We loved this hotel. It is a relatively small hotel run by a couple (he Turkish, she British). We got there fairly late in the evening (22:30-ish) and the adorable young man who was on duty helped us into our on-site parking, carried our bag, and was generally quite welcoming.
The hotel room was nicely appointed with a larger-than-usual bathroom for small Turkish hotels. The usual caveats about Turkish hotel toilets and bedding apply: Turkish toilets generally are not the best on flushing things down, especially toilet paper, and you are instructed not top put paper into the toilet. Rather, the toilets typically come with a bidet nozzle that you turn on to clean yourself rather than wiping. Toilet paper is used only to dry your bottom after washing with the bidet jet. The toilet paper is put into a covered waste container rather than flushed down. (This pertains to western-style sit toilets, not the Turkish eastern squat toilets you will sometimes encounter in public W.C. facilities, where the ritual is a bit different.) Typical Turkish hotel beds have bottom sheets but no top sheet. Instead there is some sort of light cotton blanket or coverlet that functions as blanket and top sheet.
The hotel is very conviently located three doors down from the central square of the town, and two blocks from the beach. Close enough to everything, restaurants, shopping etc. but with the cozy feel of an intimate and personal experience. The hotel building is surrounded on three sides by a wonderful pergola lush with bunches of ripening grapes and even watermelon blossoms (I’d love to see watermelons dangling from the arbor) underneath which are the seating areas for eating and drinking.
While we were relaxing over beers, the owners showed up, introduced themselves, and we had a good chat about the recent unrest in Turkey and the general economic situation in Turley and Europe. They were delightful hosts.
Our stay in the hotel was brief: Just overnight before catching the ferry to the Greek Island of Rhodes for several days visit. We needed to leave for the ferry about 7:30 whereas normal breakfast hours start at 8. The owners insisted that we have breakfast at 7. It was the usual Turkish breakfast buffet: olives, meat slices, cheeses, tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, bread, spreads, yogurt, and beverages augmented by cereals and wonderful just out of the frying pan fried eggs sunny-side up with runny yolks (safe to eat in the EU and Turkey but not in the USA)—a wonderful treat for me.
Our only regret about the hotel is that we did not stay there longer. We hope to return again.
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