This review is long over do! This is the type of place I highly recommend for couples or a group of friends looking for a boutique easy going cute vintage atmosphere – which is exactly what I am always going for. If you are native to Turkey or are traveling from abroad this place is a gem. Maybe even more so if you are not from Turkey because places like this do not appear often.
My husband and I along with another couple were looking for a quick getaway during our annual two week stay in Turkey in mid-June (we live in the states – my husband grew up in Istanbul, we're in our mid to late 20s). We knew we did not want a tourist filled resort but something local, with a vintage boutique feel.. we settled for Alacati and after reading some reviews, decided Cumbali Konak would be our choice of residence for our four day vacation.. and let me tell you how pleasantly surprised I was! We happened to arrive in the city on the farmers market day so we were a little lost, we called the hotel and immediately the owner picked up (we didn’t even know it was the owner till later – such humble kind people), told us to just wait where we were and hopped on his moped, found us and led the way to the most quaint adorable boutique hotel I had personally ever seen (this was just the introduction to the type of service we would receive!) The staff helped us unload and guided us to our rooms. I don’t even want to call this a hotel, because you truly feel as if you are just spending the weekend at your uncles “Turkish/Greek” villa. It has such a home-like feel, extremely clean, the colors and décor are very relaxing and exactly what you envision when you think of the Aegean region of Turkey. We had a room on the 2nd floor overlooking their cute patio/yard area (see the pictures!), our room was very clean and had a vintage feel which I love. Once we settled we started our day with a delicious breakfast they cooked up for us, it was the perfect Turkish breakfast from all the jams, to the delicious menemen (Turkish style omelets), to the breads, boreks, cheeses, teas, olive oil, and fresh produce. After breakfast they helped us plan which beaches to go to. Everyone was extremely gracious to our needs. Our four days flew by beautifully – I feel we were extra lucky because we went to Alacati before it was high season and schools were still in session, it was that crowded which was a bonus. What is also a plus about Cumbalik is if you want to have a quiet or loud atmosphere this is the perfect hybrid hotel. There were a few nights we rolled in at 3am…. and the others we called it early, either way it seemed as if the hotel accommodated to our levels. Overall I give full reviews and thank the owners and staff of Cumbali for their amazing hospitality. We hope to stay here again for our next visit – great memories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cumbali Konak is a residence built by collecting stones from the ruined old Greek houses in the region believing that the most important witness to life in Alacati will be the stones. The residence which has Greek architectural design original to Alacati has 7 rooms three of which have bay windows. These seven rooms are each decorated differently and named after plants of the region. The residence has a "garden of peace" full of geranium, bougainvillea and lavender scents and offers a village breakfast with regional, organic, home-made products which all give the guests coming from the pace of the city the rest they long for. ... more less
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