We have never spent holidays in Turkey before and were a little doubtful before going there. The thought of mixing with crowds of tourists, invading Antalya and Marmaris - just 2-3 hours drive from Kas, was a bit worrying.
Luckily, we quite by chance, found a perfect spot (Kas) and the best place to stay on the peninsular - Barbarossa hotel. If you are looking for privacy in a best location, crystal clear turquoise water, which you can access just walking down a few metres from your room, breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lots of things to do and see in the area, then Barbarossa is a right place for you too.
Barbarossa is a small boutique hotel - just 25 rooms and the place never seems crowded. Whether you choose to use the sea water pool or go down to the sea side - you will always have this feeling of privacy and exclusiveness.
The personnell is very friendly, helpful and informal. Here we must add that the hotel staff and the management create a very special atmosphere with positive energy in the place, really caring for the guests and that everybody is happy. This you obviously don't find in larger hotels...
The rooms have different style and decor, the best ones are the corner rooms with sea view.
The cuisine is local (Turkish), which we found tasty and healthy with a lot of fresh fruit and vegetable variety. Grilled meat, lamb and fish would definitely be a part of lunch and dinner buffee. The food is best washed down with local wines, which we also found of good quality.
As for things to do and see - the hotel provides an excellent choice of excursions in cooperation with the best local tourist agent. Don't miss the Saklikent gorge and Kekova (sunken city) - both whole day excursions.
We are sure we'll return to the place and can definitely recommend it as a very special holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- Barbarossa Hotel Kas