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Odile Hotel
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Cirali
Certificate of Excellence
London
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21 reviews
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“my perfect hotel”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This place was such a find. We were completely taken aback by how nice it is. We arrived to find that we had an individual wooden cabin instead of a room. The cabin was newly built (July 2013) and still smelt of fresh wood! There were two bedrooms, a very modern bathroom, a spacious living room with flat screen TV and an equipped kitchenette. the air con was a lifesaver! Outside, there was a shaded balcony with a picnic table for alfresco eating. The cabin looked on to the large pool, with the mountains behind it. The pool was lit up at night which made it look very exotic. At the end of the hotel grounds was a mosque, which made it even more atmospheric.
But the thing that makes this hotel great is the grounds - leafy, green, full of trees and bougainvillea, lovingly tendered by a team of gardeners. There are hammocks and also a few raised cushioned seating areas,H Turkish style.
The beach is just opposite the hotel, so only a short walk - which is enough, frankly, in the heat of the morning! There are loungers on the beach for hotel guests with parasols.
We stayed in july 2013 and the hotel was only half full, which combined with the low key, low rise aspect of the hotel, meant that we never ever felt as if we were on a package holiday competing with lots of other holiday makers. I got the feeling that the hotel had only recently expanded around the second pool - hence the new cabins - so maybe it will take a while to get up to capacity.
Staff were friendly and helpful, phoning up tour operators to help us make enquiries.
Odile provides breakfast (outside by the first pool) but only really has salads available for lunch or dinner so you either have to stock up on provisions or make the 10 minute walk to the restaurants and cafes along the road of cirali. A lot of guests hired bikes to overcome the heat here!
Cirali itself is wonderful - unspoilt, lovely beach, always empty, lots of places to eat, and near to mount Olympos for the ruined city (you can party there too if so inclined). The chimera are the highlight, and there are a few day trips nearby such as the boat trip to Simena and the 'sunken city' or to Phaselis.
It was the perfect week long holiday and I - for the first time ever - am seriously considering going back to Odile as it was so idyllic.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabin around the second pool if you want a quieter location
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Cirali is a beautiful resort next to the Chimera and the ruins of Olympos. We stayed in Hotel Odile for two nights. The original part of the hotel features bungalows around a nice outdoor pool. The views back to the mountains are stunning. We booked on of these bungalows but on arrival were shown the new section of the hotel which is further back from the beach. The new area featured beautiful landscaping and an even more gorgeous pool than the original. The accommodation is in the form of wooden chalets with two bedrooms, small kitchens and top of the range bathrooms. We took one of these rooms instead and did not regret the decision. They are so new they still smelled of pine. We had dinner in the hotel one night and the food was only average. The menu suffered from being overly long and did not have much in the way of local specialties. Hotel service was very efficient and friendly. The hotel is across a quiet road from a turtle beach. Olympos is just over 2km walk along the beach from the hotel. I'd definitely recommend this as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

My friend and I stayed for 4 nights in May. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The single storey buildings are located around the outside of the beautiful gardens and pool area. While the beach is just across the road, it was definitely worth having a pool as it was quite pebbly on the beach. The room was comfortable, with air-conditioning, a fridge and plenty of storage space, and a pleasant patio out the back.

There was a great selection of food for breakfast, including a couple of hot options - the only disappointment was that you had to pay extra for the freshly-squeezed orange juice, and there were no other cold drinks available. Tea and cake/biscuits in the afternoon was a nice touch though.

It's a ten minute walk along the road or beach to the main part of cirali - take a torch as part of it is unlit. We had a great boat trip along the coast, and walked to the ruins of Olympus (walk along the beach towards cirali and carry on going until you get to the end), which are well worth a visit, but wear suitable footwear as its quite overgrown in places. We hired bikes in the village and cycled to the bottom of the path to Chimera - it would have taken a very long time to walk that far.

We booked a private transfer from antalya airport with suntransfers.com, which was stress-free and very efficient. As we were having a few days in Antalya we got the dolmus to the main road (which seemed to run every hour on the hour), which dropped us off at the bus stop for Antalya, from which the buses leave around every 20mins.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

We were planning to visit this hotel next week, reserved a room and paid deposit. Unfortunately, we decided to change the plan, but the hotel refused to pay the deposit back. The policy of the hotel for payment is not written on the website. In addition to that, the man on the phone were realy rude not to pay. This behavior does not suit the Cirali sipirit,hospitality and the people living there. I very well know the hotels in Cirali but never expecting such a situation. You can choose most of the hotels in Cirali safely, but not this one...

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

Clean nice Hotel. Friendly staff. A Little overpriced but compared to the other hotels in Cirali it's totally reasonable. Close to the Beach. The Hotel has a nice Park area and two Swimmingpools. They had no tv's in the rooms and Internet is only available in the reception area.

  • Stayed June 2013
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manchester
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We were 4 late middle aged men on a walking/swimming/eating break. We had booked 2 twin rooms at around £26 per night each. Not a fortune but maybe high end in Cirali. What we got was 2 wooden chalets each with a double and twin room, and each containing a living area,, kitchen and verandah with picnic table. Also a first class shower room with a spacious and powerful shower. All of this in landscaped gardens set around a huge and beautiful pool and the whole surrounded by mountains. Breakfast was a buffet served in an attractive outdoor area next to the original pool. Staff were helpful and pleasant and the hotel is across a very quiet road from the beach where the hotel has its own free loungers.

Room Tip: Rooms round the new pool are excellent
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 June 2013 via mobile

A good spot to stay if you don't want the hussle and bussle of olympos. Room we had was functional and clean. There was No TV and one of the doors didn't lock properly. Breakfast was okay but no cold water and had to pay a high price for a juice. Staff did though cook a late meal for us one night after a night walk to the flames. Nice pool.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Odile Hotel
Address: Cirali Mahallesi Ulupinar Koyu, Cirali, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Mediterranean Coast > Antalya Province > Cirali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Cirali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Odile Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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