Sitting in the captivating hills of Kalkan, with partial sea views that’ll whip your breath away - they really are a holiday treat and a half. This tiny complex consists of four contemporarily designed and furnished villas - two of which are exclusive to the Thomson Group in the UK.
Offering home-from-home comforts, these attractive properties have a modern, whitewashed décor and are well equipped. Classy kitchens have all the mod cons including washing machine and microwave, so you can easily whip up your meals here to enjoy al fresco style on your private terrace. Opening up into a spacious, open plan design, you’ll find a relaxing lounge area with comfy, cream sofas, a fireplace and TV and DVD player.
Continuing through to the elegant dining area, the glass-topped table and cream high-backed chairs sit beside French windows, which is a wonderful spot to sit during the evening as the balmy breeze flutters in. Upstairs, the bedrooms have a cool, calming air with bedside tables and wardrobes, and you’ll find one double en suite and one twin en suite, both stepping out on to large balconies.
Outside by your private pool, there are sun beds to lie out on and parasols if you need a spell in the shade. If you fancy stretching your legs, a delightful selection of shops, bars and restaurants are in the historic town of Kalkan, a leisurely 20 minute walk away. Once a traditional fishing village, this small holiday resort has a local harbour, modern hotels and a good choice of restaurants along the narrow, cobbled streets that lead down to the waterfront.
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Just got back from Kalkan had a brilliant time. The Hotel was better than expected. Make you own mind up about the accommodation. Yes there were a few niggles but so what you make the most of it. There were a few small ants in our bathroom but they didn't bother us and didn't venture outside there. The shower & cubicle had seen better days but it worked and there was plenty of hot water. The room was really private we were in the Hotel part. Good sized balcony and room couldn't complain. The thing we didn't like was there is a notice in the room about the mini bar. Do not use any of your own drink or food and don't put it in the mini bar or they have the right to confiscate it. Firstly the mini bar was empty so you are expected to go to the bar for a drink. sometimes you just want a bit of privacy and sit on your balcony with a drink. We spoke to the rep about this and she said the reason they said this was because they didn't want ants in the room. Hey ho they were already there. The reason they wanted this is so they could charge expensive rates for their drinks. We had a couple of bottles of water on the day we arrived and were charged 4.5lira for each bottle. What a rip off they are only 1 lira in the super markets. The beds were really hard it was like sleeping on a concrete slab glad we only stayed one week
The thing to watch are the hills back to the apartment they are really steep. Taxi's aren't that expensive 15lira at the most. Eating and drinking in resort it brilliant so many to choose from. All in all we had a brill time would definitely go backMore
sharon b, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Ignore all the moaners
I am writing this sat by the pool on our last of 10 days staying in the Samira Deluxe. Having looked at many reviews online before coming, I thought I would break the "moans" down and give my opinion. There were 2 of us staying, both (reasonably) young and we had a fantastic time:
1) The hill. Kalkan is a small harbour town built at the bottom of a mountain, so most of the shops, restaurants and hotels are built into it. The Samira Deluxe is around 3/4 of the way up the hill just the other side of the main road. It takes around 15-20 minutes to walk down, and if you don't fancy the walk back up a taxi is 11.70tl (around £3.50) so hardly breaking the bank. The hill posed no issue all week, there is a footbridge which takes you over the main road, and there is little or no noise from the road.
2) Skewed bills. Every single member of the bar staff work incredibly hard and will bend over backwards to assist you. They are NOT pushy in any way, and having asked the head barman about incorrect bills he said this was 2 years ago and the owner got brand new staff in because of the old bar staff dampening the hotel's reputation.
3) Rooms. Yes they are basic but in 40 degree heat who is going to be sat in their room all day?! We stayed in the hotel so cannot comment on the apartments, our room was cleaned every single day including fresh linen, and had all the things we needed such as towels, tv with lots of channels and plenty of storage for clothes.
Overall we had a fantastic time at the Samira Deluxe and would definitely come back. To people looking to stay here I would definitely recommend igoring people who find the smallest thing to moan about and book your holiday here, we will certainly be Coming back.
Thank you to all the staff, we had a great time.
Matt and Charlotte More
Basic but value for money if you bag at bargain price
A value for money self catering aparthotel - about 15 minutes walk down a steep incline to Kalkan centre. Rooms spacious, basic - shower very small (24" square - seriously!) and to be honest, a bit grubby but if you can turn a blind eye to that given the price it is good value (we paid £115 for the week). We had a ground floor garden room looking out to the pool and mountains - lovely outlook. The pool is a decent size. Although the walk to and from town is kind of hard work on the thighs it is doable and within 15 minutes you have access to local shops including a fab butcher and bakery, worth the extra few minutes walk rather than going to Migros (supermarket) which is souless.More
MonkeyEscapade, United Kingdom
My husband and I stayed at the Samira in August. We booked through Thomas Cook and in store the agent showed us the details for the Samira Exclusive. It wasn't until we got home that we realised the mistake. We did decide to stay with the Samira Resort but after reading some of the reviews I was worried! I needn't have worried as we had a positive experience.
Our room was basic, and I agree the bed is very hard, but it was clean. The shower was cool in the morning, but this is often the case with properties that use solar power to heat the water. It was very powerful too. We were prepared for the bar issue but did not have anything added to our bill at all and the staff were friendly. The breakfast is a traditional Turkish style and I would advise that you get there early as things did run out. The pool area was clean and there were always enough sun loungers. The hotel shuttle drop off location varied as it seemed to depend on who was driving. Some members of staff took us into town and others part the way down the hill. I was expecting the hill to be worse than it was. We walked back every time. In the day we just took it steady and bought an ice cream from the cheap shop with rotisserie chickens outside to keep us going.
Not strictly hotel information but I thought this would be helpful.....
We did several trips but I would recommend booking with a Turkish Agent in town. We saved a lot of money and went on the exact same trip as others from our hotel who had booked with Thomas Cook. We had an amazing day on the Kekova boat trip. It cost us £18 each and our new friends £35! Quite a mark up there!More
HeathKieron, Ludlow, United Kingdom
We wont be returning to this hotel, we understand you get what you pay for, but I dont pay anything for filth!!
Cleanliness is essental in my opinion no matter the star rating, having booked this hotel as a 4 star, then finding out its a 3 star, we were very dissappointed to find the following delights......
1)Ants around the bed, further investigations underneath the bed was horrible, lots of hair, dust, empty water bottles
2)broken table in the room
3)main light not working
4)thick black grime in shower cubicle, and the worst drain smell which leaked into the bedroom, very romantic!!
5)air conditioning unit which sounded like it was going to take off, then depositing black stuff on my pillow every night.
7)Half board menu appauling , dont do it!
Management did sort some of the problems(if you can call siliconing the shower grime over!)
Bar staff friendly but overall I wouldnt recommend this place at all.More
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