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“Tranquility” 5 of 5 stars
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Dalya Life
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Serefler Koyu Tersakan Mahallesi No 37 | Dalaman-Gocek, Gocek, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 Gocek B&B and Inns
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stopped at Dalya for one night after flying into Dalaman. We were a bit unsure when we arrived as the place seems to be the middle of nowhere.
Once we had checked in however, we realised what the hotel is about - sheer relaxation.
The setting is great and the food was excellent. The people are laid back and made us feel completely at home.
Definitely recommend Dalya Life if you want to relax and enjoy a few nights of peace!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is only 20 minutes from the airport, although I recommend you get good directions as it's very easy to miss the turning especially in the dark - turn off the main road just BEFORE the tunnel under the mountain, and don't take the twisty road up the mountain either. Once found, it is truly wonderful - friendly staff, feels totally off the beaten track (yet so convenient for the airport, to unwind before travelling further. I have to say the best entertainment was the animal life - especially the kitten who never stopped making us roar with laughter. Breakfast lovely. Dinner pretty good too. Stunning river location - and next year they are adding a tennis court and crazy golf to the already wonderful river with rowing boats and the lovely pool.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We loved Dalya Life. Stayed for 3 nights after being in Istanbul and Kalkan as it is convenient for Dalaman Airport (but no aircraft noise). Delightful garden area with pool with constant entertainment provided by the chickens, family dog and the cat with her tiny kitten. Staff were lovely although spoke limited English. We ate there on 2 occasions and the food was freshly cooked to order and delicious. There only seemed to be one dessert (chocolate soufflé) bit I tasted divine. Good local wine choice. Our accommodation was spotless with a newly refurbished bathroom to rival any 5 star hotel. It is easy to get into Gocek and you can share transport with other guests to keep the cost down. I really hope to go back to Dalya Life again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Dalya Life in Gocek is a delightful hotel set in secluded spacious gardens. The pool, river and boats, hammocks, terrapins, free roaming chickens provide entertainment for the children. Hakan the owner is extremely friendly and speaks excellent english. Good food. Family suites are set in the gardens but are rather cosy for a family of four. Ideally located for the 12 Island cruise and makes a very relaxing stay. Wilkinson family

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

we stayed there for 2 nights after arriving at dalaman airport. the rooms are small houses with a terrace, a double and a single bed. The room is spacious and the bathroom has a great shower. It is clean, a good airco, quiet, ... The bed was rather small and too short for my husband (1m96).
The garden with the swimming pool is really lovely and the food is excellent. Fresh, homemade, very healthy and tasteful.
We also walked to the beach which is 9 km away. It took us 2,5h to go and 2 h back. In the heat of July that was enough, but we did enjoy it. The views are wonderful, there was not a lot of traffic and the landscape was ever changing. I w Thouldn´t recommend it by bike since the road is partly very steep. The beach itself was disappointing, since there was quite some rubbish around.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

I don't known where to begin. ..
This place is the best place we ever stayed at.
Best owner, helpful etc.
We could eat breakfast any time we wake up. Food was very delicious.
Clean place everywhere. Friendly lizards :)
We must go back to that place.
I'm gonna miss that place and the girl who served us :)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Even falling out of the little rowing boat was a pleasure!

Lovely quiet setting, great service and as good a breakfast as anywhere.

If you are looking for a place close to Dalaman, (the most expensive airport in the world), this must be it.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Serefler Koyu Tersakan Mahallesi No 37 | Dalaman-Gocek, Gocek, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Gocek
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Gocek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dalya Life 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by a 15,000-m² private land of tranquil, lush greenery, and with a natural fresh water stream running through it, Dalya Life is a beautiful retreat 4 kilometres from Göcek. Dalya Life offers 7 detached garden rooms, which are spread between 36 types of trees, including a unique to this area kind of liquid amber tree. The rooms are individually decorated with traditional furnishings. They all come with modern conveniences such as air conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite TV. The covered terrace is perfect for al fresco living. ... more   less 
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