Breakfast is served at the poolside restaurant, inside, or outside on the shaded terrace. The airy indoor section features wooden beams, high ceilings, exposed-stone walls, leather lounges and a fireplace. Rather than a buffet service, guests are served a set platter of Turkish cheeses, jams, local pastries, olives, cold cuts, tomato, cucumber and an assortment of bread. You can also order extras such as eggs, yoghurt, fruit and waffles etc.
The Iskele restaurant situated at the beach serves delicious Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine and is perhaps a tad expensive for Turkey however not for the standard of hotel it is found in. The tables are neatly arranged on the boardwalk along the seashore, with the lights of Golturkbuku twinkling in the distance. The waiters are attentive, efficient, and easily recognised in their navy blue and white striped Breton t-shirts, while the clientele is a mix of well-to-do tourists and chic locals who come to dine under the stars with the water lapping at their feet.
The food and drink is beautifully presented and the staff really goes the extra mile to ensure your dining experience is the best it can be, by offering excellent recommendations. Everything is fresh and of excellent quality; we tried the 'Sheppard Salad' (cucumber, tomato, mint, pomegranate and lemon vinaigrette) and the 'catch of the day' (grouper with grilled aubergine).
Meanwhile, at the hotel's beach bar there is a good selection of aperitifs and cocktails and the only negative was the price of some of these; 18TL (£7.70) for a glass of local white wine and 30TL (£12.85) for even the most basic of cocktails (Bloody Mary, Cuba Libre). There is also the Divan Patisserie and Lobby Bar for refreshments, while room service is available 24 hours a day.