This was my second trip to Akyaka/Gokova for a kitesurfing/relaxation holiday with my girlfriend. We wanted somewhere a bit more lively than the sleepy boutique B&B we stayed in last year so we selected Riders No. 22 from the reviews.
The place is awesome, a great B&B with a pool, kitchen and best of all a bar with ice cold Efes or Bomonti beer, or as my girlfriend made full use of, the amazing cocktails. Note they do one of the best mohitos! The owners, Senem and Doruk are awesome and always very welcoming and friendly. The staff make this place amazing. The chef is so friendly, the barman too and the waiter/barman/gardener/handyman who arrived a couple of days into our trip was one of my favourites, remembering every morning without me asking for a fresh orange juice and a coffee. Legend!
The hotel is ideally situated in the town, away from the hustle (well as hustled as Akyaka gets!) but close enough to walk to the inner town restaurants and the amazing fish restaurants on the way out of town. It is also so easy to walk to Gokova beach if you are a kitesurfer.
One thing I loved about the hotel was that there were a lot of locals, kitesurfers and holiday makers who stayed at the hotel but also came to eat and drink there in the evening giving it an awesome atmosphere. Everyone chats away and makes friends. It's great.
I could not recommend this place enough. The town is amazing and beautiful. The food fantastic. It is far away from the horrible places such as Marmaris. The wind blows everyday and the people are very friendly. Watch out for the driving skills of the locals though!
I am DEFINITELY going back to Akyaka and I am DEFINITELY going to stay at Riders no. 22 again.
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