Stayed at the Kelebek with a girlfriend - we had 2 different rooms and also had friends down the hill staying at the Samira Hotel. Been to Kalkan before and love it - mainly for its laid back ways and Turkish hospitality. Our rooms had lovely balconies and overlooked Kalkan and the sea.
We were on the top floor - yes 2 flights of steps up! and were next door to the breakfast terrace. Breakfast is served from 8-10am daily and is delicious. Our rooms were very clean and had everything we needed. They are cleaned every day. Air con extra at £3.50 per day per room and a safe for the week is £10 (approx). The views - one side overlooks Kalkan/sea and the other side overlooks the Police Station with views over the other side of Kalkan/sea One of the guests I chatted to said it was like a Diet Coke break in the mornings as the Police did their fitness routine outside!
The Kelebek is on a steep hill - but it did us good walking up it twice a day. Dont bring high heels whatever you do! The hotel is small and charming with the most fabulous views. It is very traditional and family owned. The parents bought the land here about 20 years ago and basically built the hotel themselves - which is very commendable. The 2 sons both speak good English and are very accommodating.
On arriving at the Kelebek you come up some steps to find a small bar - this is the hub of the business and where the repeat guests spend a lot of their time. The small pool is off this bar area and it is surrounded by loungers. About 10 in total.
I did however feel a little uncomfortable coming into the hotel at the end of the day (or night!) and was made to feel that we should be staying in the hotel and buying their food and drink. This was the only downside - other than the hill!
Kalkan has over 200 restaurants so obviously guests will want to try some of them out. We and our friends did the Turkish night at the Kalkan and the food was good. Nice to meet some of the other guests too.
So would I return - probably not as there are lots of other places to choose from.
Be warned though that the bill at the end of your stay is just a scrap of paper with the amount written on!
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