Dalyan Resort is an intimate boutique property popular with a European clientele. Built in 2004, it is relatively new and well-maintained with only 58 rooms. Entering the lobby is like walking into a tastefully decorated home; furnishings in natural materials and objets d'art create a cosy-chic ambiance. Outside, the landscaped gardens are magnificent. The hotel's owner has a green thumb and has planted bougainvillea, orchids, pomegranate, strelitzia, roses, orange trees, olive trees, palm trees, zambak and gazella, amongst others. The large free form swimming pool is at the heart of the hotel, while there is also a separate kids' pool.
Further back is a cosy TV/meeting room decorated with stunning objets d'art, a fireplace and flat screen television. The floor to ceiling windows allow for views over the Dalyan River. The riverbank is only a few steps away, where, nestled in the gardens are a few sun loungers and chillout seating areas. A river path leads guests to other riverside relaxation areas such as a small jetty with a bench perfect for kicking back with a book and a cuppa...or perhaps something a little stronger! From the river's edge, guests have some of the most prized views in Dalyan; those of the town's famous Lycian tombs.
The hotel itself consists of three discreet, two-storey buildings with terracotta roofs. The building closest to Reception contains standard rooms on the ground floor (eight with pool views, eight with garden views), while the second and third buildings feature suites on the ground floor. The top floor of all three buildings contain deluxe rooms.
Meanwhile, other facilities include a tennis court, and a health and wellbeing facility with a Turkish bath, sauna, well-equipped fitness room and massage room. The fitness room is free, all other facilities mentioned above require extra payment.