You love to be personally greeted by the owner?
You love your room to be typically decorated?
You love first hand Insider Tips from the locals?
And you love proactive but discreet service?
If you can answer only one of these questions with a „yes“, then you are in the right place, when you are choosing the Boutique Hotel Sultan Konak in Alaçati.
Not an acomodation of the Superlative, but of the Detail.
It starts with the Welcome with home made lemonade, fresh cake, detail loving room decoration in Ottoman style and Insider Tips from locals.
One of the highlights is the breakfast, nearly everything is home made and explained by the hostess. One more time you notice, that you are in a Boutique Hotel. You will not find Nutella, but instead local honey, self made jam, a typical cheese selection, fresh olive oil with tasty herbs and to top it all, the Omelette à la Sultan Konak.
One day and one night are much too short for this place.
To come back soon, the farewell is held in a traditional Turkish way.
While we are starting to leave, the hostess spells water on the street behind us for a safe journey but moreover for wishing to come back soon.
If that helps, I am soon sleeping again like a Sultan in the canopy bed and will be only woken up, when the fresh breakfast waits for me in the garden.
Until then our way guides us to Bodrum to the ENA Boutique Hotel.
WHAT MIGHT DISTURB YOU:
The view to a road in the far distance
Not each room provides a bath tub.
Not each room has a balcony or a window to open.
WHAT YOU MIGHT LIKE:
The short distance to the picturesque place Alaçati, which only knows local tourists (ca. 10 minutes)
At any time parking in front of the hotel available.
Just 10 minutes by car to the Surfer Beach with Hippie- and In-Crowd Flair and wonderful Turkish Beach Clubs, more cool Flair is simply not possible, except Hawaii maybe
WHAT YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND:
Enough cash, this corner of Turkey is not the cheapest with its high-end clientele from Ankara and Istanbul.
On the first day of Ramadan , the bazar in Izmir has shorter opening times.
On the first day of Ramadan the streets of Alaçati are busy until late night. Do not forget to make a reservation upfront in one of the excellent restaurants.
Also consider the soon to come article in the rubric WOW FOOD about Alancha Fusion Restaurant (http://alancha.com/en/home.html).
Have you stayed in the Sultan Konak Boutique Hotel? Or do you have any Insider Information of this area? Please leave your comment here.