11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
The Best Location in Dalyan...
"It looks out over the townâs river and ancient rock tombs in the heart of Dalyan. The hotel itself has been cleverly designed to make the most of the views. The swimming pool is just footsteps from the river, and comes with a huge terrace dotted with tables and chairs. It means you can order drinks and snacks from the pool bar, then sit and watch the boats go by..."
- Travel date: Mon 18th of April 2011
"The Tezcan really is in the most fabulous location within Dalyan & this makes it a great place to stay. Having breakfast on the terrace watching the early morning boats heading to the beach with the rock tombs in the background really is the best way to start the day - everyday of your holiday. The rooms are spotless and the bathrooms/showers are excellent. Once inside the body of the hotel you could be anywhere in the world - the decor is very generic and we felt that the hotel could have been furnished in a more Turkish fashion. The pool is great although it doesn't get full sunshine until the afternoon - its much better to get the boat or dolmus to the beach which really is fantastic.
There are lots of great places to eat right on the doorstep of the hotel and plenty of bars to sit & watch the world go by - a lot of these have TV screens for football lovers but we would recommend the Albatross which doesn't have any TV's.
We had a great week in Dalyan - loved the resort & the Tezcan."
- Travel date: Mon 28th of September 2009
Lovely Hotel, Stunning Location, Excellent We Will Be Back
"This is an excellent hotel in a stunning location, we could not fault it. From the moment we arrived at the Tezcan Hotel , until the moment we left we were made to feel so welcome by all the staff.
Our room was lovely, it was spotlessly clean, the good size rooms have a large bathroom with fab shower, tv,fridge,Air Con(included), Safe(included),WiFi(included) but the best bit was the view from the balcony it is stunning we loved sitting out there, the river view is a must and worth every penny.
The tezcan has a wonderful away from it all feel, but you are only 1 min walk to the town with its shops/bars etc, i cant tell you what a fab location this hotel is in it is really amazing.
Breakfast is Turkish style which we loved, but they also cooked fab omlettes to order, and sitting out on the river for breakfast was great.
We ate at the hotel once in the evening out by the river and it was really nice and very well priced, we would reccommend it, we also ate at ceyhan,caretta caretta,safron and four seasons and were all very good, they only place we would not go back to eat at was the gecit.
There is so much to do in dalyan and if we hadnt been so chilled out would have done more, but that just gives us an excuse to go back and soon!!
We loved Dalyan and we loved the Tezcan Hotel we would go back tommorrow.
Thank you to Lucky and his staff who were all lovely.
If you are thinking about booking this hotel, it comes highly reccommended you will not be dissapointed,
We had a great holiday and you will to if you choose to book, its a gem.
And rememer Location, Location, Location you will not get better.
- Travel date: Sat 19th of September 2009
Excellent Hotel,Excellent Area,Excellent Restaurants
"Just returned from a one week stay at the Dalyan Tezcan Hotel. This was a last minute booking and only through the previous reviews being so good that we decided to book. Our booking agent had no reviews himself on this Hotel so we were a little nervous.Well, there was no need for any nerves, as soon as we arrived the Manager made us so welcome. This Hotel has only opened this season,wonderful setting right along the river where there are numerous boats up and down all day long.
We had a room with a balcony over looking the river, this is a must.
The only thing that we could find wrong with the Hotel is that it does not have a lift,it's only two stories and they carry your luggage up for you,a third floor will be opened next year. (there is no building work going on, third floor is already in situ).
All of the staff are so friendly and helpful,the hotel is spotlessly clean.
At the time we stayed 31st August to 7th September 2009 the temp was average between 35 and 38 degrees.
There are numerous restaurants within 1 min walk of the Hotel, we were on a B & B bookoing but you can get an evening meal at the Hotel and have it by the pool overlooking the river.
As you can see that WE HAVE RATED THIS HOTEL VERY HIGH, IT IS NO BULL THIS IS GENUINE.
There is a local Bank/ Post Office open until late a night to exchange your money if you want, but all of restaurants etc take English Â£'s.
Don't forget that you need a Â£10 note for every person when you land to obtain your visa.
Hotel is approx 30 mins from Airport.
At some stage both my partner and myself have both stated that we will be going back to this Hotel as we felt that this holiday is the best we have had.
If you book it enjoy your stay."
- Travel date: Wed 16th of September 2009
Loved it will bood again
"Just got back from a nine day break at the Tezcan and all I can say is fantastic. This is a new hotel so there are a few (and I mean few) teething problems but nothing that the staff will not do all they can to resolve. The staff are willing to help with any booking that you may require and speak very good english. The place is ideally situated in the middle of everything but if you have a room facing the river (as we did) then you feel like there's nothing else for miles. This is one of the first holidays that I have had where I have compleatly relaxed in the first 24hrs, not hard concidering the view and location. The Staff were great and couldn't do enough to make sure your stay was the best it could be. I would recommend this place without hesitation."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of September 2009
First class hotel, supurb setting.
"We booked this holiday 7 days before leaving so were not sure what to expect, on arrival it was clear it was a brand new hotel and were told it had been open only week before. The room had a balcony and we overlooked the river, the tombs which were set into the rocks opposite were lit up at night so to sit out on the balcony with a bottle of wine was an experience.
This was our second visit to Turkey in 12 months the first was to Kalkan last July and on the food front it had some of the best restaurants I have eaten in. The roof top settings just could not be surpassed and the quality of food and service first class.
Dalyan just like Kalkan was full of eating establishments and you would need to stay most of the year to eat in the majority of them. On the whole we paid about the same price for a 3 course meal in Dalyan as we paid in Kalkan 11 months earlier but the standard was no where as good, 3* compared with 4/5*.
There was however an exception called the Cardak restaurant towards the top end of town; it is located halfway down a small side street full of restaurants.
It is not in a pretty location in terms of river bank setting or stunning views but once inside it has its own atmosphere away from the crowds. We walked by the restaurant just 1 hour after unpacking and like most restaurants were invited to look at the Menu and fresh produce on display. Unlike most restaurants the head waiter (I will call him) Serdar was quite charming, his English was impeccable he said the right thing at the right time and did not push too hard.
Did we like the food; well we dined there on 4 separate occasions each having different starterâs main courses and deserts when we could manage it so between us we sampled a good cross section of the menu.
I will be honest and say that the majority of Turkish restaurants are not big on deserts unless you enjoy ice cream but the Steaks were cooked to perfection, the Fish was comparable to what we had in Kalkan and the local dishes were first class. Salads were totally different to the supermarket produce you buy in the UK and were a meal on there own.
What made that Restaurant special was the way you were treated, nothing was too much trouble, all the staff are characters and were willing to engage in conversation if you wished to â if not you were left alone.
Having been in the Catering trade for over 20 years it was good to watch the staff working as one team and any one engaged in this industry will know what I am talking about, the staff operated like a well oiled machine what one forgot the other remembered and you never really noticed !
On our second visit I had been swimming that day and ached all over my shoulderâs, I was treated to a 5 minute shoulder massage at the table by one of the waiters which was first class â and he was not even serving at our table.
I will have to mention Mibrat who had a bad accident but still worked as much as he could, Ismail, and Servet who helped to make our restaurant experience a very good one.
The owner Ali Uslu must be congratulated on a first class Restaurant, first class staff which makes Cardak probably the best restaurant in Dalyan.
Would we come back ? probably in time."
- Travel date: Wed 9th of September 2009
What a great place to stay
"Just got back from a week's break at the Tezcan and all I can say is fantastic. This is a new hotel so there are a few (and I mean few) teething problems but nothing that the staff will not do all they can to resolve. The place is ideally situated in the middle of everything but if you have a room facing the river (as we did) then you feel like there's nothing else for miles. Staff were great and couldn't do enough to make sure your stay was the best it could be. I would recommend this place without hesitation."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of August 2009
"We stayed at the Tezcan just three days ago.
The hotel is very clean, we had free aircon, wifi and safe. the room was spacious although we did not have a balcony/river view. The location of the hotel is the best in town as it is right next to the river. Breakfast is wonderfull next to the pool overlooking the river where you can see all the boats being prepaired for a long hot day! Service is very good and people at the hotel are friendly. Window have mesh to keep the mossies out.
Dalyan is great as it is a nature reserve. It does have lots of restaurants but no discoos, it is suitable for families and couples who do not want to party all night and binge drink.
We had a great time and cant wait to go back!"
- Travel date: Wed 26th of August 2009
"My husband and i enjoyed our stay at the tezcan hotel.it was very clean staff was very friendly and helpfull.the rooms were very clean and our room cleaned every day.the hotel is very central plenty of places to eat and drink.thank you to the owner of the hotel for our gift i will treasure that.i would recomend anyone to stay there excellent!!! mr and mrs wilkinson from leeds west yorkshire."
- Travel date: Tue 25th of August 2009
A holiday to remember!
"We have just returned from a fantastic two week holiday at the Tezcan Hotel in Dalyan. The hotel is situated in the best location on the river overlooking the Lycian Tombs so try to get a balcony room if you can. Breakfast consists of cereal, bread, cheese, meat, tomatoes, cucumber, jams, boiled eggs, melon and omelettes are to order. There is usually a juice as well as tea and coffee. The prices for lunch and dinner are surprisingly reasonable and the food is good. The hotel is spotless and the staff cant do enough for you. However, please note that there are not that many sunbeds around the pool. Having said that there was only one day that we experienced problems in getting one. Also, its not a bad idea to take your own hairdryer as the ones in the hotel tend to 'cut out' if they overheat. Lastly, the best restuarants along the river are Carreta Carreta, Safran and Saki."
- Travel date: Sun 23rd of August 2009
Luxury, great location and value for money!
"We stayed at the Tezcan Hotel knowing it was brand new, with no reviews. It paid off! The rooms were spotlessly clean & they couldn't do enough to help. Thank you Ahmed-you work too hard! The hotel was in a great location, right on the river. We paid a bit more for a balcony which was well worth it. It can be a little noisy with the hustle & bustle of the boats and the mosque, but we liked to watch the goings on from our room. There is lots to do & loads of boat trips trying to get your business. We recommend the Thermal Baths with Mud Bath further up the lake. But to get to Caunos, you must get a row boat which is a fraction of the price of the boat tour & walk to it (not in the midday sun!) It feels more of an adventure. Dalyan can be a little tacky, especially at night, but we walked a little further to 'Gel Gor' fish restaurant on the river and had excellent service & surprisingly good wine-great value. The Turks are very friendly people!"
- Travel date: Sun 23rd of August 2009