We stayed at Hotel last year and despite the reviews over room size we decided to book. BAD DECISION! I have only ever done one review before but have to about this one. All the photos we saw with the normal rooms have been 'photoshoped'. They have all been stretched by about 40%. I could lay in bed and touch the floor on both sides with my hands. If my wife was sat doing her hair or make up I had to climb over the bed! The shower cubicle was 700mm square so I couldn't even was under my arms as I couldn't lift them!
After two days we were resigned to staying there and making the most of it but while waiting for a shuttle into town the manager overheard my wife saying to another resident that she was going to write on Tripadvisor he called her into his office and told her to leave immediately!!! He gave us 30 minutes to leave the room. He the most abusive, arrogant and ignorant man we have met. I was not going get into an argument with him as he had threatened to call the Police and, as I know what they are like there, decided to keep quiet or realised we would experience severe difficulties. We packed and he wanted to know where we were going so he could ' warn all the hotels in Kalkan so we wouldn't have anywhere to stay'. A vicious horrible man.
We decided to walk some distance before flagging down a taxi so he wouldn't know where we were going
On no account book this hotel, it could be the best hotel in Kalkan but it's soulless, heartless and poorly run. The breakfast balcony is stunning, the beach club is lovely but the rooms in small, shabby and like prison cells. Please don't book. There are hotels much closer to the centre of Kalkan ( the Kalamar is a 30 minute walk over the hill) where the staff a friendly helpfull and welcoming. The pool is minute, out of the sun for most of the day, unheated and freezing
My wife and I are professional people both being directors of companies and both in the service industry. We know how to treat our customers. The Kalamar is experience almost ruining or first trip to Kalkan, fortunately we found a wonderful hotel after being sat on the streets of Kalkan for a few hours with our cases. We loved it so much we are booking again this week.
Go to Kalkan it's perfect... NOT THE KALAMAR !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located high above Kalamar Bay and overlooking the water, this hotel features a pool and a beach club with a restaurant and terrace. The Kalamar offers modern rooms with views of the water and the white-washed houses of the fishing village. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a minibar and private bathroom. Kalamar's restaurant overlooks the bay and serves a selection of international meals and snacks. It is possible to eat indoors, or out on the terrace with its bright bougainvilleas. Guests can relax on the lounge chairs by the outdoor swimming pool or arrange a diving or snorkeling excursion at the 24-hour front desk. Kalamar Hotel offer free parking and is a 30-minute drive from Kaş. Fethiye is a 1.5-hour drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kalamar Hotel Kalkan