In spite of Mandarin's tranquil setting, there is much to be explored from here. Please scroll down to view some of the featured attractions on an interactive map, or click here to view the map in a separate window.
The Lycian Way
Mandarin stands alongside this ancient trail linking Fethiye with Antalya, and whilst its full 500km-length would be beyond the scope of most holidays, some of the most popular stretches are right on your doorstep.
Keen walkers will enjoy descending this stunning valley fronted by a beautiful beach.
A justly popular beach resort, beautifully situated beside a lagoon that has become one of Turkey's most photographed images.
Mount Cragus Babadağ
Enjoy the unique experience of a tandem paraglide flight from a height of 1,970 metres towards the famous lagoon at Oludeniz.
A bustling local town. Stroll along the picturesque harbour, barter for bargains in the colourful market, treat yourself to a massage in a traditional Turkish hamam, or visit the ancient rock tomb of King Amyntas and the fascinating archaeological museum. You can even take a hydrofoil to pop over to the Greek island of Rhodes.
The deserted Greek village of Kaya
Set in a fertile valley, the atmospheric "Ghost Town" and the sleepy village below are well worth a visit.
Gocek and the Twelve Islands
Enjoy a boat trip from the harbour at Gocek to the picturesque "Twelve Islands" on board a traditional wooden gulet.
Kalkan and Kas
Situated on an almost circular bay, Kalkan has grown from a humble sponge-fishing village to a sophisticated resort boasting an excellent selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Kas is a bustling harbour town built on the site of ancient Antiphellos and retains an authentically Turkish atmosphere.
The walk through this imposing gorge is a truly memorable experience, whilst the energetic can explore the Saklikent river by kayak or canoe.
Dalyan and Iztuzu
Set on the banks of the eponymous river, the bustling village of Dalyan is home to the ancient site of Caunos and the therapeutic mud baths at Lake Koycegiz, as well as providing access to the stunning Iztuzu beach, an important breeding ground for the endangered Caretta Caretta turtle.
The Sunken City of Kekova
Take a boat excursion to the uninhabited island of Kekova to view its sunken city.
A gloriously unspoilt sandy beach running for 18km (11 miles), backed by extensive sand dunes and the remains of an ancient city reputed to be the birthplace of Saint Nicholas.
Mandarin’s deluxe guestrooms and suites are extraordinarily spacious, and equipped to the highest standards. Bespoke, hand-carved wood furnishings lend the interiors a distinct sense of traditional charm, whilst up-to-the-minute facilities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, CD/DVD players, fridges, a hospitality tray complete with a kettle and a selection of herbal infusions, tea and coffee.
Each deluxe room benefits from a large balcony or terrace with reclining chairs allowing you to relax and absorb the tranquillity, with particularly magnificent sea views from the upper floor rooms. The same views can be enjoyed through panoramic windows from the jacuzzis inside each room, whilst the particularly well-appointed en-suite bathrooms are provided with hairdryers and a selection of quality toiletries.
The deluxe and junior suites are located in the original Villa Mandarin and have twin beds, whilst the six deluxe rooms in the stylish new building all have super-kingsize four-poster double beds.
...with the comfort and luxury of a world-class hotel
For those wishing to do no more than soak up the warm Turkish sun, marvel at the gorgeous views and enjoy the tranquil setting, Mandarin has a good-sized swimming pool and a large outdoor Jacuzzi. As the hotel operates a no-children policy, guests can relax in complete peace, and to further help you to shake off the stresses of daily life, we have arranged for local practitioner Haydar Tok to visit Mandarin on request, offering guests a wonderful range of massage treatments and other complimentary therapies.
Mandarin's stylish communal lounge areas invite guests to read or write, play cards, chat to their hosts and fellow holidaymakers, or linger over a drink from the bar.
For those who wish to explore the wealth of archaeological sites or visit some of the area’s natural attractions, and would prefer to be driven, Mandarin’s staff can pre-book a car and driver, whilst for those who would prefer a relaxing cruise along the stunning Turquoise Coast, a private motorboat excursion or a day on a traditional wooden gulet can also be arranged.
Keen walkers are kept happy with plenty of scope right on Mandarin’s doorstep, as the hotel lies alongside the route of the famous Lycian Way. Those seeking further energetic thrills can enjoy scuba-diving in Oludeniz or even experience paragliding from the peak of Mount Babadag - see the Links page for more details.
...or enjoy a range of nature-based activities
As a small boutique hotel with only eight rooms, we have to guard against late cancellations and no-shows.
To confirm your reservation, we require a deposit of 25% of the total cost of your stay, or in case of short-stay bookings of less than a week, the total cost of the first two nights' accommodation. The remainder of your accommodation cost will be due 60 days prior to arrival.
In the event of you subsequently cancelling your reservation, the following cancellation charges apply:
More than 60 days prior to arrival: Deposit only (the greater of 25% or two nights)
60 - 31 days prior to arrival: the greater of 50% or two nights
30 - 16 days prior to arrival: the greater of 75% or two nights
15 - 0 days prior to arrival: 100%
Subject to availability, we may be able to change the dates of your reservation rather than cancel your booking should your travel plans change, provided we are given sufficient notice.
We recommend that you arrange travel insurance which covers you for any cancellation charges