I was at the Kalehan Hotel (this was the second hotel shown to me by this travel agency on the evening of July 20, 2010) as arranged by a travel agency whose contract I terminated for failure to honor its promise to house me in 4-star hotel giving me an excuse that it was high season in Turkey and as such it was very tough to get a 4-star hotel for the price of $2,500 LAND TOUR ONLY that they quoted me. Great that I did not pay any money to this travel agency yet because they tried to dupe or rip me off for that amount.
Anyhow, I arrived at the Kalehan hotel exaspirated at the travel agent because it was not a 4-star hotel again as it was quoted on paper, I decided that I will stay for a night to fly back to New York the following day, however, while I was eating my late dinner at almost 10:00 PM on July 20th at the Kalehan, I changed my mind and decided to ask help from the hotel's receptionist for local land tours for Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Didyma, etc. The gentleman was just sooooo helpful, he took charge of booking me for a 3 day tour with APASAS tour office. As expected, these 3 days became a good experience for me. Thank you gentleman receptionist for your help.
The next four days became a comfortable one at the Kalehan. The waiters were very accomodating, very courteous, multi-lingual, and just very exceptionally nice to all their guests.
The night waiter, whose name I forgot, who was orignally from Mardin, went out of his way help me with my luggages as I chased the train schedule for Izmir for my plane schedule to Istanbul. He was MARVELOUS, thank you very much
Breakfast at the Kalehan for 4 mornings of my stay was EXCELLENT, the room chambermaid who I did not get the chance to meet was also excellent, she kept my linens neatly tucked and kept my room very clean.
The Kalehan has a rustic ambiance, the facade of the front building is planted with lots of beautiful, lush plants which make the surroundings cool, the interior of the front building is decorated with antique door knobs, knockers, and locks, there are many more antique decorations which made it very cozy and nostalgic.
The space behind the front building is planted with lots of flowering roses of varied colors, more nice shrubberies and trees. Embedded in it is the elevated swimming pool. There are two more buildings within the property where more beautiful rooms are housed in the taller building while the smaller structure houses the family suites.
OVERALL, even if Kalehan Hotel is not a 4-star hotel, I enjoyed my stay thereat for 4 days. Thank you staff of the Kalehan, you made my solo journey very memorable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 46 rooms, pool & rose garden with a nice restaurant inside our property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kalehan Hotel Selcuk