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Caretta Apart Hotel
Ranked #14 of 102 Hotels in Fethiye
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We found this place on trip advisor the night before, and John arranged us to be picked up by his son at the bus station. After looking around, we decided to book another night on our very tight schedule. The host John is amazing, he helped us look up where to get the best price for motorbikes, paragliding and let us know what to do during our short stay. Would recommend this place for the warm hospitality, large rooms, (extremely) affordable price and beautiful garden and pool.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

I have never chosen my holiday accommodation using Trip Advisor before however I read the reviews (a number of times) and decided if it was half as good as the previous reviewers had said we (my husband and I and 2 children aged 11 and 13 ) would have a good time. The booking had been made directly with John on the internet ; he insisted he didn't need a deposit to secure the booking. We flew to Turkey having been assured that someone would be there to pick us up but felt slightly apprehensive that it would all go according to plan. We neednt have worried, Johns driver was there to meet us with and within an hour we were at Caretta Apartments and sitting in the bar having a much needed drink.
Was Caretta and the holiday as good as the reviews had promised? Well I can honestly say that it far surpassed our expectations. the apartment itself was a really good size , beautifully clean , had air conditioning, a well equipped kitchenette, and very very comfy beds. It was cleaned every day and the sheets changed every other day.
But what really made the holiday were the family, John, Mary and their son Cem and also Onur the barman/ manager . The welcome they gave us and the hospitality shown was unlike anything we have ever experienced before on a holiday. John had had some significant health problems just before we arrived but despite that he was so kind and welcoming and helpful to us throughout our stay and was so keen for us to have a good time. He arranged trips for us, was always on hand to offer advice and even aranged for my 13 year old son (who's favourite thing in the world is fishing) to go out on his sons boat to fish! John had said before we arrived that people arrived at his hotel as guests and left as friends (which we didnt fully believe) but when we left we really appreciated what he meant. He bought small gifts for the children and ourselves and the whole family and Onur the barman stood at the front of the hotel to wave us off as we left.!
The apartments themselves are fantastic value for money, the bar/ restaurant is really lovely with all drinks and meals eaten outside and the pool is great and entertained the children for hours.
Also worthy of note are the beautiful gardens full of colourful exotic flowers and lemon and lime trees.
The area itself is beautiful. Calis beach is stunning, not too built up but with a lovely range of restaurants on the promenade. The sunsets as previous reviews have said were breathtaking and always seemed to coincide with us having dinner in a restaurant at the beach.
I could go on further about this holdiay, but won't . We have raved about it to our friends since returning and are already planning when we can return.
Thankyour very much to everyone at the Caretta for an unforgettable holiday and good health to you all.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Bridget S
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed at Caretta Apts for 4 nights in May 2012 and it was a truly lovely, laid back experience. John and Mary Can are wonderful hosts and we felt welcomed into their hotel where you arrived a guest and left a friend. On the last night we were there John arranged a Turkish BBQ with a belly dancer, we all had a rollicking time. When it was time to go to leave we were hugged by all the guests and we felt so at home. John arranged trips to the Haman and advised us on day trips. It is a marvelous place to call your home while visiting Fethiye

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Leigh G
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We have now been staying at Caretta Apts for 15 years, sometimes going twice a year. Why do we keep going back? A warm friendly welcome awaits and we are treated as family not guests. Can, Mary, Cem and Duran always make sure that every whim and wish is catered for. We have enjoyed many family celebrations whilst we have been on holiday - birthdays, engagements and its infectious, everyone who we have recommended Caretta to have gone back year after year just like us.

The rooms are clean, and there is a maid service every day, beach towels are proveided to use around the pool and are changed as and when required. There is ample sunloungers around the pool which is cleaned daily.

I have been on holiday with three generations from my family at the same time and can safely say that all ages love Caretta. Can treats all customers new and old with the same friendly and caring attitude that we have come to love over the years.

If your looking for a safe and friendly environment then Caretta is the place to go - thats why we wouldn't go anywhere else!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We stayed at these lovely apartments in June for 7 nights and having travelled extensively worldwide and the UK I can honestly say this is one of the BEST accommadations we have stayed in.
Communication from the lovely owners during the booking was prompt and efficient.Dr John arranged an airport transfer for us which cost £70,very good value.
The apartments are lovely,air conditioning ,safe box and beach towels are all included in the price!! What really impressed us was the standard of cleanliness which is number one priority for us.The rooms are cleaned every day and we had fresh towels every other day ( lovely fluffy white towels,not the threadbare rubbish you get in a lot of places!!!).The pool is spotless and a decent size ( I love my swims!!)..
The little bar area is great for drinks and the food is good also.
The owners are lovely gracious people and go out of their way to ensure your stay with them is enjoyable.Dr John is always available for help and advice and even arranges trips for you.The owners are friendly but not intrusive.
On our last day we didn't fly out until late evening.Our room had been pre booked by another couple but Dr John gave us another room FREE to use for the whole day!!You wouldn't get that anywhere else!
The apartments are quiet in the evening and only a 10 minute walk to the beach.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Room Tip: Room 18 and 19 good from what we experienced.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jax11ard
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

As many people have said already on this site, what makes this hotel special is the people who run it, Dr Can (John), his wife (Mary) and the son (Cem) can't do enough for you. This hotel has got such a well deserved good reputation that they are not on any holiday websites because they have a loyal customer base which keeps them in business. If you want to go you'll have to contact Dr Can directly and see if he has any space.

We went the last week of May and since we'd been there before it was like meeting old friends. We have already booked for August and can't wait to go on a trip in Cem's new boat.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Phalkera
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is a very good value apartment with some hotel facilities. We picked it up for 70 Turkish Lira per night and stayed 5 nights in June.

Here is a summary:
Good points:
1. Air con in bedroom
2. Spacious rooms with 2 small balconies
3. Walking distance (5-8 mins)to Calis beach (coarse grained sand)
4. Nice breeze in this area compared to Fethiye town (this is like a satellite town to Fethiye)
5. Basic cooking facilities with medium sized fridge. Food is cheap so we only do brakfast in house.
6. Nice deep pool.
7. Hammam and supermarket close by
8. Many restaurants and souvenier type shops close by
9. Freindly staff
10. Reasonable priced food and drinks on site, including ice creams

Not so good (remember it is not a luxury hotel)
1. Need to catch a water taxi (5 Turkish Lira) or Shuttle bus (2 TYL) to main town of Feyhiye if you want better shopping or to be where the main action is.
2. Small showe
3. Smallish double sized bed (not queen). There is a sofa in the lounge room if you are
desperate.
4. Very touristy area with lots of apartments so not a lot of Turkish culture to be experienced.....everyone seems British here

Room Tip: Avoid room looking over pool area if you want quiet
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank izramSydney
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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
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Ranked #14 of 102 Hotels in Fethiye
Price Range: $39 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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