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Tas Otel, Izmir
|Kemalpasa Caddesi 132 Yeni Mecidiye Mahallesi, 35950, Alacati, Izmir, Aegean, TURKEY.|
Description: Tas OtelTas Otel is ideal for a quiet romantic escape vacation or a relaxing exotic holiday. Located in the Yeni Mecidiye district of Alaçati in Turkey, Tas Otel is a boutique hotel in a luxuriously renovated historic Greek stone mansion. Alaçati Bay, world renown windsurfing clubs and the beautiful sandy beaches of Ilica, Çark, Altin Kum (Golden Sand) are all within easy reach of Tas Otel as are the Alacati and Cesme marinas, Çesme castle and the fishermen's village of Dalyanköy.
With just 7 rooms and a private guest house, Tas Otel offers comfortable accommodation and personalized service. Enjoy the historic ambiance with modern comforts such as free Wi-Fi Internet throughout, a swimming pool, and a wide collection of classical jazz CDs (especially piano). Lounge by the fireplace with a glass of wine in the winter or by the pool in the summer with a specialty drink. The idyllic gardens feature a variety of trees, flowering vines and beds of aromatic herbs.
The open kitchen is like that of a traditional grandmother, always busy: Figs being peeled for making fig jam, olives picked from the garden put in oil and lemon juice, cakes baked for the afternoon tea, sugar and mint crushed in the mortar for making lemonade, villagers bringing fresh salads and eggs for omelets, gin and tonic with fresh basil leaves for pool loungers.
Type of rooms: Tas OtelAll rooms have a private bathroom, equipped with shower cabin, hair dryer, shampoo, shower gel and soap with an olive leaf scent. The rooms have pure linen curtains decorated with hand made lace, mosquito nets, hand made quilts, mirrored wardrobes, night tables, make-up tables, safety boxes and air conditioning units. All are decorated with the same simple and tasteful style. The size of the rooms varies because the original shape of the house is kept. The floors, the 5 meter high ceilings, doors and windows are made of pine wood.
There is free wireless internet access on the hotel premises and in all rooms.
The rooms do not have TV's or telephones.
Blue Room 1: The smallest but cutest room! It has one French bed, a double bed of size 150*200 cm. It has the biggest bathroom among the blue rooms.
Blue Room 2: A room with a little balcony facing a typical Alaçati street. Two single beds, each of 90*200 cm. size. They are placed next to each other but can be separated upon request. One extra bed is possible.
Blue Room 3: A sunny room with many windows- a large one even in the bathroom. The bed is a double bed of size 150*200 cm. Extra bed is not possible.
Blue Room 5: This room has an built-in 120-year- old mirrored wardrobe. The bed is a double bed of size 150*200 cm. One extra bed is possible.
Blue Room 7: A room with a large bay window, with lots of light (and lots of shutters too!) The beds are twin beds, each of 90*200 cm. size. They are placed next to each other but can be separated upon request. One extra bed is possible.
Large Room 6: The largest room of Tas Otel, located on the second floor of the main building. It has a wonderful view of the garden and the pool, there are two beds: a double bed of size 150*200 cm. and a single bed of size 90*200 cm. One extra bed is possible. The bathroom has polished wooden floors, a large bathtub and two wash basins on a white marble countertop.
Large Room 8: A private room, located in a small stone cottage in the garden with immediate access to the pool. There are two beds: a double bed of size 150*200 cm. and a single bed of size 90*200 cm. One extra bed is possible. The bathroom, in white marble, has a large shower cabin and a counter with two wash basins. This is the only room for children below the age of 12.
Guest House: Ideal for families or a group of four people, there is a kitchenette and one bedroom with two single beds and two single daybeds in the living room.
The guest house is located in a charming garden shared by the owner's house and adjacent to Tas Otel itself. There is a well manicured lawn with a private swimming pool and an outdoor sitting and eating area exclusively for the guests. The house, just like the hotel, is a stone cottage. The entrance is from the main street. You can even park your car in front of your door. The living room with the kitchenette has two divans (Turkish sofas) covered with kilims and cushions which can turn into two additional single beds, the bedroom has twin beds. There is an airy shower room. The floors all over the house are beige travertine.The kitchenette with its mini-fridge, cooker, sink and a white marble counter top offers the possibility of preparing food and drinks.
Keep the doors and windows closed, unless you want close encounters with two very friendly dogs that play with three cats.
The price includes breakfast and afternoon tea and cake service at the Tas Otel.
Additional information: Tas Otel
Dining: The breakfast table is the specialty of the hotel. They offer fresh squeezed orange juice in addition to Turkish tea and coffee, three types of village bread, simit the Turkish sesame bagel, eggs, butter, green and black olives coming from their own garden, kaþar, tulum and feta cheeses, fresh cheese, a special cheese paste with walnuts and spices, tomatoes, fresh green peppers, cucumbers, pine and oregano honey, fresh fruit and last but not least 5 different homemade jams. Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 12:00 so you can enjoy the terrace.
They also have complimentary tea and cake service in the afternoon from 5 pm to 7 pm. They bake a different type of cake every day and serve it fresh with Turkish tea.
In the evenings, you can choose one of the famous restaurants in Alaçatı and enjoy a meal under the stars.
Location: Alaçati is located 70 km. west of Izmir, it is 90 km. away from the Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and 10 km. away from the township of Çesme.
Beaches & Activities: To the north of Alaçati, lies the beautiful sandy beach of Ilica, to the south lie another sandy beach, the Çark beach and the windsurfing clubs. To the west, there are the Altin Kum Golden Sand beaches. Visit the Alacati and Cesme marinas, Çesme castle, have fish in one of the restaurants in the fishermen's village of Dalyanköy and taste the local specialty kumru a sesame roll with cheese and salami.
Local History: Alaçati 's historical record goes back to 1850. At that time, the Ottomans brought workers from the Greek Islands to dry the marshes that had been the source of malaria. Making use of land given by the local Turks, these Greek workers established vineyards, developed the winemaking profession and chose not to return to the Islands. They later established a grape processing facility and winery at the Alaçati Harbor and began exporting raisins and wine.
In 1914, following the Balkan War, a number of Bosnian and Albanian immigrants came to Alaçati and the Greeks started to leave Alaçati. More immigrants from Thessaloniki arrived during the population exchange of 1924. Because the newly arrived immigrants knew nothing about vineyard agriculture, they established tobacco plantations and began to breed animals. In time, the vineyards disappeared. The tobacco industry also disappeared after 1980. In fact, agriculture is hardly evident in the Alaçati area today. In any case, today throughout the world, the mastic tree is only grown on Chios Island and in Alaçati.
A big change started in Alaçati in the 1990s as the windsurfers discovered the area. The Alaçati Bay, windy but not wavy, soon became one of the best spots in the world for windsurfing.
Following the opening of Tas Otel in 2001, more old stone houses were renovated. Most of them now house fine restaurants and cafes and other small hotels.
Children: Not suitable for children under 12 years old. Note that the rooms do not have TVs or telephones.
Number of rooms: 7
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1892/2001.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: Turkish, English, Italian, German.Smoking policy: smoking outside only (by law).
Credit cards accepted: all credit cards accepted.
How to get here: You can easily reach Alaçati from the airport via an excellent highway or take a public bus from Izmir. Local bus station is in Uckuyular and the name of the bus company is Cesme Seyahat. Taþ Otel is located in the Yeni Mecidiye district of Alaçati. It is at the beginning of the main street in town, the Kemalpaþa Street. To get to the hotel: As you leave the highway, make a left turn from the first roundabout, make a left turn at the Total gas station, make a right turn as soon as you pass the cemetery on the left-hand side .
GPS Coordinates: 38° 17' 6.67'' N 26° 22' 46.23'' E
Nearest airport: Ýzmir Adnan Menderes Airport - 90 km
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