretty fit but find the walk up the the deluxe too much during the summer and after an evening spent enjoying a wonderful meal in Kalkan just couldnt face the walk nor be bothered with the mini bus. Cabs a couple of times a day soon mount up to a hefty slice of holiday spends.
Hope that helps
Oh and if you decide on the Samira, then pack some choccie cos Erkan in reception can find/do anything in exchange :)