Kaş: How We Came To Stay Overnight In A Seafront Boutique Hotel

And so it came to pass that Barry and Julia found themselves with the opportunity to stay in a seafront room of Gardenia Boutique Hotel  in Kaş. We do love Kaş! But you know us; we’ll grab a hostel or pension wherever we go. As long as it’s got a clean bed to sleep in, we’re happy. So how did this situation come about?

A ridiculously kind gift from someone we have never even met is how it came about. Once again, this blog and the lovely people we come into contact with as a result of it has just blown us away!

A reader had sent us a couple of private messages on our Facebook page about their upcoming tour of Turkey. A couple of replies back and forth and we never thought any more about it. And then one day she sent us a sad message to say they’d had to cancel the trip.

Gardenia Boutique Hotel, Kaş, Turkey

Gardenia Boutique Hotel, Kaş

They’d cancelled all their previously booked accommodation – but one hotel, the Gardenia Boutique Hotel in Kaş, has a no refund policy on deposits. “Well can I change the names on the booking,” our reader asked the hotel. They very kindly agreed to this…and then our reader messaged us and said she wanted us to take their place!! “What? Wow, thanks…” and whatever other thank yous we wrote. Complete shock…and so it came to pass that on Tuesday, Barry and Julia found themselves staying overnight in a boutique hotel in Kaş…

Gardenia Boutique Hotel, Kaş

Sea Views From Gardenia Boutique Hotel, Kaş

View through our window

We were shown to our room – a room with a view, we think you’ll agree. That’s the Greek island of Meis you can see on the horizon there. Quite what the hotel staff thought of us with our trainers and little rucksack, we’re not sure, but who cares? I’m sure they spotted the big grins on our faces, too, when we saw the view. Here was a couple, easily pleased at the best of times, faced with some of their favourite Kaş views.

Meis Island From Kaş

Early morning view of Meis

An early morning wake up and I couldn’t resist clambering out of the huge bed, comfortable as it was, to take a peek through the curtains at the view. The sun was just rising and highlighting Meis in the distance. The type of morning view that reminds you life is good!

Kaş Views From Hotel Gardenia

Kaş Views From Our Balcony

A look to my left from the balcony and equally breathe-it-all-in views. I took far too many photos, as usual, and some will have to be deleted but you can understand why. These views of Kaş are the avid photo-snapper’s dream! Breakfast time, and we’d already had a sneak peek the day before at the breakfast area. We were looking forward to this one.

Turkish Breakfast, Gardenia Hotel, Kaş

Just a small selection of the breakfast offerings

Breakfast was a self service buffet. Five different cheeses, three cold meats, olives, tomatoes, eggs…and then there was a whole range of cereals, jams, fresh fruits, fruit juices, teas of various flavours and coffee. We took what we wanted and went to sit down to eat. We ate here…

Breakfast Terrace, Gardenia Hotel, Kaş, Turkey

View of Meis from the breakfast terrace

After a cold snap in Fethiye, we had arrived to a hot and sunny Kaş and breakfast time temperatures were perfect. And we needed to make the most of our last hour or so at this hotel…we just had to get a brew and sit in those two chairs for a while, admiring the view!

So once again, a huge thank you to the reader who made this possible. We definitely made the most of it! And we were feeling very chilled in Kaş; so chilled that, on a whim, we decided to stay on for another night. No, no, not in a boutique hotel. It was back to more familiar surroundings for us and we’ll tell you all about that in our next post about the lovely Meltem Pension In Kaş.

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  1. wow.. nice article! im planning to go to Turkey and wish i could have those kinds of readers too :))

  2. With lovely views like that, I would never want to leave! 🙂

  3. @ grasya: You never know, there could always be one who will pop up when you least expect it! 🙂

    @ Joy: The views of Kaş were fab, we have to say. We love the town and didn’t want to leave – that’s why we stayed an extra night. 😉

  4. Anne Mackle says

    Lovely views. I really want a sea view for my next holiday.I loved Kayakoy but I do like a sea IDE.

  5. @ Anne Mackle: We’re the same. Love to be by the sea. When we were in the east, we were always happy when we could see Lake Van as it resembles the sea, it’s so big. 🙂

  6. Jammy beggars. I wish I had readers like that 🙂

  7. @ Jack Scott: Yeah, it was a surprise for us, too. Couldn’t have missed the opportunity! So kind. 🙂

  8. Wow – what great readers.

  9. SCORE!!!!!

  10. Love the view and the breakfast of course. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  11. What a generous and thoughtful thing to do. 🙂 Your kindness in helping them out was well-rewarded. So glad you got to have such a lovely escape. 🙂

  12. @ BacktoBodrum: Very kind wasn’t it. we couldn’t believe it. 🙂

    @ Mark: Yes! 🙂

  13. @ April: The views over Kaş were just fab. Turkish breakfast, you can’t go wrong with that really, can you? 🙂

    @ Rambling Tart: Yes, we couldn’t believe it! And Kaş is always a lovely escape. 🙂

  14. That view in Kas is wonderful. We loved the view we had in Fethiye of the beautiful harbour. Lucky you 🙂

  15. Maureen McNeill says

    We visited Turkey for the first time last year in June and fell in love with it we can’t wait to return so I follow you with great interest this particular write up has been of great interest I think Kas will be our next visit thank you so much

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