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“Great location but not for us”
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Dalya Life
Ranked #1 of 16 Gocek B&B and Inns
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gmrcardiff
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69 reviews
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“Great location but not for us”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here one night after arriving at Dalaman late. Journey from hell to get there. Don't follow sat nav. Took us over the mountains.
Hotel is in a great location for tranquility. We arrived after 11 and the place seemed deserted except for a few staff sat in the terrace area and were led to our garden suite by a girl who said nothing just opened the door and left us. No explanation of anything, no would you like a drink after your long flight and drive. The room itself was not what I would describe as a suite. Cramped bedroom and a cramped sitting area with strange dark and gloomy furnishing. There was a small terrace area which looked at the next garden suite with no view.
Next morning we went to breakfast. The area around our garden suite was unkempt with high weeds and a few straggly bushes and there was no garden view only of a rough area behind. The main part if the hotel was better looked after and the gardens by the river looked lovely. Breakfast was OK but the tea and coffee were undrinkable.
We left as soon as possible after breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013
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DalyaGocek, Owner at Dalya Life, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hello ;
Thanks for your review. Reviews are very important for us to improve our business and awareness of our mistakes.We are keeping our staff till our last guests arrive at the hotel even though it was late. Navigations can sometimes show wrong directions. In our website there are 2 maps which shows proper directions. Also we are sending emails of these maps if there is a request .
Garden rooms and suites are located just by our edge of our land and there are lots of trees around of them. And all our suites are furnished with antique wooden furnitures.
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ascot
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

this is the second year we have stayed at Dalya Life, our flight was due to arrive late into Dalaman and we decided to spend the night here before travelling on to Kalkan the following day.

this place is lovely, so calm and peaceful, I can;t say enough about it, its the best start to relaxing yourself into the holiday spirit, totally switching off.

the gardens are amazing, they grow lots of fruit and vegetables and of course have fresh eggs for breakfast.

Hakan is lovely too, we arrived late again well after midnight and he was there to great us and offered us drinks before we went to bed - totally relaxing.

I really can't say enough about this place, you have to go and experience the 'Dalya Life'

this year we were with friends and they loved it too !! see you next year

Room Tip: all the rooms are clean tidy and well furnished, some also have brand new bathrooms
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stopped at Dalya for one night after flying into Dalaman. We were a bit unsure when we arrived as the place seems to be the middle of nowhere.
Once we had checked in however, we realised what the hotel is about - sheer relaxation.
The setting is great and the food was excellent. The people are laid back and made us feel completely at home.
Definitely recommend Dalya Life if you want to relax and enjoy a few nights of peace!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is only 20 minutes from the airport, although I recommend you get good directions as it's very easy to miss the turning especially in the dark - turn off the main road just BEFORE the tunnel under the mountain, and don't take the twisty road up the mountain either. Once found, it is truly wonderful - friendly staff, feels totally off the beaten track (yet so convenient for the airport, to unwind before travelling further. I have to say the best entertainment was the animal life - especially the kitten who never stopped making us roar with laughter. Breakfast lovely. Dinner pretty good too. Stunning river location - and next year they are adding a tennis court and crazy golf to the already wonderful river with rowing boats and the lovely pool.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We loved Dalya Life. Stayed for 3 nights after being in Istanbul and Kalkan as it is convenient for Dalaman Airport (but no aircraft noise). Delightful garden area with pool with constant entertainment provided by the chickens, family dog and the cat with her tiny kitten. Staff were lovely although spoke limited English. We ate there on 2 occasions and the food was freshly cooked to order and delicious. There only seemed to be one dessert (chocolate soufflé) bit I tasted divine. Good local wine choice. Our accommodation was spotless with a newly refurbished bathroom to rival any 5 star hotel. It is easy to get into Gocek and you can share transport with other guests to keep the cost down. I really hope to go back to Dalya Life again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Dalya Life in Gocek is a delightful hotel set in secluded spacious gardens. The pool, river and boats, hammocks, terrapins, free roaming chickens provide entertainment for the children. Hakan the owner is extremely friendly and speaks excellent english. Good food. Family suites are set in the gardens but are rather cosy for a family of four. Ideally located for the 12 Island cruise and makes a very relaxing stay. Wilkinson family

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

we stayed there for 2 nights after arriving at dalaman airport. the rooms are small houses with a terrace, a double and a single bed. The room is spacious and the bathroom has a great shower. It is clean, a good airco, quiet, ... The bed was rather small and too short for my husband (1m96).
The garden with the swimming pool is really lovely and the food is excellent. Fresh, homemade, very healthy and tasteful.
We also walked to the beach which is 9 km away. It took us 2,5h to go and 2 h back. In the heat of July that was enough, but we did enjoy it. The views are wonderful, there was not a lot of traffic and the landscape was ever changing. I w Thouldn´t recommend it by bike since the road is partly very steep. The beach itself was disappointing, since there was quite some rubbish around.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dalya Life
Address: Serefler Koyu Tersakan Mahallesi No 37 | Dalaman-Gocek, Gocek, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Gocek
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Gocek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dalya Life 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by a 15,000-m² private land of tranquil, lush greenery, and with a natural fresh water stream running through it, Dalya Life is a beautiful retreat 4 kilometres from Göcek. Dalya Life offers 7 detached garden rooms, which are spread between 36 types of trees, including a unique to this area kind of liquid amber tree. The rooms are individually decorated with traditional furnishings. They all come with modern conveniences such as air conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite TV. The covered terrace is perfect for al fresco living. ... more   less 
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