Guestbook

Guest reviews and comments are really important to us; not only do they give us a pat on the back when we get things right - we also pick up suggestions for improving our service when things aren't quite as they should be.

We do listen, and we never rest on our laurels!

We are constantly trying to improve, and our guests' feedback is a vital part of this process. We welcome online reviews - you can add a review for the property you stayed in via the "Guestbook" section on that property's page - and, apart from online reviews, we do have a visitors' book in many of the properties. Lastly we email every one of our guests on their return to the UK, to invite their feedback.

Below is a very brief selection of extracts from visitors' book comments and/or emails we have received. We could easily fill several pages, but this should give you an idea of the comments we have received over the last few years. Copies of the actual guest book entries, emails, online reviews etc, are available for inspection on request.

These people can't all be wrong...

  • This was our sixth visit to Kalkan and as always we fell in love with this pretty coastal town all over again. Undoubtably Villa Falcon boasts a fantastic location with a 5 minute walk down to the restaurants and harbour and is literally just round the corner from a well-stocked supermarket, Carrefour if you want to self-cater.
    Mustafa and his family who manage the villas, gardens and pools live next door and are very warm and friendly. They keep everything clean and tidy and are always on hand should you have any questions. We even booked our boat trip with Mustafa on Falcon which was impressively the biggest cruiser in the harbour, great value for money and definitely a must for a day out, leaving at 10am and returning spot on time to the harbour for the 5pm call to prayer from the harbour mosque.
    Villa Falcon was spacious, comfortable and well-appointed. There are 3 bathrooms (and a downstairs cloakroom) which is great for avoiding queues for the shower for large families or groups. The three bedrooms have plenty of storage space for you when you arrive and unpack and the air-conditioning throughout is a welcome relief after sunbathing.
    The pool is well-maintained and a good size with plenty of sunbeds around with even a toilet and shower and a bar for guests' use.
    We enjoyed our stay so much that we are looking to book again either later this year and/or next year too!
    The Rogers family from Marlow, Buckinghamshire

    — Debbie R, 16 Aug 2017
  • Grania's House, July 14-19 2017: It was a fabulous trip as always, the villa was super and that view it's just spectacular! We can't wait to return in September, it's definitely our second home! It was our 5th time in kalkan and 4th time at your villa, I think that says it all!

    — Rebecca Johnson, 02 Aug 2017
  • We stayed in daybreak for 10 nights from 30 June 17. Had a fantastic holiday. Apartment had everything you could want. Pool was inviting and large and comfortable sunbeds. Booking was easy, arrival arrangements were spot on and we were looked after on the day of leaving. A great service. Would recommend the apartments and kalkan secrets. Thanks for a great time in a great holiday destination.

    — Amanda Britton, 13 Jul 2017
  • Brilliant communication and an effortless holiday!

    — Matt Matson, 11 Jun 2017
  • Your customer support has been very good... I will recommend you and your company to friends and family.

    — Maxeena G, 02 May 2017
  • We stayed at the Nur apartments in August 2015. We were a party of eleven total; four in Daybreak, four in Dusk and three of us in Sunrise.

    The apartments were very clean and well-appointed and during our fortnight the apartments were recleaned and our bed linen and bath/hand towels were replaced. It is worth noting that beach towels are also provided (and changed) during your stay – saving considerably on your luggage allowance. As does the provision of a washing machine, if you were going for a week you could almost get away with hand baggage – toiletries being cheap enough to buy in the supermarket that’s two minutes’ walk away.

    We probably split our eating in and eating out pretty evenly. There are lots of good, and good value restaurants in Kalkan but if you want to self-cater then the apartments are well enough equipped that you can without having to compromise; gas hob, microwave, electric oven and all the utensils you would commonly need. Even the cutlery matched…!

    Although we were eleven, and there were other parties staying at Nur there was never any issue with either sunbeds or space around the pool which is larger than you would expect for ‘just’ apartments. The pool and its surround were always clean and tidy.

    The apartments are about 10-15 minutes uphill from Kalkan old-town and harbour (downhill is much quicker!) and you would probably be best to avoid a midday return uphill, but in the evenings after dinner it was never an issue and we had a seven year old with us…

    The arranged transfers to and from Dalaman airport were painless, and between eleven the cost was very reasonable given it is 75-90 minutes.

    In summary, Kalkan is very pretty, the apartments are value for money, spotless, well-appointed, nicely located, well looked after and have a great pool. We would not hesitate to recommend them to couples, families or indeed larger groups such as ours.

    — Colin S, 10 Sep 2015
  • We had a fantastic week in Kalkan staying at Falcon Villas (Villa Kalkan). Less than 5 minutes walk to the old village centre and harbour, yet in a very peaceful area, we had all that we needed. Plenty space and a well equipped kitchen. Views to die for from the lounge and master bedroom, and nice view from the second bedroom too. Well modernised en-suite shower rooms.

    We ate out mostly but enjoyed breakfast on the terrace with fresh local produce from the nearby supermarket. Pool area well kept and of a decent size, and friendly owner and his family on site to assist if there's anthing you need. We will definitely be back!

    — Carol R, 13 Jun 2015

  • Everything You Will Ever Need in an Apartment!
    We arrived late evening, to be greeted by owner, Fiona, who ensured we knew where everything was and how it worked, particularly the oh-so-essential air-con! Our holiday coincided with a heatwave, so it was good to have air-con in both the bedroom and the living area, as well as a fan for anyone who finds it just a little too icy!
    You have all you need in this apartment for a comfortable self-catering holiday, although admittedly we didn't use the little oven or microwave, just the toaster and kettle, plus the hob to cook breakfast eggs. Why visit Kalkan, with all its fabulous restaurants, and cook your own dinner? The large balcony is perfect for eating that breakfast/lunch, and the smaller rear balcony has a washing machine, which means that not only do you save on luggage weight, but you can bring home a case of clean clothes! For the ladies, I must mention that in the bedroom there is that rare delight - a dreesing table with excellent lighting for applying make-up. I wish other apartments and hotels would take note!
    The pool... It is such a joy to have a huge pool which is shared between so few apartments. Often we had it all to ourselves. In early July it was a lovely temperature to get into to cool off, too. Also, you can have a lazy day by the pool and don't have to wander very far for a spot of lunch, as there are excellent restaurants in the immediate vicinity. When you do walk into town, it's downhill all the way, and will only take about 10 minutes. There are too many excellent restaurants to single any out, really. Suffice to say we didn't have a poor meal in any of the ones we tried. This was our first trip to Kalkan, and it certainly won't be the last as we have fallen in love with it. And Kalkan Secrets is so perfect for us that we've already booked for next July! Can't wait!

    — Juliana G, 20 Aug 2014
  • Best Holiday Ever! Painless journey to the apartment by taxi, arranged by Fiona and Martyn. When we arrived at the Sunrise apartment Fiona was there to greet us and she talked us through the apartment and where the local supermarket was etc.. which was a really nice touch. The apartment was well equipped and very clean and was perfect for us, with a wonderful view of the mountains. The pool and area was immaculate and was maintained everyday and just the right size. Kalkan itself to us was our little bit of paradise, lovely roof top restaurants, great weather and gorgeous places to see. The Lemon Tree is a must on a Sunday evening to see Martyn strut his stuff on his electric guitar with a really good local singer. Fiona and Martyn have got this just right we cannot wait to go back next year. See you in June 2015! Rob and Nicky

    — Nicky R, 15 Aug 2014
  • I've stayed in Kalkan a number of times in the last few years and was lucky to find this accommodation last October. The owners are lovely and very well informed about the area. The apartment was exactly what I needed. It is well looked after and fitted with all I needed for my weeks holiday. It was comfortable and roomy and had all mod cons. It is also very close to town which is ideal. So much so that I have booked a six week stay in an adjoining apartment (same owners) in 2014. Fully recommend it.

    — Vanessa H, 14 Aug 2014
  • Had a wonderful time in these beautiful apartments. Close to just about everything you need, with a large supermarket next door. Hosts are very nice people as is the housekeeper.

    — Amy H, 10 Aug 2014
  • We stayed in 'Sunrise', a first floor apartment within Kalkan Secrets block. The apartment was modern, spacious, clean, well equipped and the owners, Martyn and Fiona, have a hands on approach. They were very helpful and on hand to assist with anything. It proved an excellent base from which to explore and enjoy the many delights Kalkan has to offer. Located within easy walking distance to the myriad of superb restaurants, bars and shops without the need for taxis. There are so many things to see and do. I would, and indeed have already recommended the apartments to family and friends.

    — Jeremy F, 31 Jul 2014
  • Fabulous apartment. Spacious, clean and with everything you need for a great relaxing holiday. Great swimming pool with plenty of sun beds and shady area with table and chairs to relax and take in the friendly atmosphere. Close to amenities, restaurants and local weekly market.

    — Filbert, 06 Sep 2013
  • We had an absolutely fantastic holiday in Kalkan, undoubtedly a unanimous 'best holiday ever' for both myself and Abby!
    The studio was the perfect size for us, and the patio was excellent for our nights in having meals watching the sunset and general relaxing. The cleaner was also great, very speedy, and obviously enormously helpful.
    Kalkan itself was brilliant; the beach was lovely, the shops were amazing, the food was incredible, and the people were so nice. All the beaches we went to (Kalkan, Kaputas and Patara) were stunning and well-kept. Our favourite day was perhaps our trip to Saklikent Gorge and Tlos; river rafting, amazing scenery, great tour guide, great lunch at the trout farm (where I won a free beer by staying 5mins in the freezing pool - painful, but awesome!), and thoroughly enjoyable.
    Obviously this is quite a long email already, but yes - our entire holiday was incredible, and we had an amazing time! We would both love to stay again,and we will definitely refer Kalkan and your apartments to all our friends and family.
    Finally, thank you for being so helpful and informative for us. Everything was made really easy and not stressful at all, which of course always improves holidays tenfold. Thanks again, we look forward to organising another holiday with you in the future!"

    — Adam & Abby, 31 Jul 2012
  • We had the most fantastic time! We loved everything about it. Your apartment was perfect for us, had everything we required & in a great location! Like so many other people we met, we will definitely be returning to Kalkan. I would not hesitate to recommend your lovely apartments to everyone I know!


    — Bev D, 30 Jun 2012
  • The apartments were wonderful, really well-equipped and superbly situated... absolutely brill time and hopefully we will return!

    — Brian B, 10 Oct 2011
  • We had a wonderful holiday and absolutely loved the apartment. I'd forgotten how lovely Kalkan was and my family all thought it was fantastic, my Mum said it was one of her best holidays so that was a success!
    The apartment was great and perfect for us, the pool was fantastic too. Unfortunately we forgot to write in the visitors book which was a shame - we remembered in the taxi on the way to the airport, too late!
    Thank you so much for all of your help in booking our trip. I will definitely be going back at some point in the future and will get in touch with you then to hopefully book one of your apartments again."

    — Hannah A, 15 Jul 2011
  • We really can't thank you enough for providing us not only with such a lovely place to stay but also your kind advice during the booking process. Your list of restaurants were particularly handy and spot on. The transfer company were very good and efficient - the cold water they provided when we landed was a nice touch. We were very happy with the studio flat. It had everything we needed and was perfect for our stay, you had thought of everything to ensure our stay was most pleasant.

    — Kelly B, 12 Jul 2011
  • We had a wonderful time at your apartment in Kalkan, thank you. It was our first visit to Turkey, and I have no doubt that we chose a great resort which was matched by the quality of accomodation. The apartment was immaculate and the cleaning service was excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and it is somewhere we would happily return to in the future.

    — Tim C, 12 Jun 2011
  • We would just like to say a huge 'Thank You' for giving us the opportunity to stay in your apartments. They really did have everything we could have possibly hoped for and more. So spacious and well equipped. We felt you had thought of everything the apartment could want. We were very impressed.
    We pretty much had the pool to ourselves all week, which was a real treat and one we have not experienced before. We had such an action packed week. We swam at Kalkan, Kaputas (gorgeous) and Patara. We did a boat trip to Kekova, a canoe trip to Patara with a mud bath highlight which was fantastic - some people said this mud bath was much better that than Oludeniz which was more like muddy water. This one was like flopping into thick custard :-) We also swam in the river.
    Kalkan itself - fantastic! Olive Garden restaurant and many of the suggested restaurants were also fantastic - loved the magician at Kaya :o). Excellent service and fab food. Kalkan is unspoilt, I guess it is a matter of hoping it stays that way.
    Thank you once again for all you pre-holiday help and the holiday really was fantastic. I will be recommending you to family and friends.
    Kind regards, Kairen"

    — Kairen, 06 Aug 2009

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