Dalyan is a town in Muğla Province located between the well-known districts of Marmaris and Fethiye on the south-west coast of Turkey. The town is an independent municipality, within the administrative district of Ortaca. Dalyan achieved international fame in 1986 when developers wanted to build a luxury hotel on the nearby İztuzu Beach, a breeding ground for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle species. The incident created major international storm when June Haimhoff and David Bellamy championed the cause of the conservationists. The development project was stopped and the beach is now a protected area. Life in Dalyan revolves around the Dalyan River - Turkish: Dalyan Çayı which flows past the town. The boats that ply up and down the river, navigating the maze of reeds, are the preferred means of transport to all the local sites. Dalyan is a smaller town which was once a village of fishermen and farmers. Centrally located in the midst of the best of holiday locations on the south coast of Turkey, it has many advantages as a holiday destination. It is close to the famous Iztuzu Beach where the protected loggerhead turtles lay their eggs each summer. Just a 30 minute drive from Dalaman International Airport it lies right in the middle of the most visited tourist locales along the Mediterranean coast. Spectacular nature abounds everywhere around Dalyan that can be seen and experienced by taking boat trips, jeep tours, or by going on a guided trek to enchanting locations which exist in every direction. It is the ideal destination on the Turkish Riviera because of it's spectacular beauty and it's convenient proximity to the best that a holiday in Turkey has to offer. Above the rivers sheer cliffs are the weathered façades of Lycian tombs cut from rock around 400 BC. The ruins of the ancient trading city of Kaunos are just a short rowboat trip across the river. To the south of Dalyan on the Mediterranean coast lies İztuzu Beach near the village of the same name which is a popular area for sunbathing and swimming. There are regular boat and minibus - Turkish: dolmuş services to the beach. Visitors should be aware of the wooden stakes in the beach to mark turtle nesting sites. The road route is particularly scenic offering views of Sülüngür Lake. Iztuzu Beach was voted the best beach in the world in 1995.
The Kilim Hotel is operated by a Turkish and English couple, with many years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry both in England and in Turkey. They treat guests in the same manner as they feel they would want to be treated themselves while away from the comforts of their own home. Not only does the hotel have a personable and welcoming staff, but is situated in a beautiful secluded area of Dalyan, easily within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants and everything a visitor to Dalyan will wish to experience. The Kilim Hotel is situated in an older and quieter part of Dalyan, just a 20 metre hop across the road from the hotel is their riverside garden where all their guests can watch the world go by on the river, enjoy a beer from their honesty bar and even take a quick cool-off dip in the river.
The Kilim Hotel charges room rates for either single, twin, double, triple or family occupancies. The room rates include a complimentary buffet style breakfast for each person served between 08.30 and 10.30 at the garden bar. All of the rooms have a normal check-in time of 14.00 on the day of arrival and check-out time of 12.00 midday on the day of departure. Late check out times can possibly be arranged on request, although this service is dependent upon availability and pre-booked new arrivals check-in times. An extra charge is usually made for late check-out. The staff at the Kilim Hotel welcomes arrivals and departures every single day of the week, so please send them an e-mail through their contact page at www.kilimhotel.com no matter how long you are thinking of staying. There is no standard check-in or turnaround day and this allows you the freedom of planning your holiday according to your own schedule.
The Kilim Hotel features air-conditioned accommodations and an outdoor swimming pool. The Swimming Pool is open from 08.00 until 20.00. It is 10 metres long and has a depth of 1.60 to 1.70 metres. The pool is not supervised so parents should take responsible care to ensure the safety of their children. The garden bar is open from breakfast at 08.30 until late in the evening offerin real Turkish home cooking at lunchtime, a snack menu all day and will prepare delicious dinners with prior request in the evenings. Drinks from our garden bar are available. Guests can participate in morning exercise classes before taking a refreshing jump in the pool. It is also possible to book a massage on the hotel’s rooftop terrace.
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Kilim Hotel sign with bananas
Pool at the Kilim Hotel
Relax by the pool area
Room with private bath/wooden furniture and ceramic floors
Queit relaxing pool area
Kilim Hotel entrance
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