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 below for the property you stayed at. 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 online reviews, 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...

  • We stayed at the Sunrise at the Nur Apartments in Kalkan for 10 days. The apartments are beautifully kept, clean & tidy with a wonderful location. The swimming pool was a really good size, with plenty of sun loungers. The managing agent, Fiona, was really helpful, particularly at this difficult time with Covid. We shall certainly be returning.

    — Deborah Ferguson, 07 Oct 2021
  • We stayed at Mar Azul- Sole Apartment for 15 days. It was fabulous! The property is very clean and well-furnished. There was everything we needed as a family (kitchen utensils, sheets, towels, etc)- on one occasion, we needed Turkish tea pots (as I am Turkish), and, Sahra kindly provided that without me having to request! The location was great as well- the public beach, marina and great restaurants are just 10 min walk from the apartment. Lastly, the whole booking process was prompt, smooth and responsive. We cannot thank you enough!

    — Beril Karaoglan-Katz, 04 Aug 2021
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding this year and for helping to arrange a well earned holiday in your fantastic Nur Aprtments - Daybreak.
    It was as hoped, fantastic, spotlessly clean and modern apartment, great location and outstanding pool area.
    The Daybreak was fantastic with the double balcony so guaranteed sun/shade as required.
    Again we cannot thank you enough for all your help this year and wish you the best for the future.
    We’re torn between telling everyone about the amazing Nur Apartments or keeping it a secret!?
    We will definitely be back, thanks.

    — Dennis Towers, 25 Sep 2020
  • Hi Fiona,

    I just want to thank you so much for arranging such a fabulous holiday for us.

    We stayed in the Sunrise apartment at the Nur apartment complex. The apartment was spacious, modern and clean with a good sized balcony to spend the morning eating breakfast or the evening having our first drinks before heading out into the town. The apartment is perfectly situated, just a short (downhill) stroll into the town.

    As we stayed for 10 days we received a mid-way clean, where the cleaner was so accommodating and left it looking spotlessly clean.

    Thank you so much for everything and we hope to rebook with you next year!

    Emma and Bekki

    — Emma Gristwood, 24 Aug 2020
  • Thank you for all your help in arranging our wonderful holiday in Kalkan. We had to change dates, because of the pandemic, but all the changes were handled smoothly, for which we are grateful. Transfers from Dalaman to the villa were arranged with Kalkan Sun Travel - also excellent. Our family party of 9 stayed at Villa Lumineux on the Komurluk side of Kalkan. This was a great choice as we are sun worshippers, and facing west enabled us to enjoy every last ray of the sun as it finally disappeared behind the hills over the bay. Villa Lumineux lived up to our expectations: a beautiful, light, airy, spacious villa with loads of room for all the family; a fabulous infinity pool; uninterrupted views over the bay - and very close to the Zest Beach Club which we also loved. Arif, the owner, was very welcoming, and supplied us with a generous 'welcome pack'.

    We would happily book with Kalkan Secrets again - and book the same villa if we were travelling with a large party. I would mention that the villa pool would not be suitable for young children as it is quite deep - but of course this was perfect for us!

    Thank you, Fiona, for all your help.

    — Rita Haxton, 20 Aug 2020
  • Hi Fiona Thank you for organising our stay at Villa Falcon and for providing such comprehensive information and guidance throughout. The villa was perfectly located for the old town and harbour, although one of our party has visual issues, which were exacerbated by the steep slopes etc where the villa is situated. The way that the accommodation is structured meant that we were unaware of other holiday-makers. The owner was on hand for any queries and had left us 'basics', which were appreciated as our arrival was very late. The generous pool looked great was kept extremely clean, although we didn't use it... we had such a good week on our first trip to Kalkan and certainly Fiona was as informative as she could possibly have been. We hired a car but next time will take a taxi transfer as we didn't use the car and short-term car hire is very easy to arrange in the town.

    — Penelope van Duffelen, 29 Sep 2019
  • Recently returned from a wonderful week in Kalkan. Blueberry 3 apartment exceeded all expectations, superbly appointed, spacious and spotlessly clean with a wonderful view.
    Thank you Fiona, Kalkan Secrets for your recommendation, can’t wait to return next year.

    — Bonnie, 28 Sep 2019
  • I echo the comments made about Villa Bora. Location was ideal for us as we did not want to have to get taxi's back and forth. It is a steep 10 min climb from the harbour, and probably not for those with mobility issues. Only ever saw 2 other people in the pool, and unlike many others, was a really good size. Plenty of space around it and no fighting over sun-loungers.
    The views from the apartment, especially the bedroom, was fantastic and I will remember the sunsets for a long time.

    — Amanda Yeates, 27 Sep 2019
  • Firstly, thanks so much for your recommendation of Mar Azul for our holiday. It’s a lovely stylish apartment equipped with everything one could possibly want and within a short stroll to the Old Town and beach. The information sent was really comprehensive and very helpful as we hadn’t been to Kalkan before... many thanks for being so helpful and efficient and taking the stress out of the arrangements. I’ll certainly recommend your company to anyone thinking of going to Kalkan in the future.

    — Georgina H, 23 Sep 2019
  • Well we are back home after having an excellent holiday. The apartment was everything that we wanted. Kalkan has changed since our last visit, but it is still a lovely place. We certainly don't want to wait another 8 years to come back. In fact we said that we would love to come back with our children and grand children. Better start saving!!
    Once again many thanks for letting us stay in your lovely apartment.
    PS the haman was super.
    (Nur Apartments - Sunrise)

    — Brian M, 17 Sep 2019
  • We have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks in the Nur Apartments in Kalkan (Sunset).
    Everything from start to finish was very smooth and simple. Easy booking system, first class airport transfers and very helpful advice from Fiona Ellis the director of Kalkan Secrets.
    The apartment itself was spotlessly clean with good sized rooms and balcony.
    The pool was a God send and we had it to ourselves a lot of the time.
    The location was great, literally round the corner from the super market, patisserie and fruit and veg shop and a very short walk into the old town.
    We love Kalkan. Been here 3 times now.
    The people are so friendly, the food is amazing and the boat trips are an absolute must as is the local Hammam!
    Jane and Dallas, Kilbarchan, Scotland.

    — Jane Arthur, 16 Sep 2019
  • I did a lot of research before even coming across Kalkan Secrets, we’d never been to Turkey before, I knew I needed to be away from the maddening crowd, and that’s how I came across Kalkan. Fiona from KS was great from beginning to end, she was helpful, sympathetic and a great source of information. We stayed at the Blueberry Apts #3, and it by far exceeded our expectations, it was clean, done to a very high standard, the views were amazing. I highly recommend booking with Fiona and we will do so again in the future - this place seems to have broken a rule of ours which is that we never go back to the same place twice but Kalkan is another place.

    — Amar Puar, 05 Sep 2019
  • Just back from 2 weeks in Villa Kalkan in the Falcon Villas complex. Lovely spacious accommodation, great pool and very well located for the Old Town, shops, harbour, market and bus station. Great information book in the Villa too, which helps to orientate you from the word go.
    Kalkan is a wonderful place and during our first visit we really felt we only touched the surface of what it has to offer.
    I would thoroughly recommend the Falcon Villas and Kalkan and expect to return very soon to discover more!

    — Gill Etherington, 22 Aug 2019
  • Truly beautiful stunning place to have a holiday (Nur apartments) - Kalkan Secrets made it so special. Excellent apartments well looked after by Howard and his wife. Perfect location we have just had the best holiday ever and will be returning

    — Nicola Imran, 21 Aug 2019
  • An amazing 2 weeks in beautiful Kalkan, staying in Villa Bora, Falcon villas. The villas are really lovely, very spacious, clean and comfortable. The villas are in an ideal location, easy walk into town but also a bit of privacy. Would 100% recommend.

    — Tanya Keen, 20 Aug 2019
  • What a fantastic villa and what a fantastic location. We have just returned from two weeks in this great location, in total our party was 7. As it has been mentioned before the villa is approximately 90 minute drive from Dalaman airport, however the transfer was fantastic.
    Once at the villa we were welcomed by Ahmet who showed us round, and then left us to our own devices. All the rooms are en-suite which is fantastic and is well spread out over three floors. The living space is well used and allows a group the size of ours your own space if needed. The views are stunning looking out towards the sea in the distance and mountains beyond that. The pool and sun lounge area has been extended since the photos on the site, so we have added come new ones. Again this space is superb, allowing for plenty of room for all.
    We did not hire a car for the time we were there, so all trips were by taxi, which was not a bad thing. We managed to use a regular taxi, and with modern tech WhatsApp was the best way to communicate to all. As it mentions it is a twenty minute car journey from the villa to Kalkan.
    Most of the food shops are at the top end of the town, we first went to Carrefour to buy the shopping, however found out quickly that this is a waste of time. Unlike the UK, the independent shops are the place to go. There are some superb greengrocers, bakeries and butchers all were better value than the supermarkets. The only supermarket we did use was the Akan one. The main reason is the butcher inside was superb. The variety of meat and value was incredible. Having looked on line for something similar in the UK we would have had to pay near 3 to 4 times the amount.
    If you enjoy a good barter then the market on the Thursday is good fun, and pretty much has everything for you to dress yourself from head to foot in labels. However if you are a foody, then out the back are some stalls selling local produce including olive oil, olives, cheese etc. all very local.
    If you do fancy a walk out of the villa, a sturdy pair of trainers is needed, for a shorter walk go to the main road and head up the hill, it is about a 30 minute walk to the small local store, there is also a great little restaurant called “The Café Restaurant”, service is superb and great value for money. You would be looking at double if not more for the same menu down in Kalkan.
    For the guys if you fancy a Turkish barber experience I can recommend Sweeney Todd’s on the main street. So much so that I went twice. For a double shave, haircut, massage was all but £10. From there you can head down through the winding streets of Kalkan old town and out to the harbour and sit relax and have a local Efes or a cocktail.
    Overall a great place to go and chill out, do nothing, eat great food and enjoy the scenery.

    — James Woodman, 20 Aug 2019
  • Thank you for a fabulous 2 week stay in the sunrise Apt in July 2019, the whole process from booking to transfers was very easy, any queries were answered very promptly by Fiona. The apartment was spotless and very well positioned for restaurants and supermarket. We particularly enjoyed and made use of the big balcony and pool, which we used after a long day in the hot sun. Would not hesitate to book this apartment again.

    Kind Regards Alan / Vicki

    — Victoria Rowe, 12 Jul 2019
  • Myself and 10 female friends have just spent a fabulous week at Villa Falcon Exclusive celebrating three 60th birthdays! The villa is superb, very spacious, comfortable beds and wonderful infinity pool with views to die for!! Although the villa is high up above the centre of Kalkan, don't let that put you off as the taxis are inexpensive (20 TL) and most can seat 6 passengers so we only needed 2! The owner Mustafa was very helpful and organised a private boat trip for our party which included a very tasty lunch!! Thank you Kalkan Secrets we have had the best time!!

    — Lynn Gilpin, 24 Jun 2019
  • We had a lovely holiday staying at the Pembe apartment in the Customs House. Although small, it was clean and compact and SO VERY convenient for the Old Town, harbour, beach, restaurants etc! The little balcony, overlooking the harbour provided a wonderful place to sit, eat, and relax watch the comings and goings of boats and visitors alike.

    — Bev P, 20 Oct 2018
  • I cannot recommend Dusk at Nur Apartments highly enough.The information we received prior to the holiday was excellent and very helpful.The apartment itself was spotless and so well equipped.It was also very helpful that beach towels were supplied as it gave extra luggage room.
    The pool is large and maintained to a high standard-most of the time we had it to ourselves which was lovely.
    Location of the apartments is very good- a short stroll to the old town- a slightly longer walk back though!
    Transfers arranged by Kalkan Secrets were excellent and hassle-free.
    All in all a lovely relaxing holiday.
    Many thanks to Fiona and Martyn for all their assistance.
    Anne Deeny

    — Anne Deeny, 24 Sep 2018
  • Hi Fiona,
    We returned yesterday from a 2 week stay at Falcon Lodge. The Villa was wonderful and all we could have wanted. It is so easy to get a taxi up and down the hill so the slightly higher location did not impact at all, in fact the views were even better.
    The outside space was superb and great for all wanting sun or shade.
    The staff that looked after us were so very helpful.
    If I had one tiny thing to mention it would be the toaster. It was a small 2 slice toaster which had a queue forming when all of us were wanting toast!!
    I would also like to add that Kalkan Secrets left no stone unturned and the service was wonderful. We would certainly use and recommend you. Many thanks , Maria

    — Maria Chute, 24 Sep 2018
  • Our stay at the Daybreak Apartment was first class - everything we could have hoped for. The apartment was actually larger than we anticipated, spotlessly clean, with two large balconies. Although the pool was advertised as shared, most of the time we used it we were on our own.

    The location is perfect, just a few metres from the main road out of town and just a leisurely 5 minute stroll to the Old Town. Maintenance /Cleaning was excellent and when we asked for a slightly later check out, this was readily agreed.
    We would certainly recommend the apartments and intend to be back ourselves. Thanks to all who made our stay so memorable.

    — Peter W, 16 Sep 2018
  • Hi Fiona, I just wanted to say we’ve had the most fantastic time on holiday and the custom house was much more than anticipated. Loved everything about it. Thank you and we know now why people return to Sonsuz.

    — Siobhan M, 16 Sep 2018
  • Just returned from a week in Pembe apartment, the Customs House. The accommodation and location were just as we hoped. The cleanliness of apartment, linen, towels etc was as I would expect., the location perfect for us, near to the beach, shops, old town restaurants but on the periphery, therefore quiet. The balcony is great for watching the comings and goings in the harbour.

    Transfers arranged through Fiona were spot on, drivers polite, helpful and friendly.
    Would highly recommend the apartment and Kalkan Secrets.

    — Cynthia Chaddock, 16 Sep 2018
  • I would like to start by saying how impressed we have been with Kalkan Secrets and with everything you organised for us. Right from the start when I first contacted you you could not have been more helpful and efficient, and your recommendation of Villa Kalkan for us was just perfect. It is in such a good location, and you were absolutely right that we would very likely have the pool to ourselves most of the time. You told us that the villa is a little dated and that didn't put us off and was anyway far out-weighed by its benefits.

    We found the information you left in the villa really helpful, and enjoyed the restaurants you recommended. We also had a lovely day on the Falcon - again a very good recommendation. We were also very impressed with Volume Travel and the airport transfers you organised for us.

    From the moment we landed in Dalaman until the moment we returned home we felt that with Kalkan Secrets we were in very good hands. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and hope to be back in Kalkan ourselves before too long.

    Thank you for everything.

    — Sara W, 16 Sep 2018
  • We arrived at the amazing Villa Destiny late in the evening and where instantly wowed by the spacious, luxurious and comfortable feel about the place. The pool is much larger than the photographs suggest and a perfect way to cool down. The jacuzzi section was especially popular with me! Lovely place to chill. The kitchen/living area is open plan and has just about everything you will need for your holiday.

    We didn’t feel the need to use the PlayStation but the TV did get some use by younger members of the family (Love Island/World Cup) yes all English Channels are available.

    Bedrooms are large and well equipped with comfortable beds, dressing area and large wardrobes. The view from the master bedroom across the hillside and the Bay is amazing - especially at night with all the lights of Kalkan twinkling away.

    I feel this Villa is all about outdoor living though, with loads of space around the pool/dining area. The table tennis area around the back did get a lot of use especially whilst hungry mouths where waiting for the BBQ to be ready and the covered area by the pool was perfect for a break from the sun. Plenty of space for everyone.

    All in all we had a superb holiday at Villa Destiny and would not hesitate to recommend this place to others.

    June 2018

    — Paul K, 14 Sep 2018
  • From the moment I contacted Fiona, everything was simple and efficient. Plenty of information prior to the holiday, transfers arranged, no problems at all.
    The apartment itself is wonderful, spacious enough for the 2 of us. Quaint and traditional, a few minor maintenance issues, but nothing that caused any concern. The apartment is clean, and provides everything you need including a welcome package of tea, coffee etc on arrival which was most welcome as we arrived late at night.
    I have been coming to Kalkan for over 10 years and this is my favourite apartment for location and character. Can't wait to go back!!

    — Helen Sheppard, 13 Sep 2018
  • Hi Fiona, sorry it has taken me a while to find time to complete a review of our accommodation during our recent August holiday in Kalkan - Apartment Sue and Kalkan Breeze.
    We had a fantastic two weeks again in both apartments and they both have their major selling points. Both were well-appointed and in good decorative order.
    Apartment Sue was extremely well-positioned in the heart of the Old Town which was brilliant for access to all the restaurants, shops and harbour. It was spacious and had a lovely balcony. Perhaps the only negative would be the pool area which did feel a little boxed-in with its high surrounding wall but this didn't bother us as we didn't need to be sunbathing the entire day.
    Kalkan Breeze was of course larger and had those fantastic views and the pool area was lovely. As we hadn't stayed so far around the bay before, we had to organise our day better, particularly if we needed to do any shopping at Carrefour. Once we'd got into a bit of a routine, we used the boat taxi from Palm Beach Club to get across to the harbour and then got a taxi back via the supermarket if we needed any supplies. Having said that, the walk to the harbour and the bottom of town was easy and picturesque but I wouldn't attempt it in the dark as the path was quite rocky in places.
    We'd stay in either apartment again and would highly recommend them both.

    — Debbie Rogers, 05 Sep 2018
  • Our party of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers) had a wonderful time at Sun Elite 2 in kate August 2018.

    Pre-trip there were swift responses to enquiries and an airport transfer was organised by the owner.

    The apartment is spacious and well maintained with great outdoor spaces to eat and relax. You can see the large pool from the terrace and the views from the bedroom balconies are beautiful. The pool and communal areas were kept spotless.

    The walk up the hill from the old town was about 10 minutes and much needed after the meals we ate. Taxis are everywhere if you don't feel like the walk.

    I would highly recommend this property.

    — J Lewis, 30 Aug 2018
  • My family and I stayed in the Daybreak apartment from the 27th of July for 2 weeks. The apartments are in a great location close to the old town, supermarkets, bars, and restaurants. The apartment is large and airy with all mod cons. From the balcony, we had great views of the town and bay. The pool is large and even though it was peak season it was very quiet and relaxing. The apartment and pool area were well looked after by the staff and they were always on hand if we needed them. We are looking forward to returning to the Nur apartments next year.

    — nicola lamb, 23 Aug 2018
  • We stayed in Falcon
    Lodge for a week inAugust. We were a group of 3 families and children and found the house very comfortable, the 4 ensuite doubles were spacious and modern. As was the kitchen and main living area.
    The swimming pool was a delight to return to after a day out. There was plenty of loungers and chairs for us all to relax in.
    We had a couple of issues with the house eg DVD player not working, toilet not flushing and the owner was responsive to our comments to ensure the issues were dealt with.
    All in all we had a lovely stay, I would recommend this villa and would love to return!

    — Michelle, 23 Aug 2018
  • Just returned from a 10day holiday as a group of 12 staying in villa Kalkan and villa falcon. Perfect location just behind carrefour in the old town. Lovely villas around a pool area we had all to ourselves even though it served several villas. Have been coming to Kalkan 14 years and these villas are s great find and Kalkan secrets who arrange the bookings are thorough in all information given. We will return

    — Lisa Nucholls, 08 Aug 2018
  • Just returned from 2 weeks holiday at Sonsuz Apartment in the Customs House and what a gorgeous place to stay. It’s perfect if you want to be right in the old town right by all the bars and restaurants although you wouldn’t know it as it’s so quiet.. A couple of minutes walk from the local beach and the harbour where you can catch the water taxis that take you to the beach parks. The house itself is traditional and quaint, although could do with a little bit updating and a lick of paint in places but don’t let that put you off as it’s very clean, light and airy. There’s a small patio area outside the front perfect for morning coffee and pre dinner drinks where you get a lovely view of the harbour. Kalkan Secrets also organised our airport transfer which I would highly recommend, very professional. Would we stay there again? Yes definitely it’s perfect if you want to be in the heart of everything we loved it

    — Julie F, 24 Jul 2018
  • Have just had a lovely two week break in Kalkan staying in the Sunset apartment. As I know Kalkan well I chose it mainly for its location. The apartment had everything you would need with a great pool, which I had to myself on several occasions. Situated close to supermarkets, bars and restaurants but in a quiet street parallel to the main road what more could you ask for. Would certainly stay at this complex again.
    Teresa, June 2018

    — Teresa Wood, 02 Jul 2018
  • From the first day I contacted Kalkan Secrets about staying at their apartments (Sunrise), I was very impressed by the level of communication and attention to detail displayed by Fiona. My wife and I spent a terrific 14 nights in May-June 2018. From the arranged transfer from Dalaman onwards, this was a dream experience. The apartment was very well appointed with plentiful kitchen equipment including the all important bottle opener. The apartment was clean and spacious and kept in this condition by the excellent Emine(?) who supplemented our own efforts by supplying replacement sheets and towels.
    I was in two minds about writing this review as I would prefer to keep this "secret" to ourselves but , seriously , you will struggle to find a better apartment in Kalkan. Situated only 5 minutes from the Old Town in easy walking distance of numerous restaurants I cannot wait to visit again in 2019.
    Thank you again Kalkan Secrets.

    — Allan Barclay, 23 Jun 2018
  • We have just returned from a two week stay in the Nur Apartments (Dusk). It had everything we required and more. The apartment was spacious and spotless and it slept four adults comfortably. The bed linen was changed halfway through the holiday as well as the apartment being immaculately cleaned. The pool/beach towels were an added bonus, and these too were changed midway through the holiday. The pool is a great size, and as we were out of season it was very quiet and relaxing. The apartment location is perfect for the old town. Close enough for convenience but far enough away to be quiet. It is an uphill walk back, but everywhere is Kalkan is uphill one way or another! The information supplied by Fiona and Martyn prior to arrival was detailed and informative and the additional information in the apartment was also great. We arranged transfers via Kalkan Secrets. They were punctual, efficient, polite and comfortable. It definitely took the stress out of travelling to and from Dalaman. In summary, a great location, well managed, perfectly positioned, clean and comfortable. I can definitely recommend Nur Apartments and although it was our first visit, it will not be our last.

    — Lisa Brooks, 17 Jun 2018
  • The villa was absolutely amazing, clean, well equipped, well maintained and very comfortable , it took every one of our expectations , and blew them out of the water (in a good way) ALL of the members of our party were stunned by the villa, so much so I think you may be receiving an enquiry from my sons in-laws for a large party next May and I cant thank you enough for supplying a magnificent villa for what was supposed to be a once in a lifetime family holiday, but after the experience we had, we are already planning another one .

    — David T, 06 Jun 2018
  • Enjoyed a final sunshine break for a week at the Sunrise apartment. Had the (very large) pool to ourselves. Apartment clean and well equipped and very convenient for evenings in town. The booking process was easy and efficient and detailed information about the apartments and locality were provided. Thank you Fiona and Martyn.

    — Duncan Hannon, 05 Nov 2017
  • Stayed in Sunset NUR apartments 2/10/17-16/10/17.
    What can I say .........fantastic place amazing weather great apartment!!
    Fiona was very friendly and helpful😁
    Apartment had everything you would need and more👍🏼👍🏼Added bonus of a washing machine so I brought a case full of clean clothes home 😁The apartments also have an amazing pool which to my surprise was very under used throughout our visit 😝😝

    — Julie Shaw, 18 Oct 2017
  • 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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