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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Deniz Feneri Lighthouse Kas
- Deniz Feneri Lighthouse Hotel Kas