Kalkan Regency

Kalkan, Turkey

Part of theSimpson Hotels collection

United by warm welcomes, excellent service and attention to detail, our handpicked Simpson Hotels include our unique Adult Only Collection and, for families, comfortable, versatile accommodation in locations well suited to guests of all ages.
Simpson Hotels

  • Stylish boutique Simpson Hotel
  • Stunning views
  • 41 rooms and suites
  • Family run with exceptional service
  • Walking distance to Kalkan
Children are welcome from 25 May – 1 June, 13 July – 31 August, 19-26 October 2019. All other departure dates are Adult Only (18 years or older). In some rooms/suites, it is possible to accommodate three children. If you’d like to book for a family of five, please call our travel specialists on 020 8392 5858.

The Regency is a Kalkan legend. Loved by guests and the travel press in equal measure, this family-run hotel has raised the bar to the highest possible level in terms of friendly, professional service, delivered with a genuine smile in one of the best locations in Kalkan. We are delighted that owners Masuda and Nuri Tomanbay and their two sons, Dolunay and Aşkınay, have decided on Simpson Travel as their exclusive partners.

‘The best view in Kalkan’ is a title that many aspire to, and The Regency certainly has a legitimate claim to the honour, offering a wide-angle panorama of the harbour and the bay beyond from just about every corner of the hotel. Beyond the view, the focal point for most guests is the large swimming pool. To build a pool of this size in a place where level ground is more valuable than gold is testament to the Tomanbay family’s commitment to exceeding their guests’ expectations, a philosophy that you’ll encounter over and over again during your stay.

With an outstanding restaurant serving locally-sourced produce, a traditional hamam, a gym and an elegant spa, the hotel is aimed primarily at a discerning adult clientele, and guests under 18 are not permitted outside the main school holiday periods. You are very welcome to bring your children in the high summer months however, and some of the suites sleep up to four to accommodate those travelling with little ones. Even when the hotel is full, the grounds are so large that there is room for everyone to find their own space, and the gently sociable atmosphere of the bar and pool areas is a great attraction for guests of all ages, some of whom rarely leave the hotel during their entire stay. If you’d like to get out and explore a bit more of Kalkan, the village centre is around ten minutes away on foot, plus another five to the harbour.

The 41 rooms and suites vary in style, size and aspect, and all the individual room types are listed in our Details section. Whether you chose a standard room for two or one of the new Pool Suites with its own individual pool, the unifying factor is the warmth and attention shown to every visitor. Masuda, Nuri, Dolunay and Aşkınay clearly share our own passion for personal service, and we are confident that Simpson travellers will be as taken with this special place as we are and the many numbers of guests who return year after year.

All guests staying at the Kalkan Regency are treated to a complimentary Turkish bath (hamam) treatment in the hotel's renowned spa and a day trip on the hotel’s traditional gület boat, Poseidon, with lunch and a welcome glass of bubbles included (additional drinks will need to be paid for on board). Tea/coffee and cakes will be served in the afternoon. Please contact reception on arrival to make your bookings.




  • Children welcome 20-27 October 2018 and 25 May – 1 June, 13 July – 31 August, 19-26 October 2019 (full details here)


  • 41 rooms and suites
  • Terrace restaurant, swim-up pool bar and terrace bar
  • Turkish buffet breakfast included
  • Room service (not 24 hours)
  • Complimentary WiFi corner in lounge
  • Indoor bar and games room with pool table, table tennis
  • Lounge with Satellite TV/DVD with full channel listings (BBC, Sky, Sky Sports) and Turkish corner with cushions
  • Indoor air-conditioned gym  
  • Interconnecting rooms available in the Standard Hotel room type (111, 112, 211, 212)
  • Pool towels provided by the hotel for use in the hotel grounds
  • Simpson Travel beach towels provided
  • Outdoor massage hut with views
  • Spa and beauty treatments
  • Turkish hamam and sauna
  • Laundry services (with dry cleaning)
  • Spa and beauty treatments are only available to those over 18 years of age
  • Hairdryers, mini-bar, safes and tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms
  • Complementary robe and slippers in all rooms

Discounted rates for pre-booked spa treatments

  • 10% discount on spa and beauty treatments
  • All bookings will be confirmed by hotel staff

Swimming pools

  • Large freshwater swimming pool 30m x 10m (depth 1.10m – 2m)
  • Children's pool 3.9m x 3.9m (depth 50cm throughout)

Food and special events

  • Hotel uses as much locally-sourced produce as possible
  • Almost all produce used is organic  
  • Majority of vegetables, herbs, cheese, fruit, milk, yoghurt and olive oil come from the hotel's organic farm in Islamlar

Hotel farm visits

  • Informal visits to the hotel’s farm available to demonstrate how the food used is harvested from the fields and served within hours
  • Advise hotel staff of your interest to arrange a farm visit

Barbecue evening

  • Chefs prepare mezes along with meat and fish dishes in front of guests
  • Illuminated terrace and pool areas
  • Music and dancing
  • Payable locally

Cookery classes

  • Guests are invited into the Regency’s kitchens to learn how to prepare some traditional dishes
  • Guests can discover more about one of the cuisines served at the hotel
  • Advise hotel staff of your interest to arrange a kitchen visit

Hotel access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00pm
  • Check-out time – 12.00pm


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Children are welcome to the Kalkan Regency for the school holidays

  • 20-27 October 2018 and 25 May – 1 June, 13 July – 31 August, 19-26 October 2019

    Rooms suitable for children:

    • Regency Deluxe Rooms (sleeps 2-3) – camp bed provided for one child (except 102)
    • Orchard Suites (sleeps 2-3) – camp bed provided for one child
    • Pool and Garden Suites – Lynx and Lyra (sleeps 2-3) – camp bed provided for one child (no children under 7 years of age permitted)
    • Pool and Garden Suite – Corona Borealis (sleeps 2-4) – camp bed provided for two children (no children under 7 years of age permitted)
    • New Regency Suites (sleeps 2-4) – sofa bed provided for two children 
    • New Regency Deluxe Suite – Nar (sleeps 2-4) – sofa bed provided for two children 
    • Family Pool and Garden Suite – Leo (sleeps 2-4) – one double bedroom and one twin bedroom 


    • Camp beds only suitable for 14 years of age and under
    • Standard Rooms 111-112 and 211-212 are interconnecting rooms


British passport holders travelling to Turkey require a tourist visa in advance of travel. The visa is issued via the Turkish Electronic Visa Application System at the following website www.evisa.gov.tr and is charged at USD20. Please refer to www.evisa.gov.tr or the Turkish Consulate if you do not hold a British passport. Please note that passports need to be valid for six months or more from your return date to the UK.


  • Beach (Kalkan) 10min walk
  • Kalkan (restaurants/shops) 10min walk
  • Patara 20min drive
  • Dalaman airport 1hr 40min drive

Car hire

Your options

The price of your holiday includes private transfers to and from the airport/hotel. For a supplement, you can exchange the transfers for a hire car. The following options are available:

  • Group B, Renault Fluence or similar*
  • Group D, Dacia Duster or similar*
  • Group E, VW Carvelle/Mercedes Vito or similar*
  • Group F, Renault Fluence automatic or similar*

* All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are included in the cover.

Car specification

Group B – 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group D – 1.5 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group E – 2 litre diesel engine, 3 large and 3 medium suitcases*

Group F – 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 45cm x 23cm and a medium suitcase of approximately 60cm x 40cm x 23cm.

Customer feedback

We really enjoyed our stay at the Kalkan Regency. This is the first time we have travelled through a tour operator and Simpson Travel was excellent. We will book again.
Raj Kapool – October 2018

Amazingly friendly hotel – the staff were the best. I've stayed in many hotels around the world and the Regency outstrips them all – not with its grandeur but its comfortable family atmosphere. And add Kalkan to the mix, and you have the perfect holiday.
Michael Wilson – October 2018

We had a wonderful one-week stay at the Kalkan Regency with our two young children. The hotel setting is incredible. The views are simply breathtaking. The family-run boutique-style hotel has a luxurious feel but without being pretentious. We were made to feel very welcome and the staff were very accommodating of our boys. It is a short walk from Kalkan, a really pretty small coastal town with a harbour which comes alive at night (decorated with beautiful fairy lights). The proximity of the hotel to the town offers great flexibility for dinner options. There are also some excellent beaches a short taxi ride away. It is truly like a home away from home. Nice people, great food, wonderful homely environment and accommodating of children. Highly recommended.
Mrs Reddy – October 2018

Simpson Travel is well organised and approachable if one has special requests. Our first time with you and everything was perfect from start to finish.
Dr & Mrs MB – October 2018

Lovely stay in beautiful Kalkan! The hotel is a real gem and the friendly staff cannot do enough for you.
The Bartletts – October 2018

An excellent venue for a most enjoyable and relaxing holiday. The family and staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble for them and mealtimes were always a pleasure. And what a friendly and warm welcome on our arrival and the same again when it came time to leave! One of the highlights of the week came with the day out on the gulet with such an obliging and friendly crew.
Ian Lads – October 2018

This was my wife's first visit to Turkey and she was a bit apprehensive having gluten free and spicy food issues, but the availability and knowledge of gluten free food (and other allergies) in the hotel was exceptional, also good in the Kalkan restaurants we visited. The standard of food was way past expectations, as was the service, friendliness and all round helpfulness of the staff. Testimony to this was the fact that many of the other clients had been to the Regency multiple times and upwards of 12-15 repeat visits was not unusual, praise was universal from all. Vicky, the permanent Regency Simpson Travel rep was always available for any advice needed. Unlike its bigger neighbour Kaş, Kalkan (a 15-20 minute walk or 15 TL taxi) was big enough to be interesting but small enough to be intimate. Kalkan restaurants were of a very high quality standard and very good value, just not enough time to visit them all. This was one of the very best holiday hotels we have been to spanning many years, we will be back!
Trevor & Mave Green – October 2018

A fabulous holiday in a lovely area. The hotel, its staff and amenities were excellent. Of particular note was the boat trip – a fabulous day out. We will definitely return.
Mrs Bijou – October 2018

We had a wonderful time there. Masuda and Dolunay were very welcoming and friendly as were their staff. We'll have to return there for two weeks next year.
David Russel – October 2018

We love returning to the Kalkan Regency, the setting is breath-taking and all the staff are very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. It’s our perfect retreat to relax and re-charge the batteries!
Erika & Rob Viner – September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the Kalkan Regency, what a wonderful hotel! It is a lovely hotel in a stunning location with an amazing pool, so beautiful! The staff are kind and helpful and the food is delicious. The Turkish hamam was very relaxing and the boat trip on the gulet Poseidon was an excellent experience. We will always remember swimming in the glorious turquoise sea in secluded bays and coves. We loved Kalkan, the shops, and the restaurants serving an array of exciting meals in atmospheric rooftop restaurants. We will certainly return, thank you.
Mrs Julia McLernon – October 2018

The Kalkan Regency is an amazing hotel with excellent staff and the best holiday atmosphere I have experienced anywhere. We had a magical holiday, meeting new friends in a beautiful location.
Alison Ormerod – September 2018

The most relaxing holiday I've had in years. The hotel staff were quite exceptional and did all they possibly could to make our stay memorable, which it certainly was.
Mr Turner – September 2018

The first visit my wife and I paid to Kalkan Regency Hotel was in September 2017. So impressed were we that in August this year we took six members of the family back there for a week, with us staying on for a further week to recover. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The Simpson Travel local representative, Vicky, is in a league of her own for competence and all round fantastic help. One of the reasons why we like Kalkan so much is the outstanding quality of this hotel. In particular the food is about the best you’ll get there. We shall be going back next year!
Andrew Maitland – September 2018

I cannot recommend Kalkan Regency enough. The hotel is lovely, but it is the staff that make it a special place. Nothing is too much trouble. Thank you to you all.
S McKie – September 2018

This was our second time to the Kalkan Regency Hotel and all in all it was a wonderful restful holiday! The breakfast were very good – the egg chef is superb! All the staff are excellent and the reception staff in particular are really lovely – friendly, animated, informative and reactive. Vicky, the Simpson Travel representative, was great.
Debra Hendley – August 2018

We have just returned from a beautiful week at the Kalkan Regency Hotel. It was our second visit and was just what we needed. We were spoilt by the staff, the breakfasts are the best we have ever experienced and the level of cleanliness is above and beyond. Not only is this hotel beautiful, but the winning formula is the kindness and gentleness of the staff and management. We are already planning to return next year!
The Trott Family – August 2018

This was my first time booking a holiday with a tour operator as I usually prefer to travel independently. I can only congratulate Simpson Travel for their attention to detail and making the process and experience effortless. The Kalkan Regency hotel staff were always helpful and attentive, which contributed to a very enjoyable holiday.
Stephen Atkinson – August 2018

The Kalkan Regency is a truly outstanding hotel. The staff are so helpful yet unobtrusive. Nothing is too much trouble. I cannot recommend them enough. This was a wonderful place to stay and that is all down to the professional, friendly and excellent team.
Sharon Lothian – August 2018

Great service, knowledgeable and with a personal touch...and a dollop of luxury thrown in for good measure. We loved Simpson Travel and Kalkan.
Wendy Balmain – August 2018

We had an amazing holiday – I can’t recommend the Kalkan Regency highly enough and we will definitely be returning!
Dawn O'Dell – August 2018

A wonderful experience – we were treated so well and loved our time at the Kalkan Regency. We looked forward to the wonderful breakfasts, home cooked pancakes and omelettes, as well as looking out over the bay of Kalkan as the sun set. Vicki, the Simpson Travel representative, and the Regency team could never do enough for us, they were so welcoming and knew every inch of this magical area. We had many fantastic experiences that we are going to treasure for countless years to come.
Mr McCarthy – August 2018

The Kalkan Regency is a wonderful hotel – I immediately felt valued and relaxed! The staff were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The complimentary boat trip was the icing on the cake. A day relaxing and swimming was heavenly! A very comfortable room and fabulous facilities. We intend to bring our family next year.
Julie Cook – August 2018

A fantastic hotel with staff who couldn't be more helpful and friendly. It was our first time using Simpson Travel and won't be the last. Our 12-year-old daughter had been worried about other children not being there, but there was no need as she met several lovely children her age and they all had a great time. An absolutely superb holiday all round. We can't wait to return.
Ruth Murray – July 2018

Kalkan Regency is an excellent hotel. All the staff are so friendly – from the moment we arrived we relaxed. The layout and gardens of the hotel are lovely and spacious and well maintained. The boat trip was excellent – one of the best we have done. We will definitely return.
Janet & John Alker – July 2018

We have just returned from the most amazing holiday at The Kalkan Regency Hotel. I can quite honestly say as our first holiday away without our children, it was such a treat and faultless in every way. The staff could not have been more welcoming, helpful and just so smiley and friendly. It really is the jewel in the Kalkan crown. The food was absolutely delicious, be it breakfast on the terrace, lunch by the pool or dinner in the restaurant with the fabulous views. The barbecue night was such a fun evening and dancing with all the staff around the pool was the highlight. We couldn’t get over the huge, comfortable beds and heavenly pillows. The hotel was more beautiful than we were expecting and spending a complimentary day on the Regency’s Poseidon yacht was such a treat. The pool was huge, so I was able to swim lengths each day. I can quite honestly say we have never enjoyed a holiday more. It was a very special 25th wedding anniversary treat. Vicky, the Simpson Travel representative, was incredibly helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. We loved it all from start to finish and it exceeded all our expectations in every way – if I could give it 6 stars, I would.
Mr & Mrs Pittman – July 2018

My third visit to The Kalkan Regency did not disappoint. The staff as always are friendly helpful and delightful and nothing is too much trouble. I will be back.
Mrs M Cornish – June 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the Kalkan Regency Hotel. It’s a very attractive hotel with magnificent views over the bay of Kalkan. The service was excellent and the food first class. The staff were friendly, polite, helpful and looked after us well. The town of Kalkan is very pleasant, with friendly people and a great atmosphere with a very picturesque harbour and bay. I would highly recommend both the area and the hotel – overall a very pleasant experience.
R Foster – June 2018


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    Position, view, serenity, privacy

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    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


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* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, Kalkan sits on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast: a cosmopolitan, vibrant resort perfect for exploring the timeless beauty of ancient Lycia's pine-clad shores. The pretty town centre is a treasure trove of narrow streets, whitewashed Ottoman Greek houses and inviting boutiques. It's also famous for its harbourside lounge bars and rooftop restaurants serving a variety of delicious food with impeccable service.

Our guests return to Kalkan year after year. To find out why, visit our collection of luxury villas and hotels and, if you book your 2019 Kalkan holiday with Simpson Travel, we'll include a complimentary hamam experience and a day trip along the Turquoise Coast in a traditional wooden gület.

Read more on our Kalkan region page

New standard rooms

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

New Standard Rooms – 201, 206, 301, 306

  • Sleeps 2
  • Renovated Standard Rooms with extended balconies
  • First or second floor
  • Double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed) with shower room

Penthouse Pool Suite – Draco

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Penthouse Pool Suite – Draco

  • Sleeps 2
  • Sea-facing suite
  • Spacious decked balcony and private pool
  • Separate lounge area
  • Double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed) with shower room and separate egg bath
  • Satellite TV, DVD player

Pool Suites

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Pool Suites – Coma Berenices, Virgo, Opiuchus

  • Sleeps 2
  • Sea-facing suites with spacious decked balcony
  • Private pool
  • Open-plan lounge and double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed)
  • Shower room with egg bath
  • Satellite TV, DVD player

Standard poolside room

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Standard poolside room – 107, 108, 207, 208, 307, 308

  • Sleeps 2 adults 
  • Double (180cm x 200cm bed) or twin (90cm x 200cm beds) bedroom with bathroom (108 with shower room)
  • Rooms 107 and 108 have sunbeds on the patios

Standard room

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Standard Rooms – 109, 110, 111, 112, 209, 210, 211, 212, 309, 310, 311, 312

  • Sleeps 2 adults 
  • Double (180cm x 200cm bed) or twin (90cm x 200cm beds) bedroom with bathroom
  • Rooms 111 and 112 can be interconnected
  • Rooms 211 and 212 can be interconnected
  • Rooms 109, 110, 111 and 112 have deck chairs on the patios

Orchard Suites

  • 2-3
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Orchard Suites – Portakal and Limon

  • Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child
  • Ground floor with orchard-facing terraces
  • Open-plan lounge area and double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed) separated by some steps
  • Sunken bath with separate shower
  • Camp bed permitted for child (only suitable for 14 or under) and only during peak school holidays (26 May – 2 June, 14 July – 1 September & 20 – 27 October)

Pool and Garden Suites

  • 2-3
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Pool and Garden Suites – Lynx, Lyra and Corona Borealis

  • Sleeps 2-4 
  • Sea-facing suites with spacious decked balcony
  • Private pool and garden
  • Open-plan lounge area
  • Double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed) with shower room and separate egg bath
  • Satellite TV, DVD player
  • Lynx and Lyra – camp bed provided for one child person during peak school holidays (26 May – 2 June, 14 July – 1 September & 20 – 27 October
  • Corona Borealis – camp bed provided for two children person during peak school holidays (26 May – 2 June, 14 July – 1 September & 20 – 27 October
  • All suites are only suitable for children 7-14 years

Regency Deluxe Rooms

  • 2-3
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Regency Deluxe Rooms – 101, 102, 103, 106

  • Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child
  • Ground floor
  • Spacious terrace
  • 102 double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed) with shower room (sleeps 2 adults only) 
  • 101, 103 and 106 with double (200cm x 200cm bed) or twin (100cm x 200cm beds) bedroom with shower room
  • Camp bed permitted for one child (only suitable for 14 or under) and only during peak school holidays (26 May – 2 June, 14 July – 1 September & 20 – 27 October )

Family Pool and Garden Suite – Leo

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Full details

Family Pool and Garden Suite – Leo

  • Sleeps 2-4
  • Sea-facing suite with garden and private pool located on the ground floor
  • Separate lounge area leading to garden
  • Double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room and separate egg bath; leads to garden
  • Twin bedroom (100cm x 200cm beds; can also be made up to a double) with en-suite shower room; leads to garden  
  • Satellite TV, DVD player

New Regency Deluxe Suite – Nar

  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

New Regency Deluxe Suite – Nar

  • Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children
  • Ground floor suite
  • Separate lounge area
  • Balcony from bedroom and lounge
  • Double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed) with large shower room and separate egg bath
  • Separate lounge area
  • Sofa bed for two children (only suitable for 14s or under) and only during peak school holidays (26 May – 2 June, 14 July – 1 September & 20 – 27 October)

New Regency Suites

  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

New Regency Suites – Üzüm, Mandalina, Kiraz, Incir

  • Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children
  • New style suite
  • First or second floor
  • Separate lounge area
  • Double (200cm x 200cm bed) or twin (100cm x 200cm beds) bedroom with shower room (Incir and Kiraz have a separate bath)
  • Balcony from lounge and bedroom
  • Sofa bed permitted for two children (only suitable for 14s or under) and only during peak school holidays (26 May – 2 June, 14 July – 1 September & 20 – 27 October)

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We'd like to treat you...

  • A full-day Turquoise Coast cruise with lunch aboard the hotel’s private gület, Poseidon
  • A complimentary Turkish steam bath (hamam) in the hotel’s celebrated spa
  • Saturday departures with British Airways travelling direct from London Gatwick to Dalaman or talk to us about departures from regional airports.

View full details on our blog