We returned from Kalkan on 28.06.10 having had 2 weeks at the Samira de Luxe. Having stayed in the apartments several times previously we stayed in the new hotel this time. The rooms are spacious, well furnished with plenty of storage space, the shower room was well epuipped with a powerful shower, which is not always the case. The rooms were cleaned daily and towels and bedding changed frequently. The balconies are larger than in the apartments and the view is wonderful. The pool is large with plenty of sun beds, comfortable chairs and is adjacent to the bar/restaurant.. The meals were excellent, really fresh ingredients and were of good value. Ekram the chef will go out of his way to cook to order and if asked will tell you his ingredients for home cooking. The meals are In fact much cheaper than in the village, especially by the harbout which was dearer than the U.K. The bar drinks were competitivley priced. The staff in all areas were friendly and especially helpful, although there are no lifts we did not have to carry our suitcases and hand luggage to/from our room. We would also say that nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. The whole hotel area is thoroughly cleaned daily and we only saw 1 fly during our stay. Although rated as 3 * it warrants a higher rating
Although Kalkan has grown over the years it is a pretty village with plenty of shops and small supermarkets for self catering. The scenery is stunning both locally and inland and there are plenty of places to visit. If you are interested in history and archaeology there is more than enough to satisfy anyone.
Although there is a new road that will be finished within the next couple of weeks there was only a slight deterrent from walking into the town. From our previous experience of staying at the hotel the road is not heavily used and you can not hear it from your room. We hired a car and although the road leaving/returning was rather bumpy and steep we had no difficulty with the car, this will not happen when the main road is completed.
We are not sure what the couple from Yorkshire were complaining about, it must be that some folks like to complain about everything. In conclusion, I would recommend the hotel for value, cleanliness, service and views. I would not recommend it for children as there isn`t a play area and a sandy beach is a bus/car drive away.
John & Jacky Nottingham
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The city of myths, history and beauties, Antalya and one of the most entertaining holiday places of this city, Kalkan... In Kalkan embracing the unique appearance of the attractive blue of the Mediterranean, there is a facility at the world standards. Samira Resort converts your dream holiday into reality. ... more less
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