Amid a magical garden of cypress trees and palms, the 14 rooms here are simple and rather small, but comfortable and stylishly decorated with natural materials. The lovely terrace-dock waiting for you to take the plunge is a plus, and the view of the illuminated Kings' Tombs by night is priceless.
Affable owners İlknur and Münir make their own plum and fig jams from their fruit trees and lay on a superb three-course home-cooked meal (€20) when pre-ordered.
Located right along the Dalyan River, this hotel features free public Wi-Fi and rooms with air conditioning. Guests can enjoy their meals in the green garden with river and nature views. Simply designed rooms at Happy Caretta Hotel offer garden view and a bathroom with shower. Breakfast is served in a buffet style. Ruins of ancient city Kaunos with its Hellenistic style rock tombs is a 15-minute boat ride from Hotel Happy Caretta. Iztuzu Beach, one of the main breeding grounds for Loggerhead sea turtles, is 10 km away and can be reached by car or boat. Tour boats are also available departing from hotel's jetty. Guests can join jeep or boat tours around the region. Rafting and micro-light aircraft flights with a bird’s eye view are also popular activities in the area. All sightseeing activities and shuttle services can be arranged at the tour desk. Dalyan town centre is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Dalaman Airport is less than 30 km.