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7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Gocek, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast

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efith
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Short but very sweet”
Reviewed June 5, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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We stayed here in May for a night.
Having spent some time travelling around Turkey it was a welcome relief to walk into Chris and Susan's home from home. They have spent huge amounts of time and thought designing and decorating the Escape to cater for the tastes of the discerning traveller. Susan cooks the most amazing food.....you wouldn't want to make the mistake of asking her for her award winning, world famous, critically acclaimed lemon drizzle cake....oh no you wouldn't want to ask her for that for dessert!!
We sat on their beautiful terrace as the sun set watching swallows swoop low and catch a mouthful of pool water and for the first time whilst in Turkey drank a fabulous drop of red and shared stories. The night was comfortable and cool and our room had everything we could want. Attention to detail is king at the Escape and it really made a difference.

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CliveAliv...
Pinner, London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great late booking”
Reviewed December 15, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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I am new to Trip Advisor but as I am looking for a New Year break I thought I would write about my last one. We wanted a quiet and relaxing sunny break in the Med. Fancied Turkey - never been before, so started trawling through the web. Eventually found The Escape and it appeared to have everything we wanted. We weren't disappointed. We enjoy walking so the mountains and forest (we were able to walk some trails from the hotel) offerred us every opportunity to indulge. The view from the escarpment above the village is breathtaking - we could see the 12 islands and miles out to sea with Rhodes in the distance. The pool area was great and it was lovely to sit reading with the stunning setting completely surrounding us. There is absolutely no other building anywhere near this hotel. Our room was probably the best hotel room we have experienced in the Aegean/Med region. It was immaculate, well stocked for all our needs and the ceiling fans were amazing ... we don't like air conditioning and a lot of fans are noisy - these ones were the quietest we have ever experienced. The food was just great ... very substantial breakfast with fresh fruits and choice of breads plus everything else that goes with it. We ate most of our lunches and dinners at the hotel and the food was as good as a lot of top end restaurants in the UK. Good packed lunches were also available which were ideal for our walking trips. The owners were just great, and nothing was too much trouble. We would definately go back there for another holiday and recommend this hotel to friends.

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wed1nes2d...
Fethiye, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The Great Escape”
Reviewed November 7, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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We were treated to a short break here by our friends as a thank you for their holiday with us in Turkey. We had heard about The Escape localy and suggested to ourfriends we give it a try. We have lived in Turkey for thirteen years and know it well, but what a find, the Great Escape indeed. WONDERFUL. Peaceful and idyllic in beautiful surroundings. Excellent breakfast and evening meals with organic wines produced in Turkey. The Escape was spotlessly clean and the decor and facillity's were of a unusually very high standard for Turkey. Best of luck for the future Susan and thanks for all your hard work during our stay. Hope to see you again sometime.

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hedbun
chelmsford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed November 1, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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We stayed at the Escape Hotel in September while attending the wedding of some friends. We found the hotel while surfing the web one night and thought it looked amazing which it was.

In the run up to our visit the owners couldn't have been more helpful. On hearing we were coming for a wedding they offered to book hair appointments, recommended car hire companies etc.

On arrival we were shown to a beautiful, spotless room next to the pool with a choice of pillows, plenty of towels, bath-robes and tea and coffee making facilities which were the best I've ever seen. The fridge contained a really good selection of full-sized drinks which were charged for at about the same prices as you'd pay in a corner shop here - definitely very reasonable.

The hotel is built into the side of a hill and the views are amazing. It was peaceful and felt very close to nature and Turkey. We saw the goat-herd and his goats wander by in the morning and evenings, there were eagles and dragon-flies and olive trees - idyllic.
Despite being out of Gocek it only took 5 minutes in a car to get there. Susan, the owner was wonderful and dropped us into the town when we needed to go and a taxi back was only the equivalent of a few pounds. That said we were some of the first guests and out of the peak time so when this gem of a hotel is running at full steam it will be difficult for the owners to do as much running around for guests. It is probably best to have a car which is what we will do next time.

The food was great and again very reasonably priced. Breakfast is included and we were offered: cereals, fresh fruit, local cheeses, fresh bread, honey, jams, cold meats, yoghurts and omelettes. We had light lunches and two freshly prepared evening meals all to a very high standard and very reasonably priced. There is an honesty bar with a good choice and fair prices.

On our last night we took fresh coffee out and watched shooting stars, the perfect end to a perfect break in a perfect hotel. I really do hope that this hotel is the success it deserves to be. Thank you for making our time so special.

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michael h
Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our Short Break”
Reviewed October 25, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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My wife Sandra and I were staying with friends in Turkey and decided to thank them for their hospitality by treating them and ourselves to a short break at The Escape. The hotel was magnificent standing at the head of a beautiful valley with stunning views. We found the peace of the place very relaxing. The accomodation and the food were excellent and the hospitality from Sue was second to none. We departed feeling refreshed and would certainly recommend The Escape for a quiet relaxing holiday.

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Hasater
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our Escape 2011”
Reviewed October 22, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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Dominic and I were fortunate to book the Escape for our holiday this year. As we were lucky enough to have the opportunity of a week on our own without the children we looked for an adults only hotel to escape from other peoples’ children too. We were not disappointed with the Escape, this is a really fantastic holiday destination.

The entire week was one of complete relaxation. The owners of the Escape, Chris and Susan gave us a holiday that we shall never forget. The Escape is located in a beautiful valley, the views from the hotel and the sunsets are truly amazing. The food was delicious and the attention to detail in our room was second to none. Gocek itself is a stunning marina with views equalling anything that we have seen in other parts of the world.

We have already booked another week for next year and have told lots of our friends and family about the Escape, where peace, tranquillity and no kids are guaranteed – in short the Escape does exactly what it says on the tin.

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Angela270...
Erfurt, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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