If you are looking for a totally Turkish holiday experience, you can stop your search right now!
A hidden delight
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.
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!
Charm and character beats anonymity
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.
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.
Discover the real Turkey
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.
Written by Jane Akatay