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“Amazing views - great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gardenia Boutique Hotel

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Gardenia Boutique Hotel
Ranked #20 of 44 Hotels in Kas
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing views - great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

This was my third stay at the Gardenia and I loved it as much as the first time. Omer and Neven are the perfect hosts always with a warm greeting whether it be at check-in, breakfast or just passing in the passageway. Although there is no lift in the hotel this is not unusual for Turkey. Rooms are clean, uncluttered and very comfortable with porter service to take your bags up to your room. On this occasion an upgrade to a suite was much appreciated as we needed twin share accommodation. The views across to the Greek Island of Kastellorizo (Meis is the Turkish name) are spectacular and a day trip 30 minutes by boat to the island well worth the effort even in 40 degree heat. Kas is great for shopping with lots of local artisans. The standard of offerings at the wide choice of restaurants was very high and in most cases excellent friendly service at reasonable prices. Most restaurants also have great views and are worth the short uphill walk.
Omer and Neven are a great source of local information and directions. At departure Omer organised our transfer to Dalaman airport at a very favourable rate with a very courteous driver. We were sad to leave Kas and the Gardenia but look forward to going back again next year. After travelling extensively through Europe and staying at a wide variety of hotels and apartments the Gardenia is still our favourite place to stay and relax.

Room Tip: Book early and request room with balcony overlooking the water.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank vg2288
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, ON
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

I don't think I can add a lot to what has already been said about this establishment (except that I want to add another positive vote to comments that are well deserved).

What has not been mentioned is the sheer pleasure of the building and its contents. Most hotels in Turkey have, for lack of a better term, a sort of Oriental Victorian quality - they are overstuffed with ornate. even overwrought, furniture. Gardenia is furnished simply and to the point; the owners have a nice touch in furnishing with a simple, modern and elegant functionality, so your surroundings are what you need, no more, no less (compare with some of the hotels on that stretch, which look like parti-coloured wedding cakes, inside and out). The effect is airy, open and relaxing.

Two caveats about the property: the lack of an elevator may be a barrier to some and it's important to understand that not all rooms face the sea. Our sea-view was nice, but given the little time we spent sitting on our own balcony, I'd still opt for the Gardenia over the alternatives if I didn't have the view. There is, after all, an excellent terrace on the first floor (2nd floor to North Americans).

The owners are very pleasant and helpful people. Their advice helped us avoid being clipped on a boat tour of the underwater ruins of Kekova; the "special off-season price" we were offered was 50 lira higher than the 100 lira price recommended as tops by Gardenia's owners that we eventually paid. Incidentally, it's interesting to contemplate the changes wrought by the earthquake that submerged the little city that once stood there, but if you're thinking of doing this little excursion, it's best to think of it as a pleasant boat-ride with a bit of a focus; compared with the standing structures one can see in Turkey, Kekova, while attractive, is rather an underwhelming view of the past.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have a sea-view but if you don't get one, it shouldn't be a deal-breaker.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank davidww1
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Calgary
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92 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

My wife and i stayed in Kas for one night at the end of our four week visit to Turkey. We drove from Antalya (about 225km) on a recommendation from friends who had stayed in Kas but did not have a hotel reservation. We checked TripAdvisor on our IPhone while at an outdoor restaurant at the port area in central Kas. The top 3 hotels according to Tripadvisor are the Sultan Park, Lukka and Gardenia Boutique. The Sultan Park and the Lukka are both located on the "penisula" which is a beautiful piece of land that juts out into the Mediterranean at Kas and are about a 15 minute drive from the actual village of Kas. We wanted to be within walking distance of the restaurants and town center so we choose the Gardenia Boutique Hotel. We were warmly greeted when we inquired about a room and the rate we were quoted was at the lower end of the range for the hotel on TrioAdvisor. We rented a seaside room overlooking the harbour. it was small but very clean and nicely appointed with an outside deck. The owners of the hotel were very friendly and helpful and suggested restaurants for our consideration that they have received good reports on from other guests. The breakfast was very good with eggs and omelettes made to order. The only caution we would make to others considering the Gardenia is that it is an older buliding with 5 floors but no lift.

Room Tip: choose a seaside room to be able to enjoy the sunsets
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank SolsticeCalgary
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

My wife and I spent 4 incredible nights at the Gardenia as part of our honeymoon and loved every moment. The Gardenia is situated in the perfect location steps away from a relaxing beach club and the perfect distance away from the main strip of the town. We chose a beautifully finished air conditioned suite with a balcony that overlooked the sea; perfect for watching the sun set each night :). The staff at the hotel were also very good and attentive.

Omer and Nevin, the hotel owners were truly amazing during our stay. They helped us choose things to do and had great recommendation on restaurants to visit although personally I recommend Maya Garden Restaurant as this was by far the best non fish meal that we ate all trip! Omer and Nevin invited us to come with them to a concert on a little Greek island and arranged all the details; we cannot thank them enough for their hospitality and will most definitely be coming back for our Anniversary!

5 Stars.

Room Tip: Chose a Suite facing the sea.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jonathan A
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Montreal
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2011

The Gardenia Hotel is a jewel on the "Turquoise Coast". Omer the owner/manager is delightful and extremely helpful. He arranged a car rental for us (delivered and picked up at the hotel) as well as a boat excursion from Kerkova. The rooms are clean, modern, not large by North American standards but absolutely perfect. The bathroom is marble with a very cool, clear glass sink and counter top! The terrace for breakfast or an evening drink, overlooking the Mediterranean, is stunning!There is no elevator, so not recommended for anyone with climbing issues. Amazing art on the walls! We would return in a heart beat!

Room Tip: Try and get a "Sea view" room on a lower floor (less climbing).
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank MontrealCanuck2010
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Istanbul
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

I stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed every moment. The owner, Omer Bey, is a delicate person and this reflects both to the physical conditions and the management. He offered 3 restaurants but We could attend 2 of them based since we stayed 2 nights. I strongly recommend to ask for his advise and follow them specially for dinners.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank MCemEren
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

The hotel is comfortable and clean, the owners are welcoming, helpful and friendly.
Our 3 bedded family room was comfortable, exc air conditioning, tv and wi-fi.
5 min walk to harbour where many trips/excursions are available.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank davesuttle
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Additional Information about Gardenia Boutique Hotel

Property: Gardenia Boutique Hotel
Address: Hukumet Cad. No:41 Kas Merkez, Kas 07580, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kas
#12 Family Hotel in Kas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gardenia Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Few steps away from crystal clear waters of Mediterranean sea and a stone throw away from city centre where all the restaurants, bars and historical sites are located. Feel our difference during your holidays. ... more   less 
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