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** 20% DISCOUNT DURING MAY AND A 10% DISCOUNT DURING JUNE ** GUARANTEED CASHBACK ON PAYMENT OF BALANCE OF HOLIDAY, SO THE BOOKING STILL QUALIFIES AS AN INSTANT BOOKING FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

Cactus 220 can be booked separately or in conjunction with Cactus 223 to sleep a total of eight. Excellent for two families, or to give teenagers some independence. Linked by a secluded garden path.

• An air-conditioned ground floor apartment forming part of the renowned Blue Flag Patara Prince Resort. This private seafront complex, which is located around a small hotel, has a range of restaurants, bars and outdoor pools. On site activities include diving, water-skiing, snorkelling and scuba-diving.

• Across the bay lies the popular town of Kalkan, which can be reached by a pleasant jaunt in the resort’s water taxi.

• In the apartment, the west-facing main room has a living area on one side, including a sofa, cable television and DVD and on the other side, there is a double bed, wardrobe and telephone.

• In the kitchen there is a full size fridge, a toaster, kettle, microwave and hob unit, utensils and crockery for four, an iron, ironing board, drying frame and some basic provisions to enable you to make a drink on arrival.

• In the rear bedroom there are two single beds, a wardrobe, a safety deposit box and a hairdryer. A cot is also available if required.

• There is a new shower room, but as is was fitted only a few weeks ago, I haven't uploaded the images. The photographs the contractor took include brushes and tools! We are visiting PPR in April, so I'll upload new images then.

• Leading out from the main room through the garden doors, there is a terrace with recliners, a dining table and chairs, in front of which is a small garden.

• All linen and towels, excluding pool towels, are included in the price. Pool towels can be hired by the poolside.

• Housekeeping is provided, which includes a complete change of linen and towels.

• There is a shop near the apartment which sells a basic range of produce, as well as a number of supermarkets in Kalkan, plus an open air market in the town each Thursday.

• As our guests, you will receive resort membership cards with the keys, which will entitle you to use all the facilities at the resort, plus allowing you a 25% discount on all restaurant and bar bills within the complex.

• There are three restaurants on site, where you can enjoy international cuisine or traditional Turkish specialities. Alternatively, you can dine in Kalkan, a town that is especially renowned in Turkey for its numerous restaurants and bars.

• There are three outdoor pools, which include a family pool, an adult only pool and an infinity pool, which is close to the apartment. Water-based activities on site include diving, windsurfing, water-skiing, snorkelling and scuba-diving. There’s also volleyball, tennis, pool and table tennis, plus a fitness centre, Turkish bath and sauna.

• Please note that the villas and apartments have been built into the rocks on a steep hillside, so the resort is not suitable for those who have difficulty with mobility.

• If you are allergic to cats, please note that there are a number of them at the resort. Although, as owners, we all contribute to their veterinary care and food, we do not actively encourage them to enter the property.

• If you do decide to choose our apartment to stay in, we will send you a link to our website, which has more details of the apartment, the resort and surrounding area.

• We can also organise transfers and car hire for you at cost price.

• The apartments are available throughout the year, but please be aware that many facilities are closed in the winter.

• Please read the reviews submitted before booking. We do not profess that the apartment is luxurious, but we ensure that it is clean and comfortable. Most of our guests use the apartment rather like a garden hotel room. After all, holidays are about spending time lazing around by a pool, exploring local surroundings, eating and – maybe – drinking too much, enjoying local culture, having a good time and generally enriching our lives, not worrying that the taps aren’t gold-plated. They aren’t, incidentally.

Summary:

** 20% DISCOUNT DURING MAY AND A 10% DISCOUNT DURING JUNE ** GUARANTEED CASHBACK ON PAYMENT OF BALANCE OF HOLIDAY, SO THE BOOKING STILL QUALIFIES AS AN INSTANT BOOKING FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in English, Local
Leisure:
Gym
Snooker / pool table
Table tennis
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning - Living rooms only
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared: Dimensions 25m x 2m, Depth 0.6m to 2m,
Childrens pool area
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Sea view
Tennis court
Extra information (If you require any extra information regarding the facilities at the Patara Prince Resort, you need a taxi, or any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff at the hotel reception. A doctor visits the hotel three times during the week, on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but if you are unable to wait until the next visit, then please ask the reception staff to call the doctor on your behalf. There is a telephone provided in the apartment, which you are free to use for all internal calls. As in all hotels, it is expensive to make external calls, but the local post office based in Kalkan, is fairly inexpensive. If you do use the telephone in the apartment to make external calls, please settle your account before departure.)
Leisure resort:
Patara Prince Resort
Facilities:
Children's club, Children's pool, Gym, Tennis, Spa

Suitability

Suitable for
Children
Infants
Single Gender Group

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Flying
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
1st February 2015 to 30th April 2016 None set No 7

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Location

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Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 2km
  • Nearest bar: 0.5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 500m
  • Nearest supermarket: 100m
  • Antalya Airport: 215km
  • Patara Beach: 17km
  • Saklikent Gorge: 30km
  • Kaputas Beach: 7km
  • Kas: 27km

Reviews

42 out of 43 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Wednesday 01 October 2014 with Family
I would definitely recommend this apartment. On a great complex with lots of amenities and close to Kalkan town. You can catch a bus to Kas and Patara should you want a change of scenery and there are some great day boat trips from Kalkan harbour. Staff at the hotel complex are friendly and helpful.. You can get deliveries direct to the apartment from the local supermarkets and cabs back from Kalkan town centre are very reasonable. Some great restaurants in Kalkan, but would recommend booking in advance of your holiday if you have somewhere you specifically want to go to as some are booked out for months. Kalkan is hilly so bring some sensible shoes!
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Stayed Saturday 06 September 2014 with Couple
Well, what a fantastic time myself and my husband have had. We have just arrived back from Cactus 220 last Friday (19 September 2014) and feel sooo refreshed. Tricia has been brilliant and is really concerned in making sure everything is okay. We had initially booked a room at the hotel at Patara Prince but having read a number of reviews, which I would normally take with a pinch of salt, it concerned me to think that most reviews were saying the same thing, that the food was awful. I also read that the staff at PR were very rude - I have to say, we thought the staff were very friendly and helpful. However, the food reviews did put us off, especially given it was on a half board basis, which is when I checked out Tricias apartment in the resort of Patara Prince. The grounds and the views are absolutely stunning. Tricias apartment is gorgeously clean, bright and spacious. We met the tortoise and he was pretty speedy. We also received regular visits from the grey tabby cat. We ate out in Kalkan most nights so we are really pleased to not have been staying at the hotel on a HB basis as we would have missed out on eating in so many wonderful roof-top restaurants. We ate out at Aubergine, Sofra, La Terrazza, The Nar, The Olive Garden, Doy Doy and The Ivy and didnt have a bad meal - the roof-top restaurants were especially wonderful because of the amazing views over the gorgeous harbour. We also visited Kas which is another beautiful little harbour and where I ended up buying my Mulberry clutch bag at such a great price. We did two trips - one to the Saklikent Gorge which is absolutely amazing, which also included a trip to Tlos the Trout farm for lunch and Patara beach. We also took a boat trip to Kekova, the sunken city. This included various stops for swimming and a visit to a cave (a very brief peak inside) followed by a bbq lunch on the boat and then onto a village called Simena which was so old and beautiful. All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be returning. Thank you so much Tricia.
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Stayed Friday 15 August 2014 with Family
This was the third time we have stayed in the Cactus Villas- and the 2nd time in 220. We LOVE Patara Prince as a resort and especially Tricia’s lovely villas. You will have to take my word for the fact that they are even more spacious and pretty than they appear in the photographs – until you find out for yourself! The villas are spotlessly clean and very comfortable, with charming décor including lots of pretty Turkish traditional touches. Much more homey and cosy than a usual rental property. No need to worry about taking matches and sewing kit and hairdryer and games etc etc …Tricia has thought of everything. She has even provided suitcase scales so you can weigh your case before attempting to return to the UK with a mountain of Turkish Delight and 4 new handbags. This year there was the added (Turkish ha ha) delight of a comfortable sofa out on the patio, which was a lovely place to sit in the evenings with a glass of wine. From 220 one can watch the sunset across the sea …bliss. Patara Prince is a lovely resort, so pretty with all the properties nestled in amongst the landscaped gardens, and so may beautiful exotic flowers and plants everywhere. I found myself exclaiming ‘SMELL the jasmine!’ several times a day. For those keen on wildlife there are always some kittens to stroke if you feel like it , and our favourite –Speedy the tortoise, who pops up in the garden of 220 from time to time. We ate at the Round Pool Bar every lunchtime and had cocktails in the Piano Bar overlooking the twinkling lights of Kalkan and our weekly bar bill was ridiculously reasonable! In the evenings the Security Man at the top gate would get us a taxi into town, or one can walk in quite easily. On this visit my daughter and I went on our own and we felt perfectly comfortable and happy without a man about the house – which has concerned me sometimes on other travels! I have recommended Cactus 220 and 223 to many of my friends and family over the years and will continue to do so. They are a little secret treasure that I generously share- as does the endlessly friendly and helpful Tricia!
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Stayed Monday 30 September 2013 with Couple
We had such a lovely time in kalkan. the accommodation was excellent and more than adequate for a couple and Im sure it would be great for a family of four. The Patara Prince Resort was very good and we had no difficulty in getting around although it is quite steep from top to bottom we had no difficulty and used their mini bus to bring us back up to the apartment, I also had a wonderful facial and reflexology in the spar. At this time of the year it was quite quiet which was great it meant we had a great choice of swimming platforms to sunbath and of course swim from, it was also very nice to use the boat to cross over to Kalkan of a evening where we enjoyed some excellent meals returning by taxi after a good night out. We stayed in some evenings, eating in with meat veg fruit and wine from town all great value and quality.There was still plenty of people on holiday even though it was October so there was still a good atmosphere in town. We also had a great day out visiting the Greek island of Meis from Kas, very pretty harbour and a nice walk, but remember to take your passport. We used the dolmus to get around 6tl Kas, 3tl Kaputas beach, 6tl Patara beach, you can wait for the dolmus by the road at the top of the resort and ask the driver to dro p you off at the Patara Prince. All in all a great holiday, hope to be back. Sue and Alby
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Stayed Wednesday 11 September 2013 with Couple
We had a very pleasant stay at this apartment. It is nice and private and very close to the small supermarket. Communication with Tricia was excellent. She answered emails quickly with plenty of information. There was plenty of room for a couple and a good supply of books and DVDs to keep us entertained. The resort is very nice and kalkan has some excellent restaurants. Overall a very relaxing holiday.
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Stayed Monday 05 August 2013 with Family
Fantastic value, with some lovely touches thrown in. The villa is perfect for a family of four but two couples may find it a little too intimate as the living area and the double bedroom is combined open-plan. Being on the ground floor, it benefits from a nice garden with views of Kalkan bay. The Patrora Prince resort was pretty quiet with the restaurants virtually deserted. The resort is of high-quality but most people seem to spend their money in nearby Kalkan which is the place to be of an evening. As the information says, the Patora Prince is very steep (400 and odd steps from the sea to the villa) but the courtesy bus runs up and down all day long. The resort offers some great swimming in the sea and the top infinity pool is class. I cant praise the villas owners highly enough - their level of communication and desire to make sure everything went smoothly shone through. They even arranged car hire for us at half the normal price. To sum up, a great family holiday in a high-class resort with the delights of Kalkan on the doorstep. Recommended!
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Stayed Thursday 30 August 2012
Very pleased, it was as described. We had a lovely time and would definately use again.
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Stayed Saturday 18 August 2012
I cannot speak highly enough of the villa owners and their care of us pre holiday, the care and attention made us feel like if any thing was to go wrong we would be well looked after. I am happy to say nothing did go wrong. The resort was as beautiful as the photos and description led us to believe and the villa was clean, well kept and comfortable. We had a wonderful time and I am in no doubt that we will return at the earliest opportunity and have already been recommending it to friends and family.
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Stayed Saturday 04 August 2012
This is our second visit to Tricias Cactus Villas, and just as lovely as last year. Both 220 and 223 are conveniently located at the top of the Patara Prince - perfect for walking into town in the evening and an easy stroll down to the pools and sea. The little bus runs every ten minutes ( we never had to wait at all this year) if one isnt feeling up to toning ones thighs on the stairs! Both villas are beautiful. Simply but tastefully furnished and supplied with all sorts of little extras like games, a sewing box, citronella candles etc, which one seldom finds in a rental property. The air conditioning works quickly and very efficiently and the shower never runs out of hot water even with 4 people all wanting a shower after the beach. The villas are also really clean- they are kept spotless by the cleaners and the gardens are a lovely extra - so tropical and beautifully maintained daily by the resort gardeners. Amazing value for money ( which goes without saying) and I have recommended Patara Prince to all my friends and family- Lastly- Tricia is so helpful and friendly - even when I bombarded her with email queries she was tirelessly patient and supportive! Cant recommend this highly enough , but I dont want to find there are no vacancies next year so I shall keep some of the qualities to myself!
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Stayed Thursday 12 July 2012
We had a fabulous holiday, the apartment is very comfortable and well set out and the resort is beautiful and has everything - clear sea, your choice of pools, eat in, eat out, shuttle boat or taxi to Kalkan if you dont hire a car. Mini bus service up and down hillside of resort is fantastic, and very welcome when it is 38degrees. Clear and easy communication with the owners who put themselves out to make everything as smooth as possible. We would love to go back.
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Stayed Monday 06 June 2011
Four girls spent 11 days in Kalkan staying in 220 Cactus apartment. We throughly enjoyed the overall experience. The apartment was roomly enough for us to sleep and get ready in the evenings but we would generally eat our lunch and dinner out. There is everything you want on the complex, pools aplenty, easy access to the sea, restaurants, a small shop for food and drinks. Tricia was excellent in providing all the necessary details and kept in touch once we returned to make sure everything went ok. This is my 2nd holiday to Kalkan and Patara Prince and I loved even more than the first time. I would recommend it to anyone and hope to return again.
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Stayed Saturday 21 May 2011
We spent a fantastic week at Cactus 220. The apartment was perfect and had everything we needed and more, plus a few personal touches that made our stay even more special. The Patara Prince resort is fantastic, the staff are very friendly and the setting is unbeatable. It is very steep but that adds to the quality of the views. I would thoroughly recommend this as a destination for a couple or family with two children.
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Stayed Monday 27 September 2010
The owners communications prior to and after our holiday were very helpful and informative. The apartment was quiet, attractive, well-equipped and clean. The cooking facilities could have been a little better, but the owner has informed us that they are already being improved. The location, within an elegant, sensitively designed resort was excellent, providing a tranquil base for exploring the area or swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. The local town, Kalkan, which is accessible via a dusty road or the resorts own shuttle boat, is small, charming and full of characterful shops and restaurants. We mostly walked but would Overall, the apartment was excellent value for our two weeks stay, and we returned home feeling refreshed and revitalised.
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Stayed Saturday 26 June 2010
This property was everything we expected and more! The standard was exceptionally high and any reservations about location that we had before our holiday were allayed on our arrival. The property was clean and very well equipped and the terrace and private garden were a wonderful extra. The owners have made this property a home from home and were exceptionally helpful before our trip, providing any advice or information we needed. While car hire is by no means essential in this small resort we found it great to have a car and travelled independently to local attractions, beaches and high into the mountains. We have only been back for 3 days and already thinking about returning next year. A great apartment in an idyllic part of Turkey.
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Stayed Saturday 06 September 2008
The property is a very nice, comfortable appartment with all the amentities for a family of 4 persons. The appartment is on the top of the Resort Princess Patara (sea side view) (many step to the beach platform) but this is not a problem since 1. Up to the appartment there is a second swimming pool and the hotel supermarket and 2. The hotel bus can transfer you to the beach and to the swimg pool and back to the level of the appartment. If I will visit Kalkan again I would defently stay at this appartment. Many thanks to Tricia (owner) for the valuable information!!!!
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Stayed Wednesday 06 August 2008
The apartment was clean, tidy and in a nice quiet position. It was perfect for our needs and we didnt want for anything. The Patara Prince Resort itself is absolutely stunning, as is Kalkan. For our first visit to Turkey we have been truly spoiled and already want to come back. The owners of the apartment could not have been more helpful and were a delight to deal with. All in all, a fantastic experience. Many thanks. We would recommend this property without hesitation.
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Stayed Wednesday 11 June 2008
We had a wonderful time - Kalkan and the surrounding contryside are really beautiful, and the weather was perfect - rather hot though! The appartment was perfect for us, having the kids pool and market nearby was a real bonus. Thanks also for recommending for transfers and car hire - both of which we took up. Everything went very well all round. I look forward to the next time we can get away - hopefully next May - well definitely be considering Kalkan and your appartment - and well recommend it to our friends!
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Stayed Monday 08 October 2007
WE HAD A LOVELY HOLIDAY AND WILL CERTAINLY RETURN. THE APARTMENT AND RESORT EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS AND THE STAFF WERE REALLY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY. WE FOUND THE SHUTTLE BUS REALLY USELFUL, ESPECIALLY RETURNING FROM THE POOL FULLY LOADED WITH TOWELS ETC! WE ALSO USED THE WATER TAXI TO TAKE US INTO TOWN ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS, WHICH WE THOUGHT WAS REALLY GOOD VALUE AT 3YTL. WE ATE BOTH AT THE RESORT AND IN KALKAN AND WERE NEVER DISAPPOINTED. WE LOVED THE BUFFET AT PATARA, BUT ALSO LIKED STROLLING THROUGH KALKAN LOOKING FOR DIFFERENT PLACES TO EAT. WE HAVE NEVER BEEN TO KALKAN BEFORE, BUT WILL RETURN AS IT'S A DELIGHTFUL PLACE, AS IS THE PATARA PRINCE RESORT.
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Stayed Monday 13 August 2007
THE APARTMENT AND RESORT EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. EVERYONE WAS SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. WE HAD A LOVELY TIME. THE WHOLE AREA AROUND KALKAN IS SO BEAUTIFUL. THANKS TO THE OWNERS FOR ALL THEIR HELP. HOPE TO RETURN.
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Stayed Sunday 08 April 2007
Fantastic holiday. Sorry about the late review. Will recommend. Everything excellent.
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Stayed Friday 09 March 2007
Lovely apartment. Weather comfortably warm. Will return.
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Stayed Monday 23 October 2006
Lovely holiday at the end of the season. Weather, resort and apartment all great. Will certainly return. Restaurants in Kalkan fantastic. Thanks to owners for all their help.
Stayed Monday 16 October 2006
We took advice from the owners and while we stayed in one apartment, our friends stayed in the other. It worked out very well. The apartment was small, but perfectly formed, as they say! The resort was very good, the staff very pleasant and we had a lovely time. The resort’s little bus was great because although the walk down was OK, the walk back up was not for us! Thanks for a lovely short break. Back to the rain!
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Stayed Monday 09 October 2006
We had a really lovely time at the Patara Prince Resort. We wished that we had booked two weeks and will certainly be returning. The apartment was exactly as described and we were not disappointed in any way. We visited Patara beach and the ruins and really enjoyed ourselves. We did not hire a car this time, but we will next time and explore the lovely coastline and little villages. Kalkan is not overpoweringly ‘touristy’, which we were grateful for, but it is not too quiet. Just right. We either had our meals at the resort or in Kalkan and were never disappointed. Thanks to the owners for all their help, also to the staff at the resort, who were excellent.
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Stayed Friday 29 September 2006
Thanks for a lovely time. Really enjoyed ourselves. We are booking to come again. Thanks for all your help. The staff were great and the weather was fantastic. Lovely apartment and resort.
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Stayed Monday 24 July 2006
The apartment is located about 1 mile from the town so a taxi is required since with the heat, a walk would be exhaustive. The apartment is at the top of the complex and is situated on the ground floor. The complex is built on a very steep hill, so with the apartment at the top, too much walking is not a problem. There is a free internal minibus that ferries clients up and down to the resort bars and restaurants on the resort. The groundfloor means that the lovely view is obscured by a fence - pity. The town prices food and drink at an European level - which, when you go out of town makes you realise that these prices are somewhat high! There is a post office in town where you can exchange pounds for Lire etc and this is open late - even on a Sunday! The apartment can sleep 4 with two in the single beds in the bedroom and a couple sharing the double bed in the living room. Whoever uses the double bed must be aware that their privacy can be compromised - unless they don't mind sharing it with the Gardener!
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Stayed Saturday 24 June 2006
We had a great time at the Patara Prince Resort. The apartment provided exactly what 'it said on the can'! We had the choice of sleeping in the bedroom at the rear, or the double bed in the main room. We chose the latter and often just opened the curtains in a morning and lazed in bed! The apartment is at the end of a terrace, so there wasn't much chance of anyone seeing us, apart from the occasional gardener, which was good because we are not at our best in the mornings! We were spoilt for choice with the pools, each one having a completely different atmosphere. The views from all three are amazing, but especially the infinity pool near the apartment. We mostly walked down to the bottom of the resort, just to get rid of the extra pounds from eating so much, but made use of the shuttle bus for the ride up again. When it was very hot we even called the shuttle from our room and it soon came to the little roundabout near the apartment, which was very convenient! We had a great time and will certainly return. Thanks for many happy memories, especially the boat ride over to Kalkan and wading waist-deep at Saklikent Gorge.
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Stayed Thursday 15 June 2006
This review may be duplicated, because we're not sure if the first review was sent by the computer, or got lost in 'computer space'! Anyway, here goes! The apartment and resort were great and did not disappoint! We had a lovely time and will certainly return. The pools were very clean, the food was very good, both at the resort's restaurants and in Kalkan. The boat ride across to Kalkan was lovely. We had a smashing meal at the Korsan restaurant and then travelled back again by boat over the bay. The apartment is set in a quiet area, so we took the opportunity to catch up with our reading in the little garden in front of the apartment. The owners were very helpful, answering any questions we had prior to our holiday. Thanks for a lovely time. Hugh and Kathryn
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Stayed Thursday 08 June 2006
We had a lovely holiday and were very impressed by the apartment and resort. We have been to Kalkan before, but always in hotels. We would definitely choose to stay at John and Tricia's apartment again for the flexibility it gave us and the access to superb facilities. We also had some great days out at Patara Beach and Saklikent Gorge. We would advise others to take a change of clothing to the gorge if you intend to wade through the water! Can't wait to go again! Margaret and John
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Stayed Friday 05 May 2006
We would definitely recommend this apartment and the Patara Prince Resort. The apartment was immaculately presented, with many extras to make our stay special. We enjoyed evenings on the terrace, spreading out into the little garden. The resort is delightful, with beautiful gardens, sunbathing platforms, numerous pools, restaurants and the friendliest of staff. We have been to many places in Turkey, but this is the best. Kalkan town, although it caters for tourists, has not lost its 'fishing village' feel and is a delight to visit, especially using the water taxi from the resort. The surrounding area is fantastic for its scenery and historical sites. The weather, even in May, was lovely. Full marks to the owner and the resort!! Brian and Jean
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Stayed Friday 12 August 2005
The setting is lovely at Patara Prince and very peaceful in June when we visited. The garden at the apartment was a good place to relax and also have breakfast. The adult pool was a very welcome touch and free of children at all times so one could easily relax and read. We only had two meals as we always eat in Kalkan itself but these were adequate and reasonably priced. Cooking was an experience with only one ring and a microwave but we only did this a couple of times when too tired after a day out. All in all we felt it was reasonable value for money.
August 2013: We, as owners, recently returned to the UK after visiting the apartment and resort for the first time during the high season. We usually travel out to Kalkan during April to set the apartments up for rental, but this year we decided to travel out with our family to experience the Patara Prince Resort and Kalkan from a tourist’s point of view. It’s not easy writing about our apartment, the resort and Kalkan, because we want to show it in its best light, but we hope we’ve been fair with our assessment. As we arrange car hire and transfers for our guests, we naturally assumed that everything would go smoothly, which it did. When we arrived at PPR, we were greeted very pleasantly by the resort’s security staff and were soon on our way to the apartments. Our housekeeper, Neslihan, had prepared both apartments to a high standard, as usual, which meant that all we had to do was to turn on the air conditioning and then go to the local supermarket to stock up on a few basics. Incidentally, there is a welcome pack in both apartments, which contains tea, coffee, dried milk, sugar and biscuits, also water, just to ‘put you on’ for a short time. We decided that our son, his wife and our two grandchildren should stay in one apartment and we in the other, along with our daughter. This worked extremely well, as we were able to live separately, but be together when we wanted, as the two apartments we are linked by a garden path and are only a minute’s walk away. We set up both dining tables together when we wanted to eat, usually for breakfast and lunch, but, as we all needed a good rest, we ate out in Kalkan almost every evening. More of that later. The Patara Prince Resort: You may have read both good and bad reviews about the resort. Two aspects we should mention. Firstly, the poor conditions within the hotel. The hotel reception has been revamped for this season and looks great, although we have never visited the hotel rooms, so cannot comment on them. Secondly, the level of service from members staff. The staff at the resort should not be compared with the restaurant staff in Kalkan. They are more reserved and will not ask you if you want a drink. You should always approach them. Our experiences on that score were mixed. Sometimes we had a lengthy wait and sometimes we were served reasonably quickly. We want you to be fully aware of this. If you aren’t satisfied and have to wait, cancel your drinks and take full advantage of the resort’s water taxi, which will take you into town any time up to 7.00pm at night. This will cost you 5TL for each adult. You can return to the resort by a local taxi, which can be hailed at the junction between ‘new’ and ‘old’ Kalkan, by the Pirat Hotel. It’s very efficient system. Ask to be taken to the market by the rear gate of the resort, which means that you won’t have far to walk. It cost us between 15 and 20TL for seven of us. During the day, the resort’s shuttle bus ferries guests from the top to the bottom of the resort and is very efficient. We never had to wait for more than five minutes. All three outdoor pools were excellent – the water was clean and apart from one broken coffee table, everything was fine and in good condition. One problem, which we think you need to be aware of, was the slippery surface around the family pool by the hotel. It was mainly the section towards the sea front. With care, we didn’t have any accidents, but please be aware of this. Everyone found the slide, which is tiled and incorporated into the infinity pool, to be brilliant. Again, as with areas around most pools, watch that children don’t run. Although towels can be hired from PPR for use by the pools, we took our own. Another year, instead of taking them out with us, we will buy them in Yali supermarket at the top of the hill in the newer part of Kalkan. They were priced at 15TL. We’re obviously biased about the apartments, as we own them, but they were more than adequate for our needs. The only thing we decided that we hadn’t got was a set of scales for each apartment in order to weigh the luggage for the return journey. They’re already in our case for the next time we visit. The other thing we thought was that it was so easy to pop up to Yali, the general store by the Thursday market to buy shampoo, conditioner, hair products, shower gel, deodorant, sun cream, etc. Apart from a toothbrush and toothpaste, there’s nothing that you can’t live without for a day. There’s complimentary olive oil soap in the bathroom, so guests can survive on that for a day. Another thing is flip flops. They’re cheap and abundant, so treat yourself and save on weight. We hadn’t realised how handy the resort’s small supermarket was. It’s situated just outside the rear gate, only about two to three minutes from the apartments. It was handy to buy the fresh bread every morning for breakfast, which we ate with huge warm tomatoes and cheese from the market. For lunch we just had snacks of fresh fruit and suchlike and then in the evening we dined out and had superb meals wherever we went. The basic rule is that the nearer to the seafront you are, the more expensive your meal will be. Also be aware that in Kalkan the cocktails are seriously so not measured. We want you to be aware that there are restaurants at the Patara Prince Resort, but from the guests we spoke to, there were mixed reviews. The main problem was the length of time guests had to wait. Whilst we were on holiday we complained to the General Manager, also the Guest Relation Manager, as it is obviously in our interest to have guests who are 100% satisfied with all aspects of their holiday. We didn’t notice any improvement, but, we hope, that by reading reviews from guests, things will change. We know that we can’t be totally impartial, be we hope we’ve done our best. John and Tricia Wathen
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Lovely secluded location, having a garden was a definite plus! View over kalkan bay was amazing!
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Wonderful location, with a beautifully kept apartment. Plenty of great restaurants nearby.
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This apartment is a ground floor with its own veranda which is open onto a garden. The garden and verander is situated in such a way that it is not overlooked and is private. The apartment is extremely comfortable The main room consists of a very comfortable kingsize bed with clean cotton sheets which were changed mid week along with a daybed. The kitchen is equipped with crockery and utensils a microwave and a single electric ring. The apartment has a shower only but oodles of hot water. We have recomended this apartment to friends and will return. We sugggest that even though it sleeps 4 it would be too small for 2 couples but fine for a family. The air con is a godsend! The resort has been purpose built on a hill, however it is spotlessly clean and there is a great sense of space and luxury about it. We spent the third week of June here and it was peaceful and all amenities were open and well looked after. Daily we would see staff watering plants collecting rubbish painting various items. There is a people carrier constantly driving up and down the resort from this apartment (which is at the top opposite the infinity pool with amazing views of Kalkan) to the bottom to private swimming platforms (umberellas and beds provided) and 2 further pools. We would walk down and catch the bus back up (it is steep and very hot!). A water taxi will take you over to Kalkan, however this is a short walk along the road. Kalakan is well worth a visit and has has very good eating establishments. All in all this apaartment could not fail to imprress we had a lazy and relaxing week in a beautiful area of Turkey where the locals were kind considerate warm and friendly. If you want peace beautiful surroundings good food and to relax, this is the place for you. If you want drinking games donkey derbys by the pool then dont bother!The owners of the apartment (Tricia and John) ensured that the booking went smoothly and provided very helpful information with regard to airport transfers etc. Genuinely we would definately suggest that this apartment is worth booking.
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We stayed in the apartment at the beginning of May. It was clean, well maintained and had all the facilities anyone would need for a lovely and relaxing holiday.With the use of a hire car it is an excellent base from which to explore many interesting places both inland and along the coast.
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The price was fair due to the location and cleanliness of the apartment. The size was as expected for the price we paid, but I was very dissappointed with the bathoom. A tiny little room with a toilet and so called open shower. The shower tray was so small you could only just get in it, there was no enclosure so the water just went everywhere, the room was dark and dismal, making the use of the bathroom an ordeal. There was no bath. On the plus side, the apartment was fine for two people for a week, it had a cute little garden, and was very clean. So a nice little apartment if you do not intend to spend much time in it.
Owner reply:

NikkiI am very disappointed with the rating and the comments, obviously. The room is called a shower room - a bath was never mentioned in the apartment information, so there has been a misunderstanding. It is well lit and has white tiles, so I cannot understand your comments regarding the room being dark and dismal. Incidentally, for information for future guests - if I ever receive any - the shower rooms are being replaced in the near future for wet rooms. The apartment costs £32.00 per day, which I consider a fair price for the facilities we offer, considering a car costs a minimum of £20.00 a day to hire. I also try to add a personal touch by assisting our guests in any way I can before they depart. An example of this was answering your concerns about revisiting Turkey following on from a previous holiday in another resort. On your previous visit to Turkey, you were disappointed with both the facilities and service you received and were concerned, without going into too much detail, about returning to Turkey. As you are aware, this dialogue took place after you had booked and I spent time assisting you via email and telephone. Some owners and larger organisations do not offer this service. As an aside, in the larger villas on the resort, the shower rooms are slightly larger, but then the rental cost is often four times as much. I suppose it all depends what you look for in a holiday. I am sorry if you were disappointed.Regards - Tricia

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absolutely perfect. It was our honeymoon and i couldnt have found a more perfect destination. A definate recommend
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Our third time in Kalkan and, although the prices keep on rising, the town is as beautiful as ever. The locals couldn’t be more welcoming and it was great to see some old friends from our previous visits. Cactus 220 is a lovely apartment and furnished beautifully. A few drinks on the patio, watching the sunset after a stressful day at the pool, was one of the treats of the holiday. Would recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Kalkan. . .but be prepared for the steps!!! (or just wait around for the shuttle bus like me. . .)
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We went to Patara Prince for the first time this year and we cant wait to go back again. With our 15 yo daughter and 12 yo son, we were looking for somewhere they would meet friends and have fun. They met lots of lovely friends and we were able to escape to quiet areas away from the hubub. Kalkan is lovely and although it has lots of shops its not full of tat. The appartment was quite small but we were only there for sleeping and the occassional lunch and supper. Theres a garden area just outside that is fairly private. Tricia the owner of 220 looked after us so well, checking that we had transfers sorted etc. Highly recommend it.
We had a wonderful time - Kalkan and the surrounding contryside are really beautiful, and the weather was perfect - rather hot though! The appartment was perfect for us, having the kids pool and market nearby was a real bonus. Thanks also for recommending for transfers and car hire - both of which we took up. Everything went very well all round. I look forward to the next time we can get away - hopefully next May - well definitely be considering Kalkan and your appartment - and well recommend it to our friends!
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very good and clean excellent air conditioning in 40 degrees!
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Our villa was of a very high standard; we were able to sit on the patio area and sunbathe quite privately, if we chose. Close proximity to the top pool was a plus too; and the air conditioning very useful! The descriptions we read were accurate even with reference to the steepness of the cliff Patara Prince resort is built on. We were very pleased with our choice and would recommend to anybody. The restaurant a la Carte, was excellent and the 25%, off was welcome. we loved the piano bar - very atmospheric!
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It was mostly as described on the website. But we expected it to be nearer to the sea. The resort is build on a hill and the appartment is located allmost at the top. It takes quite some steminar to walk the hill in the summer heat. Fortunately that isn't necessary since the resort has a small van that regularly drives up and down the hill. Besides the allmost nonexistant cooking possibilities, the appartment was to our satisfaction. Beware that in a year or 2 the fence might be covered with plants so you won't have much of a view.
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The villa itself offers comfortable accommodation. It was clean and adequately furnished with pleasant surrounding. The maintenance and reception servcie, however, have room for improvement. For example a light fitting that did not work never got fixed during our stay in spite of more than one reminder.
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We are naturally very sorry to hear of problems with the maintenance and reception service at the Patara Prince Resort and have contacted our guests directly to ascertain the exact nature of the problems they encountered. We would like to assure future guests that, after discussions with the management, new procedures have been introduced to ensure a better service throughout the resort.Our guests have informed us that they will be returning to the apartment next year.John and Tricia Wathen

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Initially I had doubts about the property, it was so reasonably priced that I figured it would be of a low standard. I am glad to say that this is not the case and that it exceeded my expectations, the apartment was very clean, comfortable and well maintained. This extended to the Patara Prince Resort as a whole which was run to a high standard. In short, fantastic villa, great resort, everything you could ask for to make the perfect holiday.
We loved the resort and Kalkan town.It was also an excellent base from which to discover the magnificent coastline.We have been to Turkey several times, but thought this area absolutely stunning and unspoilt.We will certainly be returning.Angela and Stuart
The situation of the resort just outside Kalkan gave us the best of both worlds.The traditional town is complemented by the Patara Prince resort, which nestles on the hillside on the opposite side of the bay.We love water sports and were very impressed with the facilities on offer.We will certainly return. We had a lovely relaxing holiday.

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