Türkbükü, a village on the Turkish Riviera, is legendary for its glamour and is certainly the most fashionable destination on Turkey’s Aegean coast. The idyllic setting and authenticity of the Maçakizi hotel have made it, for some years, an outstanding destination. The jet-set know what they’re doing!
Suspended between earth and sky, on a hill bordered by pine groves, magnolias and oleanders, the Maçakizi is an oasis of freshness sheltered from hustle and bustle. It’s a magical place to unwind while looking out over turquoise waters, to mingle with the in-crowd, to stroll along admiring a parade of yachts, or to take in the view of blue bays, bathed in a light that you will find nowhere else.
In the rooms, the interior designers have opted for low-key tones and natural textures so as to create a restful atmosphere in which good taste has evidently played its part. It welcomes and charms guests who are in search of a subtle, unostentatious luxury. Every room has a charming little balcony, opening onto magnificent views of the sea and nature.
And new delights begin when you leave your room, via a stone staircase, and cross the floral garden to discover the superb open-air restaurant, where you can easily imagine finding a few celebrities at dinner. A few steps further on will take you to a private beach, where you can idle pleasantly in natural surroundings, facing out over the blue immensity.
At the Maçakizi hotel, well-being and pleasure take many forms. First, there’s the enchanting setting. Then, the breakfast buffet, with local and international specialities; and throughout the day there’s the restaurant. And finally, the warm welcome of a dedicated team who are always at the service of each guest, and who adapt to their wishes.
This magnificent jewel is a delightful time-out for anybody who wants to re-energise in a unique and exclusive setting that is both historic and near the unmissable village of Türkbükü. But be careful; once there, you may never wish to leave!
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