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Happy Caretta Hotel

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Room confortable (the bed was a little bit hard), quality breakfast, very nice garden with a wonderful landscape direct in front of ancient Likya tombs. The owner was very kind and helpful. The dinner was delicious. We did not live any problem.

Thank Frappa69
Ilminster, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We have used this hotel several times when visiting the Dalyan area to go to the mud baths and it is of a consistently good standard. The location is excellent, down a quiet road and right on the water front, overlooking the rock tombs. This time we visited with family, including our 4yr old grand daughter. The proprietors were friendly... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

My wife and I have extensively travelled together for three decades, including many trips to Europe. We have stayed at fine hotels on occasion and camped on the beach. We love Happy Caretta because it represents for us what we most seek when we travel: beauty, wonder, great food, peace and ease. Happy Caretta is owned by a lovely family... More 

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Rome, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

You will sit right in front of the spectaclar Lycian Kings' Tombs while tasting one of the delicious fresh fish plates cooked by Mrs Ilknur, that manages, along with her husband, daughter and the staff, this very nice hotel in Dalyan. It is conveniently locatel right on the river where you can take one of the boats heading to the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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118 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stay in Happy Caretta every summer for last four years . This is a riverside hotel in Dalyan with great view. It is just opposite of the King's Tombs. the hotel runs by a lovely family. They are so friendly and always helpful to make your stay great. It is a quite area and only 10 minutes walk from... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

When we arrived to Dalyan we used our GPS to find the hotel. Unfortunately it took us through the main part of town which is blocked off to cars. Finally we found the street and you have to look well to find the hotel. There's not much there in the front. But once you get inside it's like the Garden... More 

Thank Peter J
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed two days here a few weeks ago with my boyfriend. We absolutely loved it. The hotel is situated right on the river with views overlooking the tombs in the cliff. Since we went in the very beginning of tourist season the tombs were not lit up at night, but I imagine in the summer its even more beautiful. Breakfast... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

My friend and I spent 8 days at Dalyan's Happy Caretta Hotel. The family running the hotel is most pleasant, warm and generous. We fell in love with the whole family, the garden, the dogs, the birds, the river, the view. This trip was for fun and rejuvenation and we got everything we needed there and more. The food is... More 

Thank RababAlAmin
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Happy Caretta is a small family run hotel at the Dalyan river. The rooms are clean, but very small and without a balcony. The staff is very friendly, breakfast and dinner are delicious. Most of all we liked the outside area with a nice garden, several comfortable sitting areas and the superb location right on the riverside. The boats going... More 

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127 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stayed here as a family for two nights and regretted it. The location is very nice right on the river; the family who own the hotel are nice people and the garden is pretty. But the rooms are very small and ugly (bathrooms are left in the 1980s), air conditioning does not work (terrible on an august night) and... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Happy Caretta Hotel

Address: Kaunos Sokak No 26, Dalyan 48840, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Dalyan
Price Range: $104 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dalyan
#29 Romantic Hotel in Dalyan
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“Get a room with a double bed, not two singles.”
 of 5 bubbles stevecR9151XE, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“It is a quiet are the room are usually quiet but rooms at the end of the hall are must be more quiet.”
  • view from the garden
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 of 5 bubbles fkokol, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you do have to stay here, negotiate with the owner. They give half price to walk in customers which is what the place is worth anyway”
 of 5 bubbles KenyaTraveller70, 8 Sep 2013 | Read review
“We chose a larger and more expensive room because the 'standard' room was quite pokey.”
 of 5 bubbles CynsontheRoad, 7 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Triple rooms are worth considering as spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 499hamster12, 4 Oct 2012 | Read review
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