We stayed here for three nights on our way back to Antalya airport and were not disappointed. Whilst the rooms are very simple and the bathrooms small, the beds are comfortable and everything is kept spotlessly clean. What really makes staying here so wonderful is the Turkish hospitality provided by James and his team, the fantastic food (the Wednesday BBQ is certainly to be recommended!) and the restaurant/lounge consisting of individual tables and cushioned areas situated in the middle of the shallow crystal-clear river. The hotel's situation offers tranquility, shade from the heat of the sun and a variety of wildlife (birds, dragonflies, freshwater crabs and a whole host of ducks demanding their share of your food.) And of course the river area is magically lit at night.
Five minutes' walk away is the beautiful bay of Adrasan. The beach itself is stony rather than pebbly (those with delicate feet would benefit from "rock shoes") and slopes quite sharply once you're in the water. However when we were there the bay was like a millpond and we enjoyed floating in the water looking at the breath-taking mountains behind. Even in September the water was really warm.
Adrasan itself is very unspoiled and consists mainly of small hotels laid back from the beach and up the river. Nightlife/noise is more or less non-existent. We had hired a car and enjoyed driving over to Cirali - the next bay along, but involving a climb back up the mountain to the D400 followed by a long descent. However there seems to be a regular dolmus service enabling you to access the ATM up on the D400. However I've heard that James or one of his brothers may be up to taking you sight-seeing by car. Shopping is very limited unless you go to Kumluca.
So if you want somewhere unspoilt and peaceful, with stunning scenery and and a warm welcome, this is the place for you. We would certainly hope to return.
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- Arikanda hotel at adrasan only 3 minutes walk from the beach. Adrasan is an amazing place: If you love nature, great food, great company, great setting and relaxation . . this is the place for you. ... more less
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