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Caretta Apart Hotel
Ranked #14 of 101 Hotels in Fethiye
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“Feels Like Home”
Reviewed August 29, 2011

I was arrenging a holiday for my mom and checked tripadvisor to find a budget and clean place. after reading the reviews for Caretta Apart i thought that i found the place that i am looking for: i was wrong.

it was more than i expected, simply perfect.

my mom fell ill before going this holiday, so i worried about her cause she would be staying 4 days alone and then i would be able to join her. In that 4 days, Mr. Can, his lovely wife and all the family looked after my mom and they made it like staying in her home.

great jokes, lifts, gifts and many more... caretta is clean, small, wallet friendly, perfect place.

dont hesitate, just go there!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2011

We've been back from Caretta for three weeks now and the reality of how much we loved our stay is truly hitting home. We did not want to leave!!! Everything was great from the moment we walked out of the airport and were met by our driver to the minute we went home. Dr John is amazing he will do evything he can to ensure your holiday is exactly what you want. He will arrange trips, give you a lift, take you places, and look after you if you fall ill. I honestly can't say enough about the man.
I remember one of the first things Dr John said to us was "don't expect too much, you get what you pay for." He was wrong you get loads more than that.
My partner is expecting and Dr John went out of his way to ensure that she was ok and kept safe in the sun, drank the right things and when she was ill we could go to him for help, nothing is too much trouble.
The staff are all amazing they work so hard. The place is clean, tidy and very very welcoming. This was our first stay (first of many) but by the time we left we felt like we had been there many times.

Mary Dr Johns wife is loverly she adds a real homely touch which is so nice if you have a family.

Dr John if you read this thanks again for everything you did for us, and Check your email junk box I've emailed you! We will see you very soon

  • Stayed July 2011
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2011

To be honest I never wanted to visit Turkey but the first time I did go I fell in love with the country, the people, and the culture. Everything that people say about Turkey is true and part of me wants me to keep this secret otherwise too many people will visit! Caretta is like home genuinely the best place I have ever stayed. It Is the people and the atmosphere that make it so great. There are now 2nd generations of families coming to this hotel, the children who loved it are now adults bringing their children. Can't wait to go back
T

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

We stayed at the Caretta apart Hotel and were made to feel part of the family from the moment we arrived. The rooms are fine, a little dated but hay, you only sleep there. they are cleaned every day, with little touches like towel art. The pool area is nice and has shaded area's for thoes very hot days, the food is fine but could do with serving bread and not 1/2 a french stick when asking for a sandwich, Dr John and his lovely wife Mary are the nicest people you could wish to know. there is a fantastic dress maker just past the aqua park who makes dresses like you could only imagen. An Indian restaurant serving great currie but beware the currie is really hot. the beach is full of fine restaurants and the staff are very wellcoming. the sea at challis beach is no good for non swimmers so beware of that. Can't thank John and Mary enough for all there hospatality.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

Having read through the reviews from everyone, we agree with all the positive things written but we want to share our experiences of our holidays at Caretta Apart Hotel.
We have never gone to the same place more than once....but have now been back to Caretta three times and will definately go back again. Dr John, Mary and Cem offer a fantastic, personal, family orientated holiday base. Our apartment had basic cooking facilities, enough to make snacks and drinks, and the hotel itself offers excellent value breakfasts and meals.
We have done so many things when we've been there (as the children have grown and wanted to try different things). There is an excellent waterpark (Sultan Aqua city) 500 meters up the road. The dolmus stop is right outside, on the main road. The water dolmus and the beach at Calis is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The Calis market is about 15 minute walk (although Dr John will organise a lift if you ask). The Yak tent (as we call it) on the beach front offers traditional evening music, hubble bubble pipes and plates of fresh fruit and drinks. We've kayaked around the bays, ending at Olu Deniz. Our son did paragliding at Olu Deniz. We've been on a Quad safari, visited the gorge at Saklikent, various boat trips including BBQs, visited the mud baths and Dalyan.
There are some fantastic restaurants in Fethiye (the main harbour town, Calis is the beach area). We love the fish restaurants where you choose your fish (paying by weight) and have the sauce of your choice. There is a courtyard group of restaurants (it looks like you're going into a small enclosed shopping mall) and a couple we went back to again and again (one by the duck pond, where the mezes and meal choices are displayed behing a glass counter) where you can try real Turkish food!! Do not go all the way to Turkey to eat chips!!!
The Turkish people are so kind and helpful and really care that you are having a safe and happy holiday. We have allowed our daughter to book with Dr John for her first holiday away on her own, with her friends next September!! We'll feel happy knowing they are going to stay at Caretta, where they will be treated like family!!
Lynnette and Paul Garrett

Room Tip: We like the top floor. Rooms all have views but some overlook the pool. 2 bed better for 4 but less...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

We discovered Caretta 3 yrs ago, and although we don't stay here , we are across the road. It is a wonderful Turkish hotel, where you are made to feel part of the family. John & Mary make everyone welcome, and actually care about the people who come here. The staff are all lovely,friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The food is really good value, using fresh local produce.
People return here year after year, organising their visit to meet up with the many friends they've made, We've met some lovely people, and had some great nights .

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2011

As always, have had a wonderful holiday ... yet again ! We have been coming to the Caretta twice a year for nearly 5yrs now ... so we are obviously very happy with the place and all it has to offer.
I could go on and on about this place but will do my best to summarise.
The owners, Can and Neriman aka John and Mary, are two of the nicest individuals I have had the good fortune to meet. They are extremely warm and welcoming from the minute you first meet them. Nothing is too much trouble for them, they simply want you you to have a wonderful holiday. If you want/need anything, just ask. Can will organise trips to various places/attractions where you will meet and make friends with your fellow guests. We have made such good friends over the years, and now meet up every holiday. Indeed this holiday we shared an apartment with a couple we met here a few yrs ago .... you have to be good friends to share !! We ARE still friends !
Sofia is the lovely lady who cleans your room daily and brings your clean towels in a very artistic manner !! ( see photo ) Also, beach towels are issued weekly ( or more often if required ) so saves you weight in your luggage.
We so love this place we are getting married here in September, right here at the Caretta. All our " Caretta " friends we have made over the years will be there .... wonderful. Can is helping us organise everything, if anything he is more excited than we are !!
To conclude, if you want a relaxing or a fun-filled break .... or a bit of both .... then this is most definetly the place for you. Plus you are sure to meet and make some wonderful friends.

Room Tip: If you have any mobility issues, request a ground floor room. If you wish a pool view, simply ask. D...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Caretta Apart Hotel
Address: Mustafa Kemal Bulvari No 49 | Calis, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Fethiye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 101 Hotels in Fethiye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Caretta Apart Hotel is located in the centre of Calis Beach, 5 minutes from Fethiye on the beautiful Mediterranean coast. The Caretta Complex offers clean, modern accommodation in a quite location close to all holiday facilities. These apartments are particularly well suited to families. The resort centre is just 500 meters away. Bars, restaurants, shops discos and Calis Beach are within five minutes walk. There are frequent minibuses, as well as a taxi-boat service along the river between Calis to Fethiye in every half an hour during the summer season. ... more   less 
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