Tas Otel in Alacati is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway on Turkey's beautiful Cesme Peninsula. The hotel, a former private home, has been tastefully renovated with class, style and a great sense of history. The rooms are a beautiful--rustic, comfortable and inviting.
The location, just at the end of the village's main street, is perfect. Close to everything but quiet. It's also a great base for exploring Izmir and Ephesus.
But what really makes a hotel are the staff. The owner and her crew are a remarkable bunch: friendly, helpful and genuinely happy you are staying in their care. Tas was the first boutique hotel in Alacati. It was clearly a labor of love. At the end of our stay, we left for the airport at 4:30am; the staff insisted on sending us off with breakfast.
The breakfasts are fabulous, with a host of great jams, jellies and olives, some freshly picked from the trees on site and fresh cooked to order eggs and tasty Turkish simits (sort of a bagel). Each afternoon, the hotel provides afternoon tea and a freshly baked cake. And the cakes are delicious. As an added treat, the hotel provides a cake cookbook with all their recipes.
Tas is one of the finest boutique hotels my wife and I have encountered after years of traveling.
Book a room here--you'll leave with great memories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tas Otel has been opened in 2001 as the first small hotel by ZeynepOzis who was one of the pioneers of "protective tourism" implemented successfully in Alacati. Ms. Ozis has questioned the 'mission, vision, strategy and action plan' steps that she has learned in professional life in line with her expectations and the answer she found was to be able to live and work away from the big cities, together with people and animals, doing physical exercise and having a balanced life and Tas Hotel, which was also her dream when she was young, came into being.Tas Otel is a century old Greek house with a swimming pool and peaceful green garden and it has been awarded as one of the best 20 small European hotels by the British Sunday Times. The hotel has an olive grove of 200 olive trees and each year olive harvesting is done together with the guests. The harvested olives are processed and served. Delicious Alacati cake with lemon is served with the five o'clock tea made with the Cesme lemons and in the winter the fireplace and the books are waiting for the guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alacati Tas Otel Hotel Alacati
- Tas Otel Hotel Alacati