Twelve months ago I wrote that I couldn't imagine not returning to the escape (Efes in hand!). Well, sure enough, I recently found myself lounging away the days in this glorious retreat. It is as if time has stood still, with Chris and Susan continuing to offer their guests their (and my) vision of the perfect holiday. The property is still beautiful, the views are still stunning, the food is still sublime ..... I could go on. It is rare that I return to the same accommodation, but for as long as Chris and Susan have the escape I will be adding it to my annual holiday quota. After all, everyone needs to escape once in a while.
From the moment you arrive and every moment after you are treated like treasured friends. The setting is lovely. The adult only and small number of rooms create an intimate ambiance.
I cannot offer enough praise for the meals. Susan is a superb creative cook.
It is well located to visit Dalyan ruins and river trips to see the turtles. Susan gives excellent maps to whoever you want to go. Chris will chauffeur you down to Gocek should desire to go for dinner and the evening.
They are interesting and lovely to spend time just conversing.
The pool is just right and you can easily just relax there on and on.
The entire experience we as wonderfully relaxing and stimulating at the same time. Just perfect.
Bravo Chris and Susan your place and service are spot on
The Escape is just that... an amazing place just far enough away from civilisation to allow the perfect relaxing break. Susan and Chris are brilliant hosts who were attentive to our every need. Susan laid out the best breakfast and cooked the very best poached eggs ;) The mezze’s with fresh bread, locally grown fruit, veg and herbs were mouthwatering, and the 3 course dinner she cooked on our last night was awesome.
We stayed in the Ruby suite and the rooms were spotless, the bathrooms clean and spacious, balconies in both rooms and beautiful views out into the surrounding landscape. Chris and Susan offered to take us into town and back again at any time each night using our hire car, which saved us the hassle of taxis and was greatly appreciated. They were great company and it’s just a shame we couldn’t stay longer!
So in short, landscape, accommodation, pool, hospitality and food were all A* and we hope to return in the future!
Alan + Kellie
We had a marvellous stay at The Escape last year and our stay this year was just as fabulous. Susan and Chris are so welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for them. We stayed in the Turquoise room once again and can't recommend it too highly. The bed is the most comfortable of anywhere we have stayed and the view from the room over the beautiful hills towards Gocek is stunning. We had some wonderful swims in the pool and uber relaxing days on the sunbeds. As the hotel is tucked away in the hills, it is so peaceful - a real getaway. Our favourite hotel and we will be back!
We have just returned from a two week stay at "The Escape " which was our second visit in less than twelve months.
This alone must be indicative of our wholehearted endorsement of the venue & the Proprietors,
Susan & Chris !
Set in spectacular scenery of South West Turkey, The Escape is aptly named for it is just that !
Here in the secluded setting you can in fact escape from everything, helped in your task by the owners who cannot do enough to make your stay comfortable.Accommodation is to the highest standard & kept in a spotless condition by Susan & Chris & their staff.
Despite its seclusion it is within easy reach of Gocek, Fethiye & Dalyan & some of the most beautiful & safe beaches in the whole of Turkey.
We now consider Susan & Chris amongst our personal friends, a feeling which we feel is reciprocated. We have already booked for 2015 ! Need we say more, apart from a Big Thank You !
Shangri La 1) an imaginary paradise on earth, especially a remote and exotic utopia.2)a faraway haven or hideaway of idyllic beauty and tranquility. This is a perfect description of The Escape , we have just returned from a wonderful holiday at this beautiful place , 5 star luxury hosted by our fabulous hosts Chris and Susan who made us feel as though we had known them for ever and hopefully we will , We have never felt so at home away from home . Most of the other guests were returnees and all of the same opinion ,the standard of the accommodation is second to no other,the rooms are all beautiful with a different colour scheme in each room with matching pots and bowls even the tea cups are all in keeping with the colour scheme . Chris and Susan work very hard and yet always manage a very graceful appearance , and always maintain a very relaxed atmosphere . Thank you to you both for making our first holiday in Turkey one that we will always remember , and one that has left us with a longing to return .
Just returned from another wonderful stay at The Escape. It was our 3rd visit and again everything was perfect. It is a real home from home and Chris and Susan make it feel like you are staying with friends. The service is so personal and it feels more like your own private villa than a hotel. The only disappointment is our schedule is so hectic we are not sure if we can squeeze in another stay before end of October! Nevertheless we will definitely be back soon.
Many thanks to Chris and Susan for making our holiday so relaxing.