I have not heard of Patara before or done much research, since it was a last minute spontaneous holiday for us- for that reason I was not sure what to expect at all and this review will be written accordingly and should be helpful for people like me to make an informed decision, as I think most of these reviews focus on Kazims hospitality only :)
We chose this pension mainly because of the good reviews of the food of Kazims wife and as we got there, he told us that she is actually not there but on holiday because she is pregnant. Therefor we were quite disappointed as she was the main reason for us going there; nevertheless the food was very good; however for our standards portions were quite small and since we stayed for a few nights, it was a bit repetitive, having the same salad every day...also there was quite a lot of deep fried food as well; despite this everything tasted really lovely and it was very good quality food for dinner as well as breakfast; would have been nice to have some different starters though (e.g. Meze) and desserts were very small too; we ate in 2 other restaurants while we were there in Patara and Kazims food was way better;
the room itself was very basic and quite small; the bed was very hard and not that comfortable if I am completely honest; the balcony was small too and there was no furniture on it to sit outside for example; the doors were very thin so you can hear everything from the other rooms, from the bathroom and from the outside (traffic, roosters, praying, etc). the free WIFI and Aircon were a big plus!!
Also the terrace for BF and dinner was very comfortable and cosy; everthing was very clean too;
the pension is right next to the centre of Patara, but there is not much going on in the village; it is about 30 min walk to the beach, but as mentioned in other reviews, there is a tractor service;
I have to agree with other reviews, Kazim is great with organisation and help! he took a lot of preparation and stress away from us, by giving us tips what to do when and by calling people and organising EVERYTHING! without his help our holiday would have been a lot less relaxing!!
So all in all for what he is working with he has done a great job and for the price you pay you cannot expect or ask for anything more; they are friendly, welcoming, hard working and great hosts!!! A lot of people could learn from them!!!
So if you are not expecting luxury and you are not picky but you are looking for a relaxing nice time, in a not touristy place this is a great choice!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akay pension is run by Kazim and his family, close to the village center and a few minutes from Patara Beach. Our place: a warm welcome awaits you. Here you will find a family and friendly atmosphere. Clean and comfortable facilities. Experience some of the best home-made Turkish cooking. Just come, see and stay! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Akay Pension Hotel Patara
- Akay Hotel Patara