Because of my wife's birthday falling on the 3d of March we take a break in this very low season. It is normally a city break but we wanted somewhere warmish and convenient for visiting the archaeology of this fascinating region of Asia Minor. We arrived just as a cold front dumped about 50mm of rain on the region and found some very photogenic snow descending the hills around Kemer with the early morning snow level at the outskirts of the town.
This stay could have been a disaster. It nearly was, but the manner in which the patron tried to recover from this state of affairs immediately prior to the refurbishment of the property reinforces the positive comments made by other guests.
Frosts ... yes, severe frosts had damaged both the pipes and the solar panel system so that there was no hot water for our entire stay and for the first night there was no water as it had been switched off to prevent severe leakage. To make matters worse the boss was visiting his mother.
Things slowly improved. When the patron returned he really did his best to stage a recovery, apologise, then do what little he could to make amends. The four star rating recognises the efforts of the management to provide a good service and value for money and also the extent they value their reputation. One can only accomplish so much when the relevant parts and tradespeople are not immediately available.
I have no hesitation in recommending this place. The patron has ambition and is a thoroughly decent hotelier.
A word of caution though, the self catering facilities are somewhat limited but provide the basics of a kettle, fridge and ring, adequate for basic cooking or breakfast. There is no microwave as there is a dearth of microwavable ready meals in the local supermarkets. I suspect that I am in a very small minority when it comes to regarding going to the markets and sourcing local ingredients to prepare food as being part of the appeal of visiting other countries and cultures.
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