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Dalaman’s busy airport is the gateway to a region replete with gorgeous beaches, pretty villages, stunning mountain scenery and ancient ruins.

Our selection of the best places to stay in dalaman features a wide range from the Gardenia Boutique Hotel, think five star facilities on Kas' sea front, to The Mountain Lodge a family run inn off the beaten track, yet still within easy reach of Fethiye.

Best Places to stay in the Dalaman Region

Olu Deniz and Fethiye

Dalaman itself is dull, modern, provincial and best avoided. The stretches of coast closest to the airport are predictably the most built-up, with clusters of resort development around the harbour town of Fethiye and a full-scale, purpose-built resort village next to the spectacular lagoon at Olu Deniz.

However if Olu Deniz is your chosen spot then take a look at the Oyster Residences, whose rooms have a provcencal vibe and where one can escape the non stop partying usually associated with the town.

For lovers of Fethiye try the Yonca Lodge, an eco property ideally positioned just yards from the beach.

Kas and Kalkan

But head further east along the rugged Lycian Coast to discover villages that have kept their charm despite the impact of tourism: postcard-pretty Kas, with its narrow alleys and whitewashed houses brightened by splashes of bougainvillea, or slightly more raffish Kalkan, where yachts, fishing boats and wooden schooners jostle for space in the harbour.

Head a short distance inland to find some of the best places to stay in Dalaman, nestled among olive groves or on pine-covered slopes with great views, seemingly a world away from the busier resorts.

Our pick of the places to stay here include the Hideaway Hotel, a friendly guesthouse on the outskirts of Kas and the Hotel Fidanka Houses in Kalkan, which offers rustic style beach suites just 200m from the waterfront.

Alternatively the Hotel Begonvil in Kas is a simple pension just a stone's throw from the town's harbour bars and restaurants.

Dalyan Area

The Dalaman region has become Turkey’s ‘soft-adventure’ playground, offering everything from diving to hang-gliding, riding, canyoning and sailing, and it is traversed by the magnificent Lycian Way, a 300-mile walking trail.

There’s plenty to occupy amateur archaeologists, too, including the rock tombs of Dalyan and the ruins of ancient Xanthos, Tlos and Patara – to name just some of the most impressive chunks of antiquity that litter the region’s coasts and hillsides.

Dalyan itself offers a good range of places to stay if you keep away from the main resort areas. Check out the Happy Caretta, an unpretentious guest house, Kamarca House, another hidden gem in the countryside or Villa Gobkel a quirky property with stunning views and bargain prices.

There are relatively few large resort hotels along the Lycian Coast, mainly because its rugged geography means building space is at a premium.

So much the better: you’ll find plenty of small, friendly and stylish properties amongst our selection of the best places to stay in Dalaman, including several with real flair. Some of these stay open all year, but realistically the best time to visit is from May to late October – it can be cold, wet and windy until April, with snow on the high peaks not far inland.

If there's nothing amongst our pick of the best places to stay in Dalaman for you, then try our list of the top hotels on the Aegean Coast.

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  • Hideaway Hotel

    Kas (Kas)

    Small, friendly guesthouse with caring staff, great views and a small pool on the outskirts of bohemian Kas. Beautifully simple rooms with white washed walls decorated with tiles and local artefacts. Traditional cuisine served along with local wines. Ideal for completely unwinding.

    19 rooms from $51
    Hideaway  -  Enjoy organic meals on the terrace overlooking the rugged mountains and sea, or unwind in the library with a good book.
    Active Holiday  -  The hotel can organise a number of outdoor pursuits either by land or sea in the surrounding area.
    Great walks  -  There are miles of trails and tracks to wander in this stunning terrain, bring your dog and explore.
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the fascinating Lycian and Roman remains that scatter this ancient land.
  • The Mountain Lodge

    Dalaman (Yaka-Tlos)

    A charming family-run lodge, in from the seaside resorts, but not too far off the beaten track. Set within jasmine and palm filled gardens with a pool overlooking the Xantos Valley. Simple, traditional, rooms with beamed ceilings and white washed walls. Lovely home cooked food. A relaxing stay.

    8 rooms from $66
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in style at this homely lodge- bask in the sunfilled gardens, lounge by the pool or sip wine under the canopy of stars.
    Country Escape  -  A charming countryside retreat surrounded by lovely jasmine scented gardens and fringed by mountains and the sea.
    Birdwatching  -  Twitchers bring your binoculars- Patara National park is a great area for birdwatching.
    Great walks  -  Hike to the local waterfalls through lush vegatation and mountainous paths.
  • Villa Gokbel


    Quirky hideaway with breathtaking views over the Dalyan Delta at bargain prices. Celestial views of the lagoon below, minutes from the superb Iztuzu beach (one of the best in Turkey). Characterful rooms with exposed stone walls and wooden ceilings. A great choice for local exploring.

    8 rooms from $80
    Back to Nature  -  A tranquil retreat nestled in the naturally beautiful and protected area of Köycegiz-Dalyan with views of Lake Sulungur.
    Active Holiday  -  Ideal for the active guest with miles of walking and biking trails, swimming, fishing, windsurfing and rafting.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historical monuments of Lycian rock tombs and the ruins of the ancient city of Caunos.
    Local markets  -  Grab a bargain at one of the nearby Turkish Markets; Koycegiz, Fethiye, Marmaris or Dalyan.
  • Happy Caretta Hotel

    Dalaman (Dalyan)

    A laid backed small hotel in a fantastic location. White washed rooms with splashes of colour coming from the Turkish rugs. Meals are served in the garden overlooking the Dalyan River. Within easy access of Daylan's sights and activities. Ideal for family holidays.

    14 rooms from $82
    Value chic  -  A charming hotel offering simple comfortable rooms with fantastic views over the gardens and waterways, at a reasonable rate.
    Active Holiday  -  The natural landscape lends itself perfectly for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and white water rafting.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Lycian Kings Tombs and the ruins in Kaunos, just a 15 minute boat ride from the hotel.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
  • Yonca Lodge

    Fethiye (Yaniklar Koyu)

    It's all in the location at this small hotel set in stunning gardens with a private beach. Traditionally styled rooms feature open fireplaces and terraces. Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine is served by a stream. An abundance of activities within easy access. Ideal for family holidays.

    14 rooms from $87
    Eco break  -  Great attention is paid to eco processes and sustainability- all natural building materials and the restaurant is organic.
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in the lovely organic fruit orchards, overlooking the beach with comforting home cooked meals served al fresco.
    Diving  -  Head to one of the local dive centres and explore the crystal clear fish filled waters.
    Fishing  -  Fishing is available from the hotel, without charge. Try your hand at catching dinner!
  • Gardenia Boutique Hotel

    Kas (Küçükçakıl Mevkii)

    A modern hotel with epic views and unique stylish touches. Light airy rooms with contemporary artworks and large terraces overlooking the bay. Plenty to do in the area be it ruins or waterborne activities. A great choice for a chic seaside escape.

    11 rooms from $112
    Romantic Break  -  An elegant hotel with seafacing suites, within walking distance of restaurants and the crystal clear waters on the Med.
    Sights nearby  -  The ancient city of Antiphellos and its remains are spread all over Kaş, history buffs will love exploring this terrain.
    Diving  -  This is one of the best diving areas in Turkey, boasting clear waters and plenty of marine life.
    Great walks  -  There are miles of rugged countryside to be explored from this beachside property.
  • Hotel Begonvil

    Kas (Kas)

    Beautifully simple pension in Kas offering rooms and apartments. Contemporary meets traditional with exposed stone walls, crisp white linen and subtle splashes of colour. A pretty swimming pool and stunning coastal views. A spa for completely unwinding. Great for inexpensive beach life.

    10 rooms from $101
    Families  -  A cheap and cheerful family holiday, within walking distance of the beach, with self catering rooms, and a pool.
    Sailing  -  Take a boat trip to Kekova, the sunken town from the fourth century.
    Diving  -  Some of Turkey's best diving spots are situated on nearby beaches.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Myra, the place of origin of St. Nicholas and his church.
  • Hotel Fidanka Houses


    The best of old and new; rustic-chic beach suites above a pretty garden courtyard bursting with greenery. An infinity pool with a fabulous panorama across the water, à la carte restaurant with regular poolside barbecues and lavish organic buffet breakfasts. Ideal for blissful beach holidays.

    15 rooms from $116
    Families  -  The suites can accommodate three people, plus the hotel boasting lush flower filled gardens and a lovely swimming pool.
    Beach Life  -  Situated on miles of white sands and crystal clear waters of the Kalkan Peninsular, with stunning views over the Med.
    Great walks  -  Walking tours can be arranged by the hotel, the perfect way to explore this stunning stretch of coast.
    Diving  -  There are daily diving trips from Kalkan and Kaş, don't miss out!
  • Oyster Residences

    Fethiye (Olu Deniz)

    A romantic beach side property set in pretty gardens overlooking the beach. Light airy rooms with mosquito net draped beds and large modern bathrooms. A terraced restaurant specialises in Mediterranean seafood. Lounge by the pool sipping on cocktails. Ideal for a couples escape.

    25 rooms from $149
    Honeymoons  -  An elegant and grown up hotel featuring a romantic honeymoon suite with seperate entrance and terrace overlooking the beach.
    Beach Life  -  Set on the extensive white stretch of sand of Belcekız Beach, bask in the turquoise waters and enjoy sunset walks.
    Diving  -  There are diving opportunities in Ölüdeniz and further away near Kaş.
    Kayaking  -  Explore the coves in a sea kayak either on a day or a night tour.
  • Kamarca House Hotel

    Dalaman (Tepearasi)

    A charming country house, away from Dalyan’s resort strip but close enough to the fabulous beach. A homely hotel with stunning mountain views. Cosy stone walled rooms with beamed ceilings. The restaurant serves spectacular local cuisine. A laid backed hotel ideal for family holidays.

    5 rooms from $247
    Great walks  -  Head out for a wander through this scenic countryside, down to the coast or up the mountains.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a trip to the Lykia King Graves carved in to the rocks on a mountain.
    Sailing  -  The guesthouse can organise boatrips on the beautiful Dalyan Delta.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

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