Having decided to go to Kalkan for our summer holiday I searched the holiday sites for a cheap but good hotel. After much deliberation and review reading, I chose the Kalamar hotel.
As stated the hotel is set up on the hillside but this presented no problems as the hotel provides an air conditioned car that takes you down to the hotels own beach club and returns you back to the hotel at the end of the day. The car also goes into the main town of Kalkan at 10.00am in the morning, if you want to spend the day in town or at the beach, and the car also takes you into town at 8.00pm so that you can dine at the many restaurants on offer. You have to make your own way back, we walked back, very leisurely and it took about 30 minutes, alternatively you can gat a taxi for about 10 Turkish Lira.
The hotel is spotlessly clean and very quiet, the views are lovely and the breakfast on offer was very good. There were soft and hard boiled eggs, fresh brown and white bread, a selection of Jam, honey and yogurt, olives, cheese, tomatoes, melon, cucumber and creals and cake! Tea and coffee is available and juice, as much as you like! The waiters were friendly and helpful at all times as were the staff in reception.
The pool was small but adaquate and great for a dip after a day roasting at the beach club!
The room was small, but had all the necessary components!! A shower that was always hot, a wardrobe, a dressing table, a fridge, beds and most importantly free air conditioning! There was also a hair dryer, and a chair. We paid for a basic room and we were more than happy, outside our room was a shared terrace with sunbeds and a few tables and chairs with a great view! Towels were changed daily if used and the bed was changed once in the miidle of our week!
The beach club was an added bonus and made our stay even more enjoyable. The sea was clean and crystal clear, the sun beds were free to us as guests of the hotel as were the large sun umbrellas. The lunches were good quality, ranging between 10L and 20L. The drinks were a little expensive but bottled water was available, cold and with beakers provided for 3.75L for a litre. The surroundings were worth it! The water was so clear and brilliant for snorkelling, no beach but terraces with swimming pool style steps into the sea! It was beautiful to swim in as so clean and warm, and there were free pedalos and a canoe as well as a round floating trampoline to play on. There is also a dive club at the beach club if you fancy being adventurous and the usual banana boat and doughnut rides at an extra cost.
Kalkan is on a hill and you will need to do some walking but I thoroughly recommend a visit. Kalkan town comes alive in the evening and is home to some amazing restaurants. We did not have a bad meal and we do appreciate good food! Closer to the hotel is a small restaurant (opp Xanthos hotel) called House bar, I think! The owner is a lovely guy, it is very relaxed and informal and the food is very good.
We had a relaxing and chilled out holiday and will definately return to this jewel on the med!
- 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