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Patara Delfin Hotel
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Patara
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Staying at the Delfin was just perfect, especially since we felt at home right from the beginning...we had planned to stay for a couple days but in fact we stayed for the whole week !Even though the owner, Mustafa, has years of experience with visitors, he kept this ability to welcome you as if you were his first guests...eager to share his love of the area and make you feel happy ! the room was tip top clean every day and there is this family feel that is so nice and rare to find nowadays in hotel business. I travelled 20 years ago in the Mediterranean countries and I felt this same hospitality in the Delfin...just great !
So why did I put the BUT ??? for 2 reasons: the breakfast was great but with some fresh fruit juice, especially since it is the orange production area, it would have been even better. And nothing to do with the hotel, but being so close to the sea we would have expected more variety of sea food and were disappointed with the fact that in most restaurants in Patara they were serving the same type of fish over and over, so if you stay a week it gets annoying, especially if you are a sea food lover !

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

As many other visitors have mentioned, this is truly a wonderful place to relax! All the staff at Delfin are helpful and are willing to help you have a good time...even bringing your gin and tonics to your sun loungers!
The breakfast was wonderful, made even better by the three cats who kept us entertained with their antics!
The shuttle service from the beach was valuable when we had tired ourselves out doing too much relaxing in the sun and testing out a few bottles of Effes!!
The boat trip organised by Mustafa was fabulous and we would highly recommend it.
Nothing was too much trouble for Mustafa and his team, and they all worked very hard to make our stay so enjoyable.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have a fridge. Rooms overlooking the pool and the sea definately have a better view.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Not sure that I can add anything to the previous reviews other to confirm that the Patara Delfin really is a lovely little hotel with great facilities and staff and we had a great week there.
We had arranged for a transfer from the airport. Unfortunately our flight ended up arriving over an hour late but Mustafa's son was still there waiting for us and because we arrived so late we weren't able to go out for something to eat but Tunahan sorted out some sandwiches for us, which we definitely appreciated! At breakfast the next morning we were warmly greeted by Mustafa and had lots of nice chats with him over the week. I am still missing the breakfast! It was brilliant, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and melon, cheese and olives, fresh bread and the best fig jam (homemade) I've ever tasted! The service is also excellent. It was barbecue night the first night we were there. It's amazingly good value, for 30 TL you have amazing meze dishes to start then meat or vegetables and then baklava and ice cream. It was also a good way of getting to know the other guests.
The hotel itself is very clean and comfortable and the rooms have air-con, although some of the fixtures and fittings are showing a bit of wear and tear. Our balcony overlooked the garden, which was really nice. The pool is great too and tea and cake at 5pm was also something we really enjoyed!
I had a great time here and would highly recommend it to anyone, hopefully it won't be too long before we return.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nic7510
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The 3rd time I had visited in 6 years - I was greeted like an old friend by Mustafa who squeezed me in as I landed there unexpectedly and during the Turkish holidays. This place just keeps getting better and better. I went with the intention of spending a couple of days there and ended up staying 10 days.
Everything was perfect here for me-the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff, the lovely breakfast, the boat trip, the pool, the once a week dinners/bbq, the rooms, the fact that they wash your clothes for free, the environment, the chats with Gurkhan, the view, the tea and cakes every night. I honestly cannot think of one negative thing to say about this place.
I would recommend this place without hesitation.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

After reading all the amazing reviews on Trip Advisor I wondered if the hotel could possibly meet, or even exceed what I had read... it did.

We were picked up from the airport, even though our flight was an hour and a half late. The driver was fantastic, safe and clearly knew the roads very well. The car was lovely, air conned and modern.

The rooms are basic, clean and perfect. They are cleaned every morning and kept ship shape. We took two rooms, one at the front and one with a side balcony, both were ideal, and if you can get one with a balcony, the view at the front is lovely.

Breakfast was on the patio, and was delicious; fresh fruit, breads and home made jams and honey. It was a lovely chance to chat with other guests and the hosts and their team.

Whilst you are there you can either spend your time at the beautiful beach or the pool. We spent one day at the beach (about 10 mins away), using the hotels free taxi service to get there. It is stunning and has beautiful, clean water to swim in. You can also rent umbrellas and have lunch there. The ruins are also well worth a trip in their own right, we walked back one morning after Mustafa dropped us down there, and then had breakfast when we got back. The amphitheatre is brilliant. The other days we spent by the wonderful pool which is clean, and is the perfect place to spend a day or two! We also went on the boat trip which was FANTASTIC.... I would highly recommend it, the lunch was delicious and the tour was exceptional. Kalkan is a short distance away, and whilst it was nice to visit, we were much more taken with Patara.

Patara is small, but relaxed, calm and great to stroll around in the evening. If the hotel put on a BBQ whilst you are there, then make sure you attend as they are amazing. Tunahan, Gurkan and Mustafa are very attentive hosts who go out of their way to help and assist you. They provided us with a fantastic family holiday and I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone. (If you are thinking of staying in Kalkan, stay here instead!)

Room Tip: We had a room with a balcony on the front and a room on the side, also with a balcony. Both were gre...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We have been to Patara several times before and stayed at the Delfin when we were there four years ago. It's always a little daunting to see if the stay would be as good as you previously remembered, but we needn't have worried - if anything, it was even better.
We were picked up at Dalaman Airport and transferred to the hotel in quick time to be greeted like returning friends - Tunahan and Mustafa both were on hand to welcome us and make sure our bags were taken to our room (one of the family apartments).
Within ten minutes of arriving, the kids were in the pool and it seemed they were rarely out for the 10 days of our stay.
The rooms are comfortable, clean and are a great value-for-money base for a holiday in Patara (I won't wax lyrical about Patara, as this is about the hotel). As I have seen other reviewers mention, the air conditioning in each room was essential given temperatures which pushed into the low 40's (end of July). A great addition since our last stay is the bar around the pool area - which provides a good focal point for a relaxed drink and socialising at any time of the day.
The breakfast is good - a mixture of fresh fruit, bread, honey, eggs (cooked to order), home cooked marmalades and jams, coffee and fruit juice.
The Wednesday barbecue was fantastic - a huge selection of mezes in a buffet and then a choice of either chicken or swordfish, both of which were expertly cooked by owner Mustafa.
We also took advantage of the fact that Mustafa's brother runs St Nicholas Travel and went on the quad biking trip and the trip to Kekova (we had done the Xanthos, canoeing, Tlos and Saklikent trips on previous visits) - all we had to do was walk down the steps and across the road where pick ups were organised.
If you are looking for a relaxing and affordable holiday, then you ought to consider the Delfin as your hotel in Patara - the team really work hard to help you take advantage of all the area offers.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We had a great time at the Delphin. Mustafa and his team really look after you and are always friendly and helpful. The boat trip to the sunken city was one of the best days out we have ever had. We all loved the pool and the 5 o'clock afternoon tea on the terrace.

Patara is a very laid back and small village with a selection of small restaurants and a few bars that are all pretty good value.

The beach is stunning and the short trip to see the sunset across the dunes is well worth it. Would definitely go back.

The rooms are basic but all have comfortable beds with mosquito nets (although there weren't many mozzies anyway) and aircon. Rooms are cleaned daily.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Patara Center, Patara 07965, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Patara
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Patara
Price Range: £24 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Patara Delfin Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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