Picture this, an idyllic holiday after being stuck in the office without a break for the whole year. We decided to go with the single-minded objective of rest and relaxation. Some of our colleagues’ who had booked a few weeks earlier recommended it and I’m happy to say that we approved. They had been to visit the Peninsula Gardens Hotel at the end of June and our visit was at the end of July. The hotel was just the tonic for us we had a double and a single next to each other which was convenient. We used each other’s rooms and pools as the sun moved around the terraces so we didn’t waste a bit. It’s important to say that the staff were courteous and nice and made us feel at home and special, they made us feel so welcome. We treated ourselves on a couple of days to room service, (this was a bit extra), this was actually the perfect thing for those who need to rejuvenate. Following the pampering of the stomach, we decided to push it even further and go for the soul and decided to use the spa for several treatments. The result of this was that the one week actually felt like two by the time we left. Do try the honey and chocolate massages as well as the velvet skin miracle and anti-cellulite treatment. We heard from a couple who went for the Turkish Hammam that it was great but we didn’t.
The hotel is on a slope so you have great views across the Mediterranean and there were a couple of islands in the background which were nice to look at. We went into the town on the free shuttle almost every day in between our treatments and we also went for a couple of evening meals as the vibe in Kas is surprisingly good. Another good thing is that the shuttle operates very late so we could go into town most times of the day and evening. Kas has got a lot that I wouldn’t have expected this for such a comparatively small holiday destination. Got some nice pieces that we wouldn’t find on the high street back home and we really felt that we picked up some good bargains on some bracelets.
The food at the hotel was also good and the chef prepared some low fat options for us. Breakfast was varied and interesting with fresh fruit and juices and eggs, many ways. This trip was for us to get our sanity back which we did. The spa was great, the treatments so professional and I think that this sets the Peninsula Gardens apart. A boutique hotel with grand designs, they treat good service very seriously. They provide towels down by the platforms on the loungers where we spent some of our time swimming peacefully. This is a nice alternative to the pools and the waters were so warm. They had different levels so there was some privacy. They also bring drinks to you down by the platforms which was handy so we didn’t have to go all the way back up to the bar to order.
All in all we had a great holiday at the Peninsula Gardens Hotel, met some nice people and loved the spa treatments, this is where we hung out most. Time and money well spent. Do go as the staff live to serve.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is one of the most luxurious new hotels we have found on the Lycian coast. As you read this, the first guests are already splashing in their private plunge pools, or basking on their secluded terraces. Literally from the ground up, The Peninsula Gardens has been designed to make the most of the craggy coastal cliffs on which it stands. There are two buildings, but the slope allows the second building to command just as splendid a view as the first. ... more less
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