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“Rest and be thankful”
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Very good
21 reviews
Lounge balcony (dining area)
Anyone for table tennis?
sunset over the bay
sunset over kisla
comfy seating area in lounge
Kalkan harbour
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kalkan, Turkish Mediterranean Coast

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Very good - based on 21 reviews
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davel1411...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rest and be thankful”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We had a late flight and hired a car from Dalaman airport finding the villa easily from the directions. Even in darkness we had an immediate first impression of WOW, i of course headed immediately to the ottoman pagoda with my complimentary EFES and the holiday began!
The morning gave us a true sense of the beauty surrounding us with panoramic views over the sea and Kalkan visible from all bedrooms. We had our first breakfast on the shaded balcony/terrace leading out from the kitchen which proved handy during the hottest parts of the day. The Villa is tastefully decorated with all mod cons (wi fi for teenagers) turkish solid wooden flooring, dish washer and a large fridge freezer. We liked the views so much we actually decided to eat in a few times and the facilities were excellent.
When we were there there was an impressive storm! the wi fi went down but was fixed in a day or so by the helpful villa maintenance team :) They came to clean the pool daily and water the plants as well as a full clean of the villa a week into our stay.
June was a good time for us before the temperatures rise but there are a few places to seek shade, my favourite being the pagoda where i spent many an evening looking out over the water. The Villa owners were lovely to deal with and having been to Kalkan on a few different occasions this has been the best so far!

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: Views/Pagoda
Liked least: Pylon was a bit close but didn't look at it :)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chitra T
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“Excellent accomadation with stunning views”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We had a wonderful time at this Villa. The views from this villa are breathtaking. Even though we spent only less than a week, we had a fabulous time. I wish the weather could have cooperated, but, what to expect in the beginning of May. But, we still enjoyed the swiming pool and the fantastic view from all corners of the Villa. The beds are very confirtable and the bathrooms and the whole Villa is very very clean. The price is worth. The Villa owner was very helpful for us and made sure that we were looked after by the local representative. They are all very lovely people. If I get a chance to go again to kalkan, I will definitely look to book this Villa. It was an unforgatable stay and had a lovely time in Turkey.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SGEllens
Rudgwick, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation in a simply stunning location”
Reviewed September 24, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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I can wholeheartedly recommend Swallows rest after spending a blissful 7 nights in Kalkan. The villa is wonderfully appointed with everything you could wish for. The watercooler is of particular note as it saves constantly having to travel to the shops to buy water!

The pool gives welcome respite from the heat and in the evenings, to sit and watch the sun disappear with a glass of your particular poison sitting in the Kosk, is pure bliss! There is a BBQ for those (like me) who want to make use of the local produce and I can honestly say it is not often you BBQ with a view as breathtaking as the one offered by this villa. I would never tire of waking each morning and opening the curtains to see that vista.

Kalkan itself is a bustling little town where old Turkey and new Turkey mix surprisingly well. The old harbour is dominated by modern sleek restaurants and lounges all vying for your custom. Having said that, as they are outdoors, they blend seamlessly with the surroundings. More restaurants than you could ever possibly require are similar in pricing and give good quality food. Particular note should go to Sade where the food was beautifully cooked and service was great. Avoid the Mahal beach club, which despite having one of the best locations I've ever experienced for a restaurant is very over priced and the food quality is poor.

All in all Swallows Rest will definitely be at the top of my list for a return visit to Turkey. I cannot think of a single reason why I would want to try anywhere else !!

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Hills
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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suzanne j
Bangor, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“lovely villa with fantastic views”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

spent two weeks at swallows rest lovely spacious villa with fantastic views .The villa had everything you needed and a water cooler which was great.In the garden there was a wooden seating area with cushions so you could relax in the evenings with a wine and star gaze.nice pool with a shaded area and table tennis.we would certainly return to this villa had a great holiday .

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: the views
Liked least: quite a few steps down to villa and pool
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Louise140...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic villa holiday.. Wish we were there now!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Swallows Rest . The villa is spacious with everything you could wish for. One of the most useful things was the water cooler in the kitchen - such a great idea. The views are fantastic . We loved everything about this beautiful villa and would love to return.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: All of it!
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Date of stay: June 2013
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Annamitti...
Borlange, Sweden
1 review
“Wonderful villa with excellent view!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We had a wonderful time at this spacious villa. We enjoyed the pool and the garden, and the stunning views of the ocean. The pool was nice but it has no shallow part, so it is not suitable for small children. A rental car is almost a must, it takes you easily to the wonderful beaches of Patara and Kaputas. Warm and sunny weather, good food, interesting historic sites and beautiful scenery - what else can you ask for? The only minor disturbance were stray dogs (and cats) who wanted company, since a lot of the other villas were empty due to low season.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: The view and the pool
Liked least: The location, you need a rental car
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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