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Deniz Feneri Lighthouse
Ranked #14 of 44 Hotels in Kas
Certificate of Excellence
Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Good Choice for a Relaxing Summer Holiday”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We stayed here for two weeks at the end of July returning at the beginning of August. We had a nice luxury room about half the way up the hill which had excellent views across the bay and was kept spotless by cleaners that you hardly ever saw.

We found the staff very friendly but not cloying (which can be the case at some Turkish hotels we have stayed at) indeed some of the waiters had a good sense of humour and weren't past joining in with the guests (in a good way). Indeed the waiters seemed to largely run the place but Gillian and/or Ozam were around at breakfast and other times if you needed to speak with them. And personally saw us off when we left.

Note that there is a 3% charge if you pay your bill by debit or credit card. We paid most of our bill by TRL cash (£ and Euros also accepted) and the small remainder by credit card.

The sea front is on rocky platforms with step ladders to reach the sea (although the water is deep enough to dive in if you're careful and do a shallow dive out. There is also a floating platform. The number of beds by the sea front was quite tight (although they were making more and putting them out by the end of our second week) but we always managed to find something.

Meals were served either at the restaurant behind reception or down by the waters edge (at a significant effort on behalf of the staff who had to carry all the food and extra equipment up and down the steep hill).
Fish Night by the water's edge was excellent - we chose our fish from a wide selection of very fresh fish and we had the best fish meal of the holiday.

Prices aren't cheap (about UK price levels) so well worth considering going to eat in Kas. We probably did half and half.

Getting to and from Kas was either by hotel mini bus or dolmus. You have to be very quick to book your space on the hotel mini bus. We never booked a return and used the dolmus which was quite an experience. The dolmus can be flagged down along the route and you just have to let the driver know when you want to get off (this might mean raising your voice quite a bit if its busy).
The hotel is on a peninsula and the route the bus takes is one way so that although you may be heading back to your hotel others are getting on and heading the Kas for a night out this makes the dolmus very packed.
The newest dolmus have tinted windows which make looking out and spotting your destination at night very hard especially when the bus is packed (which was usually the case) but we only missed our destination once and not by too much - so don't be put off using this method - its quite cheap 2.5TRL each person each way.

Room Tip: Don't go for a basic room - the have glass patio style front doors
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

A happy and friendly high quality hotel. Engaging staff, most with good English and those who don't quickly fine someone who does. Decent food and just a great bar area, which draws guests together pre and post dinner for a chat and some great laughs. It was as if we had all known each other for ages - a most unexpected aspect to our stay here. We only usually experience that kind of thing when we are adventure travelling with a small group and we did end up adventure travelling with some of the other guests!
Our room was great - a wonderful view and nice and private for when we wanted to be.
Overall impression - just go, you'll love it. The couple who run the place have got it just right.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Our second visit to this hotel was such a treat. The staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. The food at the Otterman night is a must and breakfast has such a selection. The swimming from the waterfront terrace is a must as well and a turltle can pop up beside you which is a delight.Gillian & Ozam are the perfect hosts with an eye to detail making your stay special.We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Being a complete fusspot when it comes to holiday accommodation it is sometimes hard to find a place that ticks all the boxes, but to my amazement I found it at the Lighthouse. It really felt like home from home. The resort is small and utterly tasteful - in fact, I do not have a single negative comment. Every minor detail is attended to, with proper thought going in to what is needed. Exclusive Escapes were excellent, and looked after us properly from the moment we phoned to enquire about a holiday with them, until we left the airport after the holiday. Steve, the representative for the Lighthouse was fantastic and came to the hotel every day; the owners Gillian and Ozan were friendly, welcoming and there to answer every question. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were perfectly tasteful,spotlessly clean, airy and bright, lovely toiletries, hamman towels, complimentary towels to take home, robes, tea and coffee machines, mini bar, water, excellent airconditioning. The sun loungers and umbrellas always available, clean and comfortable with fresh towels in abundance. Every space to sit and relax had beautiful views, whether it be the waterfront, the swimming pool or the sofas up at the bar. The food was good, the breakfast delicious. The shuttle buses into Kas always on time and everything is made as easy as possible. Our sons were put into two separate double rooms instead of sharing one room, which is what we had originally booked.The staff are friendly and good. I know this review sounds like an 'inside job' but it isn't! I would go back again for sure and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

Room Tip: There are a lot of steps, so rooms beginning with a 1 or a 2 shoudl be avoided if you are feeling la...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, UK
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed in one of the Pool Houses, which was fantastic – perfect hotel “room”, like a mini-villa as a hotel room. To our delight the Pool House pool was actually big enough to swim properly in and we spent a lot of time on the deck next to the Pool House just reading and some of the party taking advantage of the wifi........we didn’t need to use the main pool at all (which gave us the relative privacy we wanted). The Pool House indoor jacuzzi was very popular, if a little over-indulgent.

It is very much a “brits abroad” place which I hadn’t realised, so just N.B. if you prefer a more cosmopolitan clientele. The location was excellent – great views and only a 10 minute dolmus into Kas. Oddly the hotel minibus went at slightly inconvenient times.....6pm (but this was the “staff bus” so limited availability) and 8pm.......with the only evening return at 11pm. But the dolmus stops where you want it to, and is a very cheap trip into Kas, going every half hour.

Service was generally good, though one or 2 minor misses. Staff were attentive and friendly, some maybe a little over-friendly (but that’s maybe just us......some people love that!).

As to the food, we ate out nearly every night in Kas......partially because the food at the Lighthouse on the first night was pretty average and also expensive. We ate in one other night (Ottoman Night!) and just had the mezes, which were much better. But, you will spend a lot more eating in, with less variety, than selecting one of the many excellent restaurants in Kas. Breakfast was very good though, with a huge range of sweet and savoury options and the requisite “egg man” to do pancakes and omelettes to your specification.

The gulet cruise day was excellent – very relaxed, (didn’t travel too far, which was fine by us – more time for swimming in the sea etc) really enjoyable and with a pretty good lunch. Free hamam was very average.......only 20 mins and nothing like one I had had in Turkey previously.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We wanted a relaxing family holiday and booked a week here through Exclusive Escapes. The hotel is fantastic; lovely bar down by the sea, swimming platform, snorkels, canoes, and if you are lucky the odd turtle to swim with. Food is good and the owners and staff are exceptional. It is a truly lovely place to stay. We did the Gulet trip and went to the Hamam at the hotel, both of which were great. The hotel is built on a fairly step hillside so be prepared for steps between your room, the pool/bar/restaurant and the sea. The local town Kas is easily accessible by hotel shuttle bus/dolmus or taxi and we had a couple of great meals out there. All in all a great place.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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selby, north yorkshire
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

With the world being such a small place these days, an hotel has got to be pretty special for us to visit a second time.... This is. From the minute you arrive at the airport, from the dedicated check-in desk, fast track passes and executive lounge, Exclusive Escapes representatives are there to make sure your hard earned holiday is a good one. The only thing they can't help with is reducing the 2hour transfer from Dalaman to the hotel, but cold towels and iced water makes it bearable.
Once you get here though, you will want for nothing. Gillian, Ozan, Steve and the team greet you as old friends and it felt like home immediately. I shouldn't be surprised at how many guests return here - there are loads! It speaks volumes in this tough economic climate.
As a tight-fisted Yorkshire woman, I don't part with my cash lightly, but the Deniz Feneri Lighthouse is worth every penny. If you're prepared to pay for quality, you won't be disappointed. I have found my safe haven x a wonderful place!

Room Tip: The sunset suite is beautiful - there's a clue in the title!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Deniz Feneri Lighthouse

Property: Deniz Feneri Lighthouse
Address: Andifli Mahallesi, Metin Toker Sokak, No:9, Kas 07580, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Kas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kas
#6 Family Hotel in Kas
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kas
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Kas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This contemporary waterfront hotel has sweeping coastal views and awe-inspiring sunsets which reflect off the water. It has an intricate design of natural stone buildings with paths leading from the reception area through a series of pretty terraces - past several pools, garden terraces and impressive palm trees - to either the Waterfront Suites above or to the extensive private waterfront below. At a glance, the cool combination of natural stone with red roof tiles creates the impression of a mediaeval-style village - but Deniz Feneri is rather more up to the minute than that. Thanks to the considerable efforts of owners, Gillian and Ozan, the contemporary boutique hotel offers one of the finest places to relax and unwind in coastal Turkey. With a quality of service to match. ... more   less 
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