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“Charming and well-located”
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Don Pedro Garden
Ranked #85 of 219 Antalya B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 24, 2012

I spent 2 nights at the Candles House in May, and I thought it charming and well-located. It is a very small B&B – I believe it has only 4 guest rooms – just steps from Hadrian’s Gate in a quiet section of Antalya’s old town, or Kaleici – a perfect area from which to explore Antalya and the surrounding area.

The B&B has a lovely garden and the interior features some beautiful wood surfaces. My room was charming, with just a few minor limitations. It was a small and nicely decorated single with blinded windows that overlooked the surrounding gardens. I liked the basket of toiletries, mini-bar, and supply of extra pillows in the room. Hot water was readily available if one gave it just a little bit of time, and once it was hot, it was hot! It was, however, a bit hard to control -- even a very light touch could result in major changes in temperature. I was less satisfied with the absence of a bed table or bedside lamp.

Breakfast, which was individually served in the garden, was very good and included a generous array of tasty foods and a plate of perfectly cooked scrambled eggs.

The man who staffed the Candles House during my stay was a gracious host. He didn’t speak English, but he made sure that language was not a problem by effective use of non-verbals and, when necessary, resourceful use of his phone or internet connections. Our most difficult exchange occurred when I checked out: I had booked my room months in advance through booking.com. Shortly after doing so, I received an e-mail indicating that my credit card account had been inadvertently charged upon booking. As a response to this error, I was offered a discount and was told that I would be given it once there. No one seems to have told the young man, and it took a while for us to find the words to understand each other.

BTW, to park at the Candles House, I had to take a ticket from a gate that allowed me to drive into that section of Kaleici. It looked like there might be a small fee for parking and a very big fee if the ticket was lost. I presented it when I left the area and was waived through without a charge.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank KJA3
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Great place to stay if you're on a budget or not. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to see Antalya's old town. It's a 50 metre walk to Hadrian's gate and another 100m to the first shops in town. You're in the centre of it all and the reception is great, everyone is very friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MacNicoll
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

This small guesthouse (only 4 rooms) is centrally located in the "old town" which is within the castle walls. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. The hotel was a bit of a challenge to find in the maze of tiny streets.

The staff made breakfast about 30 minutes earlier than normal to accommodate our early departure time (to catch a flight) and was helpful with everything from directions, carrying bags, and hooking up the internet in the lobby when I needed to make a skype call (the internet in the room was not strong enough for a skype call). Carrying bags may sound like a normal thing but in the previous hotel, Venus Hotel (Pamukkale), the service was non-existent. My gf and I carried all the bags as the front desk clerk walked us up the stairs to the room and watched us carry everything without offering to lend a hand.

Keep in mind that its a very small place overall and you can hear everything through the walls.

Room Tip: There are only 4 rooms, probably all the same.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

Good value - delightful staff in this beautiful, quiet and well situated pension. Excellent breakfast included .

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

I stumbled on this place almost by accident and I am glad that I did. The service and rooms are excellent, its very clean and secure with hospitable staff and in a great location close to Hadrian's gate and the tramway and also a few minutes walk to the centre of the Old Town and the harbour. And it is in a quiet area so that a good nights sleep is guaranteed. Candle's House is a great value place to stay. I came for 3 nights and stayed for 7 nights.

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  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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4  Thank blueybey
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Reviewed November 17, 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 3, 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Don Pedro Garden

Address: Barbaros Mah. Kandiller Sok. No: 6 | Kaleici, Antalya 07100, Turkey (Formerly Candles House)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Antalya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 219 B&Bs / Inns in Antalya
Price Range: $79 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Don Pedro Garden 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Candles House is the SMALLEST hotel of the Town.In the old part pf the city but very close to the centre.It is also very close to historic and naturel places of interst. An old house now transformed to a hotel,traditionally decoreted.Small garden with orange trees and colorful flowers. ... more   less 
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