If you are looking for a totally Turkish holiday experience, you can stop your search right now!

A hidden delight

The pool area
The pool area

We have the perfect place for you… Hidden away in a quiet corner of the mountain valley of Ovacik is the Yakamoz Hotel and Restaurant, and it’s the place to go if you want an authentic, relaxing holiday with great hosts, interesting company, delicious food and extraordinarily good value for money. Last time we told you all about the restaurant but now we want to share the rest of this delightful hotel with you and introduce you again to Mehmet Güven.

Celebrating the best of Turkey

The owner, Mehmet Güven, loves his country and, as you would expect, and is enthusiastic that his guests should be given every chance to enjoy Turkish culture, customs, countryside, food and music at every opportunity. By the way, you can spot Mehmet in our headline photo; he’s the guy will the smiley face, white shirt and blue jeans.

Yakamoz Hotel Entrance

As a result, from the moment you enter through the large double gates, the atmosphere, hospitality, décor, and much of the cuisine, is a celebration of all things Anatolian, and thankfully not remotely pretentious. Both the guests and the people are just really nice and down to earth!

The courtyard at Yakamoz
The courtyard at Yakamoz
Limon Cottage
Limon Cottage

Charm and character beats anonymity

Kenan, the chef at Yakamoz, proudly standing next to the laden buffet table in readiness for Turkish night.
Kenan, the chef at Yakamoz, proudly standing next to the laden buffet table in readiness for Turkish night.

So many hotels these days are anonymous, you could be anywhere, but at Yakamoz there is a real Turkish ambience; making it a firm favourite with Turkophiles, many of whom return year after year. Mehmet prides himself on his large number of loyal repeat guests. Apart from during the school holidays Yakamoz has an adult only policy, making it a quiet and relaxing place to stay and unwind but also a place for fun too.

Yakamoz: a great place to relax!
Yakamoz: a great place to relax!
Dervish whirling by the pool at Yakamoz
Dervish whirling by the pool at Yakamoz

To add to the authenticity, from time to time during the summer Mehmet organises Turkish Nights. These are exuberant, hot-blooded, colourful poolside events, with delicious food, music and dancing galore; these evenings are guaranteed to get your feet tapping and taste buds tingling.

A rumbustious evening of Turkish culture, music and fun at Yakamoz
A exuberant evening of Turkish culture, music and fun at Yakamoz
Turkish music a fun at Yakamoz
Turkish music a fun at Yakamoz
Dancing on Turkish night at Yakamoz
Dancing on Turkish night at Yakamoz

Discover the real Turkey

Trekking during the cooler times of the year
Trekking during the cooler times of the year

During the cooler months of the year there are opportunities for trekking, and exploring places way off the tourist trail, and with Mehmet as your guide, what better way is there to enjoy the local countryside, history and traditional villages? There will be more about this in our next article but meantime, if you want more information, visit the hotel’s website by clicking on the advert to the right of this article (second one down after the weather!)

This is a sponsored advertorial brought to you in association with Yakamoz Hotel and Restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. A Beautifully written and well deserved write up on the intimate and rurally delightful Yakamoz Hotel.
    Wonderful food and a warm welcome await you; if you haven’t so far tried it then you’re in for a real treat….

  2. The Harding family have been coming to Yakamoz Hotel since 1993 & still continue to visit we love the friendly staff who make you feel you have returned home year after year. We have had the most lovely fond memories, laughter & fabulous holidays there! We love you Yakamoz Hotel a big thank you to you all!

    John
    Kim & Paul
    Sean & Marc
    Auntie Hilda
    David & Kerry
    Geoffrey & Janice
    Kathy & Derek

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