Three Of The Best Places To Stay In Alacati, Turkey


by Joe Stone |
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Desperate to escape the February drizzle? You could do a lot worse than booking a flight to Alacati. An unspoilt port town on the west coast of Turkey, Alacati is largely undiscovered outside of the Aegean coast, and is perfect for anyone seeking an idyllic seaside getaway.

Less touristy than Kate Moss’s favourite Bodrum, the last decade has seen a sharp rise in boutique hotels, restaurants championing local favourites and quirky antique shops. Despite these developments, the town has managed to retain its tranquil charm, thanks to its cobbled streets, pastel-shuttered stone houses and pristine beaches. And if sun-worshipping isn’t your thing, Alacati is also one of the world’s best wind-surfing destinations.

The surrounding area accounts for nearly a fifth of Turkeys wine, and Urla vineyard offers the chance to sample delicious local wines. The town’s restaurants are equally impressive, with Fava boasting delicious Mediterranean Meze and seafood from grilled aubergine to shrimp kebabs. Located in the courtyard of an 1850 hotel it’s a picturesque dining experience.

As for where to stay? Grazia sampled three of the best boutique hotels…

**Ev Bharat **

Ev Bharat
Ev Bharat ©Ev Bharat

Boasting bright, airy rooms and a beautiful garden, Ev Bharat is a ten minute drive from popular Ilica Beach. Inside, traditional antique furniture compliments clean interiors – with crisp linens providing an element of understated luxury. The award-winning breakfasts are must-try, with home-made bread and yogurt, delicious poppy seed cake and traditional Turkish fare. Small touches, like rustic sprigs of lavender, make every bite Pinterest-ready.

Alura Hotel

 Alura in Alacati
Alura in Alacati © Alura in Alacati

Located in the heart of the old town, Alura Hotel is a serene pit-stop away from the hustle and bustle. The turquoise-accented rooms are complimented by a beautifully planted garden, including a living wall off-setting the pool. Guests can even indulge in a massage by one of the in-house Balinese experts. A traditional Turkish breakfast of local fruit, cheeses and pastries is the perfect start to the day.

Beyevi Hotel

Beyevi Hotel
The pool at Beyevi Hotel ©Beyevi Hotel

For a slightly grander experience, head to Beyevi Hotel, where high-ceilinged rooms are stocked with oppulent antique furniture. The two carefully restored Greek houses and serene annex offer architectural interest alongside modern amenities. There’s even a stone pizza over next to the pool (Gwyneth Paltrow, eat your heart out), while the Fuoco Restaurant also serves flavoursome meatballs and delicious French fries.

Pegasus Airlines, one of Europe’s leading low cost carriers, is the only airline that flies direct to Izmir all year round from London Stansted and there are flights to Izmir from London Gatwick via Istanbul. Prices for one-way fares to Izmir start from £51.99 including taxes and charges: more information visit:

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