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“Lack of information spoiled our stay”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Rhapsody

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Villa Rhapsody
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kayakoy
Certificate of Excellence
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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71 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“Lack of information spoiled our stay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Not impressed with this place. The day we arrived at this Guesthouse the owners were too busy to speak to us as they were entertaining guests. We were basically shown our room and left alone. Not sure whether they offered dinner, we missed out that night. There is no information pamphlet in the room so guests are totally dependant on the owner for information - which resulted in a horrible night as the area is plagued by mosquitos. That night we initially left the balcony door open, but after having been invaded by mosquitos we were forced to close the door and survive with the room full of insects - no air-conditioning - only a fan - no mosquito nets - a bit pricey at TL 115 for such a remote destination? In comparison, we only paid TL 75 at Delphin Hotel in Patara - a room with aircon, a pool and mosquito nets, and thankfully a notice board with relevant info.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaRhapsody, Owner at Villa Rhapsody, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear valued customer,
we regret a lot that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Unlike so many others your experience was not what you had expected.
We do all we can to satisfy our guests, that includes you and your wife.
Al the information you needed for your stay with us was given in advance by extended email, we do not need pamphlets because we are always here to serve our customers if there is anything else you need to know. The email you have received had all the information about the pension, about the area and about additional lunches and dinners we offer.

About your arrival: you arrived just at lunchtime, we did show you your room, and my husband did invite you for a welcome drink at the bar as we always do so, and he told you then he would give you more information about 5 o'clock tea time and about the dinner. Yes, we were also at the same time busy with our other guests serving their lunches.

Unfortunately you never came down to accept the offer, actually we never saw you down at all, actually you have been spending all rest of the day in your room (as we later found out one of you was not feeling well). Reasons that should not to be told here, but had surely nothing to do with our place.
We do though regret it a lot that one of you arrived in a poor health condition, it would have been more helpful for both sides if you would have told us about your situation so we could have done everything in our power to solve that problem, instead of staying in your room to only see you the next morning at breakfast time. But of course we do respect our customers choices, and if it seems they prefer to stay in their room then we do not disturb them.

About aircon, we are very happy to say that we do not need that, the night temperatures always drop down so much that the interior never gets too hot. At the time of your stay in early May the temperatures were still below 15°C. For that reason, mosquitos are also only a minor problem in this valley, and we are very sorry that some did seem to have bothered you. İt should be mentioned here that we do all we can to avoid any problem here. We spray the grounds and the rooms at any time it is necessary.

We thank you a lot for your time.
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Kings Langley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband & I have just returned from a super holiday in Turkey & stayed with Attilla & Jeanne at Villa Rhapsody, which we passed the year before when out walking.Everything said about Attilla is true- he is a wonderful, kind, friendly, helpful host & Jeanne is also lovely & quietly very efficient, as well as being a wonderful cook.Their small staff were efficient, polite & unobtrusive. We ate almost every Breakfast & Evening Meal on the Terrace, overlooking Pool & Garden. Everything was very fresh, mainly locally produced or purchased daily from the excellent market. Presentation of every dish was excellent & you could eat very well, & healthily, or be more indulgent if you chose.On the couple of occasions it was a little nippy or undecided, we ate in the delightful new Garden Room which overlooks fields & towards woods & mountains.This has a new Wood Burning Stove & I imagine it would be very cosy with that lit- we certainly did not need it when we were there, however. The 2nd week in May was warm/hot.
The garden & pool surrounds were well looked after & interesting, & you could always find a shady spot to read or rest from the sun . Rooms were very clean & simply furnished with ensuite shower room & balcony, our bed comfy with linen changed 2 or 3 times in our week.Room & Shower room cleaned daily.
Surrounding area great for walking & flattish all along the surrounding valley, with several small bars, restaurants within walking & cycling distance.The Pension had great bikes we were able to use, which we enjoyed, as strenuous walking was out of the question this year as my husband was getting over replacement Hip Revision surgery.Slightly further away were more adventurous walks such as the Lycian way.Kaya Village & the Ghost Village were within easy reach on foot or by bike.Enjoyed meeting the 2 new baby camels & definitely will try a Camel Ride next time.As the ones you ride were the new babies Mums I felt it was unfair for them to be being ridden, so that is why I didn't try it this time!! You could catch a Dolmus once an hour to Fethiye, right at the Pension's gates.Other guests were mainly very friendly & it was pleasant to chat at the Bar or Pool, or sit together for Dinner if you so wished. We hope to return before too long!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

we have been to villa rhapsody a number of times now and have not had a bad experience. yes the rooms are very basic but who cares? the surroundings outside are too beautiful to even care what the rooms are like as all you do is sleep in them. they are clean, bed sheets changed daily and all hoovered every morning too. all the staff are wonderful and friendly. my little boy loves it there, hes so at home we can just leave him to it. Jeanne and atilla are so welcoming to all their guests. we do have a lovely time with them we stay for 2weeks! cannot wait to go out there again... I could happily move there and work for them lol... see you soon jeanne atilla and lara... WATER haha

  • Stayed September 2012
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2 Thank keighley89
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Fethiye, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

I traveled to Villa Rhapsody for the first time 16 years ago... Our host Attila was the friendliest hotelier I had ever met I returned year after year for holidays with friends and family. I always had a wonderful time, but as things do happen time moves on and things change. In this case only for the better, since Attila had the good sense to marry Jeanne the hotel went from strength to strength. They continuously improve facilities, striving to make their customers experience very special, they succeed!! Jeanne's cooking can not be bested in Kaya or in Fethiye. A unique experience that has to be tried to be believed...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Littleborough, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a hidden treasure of turkey, I saw the Villa Rhapsody some years ago whilst walking the Lycian Way, and wrote the name in my travel guide, Last year I returned as a guest. and it was one of the best places I have ever stayed, lovely people, a beautiful villa, food was superb. and the setting is breathtaking. Atilla and Jeanne have really made the villa something special. We like to travel around Turkey when we visit as there are so many great places. this is in the top 2 and I cant wait to visit again and next time I'm staying longer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mick T
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Millerton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for two nights while with a tour group. Our room was clean and comfortable, extra blankets and pillows available in the room without having to ask. The grounds are planted with cactus and fruit trees, an inviting pool calls and a covered bar completes the ambiance. We chose to eat dinner here the first night of our stay, delicious! Lamb shanks, and a hearty lentil soup......the best meal of our trip. I wish we had eaten there the second night! The accomodating hosts provided speedy laundry service to our group which we greatly appreciated. Atilla and Sharn are wonderful hosts and will help in any way possible. The breakfast was very good with brewed coffee, and most surprisingly "bacon"! A hidden treasure!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank LoveElephants53
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Excellent servıce and value, spotlessly clean, great food, nıce garden and very frıendly hosts, would defınıtely stay again. Am not able to add anything more to the already excellent reviews by other members although Trıp Advısor ıs askıng for 200 characters as a mınımum!.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Rhapsody
Address: Kinali Gemiler Yolu 92, Kayakoy 48304, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Kayakoy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kayakoy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Rhapsody is located in the beautiful rural Kaya Valley, surrounded by mountains of the Fethiye peninsula. The perfect location for those who want to be away from the crowds, though still within easy reach of Fethiye and Öldeniz beach. And we can guide you to more secluded places as well! ... more   less 
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