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TravelPod Member ReviewsGardenia Boutique Hotel Kas
Very helpful staff, short walk to the town centre and ALL the restaurants.hotel does not have a lift and 3rd floor is worth the view after the marble stair trek. great view from breakfast deck.Laundry done at reasonable price over night.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gardenia Boutique Hotel Kas
Absolutely the best hotel in Kas
When you step in your room in Gardenia, your holiday starts, with the perfect clean and fresh air of your room. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, well furnished and also have magnificent view. If you want a peacefull holiday it's the perfect choice.
The owners of the hotel are very kind, friendly and helpfull in every subject like daily trips or where to eat for lunch. The extra snacks are very cheap and also well presented.
Gradenia is one of the hotels that me and my husband are looking forward to go again for a peacefull and problem free holiday.
As all the other reviews have emphasised, the Gardenia is a fabulous hotel with excellent rooms (particularly the bathrooms) and wonderful staff. My girlfriend and I loved our stay and my birthday was made extra special when I was presented with a delicious birthday cake on the terrace. The owner and his staff ensured that our holiday in Kas exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend this friendly, stylish and tranquil hotel.
Fantastic place to stay!!
We spent 2 weeks in Turkey for our honeymoon and the Gardenia was our favorite hotel!! The family owned hotel had a great personal feel to it. When they found out we were on our honeymoon they had a bottle of champagne and fruit waiting for us when we arrived. The hotel is steps away from one of Kas' beach clubs and a very short walk from the restaurants and shops of Kas. I recommend the Gardenia with all the confidence that you will have an incredible time too!
Our best hotel in Turkey
We arrived at the Gardenia four hours after finishing a gullet boat trip in Fethiye. Needless to say we were hot, sticky and exhausted. We arrived at the Gardenia, were told that tea and cakes were offered at 4pm on the flower strewn terrace, and then proceeded to take a shower in the largest, most beautiful bathroom we have ever seen. The bathroom alone could have been a vacation spot. Clean and refreshed, we sat on the terrace overlooking the water, drank tea, ate cake and congratulated ourselves for finding a truly refined and sophisticated hotel. The rooms were splendid -- just minimalist enough without sacrificing luxury. They offered us internet access from their computer and were always solicitous of our needs. The hotel had no pool, which is a drawback on hot days, but the swimming club was just across the street and the ocean is great.
The Gardenia is quiet and romantic, modern and luxurious. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Kas.
This is a really excellent hotel in which to stay in Kas. Because it is small the owner and staff have time to spend with guests and are very willing to help with any problems that a tourist may encounter. The hotel is up some steps from the road, which can be tricky after a large meal of "manti" and Efes, but does means that there is a wonderful view over the "terraced" beach towards the islands, and that there is a coooling breeze. This is especially useful for breakfast and evening drinks on the patio. The rooms are not that large, but pleasantly laid out and well decorated, with varied artwork leading upstairs to the rooms. The whole hotel has recently been refurbished, which makes it clean and uncluttered, with new furniture etc, and a very relaxed atmosphere. Language is unlikely to be a problem here, as the owner is quite happy chatting in both English and German, in addition to Turkish naturally. A definite bonus, as far as I was concerned, is that children are not allowed to stay.
We love Gardenia Hotel
I need to say, I totally agree to what was said so far.
My wife and I come to Kas for the last 5 years. In our first year we stayed in a hotel with sea-view and all, but somehow we didn't feel relaxed and taken care of. The rooms were small, the beds weren't in a good condition, and the service wasn't good either. However, as we fell in love with Kas we decided to return the following year, so we went to check out a few hotels and pensions in and around town. That's how we found Aquapark were we stayed at for the following years. Quality wise it was better then what we have seen so far. But the problem was the distance to town (you need to take a Taxi), so leaving hotel always was a big decision for us and often we ended up staying in instead of going to town, which is a marvellous place to be.
So this year we decided to give up on our expectations concerning the hotel and stay in Kas again, and luckily we found this small hotel named Gardenia. From the first moment we felt welcomed, the hosts are very well educated and are of a very European style and have a lot of travel experiences - (I am not sure, but I think the whole host-family is fluent in up to 5 or 6 languages - amazingly Japanese, Hindu, German, English (of course), and some Italian if I am correct).
The rooms are nice and newly furbished, the view from the terrace (and I am not exaggerating here) is breathtaking, the beach is just in front of the hotel. Needless to say it was just perfect for us. Not only staying in this hotel really made our trip, but also having nice chats with the host and other customers. It felt like coming home to a big family. First we didn't understand why we haven't heard of this place before, but then others in the hotel told us, that they want to keep it secret because of the few rooms (11 rooms) and they are afraid that they won't get a room the next time.
For us Gardenia hotel is the only choice in the entire region.
Ok, there is a downside to it. As mentioned earlier, you need to take a lot of stairs into account, but that's about everywhere in Kas.
Ein excellentes Hotel
Als Stammgast seit mehreren Jahren kann ich zum gelungenen Umbau nur gratulieren! Klein aber sehr fein. Mit einer sehr charmanten Hotelleitung!
A touch of class in Kas
Up until now Kas hotels have represented a difficult choice. If you wanted a "better" hotel you really had to stay on the peninsula but then you were away from this charming town. If you wanted to stay in town (a wise decision) then you had to accept that the overall quality of the hotels was simply less good. We've returned to Kas for years but I don't recall that we have ever particularly wanted to return to any of the hotels.
Up until now that is............
The Gardenia is small, newly refurbished, and very comfortable. It's in the quiet part of a quiet town with super views (front rooms of course). Good bathrooms - very good bathrooms - from Thailand. Lots of art from around the world in the public areas. A sense of design here and there. International winelist. Boutique.
But the difference is in the service. The Gardenia genuinely sets out to meet your expectations and is I think a reflection of its owners best experiences in their own wide travels. Spend some time chatting with Omar Bay and you will soon realise that his hotel is a model of what he wants from the hotels around the world that he stays in. And as far as I'm concerned he succeeds. Hands down.
OK - so there isn't a bar (plenty of those to choose from a few hundred metres away) and there isn't a pool (good beachclubs just across the road). This is a positive as it means you get out, which you should be doing anyway. Other than Omar's wonderful English the staff are a little challenged linguistically - have some fun learning some Turkish.
The only downside is the steps, pretty much an issue with anywhere in Kas, so not really for people with mobility issues.
The Gardenia is on my (very short) list of hotels around the world to which I want to become a "regular."
Hoem away from home
I was in this nice hotel last week. I found the hotel with a recommendation from my friend. After staying in the hotel for a week, I have seen that the view, service, quality, staff and everything that comes to mind in a hotel was perfect enough. Also the hotel was clean and shining. I can recommend everyone to visit this hotel if you make your way to Kas. It is food steps away from the center and yet still far away from noise. You wont regret it..
Been to this lovely hotel this year. Good price and even tho they have 11 rooms, they are better than a 5 star hotel in my opinion. Everything is renewed, staff is exteremely friendly and whats more.. If you do not stay there, at least go visit the hotel and you will understand what I mean. Hotel is located just in front of the Beach in Kucukcakil.
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