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“Great atmosphere, amazing location, awesome food!”
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Alavya
Ranked #39 of 68 Hotels in Alacati
New York, New York, United States
1 review
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“Great atmosphere, amazing location, awesome food!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I spent time in Alavya back in July with 5-6 friends and still treasure that time + wish I could go back.

The rooms are simply elegant and laden with all sorts of fun and well-thought details -- such as kaleidoscopes, peshtamal bathrobes, slippers that magically (I still don't know how-) come in your size. Also, I think some of the rooms were inspired by the traditional houses in the region, which I really liked. In our room the walls were stone and they our window blinds and doors were painted in this certain shade of blue that I just loved! From bed linens to notepapers, everything in the room was tasteful.

The hotel consists of three or four buildings with a surrounding garden (it would take you 5 to10 minutes to walk around this entire area) and has different entrances. There is this one entrance that opens to the heart of the town center (Alacati) -- and there is a main entrance where you can directly walk out to the open air market on Saturdays. This open air market seems to go on for miles and miles and is the best place to get local fruits (delicious figs and peaches) and/or souvenir type of stuff to take back home with.

The other two things that are really worth mentioning at Alavya is the food and service. I was lucky enough to eat at both of the restaurants in the hotel -- Mitu (more casual, serves breakfast and lunch as well) and Fogo (fancy Italian-Aegean fusion) and the food was always fresh and delicious. I'm saying lucky enough because the acquaintances who came after us couldn't make reservations at Fogo/ were told they were booked until September -- and there has been talks of Michelin evaluation. So my suggestion from personal experience + common sense is to make a reservation at this restaurant when you're booking your room.

And the service -- Alavya's staff is probably the most kind and caring hotel staff that I've ever encountered with within Europe and North America. It feels like this hospitality thing comes naturally to Turks but even so -- everything from taking care of flying umbrellas to our room service was taken care of so gently.

All in all, this is a GREAT location for honeymooners, larger groups and even for families with kids. The beach is only a 20 min trip and the hotel staff always makes sure that you're going to get to wherever -- whether it's the beach or the airport on the way back. I highly recommend this place!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is by far the best hotel in Alacati/Çeşme. The rooms, the pool, the restaurant, the spa, the whole hotel set up is made of luxury, elegance and an extremely good taste. You feel absolutely relaxed, in paradise!!! Everyone there is very kind and helpful! It worth every penny! Could not recommend it more!

Room Tip: I stayed in a classic room and I loved it!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

This is one of the most amazing hotels that I have ever had the fortune to stay at. Everything was magical. The service, the setting, the rooms, the pool, the food, I could find no fault. My only regret was that I didn’t stay longer. I will be back very soon!

Room Tip: All rooms are great, but look at room numbers 1, 9, 10, 14 and 20!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Wow what an amazing location, property and exceptional service... Once you are in the hotel you feel like you are in your own luxury will with a fabulous pool and then you walk out of the terrace of Mito restaurant and you are in the middle of this main Alacati street with lots of great shops and restaurants. Never have I been to the place when on one side you have total disconnect from the world and 10 meters on the opposite direction you are back to civilization ;)
Rooms are furnished with the modern and antique decor and the espresso machine is out of this world. Staff is very well trained and provides real genuine yet warm Turkish hospitality. You must eat at their restaurants. Muscles and sea bass a a must at Mitu and at Fogu try one of their signature drinks - mai tia. Will definitly make you spin. And one of the best parts for me during my stay was their small but world class spa. I had 90 minutes massage from a Bali therapist and was one of the best massages ever. Spa is very cozy with all amenities you will need - steam room, sauna, showers and locker rooms. Oh yeah they have a small fitness center im the spa equiped with TechnoGym. This hotel is truly a gem and so glad I decided to stay here after reading Forbes article on top 10 reasons to visit Turkey. Alavya was # 3

Room Tip: I say go for their top suite... Pricey but worth the money and very specious...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Alacati has a new palace with Alavya.It is very beautifull with great service.Food is great in two of hotel's restaurants.The pool is mystical.Rooms are incredible...An excellent place to stay in Cesme/Alacati area. The town is also very nice full of nice restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This luxury boutique hotel stands out with its awesome staff, high design
style and its location.
Rooms are remarkably well designed, individual but not ostentatious. There
is stylish luxury and rooms are very well equipped ( iPod dock, espresso
machine, selection of teas and many other surprises) Though it feels it is
tucked away and private, with its private backyard gardens etc,it is in the
heart of Alacati.
This hotel is all about experience. From the moment you step in you really
feel their motto " I feel good " with all the smiling faces (staff and the
guests) around you.
There are two restaurants in the hotel Mitu and Fogo that you should not miss, both delicious and trendy.
I definitely recommend this hotel and will be there again this summer for the second time.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Alavya
Address: Yeni Mecidiye Mh. 3005 Sk. No: 6, Alacati, Cesme 35937, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Cesme > Alacati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 68 Hotels in Alacati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Alacati, ALAVYA has six beautifully restored stone houses offering 25 individually decorated guest rooms. The private courtyards and gardens lure guests into a relaxing sanctuary, while Spa and sport facilities provide more invigorating experiences. MITU, Cafe Bar Bistro, open all year round is the place to taste mouth-watering dishes, serves seasonal fresh local flavors and fine local wines. Considered over the years a touchstone of Alacati's culinary world, the famous Chef Melih Teksen and AGRILIA Restaurant will be serving their guests dinner on weekends and as of June, will be at service every night. Another tasty part of Alavya, KAPHA Restaurant will be giving service through all summer with Sedat Chef's modern local tastes. Kapha will be serving on weekends during winter time. Alavya Hotel is open all year around with different experiences each season. ... more   less 
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