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Last updated: 31 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Jeremy Seal

This outstanding and hugely romantic boutique hotel occupies a series of terraces tumbling down verdant slopes to the Mediterranean, just around the bay from Kalkan’s picturesque old town.

There are no TVs but magnificent sea views to gawp at, and pure white interiors stamped with owner Ipek’s impeccable uncluttered style.

With its private seafront, beach club and wonderful waterside dining, the Mahal is as relaxing as it is romantic, but there are also plenty of activities on offer for those who want to get out and enjoy the pristine surrounds.

By dusk elegant tables have been laid across the Mahal’s beach-club terrace against a backdrop of Kalkan’s lights; it makes for one of the most enchanting dining spots in all Turkey.

Surrounding area

An enclave of calm amidst the hectic development rush which has overrun Kalkan.

Beyond the Mahal, steep roads carved from the rock lead through residential and resort areas to the main coast road where scrubby hills rise high above the former fishing port.

At its former heart, however, among traditional bougainvillea-hung houses, Kalkan retains its considerable charm.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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