Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
Description of Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
It is little wonder that heaps of thank-you letters flood in from around the globe every year addressed to this little beach holiday guesthouse in Turkey. Its cheerful owner, Akif, infuses the hotel with his laid-back charm and warm charisma. Not only do you feel at home here, you are made to feel like part of the family.
Ideally located directly on Cirali Beach, the accommodation is tranquil, informal and offers the ultimate relaxing beach holiday in Turkey, even breakfast and meal times are not fixed. With only 5 wooden beach side chalets and another 3 chalets set 200 meters further back in the orange grove, the property feels exclusive but never pretentious.
Chalets are designed for 2, 3 or 4 people in an open plan configuration comprising of a double bed and 2 singles. (Additional occupancy fees apply). There are also 3 family chalets which have a second bedroom with two single beds for the children.
All produce is local and fresh, the breakfast is so rich, our guests often photograph it, the eggs from free range chickens and even the bread is baked on site. Occasionally Akif's mum drops by with her home made cakes, jams and other delights to add yet more vibrancy to the food. Evening meals are candle lit and served on the beach patio.
Surrounded by glorious mountains and blessed with crystal clear waters, the beach of Cirali is so large it never feels crowded even in peak season. The beach is under protection as it is a nesting ground for sea turtles. As such, you will not find any banana boats or paragliders anywhere in sight. Heaven!
Facilities on this beach holiday in Turkey
All 8 chalets have a minibar, en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and a private porch. You are surrounded by a lush garden full of fruit trees that guests are welcome to pick. Our chef prepares great food everyday, the breakfast is large and imaginative with plenty of olives, cheeses, muesli, fresh yogurt, honey, a diverse array of home made jams, fresh eggs and more.
Evening meals are usually 4 courses with plenty of salads and vegetables sourced from local organic farmers. Fresh bread is baked on site everyday. The guest house is located directly on the beach and it is family safe.
Activities: Cycling (bikes provided free), beach, nature walks, hiking, archaeological ruins and relaxation are all possible on your beach holiday in Turkey. We have now added wireless broadband internet for laptop users. How to find this beach holiday in Turkey The hotel is located on the beach in Cirali, which is off the main coastal road between Antalya and Kas in Southern Turkey. We normally arrange collection from the airport for our guests (Antalya airport is 1 hr 30 min drive). Please contact us for assistance with your holiday in Turkey.
31 Reviews of Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
Reviewed on 08 Aug 2018 by Helen TigheGreat....only wish I'd had more time Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Apr 2018 by Kathyrn DavyJust generally beautiful scenery, friendly people and good food. Enjoyed visiting the Yanartas. Ten out of ten! We love Cirali beach and Hotel Bellerofon! Read full review
Reviewed on 01 May 2018 by Diane BlakeleySeeing turtles out at sea in the bay, whilst walking the Lycian Way footpath. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2015 by Alison JohnsonFabulous, relaxing and comfortable. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Aug 2015 by James CoatesThe peace and quiet! 4 stars! Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2014 by Su WinsburyIt's a very special place and we had a fabulous holiday - it will be hard to beat. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jul 2014 by Olga Coulton-ShawExceptional, unforgettable...The people at the hotel, the peace and solitude of the place, nature Read full review
Reviewed on 13 May 2014 by Kathryn SpaldingProbably one of the best holidays we have ever had. If you're looking for somewhere to relax, good food, wonderful people, as little or as much to do and see as you like then book now! Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2014 by Rob DimeryVery good for food and weather. Hotel had very friendly staff. taking boat trips around the coast. Snorkelling in the sea...Just lounging around on the beach reading was hugely enjoyable! Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Oct 2013 by Amy ColemanThe rest and relaxation was wonderful... Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jul 2013 by Edward ParkerCirali is a beautiful area - breathtaking mountains surrounding the crystal clear water and pebble beach. I highly recommend rising one morning at dawn and heading to the beach to watch the loggerhead turtles hatching - an unforgettable experience and definitely worth an early start. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2013 by Nic TudgeExcellent; best holiday in years....Fantastic welcome and marvellous service in magical surroundings. Food absolutely excellent, and lots of it. Chimera is fascinating; visited twice in spite of the incredibly hot walk up the hill. Not to be missed. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Jun 2013 by Bess HillsFive stars brilliant.....the over all memorable moment was lots of moments just chilling out at the Turkish style cushioned area under the trees, smelling the heavenly scents that the garden gave off (not to mention the food) and going for a swims in the crystal clear water. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Oct 2013 by Steve BicknellExcellent. Completely relaxing from start to finish. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2013 by Elizabeth CroftDelightful, Staff really helpful in contacting the airport lost luggage department when Easyjet lost my luggage! Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Aug 2013 by Victoria ClagueThe most memorable part was the wildlife - seeing baby turtles hatching as the sun was coming up - our resident octopus in its hole just near the beach, tortoises mating and my children loving the cats and playing with them. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2013 by Richard StainerVery good. The Bellarfron Hotel is very good, with excellent food and delightful people. The accommodation was first rate. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2013 by Maeve MacavockWonderful, really enjoyed it and would certainly return and recommend Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Jun 2013 by Sue HumphreyWithout doubt the best holiday for years...food, people, accommodation, cleanliness, clear blue sea, atmosphere & calm. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Aug 2012 by Simon PaineThe most memorable part of the holiday was the evening meals in the restaurant in total silence apart from the sound of the sea gently lapping against the beach. Wandering through the ruins of Olympus. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Oct 2012 by Jayne EllisThe holiday was lovely....Sitting under the stars (fabulous Milky Way) eating our evening meal on the beach with the tables placed round a bonfire. Good food, good company, a bottle of wine, bliss! Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Sep 2012 by Sue DinhamFantastic location and views and wonderful hospitality from local people. Truly memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2012 by Jan PullenThe most memorable part of the holiday was the lovely villa set in fabulous gardens with views out over the sparkling sea to the islands and to Kas. The friendly people and the great food. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2012 by Pat ReidThe most exciting part was seeing the Chimaera, we cycled there from the hotel one evening to see the 'burning rocks' - quite a climb to get there in the heat but well worth it. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jun 2012 by Hannah BevisIt was all fantastic: completely relaxing and just what we needed. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Aug 2011 by Steve BicknellIt was a great break. A good combination of relaxation and filling my need to go and explore. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2011 by Marion CowanRelaxing by the beach and the beautiful clean sea on the Turquoise Coast was most memorable. Very relaxing, very enjoyable. Lovely people. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2011 by Robert AlberyMost memorable was the boat trip down the coast, as recommended by the resort owner. For a relaxing week in a beautiful location it was wonderful. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Aug 2011 by Neil HorneExcellent for total relaxation, peace and swimming. Cicadas were the loudest noise all week. Watching turtle hatchlings make their way to the sea from their nests at dawn was most memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jul 2011 by Sara PouriFantastic. From the food to the location to the way we were looked after, everything was exactly what we wished for. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jul 2011 by Henriqueta FurtadoThe location of the hotel and the environment was nice and children friendly. Food was good and staff very friendly. And I would recommend the place to anybody wanting to recharge their batteries. Read full review
PlanetThe beach is a popular nesting site for the species known as Caretta Caretta. Protecting them may also save the area from major development. There are few places left in Turkey, perhaps the whole Mediterranean, that are as pure and as beautiful as Olympos beach. We feel we must do anything we can to help preserve it. We aim to help local conservation by raising awareness to the plight of endangered sea turtles. Since turtles attract tourism, locals have reconciled their protection, way of life and life cycle with that of income from tourism. It is now in everybody's interest to ensure that the sea turtles are protected and that any development in the area considers this.
The beach is also home to various rare species of plants including Sand Lilies.
PeopleThe accommodation is an independent small hotel that maintains high standards of responsibility with regards to its operation; composting of organic waste, recycling bins, no use of chemicals or pesticides in the gardens, solar heating panels for hot water and low energy bulbs and appliances where possible. Careful consideration has also been put into the construction of these cottages so that they work in harmony with their surroundings. All cottages are built entirely from wood, no concrete is used in their construction. In theory, the cottages can be removed at any time with no scar on the landscape or environment.
Food produce is mainly sourced from local farms, organic where possible. The village of Cirali has several farms that are certified organic! This hotel is family run and also contributes positively to the local village economy; airport transfers and other related operational tasks are done by local people.