We are just back from a wonderful weeks holiday staying at the Hotel Letoon, and it was the most relaxing and peaceful time.
Returning to Calis Beach and the Letoon and after a break of 16 years (!), we were not sure if the hotel would be as good as we remembered, but it was actually even better –still charming and tranquil, but now a much faster airport transfer, and more on offer generally in the resort and surrounding area.
We were made very welcome by brothers Yamas and Bora and their lovely staff, and despite arriving at 3am due to a delayed flight, we were greeted at the hotel by the smiling Manager, who showed us straight to our room.
Our room was a ground floor chalet situated at the front of the delightful gardens of fruit trees and exotic flowers and just steps away from the lovely warm and very clean pool. The room itself was simple & quite spacious, very clean, comfortable and cool with air-conditioning if you wanted it, with an ensuite wet room. The king-size bed with new mattress was so comfortable we could have slept in it forever !
A few more steps to the terrace restaurant where the delicious and temping breakfast buffet was served –continental Turkish style, with plenty of choice, and a chef on hand to cook omelettes and pancakes to order while you wait and watch. Each morning we enjoyed a delicious fresh breakfast, sitting on that lovely terrace looking out to sea and the sublime view of the islands in Fethiye Bay, and lingered over our tea and coffee. Later on we enjoyed stunning sunsets from the same position, or from the upstairs roof terrace cocktail bar.
Despite the temperatures being in the high 30’s while we were there, we didn’t really feel the heat as there is a constant cool breeze at the Letoon (as it is not blocked by any close-by high rises luckily ) which is amazingly refreshing on those hot summer days.
Immediately outside the hotel and the pedestrian promenade, was the sand and shingle Turtle Beach, and many people already out for a morning swim at 7am, and enjoying the lovely warm sea !
If you wanted be a bit more active, apart from the swimming there is bicycle hire just nearby and you can cycle up and down the 2 mile sea front prom, or around the village to your heart’s content. Along the prom are many places selling fabulous excursions at very reasonable prices, both cultural and action-packed, such as Jeep safaris, and trips to nearby historical sites and wonderful beaches, Gorges, Ephasis and Pamukale, and the Dalyan River.
The new Letoon menu features both Italian and Mexican selections and everything we sampled was both delicious and authentic. One night there was an excellent buffet featuring a selection of fresh mezes, salads, breads and BBQ meats, and we were entertained by 2 talented singers, both of whom had previously worked in shows in the West End, so the calibre was really first class.
All in all, Calis is a wonderful place and the Letoon has the pride of position on the promenade. With its wonderful friendly staff who do everything they can to make your holiday a delight, you won’t find a better place for a relaxing and stress–free break, and I am sure we will be returning again very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Letoon is a friendly family run establishment located on Calis beach, on the stunning Turkish Lycian coastline. This is the tenth year at Letoon with the same management and more or less the same staff and it continues to be a hotel that offers a warm, inviting and relaxing atmosphere, one that will definitely make you want to come back. There is definitely no shortage of beautiful views at Letoon. The hotel′s tranquil front terrace overlooks the bays which are dotted with islands and surrounded by mountains. Hotel Letoon offers the perfect setting for one of the most spectacular sunsets in Turkey. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Letoon Hotel Fethiye
- Hotel Letoon Turkey/Fethiye