Hidden away, just off the main road in Ovacık, is the Yakamoz Hotel and Restaurant. This charming, traditional hotel run by Mehmet Güven and his friendly team, provides an oasis of calm and relaxation, ideal for those who want to escape from the rat race and enjoy a tranquil, restful holiday.

The early years

Mehmet has been running the hotel since 1992 and has made many changes over the years.

The main hotel building when it was a pension
The pool area in the early years.

Today’s Yakamoz

This year the Yakamoz Hotel celebrates it’s 25th birthday and the hotel you see today, although modernised and extended, still retains the charm you would have found all those years ago.

Yakamoz Hotel
The main hotel building

There are 29 rooms, all with their own en-suite bathroom, balcony and air conditioning included in the main hotel and annexe, plus 2 self-contained cottages, Olive Cottage and Limon Cottage.

The main hotel (above) was originally a pansiyon (pension) and is now the oldest remaining example in the area, retaining many original features.

The annexe and cottages are situated in the grounds of the hotel.

The annexe

Limon and Olive cottages are ideal for families who want the privacy of their own accommodation along with the benefits of staying in a hotel.

Limon Cottage
Olive Cottage

Click here for more information about Yakamoz accommodation

Relax by the pool

The pool terrace with it’s stunning mountain backdrop, is a great place to spend the day relaxing.

Pool terrace

The poolside bar and eating area means you don’t have to go far for drinks and snacks. Read a book, swim, listen to music, swim, have a nap, swim…what more could you ask for?

Poolside bar and eating area

The garden

For those who prefer more natural surroundings,  the garden area with established trees and shrubs provides plenty of natural shade.

The natural, shady garden area
While away the day in a hammock

Of course a garden wouldn’t be a garden without flowers and plants which bloom everywhere.

For the walkers among you

Yakamoz Hotel is ideally placed for walking the Lycian Way and hosts walking holidays which are popular with guests as well as walking groups. Click here for more about walking and rambling at the Yakamoz.

The first leg of the Lycian Way overlooking Ölüdeniz

The Winchester Ramblers had this to say about their walking holiday

“The hotel was everything we could wish for and more. Comfortable rooms, a beautiful garden and a very inviting pool. The food was fabulous and the staff so helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. A humorous rapport soon developed and it was like parting with friends when we left. On our last evening Mehmet arranged a wonderful Turkish farewell meal round the pool, including a belly dancer, who invited us to take part (Phil was the star of the show!). This was followed by dancing to Turkish music by the bar and for the few of us who had stamina left to stay up to the early hours Jamil treated us to his singing and playing of the Turkish lute – a magical experience.

Mehmet, who had greeted us with open arms when we arrived, seemed almost as enthusiastic to wave us off at the end of the trip, more than ready for a rest after been worn out by the ‘older generation’.

We’ve talked about the hotel itself and the facilities – but what about the food? Well you’re in for a treat.

Yakamoz Hotel Restaurant

Award-winning head chef, Kenan, and the restaurant team make eating at the Yakamoz a mouth-watering delight. Earlier this year Kenan won a gold medal at the International İstanbul Gastronomy Festival and then went on to win another gold medal at the Fethiye Tourism Food and Equipment Fair.

A very happy Kenan (with hotel owner, Mehmet) after winning the Gold medal at the Fethiye Tourism Food and Equipment Fair in March.
Kenan’s award winning dessert

The restaurant consists of an indoor area, very traditional in appearance with a log fire for those chillier autumn evenings. For the hot summer evenings, there is a outside terrace shaded with vines.

Guests enjoying dinner on the vine covered terrace

The menu is essentially Turkish mixed with some international cuisine. Many of the dishes are unique to the Yakamoz and every year, Kenan creates new dishes to add to the menu. The restaurant also caters for vegetarians.

What else do you need to know

The hotel is open from 30th April to 28th October.

Yakamoz is an adult only hotel (except for school holidays).

There are special offers to suit everyone; couples, families and ‘bring your Grandparents’.

A variety of activities and excursions can be booked at reception.

Click here and here to read about some of the activities available in the area.

The hotel and restaurant are open to non-residents. To avoid disappointment please make a booking for the restaurant. Free pick-ups from the local area can be arranged.

Contact us

For more information or to make a booking:

Call 00 90 (252) 616 62 38 or 00 90 (533) 336 76 10

Email: info@yakamozhotel.com

Visit our website or click on the advert to the right of this page.

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Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award Winner
The Yakamoz Restaurant will be open over the winter this year for parties, anniversaries, clubs and classes. Further details to follow later in the summer.

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


  1. Love the food at this hotel! We have celebrated a number of birthdays here and everyone is always impressed with the variety of food, service, atmosphere and above all friendliness of the staff. They cannot do enough to make sure that the evening goes exceptionally well. Never tire of returning again and again. Definitely a little different to the norm ?

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