What a fabulous little hotel this is ! Located out of town, in quiet spot with beautiful views overlooking the sea surrounded by hills.It's small, very rustic with a homely feel. Staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for them, they are there to please and ensure you enjoy your holiday. We had a superior room, quite spacious, clean, large bathroom, and a balcony bigger than most. Breakfast is taken on the rooftop terrace so you can gaze at the views whilst enjoying Turkish breakfast, lovely, and always served with a smile, especially from Sebo ! Sitting around the pool listening to low key music, plenty of space around, shaded areas and comfy sofas, make it really relaxing. And now the best bit - Pumpkin's bar - he makes wonderful cocktails, one, two, three, you really can't resist, whilst at the same time he is entertaining us with his laughter, smiles and banter. Very enjoyable atmosphere sitting around the bar chatting to other guests, with Pumpkin and his music, and ably assisted by his new recruit Sammy, and then the puppy Hendrix appeared - was just like a big family party every evening !! Plenty bars/restaurants near the hotel - Cafe Vita, Aqua Cafe and Yesilev serve good food. Kalkan town is about 20 mins. walk ( downhill) but we always took the taxi back !! ( only 11 Lire , £4 ) Beautiful town, quite steep in places though( so flat shoes are recommended ) lovely harbour, pebbly beach, nice shops, leather, boutiques, and literally dozens of restaurants - no shortage of choice, sure all good as never had a bad meal. Quite the contrary, the standard of food was amazing, well presented, and much higher than expected, with again the most friendly people wanting to please and chat to you. By the end of our holiday we felt quite at home with everyone chatting to us. A few recommendations ( as we hadn't time to sample them all ! ) were - The Gourmet Restaurant, Sade ( do book) Salt & Pepper, Aubergine, Baharat, Ozalp and many more, I'm sure, lots on the rooftop, some by the harbour. Do visit Yakamoz cocktail bar with the fantastic elaborate and comfy chairs right down by the harbour - gorgeous ! Courtesy bus from the hotel takes you to a beach club just down the hill where you can stay all day on one of the terraces with a sunlounger, parasol, restaurant on site, swimming, water sports all for only 10 lire each. Take the half hour ride, local bus to Kas, wonderful scenic drive - lovely little town, much smaller than Kalkan but well worth a visit for a day. Lots of activities and places to visit from Kalkan, so a good base. Excellent hotel in superb location providing sociable and fun atmosphere for a wonderful holiday - even all the staff provided a line-up to wave us off on our departure - can't get better than that !! Thank you Selda.
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