We have just returned from a brilliant holiday in Turkey, staying at the above apartment.
First of all, let me get the very few niggles out of the way. There is a smell from one of the bathrooms when you first enter the apartment, but it is not offensive and it does not last very long. The only other thing I would like to highlight is the knives in the cutlery drawer. I think these are pretty sharp and really not suitable for children. I would also like to have seen egg cups. The kitchen had enough crockery and the basics you would need for simple meals and breakfast, but we ate out most nighes so it didnt really affect us. Some of the glasses had slight chips, again not major, just thinking about children using them.
We had only had one real problem, and that was with the fridge, but once I told Julian he organised for it to be fixed, and it was. Julian will tell you all about the area, good places to visit, eat or shop. It was reassuring to know there was someone we could go to if we needed help or advice.
From my initial enquiry to our arrival it was a very smooth process. Julian, the point of contact was efficient, friendly and very helpful. I booked the taxi transfers and the welcome pack as we were arriving at night. The taxi arrived on time and the welcome pack covered all that was needed to see us through to the morning.
The apartment is large and spacious. The views from both balconies are impressive. There are plenty of towels, and having a washing machine is a bonus. The beds are a good size and comfortable. The apartment also provides cushions for the sun loungers and a parasol which is a must as it is very hot by the pool (although one side is in the shade by about 2pm). There are air conditioning units in both bedrooms and the living room. There is also a TV and a playstation 2 which you can play DVDs on. The upstairs shower is one of the best I have used.
The swimming pool is a good size, and I have to say when we were there not very busy. Some days we had the pool to ourselves. The pool is maintained daily. The grounds are clean and tidy, impressively maintained by Julian and his cat Jennifer!
The location of the apartments are good. It is right next to the beach and on the promenade that leads to all the restaurants and shops. Watching the sunset from the seafront is a beautiful sight.
There are many good restaurants in Calis, and some really friendly people. Quite a few have live entertainment which was good. We went to a Turkish night at the Letoon Hotel (next door). It was a very good night, local dnacers and a belly dancer. Be warned, audience participation is compulsory, but its fun.
Many of the bars and restuarants also have free wi-fi access if you drink or eat there, which is very useful. Calis has its own market on a Sunday, which is full of fresh produce and "genuine fake" products, its worth a trip, and can be reached by either walking or the Dolmus goes straight there. There is also an Aquapark in Calis, its small, but the kids will enjoy it. We spent a day there and my 14 year old had a good time.
Thank you Julian, we will be in touch soon concerning next year!