Hotel Villa Mahal, Kalkan
An award winning boutique hotel in a spectacular setting with its own beach club
A stay at the sophisticated, stylish, boutique Hotel Villa Mahal is simply an unforgettable experience. Nestled in a prime position on a hillside in Kalkan Bay to exploit the majestic views over the Mediterranean, and Winner of the Conde'Nast Johansens award for "Most Romantic Hotel" in Europe in 2007, this hotel is the ultimate in understated luxury.
The owner Ipek has showcased her flair for design in the contemporary interiors that take full advantage of the mesmerising views across the sea and beyond to Mouse and Snake Islands. With just 13 unique rooms, each with awe-inspiring views and a private terrace or balcony, the well thought-out design of the hotel creates many opportunities for privacy, yet the size of the hotel provides a warm, friendly ambience.
The grounds are beautifully landscaped with extensive planting to add colour and fragrance and harmonise with the lush hillside location. The 17m triangular infinity swimming pool with magnificent views is just a few steps down from the rooms, with sunloungers, plump cushions and grassy areas on which to relax and unwind. There is also an honesty bar available to guests. Further stairs will lead you down to the crystal clear waters of the bay where you will discover the gem that is the Mahal beach club:
Stone sunbathing platforms built into the hillside and encompassed by Olive trees are dotted with sunloungers for guests to select a secluded spot to unwind and take in the fresh clean air and the sound of the waves. There is direct sea access from the terraces so you can easily cool off with a swim when the mood takes you. A chic waterside restaurant provides refreshments throughout the day and if you desire something a little more active, all manner of water sports can be arranged.
Breakfast is served on the magnificent panoramic roof terrace with sweeping bay views and at dusk, imaginative and clever lighting transform the feel of the Waterside terrace restaurant and set the mood for a memorable evening ahead.
Hotel Villa Mahal is perfect for couples looking for a romantic break, or with their 2 luxury villas, a group of friends or family looking to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind and indulge in the perfect retreat. Guests are well placed to explore the nearby old town of Kalkan with its charming array of open rooftop restaurants overlooking the harbour and it's also a great base for those looking to explore the fabulous ancient sites of Lycia. A complimentary water taxi service to and from Kalkan harbour is provided to hotel guests during the day.
Dining options at the Hotel Villa Mahal
An exceptional take on dining in the most beautiful of settings
|Breakfast on the Panoramic Roof Terrace|
Breakfast is an exquisite affair, served on the magnificent panoramic roof terrace with sweeping bay views. Start your day as the sun rises over Kalkan Bay with a buffet style Turkish breakfast serving an array of delectable delights including fresh breads, pastries, fresh fruit and juices, yoghurt, local honey, olives and cheese, with eggs cooked to your preference. Hotel Villa Mahal is situated in the perfect sport to admire the sensational scene of the sun setting behind the Taurus Mountains. The Panoramic roof terrace is therefore an excellent spot for an atmospheric sundowner whilst enjoying the magical views. Twice a week this is also the venue for the hotels' special meze and barbeque evenings.
|Lunch at the Waterside|
Enjoy a leisurely alfresco lunch in the Mahal beach club waterside restaurant, watching the yachts and gulets as they come and go from the picturesque harbour. Lunch is served between 12 noon- 4pm. Perched over azure waters, under the shade of olive trees, the waterside restaurant specializes in dishes using the freshest local ingredients. From a simple pide cooked in the stone oven, crispy calamari or grilled chicken or fish accompanied by delicious mezzes, there is something for everyone's taste.
|Waterside evening dining|
At dusk, imaginative and clever lighting transform the feel of the waterside terrace restaurant and set the mood for a memorable evening ahead. Enjoying a sophisticated atmosphere with views stretching out over the sea to the twinkling lights of Kalkan harbour, diners will experience an upscale, yet relaxed dining environment where the menu is as enticing as the setting. Dinner is served from 7pm-9pm at Villa Mahal Restaurant, except on Tuesdays and Fridays when guests can dine on the panoramic rooftop terrace.