My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday here at Peninsula gardens July 2013. Despite the hotel being fairly quiet and relaxing we met some fantastic people and had one of the most sociable and fun holidays we've had in years!
What makes this place is special is the little touches... like the luxury black air conditioned minibuses that transport you everywhere, with the free bottles of evian on tap, the molton brown bathroom products that get topped up daily, the endless supply of fluffy towels at the poolside, the incredible cocktails,(try a banana daiquiri) the tapas at the start of every meal with a tiny grill to toast your bread on, and the restaurant location with the most incredible views into cool blue bay waters I've ever seen!
....However the most amazing thing of all here is the staff. I have never been anywhere with such smiley, friendly & helpful staff! Nothing is too much trouble. Solman is the most friendly of all and goes out of his way to learn your name and chat to you. He really is lovely & provides a good source of entertainment too with his quirky songs & dry sense of humour!
I think this place is perfect for couples or friends who want to relax and enjoy beautiful plush surroundings... It does have a free shuttle into town for those who want to party more but it is not the place for hard core party goers. If this is your thing try Bodrun or Mamaris! (Although saying that we had many a fun few evenings with other couples drinking cocktails until the wee small hours at the bar)
We also met a couple who stayed in a villa which was like something Puff Daddy might stay in! The pool was massive with a large sun terrace and BBQ area - & the villa could fit 8 people + in at least! Perfect for a friends /family holiday so you can split the cost. (Approx £1500 I think)
We would definitely return but next time would get a room with a pool as although our room Ivory was gorgeous with amazing views, a pool would have just topped it off perfectly!
The only slightly annoying thing that happened on our holiday is we booked a gorge trip which was closed due to heavy rain that day...we were taken to a carpet shop which was fascinating at first learning how they made the rugs but then we got heavily sold to and it became a bit awkward!.
Overall though an amazing holiday.
- 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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