We stayed for 1 week in June 12. We had booked an apartment, but on arrival we were disappointed to find that not only was it was rather old & dated, but as it was at the back of the property the only outlook was onto a scruffy road. Feeling a bit let down, we asked reception if there was a better apartment; none were available, but we were offered a switch to a hotel room and were very glad we took this up. The hotel room was much more modern, with a nice shower room, fridge, good air-con and a good sized balcony. We were lucky enough to end up with a view over the town to the bay, but as with the apartments, some hotel rooms had no view at all.
All of the staff were extremely helpful, and definitely one of the hotel's biggest selling points. The pool was also lovely, but the surrounding pool area felt a bit cramped - the sunloungers were plentiful, but too close together for our liking.
The pool bar serves decent food & we ate lunch there several times, but preferred to spend the evenings in Kalkan. We found the music from the pool bar a bit intrusive during the day, & there was also a wide screen TV which was used for showing football etc, which we could have lived without. We didn't notice much noise from the pool bar in the evenings though.
The walk into Kalkan takes about 15 mins, is steep (leave your high heels at home) & does involve crossing a dual carriage way. This isn't a busy road (especially in the evenings) by UK standards, but you do have to briefly walk along the hard shoulder, & you need to keep your wits about you, particularly as some local drivers drive the wrong way along the road at this point as a short cut! We didn't attempt to walk back up the hill, there is a taxi rank towards the bottom of the hill and it only cost 12TL.
Kalkan itself is really attractive, with a nice atmosphere, plenty of good restaurants to choose from and various shops to look around as well. Everywhere is hilly though, so not recommended for anyone with walking difficulties.
- Also Known As:
- Samira Deluxe Hotel And Apartments