If you're looking for a quiet hotel with welcoming hosts and delicious food you could not do better.
Nothing is too much trouble for Astrid and Kamil. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were made to feel like especially honoured and valued guests. Trips were organised with the minimum of fuss and prices agreed in advance. For example I particularly wanted to try a turkish shave (being a bloke!) and while I was at it had my haircut too. Shamefully my Turkish is non-existent but Kamil not only drove me and my son to the barber's but made sure it was understood what we wanted. Breakfasts were (I understand - this was our first trip to Turkey) typically Turkish buffet style with some items different every day.
The large, en-suite room was clean with lovely touches such as flower petals beautifully arranged on towels on the bed when we arrived. A personal note signed by Astrid and Kamil awaited us on arrival. The hot water was hot, the air conditioning worked a treat and our room had its own private balcony with views across the valley and of the hills in the distance.
The location of the hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of Dalyan and has a wonderful swimming pool with toys for the kids to play with and lots of sun loungers around for the adults to snooze, read or sunbathe. Adjacent to the pool is a well stocked bar.
Dalyan itself is on a river and there are innumerable river boats as buses and available for private hire. Of the trips the 12 islands is a must, as is the hire of a boat for the day with your own captain. This sounds very grand but if you're able to share the boat with another family as we did the costs are kept down. Swimming in the sea, discovering underwater caves and swimming in the thermal river sounds odd but was lovely with the water warmer the further down you went. The kids enjoyed seeing the turtles and fishing for crabs. The boat trips themselves are a joy as they wind their way along the river. A trip to the mudbaths is also highly recommended.
Astrid and Kamil clearly worked very hard to make our holiday wonderful. Early starts for them in getting breakfast ready and often staying up late with their guests playing OK, chatting and generally being the perfect hosts. A big thank you to them both. We can't wait to visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With it's Ottoman style wood embroidery architecture, wide swimming pool and building surrounded with colorful bougainvilleas, our Mansion attracts the attentions much more than the other structure and it has been located in a concealed garden having one thousand five hundred Square meters of surface area. Kiddy pool also takes place in the Garden. Our Mansion takes place in a location only a few minutes of walking distance from Dalyan's Central Market and it is located on a main Street away from the crowd and noise. You can read your books with the accompaniment of bird tweets in our wide Garden where peace and tranquality exist and fall into sweet reveries with the snoozings you will have under the shadows of the trees and you can relieve yourself from the tiredness and stres of the whole year... We will have blissfulness to host you our esteemed guests in our hotel's pool bar renewed for you. ... more less
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