This really is a very pleasant hotel; stylish and beautifully decorated. It has plenty of history, style and character with the most stunning gardens. Also the pool area is beautiful and very well kept.
We travelled independently and used this hotel as a base to explore the peninsula. It is very out of the way so a car is pretty much essential. It is also quite difficult to find and, because of a delay at the airport, we arrived at midnight and there were no staff around to check us in, although we were expected. After much searching we were eventually able to get the attention of two members of live-in staff who saved the day - or night in this case. We seriously thought we might have to sleep in the car, so always ring ahead if you're going to be late arriving.
We stayed the first two weeks of September when there were fewer guests around so perfect if you enjoy solitude and peace, but not good if you're looking for an active nightlife. The staff were an absolute delight - charming, helpful and friendly at all times.
The steps to the swimming pool would be difficult for anyone with mobility problems, although there is an easier climb around the back of the hotel, past the staff accommodation block. Overall the grounds would not be easy for anyone with mobility problems.
This hotel lived up to our expectations as a tasteful, stylish and relaxing retreat for our first stay in Turkey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near the ancient city of Knidos on Datca Peninsula just opposite the Greek island of Symi. Personal service, attention to the smallest detail and a customized experience for each guest are a hallmark of the Mansion. Recommended in Conde Nast Traveller’s 20 Top Trips. Welcoming guests seeking privacy, relaxed elegance and pampering, the Mansion is a destination in and of itself for the globe’s most discerning travellers. Built in 1809 as a home for the landed-gentry, the Mansion is a luxury boutique hotel restored in 2004 to its original architectural detail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mehmet Ali Aga Mansion Hotel Datca