|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
New penthouse in a very nice park with beautiful swimming pools. The penthouses have 2 levels.
On the 1st level there are 2 bedrooms (1 with a spacious balcony), 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room (with a big balcony). On the 2nd level there is a bedroom, a bathroom, a small kitchen and a very large terrace. The penthouse are fully equiped (aircon, dish-washer, TV, fridge-freezer, hair dryer, iron, etc.).
Besides the outdoor pool Botanic Gardens offers many more facilities such as an indoor pool, fully equipped gym, restaurant with a beautiful outdoor bar and terrace.
The accommodation and grounds itself was lovely - the rooms were well maintained and when we arrived were clean.
However, the independent website of the complex (which may need updating) -promised a variety of things including a "shopping centre" which turned out to be an empty room with "market" written on the window. The website also mentions a restaurant and cafe in the grounds, which turned out to be a bar, there was also a significant language barrier between myself and the bar staff, which sometimes made things difficult.
It was also mentioned that there is a shuttle bus which runs at regular intervals during the day - on further inspection this was a once a day occurence to a different place each day (and was sometimes more expensive than a taxi). For this reason we decided to rent a car which was definitely necessary as there were no supermarkets, shops, beaches, bars/entertainment etc. within reasonable walking distance.
As a town itself Dalaman is very quiet, we ventured out into the town one night to find a bar to have a drink at, to our shock we ended up at not one but two brothels(!) which were advertised as "bars". For this reason we regularly visited other areas like Dalyan, Fethiye etc which we found were lovely areas visit for eating/drinking/activites.
The few complaints I have about the apartment itself was; the fuse box kept tripping and turning off the electricity, the tap wouldn't switch onto "shower" mode without being held up which made showering somewhat difficult, and the wifi was painstakingly slow inside the apartments.
This penthouse surpassed our expectations, the pictures definitely do not do justice to this apartment,
We were given clear directions to the penthouse, which we followed and got to the complex without losing our way. When we arrived the penthouse was spotless clean and every piece of linen and towels were washed and clean. The management at Botanic Gardens were very helpful and the handover was seamless and stress free. Every appliance in the penthouse worked absolutely fine, we had a minor problem with the boiler which the management promptly fixed.
There was ample parking for our car and the market was not very far where every essential can be purchased from. The locals are very pleasant and very helpful aswell. The complex do have regular shuttle services to Dalaman town and to neighbouring towns.
We were pleasantly surprised with the penthouse, it is more spacious than it seems in the pictures.
We had not problems whatsoever with this penthouse and will definitely stay here again when we return to Dalaman.
Dalaman is an unspoilt traditional Turkish farming town but Dalaman is fast becoming a popular area because of its proximity to the airport and beach. In the town centre there are many amenities such as a weekly market, supermarket shopping facilities and an array of restaurants and bars.
A selection of the activities and places to visit, see more on our website.
* Blue Flag Sarigerme Beach
* Sarsala Beach
* Gocek Marina
* Dalyan - Kaunos, Turtle Beach, and the world famous mud baths
* White water rafting, paragliding, parascending, scuba diving
* Turkish Bath
* Several cruises (daytime and evening)
There are many beaches nearby where you can enjoy the facilities of several Five Star hotels and all the water sport facilities that come with them. There is also the little known Sarsala Beach near Kapicargi which is just a short drive through the mountains, a little further but well worth it for the stunning views.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The rent for a minimum stay of one week includes the costs of cleaning and the use of water, gas and electricity.
The costs of transfer from and to the airport are not included in the rent. It's no problem for us to arrange your transfer from- and to Dalaman Airport.
It is mandatory that you have your own personal travel insurance for all members of the travelling party which incorporates the duration of the stay. We can not accept liability for any personal claims.
Methods of payment: 25 % at confirmation of the booking by bank transfer and 75 % by bank transfer at least 30 days before the start of your holiday. Payments by means of credit card (through PayPal) possible.
It is mandatory that you have your own personal travel insurance which incorporates the duration of the stay. We can not accept liability for any personal claims.