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
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!
Beyevi is really well designed and nice hotel . Hotel is in the heart of Alacati and has beautiful garden and pool . Staff is kind and helpful . And i love to drink cin tonic at nights near pool before i sleep. Owner Emre is really interesting man u should talk wth him too . And the breakfats all was so good . Thanks for everything hope to see u all soon again
I stayed with two of my friends for four nights at BeyEvi hotel and our experience was positive from start to end. Ertan, the hotel manager, was very helpful from the day we made our booking, arranging airport transfer and organising my friend's birthday by the pool. The hotel is very nicely decorated, and has an air of chic aristocracy without being overwhelming or cold. The rooms are spacious, clean, and well maintained, with a lot of history in them. The service is excellent: all the staff were extremely helpful and approachable. The breakfast is heavenly and mouthwatering. Although it is a set menu for pre-paid breakfast, it boasts a variety of cheese, jams, and vegetables. Eggs are served upon request. The only two 'less positive' comments would be about how noisy the streets are at night. It is recommended to keep the windows shut if you want to have a good night sleep. The rooms and bathrooms could use a bit more thorough cleaning, and air fresheners. I also did not appreciate the smell of towels (maybe change laundry detergent or add a bit more product when washing!). Other than that, I highly recommend the hotel to anyone who would like to enjoy the unequalled beauty of Aalacti and the Aegean sea.
We had a great time in this hotel. Perfect location, very nice and kind and helpful staff , very good service,... can’t be better! We will definitely stay in this hotel in our next trip to Alaçatı
Thank you so much