We moved to this hotel for cool air con and a comforable bed . The bed was great, the aircon could have been cooler. We were spruked, told one price but inreased the price after check in! The room was charming but had no fridge and at over $100 a night there should be one. We were told there were English TV channels but there were none and when questioned told next time they would be available!! Antayla is amazing but hotels need to be more honest and provide what they state.
We only looked at this place due to a guidebook recommendation. We think maybe this place used to be good maybe under someone else's management? The hotel is beautiful with a stunning courtyard and pool but the owner is arrogant and has little regard for his guests. I won't drone on but low points were him wanting to charge us a ridiculous amount even though we appeared to be his only guests. Not servicing the room. Having his staff member asleep in the courtyard and not serving breakfast until 10am when he woke up (lucky we had things to do prior!) the breakfast when it came was the most basic breakfast we had on our month long trip. The guy told us the chef hadn't turned up. We felt the owner did not care about us once we had agreed to stay and we really wish we had stayed at one of the many other beautiful hotels in the gorgeous old city. We loved Antalya but not villa pearla. Ps. He told us his restaurant was number 1 but our suggestion is to walk down the road to vanilla. Not cheap but very high quality and lovely hosts.
My wife and I stumbled across this lovely courtyard restaurant and stopped to have a small drink, we chatted to the host, Achmed, whom had only joined a month ago but was very pleasant and helpful. For this we decided to stop for a main course and glass of wine, we were introduced to the owner and recommended the shaslik of Lamb and meatballs in garlic which were very tasty and the wine was very palatable. Although the room was to ourselves (early in the evening and late in the season so understandable) we enjoyed the boutique ambience and intimate atmosphere they had created. We even got to see one of the nine rooms they have which was clean, tasteful and traditional. In summary, this would be a nice haven from all the loud, commercial venues around.
I've noticed a lot of negative comments during the summer season but our service was much better so give it a go.
We stayed here last night. The Villa Perla is unbelievably comfortable, charming & beautiful. We felt so at home. The staff was very nice & a pleasure to be around. We've been travelling Turkey for 2 weeks & this is the most comfortable, quiet room we've stayed in. The bed is wonderful! Although we didn't eat dinner here, we regretted it. All evening we smelled the fantastic aromas floating to the balcony on the 2nd floor, and the breakfast was outstanding. The rates for dinner are more reasonable than most in Kalechi. If only we were staying another night! The host was so friendly & kind. Eat here & stay here-it's a very good place.
Villa Perla did not live up to the reviews in travel books. Our room was very dark and "charming" (old furniture) and dusty with a tiny bathroom. Our towels were dingy and tattered (in Turkey which is known for their fluffy, cotton towels ?!) and never changed in the days we were there. Nor were our stained sheets ever changed. The "lovely" courtyard had a small empty pool (a real hazard as it was deep and had no protective barrier) with just litter and muddy water at the bottom. We had dinner there and were served food that we did not order - they gave us the impression that it was all included in the price of the dinner (which was not inexpensive). The recommended lamb dinner was tough as leather. We were presented with a large dinner bill upon checkout.