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“Perfect for Couples or Group of Friends”
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Cumbali Konak
Ranked #8 of 66 Hotels in Alacati
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
“Perfect for Couples or Group of Friends”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

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.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antalya, Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

A twin wonderfull traditional Alacati house surrounded by a well-looking garden, clean and perfectly designed rooms... and perhaps most importantly the place is run by very friendly, civilized and competent manager. The owner has also always been ready for the best comfort of guests. The hotel serves every morning very delicious and authentic breakfast menu, hot drinks are always available (almost free of charge). The guests are surprisingly regular visitors, who visited before and developed a kind of habit to stay at this place... many (like us) never think about cheating Cumbali Konak. Put briefly, CK is a very lovely place to stay in Alacati particularly for those who like to distinguish where to stay peacefully and where to go for loud entertainment...

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Once you find Cumbali Konak and check into your clean, comfortable room with air conditioning, all of your travel woes slip away. Our host Batu made us comfortable from the start and sent us off to a great spot for a quick lunch. He continued to be helpful pointing us in the direction of a swim club where we could take a dip in the Aegean Sea. Alacati isn't a beach town but it is a seaside town and has the wonderful feeling that comes with being by the water. At the end of his work day, Batu offered to walk with us into town (about 3 blocks by the way) and introduce us to his favorite seafood restaurant. We proceeded to have an excellent meal and strolled back to Cumbali after dinner. The next morning, we awoke refreshed and proceeded to have the most amazing breakfast prepared for us. The food was organic, delicious and served with care. Anyone who comes to this this part of Turkey MUST stay at Cumbali Konak.

Room Tip: We had rooms on the main floor and they were quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We went to our yearly honeymoon and found the hotel suit perfect. We arrived at two a clock in the morning and found out how you can be perfectly polite and friendly even if the receptionist doesn't understand a word in English. The staff is amazing and they have a consigliere who speaks perfect English. We don’t speak a word in Turkish and could manage easily. Every day we got recommendation regarding the best beaches, beach clubs and the best restaurants in the area (sometimes translated from the owner recommendations). The breakfast is amazing. We could have stayed at breakfast all day. The food is grate and the hospitality makes you feel at home but not too pushy. Accommodations are perfect.
Thanks you guys we love you and will be back next year.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cinderford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is such a lovely hotel and is right in the centre of Alacati. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, the rooms are charming and comfortable and breakfast was superb. The garden is lovely to sit and enjoy the sunshine! If you’re looking for a more personal touch with good food and service then I can definitely recommend this hotel. I look forward to visiting again very soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Me and my friend stayed there for 1 night only. The location of the hotel is so central that everywhere is in walking distance. I would like to thank Engin for his hospitality and for making us feel like home. Btw. the breakfast is amazing!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had the most wonderful stay at Cumbali Konak and highly recommend staying here! The building and rooms were very charming, the family who kept and ran the hotel were so nice and so cheerful. The breakfast was the best we had in all our travels through Turkey- delicious cheeses, preserves, toast, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, coffee & tea, all made with love. You really could not go wrong with choosing Cumbali konak.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cumbali Konak
Address: Yenimecidiye Mah. 3014 Sok. No:5, Alacati, Cesme 35140, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Cesme > Alacati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 66 Hotels in Alacati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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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