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“I am turkish and proud to write about how great this place was run. Dr. Can was awesome in helping us! Tesekkurler ”

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Caretta Apart Hotel
Ranked #14 of 102 Hotels in Fethiye
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Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Fethiye without much of a plan. My wife, two friends and me were standing at the bus stop and my wife decided to see trip advisor reviews. She insisted we stay here because of the great reviews. I called to see about the rates and the Caretta offered a driver to pick us up from the bus stop! Very nice first impression. The rooms were apartments, very clean with a kitchen and plenty of room to lounge. We met Dr. Can and what everyone says its true, the place is wonderful because of him. He told us where to go what to see and even help us obtain a car rental last minute where we were able to explore fethiye, olu deniz and kayakoy to our hearts content. I'm proud of how a fellow turkish has made this wonderful place to host travelers to Turkey. My wife had been everywhere and she even commented that in all her travels she has never come across such service from a place. Cok guzel!!!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The caretta apartments are well known the for helpful and attentive owner Dr Can who takes an interest in his guests and does everything he can to make their stay as interesting and as enjoyable as possible. All this is done without being intrusive at all. . His local knowledge meant that we visited places we would not have known about and made the most of the five days we spent there. we really enjoyed the detailed maps he drew for us!!
Rooms were comfortable and spotlessly clean and breakfast was very good also. Location was close to the sea but little outside of Old Fethiye Town. This was no problem at all as the local bus service is frequent and can be caught just behind the hotel.
We would not hesitate to go back!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

The apartments are spotlessly clean and cleaned every day. They are well laid out and comfortable. If I were to have a criticism it would be the lack of utensils and crockery, although given that it is as cheap to eat out as in, this didn't really matter. The apartment also does food and this was also very good, with a verier menu including English and Turkish food, although we never tried any of the English cooking (why go abroad to eat what you can have at home?)

However the star of the show is the owner, Dr John. One of the most welcoming and thoughtful hosts i have every known. He is also an absolute goldmine of information, everything from what to see to bus times. He enabled us to get about independently and made the trip so much easier.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We have just returned from a three week holiday, staying at the Caretta Apart Hotel. Dr Can was the "host with the most", He goes out of his way to ensure his guests have a wonderful experience. Mary, his wife, is equally friendly and helpful, but we learnt to speak slowly to her to ensure she understood what we were saying as her English, although better than our Turkish, is not as good as Dr Can's. Their son Cem can also speak very good English and he is as committed as his Father in ensuring everyone enjoys the hospitality.
The accommodation is apartments with cooking facilities and white goods. Most have decent sized balconies or patio areas to sit outside and enjoy the sun. Separate bedrooms allow comfort and peace. It depends which apartment guests get depending upon the size of their family. His prices are very good and one definitely gets value for money. There is a decent sized swimming pool and adjacent bar for those who like to get wet!
There has been the odd "hiccup" in one or two apartments, which, bearing in mind the throughput of guests in a season, is to be expected, however if Dr Can or Durhan (the manager) are informed the problem is solved in quick time.
In our case, on this occasion we had an apartment overlooking the bar. We appreciate that people go on holiday to enjoy themselves and we do not have a problem with that, however as two pensioners we did not sleep too well before 04:00 in the morning due to the noise at the bar. We asked if we could change our apartment and were immediately shown two others to choose from. Dr Can told us that his cleaners would move our belongings, however we felt that the two girls had enough to do so we declined this offer. After changing apartments we slept very well for the rest of the holiday.
Calis itself, only a 5 minute stroll from the hotel is a quiet place with some small shops but no large supermarkets etc. Anyone wanting to shop til you drop should visit Fethiye, preferably by water taxi, just for the experience. Or there is the Sunday market in calis, 10 minutes walk from the hotel, where you can buy fresh vegetables, chicken, meat, spices and of course clothing and footwear. Check out the Turkish pancake at the pancake restaurants if you do, various flavours, all very good and cheap.
Anyone considering going to the Caretta we would say that it is definitely not a 5 star hotel, however the friendliness of the owner, his family and staff would surely put a 5 star hotel to shame. We will return next year without doubt and can only thoroughly recommend the Caretta to anyone visiting Calis.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Brian W
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I was delighted by how helpful the owner and his son were. The only negative has to do with location, though this is more a problem of Fethiye then the hotel--there is the beach area (which this hotel is in walking distance of) and then there is the harbor/old town ("old" being a misnomer--it burned to the ground and was rebuilt in the 50s); unfortunately these 2 areas are quite far apart from each other. So, by virtue of being near the beach, it is unfortunately far away from the harbor.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday in this delightful accommodation. We chose it because of the very good reviews on Tripadvisor but our experience far exceeded our expectations.

Our accommodation was spacious and spotless. The apartments are cleaned every day, if you wish. The pool is large and perfectly maintained. There is an indoor restaurant but in the wonderfully warm October days when we were there it was the outdoor bar and restaurant which guests liked to use. Food was inexpensive and most guests did very little self catering. The restaurant is pleasantly shaded. It is set among beautiful flowers and trees growing oranges, tangerines, lemons and limes.

The restaurant forms the central meeting place of the hotel where guests relax and enjoy the kindness and hospitality of the owner Dr Can and his wife Mary and son Cem, who manages the bar. Can and Mary, and their dog Sunny create a friendly, sociable environment in the Bar Restaurant for all guests who wish to join in. They also offer an airport transfer service which is very good value and takes the stress out of 'do it yourself' travel. Can and Mary provide advice for guests who are planning visits to places of interest, trips to local markets or restaurants or perhaps wish to join a sailing boat expedition or visit Rhodes...

The location is scenically very attractive and it offers the usual wide range of restaurants and shops along the long flat promenade at Calis Beach. Two beach deckchairs and an sun umbrella cost £5 per day - even if you only use them for half an hour in the day! - and Calis Beach is stoney and has quite a 'step off' when getting in and out of the sea so we preferred to swim in the pool at our accommodation. At sunset, there are stunning views along the coast, with its many islands. Public transport to Fethiye town by bus or water taxi is regular and very inexpensive. The water taxi is a fun excursion in itself!

If you choose to rest at the pool, a great selection of books is available and a very good menu from which to order throughout the day. This is a holiday which offers a wide range of choices.
Be on your own, mix with other guests, pack in a lot of excursions..... Do nothing!

We visited as an extended family unit and it was perfect for young children, parents and grandparents - a great place to meet-up for a family reunion! Also a safe and sociable choice for a solo traveller. At the end of ten days, we now know that there is a little bit of Turkey where we will always feel 'at home'.

This accommodation is a hidden gem!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We booked 4 nights here because of the reviews and we found that it was as good if not better. I emailed for directions from the otogar and immediately had a reply that we would be picked up. During our stay Dr Can researched hiking info and booked bus tickets for us. It was a delight to talk with him. Our apartment was spacious and well equiped and it was cleaned daily. We loved the location. It was an easy dolmus bus ride into town, however, we could also stay on a lovely beach with lots of good and reasonable restaurants.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Doreen R
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Address: Mustafa Kemal Bulvari No 49 | Calis, Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Fethiye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Fethiye
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fethiye
#4 Family Hotel in Fethiye
Price Range: £29 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Caretta Apart Hotel is located in the centre of Calis Beach, 5 minutes from Fethiye on the beautiful Mediterranean coast. The Caretta Complex offers clean, modern accommodation in a quite location close to all holiday facilities. These apartments are particularly well suited to families. The resort centre is just 500 meters away. Bars, restaurants, shops discos and Calis Beach are within five minutes walk. There are frequent minibuses, as well as a taxi-boat service along the river between Calis to Fethiye in every half an hour during the summer season. ... more   less 
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