Mike Fried, England, July 2016
.... The Tas Otel proved to be a real sanctuary (in a very real sense of the word) since we experienced the sad event of the attempted coup whilst at the hotel and despite the real worry, concern and fear amongst your staff they continued to look after us as before. A truly exceptional, professional and ultimately human service. We can't thank the team enough. And I haven't mentioned the quality of your facilities - wonderful!
Okeldi, Lyon, France, 5 April 2014, Trip Advisor
“Tas (stone) Hotel but HeartWarming”
Despite the weather was not pleasant, staff created the sun in our hearts. What a beautiful people, not driven by commercial interests but a real love and respect to humanbeing...So it is indeed a Tas (stone) house with heartwarming charm with staff and its energy.
The only regret, we have not met with Zeynep hanim, all Alacati people love and respect her for her outstanding contribution to the promotion of the town.
phyllisbeck, Brooklyn, 4 April 2014, Trip Advisor
“Too short a stay!”
…Had we know how charming the town is and how comfortable Alacati Tas Otel is, we would have planned a longer stay.
Our room was beautifully renovated, bright and comfortable and the bathroom was lovely and had great smelling olive oil products. We could tell how much time, money and love went into restoring the building and really admired the detail.
Shortly after we arrived, we were invited to tea and cake in the verdant poolside garden. In the morning, we came back to the garden to find a scrumptious Turkish style breakfast…
If we get a chance to come back to Turkey, we will definitely come back to the Alacati Tas Otel.
Emily B, Washington Dc, District of Columbia, 2 April 2014, Trip Advisor
“Fabulous Stay in Alacati”
…fabulous on all accounts! The hotel is beautiful, quiet, impeccably clean and so comfortable--we felt at home from the very start.
In addition to the beauty of the hotel and its ideal location (at the end of the main village street) the staff makes Tas an perfect place to stay. We found all members of staff to be extremely warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. More than one member of staff gave us their personal cell phone numbers in case we had any issues or questions as we were out exploring.
This was above and beyond attention to our needs and clear concern for our comfort. The hotel serves a fabulous, homemade breakfast every morning and provides homemade cake and tea every afternoon.
We so enjoyed this amazing hotel and feel it contributed directly to our love of Alacati and our perfect stay!
luv_big_cities, Washington DC, 1 April 2014, Trip Advisor
“Spectacular Staff And Charming Style”
…perfect spot for a romantic getaway on Turkey's beautiful Cesme Peninsula. The hotel, a former private home, has been tastefully renovated with class, style and a great sense of history…
But what really makes a hotel are the staff. The owner and her crew are a remarkable bunch: friendly, helpful and genuinely happy you are staying in their care. Tas was the first boutique hotel in Alacati. It was clearly a labor of love. At the end of our stay, we left for the airport at 4:30am; the staff insisted on sending us off with breakfast.
Tas is one of the finest boutique hotels my wife and I have encountered after years of traveling.
Book a room here--you'll leave with great memories.
Nazan K, İstanbul, Türkiye, 28 December 2013, Trip Advisor
“A very special treat”
It was a magical experience to stay at the Tas Hotel for me and my daughter…The staff is so friendly, always helping and smiling. The breakfast is a feast and the tea time cakes are very special and delicious. Ms. Zeynep gives her guests a special recipe book including all their tea time cake recipes, a touch of elegance! What a wonderful, unique and unforgettable experience…
Jane D, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 10 November 2013, Trip Advisor
“A Highlight in a Memorable Trip”
A beautiful place in a picturesque village. The staff is superb - friendly and accommodating. We looked forward to tea "time" on the terrace by the pool. No detail has been overlooked to ensure that your stay is enjoyable. Found it hard to leave Tas Otel and Alacati.
İdilka, İstanbul, 22 September 2013, Trip Advisor
“Subtle and classy”
Taş Otel has been the landmark place in Alaçatı for all these years. As it turns out, for good reason. Good service is not an accessory but is internalized. When you get sick, you are not called a cab but driven to the hospital. It comes as natural as the cats strolling in the garden….
HappyTravellerMe2013, San Fransisco, California, 3 September 2013, Tripadvisor
“What a wonderful Experience”
... Delightfully decorated, the cutest hotel in Alacati. All the personnel working at Alacati are amazing: wonderful service, extremely helpful, great hospitality, wonderful culture….
Romehome, U.S.A, 25 August 2013, Trip Advisor
“All others pale to the original”
There really is no other place! Perfectly located just far enough away from "restaurant mile" to be peaceful just close enough to be a lovely stroll back and forth, this should be your only choice. Zeynep (the owner) and Salih (the manager) are sheer perfection! And Yusuf a delight in helping advise on all things local. If I could return here every year, i would - I'll be back next year!
Lale G., Kaş, Turkey, 22 March 2013, Trip Advisor
“Tas Hotel is heaven on earth..”
Tas Hotel has no equal! … Ms. Zeynep Özis, with her unique style has created a very charming atmosphere in one of the loveliest regions of Turkey…The staff is very welcoming and their life seems to be ruled by love of hospitality…Your breakfast is served on crisp white linen tablecloth, which adds a further note of elegance.
Kennedy T., Hongkong, 13 December 2012, Trip Advisor
“Home Away From Home”
… Afternoon tea with homemade cakes, tea and coffee, are on the house and when I'm typing this commentary my hub and I are actually enjoy our winter afternoon next to a real fireplace in the common area lined with carpets and lovely decor. If you're a pet love you'll love this lovely otel. The cat will happily sit on your lap while you read a book!
Brenda, United Kingdom, 10 April 2012, Trip Advisor
… a wonderful small hotel with fantastic staff who really made a difference to our stay. They couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating and really wanted you to enjoy the holiday. 5* service.
… it gets pretty packed in high season, although there is always the tranquility of the hotel pool and gardens to retire to.
Binh Tam, United States , 9 June 2011, i-escape
“Our favorite i-escape place so far... the complementary tea and different cake baked everyday added a special touch. The service was friendly and attentive, the best towels we have ever felt... good job i-escape!”
Crocus, Istanbul, Turkey, 17 October 2012, Trip Advisor
“A peaceful and charming nest for romantics”
This hotel is the fist boutique hotel in Alacati village… This hotel is a unique hotel with a humble, authentic and sincere style.
Teddersgirl, 8 October 2012, Trip Advisor
… gorgeous hotel...personal favourite being the cherry cake! Yum!
Gooselator, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7 October 2012, Trip Advisor
“Wonderful Little hotel”
… This was just the place to chill out before rushing into the sightseeing crush of Capadocia … We both thought that we would rather have had an extra night in Alacati at the Tas and three nights in Capadocia.
Vagabondneurosis, Dorset, 7 October 2012, Trip Advisor
“A blissful place where you are so well looked after you will not want to go home”
The 'Team Tas' certainly know how to look after guests and nothing is too much trouble. A staff member cheerfully got up to see us off at 6.45 am with coffee and cakes.
Catherine, Hamburg, Germany, 6 October 2012, Trip Advisor
… this stylish little hotel for us two, around sixty years old couple from Germany was a peaceful place with such an atmosphere! … Highlight of the day was daily afternoon cake and tea, cakes of extraordinary quality, not too sweet…
Pinar J., U.K., 26 September 2012, Trip Advisor
“Exceptional Hotel with Brilliant People”
… Besides the fact that the hotel is ideally located in terms of proximity to all the lovely Alacati bars and restaurants we were very impressed with the super friendly approach of the hotel staff…
W.Jarjouhi, Kuwait, 24 September 2012, Trip Advisor
“Exceptional service in an excellent location.”
Tas is a gem… beyond the fact that the hotel itself is centrally located and beautiful, the staff are exceptional … Salih, Tas' resident renaissance man, was available at all times to provide advice, assistance and solutions.
P.TK, Herts, U.K, 17 September 2012, Trip Advisor
“Every bit as good as they say”
We've been privileged to stay at some wonderful places over the years, and Tas Otel is right up there with the best of them…best of all, Zeynep and her team are absolutely delightful - warm, welcoming and unfailingly cheerful and helpful. It's hard to imagine how anyone wouldn't find a stay here good for the soul.
Paulo Herbie, 9 September 2012, Trip Advisor
There really wasn’t a bad thing we could say about Tas Otel, except we didn’t stay long enough!
From the otherside, Melbourne, 1 September 2012
If you want to stay in the first original boutique hotel of Alacati you stay here. We absolutely loved our room, size, the natural light, noticable timber and stone work all of which has been restored and kept in its original state. The room upkeep must also be mentioned, room service and the attention to detail was of the highest standard…Tas otel offers the platform to take one self to a peaceful place to cler the mind and heal the soul … We also adored the cats, very playful and they defiantly put a smile on your face.
Tom Wargel, St. Louis. Missouri, USA, 26 August 2012, Trip Advisor
A wonderful hotel with a terrific staff who made it feel like their only mission was to make you feel at home… If I were ever to go back to the area, there's no doubt the Tas would be my hotel of choice.
Bülent S., Istanbul, 23 August 2012, Trip Advisor
… The hotel is a very old building, renovated by its amazing owners, and became one of the nicest boutique hotels in Alacati. We got the room no 8, which is kind of a private room seperated from the main building which we loved ! …The hotel is exactly next to the main atttaction area of Alacati, but away from the hassle and bustle of people.
Ekim Nazım Kaya, Istanbul, 22 August 2012, Trip Advisor
“Best Alacati experience ever”
If you're visiting Alacati-Cesme region, Tas Otel offers by far the best available boutique hotel experience.
Brigitte Bonnet, Boulogne Billancourt, France 18 July 2012, Trip Advisor
“A gem indeed !”
So much good taste and little attentions… The quality of the breakfast was excellent (the homemade jams : miam !)…On top, we had a 1,5 month cat to play with… Tas hotel is on top a perfect location to visit Ephese, only 1 hour away. We will come back !
TS. Strauss, New York , 8 July 2012, Trip Advisor
“Totally a gem!”
Simply a wonderful place in a charming town. Very friendly staff; great breakfast. Nice pool. Really nice afternoon tea.
Peter B., U.K. , 9 June 2012, Trip Advisor
“Delightful small hotel”
As near perfect as an hotel can be… The breakfasts, Turkish and western, were homemade and delicious, but the piece de resistance was the included afternoon tea - everybody made sure to return in time for this!
The factor however that sets this little hotel apart is the friendliness and standard of service. Without in any way being intrusive, Zeynep, Salih and ALL the staff made one feel part of the family.
Finally, it is an added bonus if you are an animal lover. We loved every minute!
JKM, Aberdeen, U.K. , 29 May 2012, Trip Advisor
“Hospitality at its best”
Charming boutique hotel made special by the friendliness, helpfulness and desire to please shown by the owner and all the staff…
Jeffrey C., Washington D.C., USA, 23 May 2012, Trip Advisor
“Great hotel - property, staff, overall experience”
The building is great, and with a great location near the heart of Alacati. The staff … went above and beyond anything we could have asked…
Florida, USA, 23 May 2012
“What a Gem!”
Wonderful staff, fabulous breakfast, beautiful gardens, great location near shops and good restaurants. We would definitely return.
Tim Oqueka and Helen Gertz, April 2012
Dear Zeynep, Salih and the staff,
We have had a wonderful time at your hotel (again)! It really felt like home for us. And all of you were part of it, making us feel so comfortable and creating such a warm atmosphere…
Thank you all,
Petra, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 9 April 2012, Trip Advisor
“charming hotel and great hospitality”
Zeynep and her staff are extremely friendly and helpful, Turkish breakfast is at its best and afternoon tea with homemade cake made our stay unique. The places Salih recommended to go for dinner were superbe!
North Carolina, 21 March 2012, Trip Advisor
“Gracious, knowledgeable, and what a breakfast”
The Taş Otel pretty much defines the word "gracious." Zeynep and each of her employees went out of their way to make sure we had a perfect stay. … there were fresh-baked dairy-free apple cakes because of my milk allergy.
Barcelona, 15 January 2012
“Un perfecto lugar de descanso y gozar de la generosa hospitalidad turca”
… Las habitaciones (7) son el reducto donde recogerse y descansar a gusto, con un ambiente mezcla entre lo principesco y la sencillez. Todos los empleados del Hotel acogeran de inmediato cualquier pregunta o sugerencia y le proporcionarán todo aquello que necesite. El hotel invita a quedarse por largo tiempo, a la par que disfrutar de la calidez de los habitantes de este tradicional y moderno pueblo.
New York, 5 December 2011, Trip Advisor
This is Turkish hospitality at it's best - and believe me this country knows a whole lot about hospitality. While we are glad we started our stay in Turkey with Alacati and at Tas, I think they set the bar too high for the rest of the trip experience to follow.
Bryan and Jaime McAllister-Grande, July 2011
… It's the best hotel we've ever stayed at anywhere…
Loredana Botta, July 2011
Your attention, disponibility, kindness and patience will remain in our memories.
Stare al Tas Otel è stato come vivere in un angolo di paradiso.Dall'accoglienza di tutti i collaboratori alla loro gentilezza, dalla cucina alla pulizia impeccabile, ogni dettaglio ha contribuito a fare del nostro soggiorno un'esperienza indimenticabile.
The Easleys, South Carolina, May 30, 2011
Our deepest “thanks” for the wonderful hospitality provided by your staff- Salih has gone far above to assist us in anyway that he could. We are so grateful to him + will miss his warm smile every morning!
Helsinki, 5 April 2011, Trip Advisor
“Falling in love in Alacati”
When I arrived in Alacati, the children of the neighbourhood and the staff of the hotel welcomened me by a hand-kiss. The hotel is very beautiful restaured by the owner, Zeynep Özis with great care and love.
I fell in love in Alacati and I think it was the first time in my life (and I am quite old enough to judge with experience) that I left a hotel and a place with tears in my eyes.
Victoria, Canada, 25 February 2011, Trip Advisor
“Like coming home”
… Throughout our travels we'd been impressed by the hospitality of the Turkish people, but finishing our time away at the Tas Otel was like the exclamation mark… that engaging spirit that impressed us when we entered the hotel grew steadily during our six days there. This is one place we will never forget.
Craig Allen Panner(travelwithcraig.com), November 2010
There really is only one place to stay in Alacati: the Alacati Tas hotel. (http://tasotel.com/). Never have I stayed someplace so welcoming, so wonderful, and so relaxing… Really, there are other places to stay in Alacati, but look no further than this wonderful hotel.
Johannesburg, 19 October 2010, Trip Advisor
“Tas Otel is a real gem, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it”
Tas Otel was extremely tastefully put together with a lot of love and care.
Delta, Canada, 16 October 2010, Trip Advisor
“Superior, Personalized Service”
… Like so many Turkish people we met, Zeynep Ozis and her staff showed genuine warmth toward guests and pride in their hotel and country…
Seattle, Washington, 11 October 2010, Trip Advisor
“A wonderful oasis in an adorable town.”
What a gem of a hotel! … It was like something out of a movie.
London, 2 October 2010, Trip Advisor
“The Perfect holiday”
This was our first trip to Turkey and we could not have picked a more perfect place to stay.
Brooklyn, New York, 20 September 2010, Trip Advisor
“Amazing honeymoon destination!”
The Tas Otel is the perfect place to stay in Alacati. My husband and I honeymooned there this past August and can not stop raving about it... On a personal note, Zeynep, the hotel's owner, was incredibly sweet and charming. She even gave my husband and I a little souvenir to take home as it was our honeymoon.
London, 20 September 2010, Trip Advisor
“excellent, comfortable and clean and represents good value for money”
.......... the first thing to say is that it is exactly as it is described on their website.
… breakfast … to be an all round pleasant experience, with unlimited amounts of coffee, fresh bread and all the preserves (cherry, fig, peach, plum, marmalade and honey) cheese, herbs, olives, eggs and fresh orange juice… The pool was clean and well maintained … with plenty of clean towels provided and along with the sun-beds, deckchairs, hammock and external shaded lounge area and the lack of general noise… The staff were excellent and there were enough English speakers to ensure that communication was never a problem.
USA, 7 August 2010, Trip Advisor
For calm, charm, and the most incredible experience…I can be a picky traveler and this is one of the few hotels I have ever been too where I had no complaints or suggestions! Stay. And stay for days....
San Fransisco, 13April 2010, Trip Advisor
“Very friendly staff, great food, warm and charming atmosphere”
Seattle, USA, 25 October 2009, Trip Advisor
Awesome. Friendly. Rent a scooter to get around town, you'll be glad you did.
Hertfordshire, UK, 25 October 2009, Trip Advisor
“High quality, comfort and relaxation with a charming host”
I think it's all been said before about the Tas Otel so why repeat other reviews. ……..All this and Zeynep, the visionary owner who masterminded the resuscitation of the beautiful village of Alacati, who illuminates Tas Otel with charm, intelligence and brilliant attention to detail. What more could anyone need on a holiday?
Nürnberg, Germany, 12 October 2009, Trip Advisor
“The Hotel of small things - truely recommended”
…there are so many small things that make your heart happy in this place. The old house with its parts of wood and stones in the wall. ..The fantastic homemmade marmelade, the tasteful music, the cold but refreshing pool and most of all: Zeynep and her team - who always give you a smile and are as helpful as can be.
Ridgeland, Ms, 12 October 2009, Trip Advisor
“Everything and more than expected, better than appears on their website”
Staff is the BEST ever and go beyond to help and make you feel at home.
UK, 2 October 2009, Trip Advisor
“Beautiful hotel, incredible service”
Only criticism is that it was a little bit noisy in the mornings with dogs & mopeds - but not much you can do about that in Alacati.
London, 2 October 2009, Trip Advisor
“Great boutique hotel - a real gem”
What a comfortable and relaxing place to stay! Centrally located but peaceful. Zeynep and her staff are very welcoming and attentive. ..It doesn't get better than that!
Richard Green, London, 10 April 2007
I had a wonderful stay at the hotel… although I’m a travel journalist for the newspaper, I was most definitely on holiday…when my editor (the Sunday Times) asked each of our writers to choose their favorite “secret place” in Europe, I just had to mention the Tas…
Penelope Alexandris, San Francisco, USA, 25 May 2006
…It is so good to know that the historic significance of the town has been recognized and efforts are underway to preserve it…