Review: The Gorgeous “Hotel Unique” In Fethiye, Turkey
I can’t tell you exactly when the idea of visiting Turkey’s gorgeous Turquoise Coast first entered my mind, but it was at least a few years ago. So when I was planning a major birthday trip to Turkey last year, I know that my itinerary needed to include at least a few days soaking in the sun here…ultimately choosing Fethiye as my base.
Since Turkey is really fairly affordable, you can get very nice accommodation for a reasonable cost. And since this trip was all about an epic birthday celebration, I was in the market for something special. I ended up at a beautiful little boutique hotel called Hotel Unique in Fethiye.
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My travel planner (hi, Katie!) had done a lot of research based on what I was looking for and narrowed my choices down to four of the best hotels in Fethiye. I looked at rentals too, but for only two days/nights I felt hotel was the better way to go.
And Hotel Unique really stood out, had awesome reviews (check them out on TripAdvisor and Booking.com), and I could get a sweet room. I always compare reviews and prices on both sites, and typically book on Booking.com when I can.
I booked a private airport transfer through the hotel, and they sent a driver with a nice (air-conditioned!) car. He drove me the 50 minutes or so from the Dalaman Airport to the hotel in Fethiye.
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The hotel is super charming from the first minute you step in. I was offered a welcome glass of rosé while they got my checked in.
The staff were a delight, particularly a sweet young lady who was just so energetic and helpful. For whatever reason it took half an hour to check me in (though I was the only one there), but at least I had my wine to keep me company 🙂
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My room was so nice, I could have lived there permanently!
I got one of their bigger rooms, wanting to splurge for my birthday. It was a deluxe double room, open and airy, with gorgeous views over the water and two separate balconies. The room was clean and comfortable, with nice little touches and even a little Nespresso machine.
And I had not one—but TWO—beautiful balconies! This was a big selling point for this particular room…that view is to die for.
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In fact, I availed myself of the balconies every chance I got. Both mornings I stayed here, I got up early to watch the sun rise creep over the mountains and the water. I got some work done, drank some of that Nespresso goodness, and just basked in the beauty.
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I made sure to make it back for sunset both days too…picked up an amazing bottle of wine in town and had a glass or two before heading down to dinner.
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So many angles, so little time…
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One of the coolest parts of Hotel Unique is the beautiful pool, overlooked by a lovely multi-level open-air restaurant and bar area. Sadly I didn’t have a chance to actually lounge by the pool since my stay was so short.
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The rest of the hotel grounds aren’t too shabby either. The corridors, stairwells, lobby, and other public areas are pretty and clean.
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Because my stay was so short, I didn’t really get to do either the bar or pool area justice. I did make it a point to belly up to the bar for a pre-dinner drink on my first night there. While the cocktail was kind of terrible, the view and ambiance were great.
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On my first night made dinner reservations at the hotel’s restaurant, which gets good reviews and has that awesome sunset view.
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Dinner was fine, though the food wouldn’t blow your mind. I had their “King of Aegean” salad, which was super intense and tasted great though after a few bites my taste buds were overwhelmed. All sorts of tart, acid, salt, etc. But good. I also had the sea bass and kunafa (too soggy and sweet).
Service was hit and miss, I really wanted to leave and go to bed but couldn’t flag down a waiter to save my life. While the sunset is nice, I got the same one from my balcony and then could have had dinner somewhere else in Fethiye.
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The room did include free hotel breakfast, which was okay. It’s great because you do get to order yourself rather than it being a buffet.
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The sweet girl at the front desk helped me arrange my Olüdeniz paragliding trip with Deep Blue Travel as well. I totally loved my time at Hotel Unique and definitely think it’s one of the best hotels in Fethiye…and I’m dreaming of a return trip!
Hotel Unique: At the time I paid a little over €225 a night including tax, and you can see availability at that link. I think the airport transfer was €40 one-way. Check out my time in Fethiye as well as my amazing two days sailing the Turquoise Coast as well!
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