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All reviews turkey our week long stay stone built hotel grounds various levels huge room private access steep drive overlooking the sea kept spotlessly clean bus service sea turtles fantastic views large pool beautiful kas breakfast was delicious town
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic little hotel with real value for money with current exchange rates.

The hotel is set in beautiful, peaceful gardens with one of the best views across miles of ocean, back towards Kas as well as the nearby Greek island of Kastellorizo.

We had a room with a lovely sea view just over the pool area. The room was fine but bathroom was a little tired. Aircon was good and it was kept spotlessly clean throughout our week long stay.

The restaurant staff were the best we have ever had. They took time to get to know us and helped with information about the local area. Cermal, Levan (გმადლობთ), Mustafa and Onur and all the waiting staff couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. If you wanted your lunch on your sunbed, or a drink by the pool then it would be delivered with a smile!

The food was excellent and such good value. We had lunch and dinner plus drinks throughout the day for around £20 a head per day! The evening setting of the restaurant overlooking a moonlight ocean was a real treat!

There were plenty of sunbeds around the pool, down by the sea or little shaded daybeds in various locations. We never had to reserve a bed as even when the hotel was full there was still plenty of room. There isn't a sandy beach but there is direct and private access to the sea via a ladder or you can jump or dive from the platform. Snorkeling is great from this point and you are sheltered from the waves by the curved shape of the 'beach' area. This isn't ideal for younger non-swimmers but perfect for us. There is a small beach bar meaning you can order drinks throughout the day without having to carry cash.

The peace and quiet was a winner for us. Not a road or sound of road from anywhere in the hotel grounds.

The hotel is set about 10 minutes Dolmus ride from Kas and only costs 3TL (50p) per person each way. These run regularly from the top of the steep drive to Kas.

A visit to the nearby Greek island is a must as it's one of the most beautiful places we've visited with resident turtles swimming in the harbour. A day trip on one of the gulets to Kekova Islands is also a must and very cheap.

So what are the downsides?

The rooms could do with some basic written information about what to do, where to go, buses to Kas etc.

The reception area doesn't feel part of the hotel and on arrival is hard to find meaning you have to lug suitcases down several flights if stairs before you find it.

The bar prices for cocktails and spirits are high compared to the price of food.

Would we visit again? Yes... definately and soon we hope!

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank G4151FNdougc
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Low quality, hotel is not as expected, it was very good in the past but unfortunately lost its quality in the last 5 years. Too expensive with current performance. They are trying to perform as a bigger hotel, not a small boutique hotel, with no experience an vision. Boutique hotels and larger enterprises are performing in a different way. But if you try to manage a larger hotel with no vision and no energy then you will face with such bad results.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank ddogruel
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Where to begin...! After spending a few days in Gocek and Patara to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary we made a spur of the moment decision to visit Kas. After some brief research using only our phones we settled on Villa Tamara and my god we're so glad we did.

The hotel is visually stunning, more like a large country house, golden stone arranged around a central courtyard. The reception area is a cosy, book filled/ sun-filled office, a welcome change from a stark uninviting reception desk.

When we arrived we were welcomed so warmly whilst simultaneously taking in the sheer beauty of our surroundings that we almost had to refrain from pinching ourselves.

Facilities include a large pool with ample sunbeds and shade, lush gardens and seating areas abundant with olive, pomegranate, lemon and orange trees. An incredible decked area overlooking the sea with huge loungers, shade and direct access to the sea, lunch can be taken there, in fact breakfast, lunch and dinner can be taken anywhere you desire at no extra cost. In fact nothing was too much trouble for any members of the staff.

Breakfast was delicious and ample, fresh fruit/vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, bread, coffee etc. The evening menu is well-thought out and priced and we ate a excellent meal there.

Our huge room overlooked the sea and was complete with balcony,a large bathroom, table and chairs, small fridge, toiletries, hairdryer etc.

The hotels and villas in this area, just outside Kas town, are serviced by a punctual bus service that stops right outside twice hourly and costs about £1. There is a steep hill up from the hotel to the road but not especially difficult, we're mid-50s and not especially fit and it wasn't a problem.

The above review doesn't come close to giving this extraordinary place justice, we had an exceptional stay that we will never forget, possibly topped the original honeymoon!

Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Brighton_12
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The hotel itself is very nicely built, relaxing atmosphere. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food was delicious but not a lot to choose from. Pool is clean and quiet. The ladder which you need to use to get in and out of the water from the sea needs cleaning as it was full of algae and very slippery. Breakfast and lunch is invaded by wasps. The room doesn't have insect netting on windows so be prepared for mosquitoes. The a/c unit was very mouldy so we did not use it. If the little things get fixed we would return, otherwise not again.

Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 533tansut
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward coming to Villa Tamara and beautiful Kas, to rest for few days after traveling around Turkey.
First impression: a grand stone built hotel and we said: wow! Reception was hard to find in the building and a woman saw us and started to yell for somebody to direct us or we thought, welcome us? Three level of stairs down we were in reception. We were taken after that three levels of stairs up to be given a dark little room on the side of the hotel ( we made reservation for a suite with sea view). After we suggested that it was a mistake, we were taken two levels of stairs up to another building, more stairs down and we were there. Spectacular sea view room with unimaginative decor and old, old furniture.
The pool and sea access were very nice. They have a bar and restaurant which is fine as you are a long way from downtown Kas. They charged for drinking water in the room which we found to be very "ungenerous". Overall wouldn't recommend.

Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank EmaSaloma
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