Olu Deniz, Turkey’s turquoise beach life. Located on the south western coast of Turkey. Flights to Dalaman Airport are frequent during the summer months and the transfer time is roughly an hour. The main focus of Olu Deniz is its amazing natural beauty. The famous blue lagoon, a long sandy beach, magnificent green mountains and just around the coastline is Butterfly valley. You have to look further than the restaurants selling English breakfasts and the shops who have stolen the names of well-known western brands. The streets can be packed with visitors on a sunny day, but there’s always a hidden away spot which you can escape to – and one of them is Olu Deniz Loft Exclusive, one of Olu Deniz ’s newest and smartest boutique hotels.
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Set in the most spectacular location of beautiful Olu Deniz, this new property offers 10 exclusive rooms all with sea view. All the rooms are very spacious and designed with a different architecture.
The rooms are built up in the mountain with breath-taking views. As soon as you walk through the entrance hall you are hit with the quirkiness.
We arrived at night and still got the sense that this place is special. Lamps from the antique Porsche lit the way through to the reception where we picked up our keys. From the moment you arrive you know you’re going to have a very relaxing break. You get an immediate feeling of calm as you come in through the front gate. The hotel’s friendly staff are there to welcome you and can give advice about what to see, where to eat and how to get around Olu Deniz and the rest of Turkey.
Rooms at Olu Deniz Loft Exclusive are set over two floors and are split into three categories – Woody, Classy and Trendy. The top-category Classy rooms come with a Jacuzzi. On our first night we were upgraded and got to stay in one of the Classy rooms. The size of some of these rooms are almost 70 m2, probably the largest in the whole region.
All the Classy rooms have an amazing view that looks over at the Sea, Pool and Forest. There’s a spacious balcony so you can enjoy your morning tea and coffee.
Overlooking the sea whilst listening to the birds’ singing (as you all know how I love to listen to the birds sing). Even the bathrooms of some of these rooms have sea view.
Are next room was the Trendy room 🙂 Wow! I love this room the most. You will be astonished to see the ultra-modern architecture of these rooms from the bed bases, lights, settees, curtains, walls, ceilings and smart LED television.
Our Trendy room was set on the ground floor, with a glass front that opened out onto the infinity pool (communal) which was practically a swim up room
which is surrounded by wooden decks and comfortable sunbeds. It’s right in the middle so the views looking down from the mountain were absolutely stunning.
Waking up to these views work wonders for the mind.
Like the rest of the hotel, it’s a real mix of old meets new. There’s an industrial, extraordinary harmony of steel, concrete and natural wood in these wonderful rooms. Almost steampunk-style edge to the decor, with brushed steel lights and neutral green and brown colours. There’s an old-fashioned elegance to the interiors but there are plenty of mod cons too. The TV has USB connection, there’s free Wi-Fi throughout the rooms/hotel, and quirky light switches for the room’s lighting.
The en-suite bathroom is set behind an opaque glass wall at one side of the room, decorated with designs of old pipework. Inside it’s decorated in beige marble tiles, pebbled floor, a huge rain shower with jets from the side and front. The sink is made from wood that actually looks like a tree trunk with lots of table space and a separate toilet. The bathroom comes equipped with dressing gowns and slippers, fluffy towels and the hotel group’s own toiletries, as well as lots of helpful amenity kits, from spare combs to toothbrushes and sewing kits. Like the rest of the hotel, it has that calm, cool feel that makes you never want to leave.
Olu Deniz Loft Exclusive also has a fine restaurant. Breakfast is normally included in the room rate and is served any time that you wake up! For me this is ideal as you don’t have the added pressure of waking up at a certain time when you’re having a break from the normal routine.
The open restaurant overlooking the sea, pool and the forest offers traditional Turkish Breakfast. It’s so fresh and delicious with enough food to keep you full until dinner time. The open restaurant is also open for food and drinks during the day and evenings.
The food is all fresh and never cooked from frozen. You can tell you’re eating good quality ingredients. You can enjoy your drinks either at the bar with an amazing view or by the pool under the sun.
What to see in Olu Deniz (and beyond)
Olu Deniz is only tiny – Area: 3,059 km² – so the sights are all easily accessible from Olu Deniz Loft Exclusive. Just a few minutes’ drive away you’ll find the famous blue lagoon
where you can spend most of the day tanning, swimming and relaxing. Swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear water will be remembered for many years. There are lots of shops where you can find spices,
beautiful Turkish lamps,
clothes, shoes, bags and jewellery.
There are many things to do in Oludeniz during your stay. You can paraglide off the 1960 mt Mount Babadag, a tandem flight, with an experienced pilot.
This unique experience lasts about 45 minutes and you will have the opportunity to descent over the World famous Blue Lagoon and Butterfly Valley.
A priceless action that I can fully recommend after doing it myself. An experience I will never forget.
You can also take the boat tours, the most popular ones are 12 Island Boat Trip from Fethiye harbour or Oludeniz Boat Cruise, which will take you to the most beautiful places like Blue Cave, Butterfly Valley and St Nicholas Island.
Hope you enjoyed reading. Remember keep making those memories and keep travelling! 🙂