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“Lovely Boutique Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Courtyard
Ranked #4 of 26 Kalkan B&B and Inns
Dubai
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed for 5 nights just on the change of season when the rest of Kalkan was beginning to close down. The Courtyard opens all year and one of the few very places to offer this.

A small hotel with newly renovated boutique rooms is next to The White House Guest House both run by the same owners. Rooms pleasantly furnished - big enough for 2 persons and with limited space for extra beds should you wish to accommodate children in the same room - unless some of the rooms are larger. Beds very comfortable and bathrooms although small, brand new. Strong wifi signage. One thing to note recharge any devices overnight whilst the key is in the power socket and not during the day whilst you are out as you will have the key with you and therefore there will be no power in the room to recharge your devices - I learnt the hard way.

Breakfasts excellent - variety of fresh fruit (changes daily), yoghurt, cheese, olives, fresh bread plus eggs done to order with tea & coffee. Wonderful view from top floor terrace where breakfast is served. In the evening this is also the bar.

Hotel is located right in the centre of Kalkan just a couple of minutes walk to the village centre, restaurants and the harbour front. Parking is available at the front of the hotel.

Marion & Hali come across as experienced hoteliers - friendly and helpful, not intrusive and there when you need them.

I hope to return very shortly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Molly041, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thanks Juliet for your review which is much appreciated. The Courtyard is a restoration property and we were unable to make major changes hence all the rooms are different each retaining their own individuality. The room you stayed in with the glass partitioned bathroom is one of the smallest bathrooms. There are 4 rooms with separate bathrooms and 2 with partitioned bathrooms all shown on the website. There are also 3 rooms available where an extra bed can be put in. When you visit again you can look at all the rooms available. Thanks again for taking the time to write and review and we look forward to seeing you again soon
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Budapest, Hungary
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82 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

We spent here 4 nights, until we walked on the Lycian Way. Here was the base until we organize 3 walking days Pydnai - Xanthos, Kalkan – Patara, and Cavdir – Kalkan.
The Courtyard is the new and luxury part of the White House Hotel. Small, beautiful, rustic boutique hotel, in the old, renovated Ottoman style building.
The location is great, if somebody wants to be very near to the historical and restaurant area. And very good position to organize excursion in Lykia. But is not beach resort.
The owner of the hotel very friendly and helpfull gentleman!
Because of the near restaurant area, in the hotel is not possible to dinner. The breakfast on the panoramic terrace was memorable, but after 3. time was a little bit boring (fruit, cheese, olives, omlett, honey, jam). The quality of the food was great! The bar was open until late night. I have just one problem with the wine list, it was too simple, but in Turkey possible the taste very exiting wine :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Miri-hu
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

A true little gem in every way. My room in the courtyard was spacious and very comfortable and full of little touches of luxury. This combined well with a rustic feel.....flowers everywhere, shaded courtyard to to sit and relax in....
The staff are so helpful and friendly...Marion and Halil make the perfect hosts.
Love it....will be back
Lesley

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lovey little charming place full of character and amazing little touches.

Rooms
Very large, Beds very comfortable. Great original wooden Turkish features, fantastic bathroom.

Food and Drink : Breakfasts, big , healthy Turkish breakfast, the freshest orange juice. Nice selection of wines / other spirits beers etc to drink on the terrace.

Favourite places
Either sitting on the wonderful terrace with amazing views of Kalkan old town and the med sipping a nice rose or relaxing with a book and a cool drink in the lovely shaded courtyard full of bouganvilla and a host of other colourful flowers and plants.

Service : Everyone makes you feel so at home and the owners Halil and Marion are lovely hosts, eager to get everyone chatting on the terrace or giving you the space you need if you want to be more private.

Everything about the place makes you feel so relaxed.... Just thinking about it is bringing a smile to my face.

Room Tip: Room 3 we loved the best. Windows on two sides, a lovely little balcony and views of the sea / amazi...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Centrally situated at the far end of the old town – so handy for the excellent restaurants and bars but with the added bonus of a quiet location

The luxury rooms have been beautiful restored keeping the original unique features to make this a truly fabulous boutique arrangement over looking a charming designed Turkish mosaic courtyard

Our hosts and staff offered a warm welcome and endless attentive hospitality – nothing is too much trouble

Breakfast and drinks are served on open elevated private terrace overlooking the bay – just stunning views

Kalkan is a great find and we shall return – Ken & George

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fryston
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just back from a week in Kalkan where we stayed at the beautifully and traditionally restored old Turkish house which is now the Courtyard hotel. A comfortable bed, crisp cotton sheets and a good power shower gave it the modern touch! Breakfast and evening drinks are served on the White House terrace which offers lovely views of the bay and the evening sunsets. The Courtyard (and the White House) is run by Marion and Halil who really are the perfect hosts - nothing is too much trouble for them and they are founts of information. Will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

As they say: Location, Location, Location …. This property is stunning at the quieter end of the Old Town, Kalkan, just metres from the harbor, beach and many fine restaurants and bars. Courtyard was originally a Turkish house dating from the 1800’s which has been lovingly renovated in 2012 into 6 luxury boutique style bedrooms all very different with wonderful charm. The White House (B&B) all owned by the same family are linked by the courtyard shaded with bougainvillea and fragrant jasmine and together they share the magnificent roof terrace, with honestly the best views in Kalkan.

Traditional Turkish breakfasts are delicious and taken on the roof terrace, lovingly prepared by a friendly family team. Marion and Halil are the best hosts and nothing is too much from airport transfers, boat trip reservations and general knowledge of Kalkan.
This place really is a gem, and we have already booked for next year!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jules15E
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Additional Information about Courtyard

Property: Courtyard
Address: Suleyman Yilmaz Cad. No 24 & 26, Kalkan, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kalkan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kalkan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Courtyard is an intimate exclusive boutique hotel, the first and only restoration hotel in the old town of Kalkan. Originally the site of an underground cistern providing water to passing travellers and later the home of the Yilmaz family, these buildings have been beautifully restored to provide six unique bedrooms, each with their own personality and style. ... more   less 
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