It claims to be different, and by local standards this purpose built hotel in Akyaka really is. Architect Nail Cakirhan has contrived quite a pleasing long, angular building from a series of overlapped box shapes, giving a stepped effect along its garden side. Sounds a bit soulless, but it’s not, partly because the exterior is nicely clad in New England-style painted clapboard. Each room has a veranda giving great views to the Aegean – the beach is about 300 m away. Although it’s in the town, the environment is not so much urban as restful-suburban because of the many pine trees, giving off a pleasant resinous scent in the heat and keeping the air dry.
The interior design is simple and modern, somewhat functional, but using good quality materials. Rooms are plain and uncluttered; bathrooms have sophisticated tubs with water massage jets. It’s only 67 km from Dalaman Airport.