I've been coming to Turkey for many years now , and have stayed in almost every resort town along the south coast , at a variety of resorts , looking for that perfect place . The place I don't have to wake up at the break of dawn to get a sunbed , The place with a jaw dropping view , massive rooms , balcony with my own pool , and a personal service which makes you feel " Important " . A place where everybody knows your name , but values and respects the reason you are here , for peace and mind
From the moment you are picked up from the Airport by The Elixor Group , in what I can only describe as one of the best mini vans I've ever been in . It's like something a Rock Star would travel in , or the result of a "pimp my ride" episode , in fact they have a small fleet of them .
So , after arriving like a Rock Star , you are greeted like a Rock Star , as the Good Looking staff of Elixor are there to meet and greet you and show you to your room . WOW , as the whole resort faces out to sea, every room has a sea view , a balcony and its own plunge pool . Check the website out , and you'll see what I mean .
Within 30mins of arriving it seemed the pool bar / restaurant team knew our names and the vacation pretty much continued like that for the rest of the week .
This really is a marvellous resort , which is complimented by a great team headed up by Cihan ( bar and restaurant manager ) . Wait til you meet Salman , he's an amazing loveable guy , and very funny . Special mention to Zulfikar too .
Only thing I would add is , with this amazing view of Turkey , the sea , the mountains etc , they could put more Turkish meze dishes on the menu . The people that come here are obviously a well travelled bunch , and one of the many reasons they come to Turkey is because of the food ( amongst other things ) . Saying that , the chef is talented ( Master Chef Ismail )
So in a nutshell , it's as close to perfect as you'll get , and if I had a pound for every guest that said " I'm coming back next year " , I'd be very rich indeed .
This resort has a Very Bright future , and YES I'm coming back .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is one of the most luxurious new hotels we have found on the Lycian coast. As you read this, the first guests are already splashing in their private plunge pools, or basking on their secluded terraces. Literally from the ground up, The Peninsula Gardens has been designed to make the most of the craggy coastal cliffs on which it stands. There are two buildings, but the slope allows the second building to command just as splendid a view as the first. ... more less
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