Read what some of our guests and clients have to say about us ………
Korsan Suites – May 2017
This has been our fifth visit to the Korsan Suites over the past few years. We have had another wonderful holiday. The level of service from the manager Memduh, chef Ahmed, housekeepers Zafer and Huriye has again been absolutely excellent.
Beyli Han – April 2017
We went to Beyli Han for some early season sun at the beginning of April – attracted by the gorgeous villa pictures on the Korsan Kalkan website and the stunning value Turkey offers.
It was everything we had hoped for and more – possibly the best villa with the very best views in the whole of lovely Kalkan. The villa is superbly managed by Korsan Villas (once a gas bottle ran out and a man came round to replace it 10 minutes after I had phoned the villa manager). We didn’t arrive till 2am but Mustafa stayed up to welcome us. Nothing was too much trouble.
The villa really does have everything including all the Sky and BT Sport channels (you won’t miss a game) and Nickelodeon (so the kids can watch Peppa Pig!).
Best of all is that gorgeous infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the pretty bay below. We ate out a lot – rarely more than £50 for a family of five with booze and the food was delicious.
The villa is so huge that two families could easily stay there and not be at all cramped.
All the Turks we met were unfailingly helpful and thrilled that we had travelled to their country.
The scenery surrounding the villa – in fact the scenery all the way down the Western coast of Turkey – is stunning: breathtaking and surprisingly green mountains.
Do please travel to Beyli Han because Turkey’s tourism is suffering badly from all the recent political uncertainty but there has never been a better time to go this truly stunning country.
Kalkan Retreat – April 2017
It’s over too soon! It has been a wonderful stay. Thank you for thinking of every little detail! We were left wanting for nothing.
I wish you well for the rest of this holiday season, and I will definitely be leaving a glowing review on Social Media.
Villa Dolly – September 2016
Thank you to you and the Korsan team for another great stay in Villa Dolly. I have been going to Villa Dolly for the last three years and it is my favourite place in the world. Stunning views, beautiful rooms and I hear there is about to be a great new bar area by the pool. The 5 minute walk into town makes life very simple and the local staff in all the restaurants are really friendly. My favourite day out is on one of the many boats in the harbour, not only for the great lunch on board but it also keeps my other half away from shoppers paradise in Kalkan! We took 4 new people to Villa Dolly last time and simply it took their breath away.
See you again next year!
Beyli Han – September 2016
Simply to thank the entire Korsan team for yet again making our stay so enjoyable in all the myriad ways you do so well.
God willing, we’ll see you all again next year – when hopefully business will pick up for all your enterprises.
All the best,
Nuala and Iain
Villa Manzil and Korsan Suites – September 2016
I would like to thank you personally for rescuing our last day in Kalkan !
I would very much appreciate it if this email could be brought to the attention of Uluc Bilgutay as I believe he should be extremely re assured by the efforts by his team, mainly yourself and the duty manager of the Korsan Suites, went to in order to make sure we were made very welcome and comfortable on our last day rather than being evicted from the villa at 10am and having to camp out for the remainder of the day waiting for an evening flight from Dalaman.
As you were well aware I had booked Villa Manzil through a “3rd party” but even so your customer care was to its usual high standard and attentive as ever.
A very special thanks for rescuing us by way of offering my party of 6 accommodation at the Korsan Suites, which made such a difference to us all in being able to enjoy the facilities there and partake in a lovely lunch and to have the use of a 3x bed room with 3x showers.
Having been an owner of a retail business for over 30 years always to offer consistently great customer service one really does appreciate it when you are on the receiving end of great customer experience….
Many thanks again and hope to be with you in Kalkan next year !
Villa Dolly – September 2016
Just to say we have had another, our third, very happy holiday at Villa Dolly. It is a wonderful Villa with beautiful sea views. The Villa is incredibly well equipped and accommodates 12 people with ease. You never feel on top of one another as there are so many areas in which to relax.
The bedrooms are all very comfortable, each with it’s own bathroom.
The Korsan team were all so efficient and helpful too.
There are lovely bars and restaurants, all of which you can walk to and the shopping is brilliant. I will be busily recommending it.
Korsan Suites – August 2016
Hope you are well. I just wanted to write to say we had a fantastic stay at Korsan suites last week. It was perfect with a 7-month old baby!
I really wanted to write to pass on how great Memduh and the team are. The attentiveness and level of service really was first rate. All the team were very helpful and nothing was too much to ask.
We also had a bit of a disaster leaving our push chair behind when leaving for the airport and Memduh managed to sort this for us too- it made it just in time!!
Thanks again, Matt, Ella and Ada
Villa Bono – August 2016
I meant to have emailed as soon as we got home – a couple of weeks’ ago now. We stayed in Villa Bono 6th-13th August. It was a shame our flight was so delayed, but it was great to just be able to go to bed straight away in beautifully made-up crisp cotton bedding and wake up to the stunning view! Our son Jamie said that was the first highlight of the holiday.
Thank you and Uzay for looking after us so tremendously at the villa and on our couple of visits to The Fish Terrace. We had some of the tastiest food we’ve had for a very long time and would have loved to eat there every night. The chicken livers, and the octopus risotto were my favourites.
We would love to come back next year ……… a return to Villa Bono will be a special treat indeed.
Hope you have a good end to the season and a fabulous winter break.
Villa Bono – August 2016
We are now back in London. We had a wonderful week with you all and you made it all so easy for us. We are so grateful to you and Claire for being so welcoming and fantastic. We had two absolutely wonderful dinners at the fish terrace.
Thank you all for making our week in Kalkan so memorable and we will certainly tell everyone over here to keep on coming and to have food with all of you.
The Wiggin family.
Korsan Guney – August 2016
I hope you are well. it was good to meet you last week.
Back to work today so I just wanted to say many thanks for your assistance last week. We have been to Kalkan about 5 times now and always enjoyed it. This year our trip was made extra special by the Villa Guney and Hussein and his family. It really was a fantastic week for all of us. No hassle, totally relaxing, topped off with great food and wine – especially the BBQ cooked at the villa.
Thanks once again and hopefully we will be returning to Kalkan again soon
Villa Dolly – August 2016
We had never been to Turkey before and had no idea what to expect. As we turned off the main coast road Kalkan appeared before us like a mirage ! The ‘pinch me, is it real’ view, the bougainvillea, the turquoise sea, the white mosques…and then we walked down the steps to Dolly… oh my… we were all (for once) speechless. The most exquisite house in a breathtaking position. Our room was perfect. In fact, everything was perfect. The locals were incredibly friendly and the food utterly delicious! Villa Dolly is a real find: That rare thing on holiday, a villa with heart and soul – and all creature comforts!
Thank you and see you again soon!
Korsan Apartments – July 2016
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. We stayed at Korsan apartments from 14-21 July. We had a fantastic holiday. The apartments were well furnished and beautifully clean. We loved Yasar and his team at the cafe and the lovely pools. We hope to return again. Thanks also for the taxi transfers which all in all made it a stress free holiday.
Villa Bono – July 2016
Just a quick email to say thank you. We loved Kalkan and the villa was great. All the Korsan staff were very friendly and helpful. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends.
Hope it will not be so long before we see you again!
Jo and Alastair x
Patara Stone House – July 2016
Hi Claire ,
I just wanted to thank you and the team again for making my stay comfortable and stress free . Your team are superb and I was looked after so well.
My holiday has been perfect .
Best wishes to you and your lovely Family .
Villa Dolly – July 2016
We have had two family holidays at the wonderful Villa Dolly.
It is a very specious villa with a stunning view looking out to sea and onto the local town of Kalkan which is a five minute walk away and offers very good restaurants and great shopping! Also good night life for the young.
The Villa is immaculate and has everything that one would need with very comfortable accommodation throughout. Great eating area outside and various seating areas, one in particular is great for cocktail hour!
The grocery shops are very easily accessible and local taxis are cheap and very friendly. They are only too happy to help with the shopping.
We have had the most fabulous holidays at Villa Dolly and will definitely be returning.
Pembe Ev – June 2016
Hi Claire and team,
Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the team for a wonderful stay at Pembe Ev. We loved everything about it and even considered changing the locks so we wouldn’t have to leave!!! The villa really is fabulous- well done on an amazing rebuild. The service from Ozay and the Korsan team was, as always, top class. What an outstanding team. We really couldn’t have asked for anything more. In a new departure for us this year, as we had a larger number, we availed of the BBQ service and boy was it a treat. The food was sublime and to have it cooked and served up to us was the icing on the cake. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!!
In what I suspect may be a challenging season ahead ( though I sincerely hope that isn’t the case) I wish you and the team every success. Thanks so much again.
Beyli Han – June 2016
I have to thank you so, so much for giving us the opportunity to have one of the best holidays ever. What an amazing villa you have and what amazing service from Korsan and from Deniz (who we all wanted to put in our suitcases and take home). Everyone went so far out of their way to make life easy it was complete bliss. I have never done so little cooking on a holiday and I have certainly never rented a villa and then never once set foot in a food shop! I could go on and on but I fear I am gushing now.
We had an absolute blast and we trust that the Korsan staff are so discrete they would never divulge how many wine (Lal rose!) and beer bottles they disposed of every morning. We have all vowed never to allow alcohol to pass our lips ever again. (Until – hopefully – the next time.)
Thank you again so much – and for all the information which really was invaluable.
With very best wishes
Korsan Suites – May 2016
Just a quick note to thank you, Uluc and the Korsan team for our marvellous holiday. The suite was superb, views amazing, well equipped, outstandingly clean and the bed and pillows so comfortable. Memduh was the best manager we have ever met and a real asset to the management team.
The meals we had at the suites were excellent as was our dinner at the Fish Terrace.
I am sure you have heard the above many times before, if you would like me to add this feedback anywhere on-line please let me know.
I hope you have a very good season.
KORSAN SUITES – October 2015
Good Afternoon Claire
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for another fabulous holiday at the Korsan Suites twice this year how lucky are we, a wonderful holiday made possible by your excellent staff.
Memduh and his team make you so welcome you relax straight away they are a credit to your company.
Many thanks for a wonderful holiday
Villa Korsan – October 2015
Hi Claire and the Team – just wanted to say a massive massive thank you to your all!
We had a magical time in your villa Korsan! It was amazing! Everything was just perfect – the views, the beautiful villa (of course), the pool and the staff plus the transfer company Enes. We ate at both your eateries and had fabulous meals. We could not fault anything! We have been recommending it and showing all our photos to our friends and family. We hope we can come and visit again sometime as it is an absolutely perfect place to holiday! (Probably with more people as the villa is enormous!)
Thanks again and please pass on our thanks to everyone – we had an amazing relaxing holiday!
Julia and Andy x
Mavi Ev – August 2015
Dear Claire and team,
Thank you again for a truly wonderful holiday in kalkan. As always your service and staff where impeccable and made us so welcome – nothing was too much trouble for them (even when I know it was!!) The whole experience is just such a prefect break.
And on that note……….. Please can we come again next year? ‘…………………………………………………….’
All the best and special thanks to the wonderful Ozay.
Villa Dolly – August 2015
Villa Dolly is one of the most extraordinary villas I have ever stayed in. The situation is breath taking – overlooking the port and town. A constantly changing view of the sea – boats coming and going – lights twinkling at night – so uplifting.
The villa is very well fitted out with everything to make a special holiday – all appliances that you would expect from a five star villa. Beautifully simply decorated for a memory making holiday.
I never want to leave…..
Rawlence Family, London
Villa Likya – August 2015
We would just like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for allowing us to spend two wonderful weeks in your gorgeous property. The service we received was impeccable and would most definitely love to return one day. I have fallen in love with Kalkan and with our dreary return to England could easily hop back on a plane and return.
Please thank all your team for their hard work …. The bbq at the villa was really special.
Jayne, Simon, Molly, Archie and Henry
Villa Majorelle – August 2015
We yet again had another wonderful holiday in Kalkan (8th year) staying at Villa Majorelle. The villa was very comfortable with lovely pool and views, your staff were as ever extremely helpful and friendly especially Ozay from the Fish Terrace Restaurant.
A lot of our friends came this year for the first time by our recommendation and some have already booked for next year! Kalkan is truly a magical place.
Many thanks again to the Korsan team.
Amelia and Jack
Villa Clara – July 2015
Please thank everyone in your team for making our holiday so lovely, the Villa, the restaurants, the service, everything was wonderful. You all think of everything to make it go smoothly for the client. Little things like the welcome pack, water in the filter machines, allowing us to stay the extra few hours made such a difference.
With best wishes
Villa Dolly – July 2015
Dear Claire and the Korsan Team
Villa Dolly was a wonderful and special villa. The location, view and ambiance is stunning. All the bedrooms have an amazing view of the harbour and the outside living area is perfect for dining or sitting on the terrace watching the sun go down or the harbour wake up.
The villa itself is both beautiful and charming with every little detail carefully thought out with no attention spared and with utmost loving care.
This is a villa which has everything you could wish for and lends itself to giving every guest the perfect holiday.
On arrival you feel Villa Dolly wraps its arms around you and you leave with memories that stay forever.
Serin Ev – June 2015
Just to say a big thank you to all your team. We all had a fantastic time at your wonderful villa. The villa was amazing, the views & quality of the villas interiors was everything we could have hoped for.
We really appreciated the welcome food pack, I must say it was one of the best we have had , most villas just leave a few basics.
Best wishes for the rest of 2015 season
Mor Ev – May 2015
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your amazing staff for a truly fantastic holiday. We had an absolutely amazing time and my family and I have fallen totally in love with Kalkan. We can’t wait to come back and can’t thank you enough for the work you and your team put in to make our holiday so special and hassle free.
We are keen to come back next year so I am sure I will be in touch to see if we can book up some dates for 2016!
All the very best
Stuart & Family
Korsan Suites – May 2015
Good Morning Claire
We have just returned from the Korsan Suites having two weeks of relaxing and taking in the fantastic view and of course the great accommodation this is our fourth time at the Korsan Suites and hopefully will have many more.
Many thanks to Memduh and his team nothing is a bother they all go the extra mile to make your holiday great.
Villa Majorelle – July 2014
Hello Claire, Tony and I would like to thank you for the hospitality you and Uluc and your management team has shown us while we were at Villa Majorelle. Kalkan is a beautiful Place – a jewel in a crown of clear blue waters, white rocky bays and forested hills. We have enjoyed it all very much.
Villa Korsan / Villa Mars – August/Sept 2014
I am quickly dropping you a note to let you know how very much wee enjoyed our recent holiday with you in Kalkan.
It was our first trip to Turkey and we chose it because a number of our friends had highly recommended Kalkan as an ideal holiday destination. We followed the advice of friends and booked a villa through Korsan Kalkan.
We were wise to decide to experience renting a villa in both of the bays in Kakan and indeed both had something to offer so we were lucky to enjoy both. Villa Korsan was lovely and it was ideal for us to be neighbours of our friends staying nearby. They showed us around the town and recommended a number of restaurants etc etc so it was great for us. Our second week was spent in Villa Mars and initially we were slightly concerned about looking down over the main road BUT we were wrong to be worried. We loved the views across the bay and the trip into town was so easy and we appreciated the privacy that Mars offered as we needed a quiet week following all our mad drinking and staying up late of the first week.
Everybody from korsankalkan that we encountered was so helpful, friendly and courteous and anything we needed was sorted out without delay and with no worry for us. Daily bread delivery was a great service and the mid week clean did leave the Villa shining. We did barbecue at the villa with you providing the meat and the cook and Halef (?? spelling) cooked for us and of course looked after our pool and garden and was always there with a warm smile. Ozay was always on hand to answer any of our queries and made boat reservations for us when we needed them. Enes Rentals were first class, collecting and delivering as required.
We all agreed that our holiday in Kalkan was a great success – our party comprised young men aged 25 ish, young ladies aged 22 ish and old fogeys and all of us enjoyed every minute of it.
I am sure we shall revisit but meantime many thanks for helping us to have such a relaxing and restful and worry-free family holiday.
Villa Yaz – August 2014
Well a week later and missing Villa Yaz and Kalkan desperately.
We all had a lovely time. The villa was superb, perfectly located with all the facilities we required.
As always the Korsan team were amazing, discreetly arriving every day with bread and to empty bins.
We had some superb meals, obviously topped with a visit to Korsan Fish….Kalkan never fails to deliver.
Yaz Evi – September 2014
We just wanted to say a big thank you, to you and your staff. Everyone has been extremely helpful and friendly and we really feel that everyone has gone the extra mile to make our stay more special.
We will be making very favorable feedback for you on Tripadvisor and we will be booking Yaz Evi again for a similar time next year.
Mor Ev – August 2014
Thank you so much for helping to make our holiday so wonderful. The organisation and staff you have built up are second to none and we feel truly cosseted during our stay. The villa was immaculate and brilliantly equipped and we wanted for nothing. Your staff as always were superb, providing unobtrusive but diligent care and of course, Ozay is just brilliant!
All the very best
Villa Majorelle – August 2014
We had an amazing holiday and the villa and Korsan team were fantastic – it was so good to have everything beautifully well-organised and know that we could ask someone helpful and friendly if we had any problems.
Thank you to everyone at Korsan who made our stay run so smoothly. This was our first time in Turkey
and although friends had told us how beautiful Kalkan and the surrounding area would be and that the
Villa Majorelle was spacious and fitted out to a very high standard, we were all still surprised and impressed
by just how lovely it was.
It was a special family holiday with three young people in their twenties and the location and facilities were
perfect. We arrived late at night and so pulling back the curtains to see the view for the first time was very
exciting – miles of sea and sky, hills and islands with beautiful light and colour. The well-kept outside area was
the best bit. Apart from swimming in our own pool with that lovely view and surrounded by brilliant pink bourganvillea, there was room to eat, barbecue, play games, watch the sunset and the boats, do a workout, in fact we didn’t really want to go inside! However that was very spacious too and elegantly decorated in cool colours with Turkish ceramics and textiles, luxurious bathrooms (the”children”had one each!) and all the facilities you could possible want. There is so much to do in the area and we visited ancient ruins, took wonderful boat trips, enjoyed eating out and swimming in
the sea but there is always the option to relax at the villa in perfect surroundings. Ten days just wasn’t long enough!
Villa Samsara – August 2014
We would all like to thank you and your team for a fantastic holiday. We were very impressed by the Korsan service. You all made it so easy from booking to departure! Any issues (not that there were many) were dealt with swiftly. The staff have all been lovely. They are efficient, hard working, friendly and a credit to your company.
Looking forward to seeing you next year!
High House – August 2014
I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic holiday we had in beautiful Villa High House…. it lived up to all expectations and more! The views are stunning and it was so lovely to be in a villa that had such a high quality finish, so often villas don’t live up to their billing but yours certainly did. We were extremely impressed with Korsan and all the services that they provided – they really know the meaning of service and couldn’t have done more to make our stay easy and trouble free.
Villa Gozcu – July 2014
Just a quick email to thank you for your help when we stayed at Villa Gozcu a few weeks ago.
We had a lovely holiday all round, and the villa and the Korsan team were all excellent and extremely professional. Please pass on our thanks to Ozay for organising everything, he was very efficient and really helpful all round. The barbeque service on our first night was also wonderful, it was great to have everything here when we arrived.
Many thanks once again to everyone for helping to make a fantastic holiday – it was our first visit to Kalkan and it really was a wonderful week. We are very interested in re-booking the villa for next year.
Justin & Nicola
Korsan Apartments July 2014
Hi Korsan team,
Just a quick note to say thanks for making our stay last week at the apartments a truly relaxing time. The apartment and pool were way beyond our expectations and the staff really friendly and helpful. I suspect if we hadn’t prized the kids out they would have stayed in the pool all day every day.
Thanks again and best regards,
Villa Korsan July 2014
Thanks again for a looking after us so well in Villa Korsan we all had a tremendous holiday – I love just waking up to see that beautiful view.
We have already discussed what to do next year and Villa Korsan has been voted in again.
Thanks again for everything your team were fantastic – we all had the best holiday ever.
Villa Korsan – July 2014
We just came back from 2 amazing weeks in Kalkan staying at Villa Korsan. Absolutely fabulous villa – 13 of us stayed in total – more than enough room – great facilities – great staff – incredible views – all in all the best location and villa we have ever stayed in. Thank you for the best holiday we have ever had ! Andy
Villa Korsan – June 2014
Thank you so much. That’s all perfect – except, of course, I want to stay here, forever!
We have all LOVED every minute of our stay in Villa Korsan. It’s such a beautiful villa. The standard of everything has, once again, been sublime, thanks to the hard work, kindness and attention to detail of yourself, and Ozay and everyone we’ve met from your Korsan Team. They have all been so friendly, thoughtful and smiling yet always polite, tactful, honest and discreet. Five star service! No wonder I keep coming back!
Best wishes to you all for a very happy and successful season and thanks again from us all.
Korsan Apartments – May 2014
We have now returned to the UK and just wish to express our sincere appreciation – we have had the most delightful holiday in Kalkan. Your staff were charming and delightful. We have never had a self catering holiday, we have always stayed in large hotels and resorts – but this experience of both Kalkan and the Korsan apartments has completely changed our holiday thinking – so much so – I have this morning booked the Penthouse for another two weeks from 21st May next year If you could also express our thanks to Yasar and Ismet and tell them we will see them next May.
A wonderful holiday – see you next year
Vanessa & Roger
Korsan Suites – October 2014
We have just returned from Kalkan, we were staying at the Korsan Suites booked through Simpson Travel I would just like to say how impressed I was with the accommodation and the very friendly and professional staff especially Emine we had a great time and no doubt will be joining you next year.
Villa Korsan – September 2013
Thank you all, for once again making sure our holiday was everything we look forward to it being!
I hope you have a great winter and hope to see you again in 2014.
Villa Kalamar – September 2013
Just to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Kalamar and our time in Kalkan. The villa was everything we expected and the Korsan staff looked after everything and us very well! Nothing was a trouble.
We hope to return next year!
Rob & Diane
Serin Ev – September 2013
Hi Claire and all at korsankalkan
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all, we all thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at Serin Ev last week, everything was perfect and the villa was amazing. I have put pictures on my Facebook and have had lots of people asking where we were as they liked the pictures, I have told them and recommended the villa and your company.
Thank you for looking after us all so well, hopefully we will be back again sometime, the weather was glorious, we are back home now and it is cold and wet, winter seems to be here now.
Villa Korsan – September 2013
We wanted to write and thank you and all the Korsan team for the amazing holiday we spent in Kalkan this year. Villa Korsan was spectacular and the service provided by the cleaning and maintenance team the best we have every experienced. We cannot wait to return again another year and will be singing your praises to all our friends and family.
Thank you so much again.
Helen, Steve and family
Kalkan Retreat – July 2013
This is an excellent villa with very good views out to sea to Mouse and Snake islands.
Our family of seven was easily accommodated with spacious en-suite bedrooms. The property is very well maintained inside & outside and is cleaned every day. The terrace outside is spacious and you can cool down in a good sized swimming pool or take advantage of the air-conditioning inside. We had fun playing table tennis most days and found the WiFi access very useful.
There are lots of restaurants to choose from but our favourite was The Fish Terrace (a roof top restaurant with lovely views over the harbour and bay) which is run by Korsan Ltd who maintained our villa. They give a discount for people staying at the villa.
We would definitely like to go back to Kalkan Retreat.
Villa Kalamar – August 2013
We just returned from a 10 day stay at Villa Kalamar and just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay. The villa was lovely (Ozay too) and the cleaning and maintenance team exemplary. You really should be very proud of the level of service you provide and we wish you continued success, well deserved. Will be booking again next year for sure!
Deborah and Andrew
Kalkan Retreat – August 2013
Kalkan Retreat exceeded our expectations in both quality and location. The villa is equipped to a high standard and is very well maintained.
You are looked after by a very efficient maintenance team who look after your villa during your stay and deliver water for an automatic cooler and fresh daily bread should this be required.
You overlook Kalamar bay and enjoy stunning views from most rooms and terraces of the villa.
All in all a fantastic holiday and the first time we have had a unanimous vote to visit the same place twice!
Our best villa holiday ever! Thank you.
Villa Samsara, August 2013
Thanks again for a great holiday and for all your help while we were there. Villa Samsara was excellent and although we knew how high the Korsan standards were having stayed with you before, I must admit it exceeded our expectations.
Villa Yaz, August 2013
Very many thanks indeed for our Wonderful stay in Kalkan, you and your team were absolutely excellent, both in the restaurant and the villas, and we very much hope to return on another occasion.
With kindest thanks and regards
Kalkan Retreat – July 2013
A wonderful holiday was had by all in a lovely spacious villa. All four of the bedrooms were of good size ( the pictures don’t do the twin room justice). We wanted a villa with all en-suites and the quality of each exceeded our expectations. The villa is finished to a very high standard, very modern and we could not really fault it in anyway. Having a Water cooler is a nice touch and such a nice change to have a villa with plenty of glasses.
The outside area is of good size with a nice infinity pool and the ping pong table was used for many hours over the two weeks. Previously we had stayed north of the main road so quite a hike into Kalkan. Kalkan retreat is set in a far better location, a 15/20 minute walk into town but if you want to eat locally there are several choices within a 5 minute walk.
Korsan team were excellent, very friendly and always on hand should you need them. We ate at their fish restaurant twice, great food and you get a discount if you stay at Kalkan retreat.
So many good restaurants, such a great place we hope to be back.
Beyli Han June/July 2013
I just wanted to say we loved your beautiful villa. We had an amazing
time and couldnt have asked for a better place to stay. We didnt
expect to receive quite the 5* service that we did with the amount of
maintenance Korsan offered. An absolute pleasure to stay there.
Villa Likya July 2013
Thank you so much for ensuring we had a fantastic holiday at Villa Likya. Your attention to detail is second to none. The improvements you have made to the house are fantastic and it is now almost our home from home every year.
We love the villa and Kalkan and sing their praises all the time.
Thank you from the whole family
Mavi Ev – June 2013
A belated note to say a huge thank you once again for all your help in making our holiday in Kalkan in June fantastic. We had such a wonderful time. The villa was again beautiful- spotless and so well maintained. The Korsan team really are an exceptional bunch of people- they are like fairies coming in and doing things without being the slightest it intrusive ( I could do with a few of them to visit my house for a few hours!!).
Thanks again to all the team.
Serin Ev – June 2013
Just wanted to thank you for an amazing holiday staying in Villa Serin Ev last week. The views were unbeatable and the villa was perfect in every way and so well equipped!
Thank you for organising the transfers and please thank the team for being on hand if we needed them.
We are already talking about returning next year!
Villa Likya – May 2013
Dear Clair and Uluc, I want to sum up our experience here in Kalkan again, and I think that one word will do it, Luxury, its not a word I use much but it is not out of place here. At home I hear people saying in a sarcastic manor ‘are you living the dream’ well we are at Villa Likya.
Peace and quiet, on our own with the confidence of the Korsan team close by if we need them, all of which are first class, they are becoming more like family, always a friendly, smile and and a chat, even when we meet them in town. It’s a sight for sore eyes on ‘Big clean day’ to see the army of people who come in all with a greeting.
The experience started at the Dalaman airport with the warm welcome from our driver from Enes and his beautiful limo, he gave us bottles of cold water and sweets for the journey and he drove us safely to our villa. On arrival at Villa Likya it was just like the pictures on your web site, it has everything we could ever want, the welcome pack had everything we needed for breakfast the next day which meant we did not have to go shopping.
Villa Likya has taken us to another level of holiday which we have never had before. Jan and I are enjoying our time here and looking forward to many more years relaxing at a Korsan property, hopefully for longer periods when I retire in two years time.
Mike and Jan
Villa Kalamar September 2012
Just a brief note to say thank you for all you and your team did to make our recent stay in Villa Kalamar so relaxing and enjoyable. I must complement you on your operation in Kalkan, it is certainly very well organised and a credit to you and Uluc. The Fish restaurant is also a lovely place to visit in the evenings and the food is without doubt the best we have found in the village. We hope to return again some time soon.
With kind regards
Korsan Apartments October 2012
Dear Claire, we are home to the rain in England again after two fantastic weeks in Kalkan. The friendliness of the Korsan team make it for us. Jan and I hope to have two holidays next year, one at the Korsan apartments and one at the Korsan Suites for something special. Your manager at the Suites kindly showed us around and I have been speaking to Simpson Travel this afternoon, just got to sort out dates at work before we book.
Kalkan has become our second home, after years of looking for different summer holidays we can’t imagine now going anywhere other than Kalkan Korsan.
Have a relaxing winter.
Regards to all.
Mike & Jan
Yaz Evi September 2012
We had such a wonderful time in kalkan last week – the team and villa were fab!
We will definitely be back.
Villa Korsan September 2012
We had a truly wonderful stay at Villa Korsan and wanted to let you know how pleased we were with everything.
The villa itself was great, very well appointed and the terrace, where we enjoyed a good deal of delicious meals (thanks again for the gas BBQ), was truly fantastic.
We were also very appreciative of the level of service and the quality of the Korsan team : both daily care and mid week clean were super and performed with a smile, which made it all even better.
We will definitely get in touch with you next time we are in Kalkan as we have now become great fans of Korsan Villas!
Many thanks for everything, warmest regards
Valerie and Mark
Villa Samsara – August 2012
we just wanted to take the opportunity to say a big thank you for a lovely holiday. We have just got back from Villa Samsara and everything was perfect from the original booking with yourself, through to the transfer from the airport -Enes travel were great.
Ozay our contact in Kalkan was great we noticed that there was no docking station within the Villa as stated and we were a sun lounger short as there were 7 of us and within two days or so he had managed to get both of these arranged. The cleaning service was great and everybody from Korsan were professional and friendly and on top of that the Villa was lovely. Nothing was too much trouble and they even asked our permission to show a potential buyer around the property which of course was fine because they were so polite.
Kalkan was great too we all loved it !
If you have ever got any last minute deals or any new villas please keep us informed however we generally don’t go back to the same place twice but we may be tempted back in the late season or in the next few years.
Thank you very much
Darren and Caroline
Villa Mars, August 2012
We have just arrived back from our 11 night stay at the Villa Mars. We have had the most wonderful holiday! The Villa was amazing and the Korsan team were excellent. We loved Kalkan it was beautiful and of course the views from the villa were breathtaking. The Korsan restaurants were excellent and the barbecue at the villa was a real treat.
We would also like to thank you for arranging for us to stay longer at the villa yesterday until our airport transfer arrived – thank you!
We will recommend your company and the Villa Mars to all our friends and definitely will be back again.
Many thanks again for making all the arrangements for us.
Natalie and Andrew
June/July 2012 – Villa Korsan
I just wanted to thank you and all the Korsan team for yet another fantastic holiday in Kalkan .
Villa Korsan was great ;, fantastic view, comfortable , spotless and gives you that feeling that you could just stay all summer .
Will see you next year
Alyson and family
July 2012 – Villa Likya
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Villa Lykia – we had a superb holiday. The villa was lovely and suited our needs perfectly. The support from your Korsan team was first rate and I am most grateful for all your help in recommending the villa, sorting out transfers etc. We have travelled all over and I can honestly say this was one of the best holidays we have had.
We are very much hoping to come to Kalkan with you again next year and will be in touch.
Many thanks once again
Serin Ev – July 2012
I wanted to email you to tell you how much we enjoyed our 2 weeks stay in Serin Ev in July.
The villa was wonderful, the view incredible and you looked after us incredibly well.
Thank you so much.
I’m sure we will be back to Kalkan at some point and will be in touch then.
Villa Kalamar – June 2012
Claire, a belated thank you for organising what turned out to be an absolutely wonderful week at Villa Kalamar.
We were over the moon with the well appointed facilities at the villa and really couldn’t think of anything it didn’t provide.
A special thank you and commendation to your wonderful staff who were at all times professional and courteous. In addition we were extremely pleased wth the quality of transfer. I don’t think in the many years that I have visited Kalkan I have had better.
I hope you continue to have a successful holiday season and I have no doubt that we will all be returning.
June 2012 – High House
Thank you for all the arrangements you made regarding our holiday at High House ( June 16-30). We were very impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of all your staff. The villa was beautiful and we all loved Kalkan.
We shall certainly be back and hope to book with you again next year
Ros and Tom
Hi Claire hope you are well.
Thanks for an excellent holiday in June.
The villa was excellent and the service from your team was the best I have experienced in Kalkan so far.
With that in mind i am looking to book for 2013 in the next few months.…………………..
We have just returned from a glorious week in Villa Kalamar. Many thanks for your help.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in Kalkan after a gap of eleven years since our last visit.
The villa was superbly appointed and was a real bonus for our holiday. We didn’t move too far from the pool. Most enjoyable and seriously considering a return visit.
26 June 2012 Villa Mavi Ev
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and your team for all your help with our trip last week to Kalkan. The house was fantastic and so spotlessly maintained. Our expectations were exceeded in every way. Everything was just perfect. You really have quite an amazing team. We will be back.
Many thanks again.
22 June 2012 Patara Stone House
My husband Steve and I have just returned from our holiday in the Patara Stone House and would like to thank you for all your help, organisation and attention to detail that made our holiday so enjoyable.
In the past we have stayed at the Korsan apartments but chose the Stone House for the location, which was absolutely perfect; we enjoyed some lovely meals at the Korsan Meze and the Fish Terrace.
I would like you to pass on our regards and thanks to all your staff who were always friendly and efficient and helped make our holiday so pleasurable.
We have just returned from Kalkan and we ate at your restaurants 3 times in a week! It is definitely the number 1 restaurant in Kalkan. The fish terrace was equal to any michelin star we have experienced in London, (where we live), but better value for money. The staff are well trained and professional. The food is unforgettable.
We shall certainly recommend you to friends and family. The live music duo on Sunday 13th may 2012 was wonderful.
Keep up the great standard of cuisine.
I would like to say thank you for a lovely holiday we had at Villa Yaz Evi between 1-15 August. I have to say that we were so well looked after by your team, nothing was too much trouble and the cleaners and maintenance team were brilliant.
Another wonderful holiday in Kalkan (5th time) – we absolutely loved the Sun and Moon Villa, had a wonderful dinners in Korsan Fish Terrace and Korsan Meze and enjoyed our first in-house BBQ.
Many thanks to you both.
Amelia + Jack
A standout feature of Beyaz Ay is the support team from Korsan Ltd, the local agents who look after it. We were well and truly blown away by these girls and guys. There’s a pool guy and gardener who pops in every day and turns the pool pumps on and off as well as ensuring the pool is clean and tidying the garden areas. He manages to do this discreetly without getting in your way. As Korsan look after a number of villas close by there’s usually one of the team around in case there are any problems. Ozay was our local contact who was on the end of the ‘phone if we needed anything. We found him and the rest of the team super friendly and helpful and he did sort a couple of minor issues very quickly and efficiently for us. The villa is cleaned twice a week by a Turkish commando squad. They leave a note saying when they’re going to be coming round so you can either be out or spend an hour by the pool while they work their magic. They are simply incredible. A team of about seven people cleaned the villa top to toe including dusting/hoovering inside cabinets etc and cleaning the glass in and out. Now we know why the villas is so fantastically well presented. Superstars and lovely with it.
Firstly, I would just like to say what a fabulous week we had at Mavi Ev, what a beautiful villa! We really could not have wished for a better holiday, not only was the villa first class but the service was too. Thank you so much to you and your husband and Ozay for all you help, especially with Joff’s birthday celebrations at the Fish Terrace and with Rob’s burn on his leg…
I look forward to hearing from you. We are so sad to be home and wish we were still there.
Our holiday was a great success. The villa ranks amongst the best we have had over six years of holidaying together as a family (our group comprises myself, son and daughter and respective spouses, plus four grandchildren). The standard of the building and the facilities were excellent.
The Korsan team were excellent – well organised, courteous, helpful and (importantly) unobtrusive.
We all loved Number 15 and everyone wants to do it again next year, so I’ll be in touch!
Thanks to you, Ozay and the team for the great service you gave us.
We had the most incredible time and I am insanely jealous that you have such a beautiful home. The team were very friendly, efficient and helpful and the villa was immaculately clean, wonderfully equipped and perfect for our needs. We hardly needed to leave!
The weather was delightful a perfect 28-32 degrees and the children were catered for right down to being loaned a high chair. Our only regret was that we didn’t stay for two weeks!
Roger, Sarah and Benjamin
Hello Claire and Uluc
Thank you very much for a fabulous holiday in Kalkan.
We had such a good time and the food must be better than ever if thats possible.
Our little water problem turned out to be a real bonus with Uluc moving us to the Korsan Villa – we felt like we had a hotel to ourselves. What a wonderful place, we only wished we were staying longer.
Your staff are just marvellous – so friendly and pleasant with nothing too much trouble.
We will see you next year and it appears that all the family will be joining us.
Many thanks again and have a good summer.
I’d like to pay special thanks to the Korsan team. They are quite
unbelievable especially the cleaning team – we’ve never seen or imagined
anything like it. I wish I had a villa here so that they could look after
Thanks for return of deposit.
I want to thank you for a a fantastic holiday in Kalkan. The villa was beautiful, and so clean. The staff were lovely and so efficient. It was so good to be able to speak to Ozay with any queries and have them sorted out so quickly. We had a memorable evening at the Fish Restaurant, with taxis being organised there and back by Korsan. All in all a wonderful, relaxing holiday for me and my family.
PS When do you start taking bookings for next year?
We’ve recently spent 2-fabulous weeks at Korsan Apartments (Apartment 4) – returned home on 13 June 2011. It was our first holiday in Turkey – what a great find the Korsan apartments are!
We also enjoyed lovely meals at Korsan Fish Terrace and Korsan Meze.
Back at work now (sadly!) but many happy holiday memories to keep us going until next time – we’d love to return to Kalkan so would ask that you’d include us on your mailing list for offers/news.
Many thanks and very best wishes,
Diane & Ian
We had an amazing holiday in Kalkan again so thank you for all you did behind the scenes and a special thanks to Ozay and Aziz for the BBQ.
Is it possible to reserve the same week next year (2nd-9th June)?
With best wishes,
We had a great time – everyone was very friendly, the weather hot and the restaurants were excellent – also enjoyed various trips (boat, day at the gorge etc), walking around Kalkan and popping over to the beach clubs
Hope to visit again soon
we are all back home now and I would just like to thank you and all your staff for all your help and attention, it was my first time in Turkey and it won’t be my last.
The villas we stayed in were fantastic and we loved the resort, and we would hope to stay in one of your villas next time we visit Kalkan.
thanks again for ensuring that our holiday was one of the best ever.
Martha, Harry, Andrew and Rebecca.
Just a note to say thank you so much for arranging for someone to meet us when we were so delayed on arrival.
We really enjoyed our week in at Yaz Evi. The villa was lovely, really well equipped and beautifully kept. Your team of Korsan workers are wonderful – very friendly and helpful.
Kalkan is a great spot with so much to offer – I’m sure we will return soon.
All the best
Thank you for confirming return of our deposit. We all had a fantastic trip to Kalkan and will definitely be returning to a Korsan villa in the future. We were really impressed not only by the high standard of the villa but also by the service your staff provided throughout our stay. I can see why so many people return year after year. We also enjoyed eating out at your three restaurants and the takeaway barbecue service. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to returning soon.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the time we spent at the Sun & Moon Villa. Everyone was so incredibly helpful and we felt very spoilt.
We all enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait to come back.
Once again, many thanks.
May I thank you and your company for providing such an A1 service through the hire of your villa. The villa itself and the area of Kalkan were stunning and we had a fabulous holiday and will not hesitate in returning or recommending your services to friends and family.
I look forward to arranging another holiday in Turkey with you in the future.
………We had a fantastic holiday and were very impressed by the standard of the villa and the way we were looked after. We are keen to come again, so you may well hear from us again!
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your fantastic team for making our holiday. The Villa was fantastic and your staff so very helpful and friendly. None of us wanted to leave (which we shouldn’t of, as we then had a 12 hour delay at the airport!)
Please pass our thanks onto all your staff and maybe see you next year (if our daughter has anything to do with it!!!!!)
We just got back from an excellent holiday in the villa Aysu & we absolutely loved the villa & the superb service from the Korsan Team.
In a hurry for the transportation we totally forgot to leave tips to the great staff for the excellent service.
Is it possible to tips the staff by puting cash in an envelope and send by mail or to put money in an account?
Many thanks for a superb holiday. The villa was outstanding, service from your team was impeccable and we will be both recommending you to friends and returning to one of your villas soon, possibly as soon as next year!
Dear Claire and Uluc,
As the 2010 season draws to an end I would just like to say thanks for all of your help during the year and the assistance you have offered to all of our guests in making their holidays, whether long or short, one to remember.
After three years (is it really that long!!) we still love our villa and have no regrets in making what was such a huge purchase at the time. This is almost totally down to you both and your on-going support.
Please also offer our thanks to each and every one of your wonderful and hard working team who have been such a great help through the year.
Have a relaxed winter and roll on 2011.
With thanks and regards, Glenn
I saw my house in 2000 and totally feel in love with it – an Ottoman house with a walled garden in the old part of Kalkan village. The property was enchanting but needing a lot of restoration. It appeared to be owned by an entire family straddling several generations. This was clearly not going to be an easy transaction. I had got to know Uluc and Claire Bilgutay from the Korsan restaurant, a favourite haunt, and the Stone House Pension (now the Fish Terrace) where I regularly used to stay. I decided to consult Uluc and have him handle the purchase. It was a wise move. Having someone who is Turkish, knows the ins and outs of Turkish property law, speaks fluent English and perhaps most importantly, a person who you trust implicitly, is essential. I was not disappointed. Uluc dealt with the very complicated purchase, kept me informed at all stages and guided me through the somewhat complicated Turkish bureaucratic red tape. Having made the purchase, he went on to advise me on the restoration, including employing an architect, sitting in on all meetings to advise and translate and generally overseeing the project. There is no question that I could have muddled through without this kind of expertise. Having someone to see the project through from start to finish was invaluable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Korsan Ltd to any potential buyer, whether it is for a new property or the purchase and restoration of an old building, and wish the Company every success in all their future projects.
“…..He (Uluc Bilgutay) negotiated the sale,” Chalkley recalls “it is essential to have someone who knows the system.” Chalkley chose to transfer funds to Bilgutay so he could buy the house in his own name. He was then able to start the security search, and Chalkley was able to start restoring her new holiday home. Once the search was completed Bilgutay transferred the house to Chalkley. “The system here is so complicated, everybody needs Uluc” she says. “This was exceptional” is his modest reply.”
Karen Robinson, The Sunday Times
“Uluc supervised for us the purchase and renovation of a derelict stone house in Kalkan’s old town during the winter of 2003/4. The work was completed on time and to budget. We are thrilled with the end result: we had never imagined that the house could look as good as it does. Uluc and Claire
chose all the materials and furnishings and, although we had only discussed style in general terms, everything is more or less as we would have chosen ourselves. The whole process of the work was totally painless (for us, anyway – no doubt there were many problems on-site which Uluc just resolved without troubling us with them): we communicated by e-mail and transferred funds electronically to Uluc. We trusted him completely and would not have contemplated the project without his management of it.
Uluc subsequently introduced us to a UK tour operator and helped us draw up a contract with them that will see our house marketed to British holidaymakers for the coming summers. He has also undertaken the management of the house so renting it out is totally effortless for us.”
Dr & Mrs Christopher Steele