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Amphora Hotel
Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Kas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 22, 2013

My fiance and I tried to read all reviews before going to Kas to find the right hotel for a relaxing couple days, we could not have made a better choice.
The Amphora hotel is located on the peninsula of Kas, approximately 7 km from the city (nice walk along the water, good exercise) for our trip it was nice to be away from the shops and restaurants for some quiet when we wanted it. Getting to the town is very accessible either by foot which is about an hour walk, or there is a bus that runs every 30 mins during high season that you can pick up on the ring road that passes all the hotels on the peninsula. The bus ride in is approx 2.25 TL and picks you up right outside your hotel on the side of the road and drops you in the city square about 7 mins depending where you are located. One day we walked to the city, with a pit stop at a beach (both sides of the road) one side across from marina and the other open to the sea. We took the bus back to the hotel.
Our trip was right at the beginning of holiday season May 14-17 and the hotels in the area were just setting up. Both the GM Ziya and Restaurant manager Saffet were amazing and made our trip unforgettable. The food was great as we would have a great breakfast spread and then would usually have an appetizer meze for lunch with wine and beer. Very reasonable and very tasty. We had dinner one of the nights for a great fish dish that was also very good.
Both Ziya and Saffet were very helpful with suggesting other restaurants in the city, one of them being köşk which was amazing. Hot hummas dip and pepper steak very recommended.
We also set up paragliding with a breathtaking sail overlooking the town of Kas and the peninsula as well as the Greek Island of Meis.
The hotel was very clean and the pool was a nice option when we didnt feel like walking down to the private beach patio that the hotel has set up about 100 meters from the hotel. As the hotel is located up from the rocky seaside, they have built a very comfortable sitting/laying area with a little place to eat and drink.

All in all a very great experience and would recommend to any couple or families.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

My son and I stayed at Amphora last year and had a wonderful time. We were given a very comfortable, clean and decent size room with a lovely balcony. Ilhan, Ziya and other staff were attentive and friendly. The pool and its surroundings were adorned with bougainvilleas, jasmin and honeysuckles and had a wonderful sea view. The hotel is a short walk from its private rock side beach where one can order food and drinks from the cafe, lounge on big cushions and watch the sunset, magical! A peaceful hotel just 10 minutes minibus ride away from the beautiful town of Kas. Oh, and the breakfast was delicious.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Amphora is on the peninsula down a steep hill. When we arrived, we met the owner who is very friendly. He upgraded us to the honeymoon suite for free and carried our bags up for us.

The room was nice, which a big bed, sofas, satellite TV, decent bathroom with a real shower, and two balconies looking over the water.

The rest of the hotel is nice too, with an outdoor pool, bar, dining room, and pool table. It also has a private beach area just a short walk down the hill to the water. They have bar and food service at the beach, as well as a lot of lounging chairs.

They didn't have much vegetarian food in the hotel restaurant, but they tried, which we appreciated.

Tip: This is not a sandy beach. There's a ladder to go right into the water and some floating platforms a bit away from the rocks.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Amphora Hotel was a lovely, small lodging with its own Mediterranean “beach,” pool and rooms with amazing views on the Peninsula outside of the small city of Kas. We made our reservation via one of the on-line booking companies about a day before our arrival, and what a deal it was. As luck (and global warming) would have it, the weather during our mid-October stay in the southernmost location of our Turkey trip was well into the 80s. After we arrived in the early evening at the hotel, we raced down to the water for our first swim of our vacation. How refreshing! There are few sandy beaches in the area, so all the small hotels on the Peninsula outside the city of Kas have built lounging areas on the rocks above the water with various amenities. Ours had a perfectly adequate, comfortable area for relaxing by the water, and a ladder for climbing into the famous turquoise water. What more do you need (in season, they serve refreshments as well).

In October there is absolutely no trouble getting a room on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey at the last minute. As it turns out, all these seaside hotels close by Nov. 1 and by mid-October they are almost deserted. That is a plus for the foreign traveler looking for flexibility in travel arrangements and a quiet place to stay. Although reduced to a skeleton crew, they still had a cook for dinner and enough staff to make our stay very comfortable. What they lacked in their command of the English language they made-up with friendliness. They always got their point across when it came to essential information (like bus schedules or booking trips).

We knew that we wanted to book a day boat tour of the surrounding areas, and the staff of Amphora had that arranged for us soon after our arrival. It was about 10tl a person cheaper than the trip we priced at one of the travel agencies in town. This included pick up and drop off to the hotel which makes the whole experience relaxing and carefree. As an aside, tours in Turkey are cheap and plentiful, and tour guides are professionally trained. We took 3 day tours in Turkey and they were especially useful for my husband and I as we traveled almost exclusively by public transportation. It was an efficient way to see several sites especially if it involved some distance.

Getting to and from Amphora, or any of the other peninsula hotels, involves a 10-15 minute bus ride from town that runs about every 30 minutes. It would take a good hour to walk downtown, which was even too far for us! We had a very tasty, well prepared dinner at their poolside dining area on the evening of our arrival. It probably came to less than $30 total. On the final night of our stay here, we had a delicious dinner, one of our best in Turkey, a short distance away (about a 15 minute walk) at the Manzara Restaurant at the Cache Hotel. This was easy to get to without relying on the bus.

As we were preparing to leave, the manager of the hotel surprised us by offering to drive us to the bus station. I think his name was Ilhan Akkaya, and he and his nephew, Yasin, were most kind and helpful during our stay. Since most of our trip was in the more cultural and busy downtowns, having a few days of at this perfect refuge was a great decision. The views of the Greek Island of Meis and the beautiful blue waters were truly memorable. I highly recommend a stay at this comfortable and affordable hotel.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at Amphora hotel while on a tour of Western Turkey in June 2012. The Amphora was a fantastic small hotel in an idyllic location. Our room was small but comfortable for sleeping with effective air conditioning we had a terrace style balcony fabulous for drying swimwear and towels. The room and hotel in general was comfortable, spotless and very well kept. The breakfast room was located by the pool area the selection of food was fabulous with ample choice. The pool area was very inviting at all hours however the beach access was an added bonus. A divinely secluded area with sun lounges and shade cover on offer. There was a staffed bar and tables to dine right on the waterfront. We relaxed swam and lazed away the afternoon at the private beach. The only negative I can think of is that the hotel is located on the outskirts of the town of Kas. This was not a problem for us as we had a driver and guide with our tour group ( total of four passengers - spoilt). We had dinner the first night in the town of Kas arriving in time to watch the sunset from a rooftop bar - sensational. The second night we enjoyed dinner at the hotel on the roof top terrace with an amazing view of the mediterranean and close by Greek island a truly beautiful evening with incredible food and service. Kas and hotel Amphora were favoroutes on our Turkey itinerary.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed in Amphora 28-31 July 2011 and it was one of the nicest Boutique Hotel in Turkey I have ever stayed. Hotel is really nice and clean. You have an amazing view on the Greek island - Meis. Personel is really helpful and always smiling. Breakfasts are included (many things to choose) and we had a supper there as well - prices for supper are very OK and everything was delicious. It takes only 5 minutes to go to beach and also 5-10 minutes to go to kas center by bus which goes every 30 minutes. If you plan to go to Kas you should choose Amphora.

THANK YOU AMPHORA- Alina&Gokhan

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

This gorgeous hotel with its own private beach on the beautiful Mediterranean coast on the outskirts of Kas was our most luxurious stay during 6 weeks travelling throughout Turkey. By our calculations, a 5 star luxury hotel at 3 star pricing! A beautiful building in an exquisite mountainous seaside setting; a lovely landscaped garden, inviting turquoise pool, outdoor bar and dining areas with balconies affording views of the Mediterranean and nearby Greek Islands. Best of all was the hotel's private beachfront (reached by a short downhill walk) with fully catered bar service and comfortable lounges under protective shadecover, and the warm Mediterranean for swimming. Our attractive room with balcony overlooking the pool was most comfortable. Meals (breakfast and dinner) were delicious, presented and served with panache by the gracious and courteous staff. All the hotel's staff were especially welcoming, courteous and helpful, going out of their way to provide extra service, such as making phone calls and internet searches for us. We loved everything about this hotel and would eagerly return to it and stunning Kas if ever the opportunity comes again. Two very grateful travellers from Tasmania, Australia. [Note: As it is located on the outskirts of Kas it is best suited for travellers with independent transportation.]

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Cukurbag Yarimadasi Dogan Kasaroglu Sokak No:4, Kas 07580, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Kas
Price Range: $56 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amphora Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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