We stayed at the Okyun Hotel in Calis Beach, near Fethiye for one week in August. Travelling with my family we booked through Thomas Cook. As usual, I did a lot of reseach of TripAdvisor prior to booking. My criteria (specified by family) were: close to the beach, close to shops and the town, great food and good pools. Not too busy but not quiet (not easy!).
Well....the Oykun was a superb choice.
The best thing about the hotel is the service. It is a family hotel and you get the feeling that the staff really care, nothing is too much trouble. Whether it be reception, the guys in the restaurant (working from dawn till dusk and still smiling) or the cleaners, everyone is great.
The rooms are fairly basic but comfortable. Three of us stayed in one room with comfort. We paid a little extra to hire a fridge (25 Lira for the week - about £13). Air conditioning was included in the price. We had a little balcony overlooking a garden and could just about see the sea through the buildings.
The food was included (al-la-carte) with the exception of the breakfast buffet each morning and Turkish night, where an amazing selection of food was served. Each night we dined outside on the patio by the pool. It was great.
The bar is close to one of the pools, with friendly staff and reasonable prices. Food is served throughout the day for a reasonable price, good for snacks.
There are two great pools at the Oykun along with a bowling green, pool table and ping pong table.
Outside the hotel is a small convenience store where you can buy whatever you need (the guy that runs this is also great!). The main town is less than a five minute walk with tourist-type shops; a pharmacy; restaurants; mini markets and everything else you need. There is also the water taxi port to Fethiye or the mini bus also running every few minutes to Fethiye. The beach at Calis is a little future on (maximum 10 minutes at a leisurely pace) across the river bridge where you can see fish swimming below.
Restaurants, bars and cafe's line the beach front, with the travel agencies and a great Turkish Bar (where you sit on the floor, with cushions, listening to Turkish music. To find this walk left along the beach front towards the neon red sign). The atmosphere is very relaxed and suitable for families.
Although we booked through Thompson's, we could have booked directly with the hotel for a whole lot less. They could have also arranged a taxi for us at a very reasonable price. If/when I go back, that is exactly what I will do, saving myself a fortune on Thompson's prices!!
To summarise, this is a great hotel, with great staff, great facilities and food in a super location. Thanks to everyone who posted a review of this place before I went. They were really useful and helped us to have a great holiday in Calis.
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- Also Known As:
- Oykun Hotel Fethiye
- Oykun Hotel Turkey/Fethiye