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The Elixir
Ranked #7 of 39 Hotels in Kalkan
Certificate of Excellence
Barrow upon Humber, United Kingdom
1 review
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“even better than last year”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is the Third time at the Elixir and it just gets better every time I come here, rooms are a high standard very clean, all the staff from cleaners to management and not to mention Pumpkin what would the bar be without him and Sammi very friendly will be back soon

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2014

After staying at the elixir last year we returned again and bought along another three members of our family. Since last year the hotel has had many alterations and has been decorated to a very high standard. All the staff working at the hotel are friendly and very helpful and can't do enough for you. The food is very good with a new chef. The owners Ali and Zelda are often around and very friendly. The location is at the top of a steep hill which normally we would walk but there are taxis to take you back from the centre at a cost of 12lt. The rep. For anatolian sky ahmet is excellent at his job and has included this year a new trip in the evening up into the villages in the mountains which is very interesting. We enjoyed our time at the elixir hotel so much we have booked again for next year.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

With this being our first visit to Kalkan, and indeed Turkey, my wife and I were keen to stay at a lovely hotel, with a friendly but intimate environment, where we felt most welcome and at home. This was after all our 'Honeymoon' and we really wanted to stay somewhere we felt was luxurious, but not too over the top. So we were delighted at the end of our holiday when we had realised we had got exactly that! On arrival, we were greeted by beaming smiles and friendly conversation which instantly made us feel welcomed and set our minds at ease after all the days travel. The Hotel itself has recently been renovated over the winter months, and judging by the before and after photos, and from simply speaking to the friendly staff, it's clear they've worked incredibly hard to make The Elixir what it is today. As I mentioned, we were on our honeymoon and with the hotel only opening to the public a few days before we arrived, we felt at many times throughout the week, that we were the only guests staying there. This of course was not true, but it really felt serene and almost as if it was 'our' hotel. The staff here are incredible. They will do anything and everything to make your stay the best it can possibly be. We had the best holiday ever in Kalkan. It's a beautiful location and we will most certainly be returning, however we would like to attribute much of our admiration towards the staff of the Elixir who helped make our stay that little bit extra special. Little things from flowers on the pillows (which my wife adored) to freshly made, cooked to order dishes at any time throughout the day. And once again, I come back to the staff: Sezai, Samih, Ramazan, Ali, Oguzahn and the Hotel owner Ali....Teşekkür ederim!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Westbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Elixir Hotel matches the quality of the Kalkan Resort. The integrity of the owner rubs off on all his staff giving the hotel's guests a memorable holiday experience.There is lively conversation in the bar late evenings but not once was my sleep disturbed.The whole ethos of the place is to enjoy yourself, have fun and make friends.
Pumpkin - the poolside bar manager- is the one who gets everyone talking with his infectious laugh and occasionally controversial comments. He tells it as it is. What a great guy.
My wife has never been so flattered.
We had a few plumbing issues - left overs from the recent refurbishment- during our week but nothing to affect our enjoyment and Ali the owner was extremely apologetic and dealt with the matter in the most professional way.He has a great Hotel and his reputation is paramount to him.
Our room had a fantastic view of Kalkan bay and oozed quality in terms of the furniture and fixtures and fittings used in the bathroom. The jacuzzi on the balcony was an added bonus.
The air conditioning was an essential even in June.
The pool and surroundings have that Wow factor and plenty of sunbeds and parasols are available to cope with the hot sun.
For me this is an ideal couples hotel.I wouldn't fancy the10-15 minute walk into kalkan with small children. However the taxi only costs £3.00.
This was our first visit to Turkey. Kalkan and the Elixir were recommended to me by my travel agent of over 30 years experience in the business-Howard Travel of Trowbridge . The brief was somewhere hot, quality resort, great dining and accommodation.
The Elixir and Kalkan tick all those boxes.

Mark & Helen.

Room Tip: For best views of the Kalkan coastline have a Deluxe Master Suite on the 3rd floor
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Mark D
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We booked this particular hotel on the recommendation of out local travel agents Camberley Travel and were not disappointed. It had been totally re furbished over the winter and where the first guests.
It would appear that no expense has been saved with the finish throughout to the highest standard, the rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished.
But perhaps the most attractive aspect to this hotel are the owners and staff. They all make you feel as part of the family and NOTHING is too much to ask of them and whatever you request it always happens.

The whole standard was of the highest we've stayed at which was an obvious feeling from numerous guests who frequently came to look at the hotel to see what the refurbishment had entailed, none were disappointed.

We cannot wait to return

Room Tip: Be prepared for the exercise in walking back up the hills but the taxis are very reasonable
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our family have stayed at the Elixir nine times. We love this small and very friendly hotel. Every year it gets better and we are looking forward to seeing the refurbishment to the interior and exterior that has happened this winter. Ali, Sezai, Bilge, Savas and Semih plus all the other staff make our holiday and we always meet lovely guests to sit and drink and chat with during the evening at the bar. This is a small hotel and we like it that the staff learn all the guests names and you're not just a room number.

Looking forward to our return visit this year and I'm sure Ali and his team will have done an excellent job refurbishing the hotel to make it even better.

Room Tip: We always stay in a superior room over looking the pool.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2014

2014 holiday to the Elixir Hotel is booked as hotel renovations will soon be done. Loved it before and can't wait to see the changes. Very surprised at a couple of negative reviews here as we have always had a perfect time. The hotel is wonderfully chilled out during the day..a lovely place to relax . Friendly staff always around for cold drinks from the bar and lunch orders..served up wherever you would like to eat. Some quiet mellow music around 5 pm leads to friendly chatter around the pool bar between guests who we have always found friendly and sociable. Yes the pool bar is lively in the evening when people drift back from dinner ( have never found the sports bar a nuisance noise wise ) but have always found that people are just having fun and enjoying themselves. The majority of guests are middle aged professionals !!! Pumpkin the barman is great and nothing is too much trouble. All in all a perfect holiday...and now will be even better judging from the pictures of the renovations. Looking forward to being there.!

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are very spacious. Have booked the new rooftop room with hot tub and outside shower...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Elixir
Address: Kalamar Yolu No:81, Kalkan 07960, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kalkan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kalkan
#3 Spa Hotel in Kalkan
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kalkan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elixir 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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