We rented a villa for one week, about halfway up the hill. Our booking was part of a package and represented fairly decent value.
Villa- clean, well presented, comfortable. 2 bedrooms, one double one twin. Both bedrooms with air con. Large living space with seating and dining area and practical kitchen. Balcony which catches the sun in the evening and fantastic views over the bay.
Resort- lots and lots and lots of steps-we counted over 450 from our villa to the sea and then discovered the free shuttle bus on the last day-helpful bus but wasn't actually advertised anywhere! Staff friendliness was mixed- some lovely, others the total opposite so I wouldn't recommend the resort if customer service is what you're after. We ate one lunch at the resort and decided not to repeat it due to length of waiting time, quality and value when compared to Kalkan restaurants. Swimming pool was nice enough, the sea platform was actually lovely and a good place to snorkel, we even swam with a sea turtle only 2 meters from the shore!
Mobility- the platform over the sea includes three ladders down to the water otherwise it is a dive/jump. For a confident swimmer it is actually lovely, the sea is crystal clear and swimming is very safe. If you have any kind of mobility probs then it may be an issue. We saw lots of kids very confidently sloshing around and other kids wrapped head to toe in swimming aids, all clearly enjoying themselves. There is also a pool with a shallow end. I see no reason why well supervised kids wouldn't enjoy a few swimming sessions in either.
Steps wise, again if you have any mobility issues at all, think carefully as although the shuttle exists in the resort, steep slopes and steps are what characterises Kalkan. Saying that all that extra exercise gave us the perfect excuse to eat at Kalkan's restaurants 24/7!
Location- if you don't have a hire car, the resort is a 10-12 lira taxi ride into town. Otherwise there is the boat shuttle for 5 lira each (although the other resorts don't seem to charge anything) don't rely on it though as the boat driver seems to turn up for work when he chooses and this continues throughout the day.
Experience overall? We loved our holiday and we were very pleased with our villa. The resort location was great for our needs and we used the amenities to suit us. We basically used the resort for the sea platform and ate in Kalkan. We would certainly return to Kalkan, but always with a car, and would probably shop around before deciding on accommodation.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and TripOnline SA so you can book your Patara Prince Hotel & Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Prince Hotel Patara
- Prince Hotel Kalkan
- Kalkan Prince Hotel