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Tas In the Media

The Times, UK, 23 February 2019

Beloved of holidaying Turks from Izmir and Istanbul, Alacati is one of the Aegean coast’s smartest little town and the Tas is a great place to stay.


Asahi Weekly, Japan, August 2018


Alacati, Turkey

... Ozis bought a house in 2001 and

renovated it into a hotel. “In 2001

we founded the Alacati
Preservation Society to protect the
cultural and architecture heritage
of this village.” Thanks to the work
of this association, in 2005 the
town was declared a national
heritage site and now it is
protected from new development.
One of the best ways to admire
the interior of a traditional
Ottoman or Greek stone house is
by staying at a traditional hotel,
like the Tas Otel.....



Le Monde, France, June 2018




Tas Otel : Havre de tranquillité aux murs chaulés et à la piscine apaisante après un bain de mer. Au petit déjeuner, les börek à l’aubergine, faits maison, ajoutent une profondeur supplémentaire à l’hospitalité naturelle de Zeynep, notre hôte. A partir de 120 € la nuit pour une chambre double.

The Times, United Kingdom, May 2018


Cool Turkey: 20 great hotels

The best budget option in pricey Alacati, the Tas is a lovely 130-year-old mansion with eight pretty rooms. Breakfasts are a high point, with cheese, honey and homemade jam, and the pool, surrounded by lawn, is a lovely place to spend the afternoon. There’s no restaurant, but there are plenty of options near by.


Chic & Green Travel, March 2018


Tas Otel, il primo “Hotel de charme” in Alaçati, Turchia


Per tutta la durata del mio soggiorno al Tas Otel mi sono davvero sentita come a casa. La proprietaria Zeynep Ozis e il suo staff mi hanno accolto con tutta la loro solarità, offrendomi una vacanza indimenticabile in una delle mete turistiche e di design più vivaci e in voga delle penisola di Çesme in Turchia, meta favorita di surfisti da tutto il mondo.

Het Laatste Nieuws, Belgium, October 2016 

..Zeynep Öziş, de charmante gastvrouw van het butik otel Taş fladdert tussen de tafels, zich er van verzekerend dat alles naar wens verloopt. Ontbijten kan tot elf uur, en in de vooravond serveert ze complimentary tea en meer zelfgebakken cake...

..Dat dit dorp in de internationale pers het nieuwe Bodrum wordt genoemd, had mijn gastvrouw nooit durven te dromen. Zeker niet toen ze een verwaarloosd hoekpand kocht en er in 2001 het Taş Otel opende, het eerste charmehotel van Alaçati. «Vrienden en familie begrepen niet goed wat ik hier, in dit vergeten dorp dat niet eens direct aan zee ligt, kwam zoeken», vertelt Zeynep, tot dan marketing-directeur van een multi - national. «Alaçati was al lang geen bloeiende gemeenschap meer. Op een handvol kite- en windsurfers na, die profiteren van de stevige bries die hier steevast staat, lag het dorp grotendeels in ruïne.»

Res Travel Magazine, Sweden, September 2016

..Här fanns ingenting av det du ser i dag innan vi öppnade”, berättar Yusuf Ozen, receptionisten på Tas Hotel, när han visar mig runt i den lummiga trädgården. Tas Hotel öppnade 2001 och var Alacatis första hotell. I dag är byn den som alla pratar om i Izmir..


New York Times, USA, January 2016

Dotted with olive and mastic groves, artichoke fields and vineyards, Cesme is coming into its own as a culinary hot spot thanks to the acclaimed, Noma-inspired Alancha and newer restaurants opened by arrivals from Istanbul and Izmir. In the old Greek village of Alacati, Tas Otel organizes autumn olive harvest outings, and Asma Yapragi, Babushka, Roka Bahce and Fava cook to the season with produce sourced from local growers.In Izmir, at the peninsula’s base, the food tour outfit Culinary Backstreets recently began offering walking tours.

A Taste Of Travel, May 2016

Alaçati is a Turkish town with a Greek history that today blurs the boundaries of both.. The first of the boutique hotels, the Tas Otel opened its doors in 2001 and now there are over 100 hotels in the area. The Tas Otel is still one of the best. Staying in this small boutique hotel is like staying in a private home...

Smoda El Pais, Spain, July 2015,

Zeynep Ozis, Tas Otel

(Alacati, Turquia)

El Tas fue el primer hotel de Alacati, en la costa oeste de Turqia, actualmente uno de los lugares mas atractivos y turisticos del pais. << Mi hotel es mi casa; mis huespedes, mis invitados; y el personal, una extension de mi familia. Esta actitud tan positiva se refleja directamente en el bienestar de nuestros clientes y, seguramente, es una de las caracteisticas que diferencia al Tas Otel. Quiero pensar que su exito es el reflejo de mi personalidad>>.

Sus recomendaciones;

<<Admiro mucho los hoteles Oberoi, aunque no sean tan personales. Conozco especialmente de India y Egipto. El equipo humano y la calidad del servicio son impecables>>.



The Australian, Australia, August 2015

Alacati only took off in the early 2000s when its charm and architectural distinction were recognised by imaginative pioneers such as Zeynep Ozis, hands-on owner of the exquisitely restored Tas Hotel. In these magical surroundings — all shaded gardens, bleached blue shutters, thick stone walls and delightfully cultured interiors — I feel transported to a Provencal country house.

Local Hideways, Netherlands, June 2015


On my quest for Local Hideaways in Turkey I came across Taş Otel in Alaçati. Its owner, Zeynep Öziş, is considered a trendsetter in this town. By establishing the first boutique hotel she played an important part in the development of Alaçati, now one of the most beautiful towns in Turkey.……

Alaçati ….a great town, so quaint and with many beautiful restored buildings, nice little shops, lovely terraces and inviting restaurants…..great Bohemian vibes! And, surprisingly, I don’t encounter a single foreign tourist, only several (very affluent) Turkish tourists. By the way, I am told the summer months are very crowded here, so be sure to visit in the early or late season!

Taş  Otel is also remarkable for its friendly and helpful staff, many of whom have been working here for several years now. They really make the difference and add to the warm and homey atmosphere of the hotel. And what’s more, one of Turkey’s loveliest places is right on the doorstep, offering a lovely change from the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel. Don’t forget to ask the staff for their favourite restaurants! And there is always the azure blue sea…..it’s less than two miles away!


Conde Nast Traveller, October 2014


Opened in 2001, elegant Tas Otel was Alacati’s first hip hotel. Romantic rooms spill over the grounds of a 19th-century Greek mansion, and there’s a swimming pool trimmed by olive trees plus two self-contained guest houses on site. Affable owner Zeynep Ozis and her staff punctuate lazy afternoons by serving up a rotating selection of Tas2 famous homemade cakes.


JAN Magazine, The Netherlands, October 2014


Vlak bij de stad Izmir ligt het schiereiland Çesme,

een voor ons relatief onbekend stukje Turkse kust.

Vanwege de fijne bries is deze stek zeer geliefd bij

windsurfers. Vanaf de punt van het schiereiland varen

boten naar Griekenland. Het belangrijkste (en mooiste) stadje

op deze landtong is Alacati. Je kunt er heel romantisch logeren in

Tas Otel. Tas is een heerlijk landhuis met lichtblauwe luiken en ligt

midden in een olijfboomgaard. Boek een van de zeven kamers of

kies voor een van de twee privéhuizen achter in de boomgaard. Er

is een groot en een klein huis en beide hebben een eigen zwembad.

Het strand is niet ver, maar grote kans dat de kinderen helpen in de

boomgaard net even wat leuker vinden!



Ottoman style on the Turkish 'riviera' | The Australian September 6-7, 2014


When Zeynep Ozis set up Tas Otel, there were no hotels in Alacati, a crumbling village. “The locals thought I was mad,” she recalls. “They kept saying: ‘Who’d come here? Our village isn’t even by the sea. There’s only one restaurant. And she’s installing bathrooms in every room — a crazy idea!’ ” That was 2001. Today, almost 300 guesthouses have sprung up in and around town, but none has captured the flair and warmth of the original.

Ozis, who co-founded the Alacati Preservation Society, has restored a 120-year-old stone house with integrity. The seven bedrooms range in size but are similar in style: romantic but not twee, with antique armoires, floral bedspreads and whitewashed walls. Jazz wafts through the living room, which has a roaring fire in winter. In warmer weather, the walled garden where cats laze by the pool is the main attraction. The hotel is child-free, but families can stay at two adjacent houses that share a garden and pool.

What makes Tas Otel special isn’t the trappings of luxury; it’s the authentically Turkish setting (about half the guests are Turkish, too) and the genuinely thoughtful staff. The food is truly indulgent. Breakfast is a feast of local flavours that will keep you going until afternoon tea, when an array of complimentary cakes is served with Turkish tea. 

Cosmopolitan, U.K. by Karen Meachen, August 2014

Tas Otel (is) the very first boutique hotel to open in Alacati in 2001. It's a delightful 120-year-old Greek mansion that's been lavished with love and attention and beautifully renovated. The owner, Zeynep Ozis, is famous throughout the town for helping to preserve many of the old stone buildings and positioning Alacati on the 'must-visit' destination map. It's easy to see why - her impeccable taste flows through the hotel.

I stayed in one of the largest rooms located in its own stone cottage at the end of the garden providing immediate access to the pool. It was instant relaxation. Whether it's sunbathing in the garden, eating the Turkish banquet of a breakfast on the courtyard terrace or sipping the homemade lemonade (one word – amazing), all your stresses will disappear.


Volkskrant Magazine, Netherlands, August 2014 

… ‘Ik wil graag een andere kant van Turkije laten zien’, zegt eigenaar Zeynep Oziş in de tuin van haar Taş boetiekhotel.‘Een relaxte kant, van lange zomeravonden met simpel en vers eten.’Ozis zegde haar baan als marketing directeur van de Duitse wasmiddelenfabrikant Henkel op en opende als eerste een hotel in Alacati. ‘Mijn jeugddroom. Ik probeer mijn gasten iets puurs te bieden, een lome zomer in het huis van hun opa.’ Toen Zeynep in 2001 begon, was er maar een restaurants in Alacati. Nu zijn er honderden….


Departures, June 2014


The Mayflower moment for Alaçatı was the 2001 opening of marketing executive Zeynep Öziş’s Taş Otel, a seven-room, light- filled property that helped to define the destination’s breezy but cultured style with heirloom antiques playing off whitewashed walls and bougainvillea- fringed pool.


The Daily Telegraph, Ultra Travel Magazine, Summer 2014


 Cool coastal Turkey, finest boutique properties

 …What makes Tas Otel special isn’t the trappings of luxury; it’s the authentically Turkish setting (about half the guests are Turkish, too) and the genuinely thoughtful staff. The food is truly indulgent, though. Breakfast is a feast of local flavors that will keep you going until afternoon tea, when an array of complimentary cakes is served with Turkish çay.

Travel and Leisure, May 2014

European Hideways

… . For decades, Alacati lacked a decent place to stay. That all changed when Zeynep Öziş opened the first butique property, Tas Otel in 2001. Scores of handsome Ottoman-era stone houses have now been turned into “butik otels,” though many pale in comparison to Taş’s rustic-chic aesthetic.


The Guardian, January 2014

Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014

Start planning your 2014 travels with the help of our top 40 destination round-up.

Nr. 7 in the list: Alaçatı and Tas Otel


The Telegraph, January 2014


Twenty destinations for 2014: Alaçatı, Turkey

The town of Alaçatı is now challenging Bodrum for the title of Turkey’s most stylish Aegean resort…..

When the architect Zeynep Öziș restored a handsome stone townhouse and opened it as the eight-room Tas Otel (tasotel.com, double rooms from £80) in 2001, there were few other places to stay in the area, and none nearly as persuasive as Öziș’s country-chic design hotel…..


Frommers, 2013

  This is the pioneer that has set the bar for all of the town's other guesthouses. When I say "this" I mean both the home and the homeowner, Zeynep Özis, whose dream came true with the completion of this retreat. One feels an aura of warmth walking through this 150-year-old Greek manor, restored to accommodate the demands of today's overnight guests. Ceilings are high, the garden and salon are cozy and private, and even the smallest of the rooms are ample. Homemade pies and cakes are baked daily, furnishing goodies for the daily afternoon tea event, and even better, the large breakfast (with a variety of fresh-made preserves) is served until noon. Zeynep organizes olive harvest weekends in the fall, honoring the fact that the original owner of the house, an olive merchant, stored his oil in terra-cotta containers in what is now the lobby.

Lonely Planet, 2011

The acorn from which the mighty oak grew, the Tas, a former olive warehouse at the bottom of the main street, was Alacati’s first boutique hotel. Under the dynamic owner, Zeynep, it’s still setting the standard in its gorgeous rooms overlooking a walled garden and large swimming pool. The seven rooms have an elegant simplicity, with no TVs; the poolside afternoon teas are more lavish, featuring freshly baked cakes.


Turkey Tour Planner by Tom Brosnahan

My favorite among (the hotels in Alaçatı) is the Tas Otel, designed, owned and operated by the exceptionally talented Ms Zeynep ÖZİŞ. She bought an old stone mansion and designed her dream inn, an eight-room boutique hotel perfect in its beauty, charm and atmosphere.

The Tas Otel (TAHSH oh-tehl, "Stone Hotel") is no chic glitterati status destination, but a refuge of beauty for discerning real-world travelers, a mixture of cultured local and international visitors.

The eight high-ceilinged guest rooms are light and spacious, with a pleasant understated, authentic decor and modern private bathrooms. speaks perfect English (she got a head start on the language as an AFS high school exchange student in the USA), and Italian, some German and French. She is almost always present at the hotel (she lives next door to the hotel in another house she designed), welcoming guests, chatting and helping them to make plans, or introducing guests to her favorite pets.

If you're looking for a beautiful, low-key, high-quality, rich-atmosphere getaway hideout for a few days of beach time, quiet reading, windsurfing, shopping, cafe life, romance,... this is it! You've found it. You're home.


Our 20 top continental hotels, The Sunday Times, 18 March 2007

Under threat of thumbscrews, writers at The Sunday Times reveal the hotels they didn’t want anyone else to know about.

A fine two-storey merchant’s house, lovingly restored by Mrs Ozis, Tas has been reborn as a delightful six-room hotel, with whitewashed walls, pale-blue window frames, antique furniture, a small pool, a veranda to help with the summer sun, and an enticing log fire in the lounge to relieve winter chills. Staff are friendly, and so, despite his rather lugubrious looks, is Olom, the owner’s golden retriever.


On the radar: Çesme Penisula Conde Nast Traveller, May 2011

The converted Stone houses and lavender-infused gardens of the Turkish fishing village of Alacati have traditionally been the preserve of windsurfers and stylish Istanbulites. But Alaçatı is starting to attract visitors from further afield, who com efor its beachy charm and laid-back simplicity. The classic place tos tay has always been Taş Otel…

Chancing on Çeşme, Destinasian, October/November 2011

... Our arrival at the Taş Otel in the resort town of Alaçatı does little to dispel this sense of timelessness. A whitewashed stone house with indigo shutters, the hotel had once been the home of two sisters who kept their livestock downstairs while their family occupied the second floor. These are the unlikely origins of Alaçatı’s current renaissance as the peninsula’s toniest summer destination. in 2000, Zeynep Öziş, a marketing executive and keen windsurfer from İzmir, bought the 19th-century house. The renovation required a small army of masons, carpenters, and electricians —and provoked a chorus of skepticism from neighbors. “They thought i was crazy,” Öziş recalls. Ten months later, the town’s first bona fide boutique hotel made its debut.


Competition in the intervening years has reached absurd levels: there are now more than a hundred “butik” hotels in Alaçatı, a community of around 9,000 people year-round. But the eight-room Taş stands out for its homey charm. Warmly greeted by the staff, we’re ushered directly into a cozy library—shelves crammed with art and history books, a crackling fireplace—and served thick slices of homemade apple cake with strong black tea poured into the tulip-shaped glasses ubiquitous in Turkey. Oğlum, a mournful-eyed golden retriever who serves as the hotel’s mascot, pads over to inspect us before settling down on the kilim under our feet. no amount of lemongrass-scented towels and obsequious bowing—the leitmotifs of cookie-cutter hospitality in our home region of Southeast Asia—could match the unaffected welcome we receive here.

Oğlum is soon followed by Öziş, a petite blonde woman who seems to bustle even while she’s standing still. Showing us a photo book she helped to compile about Alaçatı’s distinctive stone houses and history, she sketches the town’s past for us. As with so many settlements along the Aegean Coast, it’s a tale of banishment and exile amid the slow collapse

of an empire. ...



TURKEY- for local delicacies You and your wedding, November 2011

Be prepared to eat – plenty and well – at botique guesthouse Tas Otel. Breakfast untill midday on village breads and bagels, cheeses, honey and homemade jams on the vine-shaded patio then snooze in a hammock in the walled garden until five-ish. That’s when the chefs servet hat day’s freshly baked cake with Turkish tea. With just seven rooms at this 19th century mansion, there are romantic spots a plenty to hide away in, or venture into nearby Alacati, for cafes, cobbled streets and outdoor concerts.



100 Romantic places to stay in Europe - 2011

Alacati Tas Otel has been reccomended by the UK's leading flight comparison site Cheap Flights

"Relax during your stay by taking a dip in the clear blue water of the nearby beaches. Alternatively, try windsurfing at internationally recognised windsurfing clubs where lessons are available for both beginners and experts."


1001 escapes to experience before you die (in the world)

A book byHelen Arnold



912. A'jia Hotel

913. Alaçati Tas Otel

914. Anatolian Houses
915. Blue Mosque
916. Caǧaloǧlu Hamami
917. Cruise up the Bosphorus Strait
918. Diving off Bodrum
919. Harem of the Topkapi Palace
920. Hot air ballooning over Cappadocia
921. Huzur Vadisi
922. Kempinski Ciragan Palace
923. Rüstem Pasha Mosque
924. Sumahan on the water
925. Sunset drinks at Mikla
926. Walk the Lycian Way
927. Yediburunlar Lighthouse


Cara, Aer Lingus In-flight Magazine, April/May 2011

The trend for restoring Alacati’s old buildings was sparked by one pioneering hotel, the indescribably beautiful Tas Otel, founded by Zeynep Ozis. After 18 years working in marketing,Zeynep moved to Alacati ahead of the boom and set up a hotel in an old stone building. A founder of the Alacati Preservation Society , her foresight did much to protect the village from the perils of overdevelopment. For her, the unique character comes from the local people- the Balkan immigrants who moved here in the 1920s. “ I am the grandchild of émigrés myself,” she says, and she sees echoes of her grandparents in her neighbours.

For Zeynep, there is so much to make Alacati special: The climate, “ I was barefoot on the beach,suntanning in mid- February… and in the breezy summers you don’t feel the heat” ; the architecture, “ the village is made of 100 to 150-year-old buildings and I am lucky enough to own an original one”; and the natural beauty, “ people often get stuck on the main street in Alacati, but the surrounding area is so beautiful with its olive groves, vineyards and mastic trees.”



The hot 100 best hotels in Europe The Sunday Times, 23 May 2010

“Ever get the urge just to take off? To find a lovely little hotel, full of character, charm and style, where you can kick back and enjoy a few days of real R&R? We’re not talking your five-star Hiltons or super-swanky Mandarin Orientals here. No vast spas or cavernous meeting rooms. Just small(ish), largely independent bolt holes where the service is personal and the setting is perfect. We do. Often. So we asked our writers to reveal where they go when the urge hits. The result is this guide to the 100 best bolt holes in Europe. Keep it with you and you’ll never be stuck for the perfect getaway again: Tas otel, Alacati, Cesme Peninsula This intimate little seven-room belter is a restored former Greek merchant house. It sits at one end of the village’s pedestrianised main street, peppered with good restaurants, craft shops and bars, favoured by arty Izmiris. There’s a small pool for summer, a log fire in the lounge for winter and a perpetual homely welcome. Rooms are cosy and uncluttered, with high-quality linen and ultramodern bathrooms.



The Guardian, 10 April 2010

“Alacati is where Greek workers, brought from the islands by the Ottomans in the late 1800s, established vineyards. These all but disappeared in the last century, though new ones are being re-established, along with olive groves and lavender plantations. Come now though for the sandy beach, also a major centre for windsurfers. The Tas Otel (tasotel.com, doubles from €90), which opened in 2001, is a stylish conversion of a Greek mansion with a pool.


Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay Turkey

Taş Otel has a natural, simple, unaffected style, unfailing in its command of colour and texture.
Mrs. Öziş runs the hotel single handedly: Full marks for her charming kitchen, her choice of bed linen, her reading cabinet- and the cool swimming pool set in a perfectly peaceful lawn.


Tatler Magazine, June 2010

Quaint but not twee. Cute but not cramped. Friendly but not over-friendly. Tas Otel could just be the perfect guesthouse....... Tas Otel has spawned countless imitators, but none quite as effortlessly charming. In fact, it takes hard work to make everyhting just so. The 120-year-old mansion needed total renovation........ Now the whitewashed building looks more like a French chateau, climbing with bougainvillea.

At Home In Turkey, Solvi dos Santos- Berrin Torolsan, Thames and Hudson,


“Alaçatı was not on the map when I came here for the first time in 1992,” Zeynep says, “but I felt somehow at home here, although I don’t know why. Perhaps it was because the way the locals speak reminded me of my grandmother. She was a Turkish émigré from Salonika, and the majority of the villagers here also came from the same area in 1924.” Zeynep returned to Alaçatı some years later and bought a century-old stone house that had belonged to an olive-oil merchant. The renovation took a year. She had no professional training, but used her instinct, and her father’s gift of an old copy od Neufert’s Architects’ Data, supervising the building work on her own. “I was lucky. There are skillful local builders and craftsmen in Alaçatı who stil use the traditional technicques.” She used recycled building materials such as old dressed stone, original wooden shutters and roof tiles. In 2001 Alaçatı’s first hotel opened; Zeynep called it the Taş (Stone) Hotel.

While some friends were worried – and some people were even joking, “ Who is going to stay in a hotel here: the fishermen?” – Zeynep never lost her belief that since she liked the place so much, other people would like to come. Her engaging personality and marketing expertise worked wonders. The Sunday Times listed the Taş Hotel in their top 20 continental hotels. The Italian travel magazine Dove and others have followed suit. Zeynep’s eight rooms are already booked in advance all year round. Little wonder that a cluster of new small hotels have followed in her footsteps, as well as little cafes that serve delicious mastic-flavoured pastries and Turkish coffee, and exquisite shops selling local products such as wines, hand-made olive-oil soaps and embroidered linen.

The olive-oil merchant’s house is located on a street corner with a walled garden and windows on three sides. The ground floor of the house, which was used by the previous owners as an olive-oil depot lined with huge terracotta vessels, serves today as a spacious and welcoming lobby and a library with a log fire and deep sofas, while the living quarters upstairs are transformed into bedrooms that are bright and delightful. Some rooms look down onto the garden, with its small swimming pool shaded by cypresses, honeysuckle, jasmine and plumbago. Others look across the street to neighbouring gardens. The colour scheme, apart from the unplastered stone chimney breasts and plumbago-blue painted shutters, is many shades of white: whitewashed stone walls, white linen chair covers, white piqué bedspreads and white muslin curtains. The occasional piece of antique furniture – a chest of drawers Zeynep inherited from her family, an old wardrobe or a little drawing – accentuate this cloud-like atmosphere where Zeynep and her lovely golden retriever welcome guests.

The atmosphere is happy and relaxed, reflecting Zeynep’s way of living. It explains why everyone loves staying in Alaçatı. And thanks to Zeynep, this windy corner of the Aegean has become not only a mecca for sporty windsurfing types, but also a romantic, literary retreat.
TURKISH TREAT www.area-daily.com 28.07.2008

If Çesme is the Hamptons of Turkey, Alaçati is her up-and-coming little sister. A happy meeting place of many worlds, vineyards, windmills and stone architecture meet long stretches of gorgeous coastline, water sports galore, and (in nearby Çesme) some of Turkey's most happening bars and discos.

During the day, choose from kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, sailing and scuba diving, or for a change of scenery take a boat trip to the nearby islands (Donkey Island, only three miles from Çesme, has beautiful coves and inlets).

We suggest staying at Tas Otel, a charming little hotel which serves a superb breakfast under the vines and has some of the friendliest service we've ever experienced.

One more thing: don't even think of leaving town without trying Çesme's famous mastic flavored ice cream. Worth a trip to Çesme alone.


Frommer's Guide, Turkey, Fourth Edition

On summer evenings, modern day cafes and restaurants spill out into the streets to give the town a wholly festive feel. A number of these houses have been converted into lovely bed-and-breakfasts targetting weekenders from Istanbul; a room at the Alaçatı Taş Otel will run from 83 Euros to 115 Euros a night.

Lonely Planet, 2007

...rustic meets refinement in this lovely old Greek mansion furnished like a house....Zeynep, the dynamic owner, attends to every detail and is a mine of information on the town.

The Little Hotel Book 2006, Sevan and Müjde Nişanyan

A wonderful hotel in a wonderful little town that grew in a few years from sleepy backwater into a showcase of rediscovered country chic. Much credit for that sweeping transformation goes to Mrs. Öziş herself, who set the standards of style with her much-imitated hotel and the houses she designed.
Mrs. Öziş cut a high-powered marketing career short to follow a more personal calling in Alaçatı. Her bright, girlish manner hides the clever bussinesswoman.


Türkei: Die Schönsten kleinen Hotels , Reise Know How Verlag

Zeynep Öziş, eine ehemalige Geschaeftsfrau aus İstanbul, renovierte das Haus mit viel Enthusiasmus und Liebe fürs Detail. Mit Gleichem Engagement führt sie das Haus, und auch kleinen Dingen gehört ihre volle Aufmerksamkeit. Bildschön ist die offene Küche, das Design der Bettwaesche, die Austattung des Lesezimmers, der rasengesaeumte kühle Pool bis hin zu ihrer köstlichen, selbstgemachten marmelade.

Condé Nast Johansens Recommended Hotels and Spas, 2005

This sparkling white stone built hotel, with attractive pale blue window shutters , is the ideal retreat for those who enjoy cosmopolitan village life, sandy beaches and windsurfing. Built as a family home 150 years ago, Tas Otel has been beautifully restored and converted into a charming boutique hotel with 8 individually decorated, delightfully furnished guest rooms, a large ground floor lounge with open fire, and a lovely breakfast room opening onto a flower-filled, vine-shaded garden with swimming pool.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2 Mai 2002

... Ex-Managerin eines Grosskonzerns. Als sie davon genug hatte, kaufte sie dieses Grundstück und machte aus einer halben Ruine ihr kleines “Taş Otel”. Taş bedeutet Stein, und helle Steine und dunkle Hölzer sind es dann auch, die in den Hotelzimmern und Gastraeumen jene Atmosphaere schaffen, die wir an diesem Ort vielleicht im 19. Jahrhundert vorgefunden haetten. So harmonisch und stillvoll finden Management und Aesthetik jedenfalls selten zusammen.

Türkei für Geniesser GeoSaison, Maerz 2003

(Wir) haben hunderte Hotels getestet. Hier sind unsere zehn favoriten:
Alaçatı Taş Otel : Ein wundervolles kleines Hotel in einer wundervollen kleinen Stadt.
Das Haus mit griechisch-blauen Fensterlaeden liegt abseits der klassischen Touristenrouten auf der Çeşme-Halbinsel und wurde mit enorm viel Kenntniss und Liebe zum Detail renoviert. Volle Punkzahl gibt es ausserdem für den kühlen Pool, das Lesezimmer und die offene Küche- von den köstlichen, selbstgemachten Marmeladen einmal ganz zu schwiegen.

Chic boutique: Taş Otel in Alaçatı British Airways, Highlife , July 2006

Watersports enthusiasts should make for Alaçatı...More appealing still is Alaçatı itself. Dine in one of the several restaurants and then stay at the boutique Alaçatı Tas Otel, a whitewashed stone 19th-century house with eight understated rooms and a pool set in its gardens.

Dove, Rizzoli, Giugno 2006

Turchia, spiagge e isole sconosciute. In barca o nei boutique hotel...

Una meraviglia é il Taş Otel, una casa di fine Ottocento in stile greco neoclassico con otto camere,arredi e tende in garza azzurro polvere. La living room, con biblioteca, si apre sul giardino e la piscina circondata da gelsomini.

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