Self catering apartment,situated in exclusive Patara Prince resort,with full use of facilities. Magnificient Views of Kalkan bay. Genuine discounts available. Private shoreline. A Kalkan delight!
Cactus 218 Is a fully equiped apartment on the exclusive Patara Prince Resort.. It has superb sea and mountain views over Kalkan bay. .
It has the benefit of club membership, which entitles you to discounted rate of 25% at the resorts great restaurants and bars!! and the freedom of being self catering.
The apartment comprises of one double bedroom/ living room and secluded south facing private terrace.
The apartment will sleep four and is air conditioned.
The bedroom is furnished with two single beds.
The living room is furnished with a a king size bed plus a 26 channel satellite cable television.
There is a table and chairs to dine indoors or on the terrace.
Relax on the terrace on the two sunloungers provided, whilst admiring the fantastic sea view and tropical gardens. In fact we bought this particular apartment because it had one of the best views!!! plus it feels private and secluded.
The kitchen is compact but has all you require to rustle up your meals or to just make tea! , .
The bathroom has a shower, basin and loo.
Bed linen and towels are provided and regularly changed. The apartment is cleaned twice a week.
Nearby there is a mini market for you to purchase your groceries and essentials, fresh fruit and vegetables.
The Patara Prince Resort is a famously recognised Hotel and Resort. It offers seclusion and privacy yet is only a few minutes walk away from the centre of Kalkan. Set on a hill overlooking Kalkan bay it boasts stunning views. The Patara Prince Resort is a "grand design" with use of local stone and lush plantation that sympathetically enhance the natural surroundings, that reach down to the sea, Based on a neo classic design,The architect has created atmosphere, elegance and style. The facilities could easily fill your day. They include private sun platforms. water sports, diving lessons, tennis courts, volleyball, restaurants and bars, shops, gym, haman, sauna, massage to name a few! Also a choice of two seawater pools and a fresh water pool, plus a childrens pool and water slide and handy kiddies club.
The resort has its own shuttle bus which together with the sea-side panoramic elevator provide easy access throughout the resort.
A private water taxi will ferry you across to Kalkan, or to secluded beaches only accessable by boat!
Kalkan is a pretty fishing town built on a hillside with a grid of streets sloping down to the harbour, just a 15 minute stroll away.
The restaurant scene is very good indeed, that caters for all tastes, from traditional Turkish dishes, fresh fish and international cuisine. Many restaurants have roof top terraces to enjoy great views of the bay, and not a McDonalds in sight!
Walk around Kalkans narrow winding streets and discover unique little shops that sell local crafts, from jewellery, carpets, ceramics, leather, Turkish delight and spices. Not to mension boutiques that offer their own alteration services!
There is a weekly local market in Kalkan where you can rub shoulders with the locals.
Explore the many interesting and beautiful sights in the area, easily reached by local transport, car or bike hire. Or choose from the many excusions.
Why not visit Patara beach , just a short bus ride away, with its stunning unspoilt 20km stretch of white sands, and clamber about the infinite archaelogical sites such as its amphitheatre?
Take local transport a little further along the breathtaking coast to Kas, and perhaps stop off to swim at the perfect little beach of Kaputas, with its turquoise sea.
You will never be bored with the countless thing to do and see!
We had a fantastic holiday staying at Cactus 218, the apartment was clean and had everything you need and the view was lovely as its at the top of the resort. We were there end of september and spent most of our time relaxing by the top pool which was lovely and peaceful. In the evenings we walked over to Kalkan and had some wonderful meals out and a few drinks after.
Apartment was in a great location for us,only a few yards from the well-stocked market-shop and the infinity pool, where the views down to the bay and up to the hills were great. The walk to the bottom of the site to get to restaurants, sea pools and sea was steep okay, but you could catch a shuttle bus if timed right.
The apartment itself was clean and pleasantly furnished, with good views from the balcony. Not having air con in the second bedroom was a disadvantage and we did assume wed have some sort of welcome pack, but didnt.
The resort was not busy and the staff generally were very helpful. The transfer from Dalaman was quite long but the current road improvements should shorten that.
Although the property had been freshly painted and was in good taste, the second bedroom was literally feet away from the road, meaning one had to keep the window closed all night. The bathroom is very basic with an inadequate shower that you can only use as a hand shower as the hook on the wall would only work for a seven foot giant. The water was either scalding or freezing cold and it was difficult at times to find a comfortable temperature. The space described as a kitchen is one unit, a plug in two ring hotplate and a small oven/grill. There was no salad bowl and only one wine glass. Even the most basic cooking in Turkey requires a salad! The tap in the kitchen needed a new washer and was loose on the fixing, meaning it dripped constantly. Despite reporting this to reception on three separate occasions nothing was done. The kitchen tap spurted out boiling water when you turned it on, meaning we both had scalds as the water came out in spurts. The kitchen and bathroom were inadequate and old fashioned, but this seems to be the way the place was built 15 so years ago. We were told that there would be tea and coffee for us on our arrival....this consisted of two teabags and a quarter of a small jar of coffee. There was only one duster sized tea towel so make sure you pack some. On a more positive note, it was only £299 a week which was very cheap as it comfortably sleeps two couples. The resort is very nice with a wonderful sea water pool and beautiful landscaping. The staff were on the whole friendly and helpful but perhaps the non appearance of the maintenance man is what Turkey is all about.....relaxed and friendly but not terribly efficient. There is a small supermarket just outside the complex which sells basics (but no fruit or veg you would want to do anything but throw out) so it is quite a trek into Kalkan to get stocked up (unless you want to eat all meals in the resort restaurants which are quite reasonable but not very inspiring.)
Rather than pack a beach towel, buy one of the cotton towels they use in the Turkish bath (in Kalkan) for about a fiver in sterling. That saves a lot of room in your suitcase and is fine for the pool to put on your sunbed.
Reply from Susan
Unfortunately you will always get people that focus on the negative aspects and underestimate the positives. We do apologize about the dripping tap, it was due to the solar panel system and it has now been fixed, and the shower is very easy to use. No welcome pack was requested but enough tea and coffee were left as a favour, it’s a pity that it wasn’t received in the spirit that it was intended. No mention of course of the generous other complimentary items such as shower gel, shampoo, lotion, nail files, sewing kits etc, etc. or the excellent maid service that comes in alternate days.. We are still puzzled about the non existence of wine glasses. However the guest did mention that the apartment has been freshly painted and furnished in good taste. And that the resort is very nice and at £299 is very good value for money and comfortably sleeps two couples, plus all set in a nice resort with beautiful landscaping, with full use of the many facilities it can’t all be bad!!
Well what can we say the apartment was fantastic the views and resort
were the same!!!
We had some wonderful meals and fabulous day trips. We can honestly
say it was the best holiday we have ever had and would definately
consider a return visit. The steps were a challenge on certain days but
that added to the fun. Im really missing my morning coffee looking out
onto the sea. We took a fantastic picture when the sun was coming down
over the top pool which is now been transfered to canvas and is situated
pride of place in our conservitory!
Thank you again regards
Lesley Sean and Sian
5 other reviews
We returned from a fabulous holiday in Cactus 218 in June 2011. What a fantastic location! All amenities are close by and the use of the hotel facilities added to our enjoyment. The hotel offers many services, a haman, restaurants, small disco and three lovely pools to mention but a few. The apartment went beyond all our expectations. It was tastefully decorated ,spacious and contained all the equipment required for our stay.
The owners Nigel and Sue Lewin made every effort to make our stay so special. The information pack was very helpful and the personal touch provided from Nigel and Sue by recommending their favourite places was much appreciated. We would recommend this wonderful place to anyone and intend to revisit soon.
The views for the property were stunning, and the apartment itself was clean and tidy with all you would need for a comfortable stay.
The people were so friendly, the food was excellent, and it wont be the last time we visit.
I have stayed at this apartment twice now, most recently with two friends when we visited Kalkan in November. Its an absolutely lovely apartment in a beautiful peaceful setting and I would certainly recommend it. Its very clean and has been newly decorated. The living room has doors that open on to a balcony with a table and chairs and sunloungers, with a view out across the beautiful grounds of the Patara Prince Resort to the sea. The kitchen is perfectly equipped for making meals - which we did a couple of nights, and it was still warm enough to eat out on the balcony. The apartment is situated at the top of the resort, quite close to the parking area and a small shop. There is a pool at the top of the resort, and 2 more pools down at the hotel.
The resort itself is stunningly beautiful - flowers, trees everywhere and it is a lovely walk down to the hotel where we often went for breakfast. We got a discount on everything we ate and drank at the hotel. It is a bit of a climb walking back up but good exercise - or you can take the resorts shuttle bus. In the summer there is a small boat to take you across to Kalkan for a few turkish lira.
I shall be returning there again!
This is our second time at this apartment, it was just as relaxing as the first.It is well equipped with stunning sea views.The resort has three lovely pools as well as turquoise clear sea to swim and snorkel in.Kalkan offers many excellent restaurants with the Ibo.Kosk, and arena being amongst our favourites. This holiday is going to be hard to beat,we will be back.
The Patara Prince resort is fantastic, nothing else compares to this beautiful place! with every thing you need to enjoy a wonderful holiday, the staff were helpful and polite, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The apartment is clean light and bright with great views, we will be definatly going back!
Balcony or terrace Outside lighting Parking Private garden
Sea view Shared garden Tennis court
Fully equiped, Full use of hotel and resort facilities, club member 25% discount in hotel restaurants and bars.There is a supermarket nearby .Superb views of mountains and sea, privacy, tranquility, Walking distance to Kalkan, Private boat service to town and beaches. TRANSFERS ARRANGED.