“A collection of historic houses in the heart of Antalya’s Old Town, with garden restaurant, courtyard pool, high-spec rooms and old-fashioned Turkish hospitality”
Tuvana’s collection of 4 restored listed buildings offers a choice of 46 rooms, spread across 8 categories: Economy, Standard, Premier, Deluxe, Prestige, Superior, Pacha Suites, and Family Rooms. The so-called “main building” (for reception, pool and garden Seraser restaurant) accommodates most of the cheaper rooms; while the posher, pricier rooms are within 3 villa-style annexes on the opposite side of the street.
Though they tend to be fairly compact, the rooms are surprisingly plush for Turkey (especially on the coast, where ceramic floors and stripped pine furniture are the norm). The Economys and Standards are plainer, but all rooms are fitted with mahogany-finish furniture, hand-made Turkish carpets, air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and marble sinks in the just-revamped bathrooms (most of which have a bath tub and shower). In the Prestige, Deluxe, Prestige and Superior rooms, the furniture (bedhead, vanity unit, wardrobe) is inlaid with bronzed or gold-leaf bling, the rugs are laid on polished wood floors, and there are downy pillows, rich red damask drapes and dingly-dangly mini crystal chandeliers. Some rooms have coved Ottoman-style ceilings. Pacha Suites and Family Rooms are larger still and feature gorgeous exposed stone walls and wooden beams.
The all-marble bathrooms have Jacuzzi baths as well as showers, and there are lots of extras like thick towelling bath robes, hairdryers, fresh fruit and flowers. All rooms offer free WiFi internet access and 24-hour room service.
The outdoor garden restaurant, named Seraser is the heart of the hotel: a place where guests can enjoy a beer, a Turkish coffee or a sandwich and salad, or just hang out, any time of day. In the evening (candlelit tables, light muzak), the restaurant offers a more sumptuous dining experience. The menu features a huge range of fine-dining dishes such as octopus carpaccio with duo caviar and seafood fettucine. It also offers a selection of sushi. Zerbaft bar (adjoining Seraser) serves a wide range of drinks.
In one of the Residence buildings across the road is pizzeria Il Vicino that serves traditional pizza from its wood-fire oven; decor is more modern and brighter. You could also opt to eat traditional Turkish and Ottoman dishes at Tuvana's Kaftan restaurant.
Breakfast is a banquet of a buffet served in an impressive galleried hall and offers a choice, or a combination, of Turkish, continental and English breakfasts (everything from cereals and fresh fruit, to cold meats, salads, cheeses and eggs cooked to order).
If you want to eat out, just wander down to the harbour where rows of traditional fish restaurants line the quayside - a great place to watch the sun go down over the Mediterranean.
Children are welcome and under 6s stay for free, while 7-12 year olds stay at 50% of adult rates. The pool and the leafy gardens make this a good family hotel.
All of the rooms can fit an extra bed and a baby cot, but the Family Rooms are best as they have a double bed and 2 single beds set in the room
Babysitting available by arrangement
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking