After much research we decided on this wonderful boutique hotel....as previously mentioned lots of quirkiness to last a lifetime but so beautifully put together ...everyone from the owner to the day to day manager Borland (spelling ?) and his two young protégés were very kind and attentive...Borland often inquiring as to the time we would get in from an evening in Kalkan...he may have been a bit surprised that a couple in their sixties could still enjoy a night on the tiles! He is a dab hand at cocktails too! The breakfast is a feast for the eyes ......Turkish of course - I had read a previous review where someone had said the breakfast was awful and went elsewhere to get his full English.....he should have stayed at home! Don't you go away to experience life in a different way to that at home for a few days/weeks? The rooms are beautiful.. we stayed in Mimosa a bit of a climb on a hot afternoon but oh so we'll worth it..the views and sunsets were amazing. We did the obligatory walk into Kalkan..it had to be done..just once I hasten to add after that we would watch from our balcony for the water taxi to start his return trip from the harbour and gauge the right time to make the walk to the jetty for our morning trip into Kalkan.. lovely and after that we had just decided we would budget for taxis as and when needed and be done with it. There were ever so small bits missing but not enough to downgrade the review at all - a bin our room would be useful and possibly a safety box but this doesn't put me off..truly amazing and would we go back? Oh yes please but not in July ..just too hot for us next time (and there will be a next time..) September. Thanks to everyone at the hotel you did yourselves proud and gave us a holiday to remember
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fidanka, with its fauna, trees, beautiful gardens and antique furnishings, is a Mediterranean fairytale brought to life by a family from İstanbul who loves nature, art, gourmet food and locales with soul. Fidanka means female sapling in Bulgarian, and grows even more beautiful year after year with our love and the happiness of our guests. We have collected hundreds of objects and fauna throughout the years all over Turkey and the world, not because we think of them as decorations, but because we couldn’t bear to be without them. Toys from our childhood, mementos from our families, wooden ceilings, timber doors, window frames - some from nearby villages, some from the other side of the world, all combine to make Fidanka what it is. Fidanka offers five types of beautiful rooms each with immense terraces opening to breathtaking sea views. We used antique furnishings in all rooms, especially in the Timber Rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fidanka Hotel Kalkan