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Malhun Hotel
Ranked #67 of 102 Hotels in Fethiye
Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hotel ok surroundings superb”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Stayed at the Malhun Hotel (Otel) for 10 nights all inclusive, as a hotel it was ok, rooms are cleaned and linen and towels changed daily if required. only 2 downsides to the hotel, the satelite tv in every room, you get turkish or german channels but the only english one is the BBC World Service, not good if you have children. The other is the food, its ok but very basic, the breakfast is very turkish and they rotate the way the eggs are cooked, 1st day scrambled, 2nd day fried, 3rd day boiled, you can get tea or coffe at breakfast, the only other time is between 4 - 5 pm for tea and cake, tea / coffee making facilities are not available in the room. Lunch and evening meal are also done on a rotation, the first night it looked like it was a cold dinner, but when i went to the bar for a drink I noticed a queue outside, when i looked there was a barbacue outside for the hot meat etc, this was not signposted at all. My other slight concern is that none of the food laid out included any lables for what it was, if anybody had allergies to anything eg nuts it could of caused a problem. Saying all that though the hotel itself is very well run, the staff are very nice, friendly and approachable. Always willing to help if asked. The pool is also nice and clean.

The surroundings other bars and restaurants make up for the few irritations i found, I tried various places all to a good standard, but would like to recommend two that stood out for me.

The first is the Sunshine Steak House (turn left out of the bar attached to the Malhun and down 150 yards) the food is excellent, highly recommend the various casseroles, and if you ask for it to be cooked in an otterman pot, wow!!! its brought to your table on fire, the fire is put out, the top of the pot is cut off in one mighty chop and the food is poured onto your plate steaming hot, it tastes wonderful. also at any time the staff could breakout into turkish / kurdish singing and dancing, sometimes i wondered if they new they are doing it. On the whole a very pleasant experience and the all day breakfast isnt bad neither.

The 2nd recomendation is the Caretta Beach Club, (turn right out of the bar at Malhun and down about 200 yards). this is exactly what it says, it is a beach bar / restaurant run by Helen and her Partner, if you spend 10TL (about £3.00) at the bar you get for free a beach lounger for the day, and the staff will come and check if you require anything to eat or drink and will serve you at your lounger. you can also sit at the tables off the beach and enjoy the stunning views over the Med whilst eating and drinking, the food is excellent the drinks menu is varied (they are not sure of my invention of Baileys and Vodka cocktails but they will lol). The staff are really friendly, they will come for a chat but do not interfere. The VFM is excellent I cannot recommend the Caretta Beach Club highly enough.

If you visit the Calis Beach area you have to go on some of the day trips, i went on the Jeep Safari, this is a whole day of fun and laughter and includes a cooked lunch in the 40TL price and you get picked up and dropped off at your hotel in the jeep, but be prepared to get wet and dirty, especially going to the natural mud pool, the guide will help you lol.

Also the 12 island boat trip is another that is excellent value and also includes a cooked lunch on the boat, you see some stunning views as well as having a chance to swim in some of the bays the boat anchors at.

Another good day out is the trip to Fethiye Market, it is a stunning market, the sellers are funny with the sales patter but the bargains are amazing especially if you know how to barter hard, afterwards you are driven to a ghost town which is incredible especially when the guide tells you all about why it is a ghost town. You can also buy lunch here at a very reasonable price.

On the whole the Malhun Hotel was a very nice place to sleep whilst on holiday, the surroundings and people are what make the experience fantastic, VFM is amazing, in fact i'm going to go back on a bed and breakfast basis and eat out all the time and yes I would stay at the Malhun again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Malhun hotel is basic three star hotel with convenient location very close to Calis beach. The rooms were reconstructed with basic equipment and furniture. Each room has a small terrace. The housekeeping services provided in the hotel were very basic, no proper cleaning was really done and the housekeeping staff looked ally annoyed, like the rest of the hotel staff present there. Front desk never greeted anyone, did not really speak English, we spent ages waiting for the waiters to take our orders and even longer for getting the bill. The only thing that we enjoyed in the hotel were dinners, the food was really good, great variety of vegetables and salads and choice of 3 main courses. Desserts were basic and all the same all the time. The breakfasts consisted all the same stuff every day, disgusting scrambled artificial eggs, etc. What pissed me off most was the surcharge for the fridge which was 15 lira per week. I always find this inappropriate whwver hotel creates these surcharges and calls the fridge a "minibar".
I really found difficult dealing withnthe staff which was very annoyed and not willing to help.

Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms on 1st floor, as you can hear the noise from the breakfast restaurant.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

just returned from 10 nights at the malhun,hotel very clean,rooms good with seaview and serviced daily,food although not a massive choice was always good especially the mixed grill (barbecue).
staff friendly and very hardworking.pool nice and could always get bed or table near pool although they have an annexe behind which has another nice pool and bar.
not many english guests as hotel appears to cater more for germans.russians and turkish but this was no problem at all as all guests friendly and sadly most other nationalities more respectful than a certain percentage of brits. hotel in great position on beach (not sandy) which is clean and sea good,also away from main buzz of seafront so quieter.only fault was lights round pool turned off at 10.30 when all inc ended and was put into adjacent hotel next door on 1st night due to booking mix up but was sorted by manager next day although i don't think we were the only guests this happened too.
all in all would return to this hotel and calis beach is a great spot (our 2nd visit).
would also recommend booking jeep safari with focus tours on sea front (£12 each) great fun (but very wet due to water fights etc)

Room Tip: rooms towards front get better views and get down for dinner around 7.30 to get table outside.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Beograd
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We stayed in this hotel in first ten days of August 2012. Temperature was very high, which is usual in this time of the year - during the day over 40°C and early in the morning not under 30°C. Humidity is very high so it is not pleasent at all.
Hotel is clean and quiet. Room was small, bathroom too. Restaurant is in the main building and it's hot and stuffy. There are some tables outside by the pool, and there is more pleasant to eat (if you can find place). Food is not very good. For breakfast you can have eggs, two types of bread, artifical honey (!), margarine, chees, yogurt, cofee, tea, some strange salami, and so on (always the same). For dinner there is one main meal (chicken breasts, some meal of minced meat, potatoes etc.) and many types of salads. Salads are mainly without any taste (there are few exceptions). Generaly food is tasteless.

Beach is near, covered with gravel. Wind is almost always blowing, so waves are sometimes high. Wind is blowing from sea, so there is some grass in the water floating, it's dirty and water is not very clear. However, beach is clean and there is no any garbage in water. There is no natural shade so during the day it's very hot. Water is hot and very pleasent. Sun is very strong - beware of burnings.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Izmir, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We stayed for 4 days in July 2012. It was really better than our expectations. Rooms were very clean, and food was very good ( but not to many kinds). There are 2 different buildings. I had stayed in the front building by the seaside. All good. My friends stayed in the other building ( back side) it was good too. Two of them have pools. Pools were not too big but as the hotel is nearby the sea, you do not need swimming in the pool. The sea is getting deep soon, no need to swim far away for deep water, that's why it may be a bit dangerous for very little children but it was very nice swimming in such a warm and clean sea.The sunset view was great. There was a long walk way infront of the hotel along the beach. The centre of Fethiye was a bit far if you try to walk, you'd better use vehicle ( just 10 min.), but to be honest we did not need to visit centre oftenly. One day we had a tour to KAs, Kalkan, Patara. We paid just 300 TL in total with a private van ( 7 persons) to Kas. It is 107 km from Fethiye to Kas. There were lots of beautiful places to visit during the tour. Kaputas Beach ws fantastic !!! We liked it very much. Also you may go to Saklikent, Tlos, just half an hour by car , but any another day. Saklikent is a place that must seen, don't hesitate.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Solroed
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We have stayed at Malhun hotel twice. First time we stayed in the annexe behind the hotel and this time we stayed in the main building. The hotel is situated at the “quiet” end of the promenade.
Both at the annexe and at the main building there is a swimming pool. And at the seafront a nice bar with a great view to the sea and a fantastic sunset. The drinks menu is very sparse and cocktails are rather expensive.

Dinners were a wide range of traditional Turkish dishes. And several different dishes daily. Everything well prepared and very delicious.

The rooms are nice and everything was functioning well. Beds and furniture was alright. The beds were made and the rooms were cleaned daily. And every day we got new towels. Free air-conditioning in the rooms. In the main building, sea view from the balcony.

Staff was always very kind and helpful.

In the main building there is a lift. Free Wi-Fi in the main building and also a small internet-café close to the reception. Wi-Fi is working very well at the reception area, but the coverage is rather poor at the restaurant and the floors with the rooms.

This was our sixth trip to Calis beach and we have stayed in three different hotels. And next time we will definitely choose Malhun hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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ne england
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

I can not believe some of the bad write ups this hotel has had. I have stayed in the Malhun on several occasions, and have had nothing but greats stays. The staff are great and can not do enough for you - nothing is too much trouble. the rooms are all newly re decorated and are always kept clean. If you are looking for luxury then this hotel is not on those lines, but a great economy hotel, with most of thew added extras.
The food is typical Turkish fare, but then there are dozens of restraunts around. At the Malhun you can go BB,HB or AI so plenty of choices. The hotel has two nice pools, and a super bar on the promanade to enjoy a drink or meal and even watch a great sunset.
Go soon before tourism spoils a beautiful spot

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Malhun Hotel
Address: Calis Mevki Fethiye Merkez, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Fethiye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Fethiye
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Fethiye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Malhun Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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