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.
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
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.
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!
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.
The Turkish 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…
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.
Gardenia Boutique Hotel is along the seafront road that begins as Süleyman Sandıkçı Sokak and becomes Çakıl Caddesi