I have to say I was very impressed with the level of service and friendliness of the staff at the Elixir.
Egermon the manager and pumpkin barman and masseuse could not do enough for us. We travelled with our 18 year old son and had concerns that he would find it to dull but we hardly saw him during the two week we were there. My wife was worried about him being out alone but these were groundless as Kalkan is a safe resort, no drunken lager louts.
Rooms are spacious and come with free air conditioning which is fantastic when it's 40 degrees.
The fitness area is undersold as it is surprisingly well equipped if you fancy a workout.
If you enjoy the race for a sun bed at 6.00 am then this is not the place for you as there are plenty to go round and we were never disappointed.
Room service is available if you want it and towels are changed daily, bedding every two days. Excellent
The food is good but we only had breakfast as there are so many great places to eat in Kalkan, try the old trading house (Owned by the hotel) or the Nar for great views over the harbour from their roof top restaurants or the Jasmine Garden on the waterfront.
For teenagers there are a few bars come nightclubs it’s is very low key but great fun according to my son and in the old town area so you wont be kept awake all night by the noise .
It’s a bit of a walk to the old town about 15 minutes downhill which is no problem but I would recommend a taxi back at 7.5 lira before midnight about 11 lira after as its all uphill.
The Kalama beach club is well worth a visit and they provide a free shuttle service to and from the hotel (ask at reception), day entry is 12.5 lira pp but well worth it with free sun loungers, parasols, pedelos and canoes and great bathing including fresh water showers at the club to wash the salt water off. The restaurant onsite is good for a cool drink or lunchtime meal and good value; you can even have a trial scuba diver on site.
I think the most touching thing about the Elixir is that during you stay they staff address you by your first name and when you leave all the staff line up to wish you a fond farewell and give you a free bottle of cold water, seems silly I know but it’s the little touches that count.
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- Also Known As:
- The Elixir Hotel Kalkan
- Elixir Kalkan