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We stayed in Mellow Mocha for 2 weeks at end of Sept/start of Oct 2017. After spending many hours researching different apartments we decided Mellow Mocha was the one for us…and we weren’t disappointed when we got there.
The apartment is a duplex, in a block of 5. Downstairs is an open plan living room and kitchen, with a breakfast bar in between. Also a downstairs toilet. There was a washing machine, however we didn’t actually make use of it.
Upstairs is a large double room, with a four-poster bed and ensuite with shower & toilet. It also has a balcony, with a table & chairs which overlooks pool and a view of the sea. We enjoyed sitting here in the evening with a glass of wine watching the sun setting and bats flying around. There is a good sized twin bedroom at the back, also with an ensuite. All the bathrooms were clean and modern. Bathrobes and slippers were also provided for guests to use.
There is a good sized communal pool, and you can also use the pool in the hotel next door, which is huge. There are plenty of loungers and brollies, but to be honest we rarely saw the other guests, so pretty much had the pool to ourselves. There’s a bbq area, which we didn’t use but is available for guests. Towels for using round the pool (and others for using in the bathroom) come with the apartment and are regularly changed. There was air con in the bedrooms and downstairs in the open plan living area.
The owner was great at responding to any queries we had whilst booking. Had a minor issue with TV whilst there, but this was sorted in a couple of hours…great service.
Kalkan is built on a hill, so this apartment is well located, not too far out, but also not too close to any late night venues with loud music. There are lots of restaurants and bars to choose from, most serving traditional Turkish food. Our favourites were Baharat (in the centre of the old town), amazing food, great staff and the do lots of cooking at the table with flaming pots, amongst other exciting things. Our other favourite was Suleymans (just up from Migros supermarket). It doesn’t look much, but lots of local Turkish people eat there, which is always a good sign. I had the chicken breast shish, it was amazing and only 15tl (not much more than £3). I think we could easily have stayed in Kalkan for 2 months and still not tried all the restaurants and bars.
Great apartment and location. We’ll be back!

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