We had a most enjoyable three day stay at Kaucuk Hotel, which is a lovely oasis right in the middle of the old town. The hotel is in an old ottoman mansion and still retains much of the character and charm of the original building, despite having modern comforts like en-suite bathrooms. And the best, quietest air conditioning we found anywhere! The courtyard and pool area is very pleasant and cool - a lovely place to relax in the afternoon- and eating breakfast under the trees was delightful. Rengin and her staff are all warm, friendly and helpful. Right from the time of booking, we were offered advice about room choices and helped to select the quietest option. Excellent restaurant recommendations. We had an early departure on our last day and although this meant missing breakfast, Rengin arranged for us to be served tea and a snack on the balcony by our room. Little touches much appreciated.
We chose this hotel for location and it exceeded our expectations in all categories. Each room is unique as is the art collection.The hotel is modern except in decor which is artistic and themed. The garden with a pool is beautiful and quiet. We were delighted with the owner Rengin who is full of great information, background and recommendations as well as a pleasure to talk to about Antalya and the surrounding area. The location is fantastic and a close walk to the Kaleici sights (old town center). It is safe to walk and I often went out early or in the evening to photograph and see the town. Breakfast was wonderful with fresh jam, fruit, eggs, cheeses ... served in the garden by the pool. There is a bar and my husband was pleased with the cold beer. Rengin recommended restaurants and we were absolutely pleased with them. Additionally there is a concert room with an art collection and glass flooring in parts which reveal the ancient foundations discovered below. If it is concert time, you will need to book well in advance. Turkey Tour Organizer who planned our trip found this hotel and it is a treasure. I can see why there are return guests.Thank you for a wonderful and gracious stay.
Kaucuk is in the heart of the old town of Antalya and is close to all sightseeing spots in Antalya. Rengin is a great host, very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is ordered the night before from a rich breakfast menu and all choices taste great. There is a very peaceful inner courtyard with a small pool and bar and nice trees. Inside an art exhibition and concert room add to the uniqueness of this charming little hotel. The rooms are all unique and different from each other. The rooms overlooking the courtyard are quiter and to be preferred as the hotel is on a road leading to the lively Antalya night life. Our stay was between 1st May and 3rd May for 2 nights, we enjoyed our stay very much and would like to return in the very near future.
This i simply an amazing litle gem in the middle of the old town! Lovely place with a beautiful and quiet little court. I loved the view from our quiet room "Angela" facing the garden, the service is perfect and the local breakfast amazing! The owner Rengin, her husband and the staff are lovely and are always there to answere and advice. We had a car and the parking Kaleici is just minutes away. I couldn't recommend it more!
I returned to Antalya and to Kaucuk for the third time this April. As always, the hotel and my room were immaculate and beautiful, and the owner was warm, charming, and welcoming. These are the things I have come to count on at this hotel, and they are the main reasons that have kept me coming back.
Once again, though, I found that there had been changes and improvements that were really wonderful. One was the new level of support for touring in the area. The front desk had always been helpful in suggesting ways to see the many sights in the region, and that continues to be true. Now, however, they will also arrange tours and guides, and the ones I took advantage of were really first rate. They arranged for me to take a day trip to the amazing ruins as Aspendos and Perge, and then the following day, they paired me up with a guide to walk me through the exhibits at the Antalya Museum that featured the artifacts from Perge. It was perfect! I gained a deeper understanding of these sites than I ever could have on my own.
The second big change was the breakfast menu included with the price of the room. It features eight different choices, so someone staying a full week could have a different breakfast experience every day. One of the choices is the traditional Turkish breakfast, of course, but you can also have a variety of egg options, breakfast sandwiches, and even Turkish style oatmeal. (Full disclosure: I didn’t try all the options because I liked the Turkish panini so much I had them two days in a row.)
The third change was evident, but I didn’t get to experience it. A beautiful baby grand piano has been added to the dining room/art gallery space, and a series of recitals is planned, but my visit didn’t coincide with any of the recital dates. I’m not too sad, though, because this means I’ll have an excellent excuse to return to my favorite hotel!