Stayed at the Likya the last week in August and enjoyed sufficiently to book a return trip. Not something we’ve done very often. It ticks all the right boxes: a spacious well appointed room that felt comfortable and clean, big terrace/balcony with a lovely view, air conditioning that worked, nice bathroom etc.. The pool area looks great but we never used it because for us the beach club was so much better. If you like bathing platforms right next to deep blue water this is the place for you. The sea is crystal clear and very refreshing, just the place to cool off and you’ll need to.. Kalkan in August is hot. We always managed to find a couple of sun beds and a brolly and the atmosphere was mellow and never noisy. Not a great place for kids, which suited us. The hotel staff are courteous, friendly and they like to help. We stopped at the poolside bar a few of times either on the way in to town or the way back during the evening and it’s a spectacular place for a cocktail. Breakfast was OK but not the best, just our particular taste I guess. Most of all the Likya offers great value. You really do get a lot for your money. But the real attraction is that Kalkan right on your doorstep. The town exceeded our expectations despite the many positive reviews on TripAdvisor. It’s buzzy without being brash. The rooftop restaurants are a delight, and there’s no shortage of bars with comfy seats to sit in to watch the world go by. Recommended venues include The Ivy, Fez and a brilliant little coffee shop directly under the Ivy whose name I can’t remember (try the iced coffees with your favourite liqueur). At night the place has a warm glow to it with cobbled streets that are restricted to pedestrians, the Italian scooter racket was thankfully absent. There is no shortage of interesting trips, if you can summon the energy in the heat, my top recommendation would be the boat from Kas to Meis. Any downsides? We found the hard sell a little trying when strolling round looking for somewhere to eat. It’s the Turkish way apparently and you have to grin and bear it. The transfer from Dalaman is 1hr 45mins which is a drag after a 4 hour flight but it was worth it. All in all a great holiday. Go before it becomes too popular.
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- Also Known As:
- Likya Residence Hotel Kalkan