BeyEvi Hotel – Special Class
What We Love
- Daily breakfast (honey and cream, cheese platters, freshly seasoned salads) and afternoon tea are included in the Jetsetter rate
- A picturesque whitewashed stone building with ice-blue shutters located in a Turkish conservation area
- Garden swimming pool, free DVD and book rental, even a piano for days off from windsurfing or browsing the local antique shops
What To Know
- Alaçat? is too popular for its own good in July and August. Luckily, the Bey Evi is open year-round
- This is a hotel with a sophisticated atmosphere, best for couples or groups of friends
- Shops and restaurants may be right on the doorstep, but the famous windsurfing beach is a mile away
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Once a sleepy backwater, Alaçatı, on Turkey’s Cesme Peninsula, emerged in the 1990s as a windsurfing hot spot and now brims with art galleries, antiques shops and top-notch restaurants. In the center of town, the Bey Evi Hotel is a chic retreat fashioned from an old Greek stone house, with a secluded garden and outdoor pool. Inside, the magic lies in the details: Provencal-style upholstery, carefully selected artifacts and antiques. Furnishings evoke Belle Epoque France, in keeping with the ice-blue shutters on the windows. A pizza restaurant adds a dollop of Italy to the mix.
Bed and Bath
Despite grand beds and wardrobes, the whitewashed wooden floorboards and raftered ceilings give the bedrooms a suitably homey feel, with the TV and air-con blending in discreetly. Bathrooms are smallish but play to the French theme with plentiful L’Occitane toiletries and sprigs of artificial lavender. Recline on the sofa, work at the desk — all the amenities of home in one spacious room.
Food is a big deal in Alaçatı, and the on-site Fuoco restaurant delivers a menu of such fine Turkish staples as kofte (grilled meatballs) beautifully presented on wooden platters and served with delectable Aegean salads. Freshly baked pizzas feature toppings ranging from traditional margherita to the hotel’s own ham and pear combo. Eat in the quiet courtyard beneath a shady grapevine or at a sidewalk table perfectly poised for people watching, which is very much a part of the Alaçatı scene.
In the Area
Really, there are two separate Alaçatıs: the lovely old village, a rare example of an unspoiled Turkish town, in the shadow of four traditional windmills; and the sandy beach area, with its famous windsurfing schools. Both are extremely enticing, although the messy area between them is still under development. You come to Alaçatı to shop in the many designer boutiques and dine in the numerous gourmet restaurants. Tuval, Sudan and Agrilia are established favorites; Roka Bahcesi a highly rated newcomer. A market spreads out around the huge central mosque, once a 19th-century Greek church. Cesme’s enormous castle is a short bus ride away.
How to Get There
It was our first time in Alicati and will not be our last one The Beyevi is the most charming small boutique hotel at the end of the main road so nice and peaceful
We were absolutely spoiled by the very charming and knowledgeable manager Ertan
Who made our stay very special Also I have to mention Mamet who looked after us and serving the most delicious breakfast in a lovely setting We were upgraded to a suite as it was the end of the season and the hotel was fairly quiet We loved the very light and spacious room All together I recommend the small picturesque town and especially the hotel Beyevi
We read a review in the times a couple of months ago and decided to give it a go.....20 mins later hotel and flights were booked . Week before holiday wondered if we should have booked in haste without more research but decided to go anyway . Lucky we did as couldn’t have been more pleased with our choice ......we love to visit places (restaurants or hotels) where you are more than a number and this couldn’t be more true here . From the moment we arrived we felt at home . Great room in the main building with character, overlooking the high street a little noisy but not too late and with windows closed we hardly noticed , just enough to have a bit of atmosphere. Staff led by Ertan were all lovely and we felt more like house guests than customers . Pool area is nice and peaceful , small bar in the garden was nice to have a lunchtime or early evening drink before heading out to dinner . Although in the Main Street you are about 100 meters from the action so not too busy . Ertan organised a great day out with a driver to see the sights and recommended several great local restaurants for us. Breakfast lovely and lunch of salad or great pizza was nice too . We would definitely return.
When reviewing BeyEvi, noisy air conditioner, weak Wi-Fi signal and uncomfortable pillows could have been mentioned, but what beats all the disadvantages is the staff. The guys are particularly knowledgeable about the area, amazingly hospital and very helpful.
We have come to the hotel early in the morning, around 7 am, but have been checked-in to room No. 2 immediately. A very steep staircase leads to the first floor, but front desk manager took care about delivery of our luggage to the room. The room was very big and clean, furnished in vintage style and overlooking the main street. Despite the main street is noisy up until midnight, we have heard no sounds from there at all.
Breakfast was reach with great selection of olives, cheese, fresh vegetables, sausages, omelettes, eggs, Turkish tea and coffee. The breakfast is served in the inner courtyard, but please make sure to have a cup of coffee sitting on the bench facing the main street, which is much more atmospheric.
We had been impressed with Turkish Aegean region, Alacati and and BeyEvi and could highly recommend them to everyone!
I stayed with a friend for 7 days for a girls’ trip. We stayed in room 4 for the first two days and then the personnel was kind enough to offer us a switch of rooms due to minimal noise. We even got a small gift as a compensation.
We probably had the Alacati’s best home made pizza by Chef Koray. In general, the food is just amazing including breakfast every morning served with love. We especially liked the local olives and the home made fig jam.
The garden including its pool and the beautiful building including the rooms are furnished in a vintage style which is typical for Alacati.
Many thanks to the best personnel Gökhan, Koray, Batuhan, Ertan and Mehmet who made our stay wonderful and gave us a feeling like home.
We will definitely be returning for another awesome stay!
Myself and boyfriend stayed for 4 nights while we were over for a friend's wedding.
Before we even arrived at the hotel the staff were quick to respond and helpful over email. We had a late check-in but the hotel staff were attentive in showing us to our room when we arrived after midnight.
We stayed in room number 3 - large, airy, period features, double windows overlooking the street below, a spacious bathroom, immaculate and contemporary in design. The air conditioning was great during the night to keep us cool and the L'Occitane toiletries were a nice touch.
Breakfasts for us were a leisurely affair under a canopy of vines and we were impressed by the traditional Turkish spread that was offered every morning. It included many varieties of cheese, different breads (some typical to the area), preservatives, dried fruits and nuts, and eggs any way you liked! There was also fresh fruit, cereals and yoghurts on offer.
After Breakfast sometimes we strolled through through the lanes of Alacati, lined with shops, restaurants and cafes. Other days we relaxed on sun loungers, jumping in the pool from time to time to keep ourselves cool from the midday sun! Chilled music played throughout the day and the bar supplied us with delicious refreshments - try the homemade lemonade!
We could not recommend this hotel highly enough, not only because of the tasteful decor and level of comfort but also because of the friendliness of the staff. Nothing was ever a problem, they helped us out last minute with a clothes press to iron our outfits before the wedding and also ordered our 4am taxi for the return to the airport.
The town itself has so much to offer, from shopping and eating out, to sandy beaches and wonderful vineyards.
We can't wait to go back!