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Kelebek Hotel
Ranked #18 of 39 Hotels in Kalkan
Certificate of Excellence
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Just what we needed”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Stayed 1st 2 weeks of September and have to say we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay.some of the previous reviews have some valid points ie a few faults with our room but not enough to warrant complaining and a few other of the complaints seemed a bit harsh to say the least.We found all the family and staff to be really friendly and hard working.We were made to feel welcome from arrival till we left .We did find the hill hard work but the longer route to the town is easier.The food was excellent the view for breakfast is stunning and every meal we had was good value compared to meals in the town where you pay for a rooftop location.the pool is on the small side but as neither of us is up to Olympic standard it suited us fine.as for the staff being frosty and miserable if you don't spend enough,we never witnessed anything of the sort.I suppose I should write a bad review so nobody would come here but the countless guests who return year after year prove that I'd be lying We have only returned to a holiday hotel once before but we are going back in September .Big thanks to Faik and his family for making our holiday so enjoyable see you in september

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

For understandable reasons, this hotel is often fully booked. I only got to stay here one night, but that was enough to sample the hotel's gorgeous environs and world-class service. The service seems to come from the heart. After a great night's sleep in a cozy room (incredibly well-priced at $67, especially given the addition of a luxurious, free breakfast!), I had part of a day to kill in Goreme until 9:30pm departure of an overnight bus to the Mediterranean coast. A group of us did, actually. On check-out, the manager said, "Please don't consider yourself as having checked out -- please use our grounds, enjoy tea or coffee, swim in the pool, use the showers and change rooms, whatever you need to be comfortable until you leave." So generous! People who went by wagon to tour the owner's farm for a real country breakfast raved. Breakfast, and all meals, at the hotel were great, and served in a covered patio area that encouraged lounging and friendly group discussions among the guests. Hoteliers who are able to create that relaxed an environment for their guests are truly remarkable.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had a fantastic 10 days holiday in Kalkan at the end of September staying at the Kelebek. The welcome and hospitality we received from all the members of family throughout our stay was excellent. The hotel is very well looked after, extremely clean and cosy. Turkish breakfast is served on the roof terrace overlooking Kalkan and the Bay. All the food served is homemade and is of very good quality.. we would certainly recommend the Wednesday Evening Barbecue. The small bar is always welcoming and a great place to meet other residents at the end the day!! We will certainly be going back.. can’t wait!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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barrowford
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Once again we all had a fab stay at the Kelebek Hotel made to feel very welcome and looked after fantastically. Lovely hosts lovely food lovely place to be. Fantastic B B Q night Lovely breakfast on the roof top terrace. C T & D C

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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St Mawes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed at the Kelebek with a girlfriend - we had 2 different rooms and also had friends down the hill staying at the Samira Hotel. Been to Kalkan before and love it - mainly for its laid back ways and Turkish hospitality. Our rooms had lovely balconies and overlooked Kalkan and the sea.

We were on the top floor - yes 2 flights of steps up! and were next door to the breakfast terrace. Breakfast is served from 8-10am daily and is delicious. Our rooms were very clean and had everything we needed. They are cleaned every day. Air con extra at £3.50 per day per room and a safe for the week is £10 (approx). The views - one side overlooks Kalkan/sea and the other side overlooks the Police Station with views over the other side of Kalkan/sea One of the guests I chatted to said it was like a Diet Coke break in the mornings as the Police did their fitness routine outside!

The Kelebek is on a steep hill - but it did us good walking up it twice a day. Dont bring high heels whatever you do! The hotel is small and charming with the most fabulous views. It is very traditional and family owned. The parents bought the land here about 20 years ago and basically built the hotel themselves - which is very commendable. The 2 sons both speak good English and are very accommodating.

On arriving at the Kelebek you come up some steps to find a small bar - this is the hub of the business and where the repeat guests spend a lot of their time. The small pool is off this bar area and it is surrounded by loungers. About 10 in total.

I did however feel a little uncomfortable coming into the hotel at the end of the day (or night!) and was made to feel that we should be staying in the hotel and buying their food and drink. This was the only downside - other than the hill!

Kalkan has over 200 restaurants so obviously guests will want to try some of them out. We and our friends did the Turkish night at the Kalkan and the food was good. Nice to meet some of the other guests too.

So would I return - probably not as there are lots of other places to choose from.

Be warned though that the bill at the end of your stay is just a scrap of paper with the amount written on!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was our third trip to Kalkan but the first stay at the Kelebek.
We expected very basic accommodation given the cheapness of our overall package deal, but the quality of this hotel definitely exceeded our expectations. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable, with a shower, hair dryer, plenty of wardrobe space, air conditioning (paid for) and a balcony which had a great view of the rest of Kalkan - despite being one of the rooms at the side of the hotel. The beds were comfortable (no scratchy sheets like you get in quite a lot of the hotels in Turkey!) and the room was cleaned without fail everyday. The pool and bar area was great to relax - the pool a little on the small side but rarely were we there with a lot of people. The Turkish breakfast provided every morning was delicious (fruit, bread, yogurt, honey, boiled eggs, cakes, a hot drink selection).
The thing that really made our stay at the Kelebek probably the best stay we have had in Kalkan so far, was the hospitality we received from the family. Each of them -father, mother and two sons - were polite, respectful and incredibly hardworking, making every effort to ensure our stay was a happy one. Being in the minority of first time guests to the Kelebek, we were slightly apprehensive that we could be considered 'outsiders' - the reviews on here seem to show that most of the Kelebek guests have been returning year after year. Let me say, there is a definite reason for that, and instead of being treated at all differently, we were given a warm welcome by both family and guests. The amount we incurred in additional costs - air conditioning, the bbq night and bar food/drinks - were similar to the amount spent by the previous reviewer (JLM_7), so we have been quite surprised by this reviewer's negativity aimed towards the Kelebek.
We would highly recommend the Kelebek hotel - and when we return to Kalkan we won't be staying anywhere else - a huge thank you to the Ozdemir family once again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in the coastal resort of Kalkan staying in Kelebek Apartments. The transfer company unknowing to us dropped us off at the Kelebek Hotel around midnight. The entrance to the hotel is on the same street as the weekly market, whose trader’s were setting up the night we arrived. On dragging our suitcases up a flight of stairs to the pool and bar area with the BBQ night in full swing, only to be informed that the apartments was down the hill. The guy was quick to take my wife’s suitcase back down the stairs for her and loaded them in to his car. A short drive brought us to the Kelebek Apartments. Our ground floor one bedroom apartment was pool side so you have to take about twenty steps from the road down to the room. Once again one of the brothers took my wife’s case for her. First impression was that the apartment was a spacious open plan kitchen, lounge and dinning area, comprising of two large sofas, two armchairs, table and four chairs, a washing machine and a TV on top of a cabinet. The bedroom had one wardrobe a dressing table, one bedside table and one armchair. The bathroom was a wet room with cupboard and mirror. The large refrigerator with integral freezer was turned on and we were shown the cooker sitting on top of it! An explanation where to find the nearest shops and it was time for him to return to the BBQ night. On closer inspection when you opened the lower kitchen units there was an earthy smell so best keep them closed. The lead from the cooker sitting on the fridge did not reach the plug socket that the fridge was plugged into. We moved the cooker down to the work surface so the plug would reach the plug socket. That is when we noticed the cable had a burn mark with exposed bare wires! and half of the door handle was missing. The twin hot plates worked but only the on/of light worked on the right hand side. The bed was ok but a bit on the hard side, one sheet to lie on and a throw with extra blankets. Only one bedside wall lamp worked. The wardrobe was fine but not long enough to hang full length dresses. The dressing table had no light and the plug was to far away for the hair dryer. Ladies my wife said you will understand. The cupboard in the bathroom covers half the plug socket! So you can not use the plug! We believe there was meant to be an ironing board and a hair dryer, but we could not find them? The next day we went to the hotel to sort out the cooker and the top sheet. All sorted out before we returned to the apartment that afternoon. Electricians look away now, black tape now covers the bare wires but the cooker now works, the only problem is you have to swop over the refrigerator plug with the cooker plug. The wall plug is sort of hanging off the wall, some times you get a white or blue flash. The apartments were cleaned every day, sheets and towels changed every four/five days. In September we had the pool to ourselves but in high season there could be a lack of sunbeds. Talking to the other guest it would seem that they were happy with the apartments and were more modern then ours. Some had good views with roof top access and could see across the bay. One even had two ironing boards! We went up to the hotel bar some evenings and the people we talked to had returned several times to the friendly family run hotel. We and other guest from the apartments enjoyed the BBQ night.
We loved everything about Kalkan and it ticks all the boxes for us as a holiday destination. We started to get to know the friendly local people because the apartments are in a safe residential area. Our apartment gave us what we wanted but was a little tired and needs to be upgraded. We will be going back to Kalkan next year and meeting up with friends we made this year. But we will be doing a bit more homework first, because like our new friends we are undecided if it will be in the Kelebek Apartments.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kelebek Hotel
Address: Mentese Mah.kalkan 4, Kalkan, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kalkan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Kalkan
#13 Romantic Hotel in Kalkan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kelebek Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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