Kalkan on Turkey’s gorgeous Turquoise coast is a charming harbourside town packed with historical sites, an enchanting old town and fine beaches. The only problem then is where to stay! An intimate, characterful boutique hotel suits perfectly. Read on for our guide to the Top 3 Best Boutique Hotels in Kalkan, Turkey…
Courtyard Hotel Kalkan
Perfectly located in the heart of Kalkan’s traditional quarter is tucked the Kalkan Courtyard Hotel. It takes its name from its large inner courtyard and is formed of three old stone cottages that have been lovingly renovated and transformed into this beautiful boutique hotel. The property features handcrafted furniture, Ottoman balconies, timber shutters and doors, working marble and stone fireplaces and an original cobbled stone landing. There are just 6 unique and beautifully appointed ensuite guest rooms that overlook the tranquil courtyard and benefit from the historical character as well as all of the contemporary luxuries and comforts of a modern hotel. These achingly stylish rooms really echo the history and heart of these buildings; with cedar wood floors, ceilings, windows and shutters, they are decorated in pale neutral colours with soft fabrics to soften the stone-fireplaces. The marble bathrooms are a treat too, one is even underground!
Spend lazy mornings chilling in the pebble mosaic courtyard, a haven of peace where breakfast is served amidst a colourful riot of flowers. Expect huge plates filled with fruit, cheeses, olives, pastries, jams, honey, yoghurt and more, laid out in front of the sweeping views of the town, bay and islands beyond. In the evening take a drink at the White House terrace bar as the sun sets and then head out to Kalkan’s enticing range of cafes and restaurants which are just moments away. Don’t miss the fabulous pop-up Turkish BBQs held through the summer months too!
The romantic Villa Mahal can be found nestled on a hillside in Kalkan Bay half a mile from the centre of the town. The 13 elegant rooms have balconies or terraces with views across the bay, upgrade to a suite or villa for a private pool. The triangular infinity pool shares those bay views and also leads down to the beach where there’s a private Beach Club with water sports on offer. When you’re feeling peckish, there is a waterfront restaurant and also a bar, breakfast is taken on the rooftop terrace.
Oasis Hotel Kalkan
The boutique Oasis Hotel, which was extensively remodelled in 2012, lies 2 minutes from the centre of Kalkan and a pleasant 5-minute stroll to the harbour front. There are 32 guest rooms and suites, several with sea views; opt for one of the 8 Deluxe Suites that have their own private pool for an extra special stay. Facilities include 2 swimming pools and a Wellness spa with a Turkish bath and treatments rooms. Dine al fresco at the rooftop restaurant and enjoy sea views then head to the chillout bar as sunsets for a relaxed after dinner beverage with more of those sparkling views.
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