I am writing this review a little late as we did go in August last year!! However we have rebooked for this year as the stay was one of the best holiday's I've ever been on.
We arrived at the Kalamar in the dead of night - pitch black and didn't quite know what to expect, however when we woke up we where pleasently suprised, the views this hotel offer are fantastic and the breakfast on the terrace is spectacular for the views. Yes the breakfast isn't a full english type of service but who goes on holiday to go home from home? I certainly don't! Kader the hotel manager and all of the staff at the hotel will do anything for you. We arrived and realised we had forgotten beach towels! Doh! The lads where more than happy to hop on a scooter and buy us some towels so we didn't have to go into Kalkan to get them! The hotel is about a 5 minute drive from the centre of Kalkan and the hotel offers a shuttle service to the town at 10 am and 8pm which is ideal. It's about 7 turkish lira to get back in a taxi which is nothing!
The beach club is also brilliant - the food is great value for money and really tasty and the service is excellent. If you get friendly enough with them your picture will be put on the 'wall of fame' on your last day so make sure your in your best bikini and not looking too dishevilled!! Haha!
The restuarants in Kalkan are also fantastic I would recommend Aubergine, the Doy Doy and Beligins Kitchen. Kader also booked us into a restaurant at a trout farm in a town called Ishmelar (not sure if this is spelt correctly) but the food was amazing and the views are breath taking (as it was nearly at the top of the mountain overlooking Kalamar and Kalkan bay). Tip - just because the starters are cheap doesn't mean these are tapas style !! We ended up with a mountain of food!
I would also recommend going on a turkish boat for the day. We went on a lovely one. If you go to Kalkan harbour and look for a boat called Pina-X this is the nicest. We went on two boats once with Captain Abdi of the Pina-X and once on another one but the Pina was definately the best and Abdi is lovely!
I truley cannot wait to go back this year - once you've been you will get the Kalkan bug! Nearly all the people we met where regulars!
- 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