Built in the early 18th-century, Tuvana Hotel is a romantic and refined boutique hotel in Antalya's most historic district, Kaleici. In its past life, Tuvana entertained the imperial family on visits to this coastal city; its regal ancestry can still be felt today, in the antiques and curios scattered within its walls.
Surrounded by beautifully kept gardens, where pomegranate, banana and tangerine trees are a favoured snacking spot of guests, this boutique hotel makes for a tranquil retreat from the busy city.
The gardens that surround Tuvana Hotel hide a lovely pool area, perfect for chilling out in after a busy day exploring Antalya. The Antalya Museum, marina, Belek National Golf Club and Perge Antic Theatre are all easily accessible (car hire may be necessary for some trips).
There's a choice of four restaurants on site; two indoor, one lovely one situated in the garden, all three of them serve traditional Turkish cuisine. The fourth really is something special: Seraser Fine Dining Restaurant is headed by Chef Efe Anil Çetin, and is a sophisticated dining affair with global influences and is the best restaurant in the area.
Each of Tuvana Hotel's bedrooms is traditional in style, in keeping with the sense of history about the place. The boutique hotel has belonged to the same family for generations, and the bedrooms hold collectables from the current owner's grandmother, as well as hand-woven carpets and opulent fabrics. All bedrooms come complete with flat screen televisions, DVD players and complimentary wifi.