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Kelebek Hotel
Ranked #16 of 39 Hotels in Kalkan
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lancaster
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great to be back”
Reviewed 1 July 2008

Just returned from another fabulous 2 weeks at the Kelebck in Kalkan, still can't fault it. Were made to feel at home from the monent we arrived to to monent we left. The food was as good as ever and you would be very hard pressed to find a more hospitable hotel in the area .The major works carried out on the hotel since are last visit make it even more comfortable and the views over the harbour are fantastic now the rooms have large patio doors , you can lie on the bed and see right out across the town. It wa sthat good we are in the process of booking to go back again at the begining of september

  • Liked — the service and hospitality
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Co Durham
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Reviewed 24 June 2008

My wife and I have just returned from a 10 day stay at this hotel and we both had a wonderful stay. The hotel is family run, and they were not only wonderful people, but they did a magnificent job of making our stay an enjoyable one. We ate at the hotel quite a few times and every meal, especially the bbq, was exellent, each meal explained fully should you ask about it. The location means that if you have problems walking then it probably not be an ideal place to stay because Kalkan town is built on a hill (not exactly the hotels fault)

I can honestly say in many years of travelling all over the world this hotel is the friendliest i have ever stayed in. The rooms were cleaned every day, the views over Kalkan bay on the breakfast rooftop terrace all made this into a great holiday choice.

I really was worried that writing such a glowing reference might make the chances of availability limited next year when we will most definately be going back, but I will share this with you all as long as you buy me a drink in the bar when you get there, because believe me you will want to !!!!

  • Liked — Friendly and helpfull staff and the food
  • Disliked — Nothing at all
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Silverstone
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2008

We are three ladies (over a certain age but do not act it) who have travelled to different parts of Turkey over many years (we love it) Passed through Kalkan a couple of years ago and smiled and said we must go back for a longer stay. Got to the Kelebeck because advised the hotel we booked in October was not open. No problem always ready for an adventure. (This is the first time booked through travel agent usually go direct)

From the minute we got there 7.00am to when we left we were treated wonderfully. Nothing too much trouble ready with any information required. Food was the best. (Lots of interesting eating places in Kalkan staffed by very attentive staff) stayed in to eat a couple of times at lunch time and evening ( slow roast Lamb ) the best in the world.

Rooms very comfortable and immaculate. You could not do better at a 3 star.

Steep roads to master but just take your time and a taxi if needed.

We cannot wait to go back again in May 2009 cannot recommend enough. The whole area is great and the people are loveley.GO TO THE KELEBECK AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank broadval
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London
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2008

I stayed here with my Mum in September 2007. We had a horrendous start to our holiday when we arrived at the airport to find our travel company had gone bust mid flight. That'll teach us to book through Teletext Holidays! Luckily, the rest of the holiday went very smoothly.

Kalkan is a wonderful place to holiday, if you like guaranteed sunshine, great food and beautiful views. It's built on steep slopes which descend all the way to the harbour. The majority of shops and restaurants are built around the lower part of the town - and hotels and villas generally spread out higher up the hill.

The Kelebek is a short walk uphill from the main taxi rank - it only took about 5 minutes although it IS steep - I am fit, but my feet slid backwards out of my flipflops...! But it's not that far if you're happy to walk. And it burnt off some of the lovely meals we had in town!

It's a simple, family run hotel with a great roof terrace on which you can breakfast. Lovely views of Meis (Mouse?) Island. Simple Turkish breakfast which I very much miss when back at home out of the sunshine - tomatoes, feta, watermelon, olives, boiled eggs and bread - yum. The rooms are simply decorated. It was perfect for what we wanted.

There's a great bar by the swimming pool where we watched the sunset from - and returned to after meals out, for a nightcap.

The staff are just lovely and we felt very comfortable with them and had lots of good chats. The food in Kalkan is outstanding (especially the Olive Tree) but a couple of times we ate supper at the hotel and it was great. The mother does all the cooking and it was lovely traditional Turkish fare - not a burger or plate of chips in sight (hurrah!)

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And all for £8/night - ridiculously cheap and worth every penny - I would have paid double. There's not a hint of minimalism or shiny sharp corners, it's just a lovely homely family run hotel.

PS There is a great market just outside the hotel's front door... on a Thursday I think... fantastic for souvenirs, turkish delight, pashminas, embroidered bedlinen... etc...

  • Liked — The family who ran it - and the views - and the location
  • Disliked — It's not the lap of luxury - but then it is only £8 per night!
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank Lexiloola
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Stafford
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2007

Stayed at the Kelebek in October2007. The weather was great, the hotel was great and so were the family who run it. A simply furnished hotel but very clean and well located......a fairly steep walk up from the harbour, but we needed the exercise! Kalkan is beautiful and I cannot understand how anyone would dislike it ...unless you like lots of entertainment in the karaoke / english / irish / scottish bar style. Loads of good reaturants to choose from.....try it you wont be sorry!

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank chalkywhite26
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glasgow
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2007

Stayed here for a week. Lovely little hotel, run by one of the nicest families you can ever meet. BBQ night is not to be missed, food was superb.
Great value for money.
Will be back next year

  • Liked — the owners
  • Disliked — pool was too deep for non swimmers
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank conorscott
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2007

We stayed at the Kelebek in July and I can honestly say that this was a perfect experience. The family that run the hotel are lovely people and cannot do enough for you. Even though the hotel is fairly basic, the rooms and other areas are kept spotless and the views from the pool area and roof terrace are wonderful. Because of the hotels size, we were able to meet many different people and we plan to stay in touch with most. The food is excellent as well and this is all cooked by the mother.
We are planning to return to Kalkan next year and we will definately stay at the Kelebek. I can't wait!

  • Liked — The family that owned the hotel
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LondonRazor
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Property: Kelebek Hotel
Address: Mentese Mah.kalkan 4, Kalkan, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kalkan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Kalkan
#13 Romantic Hotel in Kalkan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Kelebek Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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