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“Could have been better” 3 of 5 stars
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Patara Prince Hotel & Resort - Special Class
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   P.K:10, Kalkan, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #29 of 40 Hotels in Kalkan
Bury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

As other reviewer's have said, it's a fantastic location, with brilliant views and I loved the platformed areas for sunbathing and access to the sea. It is however very steep, with lots of steps and most descriptions say it's 2km from Kalkan, what isn't said is there's at least a 500m walk up a steep hill before you get to the road (that's just from the hotel, not the lower rooms). There is however a mini bus from the pool area at the lowest level to the hotel reception and on up to the security gate. Food wasn't great and the price of drinks was extortionate. We were with another couple and it was cheaper for us to get taxis into Kalkan for a night out than drink at the hotel, which due to most things being closed up, had little atmosphere. It's a shame, it gives the air of being neglected and it could be such a fantastic place with a little TLC. We did however find the receptionist very helpful and always pleasant, we also treated ourselves to some of the spa treatments and the staff there were great. Eating out in Kalkan is a must and you're spoilt for choice, it's a lovely little town and we'll definitely go back.

Room Tip: Request a Junior suite, more room and great views.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This resort is now no longer a 5* hotel and by golly, it shows. We stayed here last year and the staff were lovely. This year, there has been a very serious decline - the pool attendants could not give a fig about customers, the reception staff are bored and rude, half the facilities were closed (September and October), and to cap it all, somebody thought it would be a great idea on a busy, hot and sunny Saturday to repair the concrete on the swimming platforms with some kind of adhesive. Of course there was no warning, and of course, everybody stuck to the stuff.
To cap it all, when were there (21st September to 6th October), there was an incident when a male decided that the open shower facilities by the main pool were in fact an open toilet and defecated in front of everybody. Disgusting. And the stench of the drains was truly horrible.

We were so looking forward to our trip back there, but this will be our last visit to The Patara Prince. We paid a lot for our apartment, but the lack of facilities and the attitude of the staff have made us rethink our holiday location next year.

Room Tip: Take an apartment and be prepared for a steep walk - the hotel is now rather sad.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Thought it would be a delight to get the shuttle boat to this resort from Kalkan,what a mistake,in holiday mode all I saw was FREE shuttle,FREE sunbeds,FREE loungers!!! I didnt see the small writing below which said admission fee (10tl each) this was pointed out after we had spent 78TL on lunch!with a half full pool,filthy toilets obnoxious pool manager type person who I felt like felling.10tl each isn't much to be fair but we just felt deceived really,when I pointed out the advertisement he drew my attention to the small print, I investigated a route of escape to no avail as I had a 5year old with me! I would have happily been ejected to avoid paying but my wife calmed me down and we payed the ransom and got there heap of a vessel back to Kalkan and have told nearly everyone we have come across about the deceptive ways of this firm I also have many contacts in the travel industry who I shall be informing and going of a lot of other reviews on here I'm not alone! Bond film location,owners not worthy of possession.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

went to patara prince beach club do not go there it is a dump!!!! rude and disinterested staff even when my wife asked for lounger cushion cover and then showed him one still did not know what we were asking for in the end i had to go to pool area to get one my self swimming pool toilet filthy!!!! it has champagne looks and pale ale service and interior give it a wide berth. all other beach clubs we used were fantastic.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I booked this as a cheap offer but it turned out to be a big mistake!!! A big tatty mistake with many stairs, too far out of the town. One way taxi costs 15 TLire this is expensive over a 10 day stay.
Beautiful position on the cliffs overlooking Kalkan Bay with fantastic sunsets over the harbour. But better suited to mountain goats with big unpretentious appetites for bulk not flavour.
We shipped out after one night after finding the bathroom door didn’t open fully as it hit the toilet pan half way into the room. One dinner on the terrace and an expensive and shoddy sandwich by the pool served by uninterested staff.
The hotel needs a complete overhaul, paint, staff training and a health warning for anyone without Olympic athletes legs. You cannot hike half a mile down a concrete slope in the heat to get to reception, to eat and then climb down 5 flights of stairs to get to the pool. Not unless you are in serious training for a marathon in a hot country !
Went back to the PIrat where things were much better as usual.

Room Tip: ask to be in white block near reception called the Agora, then you only have the 5 flights of stairs...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Watford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

fantastic location, amazing views,beautiful pools,shame about the management! training was non existent, the staff had no motivation and not a clue what they were doing half the time although two or three of them seemed to be holding things together.thefood was dreadful.the hotel advertized continental breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice and croissants,although there was a juicer in the restaurant ,we only ever saw very sour cranberry juice or water and plain white or brown bread.The choice was monotonous and there was no table service at breakfast at all.the rooms were spacious but badly maintained and a little tatty.the honeycombe blanket instead of a sheet scratched like a ferral cat on sun sensitive skin! the location is 5 star, the rooms 3 ,star the food 2 star. the management need to pull their fingers out, this place has amazing potential.with just a little effort it could be the best in Kalkan.

Room Tip: we paid for an upgrade to a junior suite,the view was fabulous but the sliding door was broken and t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was our second year in a row staying in this Villa and it did not disappoint. We are already planning next year. You cannot beat the view - which is stunning at all times of the day, and having the beautiful granite plunge pool was heaven in the September heat. I could happily sit on the patio all day long. The bedroom is comfortable and the shower room clean and functionable but to be quite honest we hardly used the rest of the villa as we were outside most of the time. So to say the kitchen needs updating and the lounge seating (if there were 4 of you) is insufficient is finding fault just for the sake of it. However its not cheap to rent and there are comparable 4 bedroom villas in Kalkan with fantastic facilities and high quality furniture and fittings so its something the owners should bare in mind. We also did not have an iron, ironing board or a hairdryer and had to buy a set of sharp knives to chop salad with as none were provided. Its still our No1 vacation spot though. We booked through Elixir Holidays who were excellent - role on next September!!

Room Tip: We have only stayed in this Villa and I dont think there are many others with their own pools which...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.K:10, Kalkan, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kalkan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkan
#7 Spa Hotel in Kalkan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Patara Prince Hotel & Resort - Special Class 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Patara
Prince Hotel Kalkan
Kalkan Prince Hotel

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