Fora Apart Hotel, Datça – ‘Wow’ Views And Spacious Rooms

Sometimes, you just get lucky! Very lucky, for us, on this occasion. A proper wow moment as we stepped out onto the balcony of our little apartment at Fora Apart Hotel in Datça. We'd just had three great nights in springtime Bodrum and made the leisurely ferry journey to our next destination. If … [Read more...]

1207 Boutique Hotel, Kaleiçi – We Splashed Out In Antalya

This year's trip to Antalya for the Runatolia event was a bit different. You know us; we're happy in a small pension. As long as there's a clean bed and a shower, we're good to go. The less spent on accommodation, the more we have for playing out. So, this is how it came to pass that we ended up … [Read more...]

Weekending At Full Moon Camp, Kabak – Life’s Good

Life's little traditions. For my birthday, we always go to Antalya. It's round about the same time as Runatolia so that tradition has happened by default. For Barry's birthday, it's an escape to Kabak. Only a dolmuş ride away but an amazing journey along the mountain road and a true feeling of … [Read more...]

Dantel Pension, Antalya – Cosy Kaleiçi Digs

Clean room? Check. Comfy bed? Check. Decent breakfast? Check. In a good spot? Check. Great for our budget? Check. Yeah, these are all the things we look for when we're booking our digs for any little jaunt we do and Dantel Pension in Antalya's old town, Kaleiçi, ticked all of our boxes. Whenever … [Read more...]

Mooching Around Leytur Hotel, Ovacık – And Glad We Did

Mooching around hotels and other types accommodation; it's one of our favourite pastimes. Over our years in Turkey, we've been able to have a good old nosy around quite a few hotels. Either because we happen to be staying there, or, usually in the case of Fethiye, well, we just go and ask. That … [Read more...]

Tree Houses, Kabak – Views, Food & Relaxation

If you follow this blog a lot, you'll know we're big fans of Kabak Koyu. A place to go and chill out away from the rest of the world. One night away, preferably without internet, and you're ready to rock and roll again with all that life has to throw at you. It's that kind of place. We had friends … [Read more...]

Ağan Pension, Bodrum Centre – Another Little Happy Find

We're starting to get quite a little collection of comfortable, familiar go to places whilst on our travels around Turkey. In Antalya old town, we've got Hotel Twenty (we stayed there again on our last visit), in Kaş we've got Meltem Pension, Istanbul is the exceptional Istanbul Place Apartments and … [Read more...]

Hotel Nena, Sultanahmet – Our Posh Hotel Stay At Not-So-Posh Prices

When we were in Istanbul back in April, you may remember we got to stay in a very swanky apartment overlooking the Bosphorus; an apartment where we felt like we were living in the neighbourhood of Galata for a few days. We also looked around some of the other Istanbul Place Apartments and said we … [Read more...]

Staying At Sultan Camp, Kabak

(Update for 2017: If you want a bit more luxury, Sultan Camp now also has deluxe bungalows with en suite bathrooms. There are also tents for hire if you want to be 'under canvas.') We love staying at Olive Garden, Chakra Beach and Tree Houses in Kabak - but, this time, we thought we'd go to one … [Read more...]

Club Letoonia Fethiye – Our Full Hotel & Resort Review

For many years, we'd walked along Fethiye harbour looking across the bay towards Club & Hotel Letoonia. It's far from an unpleasant sight; traditionally-styled 'bungalows' with terracotta tiled roofs built onto the hillside and surrounded by lush green foliage. In the summer months, the … [Read more...]