“Simply perfect family holiday at Gondol” We stayed at the Gondol last August and could not wait to go back again this year.
Everything here is just perfect for a family getaway.
The self catering apartments are located around a large pool, where you can always get a sun bed! There are only 11 apartments (I think!) and we like the fact that it is not a huge impersonal hotel. You have peace and quiet but also get to know people around the well stocked bar if you want too! The food is great - breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff are superb - thank you Angela and Aladian and the owners - Jane & Ali go out of their way to make sure all is good. The location is ideal, a short walk from the main road of Ovacik where there are restaurants and shops and where you can get the local bus to Fehtyie or Olu Deniz. You can walk in to the town in around 10-15 mins which is great for shopping but a but loud at night for us. We prefer the tranquility of Gondol. Thank you Jane and Ali for another fabulous holiday - the kids want to know when we are coming back!
“Cannot recommend this apartment highly enough!” My family and I have stayed in Hisaronu a number of times but this is the best accommodation we have found. It was just like returning home every day. There was nothing more we could have needed that wasn't provided for. The owners, David & Lilian, couldn't have been any more friendly and helpful as was the hotel responsible for the day to day matters. We definitely hope to visit again very soon. Linda Iszatt and family, Lincolnshire.
“Sheer, unadulterated luxury!” We stayed at Villa Esra for a fortnight in June and cannot rate the holiday highly enough. The villa more than lived up to the pictures and reviews and provided the ideal home away from home.
The good-sized private pool was very well maintained as were the gardens of the villa and it was a pleasure to relax in these surroundings.
Some reviews have commented on the steep approach hill, if you are in reasonable health then this is not an issue at all and actually helps work off the holiday calories! The location was perfect with uninterrupted views of Babadag, a favourite paragliding spot, and provided some stunning sunsets.
All in all this was our best holiday ever, we only came home a few days ago and have already booked for next year! Roll on June 2014!
“Such a fabulous place, Villa beautiful and so tranquil, people delightful.” We all agreed that this was one of the most lovely holidays we have had as an all round experience. There were 7 of us - myself and my husband, our 3 children (aging from 10-19 years of age) and my parents, who are in their 60's.
Villa Suro Evi is really lovely, very spacious with the most fabulous and tranquil outlook over the sea and Kalkan town. The pool and garden areas are beautiful, not overlooked, very peaceful, very clean and well kept. There is a lovely balance of sunbathing areas and shade with the Ottaman/Olive tree - just perfect.
It is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Kalkan. The hill is quite steep, but cabs were so cheap if we didn't fancy the walk.
Kalkan is not only a beautiful town but has everything. A huge choice of fabulous restaurants, general amenities and great shopping, along with the market which was great fun.
The people of Kalkan are truly delightful, service is very good and everyone was always so willing to help at any point, but without being overbearing.
We really loved every moment of this holiday and wouldn't hesitate to return.
“I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to friends” It was our first time in Turkey and it came as a very pleasant surprise. The scenery is stunning, the people delightful and the food varied, good and cheap. Icmeler is set in a beautiful bay surrounded by dramatic mountains, everywhere you look it is lush and green-something we had not expected .
Garden Villa is tucked away in a largely residential area about five minutes from the beach and less than two minutes to bars/ restaurants. A car is not necessary public transport is frequent and reasonable, whether it be dolmus or water taxi which is great fun. Simply, but adequately furnished(the beds in particular were very comfortable) the villa was spotless inside and out. The real selling point however for us was the outside space where you got the impression a considerable amount of money had been spent. When you walked out the door you were met with a really beautiful view. An exceptionally large swimming pool, pretty landscaped gardens, comfy loungers, plenty patio furniture all wrapped up in a fabulous mountain backdrop. Laze around the pool all day, walk along the 9km promenade to Maramaris or go on one of the numerous reasonably priced boat trips(we went to Rhodes) you will not be bored.
Finally I have to mention the owner who went out of his way to be helpful throughout the booking process. He forwarded lots of information on the area, suggestions for day trips etc and was only a phone call away should we have any queries. A caretaker was also available on a daily basis . I have booked many villas/apartments in the past but have never had such an efficient personal service. It was a delight to deal with him and I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to friends.
“Fantastic!! You will not be disappointed!” We travelled to Kalkan at the end of September as 2 couples with 2 children under 1 and stayed at the Serenity Villa II.
From the moment we made our reservation Tracey was very prompt and helpful to ensure that all of our questions and requests beforehand were dealt with smoothly. We were impressed before we even arrived which made us look forward to our holiday all the more. Our transfer that was arranged by the villa with Brave Tours also went without a hitch.
Upon arriving at the villa you are met with a definite wow factor! The villa and its view are breath-taking and throughout our stay we never tired of it. Billy the property manager was there to meet us and was great at settling us in for our holiday and even brought us fresh bread every day! He answered any questions we had and was always only a phone call away, a great touch to receiving a first class service. He also referred us to a taxi driver that looked after us for the duration of our stay and he was a real find, whenever we called he was there in 5 minutes!
The villa really cannot disappoint, with its pools, Jacuzzi and hot tubs we felt so relaxed despite having the little ones with us and we never got bored with a gym, childrens pool, and playstation and pool table for the dads too.
The town of Kalkan really impressed us and was a beautiful spot. You are really spoilt for choice for restaurants all the way down to the harbour and we were particularly impressed with Kosk and Aubergine. Chilli's was great and café Leon has a great menu for a quick bite. The staff are fantastic with children too and bent over backwards to keep them entertained and/or help us enjoy our evening. There is also a nearby sandy beach which is also definitely worth a visit, the sea is amazing and very inviting! We also visited the local Turkish bath which was a lovely experience.
All in all I can thoroughly recommend this villa if you're thinking of booking. The property speaks for itself and the pictures don't do it justice but the little touches really make it special too. We would love to return some time in the future!
“Wonderful Apartment” We went out of season as regulars to Turkey.
The apartmnet was fabulous! Had everything you need inc a lovely bath tub! the apartment was furnished to a very high standard.
Peter was very helpful at all times
We would definatley return should we need to be in Dalyan again.
The apartment was within easy reach to Dalyan centre and the supermarkets
Thank you for lettting us this wonderful apartment!
“Apartment with the ultimate view of beautiful Kalkan” Fantastic apartment on an amazing complex. Clean & comfortable with the most amazing views from the terrace. Peaceful & relaxing pool area too - couldn't ask for more!!!
“This villa has the WOW Factor!!” Just returned from a fabulous stay at Serenity villa I-it is as gorgeous as it looks on all the photos and is truly 5*. Tracy, the owner was fantastic throughout the whole booking process, really kind and helpful-we were a mixed bunch arriving on different dates-Tracy arranged all the transfers for us. Brave tours (the transfer company) were great too-arrived very promptly, nice safe drivers and we were very impressed to be presented with cold water bottles and cold hand towels, as well as a welcome bottle of wine!
The villa was big, modern and spotless and the welcome hamper was gratefully received. Billy, the property manager couldn't have been more helpful - providing us with a local mobile/sim card, arranging things for us and lending us a buggy for the youngest member of our party. Mustafa cleaned our pool and brought us fresh bread every day - again, gratefully received.
We really enjoyed the walk down the hill to the town where there are so many fabulous traditional restaurants, you could eat at a different one every day of the year! It's hard to name a favourite but the olive tree garden rooftop and lipsos are both worth a visit-would highly recommend the 'lamb on a tile'-delicious! the walk back to the villa was very 'doable' too, and nice to be able to walk the calories off! We all came back much fitter and healthier, although local taxis are readily available.
All in all a fantastic holiday - would definitely go back. Managed to take a peek at Serenity II whilst we were there-now that is truly fabulous...
“Bliss” We stayed at Yayla for 16 days and loved every minute of our stay there. We went with two friends and in laws joined us a few day later. We arrived just after a storm so NO sun that day, We got up early the next day to glorious sunshine and that weather stayed for the duration of our holiday. The villa is
huge,has lovely comfy sofas and all the kitchen equipment you need for your holiday. It is a home from home. We liked Uzumlu loads. Lovely traditional village away from the tourist trap but with enough restaurants to eat out should you need to. Plenty of local shops too. The cafe in the square does lovely breakfasts and the service exceptional. The shop next to this also does a taxi service should you need it. We used it a few times as the walk up to the villa can be a bit taxing at times. Needless to say we got quite fit whilst there. If you wanted to go to the tourists traps like Fethiye.Olu Denis and Ovacik they are only a 20 - 40 Dolmus ride away. Fethiye being the closest. We went the a few times to the supermarkets and the big market which is on a Tuesday. Uzumlu's market is on a Friday which is good for fruit and vegetables if you are eating at the villa. We ate mostly at the villa but had 4 or 5 nights out in the local restaurants. I was worried about being bitten due to the greenery around the villa but Nobody got any mosquito bites at all. The pool is very private which was a bonus. We loved it that much we bought a resale villa when we were there - now just cannot wait for the villa to be ours. We are hoping to retire early and live there permanently in a few months. Lots to sort out now (thanks Jo)! Cadianda ruins are worth a visit but be warned we walked to it from the road and it took us hours - we were very exhausted when we eventually got home. It may be quicker from the villa through the woods but we failed to find it that way. The villa is also spotless just could not fault it. All in all we all had a lovely time here, Thanks Jo for letting us share your wonderful home!
“Absolutely Perfect” We stayed in this fantastic villa for a week of relaxation, and it fulfilled our every need. The villa is beautiful, and words cannot do justice for the stunning views from every balcony. The villa provided everything that we needed and the location was ideal for the privacy that it afforded, whilst being within close proximity to the town. The villa was extremely clean and very well looked after, with all the utilities necessary to make our stay perfectly comfortable. The town was marvellous, and we were able to sample divine turkish cuisine which was at very affordable prices, only a short walk away. The local people were friendly and welcoming with hilarious sense of humours, and the local dogs were just as friendly, and loved our attention (without begging for food!). I have already recommended this villa and the town of Kalkan to my family, and we hope to come again for a larger family holiday at some point in the future. We had a perfect week thanks to the villa and the fantastic owners.
“Amazing views!” We spent a week in Kas in June 15 and stayed in this apartment. The apartment was great - so spacious (there were only two of us but would have been great for 4 as well) with plenty of outdoor space as well as indoor. The apartment is extremely well equipped and we loved the pool and although this is shared with the other apartments in the block, we found it was always quiet and we more or less had this to ourselves when we wanted to use it. The apartment is well air conditioned which is essential and the pool was a great way to cool down too. As the apartment is located up a steep hill (as with a lot of Kas) you are rewarded with the most beautiful views -even when swimming in the pool!
It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the centre of Kas with all of the lovely shops and restaurants. There is no shortage of places to eat and bars to visit and the shopping is really good too.
Hilary and Omer who manage this property on the owner's behalf and who are based locally could not have been more helpful. We couldn't figure out how to work the aircon properly on arrival and within 10 minutes of sending an email, Omer was round to show us. They also helped us organise tickets to visit Meis (highly recommended) and delivered
water to us when we had used what was kindly provided on arrival. This made for a very easy and relaxing week!
I would highly recommend Kas and this apartment and hope to return!
“Fabulous villa with great facilities” The villa is beautiful with all the 'mod cons' you would expect. Pleasantly surprised by the size of the pool and of course, the view from the pool area and upper floors. Well looked after by the managing agent (linen changed mid-way through a two week break, pool guy attended regularly). The only downside, which should be noted for those with walking difficulties, is the location of the villa on the hillside. While we ended up taking taxis into town (for about £3 each way) there are still a number of steps into and within the villa. If that doesn't bother you then I fully recommend this place to stay! Quiet location, amazing views (which you only get by staying up the hill anyway!) and well appointed with furniture, facilities and utensils.
Karen Robertson (family party of 6 adults and 2 children, June 2012)
If you’ve a passion for beautiful beach resorts, lush landscapes and captivating ancient ruins, then look no further than Turkey. It's one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and for very good reason...
East Meets West
A country which combines the cultures of both East and West, Turkey’s very landscape has been sculpted by Greeks, Romans, Byzantine Emperors and the Ottomans over the last several millennia. Here, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences blend authentically to form an exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan country, ideal for travellers with an adventurous streak.
There’s so much to see, do and experience in Turkey, your itinerary will be packed. Walk the historic streets of Istanbul, marvel at the ruins of Ephesus where you’ll find the Temple of Artemis (one of the wonders of the ancient world) or bathe in the crystal blue waters of Antalya, Bodrum and Marmaris.
A Warm Welcome
You can expect plenty of warmth from the weather and the locals, too. Turkey’s people are renowned for being some of the friendliest in Europe, so don’t be surprised if you make friends with a waiter or shop attendant during your travels.
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Palm Tree Apartment, Patara Prince Resort - Sea Views, Free WI-FI
We are regular visitors to Turkey having fallen in love with the country 20 years ago. We particularly love this region of coastline from Fethiye to Kas. We have stayed in Kalkan before & decided to visit again. The apartment itself is a very good standard, very comfortable, with a lovely King size bed & has everything you need for a holiday. I would say It is most suitable for a couple or a small family. Every time you make the decision to book through an online website such as holiday lettings or home and away, you are taking a leap of faith that the owner will deliver what you signed up for. I can assure you that this apartment delivers exactly what it says on the tin, so no need for me to spend a lot of time repeating what you already know from the brochure. More importantly for me, from the outset, Beverly, the owner, contacted me immediately to answer any questions I had & communication from our initial enquiry until after our stay was amazing. She arranged our airport transfers through a local management company who also helped us with some very minor issues during our stay. The Patara Prince Resort is beautiful and everything provided is done to a very high standard. The gardens are beautiful & lovely to stroll through & explore the various plants & flowers. It is worth noting that we stayed from September 29 until October 13 and the fresh water pool was closed. The resort itself was very quiet & peaceful at this time of year, so no problem with finding a sun bed. We arrived in the early hours of the morning due to a flight delay. We were very tired and we’re impressed by the welcome pack containing large water, bread, butter, cheese, milk, tea & coffee etc. But the most welcome sight of all, was the chilled bottle of tonic water & ice cubes which were a perfect accompaniment for our duty free gin. Just what we needed after a long extended journey. As the previous Reviewer states, the apartment is at the top of the resort and the walk to the main pool & sea level is not for the faint hearted, especially if you are visiting during the hot summer months. As a couple, we love walking & are very fit and found this walk quite challenging. However, there is a free shuttle service, so you don’t need to walk unless like us, you enjoy a challenge. We also walked into town most evenings, which takes about 20 minutes. There are plenty of local taxi’s & a water taxi is also available from the main pool area, which will take you across the bay to the harbour in town. The apartment also comes with a discount card, which entitles you to a 25% discount on food & drink throughout the resort. This was very welcome & we used this most days if we stayed by the pool. The resort of Kalkan has 100’s of bars & restaurants & the general standard of food is excellent. There are plenty of supermarkets & shops providing everything you might need. There are lots of things to do and see in the area and most excursions can be booked with one of the numerous Agents in the town. Pickup from your resort is standard with all tour companies. There is also a very good Dolmus (bus) service if you want to explore other nearby area’s such as the beautiful Partara beach or the town of Kas. All in all, we had a fabulous holiday and would not hesitate to recommend this apartment for your next trip. You can be confident when booking with Beverly, that you are in safe hands. Have a great holiday. …
Apollo Hill "Side"
Fantastic and spacious apartment in great location, ideal for familites
Spacious apartment with everything you need for a superb holiday. Excellent location, close to restaurants and supermarkets. Approx. 15-20 minute walk to the beach and Side Town …
Stunning 3 bedroom villa in Secret Valley Dalaman Hinterland
Ideal place for a perfect holiday
This villa is in a superb position in a Valley with a pleasant short drive through the mountains to get there. Very well equipped and a lovely private garden perfect for a relaxing holiday. Would highly recommend. …
Truly Wonderful Villa
As a family of four we have been to Kalkan on a number of occasions and this ranked right up there with the best. Very well located with fantastic views right down to the harbour, this great villa was everything we wanted and more!!! The owners were very helpful in the lead up to our visit and nothing was too much trouble whilst we were there. We would highly recommend this Villa to anyone wishing to enjoy a relaxing holiday in this most wonderful location …
Villa Elia, Kisla Kalkan, heated infinity pool, 5 bedroom, panoramic views
What an amazing villa! It’s in a fantastic location and has spectacular views across the bay. We loved the terrace and the infinity pool, and inside it’s very spacious, nicely furnished and well equipped. Kalkan is a lovely little town very close by with lots of great restaurants, bars and shops. The locals were very friendly and helpful. We had a truly magical holiday and can highly recommend this villa. …
Royal Apartments, Kings Block
Fab apartment in a great location. Spacious apartment with everything you need.
The apartment is close to the beach, restaurants and bars.
It has a lovely pool area too.
Will definately book again.
Owner easy to contact and responds to emails very quickly. …