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White Garden Pansion
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the staff and location very much”
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for the Ritz, this place is likely not for you. If you are looking for a modest and clean room in the heart of the Old Town, with a wonderful and helpful staff, then your search is over.

We were given a modern-ish apartment overlooking their courtyard which for a family of four was priceless.

The whole staff was very friendly, and helpful with every request we had. Antalya and the shop owners can be an overwhelming city at times, so coming bAck home to the White Garden and their amicable staff at the end of each day was very comforting.

Their suggestions also made getting to know the city a lot easier.

The breakfast they served was good by Turkish Pension standards, full of fruit and cereals. You will be hard-pressed to find an "American Style" breakfast anywhere in Turkey.

The price was right, the service was what you would hope for, and there were no unpleasant surprises on the bill when Checking out.

If you are an easy going traveller, who wants to experience the old city and wonderful Turkish people, this place is Ideal. If you are Mr. And Mrs. Fancy Pants, you might consider staying somewhere else.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We are 2 couples who had booked the Lycian Tour with RSD but trip advisor reviews told us it was really just what we did not want. So, a rethink and we chose White Garden for its Old Town location and good reviews on trip advisor. We contacted the owner Metin by email and he organised a taxi from the airport at 04.00 which delivered us through the labyrinth of Kaleici very efficiently. Metin also organised a hire car for us at a good price and without costly excess for any damage. We booked 7 nights but spent one away at Pamukkale. We had thought to go to the Melrose Hotel there and Metin phoned ahead to book it as he is friends with the owner. The rooms at the White Garden and at the Melrose were clean, comfortable and quiet, quite simple but perfect for our needs. The breakfasts at the White Garden were excellent by my reckoning with delicious melon and many other fruits, jams, cereals, yoghurt and bread and butter as well as sausage,egg and chips with onion rings and unlimited coffee served between 08.00 and 10.00.
Metin and his staff were always friendly and courteous and they helped make our stay a really enjoyable experience. The White Garden is within easy walking distance of the harbour, the bazaar, some good eating places recommended by Metin and not too far from the superb Antalya museum.
I would have no hesitation in booking the White Garden for any future visits.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Mr Eric M
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London
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed at the white garden pansion for 4 nights in October. We travelled in a group of 4 and had a double and a twin room. Both rooms were very small but spotlessly clean with comfortable beds, air con and a tv (not that we used the tv or air con). The bathroom was also small but nice and clean with plenty of hot water. The wifi was free and available in all areas.
Breakfast was really nice, with egg, meat, fruits, cheese yoghurt etc. Plenty of tea and coffee available. Only thing that was missing at breakfast is cold drinks - there was no juice or water available so if you don't like hot drinks take your own to breakfast!
We arranged our transfers before we arrived with Metin and he was the waiting for us when we arrived and took us back to the airport when we left for a very reasonable price. Metin and all the other staff were very friendly and helpful. We asked questions about the local area and getting around and they were always happy to advise.
Kaleici is a beautiful area with plenty of lovely bars and restaurants with a great atmosphere.
Overall the white garden pansion is a lovely, very good value place to stay and it is really well located. We had a lovely time.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank FairyLondon
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Tallinn, Estonia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We stayed in White Garden for almost one week. Despite noticing on the booking and calling them in advance that we are arriving very late, a room was not available when we arrived and we had to stay in a neighboring hotel which was of much less quality and could check into a 'normal' room the next morning. The breakfast was not very special and could have been more varied. Overall we were satisfied even though we would have expected more looking at the reviews. The location was in a quiet street, except if there were local parties going on it could get very noisy.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Anna M
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed here because of lonely planet recommendation. Compared to other places in turkey I found the service so so, nothing exceptional. The rooms were small, clean however found the location quite loud.

Breakfast was delivered well, however when on a tour that departs at 8am, & breakfast begins at 8am it doesn't work.

  • Stayed November 2013
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1 Thank SarahsTravelNote
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Austin TX
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed at White garden for 4 nights and loved it.

Pros:
- By far the best breakfast in Turkey. Fresh fruits !!
- The rooms are clean and well equipped
- Location is really good, very close to the main area of the old town and 5 minutes walk to the tram station
- The staff is nice, helpful and friendly
- The shower is nice, hot water all day
- Nice courtyard to eat breakfast and chill all day, lots of trees and nice shade
- Lots of help provided about the area, things to do and also tours and rentals

Cons:
- Wifi in the Rooms is spotty
- The stairs are narrow and curvy and going up to the 3rd floor with backpacks was a bit tricky

Definitely recommend staying at White Garden.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank GotSumS
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Perth, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

A great spot in the historic old city, really special. The lush courtyard and the pool made for a beautiful setting. Right on the coast within easy walking distance of museums and monuments. The staff were great and went out of their way to help. Great breakfast!

Room Tip: Hard to advise because all of the rooms we saw were great.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Ian M
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Property: White Garden Pansion
Address: Kilicaslan Mah. Hesapci Gecidi No:9 Genclik, Muratpasa, Antalya 07100, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Antalya
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 159 Speciality Lodging in Antalya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — White Garden Pansion 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kaleici houses reflect the peerless beauty of Turkish architecture. The White Garden Pansion is an example of the architectural style of the 'Kaleici' with 15 rooms and 30 beds. All rooms have private bathrooms with water heated by solar energy and direct telephone lines. The Pansiyon features The White Garden bar and restaurant and a roof terrace. From the terrace you can see the beauty of the Toros Mountains and the Mediterranean Ocean. ... more   less 
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