Truffle Residences Apartments, Kalkan, Turkey
From $75 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Boutique apartments, the first of a new concept in Kalkan, Turkey, providing superior self-catering accommodation that offers the exclusivity of a boutique hotel with the freedom of a luxurious apartment.
Truffle Residences comprises a self-contained block of 5 duplex apartments with a shared sun terrace, swimming pool and BBQ. There are three 2 bedroomed apartments and two 3 bedroomed apartments. The 3 bedroomed apartments have their own spa pool and BBQ on their private roof terraces. All apartments have superb views of Kalkan Bay.
Truffle Residences is centrally located in Kalkan with the Old Town, shops, harbour and many res...taurants/bars within a 5 minute walk. Group bookings are also taken for up to all 5 apartments, for family groups or friends that wish to holiday together but at the same time have their own space.
Guests staying at Truffle Residences will be provided with Truffle's signature products:
Egyptian cotton sheets, luxury Truffle towels (including beach towels), Truffle bath robes and complimentary Truffle slippers;
Complimentary exclusive Truffle toiletries made from natural products;
Complimentary Truffle organic cotton beach/shopping bag;
Welcome Hamper consisting of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bottled water, bread, butter and jam.Read more
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Truffle Residences Apartments, Kalkan, Turkey
Kalkan, Turkish Mediterranean Coast, Turkey
Additional Location Information
All round year holiday destination with historical sites and fantastic beaches (Patara Beach). Kalkan is a historic fishing village set in a fantastic bay with breathtaking landscape and is the ideal getaway nestled in the heart of the Lycian region of the Turkish Mediterranean Turquoise coast.
Kalkan is a harbour town set in a bay with a breathtaking landscape. It is located on Turkeyâ€™s south west coast, between the towns of Fethiye (85 km to the west) and Kas (27 km to the east). With dramatic views of the Taurus Mountains behind and shimmering sea views of the Mediterranean to the front of the town.
Kalkan is known for its horseshoe harbour full of fishing boats and gulets, its narrow streets, Ottoman houses and roof terrace bars and restaurants where you can leisurely dine with a fantastic choice of many restaurants whilst watching the sunset over the harbour and listen to the call to prayer from the waterside mosque.
Kalkan has numerous boutique-style shops selling an array of jewellery, clothing, leather goods, Turkish carpets and lighting. Every Thursday there is a local open-air market selling anything from fresh vegetables, clothing, household goods to herbs and spices. A great place to wander round and do a bit of bartering. Ladies, there is plenty of choice for retail therapy !
Kalkan is ideal for couples looking for a romantic break but also suits families or groups of friends.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby
Last updated on September 14, 2014
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Rates above are for the apartment Mellow Mocca, which is 2 bedroomed (sleeps 4).
Please see our website www.truffleresidences.com for rates of other 2 and 3 bedroomed apartments (prices are in GB Sterling)
- Linens Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
What Past Guests Are Saying
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128 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Mellow Mocca is a Turkish Delight!
The accommodation is in the perfect location in Kalkan. There is no need to hire a car or to pay for taxis. From the main road at the front of the apartments it is a very short level walk to the Old Town restaurants and shops. The bakery up the hill has fantastic fresh bread and is amazing value for money. The bay is visible from the main bedroom balcony. There can not be a better view to greet you every morning than the sparkling blue sea of Kalkan. The apartment itself was clean and equipped with everything that we needed for our stay. The pool area was very well maintained. There is not a shallow end in the pool and so arm bands were needed for our non-swimmer but on the positive side it meant that us adults were able to swim properly. The owner greeted us from our transfer taxi. This was incredibly helpful as he was able to show us to and around our apartment. We couldn't fault the accommodation, the location, the weather or the amenities. The Turkish people were incredibly friendly and we definitely hope to be going back sometime in the not too distant future.
Mr & Mrs Riley
Lovely apartment in prime location!
We recently returned from a weeks stay in the 'Cool Mint' apartment which is part of the Truffle Residences complex. The apartment was on the ground floor and had perfect access to the generous sized shared pool and had pleasant views over Kalkan bay. The sun loungers around the pool (which had the sun all day) were very comfortable and there was also an outside dining area. The apartment itself was well equipped and the master bedroom was very spacious.
Having stayed in several villas in different parts of Kalkan, this was by far the best location as you are right on the edge of town, literally 2 minutes to the main restaurant areas. The apartments are all very modern, clean and well maintained, their location just adds to the overall package. We saw Nigel several times during our stay and he was always very obliging and helpful.
5 stars !!!
Immaculate accommodation, particularly well provided kitchen and
The apartment is wonderful, great open plan kitchen/ sitting room. Bedrooms all good & Very welcoming hosts who had provided the great bare necessities for breakfast next morning. Very easy access and central to the town. We were lucky that October was a quiet month, tourist-wise, I think the height of the season would have been very noisy.
Just loved everything about the place.
Truffle Residences are very well located 5 minutes into town, making catering very easy. Also well placed for a huge selection of restaurants. Very comfortable rooms and good showers, lovely views from the balcony. Nigel and Mel go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
The pool not too large, makes it more intimate, so not rows of sunbeds!
Will certainly be going back.
great relaxed holiday
Truffle apartment great location in kalkan 5 minute walk into town.We did not have a bad meal all holiday fabulous restaurants and truffle discount card is a nice touch.
Truffles is a very clean and comfortable apartment with good views over the town and sea.
I will be definitely be going back to stay
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Stayed for 2 weeks in theses stunning apartments - Bohemian Raspberry.
Met on arrival by the Nigel who explained everything. Welcome pack was excellent - more than enough to get you through the first few hours before panicking about shopping.
Very clean and comfortable, well furnished and equipped.
Location is absolutely superb, no need for long walks home up the hills or taxis here and there. Kipa / Tesco is 2 mins walk away.
Use of the Dream Hotel facilities is a boon, definitely the best pool area in Kalkan.
There's nothing not to like about Truffle - so much so we're booked for next year already.
A perfect location and venue in a lovely resort - an experience
Our visit to Truffle Residences was a last minute break after a very busy year, and we couldn't have asked for a better venue. Having long wanted to visit Kalkan, the resort more than lived up to expectations, and my husband and I, and our 19-year-old daughter all succumbed to its charms. We stayed in a three-bedroomed apartment, Devine Seville, and the view of the mountains and Kalkan Bay from its roof terrace was stunning. Watching the sun rising over the mountains and sea, and enjoying a glass of wine at sunset, added significantly to the pleasure of our holiday, and a dip in the plunge pool after a day at the beach was the perfect finishing touch. The apartment was very well appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting room and bedrooms, and two excellent shower rooms, all with marble tiled floors and air conditioning which provided a cool retreat in the heat. The fact that the Truffle apartments are located within five minutes' walk of several good supermarkets, greengrocers, an excellent butcher and a patisserie, makes self- catering a breeze and a really pleasurable experience, given the quality of the local produce. The 100+ restaurants in Kalkan offer a range of culinary delights to satisfy even the most exacting palate, and a two-week holiday is nowhere near sufficient to sample enough of them - definitely a good excuse to return.
Truffle Residences is situated within an easy walk of the harbour and beach, and the walk back uphill definitely helps maintain fitness levels. We really enjoyed swimming from the beach - not least because of the beautifully clear sea - and the proximity of the harbourside restaurants and cafes was perfect for a mid-day snack. A tip: access to the water is much easier on the feet at the shingly end of the beach, near to the harbour. We also enjoyed excellent beach days at Yali beach club and Patara, and a memorable boat trip from Kekova to see the fascinating sunken city and the crusader castle at Simena .
Second stay in Truffle's Cool Mint
We were so pleased with Cool Mint in 2012 that we returned. It is so perfectly placed, close to shops and restaurants that it is pretty much the perfect place to stay in Kalkan.Nigel and his team are helpful at all times and the transfers are very reliable. Can be thoroughly recommended - although it is up for sale at the moment so may not be available in future.
Richmond, North Yorkshire
Ideal Views and Location
Ideal apartment if you want a central location with a view. Pool area not brilliant but you are able to use the adjoining "Dream" hotel's pool which is a lovely pool with luxurious sunbeds. Drinks are also very reasonable at the Hotel. The apartment was a good size, however, the bedrooms did lack space, especially drawers. The main bedroom was lovely and spacious with a fantastic view. The apartment contained everything that you could possibly need (and more) for a self catering holiday. Nigel was very accommodating and even helped us move to our next abode the following week. Overall I would highly recommend this apartment and for those of you who have stayed up on the hill in Kalkan, it was heaven just walking as far as the taxi rank roundabout and you are home :-)
Truffles residences have everything you need for a fantastic holiday in the pretty resort of Kalkan. The apartments are in a fantastic central location just a stones throw away from the old town,restaurants and beach. They are spotlessly clean,beautifully & thoughtfully furnished, with every home comfort you wish for. The customer service we received from the owners was wonderful.
We would thoroughly recommend staying at Truffles and could not fault anything with the accomodation.
A luxuriously chilled funfilled holiday
From start to finish our holiday was a success. On arrival our transfer vehicles were waiting to take us to Kalkan.Nigel was waiting to greet us at the villa. Mellow Mocha was beautiful,it had everything you could possibly need, exceptionally equipt.It was handy not having to take any towels on holiday, they were all taken and washed regularly and the bedding.The master bed was so comfy, i did not want to leave it. The location of this villa was very central,it was perfect for all our needs.We are a relatively young family that did not struggle with all the hills in Kalkan, if you are are elderly, disablied or have pushchairs this may not be ideal-lots of steps too.Kalkan has plenty to offer. The people are wonderfully friendly, the food superb,healthy and interesting.We loved haggling at the Thursday market! You must visit the Kalamari Beach Club, and go out on a boat trip for the day. All in all a fab holiday- Thank you Nigel
A great apartment and real home from home on the edge of the old
We had a 3 bed apartment that was really comfortable, with great facilities, views over the bay and old town from the balcony. The private plunge pool was great for a quick dip to cool off. Restaurants and shops within a couple of minutes walk and access to the hotel next door to use the pool , bar and restaurant made everything closer. The old town really is only 5 mins away and 10 mins to the harbour. Kalkan is a mainly British resort in terms of visitors but we only saw Turkish bars and restaurants not British pubs. Food is fantastic, and the local people are really friendly. Nigel and Mel from Truffle made we had everything we needed. We could have happily stayed for a 3rd week. Plenty of site seeing 30-60 mins away if you can handle the heat, but may be best left to visit these locations on cooler days outside of the main summer season. Loads of boat trips locally from the harbour and scuba diving as well for complete novices and 1st timers to seasoned divers (I went with Dolphin scuba team and they were marvelous). Overall a great holiday in Kalkan with Truffle and would definitely recommend.
We stayed in the Bohemian Raspberry apartment for two weeks and from the moment we arrived were impressed by the presentation, design and style of the rooms.
Clearly a lot of thought had gone into the fixtures, fittings and furnishing, all of which had been maintained to an exceptionally high standard and with an attention to the tinniest of details.
We got the impression someone had taken great care to prepare the place for our arrival which allowed us to settle quickly and easily.
The pool and surrounding areas were constantly clean and tidy with comfortable sun beds and an enticing pool.
In terms of location the apartments are brilliantly placed for shops and restaurants, but also a relaxing, peaceful holiday. They have enough distance to be private, but are not in any way remote or isolated.
The location on the edge of the old town also meant that there was no need for any budget busting taxis and with such a well facilitated kitchen and dining area it was an easy decision to stay in for breakfast and lunch on many occasions, helping to fund a little extra holiday indulgence in the evening.
The owners of the apartments arranged for a smooth transfer for us to and from the airport and had produced a detailed review of the best and worst Restaurants and attractions around and about. Clearly they had great local knowledge and were keen to pass all of this on.
The only slight negative point is that personally we would have liked an extra seat in the lounge area, and certainly anyone with any walking difficulties would not find this an easy place to stay.
On the whole though we would strongly recommend the whole Truffle residences and particularly Bohemian Raspberry to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Kalkan. Cant wait to visit again.
One of the best holidays I've ever had
We had never been to Kalkan or Truffle before and had a brilliant time. The apartment (Mellow Mocha) is well designed and spotless. The air-conditioning was lovely. Great having two bathrooms and a downstairs loo. Great to be right beside the pool, which is a lovely shape and, again, absolutely spotless. You feel that everything is very well maintained. The location for a 'first-timer' to Kalkan is perfect, being 5 minutes from the harbour and the lovely old part of the town. The supermarkets, greengrocers and butchers are also just round the corner. At Mellow Mocha you don't have an unbroken view of Kalkan bay, obviously, because you are lower down than some apartments but it didn't matter to us. We also loved using the pool and bar of the hotel next door. The owners and staff there were very welcoming, and having that second pool as an option was a big bonus. We made sure we always ordered drinks if we went over there.
Our children are girls, 10 and 14, and they loved it all too.
We received fantastic service from the Truffle owners, Nigel and Mel who were always available to answer queries.
Beautiful, friendly and truly a place to unwind and relax.
The service we received was amazing, our car was waiting for us as we arrived at Dalaman, we arrived really late at the apartment, but we were greeted and shown in and around, the apartment was well equipped, clean, comfortable and just what we needed. The location was central, but not noisy at all, which surprised us - our children could easily walk to get bread in the morning, which they loved. The pools were amazing, and again just what we needed, a small private one for messing about in and a big one for more serious swimming. We liked the standard of the apartment, high quality at a very reasonable price, we didn't like having to pay to go onto the beaches, but you cant have everything and the beaches were amazing, the children loved all the trampolines and things to do.
Fab Location , amenities stayed before , staying again
Great location , with great amenities , I have stayed here before a couple of times and am staying again this year .
Great process to book , simple and seamless - a brilliant experience
Hove, East Sussex
A perfect return visit to Truffle villas
This is our third time to Truffle and we had another fantastic stay. Thanks to Nigel and his team the logistics couldn't have gone more smoothly (which is not always what you expect in Turkey!) and were able to arrive and relax into holiday mode immediately. The apartments are perfect for us - the location is ideal for popping to the local shops or heading in to town and the beach. We had a two year old with us this time and the access to the huge hotel pool next door was great for her. Blistering blue skies every day. We couldn't have wished for much more!
A beautiful escape to the sunshine!
Truffle Residences are a lovely group of apartments set in the wonderful town of Kalkan. We stayed in Devine Seville which was a perfect size for our group of 5 friends. It is a great location just minutes from the town and is truly in the heart of Kalkan, without it being noisy. We loved the pool and particularly having our own plunge pool to escape the heat! Everything was really clean, excellent transfers and welcome from the team. We would definitely come back!
Had a wonderful week in Truffles, beautiful apartments in the best location in Kalkan. Everything was as it should be, efficient transfers, welcome pack was waiting for us, pool was kept beautifully clean. If you've been to Kalkan you will know how difficult it is to find somewhere to stay that doesn't involve a 15 minute walk from the town, and uphill all the way...not a problem with Truffles, right by the roundabout at the entrance to the old town...unbeatable!
A little bit of luxury in the heart of Kalkan
This the 5th time that we have used Truffle Residences and apartments - why? The level of customer service, the cleanliness of the accommodation and the attention to detail turn a good holiday into a great holiday.
The apartments are located centrally to the old town which makes everything within walking distance giving you the opportunity to potter around and take in the beauty and delight which is Kalkan.
The Perfect place for our first couples getaway.
We chose Kalkan as our first couples holiday and we were not disappointed. Truffle Residence offers an amazing location right in the center of town whilst maintaining a great level of privacy. The apartment we stayed in was very spacious and clean.
We found kalkan it self a beautiful place to be as it has the perfect balance of activities to do and places to go and see. The town is a great size, not to big and not to small, which made exploring the shops and restaurants easy.
We will definitely be visiting Kalkan in the near future and we recommend this destination as well as truffle residences!
Fantastic time at the Truffles!
We stayed in the Cool Mint apartment which was superbly equipped and very comfortable. Very close to the centre of everything so ideal for day and night use. Han restaurant below does an excellent cooked breakfast and everyone in Kalkan is extremely friendly. Enjoy your stay there.
Mike & Jeni
Brilliant two weeks
This was not our first time to either Truffle or Kalkan. It was actually our sixth in five years.
Usually we have gone for either a week or ten nights. This time we decided to stay longer. That clearly says something about the quality of accommodation. We have now stayed in every one of the five Truffle appartments!! Each offers something different in size & convenience of access but they all share the same Truffle quality of detail & service.
We also did more trips out this year...3 gullet boat trips & a canoe safari. All were excellent.
It is easy to keep going back to the same restaurants each year. This time we went to some of our old haunts but also some new ones. As usual the quality of food but also attentive service did not did dissappoint.
Don't hesitate book your next holiday with truffle in Kalkan
Another Fabulous Holiday
We have stayed in 3 different apartments at the Truffles residence and they are all immaculately presented. In a very central location they are within 5 mins walk of the beach, harbour, restaurants and shops.
The apartments and pool are spotless and somebody is always available to remedy any problems in the unlikely event one should be encountered. Our son was married in Kalkan May 2013 and we rented all the Truffles apartments for family & friends who were paying their first visit to Kalkan. Needless to say they all enjoyed the apartments and resort immensley and will return.
Andy & Trish
hassle free, comfortable convenient and very relaxing!
The location is very convenient to the town so you are out of the gate to the apartment and in the swing of it with restaurants bars and shops. The town has a good buzz to it rather than being loud and over commercial. Great restaurants.
We stayed at Truffle for our honeymoon. We had visited Kalkan on our first holiday together and so thought it would be fitting to return on our honeymoon! We could not have picked a more perfect apartment. We stayed in Devine Seville, which has a roof top spa pool and two huge balconies with amazing views! We were taken aback at the luxury accommodation Truffle provided and in such a good location. We were right in the center of Kalkan, a short 10 minute walk down to the beach and similar up to the top of the town to where the market is on a Thursday!
The apartment, pools and facilities were very clean and well maintained. Everything looked just as it did in the pictures, if not better. We were met on arrival and shown around, even though it was late at night! This was a fantastic meet and greet and we had also been left food and drink in the fridge for breakfast - so thoughtful!
Our favourite part of staying at Truffle was the fantastic location and the stunning views. It was amazing to sit and eat breakfast on the balcony overlooking Kalkan and the sea! Take me back now!
The welcome book was also fantastic, with a comprehensive overview of Kalkan, the best restaurants to visit and a range of trips worth taking. Our apartment was cleaned three times in the 10 days we stayed there - which was not expected at all! We were provided with towels, toiletries and bath robes, which all bore the Truffle logo and were excellent quality!
I can not praise Truffle enough - we are returning next year to celebrate our first anniversary!
Thank you for a fantastic holiday x
David and Val
Great holiday in a perfect spot
Everyone looks for the perfect holiday and our experience at Cool Mint, one of the Truffle Residences apartments in Kalkan, Turkey, came as close as one dared to expect.
Kalkan is beautiful; the Truffle residences are ideally placed, close to the pedestrianised "old town" leading down to the harbour; yet they offer peace and quiet if that's what you want. Cool Mint, like the other apartments is smart, contemporary, well equipped and fully air-conditioned. It had everything we needed and Truffle's local rep, Sally, was a real gem, offering help and advice on booking trips and excursions. The transfers from Dalaman airport, arranged by Truffle, were also faultless. Kalkan gave us the break we needed, helped by the weather, which was in the 90s every day. The town abounds with charming shops, bars and restaurants and the food and service everywhere is top-class. We will not hesitate to go there again - and Truffle will probably be our accommodation of choice!
Wonderful, wonderful Truffle
We stayed in Bohemian Raspberry apartment for 2wks in September,our first time in Kalkan, and, first time staying at Truffle Residence apartments.
We were picked up at the airport (our transfers were arranged by Truffle) promptly and welcomed with bottles of cold water which were very appreciated indeed. On arrival Sally was there to greet us, go through the apartment facilities and give us the information book with everything we needed along with a very good welcome pack which meant we did not need to shop before breakfast the next morning.
Our apartment was very central indeed, ideal for those who wanted to be 2 mins away from everything, shops, restaurants, without a long walk. Everything was spotlessly clean including the pool (cleaned every day), patios, pool area, apartment and all of it's facilities. I must admit even when we have had a self catering holiday at home we have never had the facilities we had at Truffle. Full oven, grill, 4 ringed hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, dvd player, flat screen tv, freeview box, ideal if you want to stay in and chill out a night or two.
We slept in an enormous king size (very comfortable) four poster bed, had slippers, bathrobes, toiletries, lovely thick large bath towels, and, beach towels provided. Both bedrooms had balconies, with table and chairs, en-suite showers and toilets, there was also a toilet downstairs.
Everything is tastefully and beautifully decorated the apartments are named in relation to the colour schemes of the apartments, they are very spacious, and very comfortable indeed. Sally one of the managers also came around every day to check everything was ok, and, to sort out any problems. We did have a hiccup with the air con in the living area, but, a phone call to Sally and she arranged for an engineer to fix it.
All in all a fantastic holiday loved everything about it especially the facilities it offered, we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Kalkan.
Great central location, lovely restaurants and bars, fantastic w
Unfortunately when we arrived in Kalkan my 7 month old daughter was quite poorly and needed to see a doctor, we telephoned our contact in Kalkan whom we had met on arrival and she was amazingly helpful, within five minutes she came to collect myself and my daughter and took us to a doctor, stayed with us and then took us on to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription...what a relief and how great to have someone to assist when you are in a foreign country.
Aside from my daughter being unwell we still managed to have a lovely time and this was made possible by the lovely central location of the property and the clean and well equipped apartment. Most days we had the pool area to ourselves and even when other were around they were all fantasticly friendly. The locals are great, they love children and are attentive without being too much.
We did spend a lot of time in the apartment due to circumstance but this was pleasurable as we were able to cook meals and eat outside on the balcony looking out at the sea.
Great place would definitely return
The Truffle Residence apartments are well located in the centre of Kalkan with everything within easy walking distance but without the accompanying noise and bustle that central locations can sometimes result in.
The apartments are large, well-equipped, modern and well maintained. The higher ones particularly have good sea views and large balconies with private BBQ and spa pool which is a boon for families. The main pool is a reasonable size and when we stayed there was never a problem with obtaining sun beds.
A thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Jeremy & Fiona Abbott
Kingsdown, Deal Kent
A Fantastic Holiday!
Our holiday at Kalkan was certailly one of our best! The apartment at Truffle Residence was ecxellent! A fantastic location with beautiful interior, very clean, comfortable and finished to a very high standard! Our patio was great, right next to a lovely, ample sized pool, with our own private table and chairs and plenty of comfortable sun beds. Sally looked after us well and was always friendly, accommodating and helpful along with the friendly housekeeping staff.
We would certainly recommend these appartments to anyone wishing to visit Kalkan. They are walking distance from the town (about 2 minutes or so), where guests are spoilt for choice by the number of excellent restaurants on offer...many with beautiful roof top terraces. We are alrady planning a return visit!
Gorgeous apartment in excellent location with sea view from balc
This was our second stay at Truffle, the first being two years ago. The apartments are still of the same high standard with lovely decor and facilities.
The location is great as it's a very short stroll into town which you really appreciate when you're returning uphill day or night!
The pool area is very clean with comfortable loungers and it never gets too crowded.
Booking process is very straight forward and Sally is very helpful in the resort and can sort out trips for you etc.
All in all another excellent holiday in Kalkan.
Peter & Joanne
Second time at Truffle apartments, following a great holiday last year. Another superb break, we would fully recommend to anyone wishing to visit Kalkan who require good quality accomodation and a central location.
James & Sally
Superb accomodation in a beautiful harbour town
Kalkan is beautiful harbour town with dozens of high qualtiy restaurants to choose from. The accomodation was to a very high standard, and we shall certainly be returning
Kim Co Down
Return trip to Truffle did not disappoint
Stayed in Chocolate Blues 2 years ago and booked Devine Seville this year in the safe knowledge we would have a beautiful apartment with the best location in Kalkan. To relax on the balcony in your private spa pool with a beautiful view of the Bay is absolute heaven. Our 2nd trip will definitely not be our last.
Our family of four stayed at the Truffle Residences this past July for a week. The location is fantastic, just up the hill from the harbor. It may be a five minute walk to the port. There are aTM(s), grocery stores, restaurants, etc. all around the corner. You could not ask for a better location. We had a three bedroom unit that was well maintained and very clean. The beds are comfortable and the plunge pool was a fantastic place to relax before cleaning up for dinner. The only problem we had was the Wifi service was spotty, worked only part of the day. When we did contact Sally, the local contact, she responded very quickly. She is very helpful and extremely kind person. We hope to come back to Kalkan, and when we do, we will for sure stay at this property.
Kalkan - sun, sea, food & drink - the perfect combination
This was our second holiday to Kalkan and so we knew what to expect of the place and it didn't disappoint second time around. We stayed in the Cool Mint appartment which was well furnished and finshed off with great little touches to help you settle in quickly. What it lacked in a view from the ground floor was made up by the perfect location on the edge of town. Great for those who don't want too far at the end of the day or when coming back from a boat trip or a beach club.
Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear
Beautiful apartments, as good second time around.
Had another fabulous week at Kalkan, staying in the beautiful Truffle Residences (Devine Seville). Cannot fault the Truffle, everything you could need for your stay is provided, from plenty of towels for both bathroom and pool, down to cleaning products and bin liners. Not that you need to do any cleaning as the apartments are spotlessly clean and very well maintained. Sally was there to meet us on arrival even though we were late arriving (3.30am) and was there for our departure, and was available for any queries we had.
We went to palm beach club one day and that was fun, plenty of watersports if you wanted. Our favourite place to eat was Touch Bistro just on the way into the village, lovely food, good price and friendly service. Our three teenagers also liked Foto Pizza, which again was good food and good value. Would stay at the Truffle again in a flash. Highly Recommended.
Perfectly located apartment with luxury 'villa'feel and so close
We all loved the colour themed interior and the comfort of Mellow Mocha. It was lovely to have the pool (mostly to ourselves) and yet be so close to the shops and restaurants. Only a minute to the little supermarket yet little noise and very private pool courtyard. We relaxed on the spacious balcony looking out to Snake and Mouse islands ...ahhh! For anyone who likes to be at the heart of town this is the place. Bathrooms very up to date and well presented. Ground floor loo very handy too. Greeted by Sally who was very friendly and ever so helpful.
Fabulous place, perfectly located in a wonderful resort.
What a fabulous place. Peaceful, private, super accommodation right in the heart of this wonderful little town. It starts with an easy online booking system, then a professional, friendly and knowledgeable meet and greet service.
From the moment you arrive the relaxation begins. There is everything you could need inside this beautiful, colour co-ordinated home from home and little touches you will love.
Stepping out of the patio doors you are inches away from the sparkling pool area which is very clean and well equipped also. I was so pleased with my choice for my stay in Kalkan that
I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Truffles without doubt formed the basis of a fantastic holiday and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for the perfect place to stay in this rather special Turkish resort. Kalkan is a well heeled,relaxed and friendly resort and a gastros delight. With so many superb rooftop restaurants offering stunning views at excellent prices with great service. Gulet cruise is an absolute must do.
A very organised team here, well done and thank you for making everything so easy.
Barbara and family
Lovely second visit
Have just come back from our second stay at the Truffle Residences. We stayed at Chocolate Blues and found the apartment beautifully equipped with an amazing view. Our 8th visit to Kalkan and love it as much as ever!
Affordable luxury close to the centre of the old town
Truffle residences apartments offers outsanding value for money.Located just off the town centre it is in easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants.
The apartment is beautifully equiped - providing bath and beach towels (so easy on the luggage allowance!), as well as all modern kitchen appliances, much needed air conditioning and fanastic bathrooms and bedrooms.
It is in a set back/secluded location so you almost feel that you are 'out of town' but with everything on your doorstep (if you want it!).
Mike & Jeni
This is not our first visit to Truffle & Kalkan. The quality & comfort of these apartments is being maintained from one year to the next.
The detail that we have come to expect like the toiletries, welcome pack and high quality bedding etc is still fantastic.
The big plus is the fantastic location. 5 minutes walk into Kalkan and you are amongst the wide range of restaurants & bars.
Excellent apartments for a party of 18
We booked all 5 apartments of Truffle Residence as we were going on a family holiday of 18 people.
The apartments are of a very high standard with all the mod cons and everything you could ask for from a holiday apartment.
We arrived late in the evening and had a food package waiting for us! Also we didnt have to bring with us towels as they are provided.
We had 4 children under 6 with us and they all really enjoyed it and could roam around all the apartments.
If you are looking for a friendly, central placed apartment then look no further as Truffle Residence ticks all the boxes!
Lovely apartments and very good service in the centre of Kalkan
We were met by Sally from Truffle who looked after us for all of our holiday, she showed us into a beautifully presented apartment which we enjoyed for two weeks.
The apartment was spacious, well set out and with a plethora of bathrooms. Decor , furnishings and equipment were of a very good standard. We were especially spoiled as we had the complex to ourselves for most of the two weeks.
The location was great, just on the edge of the old town of Kalkan with the option to go up or down the hill for drinks, shops and food. The main supermarket in Kalkan is about five minutes walk, although we found the local shops - butcher, grocer and off licence to be really good value, helpful and friendly.
The pool was clean and of a good size. The outside furniture was comfortable and aplenty. None of the plastic rubbish that hurts your bum here!
Truffle supply their own toiletries, probably enough to last you a week, Their body lotion smalls gorgeous. They also supply robes which were wonderful to have.
We were only wanting for a microwave during our stay, with a toddler it's nearly essential, but the general quality of the accommodation made up for that.
We'd recommend Truffle apartments to anyone who wants a luxury, car free Turkish holiday. Some might find this particular location a little 'in the heart' of Kalkan to be truly peaceful, it was perfect for us, however.
Had a disappointing start to our holiday at asfiya Retreat (Flurya apartment) in May 2012 and wrote a pretty awful report on Flipkey and Trip advisor, although this site is in an excellent position and the staff are excellent.
After eight days Sally, the Truffles Rep, moved us to Truffle Residences Chocolate Blue, which had become vacant, for our remaining six days.
This is a beautiful apartment situated on the edge of Kalkan with fantastic views over the town and bay from the huge roof terrace which has a jacuzzi and BBQ. There are supermarkets nearby and a great variety of restaurants.
It has all the comforts of home with a few extra luxuries. With three bedrooms it is ideal for families although not for anybody with physical disabilities due to the steps.
Our thanks go to Nigel and Sally for their understanding and salvaging some of our holiday.
Would I recommend Chocolate Blue? Yes.
Would I recommend Truffle? Yes
Would I recommend asfiya Retreat? Yes, despite the problems we had there are some lovely apartments there.
Sabine Bensley, Martin Kettle, Nadine Bensley & Adam Furr
Chocolate Blues Truffles
I stayed at the Chocolate Blues Villa in Kalkan in September which was a perfect time of year to go with the weather still roasting hot and still quite busy around the town. The Villa was absolutely beautiful with the jacuzzi to keep getting into when the sun got too much and even to relax in with a bottle of wine at night when the temperature was still warm. So clean and comfortable. Service of the Truffle Residence staff was just as special and made you feel welcome from the start. We come to Kalkan every year and would recommend it to anyone. Perfect for families and couple alike with lovely restaurants and beautiful mountain views with so much to do and see. Reccommend Yakka Park, Patara beach, Kalamar Bay for places to see and definately go on a boat trip! Restaurant to reccomend especially for steak is The Corner Restaurant and ask for Sinan!
Thanks for a lovely holiday
location location location
Location Location Location!! Amazing boutique style apartments, the best we have stayed in at Kalkan, we stayed at chocolate blues with the heavenly spa pool
great central location but still peaceful, so relaxing everything has been thought out carefully to ensure one has the most amazing holiday. Tastefully furnished, all the little extras really do count, information pack very concise to ensure holiday runs smoothly, bedrooms so comfy bathrooms pure luxury, we will be back, thanks so much
relaxed holiday in luxurious surroundings
The appartment was everything we expected,clean, well appointed and very comfortable. The location was excellent, really central so easy to get around not that we wished to leave the appartment and pool much. We had the most fantastic 2 week family holiday and would definately return.
Steve and Lin
We stayed in mellow mocha the apartment was clean and centrally located to all amenities. Everyone associated with truffles were wonderfull nothing was to much trouble, thank you for a most enjoyable holiday.
Luxury living abroad
The Truffle Residences are a great place to stay in Kalkan. Right in the heart of the small town they have everything you could want for comfort and convenience. Modern, contemporary and well designed. We have now stayed twice in two differnt apartments and wouls happily go back again.
Lou & Andy
A perfect holiday.
Truffle residences are perfectly placed within the heart of the town.
Beautifully decorated with fantastic attention to detail, definately exceeded any expectations we had.
Will certainly recommed highly to others.
Thank you Truffle for a wonderful holiday.
Adrian & Sharon
This is our 3rd successive year staying in the "Truffle Residences". Perfectly placed in the heart of the town. The accommodation was spotless as always and adds to another great holiday in delightful Kalkan.
Counting down the days till the next time.
The Eldridge family
A fantastic holiday staying at Truffle Residences in Kalkan
We have just returned after spending two lovely weeks in the Bohemian Raspberry apartment of Truffle Residences in Kalkan. The apartment and pool were beautiful and so close to the centre of town, so an ideal location (although really surprisingly quiet considering where we were situated - we slept like logs). The apartment provided everything you could possibly hope for, and the poolside area was a lovely relaxing environment with beautiful planting and wonderful lighting in the evening.
Everything was finished to a very high standard with lovely extra touches (robes, slippers, lovely beach towels and complimentary toiletries that were gorgeous). This is our 9th year in Kalkan so we didn't need much looking after, but the kindness from Nigel in letting us keep our luggage there and using the beach towels on our last day after checking-out was a life saver. It meant we could enjoy our last day to the full without worrying about lugging cases around and not having anything to dry ourselves with! I also had a birthday while we were out there and received a card and bottle of wine from the Truffle team which was a lovely touch.
We will definitely be returning.
Janet & Mike
Absolutely fantastic. location is brilliant with lots of different restaurants, helpful and friendly staff. The residences were clean, modern and very comfortable. we would definately come again and recommend you!
Sarah and family
A wonderful relaxing holiday
We all had a fabulous time at the 'Cool Mint' apartment in the Truffle residences. The apartment was extremely well furnished with modern ideas, being very clean. The apartment was close by to the harbour of Kalkan, so we we able to walk into town and experience the great life of Kalkan. There were numerous good restaurants to visit and the trips out to the beach clubs were great. The people of Kalkan are friendly and warm. They are jusifiably proud of their town and give good customer service.
The only negative thing I can think of was that it was quite hilly and it could prove difficult for babies/toddlers in pushchairs and elderly/frail people, to get around.
Kate and Tom
A very relaxing holiday, enjoyed by all of the family.
We had a fantastic holiday, from the moment we arrived at Truffles, where we were met by the owner, to the moment we left. The apartment is maintained to a high standard, and tastefully furnished and decorated. Sally and Denniz, who are employed by Truffles are available daily and provide an excellent service, making the holiday an even more special experience.
The location of the apartments could not have been any better, they all have incredible views out to sea and a two minute walk takes you into town. This was a very enjoyable holiday, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone wishing to holiday in Kalkan.
Truffles in Turkey - a recipe for a terffic holiday!
From the web-page to the welcome - everything about the Truffle Residences is clear, clean and helpful. The quality of the appartments is second to none and the location means that you can be in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Kalkan town in minutes or quietly watching the world go by from the comfort of your appartment!
The Emmbrook gang
A great place for a large group
We have just returned from our second visit to Truffles, renting the whole place with four other families. It is a fabulous place for a large group, ours was 23 people in total. The beauty of Truffles is that everyone gets their own privacy but there is plenty of space to sit together as a large group.
The standard of accommodation is really luxurious and the apartments are large enough to let everyone chill out in their own space. The little extras make such a difference like washing up liquid ready for you and the welcome food pack. You certainly do not have to spend your first day shopping when you stay in a Truffles apartment.
Mel and Nigel are so helpful with transfers arranged in advance. We were welcomed in by Sally but then left alone with a few checks to make sure we were alright - perfect.
The location of Trufles deserves a mention. It has a great view over the bay and is just on the edge of the old town near the taxi rank making it a perfect spot for shopping and taking trips further afield.
I really love Truffles and consider that it stands out as high quality accommodation. For a large group it cannot be bettered and I would recommend it to anyone.
Mark & Ali - Wilmslow ,Cheshire.
A great holiday had by all!
22 of us visited Kalkan for the first time. 5 families taking Truffles 5 apartements! We had an amazing holiday! Location perfect all in walking distance, apartements well kept- immaculate. Staff very friendly and efficient, all in all a great experience.
These beautiful apartments are right in the centre of Kalkan. We stayed in the Devine Seville for one week and so wish we had stayed for two.
They are tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and so well equipped, everything you need is there. We had a fabulous view from our balcony and even stayed in one night and used the bbq which was great. The guest information book was really helpful and had every bit of information about the resort, apartment and appliances.
Kalkan is a lovely resort, the bar/restaurant owners arent too pushy, but they do have to stand outside their restaurants to let you know they are there as a lot of them are on beautiful roof terraces. Couldnt single out one restaurant in particular as they were all so good, never had a bad meal. We had teenagers with us and one of them is a fussy eater, even he was happy!!
Couldnt recommend Truffle or Kalkan enough, without a doubt the best holiday we have had in a long time. Hope to go back again.
You've tried the rest, now try the best
We have just returned from our second stay at Truffle Residences in Kalkan and highly recommend these lovely apartments. The location is perfect, right on the edge of the town, opposite the taxi rank and minibus pick up point and just a short walk to the harbour. Despite their central location, the five luxury apartments are quiet and have fabulous views over the town and coastline.
The decor is contemporary and stylish and finished to a very high standard. Everything works brilliantly - the air conditioning, shower, fridge, cooker and, important to my two teenage sons, the Wifi. The beds and sunbeds are really comfy too.
The flats, terraces and pool are spotless and the attention to detail astonishing. The owners have done everything possible to meet the needs of their guests.
Another big plus for Truffle Residences is Sally, the friendly and helpful English woman who meets you when you arrive, at whatever hour, and is there every morning if you have any queries. There's also a Turkish woman, Denis, to help guests and both are available by phone 24/7.
Our first stay two years ago was in one of the larger apartments at the top and I feared that the smaller one facing the pool area might be a come down but far from it. This two bedroom apartment had its own charm and advantages and I would definitely stay again in either of them. Truffle now have villas as well and I am sure the standard will be just as exceptional.
No review of Kalkan would be complete without mention of the incredible array of delicious, fresh local food available in the many restaurants, some with rooftop dining areas overlooking the harbour and beautiful coastline. We are vegetarians and we were, unusually, spoiled for choice. The best food we had was at `Baharat Restaurant' on the left as you walk into the town. I can recommend the flaming pitcher vegetable kebab - a delicious vegetable stew cooked in a pottery vessel. Also liked the very reasonable Foto pizza, moments from the flat.
Heaven at Truffle Residences
The apartment was everything I could have wished for and far more.
The decor in mellow mocha was lovely, nice rich chocolate tones and an amazing romantic four poster bed. The kitchen was very well equipped if you wanted to eat in. Truffle residences is in a great location and you wont be disappointed if you book to stay there.
The Brooks family
Location, location, location!
We stayed at Truffles last week, the apartments are exceptional..beautifully presented, fantastic location just on the edge of town. We stayed in Chocolate Blues, the spa pool on the terrace was an absolute bonus..somewhere to cool off in the searing heat. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and everything was spotlessly clean. Will definately be back to stay soon!
Another fabulous stay at Truffle
This was my third trip to Kalkan while staying at Truffle. This time we decided to have a smaller apartment, staying in Mella Mocha, rather than Chocolate Blues. It was great being round the pool, there were plenty of loungers and having the undercover space was a real bonus when eating outside. We Bbq'd a couple of nights with some of the other guests which was great fun.
As Truffle is only a 5 minute walk from the harbour I made use of the free water taxis and headed over to one of the beach clubs. Truffle really is in an ideal location with all the local amenities being a short walk away. With the added extras provided in the apartments staying in makes for just a fun night as going out.
I'm looking forward to going back to Kalkan again next year and would recommend Kalkan and Truffle to both families and couples who want to add a bit of luxury to their holiday.
kalkan is so perfect I selfishly don't want others to find it!
It is difficult to find any fault with our break. I think June is a perfect time to go as not too hot and before the main tourist invasion. Accommodation was brilliant and we will definitely be returning. Such a beautiful spot with really friendly locals and great shopping.
Have stayed here a couple of times now - excellent location in town but quite at the same time. I would recommend it to anyone couples, families or a group of friends
Sophie & Ronan
Fantastic appartment in a great location
We received a warm welcome from Sally, the property manager.
The appartment (Cool Mint)is really lovely. You get direct access to the swimming pool so if no one is around you feel like you have your own swimming pool! I like cooking and the kitchen was really well appointed. All the cooking ustensils and dishes I needed were available. My husband had to work a bit and found the free wi-fi really good. As for my 4 years old son he couldn't get enough of the DVD player. From the upstairs terrace you get a nice view of the Old Town and Kalkan Bay. The beach towels, toiletries and dressing gowns were also a nice touch. I should also mentioned the appartment is cleaned twice weekly and it's totally spotless.
The location is fantastic. It's less than 5 min walk from the shops (Butcher, greengrocer, supermarket, restaurants...). For any fitness fanatics there is an air-conditioned gym less than 10min walk away (it costs 15 TL for 1h or 50 TL for 1 week). There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from and it's all within 15min walk.
We had a fantastic time in Kalkan and were absolutely delighted with the appartment. We would definitely recommend it.
Jeni and Mike
Another fantastic holiday at Truffle
Staying at Truffle is becoming a bit of a habit and one we're quite happy to continue. This was our 4th visit to Truffle and most definitely not our last. Still lots for us to do and explore in and around Kalkan and Truffle apartments are in a fantastic location to do this easily. We've already booked to go back in June 2012 - I think that speaks volumes.
Bea & John
Rustington, West Sussex
The apartment we stayed in overlooked the old town and harbour - the perfect position. Everything you could need was provided and the place was, frankly, luxurious. Kalkan itself is beautiful and the old town is full of interesting little shops and restaurants.An absolutely blissful holiday!!
Great holidayLoely holiday
Lovely holiday great apartment fantastic view would recommend to friends
Sue & Andy
A taste of Truffle
What a fantastic holiday. We arrived at 4am and Sally was waiting in the apartment to greet us with a cheery smile. This excellent unobtrusive service continued throughout the week.
The apartment was tastefully decorated,comfortable, clean and well equipped even down to the complimentary bags, toiletries, dressing gowns, slippers and beach towels. Everything we possibly needed was provided.
We couldn't have asked for a better location. So close to shops, restaurants and bars in the Old Town. A supermarket, grocer, butcher and fish market are only a few minutes walk away.
The apartment was lovely to return to after a hot day where we could sit by the pool or on the balcony with a cold drink and simply relax.
We had a wonderful holiday and would highly recommend Truffle. We'll be going back!
Brilliant apartments, amazing location - absolutely perfect!
We are a group of 4 girls aged 23-24 and had a really great time in Kalkan and at Truffle. The apartments are even better than they look on the net and in a great location - seconds away from the old town and a really lovely short walk down to the harbour. Also close to all the buses and taxis if you want a trip out of Kalkan.
The apartments have everything you need and more - the welcome hamper was much appreciated and the bathrobes, slippers, toiletries and beach towels made it all feel very luxurious! The decor was lovely and the pool & outdoor area didn't disappoint either (was especially good as we had it all to ourselves!)
Unfortunately the weather wasn't great for our stay (rain on 3 days!!) but having the apartment was great as it meant we could chill out and watch Dvds when we had exhausted all the other wet-weather activities!
All in all we absolutely loved Truffle and want to come back next year with more of our friends to stay in one of the bigger apartments! There's nothing we could fault about Truffle and would recommend it 100% - if you're thinking about booking a holiday to Kalkan and Truffle, do it!
From the moment we were greeted at the airport to the time we checked out everything was taken care of.
The apartments have been carefully designed to a high specification-a real home from home! The location is perfect just a five minute stroll into the lovely old town with it's vast array of restaurants.
Accommodation made the holiday
We went on holiday to Kalkan in 2009 and had a fantastic holiday. However, we were on the opposite side of the bay to where our friends were staying, at Tuffle apprtments, so we met up with them on a regular basis.
I loved their place so much we re-booked with four other families and took over the whole place for two weeks this august.
As you can imagine, Turkey is pretty hot in august so the most important thing is the air conditioning and the ability of the fridge to keep a good quantity of beverages nice and cool. Also, the apartment has to have a decent sized pool kept clean and at exactly the right temperature. I can honestly say, this was my favourite holiday ever.
I am struggling to find anything that would force me to not give Truffles apartments 5 out of 5 for everything.
In, particular, the location is perfect, just far enough out of time to be quiet, but close enough to get to everything.
The staff were extremely helpful in organising trips and even went that extra mile to make sure that we where delighted rather than just satisfied with the trips we picked. My personal favourite was the boat trip, a day, that will live long in my memory. However, a very close second as the canoe trip, which at first seemed to suicidal in the heat but was fantastic. It finished where the fresh water of the river meets the sea, a place where you can walk out 200 metres and still stand up, which is great when you have kids with no fear.
Overall, I would recommend Truffles apartments to anyone looking for a safe, luxurious, and peaceful environment from which to explore the wonderful Kalkan
We had a lovely holiday in Kalkan staying at Truffle Residences. The apartment was spotless, stylishly decorated and well equipped. Although it was off season, the weather was beautiful and we had the privilege of deserted beaches all to ourselves. The only thing we didn't realise about going off season was that the swimming pool had been emptied. The local restaurants and attractions were great. We were wonderfully looked after by Sally. The combined car hire and transfer was brilliant and meant minimal stress on arrival and departure.
A great place for groups.
In July a group of us, five families, booked all the apartments at Truffles. We had the place totally to ourselves and what a great place for a group holiday! We had a range of children with us, from late teens down to toddlers and all had fun in the pool, which is plenty big enough for five full apartments. Truffles was so much better than sharing a big villa as each family had their own space whilst still being part of a group holiday. Having experienced various camping holidays in Europe together the kids from our group were just bowled over by the luxury, as was I. There is no going back to Eurocamp after Truffles! The position of Truffles also meant that the teenagers could party in town but were only ever a few minutes walk from home.
A perfect place for such a large group - so much so that we have just booked again for next year!
Lovely accomadation.. In a very Central position in Kalkan...
Fantastic accommodation in an enviable location
We stayed in Chocolate Blues apartment during the October half term holidays on our seventh trip to this fantastic resort. If you don't want to hire a car during your stay then this is a fantastic location, being very central in the town and easy walking distance (less than one minute) from supermarkets, shops, restaurants and taxis. If you do want to go further afield, you can easily get a taxi to take you, or use one of the local tour companies. The apartment has a fabulous sea and town view from the balcony and roof terrace. The roof terrace is wonderful and has a table to seat 6, two sunloungers, a BBQ and a private jacuzzi on it. The jacuzzi was rather chilly at this time of year, but we did use it! The apartment is really well equipped and kept beautifully clean with the cleaners coming in approximately twice a week to clean, change beds and bath/pool towels. You can also take rubbish out to bins at the side of the apartments inbetween cleans, which is a great facility. We found the free w-fi excellent and also made great use of the DVD player there. The swimming pool and pool area are also lovely. The water was bracing at the end of October, but the kids didn't mind though. You do get some slight noise from traffic and the Samira apartments/Hotel which are close by, but not enough to outweigh the significant benefits of the fabulous convenient location. The extra touches such as provision of pool towels, shower gel, soap and body lotion, dressing-gowns, slippers and a Truffle Residence shopping bag are really thoughtful. Nigel, the owner and Sally the English property manager assisted us on our arrival and departure and were really friendly and helpful. All in all, a fabulous and very relaxing holiday. We highly recommend the Truffle Residences and particularly this apartment.
Excellent apartments in Classy Resort
These apartments provide high quality accomodation in the resort of Kalkan. Situated conveniently on the edge of the main shopping / restaurant area, the apartments are well maintained and fitted out to a high standard. Our apartment was set out on two levels, with a kitchen / lounge area downstairs and double / twin bedroom upstairs. The kitchen is fully fitted with all the neccesary equipment, including dishwasher and washing machine. The double bedroom had a balcony with views of the sea.
There are a few supermarkets within a 5 minute walk for the usual essentials, whilst the main shops and restaurants are a little further away. Note that it's downhill all the way there, although the quality of food and service on offer at the majority of the restaurants is well worth the walk back uphill!!
fantastic location & great apartment
These apartments are in a great location in central Kalkan - it is a 2 x min walk to the old town, they are very well equipped & very comfortable. Would def stay here again.
A fantastic 2 weeks in a beautiful location
This was our second trip back to Kalkan staying with Truffle. Mel and Nigel from Truffle organised our transfers and our driver was ready and waiting with cold water when we got off the plane.
The apartments were just as I remembered them and it wasn't long before the holiday got started with a cold glass of wine. As the welcome pack was in the fridge, all we had to do was decide where to go for cocktails and dinner.
The rest of the holiday was amazingly relaxing, and with the fantastic restaurants and facilities at Truffle, eating out or bbqing on the roof terrace is sometimes a difficult decision.
I can't wait for my next trip out in Mat 2011.
The best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in
Just returned from a fabulous break at Devine Seville, The standard of the accommodation, the attention to detail and the sevice provided to us by Nigel and the cleaning staff was second to none. There was simply everything you could possibly want in the apartment. Loved the Devine Seville spa pool.
There is a nice good sized communal swimming pool. Sunbeds might be a problem if all apartments were occupied and everyone descended on the pool at the same time. Proabably unlikely though and not something we encountered
The location of Truffle Residences is really good as it is high enough up the from the sea to provide good views across the Bay of Kalkan without being too far uphill (a lot of villas in Kalkan are) to risk a heart attack! Access to old Kalkan is 5 mins away on the level. The only minor issue on location was the relatively close proximity of a chicken/doner shop that lets out smoke via a chimney. This can blow in the direction of Truffle if the wind is blowing that way, but this only happened once in our 11 days there.
This was our second time in Kalkan and we really love it. It's an up-market resort with an amazing choice of restaurants. At the more expensive end of the market, our favourite was Moussaka followed by Coast@Gironda. Less expensive but with very good food and a superb resident Magic Circle magician was Kaya. We were also made so welcome at a small traditional Turkish restaurant called Extinct (in the road adjacent to the Samira Hotel). Food was superb with lots of freebies
We had great days out at Patara Beach and Kas. We also found the local beach clubs great for a change of scenery (comfortable sunbeds, good food, swimming from platforms). The 2 we used which we highly recommend were Palm Beach and Caretta Caretta
Sarah and Andrew
Beautiful, luxurious and relaxing!
From the minute we were met by Nigel at the apartment we knew we were in for something special. The apartment is beautiful and incredibly spacious and the terrace with it's own private spa pool and BBQ has to be seen to be believed. Kalkan Old Town itself is only seconds away. We can't rate this highly enough and can't wait to return.
Chris and Terry
Wonderful apartment Wonderful Holiday
We stayed in Chocolate Blues, a fabulous apartment with everything you could possible need.
Nigel was there to meet us, and gave lots of advice and information on Kalkan.
We had fantastic views of Kalkan Bay from our balcony, which had a spa pool, BBQ and sun lounges everything for a perfect day.
Kalkan is a beatiful town with lovely roof top terrace restaurants, Coast being our favorite.
A truely magical place and wonderful experiance.
Looking forward to next time.
As good as all the reports
Truffle residences proved to be every bit as good as allthe reports we had read before booking. The location was extremely convenient, a two minutes gentle stroll to the first of many restaurants. The apartment was spotlessly clean,well equipped with both essentials and luxuries,and was very comfortable. The apartment was cleaned and the towels and bedding changed three times during our two weeks holiday. Nigel (one of the owners) met us on arrival and was there every day if we needed him and saw us off at the end of our stay- excellent personal service! We would have no hesitation in recommending Truffle residences, and we would hope to return on our next visit to Kalkan,
Excellent and relaxing
We stayed in the duplex apartement 'Cool Mint'. The location is excellent, just on the edge of the town. The decor and facilities were excellent, with a lot of attention paid to detail. The villa is well equipped and the service from the company was also excellent. We would definitely stay again and would unhesitatingly recommend it.
Jeni and Mike
Mellow in Mocha
This was our third visit to Kalkan and our third stay in Truffle apartments and neither disappointed!
We've previously stayed in Chocolate Blues (with the most fabulous views), Cool Mint (stayed cool for most of the day which was lovely) and this time we were in the smallest apartment, Mellow Mocha. It may be the smallest apartment but, again, had everything we needed and the little extras such as bath robes, slippers and Truffle toiletries just made it more special.
Nigel was on hand to give us advice on beach clubs, restaurants etc.
If you're thinking of going to Kalkan, Truffle is the place to stay.
We can't wait to return in May 2011!
Great location and facilities!
Great location, facilites and all we could not have asked for more
Excellent property in excellent location
Excellent standard of property located in a fantastic position about 2mins walk from the Kalkan Old Town.
Our accomodation opened up straight onto the pool which was great and the facilities were of a high standard.
The staff were brilliant and very helpful.
John and Family
Truffles Kalkan august 2010
The appartment was lovely and well placed, right on the edge of the old town with great views and local ammenities.
Nigel met us at a very ungodly hour in the morning to show us round and make us familiar with "Devine Seville". Sally was ever helpful and sorted a few trips for us and nothing was too much trouble.
The town itself is on a bit of a hill and the watch word here is be careful! it can be very slippy if you are wearing the wrong shoes or it is wet, the pavements are rinsed from time to time. Other than that it is gorgeous. People are very friendly and are keen for you to visit their resturants but done in a very non-pushy manner. The beach is pebbles but it doesn't get busy and there are pleanty of bars and resturants nearby for a welcome drink or snack. Our favourite was "Bade" near the entrance to the beach on the left, also the ice cream/waffle stand opposite. Out of town there is Pattara beach, The Gorge, Boat trips, Scuba Diving, Banana boats, beach clubs plus much more. None of us were bored and we had teenagers with us. In summary, I would highly recomend Truffles and Kalkan, I think we will be back next year!!!
Super, Fab, stress free holiday.
Great apartment very clean, comfortable with excellent facilities. All of this supported by the very friendly Sally who willingly helped with boat trip bookings and other advice to help make the stay wonderful. The location is excellent for easy access to Kalkan centre and the harbour. Also close to Drs, Chemist, bank, bus station, taxi rank and restaurants. All in all, excellent!!
A week of pure luxury a Truffle Residences
We found Truffle by accident on the internet and it fitted what we wanted perfectly. Ideally located 2 minutes walk from the town, the apartment was immaculate, very well equipped was just as luxurious as we hoped for!
Would recommend to anyone and check out the villas too - we went to have a look at them - talk about the wow factor!
andrew and helen
a truffle delicacy
this truly was 5* all the way!from the transfers arranged by truffle to sally who made sure you had the perfect stay,truffle residences are fantastic,everything you could possibly want to make your stay in kalkan perfect.we met people in kalkan who had tried to book to stay at truffle but they are so popular,and now we know why,they have missed out until next year.dont think about it,book it now!!!
Relaxing, chilled holiday!
This would be the second time to Truffle, its in a great location, not far to walk to get to the old town or the sea front! Fab views of the bay and great decor throughout. Sally very helpful and a information pack was provided which helped to make the most of our stay in Kalkan.
Most necessities were provided for, although a cool bag would be a useful accessory.
Christine and Mick
Truly a delightful experience
This was our very first visit to Turkey after being fans of Greece for years. I chose Kalkan because it doesn't seem to feature in any travel brochures so felt it would not be spoilt by tourism. The Truffle Residences are exclusive in their high quality finish throughout, from the bath towels to the electrical equipment to the outside furniture. Everything appears to have been chosen with great care. The location is coveniently just 5 minutes walk to the main part of the town and another 5 minutes down hill to the harbour with its eclectic mix of restaurants. Be warned though that the walk back on a full stomach is not easy but there are plenty of distractions on the way. There are supermarkets and green grocers also just 5 minutes round the corner. I have no qualms about recommending Truffle to anyone thinking of a visit to Kalkan. I foresee it gaining quite a reputation in the coming years.
Richmond, Surrey, UK
Fantastic, memorable stay
We had a wonderful stay at Truffle Residences. Everything was just as perfect as we had hoped. The location in Kalkan was exactly what we wanted - walking distance to all the shops, dozens of great restaurants, and the town beach and harbour. We hired a car through Truffle, and visited Saklikent Gorge, Kaputas Beach, Patara Beach and a beautiful trout farm for a long, lazy lunch. We also enjoyed the ruins at Xanthos. The apartment itself had everything we needed, was beautifully decorated, and the king size bed was very comfortable. Our 18 month old daughter enjoyed having loads of space to run around. We had breakfast on our very large, sunny balcony overlooking the pool, and a couple of dinners we barbecued out on the patio. Although the pool was a little cold, that did not stop our little one from having a great splash around. I definitely would recommend Truffle, you won't be disappointed.
Great location & apartment to match
Truffle is a lovely apartment, just a few minutes walk from the centre of Kalkan. We had a great stay with many a lazy day spend on the terrace overlooking the bay. Apartments are clean and tidy and well equiped. The splash pool on the top floor (Chocolate Blues) was well used. I would recommend to a friend!
Truffle : Contempory with a Turkish Twist
This is the 9th year (twice a year when I can) that I have been coming to Kalkan, so it may be a slightly biased review! However this was the first time I had stayed at Truffle as the villa I normally book was full. The appartment did not disappoint; beautifully finished to a high standard, fully equiped so you don't have to use precious luggage allowance on towels, hairdryers and iPod docks and located within a 5 minute walk to the top of the main street (old part of town). Local grocers within a 3 minute walk who stock everything from food to toiletries to the local beverages.
Cool Mint was the appartment - and thank goodness - as the temperatures were unusually high for June (mid 40's) - and offered plenty of shade in the morning to enjoy breakfast by the pool.
I gave location 4/5 only because you don't get any views from the pool, however you are so close to town you can easily pick up a bus and head off to Patara Beach or equally down to the harbour to get the water taxi across to one of the beach clubs (Palm Beach is one of my favourites) and stare at the sparkling sea all day long - very easy to do!
Whilst Truffle is by no means one of the more less expensive places to stay, it was great value for money and you do get what you pay for in Kalkan.
If you want a chic modern contempory place to stay with all mod cons with a Turkish Twist, located in town, then I would go to Truffle - in fact I'm already booking the end of season return trip.
A year on and it still great!
We first stayed in Truffle last year and loved it so much we came back. It's still wonderful with smart additional extras now, such as a couple of sunbeds on the ample terrace. The 3 bedrooms are all a great size and the air conditioning very effective. We love it and would highly recommend Truffle to anyone.
Sarah and Family
Very Devine Seville
On arrival Sally was there to greet us. Minutes from shops and the old town of Kalkan, everything you need is on your doorstep which is great for those of us who don't want to do the Kalkan inclines! It also means when it is really hot in the summer you are able to pop out and buy fresh groceries or go for a coffee/Ice cream. When I stayed in Kalkan last year further away from town, it was too hot to want to walk too far during the day and we found ourselves not going out during the day so this location is ideal. There is a slight hum of traffic but no rowdy music. In the summer they close off the road into the old town which reduces local traffic. I loved waking up to the view of the Kalkan bay.
Apartment is furnished to an outstanding level, real attention to detail for decor, with extras such as bathrobes and toiletries. Apartment was faultless for its cleanliness. There are lots of extras such as dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, washing powder, bin bags etc.
Spa pool was brilliant, sitting on the edge and reading whilst still hearing your tunes on the Ipod dock. We didn't use the main pool that much as the spa was so convenient and private.
Mel and Nigel really have thought about what people desire for those precious few weeks in the sun, these apartments have been designed with a great deal of love and thought.
The biggest decision you have to make is where you go to eat each day! You really are spoiled for choice for restaurants. We had some lovely meals in Kosk, Doy Doys, Atlantis, Korsan Meze and Kebab. Everywhere in Kalkan seems to have free Wi-fi so just ask the restaurants for the key.
One of my best meals was aboard Yildiz 2. Osman and his wife have a beautifully clean boat and she is an amazing cook.
The beach clubs are a great and you can catch the free water taxi to Palm Beach from the harbour, where you can have lunch and chill out on the wooden decking next to the sea.
I will be back! x
John & Linda
Wonderful stay in a perfect location
My wife and I stayed in "Mellow Mocha" for a week. The apartment and pool were superb as was the service given by Sally and the other staff. The location is particularly good with only the smaller of the hills to climb back up on an evening. The resort is excellent being mainly suited to fit and more mature visitors. There are no noisy clubs but lots of excellent restaurants. There is also little there for children, with no real sandy beach in the resort itself, just a small shingle one.The apartment was just as described and we will almost certainly return.
Keith and Hayley
A cut above the rest.
I can only reiterate what's already been said in previous reviews. Owners Mel and Nigel are clearly in tune with what the discerning holiday maker is looking for. They've found the ideal location, created 5 star accommodation and succeeded in raising the bar in the quality of service they provide. We stayed in the Bohemian Raspberry apartment which was immaculate, spacious, well equipped and even had a huge four poster bed in the main bedroom.
It was our first visit to Kalkan (but it won't be our last)so we opted for the Truffles combined Transfer/Hire car pick up from Dalaman and it was a luxury to be chauffeured down to Kalkan.
Sally was the perfect host at the "Meet and Greet"
and able to offer us all the info/advice/directions required to find our way around. Howard was also a mine of information and able to offer us further local knowledge, in fact everyone we met couldn't be more helpful and made us feel very welcome.
If it's a holiday without hassle staying in the lap of luxury then Truffle comes highly recommended.
Fantastic apartment and fantastic service/backup from the the Tr
Let's start at the beginning. Arrived in Turkey at 01:00 hours and the taxi
was there to greet us. Arrived in Kalkan at around 03:00 and Sally was there
to greet us. There was a welcome pack so we could have tea and toast in
the morning and bottled water. Woke up next morning and looked out at
the great view over Kalkan and the sea. The apartment, Bohemian
Rhapsody, was extremely spacious and extremely well finished. It certainly
lives up to the pictures on the web. Kalkan was bigger than I had imagined
which was great as there were more places to eat and drink! The Turkish
people were really nice and friendly, I didn't find them too pushy. The
supermarkets are really close to the apartment as are the butchers, green
grocers and fishmongers. We used the barbecue by the pool and just
popped over to the butchers to get some chicken and lamb kebabs. If you
eat outside your apartment then just be aware of the stray cats as they
come around if they smell food.
We ate out every evening in different restaurants and it has to be said that
all the meals were excellent and great value. We had a fantastic week.
On the day we were due to leave Turkey Sally came to see us off and warned
us that there might be delays at the airport due to a volcano in Iceland. She
advised us to stop before the airport and stock up on water and food as
Dalaman is very limited and expensive, great advice as it turned out. We
ended up being delayed and then abandoned by Thomas Cook. we rang
Sally and she advised getting a hotel in Dalaman for the night, great advice
again. Thomas cook came to their senses next day and took responsibility
for us for the next 5 days. Sally rang us the next day to make sure we were
ok and offered us support if we needed. Mel also rang us and offered
further support but thankfully Thomas Cook were looking after us. So really,
in short. Truffle offer great apartments in a lovely location and offer superb
service and backup. We are going again!
Gwynneth and Chris
Truffles Residences are in a brilliant location right on the edge of Old Town Kalkan. We stayed in Cool Mint. It was lovely in every way and Sally was a real bonus. It was so helpful to have local advice available to make the most of your stay. We almost didn't want to write this review so we could keep Truffles Residences a secret but the cat's out of the bag now!
Fabulous Apartment and Fabulous Location
What more can I say!
We will return..........
Sue, Jan, Anne
Midlands (Cool Mint)
Would recommend to others
After visiting Kalkan many times I must say that the acoommodation is probably the best I have stayed in. All the little touches like beach towels, shower gel, robe, slippers are really lovely. Also supplying tin foil, washing powder, bin bags and the welcome pack is a very nice gesture. Cannot fault the accommodation at all.
The negative points....I do think it may be crowded around the pool when the apartments are full, luckily we had the pool to ourselves for most of our stay. The entrance to Truffle, bit of a dirt track car park, is vey disappointing and a let down to the wonderful apartment that greets you. Also the view and the unpleasant smell from the metal chimney at Chicken Rotisserie shop is a slight put off.
I did miss the wonderful views of Kalkan, but we were in such an ideal location for the town we could not complain, but then Sally, who is so helpful (and its nice to have an English Rep) showed us the apartment above, Devine Seville. The views were wonderful and we will definitely return to stay in this apartment, especially with the jacuzzi!
Whilst we were there several people asked to have a look at the aparment and I think come next year once people get to know about them they will become booked up very quickly.
For those visiting for the first time, Kalkan is very addictive and once you have been you will keep returning. The Turkish people are so very friendly and the food is fantastic, we ate at a different restaurant every night, most of the food is beautifully presented, what you would expect in a 5 star restaurant, and we didnt have a bad meal.
We will definitley be returning next year as overall it was a wonderful experience.
Sue Nelson + 2 friends (Age 45+)
Geoff and Family
Fantastic time had by all
We spent a week in Chocolate Blues and I can honestly say the only negative comment I can possibly make is the fact we wished that we had been there for a fortnight!
There is so much to do in Kalkan and the surrounding area, we had a really enjoyable day on our boat trip, a fun morning on the cooking course (Hussain and his mother were wonderful hosts) and a great afternoon at one of the beach clubs swimming in the sea. Most of all we enjoyed the pool and terrace areas, such a luxury to do nothing in such nice surroundings and so peaceful despite being so close to all the ammenities Kalkan has to offer.
The apartment is appointed to the highest standards, the wrap around terrace a great place to sit during the day and soak up the sun and enjoy the views as well as BBQ and enjoy the wonderful spa pool. Air conditioning throughout is a great bonus. Its 5 minutes walk to the old town and 10 to the harbour.
The restaurants in Kalkan are fabulous, the only problem we found was deciding which ones to eat at. We would recomend Trio, Alternatif and cocktails at Coast@Gironda (sadly we ran out of time to try their food).
We have already booked to return next year (this time for two weeks) and look forward to it already.
Mel and Nigel, you have created something really special, from the Truffle towels to the specially created toiletries you have thought of everthing (well almost everything, by the time we come back next year I am sure that the extra hook in the bathroom I suggested will be up and waiting for me!)
Best Wishes for the coming year, I am sure a steady stream of guests will come through your doors ready to experience all things Truffle,
Geoff and Family
A Bit of Chocolate Blues Heaven !!
This was my first trip to Kalkan, I had been so busy up to the trip I hadn?t really done any research or reading on the area and had no preconceived ideas of what it would be like.
Kalkan is a lovely town, with lots of lovely restaurants and bars, something for everyone. The Turkish people were friendly and helpful and thankfully you don?t find the hard pushy sales people desperate to get your money.
I was having a very lazy week, but I enjoyed & would recommend the following:
La Sera. You can have a 2hr pamper including traditional Turkish bath, face mask and massage ? bliss! I went here 3 times in a week, so I think I can give it a good recommendation. They are friendly & helpful. Truffle guests get a discount with their Guest Card.
I spent one day on the Yildiz 2 boat trip, again lovely friendly staff with great food. You are out all day, cruising along the coastline. The boat is immaculate.
We didn?t have one bad meal while out in Kalkan, but my favourite restaurant has to be Trio, great food with a fabulous atmosphere and a lovely view over the harbour.
Finally to Truffle Residences, well to be frank I was so comfortable in the apartment I found it a bit of an effort to venture out!!! There is everything you could possibly want. I loved the privacy of the roof top terrace in Chocolate Blues and being able to dip in and out of the spa pool when I wanted to cool down was just great. The apartment is well equipped with everything you could possibly need., from pots and pans to ipod docking station, flat screen TV & wifi connection. The fixtures and fittings are just luxurious and made the week, well perfect. To top it off you get the most wonderful view of Kalkan Bay.
Top Notch Truffle
This was our first visit to Turkey in well over 10 years ,and having done lots of research on Kalkan and Truffle Residences we had extremely high expectations. We were not to be disappointed in either.
Our apartment ( Devine Seville) was everything we had hoped for and more. The location is just right, close enough to all the fantastic restaurants and the pituresque " Old Town" but away from the hustle and bustle. The views over the bay are breathtaking.
Much thought has gone in to the furnishings and and equipment in the apartments, with many little extras giving that 5 star feeling.
All in all this was one of the most enjoyable holidays we have had,and we are certainly returning next year,and yes we are staying at Truffle.
Very Mellow Mocca
A great location for anyone who wants to be in the heart of things, just a few minutes walk to the old town and harbour and easy access to the beach clubs. Being in this location means that there is sometimes music from other hotels but it always stops at midnight so shouldn't cause a problem. The apartment has everything you could want and has a very "chilled out" feel with the small pool and lovely patio. The attention to detail both in the apartment and around the pool area,the view of Kalkan bay,groceries supplied on arrival and all the other extras as well as Sally's care and attention made this accomodation feel exclusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Truffle and Kalkan still remains our favorite Turkish destination.
Clare & family
Chocolate Blues bliss!!
The residences are excellently located for the shops,restaurants , beach and harbour and yet away from the general noise & bustle. The views from the appartment balconies were stunning and the appartment itself luxurious , well equipped , comfortable and welcoming. We were met by Sally who was extemely helpful throughout our stay and found the information booklet on both the resort and the apartment itself very useful.
The swimming pool was lovely - very peaceful, ( until my son arrived!) and clean- giving the feel of a personal/private pool.
The steps to the appartment could be an issue for those with mobility problems ( or babies/toddler buggies etc ) but do help to burn off the excess calories gained from over indulging in the many and various delightful restaurants in Kalkan!
We all loved the jacuzzi and its panoramic views!
To conclude, we had a wonderful holiday and would thoroughly recommend the Truffle experience to everyone!!!!
Fantastic apartments and location
The Truffle apartments are fantastic, the quality of the accomodation is exactly as it looks in the photo's and in terms of location they couldn't be better.
We really enjoyed our stay, I did have some concerns about the number of people who might be at the pool but this wasn't an issue at all - most of the time we had it to ourselves which was bliss.
I would definitely recommend the apartments and woul definitely stay again if we go back to Kalkan (which is lovely in itself!)
Perfect apartment in perfect location!
Having never visited Turkey before both Kalkan and the Cool Mint apartment far exceeded our expectations.
Truffle Residences are in the perfect location with just a short walk to the old town and harbour with it's many restaurant and shops. The apartments are furnished to a high standard with everything you could need. The little 'extras' such as the welcome food parcel, robe, slippers, toiletries and beach towels give a real feeling of luxury.
Sally was brilliant - meeting us on arrival and always around to answer questions. The outside pool area was kept spotlessly clean by Ali and his team and out apartment regularly had a laundy change and general clean during our stay.
We loved it so much we are going back in October - and taking friends! I would definately recommend both Kalkan and the Truffle Residences for a perfect holiday.
Can't wait to come back!
We (family with two children aged 6 and 8) had a fabulous holiday in Kalkan and we give full credit to Sally who met us on arrival and answered our questions throughout our stay. The accommodation was well located, equipped and furnished stylishly, all themed for the 'cool mint' truffle!
The extra's such as groceries on arrival and slippers, gowns etc were a lovely touch.
Everything has been kept as new thanks to Ali who maintains the grounds and the cheerful cleaning ladies.
The air conditioning was very effective and appreciated given the temperature in August!
Finally, the most comfortable bed we have had away from home.
We would like to return again next year and definately recommend Truffle Residences and Kalkan.
Divine Divine Seville
Divine Seville apartment at Truffle Residences is gorgeous. Beautifully appointed, and well-equipped. The soaps, shower gels, robes, slippers, and welcome pack provided are lovely touches. The spa pool is a luxury.
The apartment is ideally located for town, harbour and beach. Also for shops - two minutes to pop down for bread, etc.
Kalkan is a lovely town, with great restaurants and good shopping.
Can't wait to go back.
lovely apartment in a very convenient position
This was our 5th visit to Kalkan.....as enjoyable as ever! We stayed in Bohemian Raspberry, a lovely 2 bedroomed apartment. The apartment was very tastefully decorated and well equipped with everything we needed. The position is brilliant for access into the old town with its shops and restaurants. We were worried it may be noisy at night but were wrong, even when the local hotel was having a very noisy 'local night', once inside we couldn't hear a thing. Would highly recommend these lovely apartments.
Dont get me wrong,i mean i like it hot, but
We stayed in the chocolate blues appartment on the top floor of the building with the most fantastic views of the bay and the town, when we first walked in my wife said,MAMA LIKE,which is always a good sign,the bedrooms on the lower floor were cool, spacious and relaxing with great bathrooms,upstairs is the modern well equiped kitchen,and lots of windows which gives the lounge a really open feel,but the best bit is still to come,as you open the doors onto the roof terrace with it,s large table and chairs ,sun loungers and chill out bean bags,the view of the bay hits you,a great way to start your day or end your day,or just spend all day up there,great,and if you do get a bit hot there is a spa pool on the terrace as well,yeh thats right a spa pool on terrace,brillint!!!!Truffle,s location is right where you want to be,a 5 min stroll and you are in the heart of Kalkan ,which is a maze of shops(WHICH AGAIN MAMA LIKED)bars and amazing roof top restaurants,(if you have heard any reports that the food in turkey is not very good,dont believe it!!i only had one bad meal when i was in Kalkan but that was the night we stayed in and i cooked.Kalkan town is a safe ,bustling,place,with genuinely friendly people,if you do get a chance go to the Sunset Cafe just behind the beach and chill out on the low slung chairs and tables all in all if you have,nt been to kalkan and stayed at Truffle you dont know what you are missing,but you cant go the first two weeks in august 2010 cos i am
Liked least................ MY COOKING
Luxury oasis in the heart of Kalkan
These apartments are fabulous. The decor and furnishings are of the highest quality. The location cannot be bettered - 2 minutes walk and you are in the centre of town with its many lovely shops and excellent restaurants.
We found the apartments to be spotlessly clean and the pool area was cleaned daily.
Nichola & Andrew Nattress
An unforgetable holiday
My wife and I recently spent 12 days in the beautiful resort of Kalkan staying at Truffle Residences. From arrival to departure the whole experience and service provided were excellent.
On arrival we were met by Sally, the resort manageress who showed us around our apartment,Devine Seville and was on hand throughout our stay for advice and assistance when required. The apartment was everything we had hoped for and more, the owners have taken great care in choosing the co-ordinating fixtures and fittings and no expense has been spared in providing modern facilities and luxury items but also retaining the charm and feeling of Turkey.
The views from our balcony overlooing Kalkan harbour were stunning and a pleasure to sit on in the evening, made even more special when sitting in the spa bath sipping cocktails whilst watching the sun go down.
Kalkan is a gem of a place to visit, the local people are extremely friendly and polite and Kalkan is a gastronomic treat with an abundance of quality restaurants and bars, many of which have roof top terraces with spectacular views.
In summary I would have no hesitation in recommending Truffle Residences for that special romantic break or for families, and my wife and I will certainly be returning.
Adrian & Sharon
At last, the perfect place to stay in perfect place,Kalkan.
This was our fourth visit to Kalkan in as many years, we love this place.
Deciding to travel independently this year we stumbled on this little gem whilst trawling the internet in search of a well located apartment (not too far up the Kalkan hillside!)How lucky we were to find "Truffle Residences", which incidently at the time of booking was no more than a concrete shell. I was intriged by the journey (see the blog on the website)that the owners of Truffle had taken to realise their dream.
We were not at all dissapointed, the apartments are stylish,trendy and spacious, in the perfect location at the top of town. Lots of little personal extra's made the difference and the hospitality and service of the Truffle staff was first class.
Thank you Truffle for a great holiday, we are already counting down the days to when we return.
Richmond upon Thames
Book early! These stylish, luxury apartments are a real find.
Only someone who has stayed in Kalkan before could
truly appreciate the fantastic location of these
stylish, luxury apartments. Having to climb just
one short hill from the harbour in the heat instead
of two to get to where most of Kalkan's
accommodation is situated was a real bonus. Just
across the road are the town's bus stop and taxi
rank and there's several supermarkets and a
greengrocer (expensive) just next to the entrance.
Surprisingly, the apartments are not too noisy
being set back from the road. There is a little
noise from traffic and the nearby Samira hotel but
not enough to worry about and the property is
double glazed. The generous sized pool is well
screened, giving privacy.
The location suited us perfectly. We were able to
stroll to the shops or out to lunch or dinner and
nip back if we forgot anything.
If you are looking for a peaceful villa with
uninterrupted sea views, this wouldn't be for you
but you'd probably have to hire a car or be
extremely fit and heat resistant to get into Kalkan
or catch boats to the beach clubs from many of the
And now for the apartment itself. One word:
stunning. We rented Chocolate Blue, the three
bedroomed duplex with the best views, and though
our expectations were high, we were stunned when we
walked in by the sense of space, the stylish decor
and the views from the generous balcony off the
main bedroom and the wrap around balcony upstairs
where there is a jacuzzi splash pool for your
The air conditioning is efficient and quiet, the
beds comfy, the bathrooms stylish and modern with
good showers and everything is spotlessly clean.
Thoughtful details such as the provision of beach
towels, shopping bags and the provisions in the
fridge, made us feel welcome and immediately at
home. My sons appreciated the internet access.
Thank you to Sally who met us, dealt with bookings
on our behalf and came to see us off. We loved the
private boat trip with Yildez. A great holiday.
Thank you Truffle
A & L
Beautiful appartment in a perfect location...!
Our 'Truffle experience' was perfect from start to finish, from the friendly, warm and very informative greeting upon arrival to the hassle-free departure.
We were 'wowed' when we walked in as the apartment really looked wonderful and so much more than we expected, from a very well equipped kitchen, to the TV, DVD, and iPod docking station -very well used! It felt like we had a whole villa, not just an apartment, with the bedrooms & bathroom upstairs. The bedrooms were great - beautifully decorated & lots of space with a lovely balcony. The en-suite bathrooms were perfect with modern fitments, bath towels, robes & slippers and a wonderful treat of a really lovely shower gel, body lotion & olive oil soap.
It was really helpful having separate pool towels too! The pool was very clean too.
Location wise it could not get better, being at the top of the town with a 1-2 minute walk to the wonderful restaurants, bars, shops and Kalkan local beach. The harbour really is right there.
Thank you Truffle for making our stay so special!!
L & A
Beautiful appartment in perfect location!
We have just had a week's stay at Truffle. I would highly reccommend this appartment which felt more like a seperate villa!
From the moment we arrived, our stay was wonderful with a warm greeting where we were shown around the appartment which was so beautifully decorated with endless personal touches. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the living area had tv, dvd and iPod docking station which was wonderful. Our living/kitchen are led straight to the poolside patio, which whilst being a shared pool still gave us a private area. The bathrooms were lovely with modern fitments and good towels, bathrobes and slippers and the complimentary shower gel & body lotion which were a lovely extra treat. Having pool towels was a big bonus too!
Location was perfect being right at the top of the town so no distance to stroll for the beach, supermarket and dinner, shopping and drinks!!! Wonderful stay - thank you Truffle!!
Stylish apartment in a great location
We rented a three bed apartment called Divine Seville. It was a duplex apartment with large terraces, the top floor terrace came off the living area and was really comfortable with great outdoor furniture and a gorgeous little splash pool which is great for enjoying a glass of wine in while you watch the sun set. The apartment was very stylish and really well equipped with a flat screen TV/DVD and an i pod dock and loads of kitchen bits. Everything is brand new, so for self catering its a real joy as nothing feels tired. There is also a shared pool which is surrounded by modern sun loungers and lots of pots of flowers, a lovely spot to cool down. The location in Kalkan is great you can walk to the beach and all the restaurants/bars so no hire car needed. Also the taxi rank and Dolmuss stops are right by the apartment if you want to head out of town. Overall we loved staying in a self catering place that had the feel of a boutique hotel with easy access to the town.
Brighouse, West Yorkshire, UK
Great apartments in a superb resort
This was our first visit to Turkey and Kalkan turned out to be a real gem of a resort. The holiday experience was made complete by the Truffle apartment, which is not only superbly located but of great quality and fitted out with care, pride and attention to detail. The master bedroom of the 'Chocolate Blues' apt has a panoramic view over Kalkan's bay and waking to this each morning was tremendous.
Kalkan was relatively quiet, which suited us, and being off the beaten track it has the characteristics of an old style Med resort. The people were very friendly and welcoming; the restuarants and food excellent and there is a wide range of activities for those who don't just want to relax and soak up the sun.
We had the benefit of being the only residents in the Truffle block, so had all the facilities to ourselves. The communal area by the pool may get a little congested at full occupancy, but there are lots of options in and near the town for sunbathing and swimming in the sea.
The property is adjacent to a poorly kept public building which is need of some renovation, but there is some compensation in that access trough the yard of this building takes you into the heart of the old town within 5 minutes. Some of the resort hotels claim to be only 10-15 minutes away, but they must have used Olympic sprinters to measure this!
I have no hesitation in recommending Truffle Residences and Kalkan.
Mike & Jeni
Truffle & Kalkan are a brilliant combination
We have never been to Turkey before and probably had some preconceptions about the place and the people. These were all blown away as soon as we arrived at Truffle Apartments in Kalkan!
The apartments are stunning, every detail has been thought of and taken care of.
They are advertised as being luxurious and they most certainly are! Minute details such as bespoke toiletries, beach bags, slippers, robes and beach towels give you a feeling of being pampered and the quality of the fabrics and furniture used throughout is fabulous.
We stayed in Chocolate Blues and had the most amazing view from our bed every morning.
The view from the upstairs balcony is even better and we were more than happy to chill out on the bean bags with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.
Alternatively, we lounged by the poolside and even enjoyed an evening barbecue on the patio area surrounding the pool.
The apartments are centrally located and it is only a short walk to the shops, bars, restaurants and beach.
We ate out daily and enjoyed each meal and restaurant we visited. Prices vary and you can spend as much or as little as you wish but the quality is always very good.
The people of Kalkan are so friendly, although most stood at the entrance to their shop/restaurant trying to entice you in, we were never made to feel pressured to enter or buy.
We had a terrific boat day out on the Yildiz 2 with Captain Osman and his wife Zainab. If you get the chance, you must go out with them. Their hospitality and friendliness has got to be experienced first hand.
We look forward to our next stay at Truffle in Kalkan very soon.
Perfect, just perfect!
My Mum and I were amongst the first guests to stay in this gorgeous boutique apartment complex. We stayed in Devine Sevile, and it had everything we could possibly need - right down to the bathrobes and slippers.
Every detail had been thought of by these creative and thoughtful owners, including producing their own shower gel, soap and moisturiser.
The bedrooms have very efficient air con and I like the fact that it's duplex, with the living space on top with fantastic views of Kalkan and a spa pool.
Taking morning coffee on a huge terrace with the sun coming over the mountain - what a great start to every perfect day.
You have to climb a few steps to get from the two top floor apartments to the pool, but if you are going Kalkan you'll get used to steps in the resort. Think of it as burning off all the wonderful food you are about to enjoy in Kalkan's fabulous restaurants.
The apartments are right in the centre of town, a few minutes walk from the post-office if you know Kalkan, so you do get surrounding noise from other hotels and apartments. Kalkan council is trying hard to contain the noise and it was turned down (on the whole) by 12.30/1am.
So in summary, you won't be disappointed by how well appointed these apartments are, and you can be assured that you will be well looked after once you are in resort. I'm booking to go back with Mum next year (it's great to leave the husbands at home!) and I'm booking to go with a group of friends. Hope I can get in!