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“Fab hotel and stunning sea views”
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Kalamar Hotel
Ranked #20 of 39 Hotels in Kalkan
South Wales
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34 reviews
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“Fab hotel and stunning sea views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just returned from a 10 night stay at the Kalamar. Even though we were placed in a standard room instead of the suite room that we booked, it was quite spacious with a lovely view. The balcony was shared but as we were in the bottom tier it was quiet.

There are a lot of steps which were quite hard in the basking heat, but this did not spoil anything. The hotel is spotless and the rooms are cleaned thoroughly by the friendly housekeeping team.

We did go into town on the free shuttle and returned by taxi which is 16TL (4.50 'ish)

There was a lovely local restaurant /bar called The House located on the side street.

The beach bar was brilliant and the waiters would do anything for you and the food in the beach restaurant was very reasonable.

We would definitely return to this hotel.

Room Tip: If you find steps difficult I would ask for a room near the reception.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have been to many countries and hotels in recent years and can honestly say this was one of the best.

It starts with the greeting and support getting to the room, the view was every bit as good as these pictures. We had a duplex suite and it was worth it.

The staff were excellent at the hotel and the beach club and all were hard working and friendly. We felt looked after in an unobtrusive way.

Many people in the resort were returners and especially the hotel. Its because its beautiful.

its about £4.00 return to get taxi home from town after dinner, we used the free shuttle to town and the Beach Club, the other options are walking but you will need to fit!!

The restaurants in town are very good quality, and you can eat well for modest sums.

Altogether one of the best holidays I have ever had and we will be back!!!

Room Tip: The standard romms are not generous but you do not spend much time in your room. I would recommend...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Having read a few of the other reviews I can wholeheartedly agree with every word. We have visited Kalkan twice in succession now and are going back this year and I never usually visit the same place twice! Serkan the hotel manager is so welcoming and helpful in every way which is reassuring and makes for an excellent stay at the Kalamar Bay Hotel. The beach club is great, free of charge for beds etc. for residents and you get a ride back up at the end of the day which saves walking up the hill when you're worn out enjoying yourself! The views from the hotel are magical and stay with you for the rest of the year till you can return to see the turquoise blue waters once again and the mountains are magnificent looming in the background. I would write for hours but all I can say is you must visit this hotel and certainly Kalkan (but don't tell too many people) as although the shops and restaurants are bustling in the evening it is still a relatively unspoiled holiday destination - just love it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

As we have visited Kalkan for a few years now we have come to love this place so much. Staying at the Kalamar hotel was perfect for us, the flexibility with the pool side or the beach club just down the hill was great (steps down to the beach club). We spent most days by at the beach club as the staff were so friendly and welcoming, especial musti, and as the beach club is part of the hotel you dont have to pay for beds or umbrellas which was a bonus.

The night life is also fab, having the choice between a walk round the shops (which are just brill if you enjoy to treat yourself), quite night in a wine bar or lively in the clubs, suited us perfectly.

With the hotel being a little out form the town, this meant there was a nice stroll in the evening staggered by the bars on the way in - made it all the more enjoyable. A walk in and a taxi ride back could be advised, however, some night we did walk back and it was nice as there was a breeze. (apx 20 mins)

The panoramic views from the hotel are breath taking, you can encounter them each morning as you have your breakfast- which will suit even the fussiest of eaters. The staff at the hotel were brilliant, full of useful information, helping you save a penny or two where they could advising on trips and how to get about. We staying the duplex suite, which was fantastic, having a lovely terrace to enjoy the morning sun and a nice tipple to start the night off at sunset. it also had a balcony with stunning views.

Would definitely recommend this hotel.
Cant wait for august!!

Room Tip: As its your holiday splash out a little and go for one of the suite they are lovely and add some lux...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

My friend and I are great lovers of Kalkan and have been visiting for several years now. We have stayed in different accommodations but kalamar hotel is our favourite by far!

Breakfast is unreal, and you get the privilege of enjoying your food with breathtaking views over the kalamar bay! It really is spectacular!!

We upgraded to a duplex room (the honeymoon suite in fact). We found it just added that bit more of luxury to our holiday and gave us a great terrace with sun beds to catch the early morning rays.

Location wise this hotel was perfect for us, we love the bars and restaurants down kalamar road and some nights we never even made it down into town. The restaurants on kalamar road are incredible there is no need to pay the premium down by the harbour or in town. Aqua, cafe Vita, Moonlight terrace just to name a few are the best.

The beach club is a definite bonus and there's no charge for beds or umbrellas while you're staying at the hotel. We go everyday and the staff are brilliant especially Musti we love him. Food is also very good we often eat lunch there to seek shade at the hottest part of the day.

We are planning our trip to Kalkan for this August 2014 and will definitely be staying at the kalamar hotel!

  • Stayed August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Kalamar Hotel in June 2013 (yes, only just getting around to writing this review!) and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Whilst our room was a little on the small side, it was perfect for our needs and immaculately clean. The view from our shared terrace was spectacular, one we admired each evening over a glass of Turkish wine before heading out for dinner. Breakfast each morning was delicious (fresh fruits, cereals, toast, eggs, meat, juice, coffee etc), served on a terrace looking over the ocean. We arrived late at night, but we were greeted on our first morning by the friendly and welcoming hotel manager who provided us with information about the hotel itself and the local area. The beach club was probably our favourite part of the stay – we loved spending our ‘quiet days’ relaxing on the spotless terraces and going for cooling swims in the sea. The beach club staff were incredibly hospitable and we got to know them throughout our stay. As our flight back to the UK was late at night, but the checkout time was in the morning, the hotel manager provided us with a room to shower and dress in, along with fresh towels. This was much appreciated after a long and sticky day down at the beach club! We would recommend this hotel without hesitation, although be prepared to spend a fair amount of money on taxis – the 30 min hike back from town twice a day in the scorching heat was tough, although reduced our guilt levels after eating so much wonderful food in the local restaurants every night.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Haddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Just returned from a seven night stay at the Kalamar. Sadly we found the hotel to be soulless. Such a shame as it is in a beautiful location overlooking the Kalamar bay.

It has nicely furnished rooms, although they are small. We did consider upgrading to a split level duplex but with the bedroom on the upper level, and the bathroom on the lower level, connected by a rather dodgy spiral staircase, we decided against it. We had frequent linen changes and the place was spotlessly clean. However, there was no one around. The bar and the hotel itself were deserted most of the time and we found that the folk staying there used it as a place to sleep and shower. The only time we saw anyone was at breakfast time.

Another possible downside, depending on your attitude towards physical exercise, is that the hotel is a bit far out from the town centre. For those who are maybe a bit less inclined to stretch the legs a bit there is a hotel bus that does a morning and evening one way trip and there is also a dolmus but we are not sure how often that runs. A taxi we understand is approx 16YTL one way. The obvious alternative of course is to walk but we were astonished as to how many people baulked at the prospect of a twenty five minute walk into town.

The beach club, which is owned by the hotel, is as we have always found it absolutely superb. The hotel does a shuttle bus to and from the beach club. It is an easy downhill walk to the club but a bit of a hike back up a very very steep hill , and we mean steep, so the bus was a bit of a bonus after spending an exhausting day soaking up the sun.

For what we paid for B&B the hotel provided good value for money. We can't comment on the quality of service other than to say we rarely saw any staff other than a young lass clearing breakfast tables and the manic cleaning lady who we have to say did do a grand job.

Whether or not it was a case of late season malaise that was affecting the atmosphere it is hard to judge. We suspect it is always like this which is sad. An injection of a bit of life would greatly help make the hotel better.

We shall return to Kalkan. It is unashamedly a seaside holiday resort but it does have a certain charm. However, next time we will either self cater or choose one of the many hotels closer to town.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kalamar Hotel
Address: Kalamar Bay, Kalkan 07960, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kalkan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkan
#23 Romantic Hotel in Kalkan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kalamar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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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