We enjoyed a two week stay at Hotel Mediteran. This is a small, family run hotel with 20 rooms/suites. From the moment we arrived and Gamze emerged from her seat in the shade to welcome us, we were treated with the utmost warmth, kindness and hospitality by all the staff.
We had a ground floor suite with a very comfortable lounge area and kitchenette. Our rooms were kept spotlessly clean by the domestic staff, with a full set of fresh towels each morning and frequent linen changes. Although they spoke little English, there was always a lovely smile and 'good morning' when we met.
We enjoyed our quiet outdoor terrace area, especially during the evening. We ate out there on a number of occasions and when we mentioned it to Lokman he gave us additional tea lights for our table to create a lovely ambience.
The sun terraces and pool area are spacious, with plenty of comfortable cushioned sunbeds. The view over Kalkan and out to sea is truly memorable. Surely the best in Kalkan. Mehmet always ensures the pool and terrace areas are well maintained and clean. For those, like us, seeking shade, there are large umbrellas in all areas, easily wheeled around to suit. Mehmet is particularly attentive at breakfast and lunch to ensure the umbrellas are well placed to afford maximum shade for guests.
The restaurant area has the same fabulous view as the bar. A pre dinner drink at the bar is really special, with the twinkling lights of Kalkan below matching Murat's twinkling smile as he welcomes you. He is such an interesting young man that conversations at the bar take on quite a deep level at times and are light hearted and fun at others. Needless to say he provides an excellent gin and tonic!
The restaurant food can’t compete with some of the higher class restaurants in Kalkan itself but we had some very enjoyable meals. We particularly liked the tabbouleh with its lovely mixture of flavours and fresh parsley. Combined with a chicken shish kebab it made an extremely tasty meal, capturing the essence of traditional Turkish food.
The Turkish/continental style buffet breakfasts offer a good variety of foods from cereals, breads and preserves to yoghurt, cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, olives, tahini etc. We particularly enjoyed the very fresh selection of fresh fruit every day. It is a more than adequate continental breakfast, with the addition of a hot plate on several mornings for cooked eggs. Neemet is a young lady about to go off to university and she was always on hand at breakfast with a gentle smiling welcome, practising her English. She also helped to bring round the complimentary glasses of tea and cake at 5pm. A lovely touch.
Simpsons provide their own concierge to supplement the hotel staff. Lokman is a real credit to them. He is always on hand to answer questions, provide information and give insights into Turkish culture. He will organise trips for you and nothing is ever too much trouble for him. A true professional.
If you are looking for a stylish, glass and chrome hotel, which could be in any country in the world, then maybe the Mediteran is not for you. If, however, you are seeking a truly comfortable hotel, with genuine Turkish hospitality then you will find it here and look forward to returning in the future, as so many guests already do. It is an island of tranquility above the busy bustle of Kalkan. It was our first visit but we hope to be back in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on a hill just above Kalkan with breathtaking views of the bay below sits the Mediteran Hotel where the friendly owners welcome guests to their picturesque hillside haven to experience real Turkish hospitality. Most of the light and comfortable suites and rooms have private balconies or patios with beautiful sea vistas whilst a stunning infinity pool allows for lazy days soaking up the afternoon sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mediteran Apart Hotel Kalkan