My husband & I have just returned from our 4th holiday at Yakamoz & have already booked for next year. Yakamoz really is a gem of a place - a peaceful oasis but only a 20 minute walk or short taxi/dolmus ride from shops/bars/restaurants. Mehmet, the owner, is the perfect host and he & his wonderful staff will go out of their way to make your holiday special, nothing is too much trouble. The pure number of returning guests speak for itself - once you have stayed at Yakamoz you will be reluctant to risk going elsewhere! Don't let this put first time guests off though, everyone is made most welcome and believe me - you will return! Yakamoz is situated a few miles from the traditional town of Fethiye & few miles in the opposite direction is the picture perfect Olu Deniz beach (The Blue Lagoon). A 10 minute walk takes you to the top of the lane where you can catch a dolmus (public minibus service) in either direction. If you don't fancy the short walk, Yakamoz offers free lifts to the top of the lane a.m. & early evening. Rooms at Yakamoz are homely and are kept meticulously clean. The food is to die for! The chefs are fantastic, providing amazing food, with superb attention given to the presentation of every meal. We are vegetarian but never tired of the delicious variety of food, chef frequently offered to make us 'special' veggie meals not on the menu, which were a culinary delight! Dining is perfectly situated under an arbour of grapevines & at either end of the season in the cosy indoor restaurant, complete with log fire. A small bar provides a good selection of value for money drinks served with ever friendly service. There is a good size swimming pool with plenty of sunbeds for everyone and for those that prefer the shade there is a variety of seating in the peaceful orchard, which includes relaxing in a hammock or in the traditional Turkish seating area. For any keen walkers Yakamoz is ideally situated for many scenic routes, accompanied by Mehmet if you want a knowledgable guide. A variety of other trips & activities can be booked at reception. All in all, you can do as little or as much as you want at this unique place. Book it - you won't regret it!
n.b. We stayed in room 24, 2nd closest to the nearby hotel. We were only disturbed by their music one evening out of fourteen nights. It was not a problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yakamoz is small,secluded and friendly hotel situated in a quiet location. Offering Turkish hospitality and fabulous Mediterranean and int. cuisine. Yakamoz offers guests the ideal place for a stress-free holiday. Because of our small size, the intimate atmosphere ensures that you will quickly make friends, enjoying pleasant after-dinner conversation with like-minded people. Before long, you will find you know everyone by their first names and many of our guests return year after year, regarding Yakamoz as their second home. ... more less