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“very good food, nice atmosphere, poor bedding”

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Tranquilla River Lodge
Ranked #1 of 48 Agva B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

wooden bungalow style rooms are placed around a lovely garden which gives a nice feeling.. the rooms are tiny with double beds. we stayed there 2 nights in two different rooms. the first room was horrible, very old furnitures and since the establishment is wooden we heard every step and "movement" from the upstairs room. the staff was so kind to change our room the next day where we finally had some sleep.
the food is great and the service is very good thanks to the staff being so friendly.. however, i can't say the same for the owners who did not even bother smiling to their customers.
we expected a lot more from the place considering the price we paid.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I have been to many, many places in the world (40 countries so far), and several vacationing spots, but I have never been able to sleep so soundly and profoundly as in this place. It really pays homage to its name. We spent five days (four nights) relaxing, eating (great food!), reading, on the internet, walking, canoeing, on the beach (only 15 min walk), and chatting with others enjoying the same as we. Even the kids (there were a few) were quiet!

Dinner on the nice deck by the river every night was a delight (evening are real cool, one night she had to get a shawl) food was plentiful (both breakfast, served until noon!, and dinner were included with the room price ... a steal). The room was small but very clean and confortable, air conditioned, cable TV, and no phone (yeah!).

We plan to come back for another few days of real vacation without worries and very quiet perhaps in lat autumn or even winter.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west side seem cooler (although they are all air-conditioned) and you can sleep with th...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank George J
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

We had a chance to spend 1 night in this lovely place which made us feel at home. First impression was that our expectations were satisfied with the wooden structure of the hotel and the decoration of the room. However once we started our dinner we were amazed by the quality of the food and service which continued with breakfast. Outstanding food and service quality beyond expectations. We would strongly recommend this lovely place especially for couples looking for some private times.

Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

We had great time in this lovely little hotel. They really offer a personalized service compared to other crowded Agva hotels. It is owned by a lovely couple from Istanbul, very friendly and helpful to their guests.The rooms were clean, tidy, simple aimed for relaxing environment. The breakfast was very delicious which was served with homemade jams and the local delicacies. We had our dinner also at Tranquilla, the local fish was delicious, strongly recommended.
It was a very pleasant experience, lovely surroundings and absolutely relaxing with very nice staff.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Gunnur D
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We had a fantastic time in this gorgeous little hotel in Ağva. The atmosphere is marvelous, really peaceful. Having breakfast and dinner by the river while the night falls was a real pleasure. Food was top notch - special thank you for the delicious homemade marmalade!

It really is a place designed for relax. Simple, clean, tidy, with a garden to die for. Probably the best moment of the day is at night, when the staff lights a fire in the garden, guests gather around it, reading, playing backgammon, or sipping the delicious freshly-brewed çai, beverage I really couldn´t get enough of.

A very pleasant experience, a beautiful place run with professionalism by a most attentive staff.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank Stefan M
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Tranquilla gets my vote for the amazing food and its relaxing romantic atmosphere . it is run by a couple from İstanbul,they are very friendly and the staff is very professional and helpful. They serve really tasty mediteranian and authentic turkish food . Our visit was in September last year we learned that it is the fish season and that the blacksea fish is not available all yearlong. We had the chance to taste fresh local fish (palamut was my favorite). Me and my husband stayed in Tranquilla for 3 days last September and every night dinner at Tranquilla was a wonderful experience. Breakfast is served with homemade jams, good turkish cheese and fresh eggs from the farm. The log restaurant is tastefully decorated, rooms are nice and confortable. Be sure you take the forest walk in the surrounding, go to Kilimli to watch the stunning view of Blacksea, and walk on the long beach which is not far from the hotel. We travel to Turkey every other year we hope to come back for a longer stay. We strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

İ loved it from the first sight when my boyfriend brought me there in 2007. Now we are married and still continue to spend weekend or special days there. İts really wonderful in any season. In a chaise longue or hammock under the sun, or fishing in summer, with a glass of wine near the fireplace in winter. Delicious dishes, good service, nice environment. I'm really happy there.

Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Tranquilla River Lodge

Address: Nehir Boyu Cad. Kurfalli Koyu No:9, Agva 34990, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul Province > Agva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Agva
Price Range: $109 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tranquilla River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated by the Göksu River in Ağva, Tranquilla is the sanctuary of peace and tranquility, where you can choose from 14 bungalows each with individual entrance to suit your convenience. Hotel is fully made of logs with high-ceilings, fire place, an authentic architecture all combined to host you in a cozy atmosphere. ... more   less 
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