The location of the hotel is very convenient, being both quiet and close to the city centre. It is located on the second street from the sea level, so a short uphill walk is required to get to the hotel. Private parking is not available, as it is the case for most hotels in Kaş, but if you inform the host before your arrival, he reserves a place for you on the street, so parking has never been a problem for us.
The room, especially the recently renovated bathroom was very clean, although ants were a bit of a problem, which probably get access to the room from bougainnvillea flowers decorating the balcony. Especially in the morning, prior to the cleaning of the room, they were visible almost everywhere on the floor. Ants don’t bother us, and thanks to thoroughly cleaning of the room every day, everything was fine.
The room we stayed in (103) was very small and seperated on both sides by a thin wall with poor sound insulation. There is no Tv or minibar and also no place to put them on in the room even if the hotel chooses to accommodate one. We always picked a cold bottle of water from the reception before going to sleep and they didn’t charge us for that. So at the end, the lack of a minibar was somewhat compensated.
Breakfasts are served on the street level, near the front door under the shades of bougainnvillea flowers and a stone wall. Some other nearby hotels in the similar price range offer a terrace with sea view as the dining area so this is the only point begonvil hotel falls short. I find the range and taste of breakfast adequate and it met my expectations. The food selected for the buffet was not cheap looking and the jams were tasty. As a big fan of toasted bread, a toaster accessible by the guests would make a huge difference for me. I am sure such a small investment would get a huge appreciation from the guests. The Coffee they choose to serve was the only thing on the buffet which gives the impression of a cheap selection. We ordered fresh orange juice the first morning and asked our room number, but later, it was not charged.
During our stay, we had friends staying on two other hotels on the same street, with similar rooms and begonvil hotel was around 15% more expansive than its closest counterpart. The hotel is definately not price/performance efficient, but it also doesn’t mean that the extra money spent brings in no value. The decoration is far more superior than its counterparts and actually gives a mediterranean feel. The hospitality is beyond any expectation. Renovated rooms are clean and have a good taste. Aslan Bey is as fluent as a native speaker in German language and he was very helpful to a German couple having problems with an ATM machine earlier. All of the hotel staff is very helpful and kind. Our small requests like orange juice and cold water are not charged and this prooved the warmth and hospitality of this small family run hotel. Although the base price was somewhat higher than the other motels, they are not trying to squeeze money at every opportunity. There is no language barrier for German and English speakers and in case they ever have a problem with anything in Kaş, they will have a helpful local on their side.
My only dissapointment was that our room was on the first floor and was not facing the sea. It is stated that 13 of 16 rooms have “sea view”, but in our case, our sea view was from a narrow gap between two buildings in front of us, and only visible when we go out to the balcony, and turn right. Most of the hotels in Kaş differentiate their room prices according to the position of their rooms, where rooms seeing the sea from the side are priced relatively cheaper than those directly facing it. It was my first time in Kaş and sea view was important to me. The hotel only states “standard room” with sea view and doesn’t give hint to the exact location or angle. I don’t know if the rooms facing the sea have the exact same price or according to what policy their availability to the guests are determined. I guess the hotel takes the liberty to decide which guest goes where, and in this case, the quality of the view differentiates highly considering the price remains the same. We made our booking by phone, and I didn’t make the booking myself, therefore I don’t know how detailed “the sea view” was described during the booking but I advice fellow travelers to make it certain beforehand.
All in all, my stay was good, comfortable and fun but next time, I will ask for the position of the room previously determined and if necessary, choose a different hotel which enables me to do so. Thats why I give value 3pts. A room with a better sea view for the same price would get 5 pts. from me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a five minute walk to the town centre and two minute walk to the peaceful beach, Hotel Begonvil is perfectly situated for your holiday in Kas. Elegant, clean and good value for money, we pride ourselves on our personal service in our small family-run hotel. ... more less
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