An unspoilt setting, luxurious surroundings and a warm, personal welcome...
Opened in the summer of 2007, Mandarin is a delightful boutique hotel situated in an unspoilt natural setting close to south-west Turkey's magnificent Turquoise Coast.
Perfect for nature lovers who also value a touch of luxury and a high level of personal service, Mandarin has been designed as a stylish and supremely comfortable hideaway, which nevertheless boasts a pleasantly informal atmosphere without any hint of stuffiness or pretension.
An idyllic retreat far from the madding crowds...
Situated just south of the stunning Butterfly Valley, the sleepy hamlet of Faralya is an idyllic retreat, where life continues at a relaxed pace.
And yet this rural haven lies just 9km from the popular seaside resort of Oludeniz, whose famous lagoon beach is one of Turkey's most photographed images and just 21km from the bustling harbour and market town of Fethiye. The international airport at Dalaman is 80km away and is served by regular flights from all major UK and European airports, as well as offering several daily links with Istanbul for those making connections from further afield.
In spite of Mandarin's rural setting, a hire car is not strictly necessary, for there is a local taxi and the dolmus service (3 - 6 times per day depending on the season), which serves both Oludeniz and Fethiye, can be flagged down. Those hiring a car or using local taxis can reach the sandy beach of Kidrak in around 10 minutes, whilst Kabak beach is a similar distance in a four-wheel drive vehicle (or a 5-minute drive plus 15 minute walk). Confident swimmers can bathe off the rocks at Aktas, around 20-30 minutes walk away.
Mandarin comprises just eight guestrooms and thus offers a very intimate ambience, making it the perfect venue for a small group to rent for a special celebration, club event or even a business meeting. However, the hotel is equally suited to romantic couples and guests wishing to stay in unspoilt surroundings, relax in unperturbed peace and perhaps indulge in a few nature-based activities. Please note that, to maintain its air of tranquillity, Mandarin operates a no-children policy (with the exception of group bookings renting the hotel in its entirety).
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A unique blend of authentic local character...
Mandarinâ€™s guestrooms are extraordinarily spacious, and equipped to the highest standards. Bespoke, hand-carved wood furnishings lend the interiors a distinct sense of traditional charm, whilst up-to-the-minute facilities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, CD/DVD players, fridges, a hospitality tray complete with a kettle and a selection of herbal infusions, tea and coffee.
Each room benefits from a large balcony or terrace with reclining chairs allowing you to relax and absorb the tranquillity, with particularly magnificent sea views from the upper floor rooms. The same views can be enjoyed through panoramic windows from the jacuzzis inside each room, whilst the particularly well-appointed en-suite bathrooms are provided with hairdryers and a selection of quality toiletries.
Two of the guestrooms are located in the original Villa Mandarin and have twin beds (one of these is in fact a rather special deluxe suite), whilst the remaining six rooms in the stylish new building all have double beds.
...with the comfort and luxury of a world-class hotel
Bask in unashamed idleness...
For those wishing to do no more than soak up the warm Turkish sun, marvel at the gorgeous views and enjoy the tranquil setting, Mandarin has a good-sized swimming pool and a large outdoor Jacuzzi. As the hotel operates a no-children policy, guests can relax in complete peace, and to further help you to shake off the stresses of daily life, we have arranged for local practitioner Haydar Tok to visit Mandarin on request, offering guests a wonderful range of massage treatments and other complimentary therapies.
Mandarin's stylish communal lounge areas invite guests to read or write, play cards, chat to their hosts and fellow holidaymakers, or linger over a drink from the bar.
For those who wish to explore the wealth of archaeological sites or visit some of the areaâ€™s natural attractions, and would prefer to be driven, Mandarinâ€™s staff can pre-book a car and driver, whilst for those who would prefer a relaxing cruise along the stunning Turquoise Coast, a day on a traditional wooden gulet can also be arranged.
Keen walkers are kept happy with plenty of scope right on Mandarinâ€™s doorstep, as the hotel lies alongside the route of the famous Lycian Way. Those seeking further energetic thrills can enjoy scuba-diving in Oludeniz or even experience paragliding from the peak of Mount Babadag - see the Links page for more details.
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Mandarin Boutique Hotel Oludeniz, Aegean Region, Turkey
Additional Location Information
With so much to see and do, you may have to stay longer than planned...
In spite of Mandarin's tranquil setting, there is much to be explored from here. Please scroll down to view some of the featured attractions on an interactive map, or click here to view the map in a separate window.
The Lycian Way
Mandarin stands alongside this ancient trail linking Fethiye with Antalya, and whilst its full 500km-length would be beyond the scope of most holidays, some of the most popular stretches are right on your doorstep.
Keen walkers will enjoy descending this stunning valley fronted by a beautiful beach.
A justly popular beach resort, beautifully situated beside a lagoon that has become one of Turkey's most photographed images.
Mount Cragus BabadaÄŸ
Enjoy the unique experience of a tandem paraglide flight from a height of 1,970 metres towards the famous lagoon at Oludeniz.
A bustling local town. Stroll along the picturesque harbour, barter for bargains in the colourful market, treat yourself to a massage in a traditional Turkish hamam, or visit the ancient rock tomb of King Amyntas and the fascinating archaeological museum. You can even take a hydrofoil to pop over to the Greek island of Rhodes.
The deserted Greek village of Kaya
Set in a fertile valley, the atmospheric "Ghost Town" and the sleepy village below are well worth a visit.
Gocek and the Twelve Islands
Enjoy a boat trip from the harbour at Gocek to the picturesque "Twelve Islands" on board a traditional wooden gulet.
Kalkan and Kas
Situated on an almost circular bay, Kalkan has grown from a humble sponge-fishing village to a sophisticated resort boasting an excellent selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Kas is a bustling harbour town built on the site of ancient Antiphellos and retains an authentically Turkish atmosphere.
The walk through this imposing gorge is a truly memorable experience, whilst the energetic can explore the Saklikent river by kayak or canoe.
Xanthos, Letoon, Tlos, Pinara, Kadyanda
Just some of the ancient sites that can be visited from here. Together with nearby Letoon, Xanthos - the former capital of the ancient kingdom of Lycia, has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dating back to before 2000BC, Tlos is famed as the home of the mythological hero Bellerophon and his winged horse Pegasus. Pinara boasts extensive ruins, including innumerable rock tombs and an extremely well preserved amphitheatre. The ancient Lycian city of Kadyanda is hidden amidst dense forests at an altitude of 950 metres close to the village of Uzumlu.
Dalyan and Iztuzu
Set on the banks of the eponymous river, the bustling village of Dalyan is home to the ancient site of Caunos and the therapeutic mud baths at Lake Koycegiz, as well as providing access to the stunning Iztuzu beach, an important breeding ground for the endangered Caretta Caretta turtle.
The Sunken City of Kekova
Take a boat excursion to the uninhabited island of Kekova to view its sunken city.
A gloriously unspoilt sandy beach running for 18km (11 miles), backed by extensive sand dunes and the remains of an ancient city reputed to be the birthplace of Saint Nicholas.
Private motorboat trips
We can also arrange a day spent exploring the coast on a private boat with a knowledgeable captain, please click here for details.
Exploring Further Afield
A number of major attractions lie outside the area covered by the map on this page, but can either be visited as a long day-trip, or as a longer excursion involving one or more overnight stays. These include Ephesus, widely regarded to be Turkey's most famous archaeological site; the dazzling calcium terraces at Pamukkale; and the rugged Dorian Peninsula with the stunningly sited remnants of ancient Knidos.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
How to get there
Nearest airport: 50 Nearest ferry port: 15 Car is not necessary
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