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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kalkan, Turkish Mediterranean Coast

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Sarah P
Worcester
1 review
“FAB-ULOUS!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

All eight of us school friends had a fantastic weeks stay in Villa Aslan in Kalkan. The Villa was beautiful, and much larger then we were expecting, the photos really don't do it justice! Laura was very helpful from the moment of first contact, and went out of her way to save us girls arguments over the sunbeds by buying an extra one! Kalkan is a beautiful place with lots to do, we would recommend a boat trip on Zeus (Tracey's husbands boat), the boat has various different stops a few of our highlights were; seeing a turtle when snorkeling in the crystal clear waters , giving ourselves a traditional Turkish mud bath amd a delicious Turkish lunch. Palm Beach Club is a must, with it having a trampoline in the sea (they have a boat service going from the port around every ten minutes)!! The pool at Villa Aslan was great for having a dip to cool off from the heat, and one of our favorite things was having earlier evening drinks in the outside seating area, watching the sun go down. We would all highly recommend Kalkan to anyone and think Villa Aslan is the perfect place to stay when visiting! Hopefully we will be back for our next reunion!

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Liked best: The seating area outside in front of the fantastic views!
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2013
What a wonderful review Sarah and it was a pleasure dealing with you as well. Thank you for stripping all the beds and placing all the washing in one big pile - much appreciated! You will be most welcome to stay in Villa Aslan again!
Laura and Ken
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817andyp
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
“High class villa, friendly people, fantastic food and lovely views across Kalkan”
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed at villa Aslan from 27th July to 9th August 2013.
The villa was immaculately clean and well maintained.
Tracey, the owner's agent in Kalkan, delivers a truly excellent service. She meets and greets guests sorting out any issues that may arise during their stay, as well as being a mind of useful information, sensible tips and recommendations, .
The welcome pack was spot on with everything you might need before you start shopping yourself.
The villa is extremely well equipped, with books, games, cards and binos!
The views from the villa across Kalkan are fantastic. The gazebo in the corner of the terrace was well used form dawn to dusk. The pool, terrace and plants were cleaned and watered daily by Rambo.
We ate at a number of restaurants in Kalkan and never once had a bad meal, but our firm favourite was Chillies.
Canoeing is a must. A truly a great day out!
Another must is hiring a boat for the day. We hired one called Chillout and had a fantastic day. The crew were magnificent and the food they produced was outstanding.
Finally, thank you to Laura and Ken for providing a villa that is perfection. From the moment we booked, the service they provided has been first class. We would highly recommend this villa.

We would love to return and Ken and Laura are wonderful hosts.

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Liked best: The high standard of accommodation and the helpfulness of Tracey the owner's agent in Kalkan.
Liked least: The electric pylon on the other side of the road opposoite the villa.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
16 Aug 2013
Hi Andy and Jane
Wow! What a wonderful review! It is also a pleasure for us dealing with such lovely guests as yourselves and we are so pleased that Villa Aslan delivered and you had a great holiday. Thank you for looking after our Villa as well and we hope to see you back in the future.
Ken and Laura
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Birchington
Reviewed 23 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Ambiance, comfort and privacy
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike about the villa or Kalkan town,but Kalkan is built on a hillside and you might want to check this out.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
24 Jul 2013
Thank you so much for a lovely review and I am so pleased that we were able to contribute to a wonderful holiday in Villa Aslan. It was a pleasure having such lovely guests stay in our villa and we hope to see you again.
Ken and Laura
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Blerke
Birmingham UK
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Our little bit of Heaven”
Reviewed 18 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We stayed at villa Aslan from 22nd June to 5th July 2013.
When we arrived we thought it was fabulous.
It was immaculately clean and well maintained.
Tracy who meets and greets you as well as sorting out any issues you may have, cleaning the villa and advising you with sensible tips and recommendations, delivers a truly excellent service.
There is a great welcome pack with everything you might need before you can start sorting and shopping for yourself.. This includes washing powder, fabric softener and dishwasher tablets.
The villa is extremely well equipped, I took our binoculars and found there already to be a pair!
Towels including beach towels are provided which saves room and weight in your suitcase. You can then pack your suitcase with extra Turkish Delight.
The views from the villa are amazing and we fell in love with the gazebo where we would have an early morning cup of tea or something a little stronger in the evening.
On the first morning we sat on our balcony and enjoyed the colours of the sea and sky….heaven.
The pool is a fabulous way to cool down after a day out or to spend a relaxing day or take an early morning dip. It is a great pool and the cleanest I’ve ever seen.
There is a BBQ and plenty of outside furniture for alfresco dining.
There are some fascinating places to visit, historical and/or breathtakingly beautiful, Saklikent gorge is a must but don’t eat at the restaurant actually situated in the gorge, it was the only poor meal we had all holiday.
We were visited by some lovely cats and found one who wasn’t well so with the help of KAPSA, the local animal charity, took it to the local vet for some antibiotics. We would like to have brought a number of them home but the trouble was the number…..we loved about 6 of them and we thought our own cats would object..
We thought we would work our way through our host’s restaurant recommendations but didn’t get around to all of them and went a little off piste.
We loved Kaya and recommend their trip into the mountains for a village BBQ. We also loved Akin, Rainbow and Bodamya Tepe restaurant in the mountains above Kalkan with wonderful gardens. We loved Sade, Saffron, Seaport and Coast and just wish we had had the time to do more.
For a good value eat in or takeaway try Hunkar Ocakbasi
We would love to return and Ken and Laura are wonderful hosts.

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Liked best: The views and the pool
Liked least: roads
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Jul 2013
What a pleasure to have such a wonderful family stay in Villa Aslan. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for a wonderful write up. Much appreciated and hope to see you again soon.
Ken and Laura
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T11blade
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Villa in Stunning Kalkan”
Reviewed 24 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Our second time staying in Villa Aslan and the second visit was even better than the first.
The villa is located up a hill, 10-15 minutes walk into town or to the harbour. Taxis are very reasonable and readily available if you are not up for the walk back to the villa.

The villa is stunning, with beautiful views over the bay. On arrival we were met by Tracey who gave us information about the villa and said if we needed anything to give her a call. There is a mobile phone in the villa to use for local numbers with numbers for Tracey, taxis, water etc already stored in the phone, very handy. There was also a welcome pack which was very much appreciated and also a full 18 litre container of fresh water on the water cooler.

Villa Aslan is a well designed, modern villa which is spotlessly clean, with comfortable , tasteful modern furniture, a very well equipped kitchen, large comfortable bedrooms each with a lovely modern en-suite bathroom. The outside of the villa is lovely, with a wrap around terrace, a good sized pool and the most comfortable gazebo which provides a welcome seating area out of the sun through the day and is just amazing to sit in in the evening sipping a cool drink overlooking the twinkling lights of Kalkan Bay. I would recommend getting up early, sitting on one of the higher balconies and watching the sun come up over Kalkan, an amazing and calming experience.

Kalkan itself is charming with cobbled streets, lovely shops, restaurants and cafes. There is a vast array of restaurants which offer delicious food, whether sitting on their roof terrace overlooking Kalkan and the bay or dining in the restaurants at the harbour the atmosphere is very relaxing.

Villa Aslan is an excellent villa in a beautiful part of the world and we would highly recommend it. Laura and Ken (the owners) are a delight to communicate with and most helpful when booking Villa Aslan.

Kalkan and Villa Aslan will always hold a special place in our hearts.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
17 Sep 2012
What a pleasure it is having such lovely guests staying in our beautiful Villa Aslan. Thank you for your wonderful review.
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