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“Great place to relax by the river”

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Happy Caretta Hotel
Ranked #37 of 63 Hotels in Dalyan
Certificate of Excellence
France
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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“Great place to relax by the river”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

After the crowds of Istanbul this pretty place, and especially the wooden deck by the river, was a perfect place to relax. Views of the ancient tombs, restaurants within walking distance, nice welcome, well appointed room (but bath quite small) -- it was all good, if a bit overpriced.

Room Tip: We chose a larger and more expensive room because the 'standard' room was quite pokey.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Lovely B and B right on the river with wonderful view of the lycian tombs opposite . Breakfast and Dinner are in the garden so magical .
I do however think that the cost is a little high and the evening meal price crept up with charges for bottled water .
However - very high standard overall and away from the noice of Dalyan itself

Room Tip: Triple rooms are worth considering as spacious
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Canada
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

The garden is beautiful, with lovely seating areas - absolutely fabulous! Having breakfast and supper right on the banks of the river with the ancient tombs right across the river is magical, and unforgettable. Breakfast is self-serve with great variety and selection; supper is also very good and lovely setting (can be very romantic!). Highly recommend you dine here - great food, great service, amazing ambiance/setting, and good value.

Unfortunately, the rooms are small and spartan, and lack warmth that you find throughout the common area. Rooms are very clean - but the beds are rather hard and uncomfortable. We had two room, as a family of four. Shower in our room didn't have a shower head - so not easy to shower! Shower curtains in our kids room came crashing down, while showering. This place was one of the most expensive places we've stayed in Turkey (better value, if only two travelers) - certainly not the best value, in our opinion - we've had much better with much nicer rooms.

Owners are very friendly and welcoming.

Room Tip: The triple rooms are much more spacious and worth paying extra, as double rooms are quite small.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

we were recommended to stay here from our pension in Sirince which was great- mystic Konak- so were not sure what to expect. We arrived late at night and when we walked into that beautiful garden to the waters edge and saw those tombs right ahead of us- we were thrilled! Sadly we only had one night there but we would definitely return to this lovely family run hotel to enjoy all that dalyan has to offer.

Room Tip: Rooms seem to be much a muchness, crisp white linen and spotlessly clean. They're quite small bu...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

This small hotel is a lovely place with a spectacular garden, incredibly warm and welcoming hosts and a sublime location right on the river opposite ancient tombs. The food is excellent and the temptation to put your feet up, have a drink and enjoy the view is very great. But don't miss taking a boat trip down the river to see Caunos too. I would go back to this place in a heart beat. The rooms are small, and simple but that is totally fine given the lushness of the rest of the property.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

The most beautiful thing about the hotel is the great scene of King Tombs and also food! Don't even try to find somewhere else to eat in Dalyan because you can find the best food in Happy Caretta.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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307 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

This little family run hotel offers a warm welcome, to a relaxed and idilic setting. The location is away from the centre of the resort and sits on the river opposite the rock tomb, with bankside seating. The rooms are simple, basic, but pristinely clean. Meals and drinks can be take in the garden area overlooking the river, or if weather is inclement, in the covered gazebo. The buffet style breakfast is served at the riverside bar and the Proprietors now offer a set evening meal if required. The atmosphere here is very casual, relaxed and informal, making for a wonderfully chilled time. We have stayed here before and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Happy Caretta Hotel
Address: Kaunos Sokak No 28, Dalyan 48840, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Dalyan
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #37 of 63 Hotels in Dalyan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
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