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Ece Boutique Hotel

THE ONLY HOTEL ON SOVALYE ISLAND

PROPERTY FACILITIES
-Bed & Breakfast
-Restaurant & bar
-Fabulous sea views
-Laundry services (no dry cleaning)
-Internet corner in lobby
-Courtesy Boat shuttle services (3 times/day)
-Credit cards accepted with a 4% charge
SWIMMING
-Freshwater swimming pool
-Private Beach Platform
ROOMS
-Number of rooms in property: 12
-All are air-conditioned/heated
-All with balcony & sea view
-All with kettle and complimentary tea & coffee
-All with safety deposit boxes & hair dryer
-All rooms with en suite shower/WC
DISTANCES
-200m/10 minute stroll to Sunset Beach
-2 km/ 15 minute fishing boat transfer to Fethiye
-2 km/ 7 minute speed boat transfer to Fethiye
-1/2 km 5 minute fishing boat transfer to Calis Beach
-45 km/ 1 hour transfer time to Dalaman airport

-Not suitable for persons of limited mobility; as steep gravel path up to hotel.

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WATER SPORTS
Small selection of water sports are provided on an entirely complimentary basis. These toys; are intended to provide some limited entertainment and certainly do not constitute an activity-style water sport school.
Instruction is not provided, however it can be arranged if required (payable locally). The following equipment is available:
1 x Laser sailing dinghy
2 x Windsurfers
2 x Sea kayaks
2 x Canoes
Snorkelling equipment and fishing lines
Scuba diving, waterskiing, kite surfing and a wider selection of water sports, together with specific courses, can be arranged in the vicinity for which payment is required locally.
Additionally a 10HP dinghy is available for guests with a suitable licence to hire payable locally.

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FROM THE HOSTS:
We have been supplying accommodation on Sovalye Island Fethiye since 1994. Before Ece Boutique Hotel we had seven self catering apartments, marketed by Tapestry holidays (as Island apartments, by Simply Turkey (as Seagull apartments), again by Tapestry Holidays (as Ece Apartments). By 2006 we build a new block, a small swimming pool and stopped self catering business and started the bed and breakfast Ece Boutique hotel marketed by Exclusive Escapes in UK. Our aim was to create a unique boutique hotel on the island with spacious fabulously sea viewed rooms, decorated with local hand made furniture , where there is no hassle of a hotel in a warm natural atmosphere. Supply corners if the guests would like to hide or join. An Island hotel by its location ,if you are not in the mood and want to be in the crowd Çaliş is 5 ,fethiye is 20 minutes apart. You can come back and sleep in peace and fresh air. We have never aimed to be a luxurious city type hotel as we believe there are already wonderful ones all round the world. We must be unique to the Sovalye Island and supply an exclusive to itself luxury .

Our 12 years of experience on Sovalye for self catering accommodation, and support of our previous guests and our tour operator was big help. I am a medical doctor working full time in a hospital in Fethiye and it is my wife Handan who runs the hotel.

Sovalye Island is not an island owned by one person and there are 68 villas on it .There are many ancient ruins on Sovalye, on and under the soil and under the sea. So for some areas it is forbidden to do any type of work even cleaning the dry bushes. In front of Ece there is no sandy beach, as the swimming area consists basement of ancient houses and the city wall under the sea. (from Lycian to Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantian times). On the North side of the sunbathing platform there is a still erecting ruin which was used as a chapel in Byzantian times, but used as a water cistern in earlier times before the island sank. Nobody knows when this happened but we know the doom of the chapel collapsed 6 years ago after a heavy rain. We can see the left over wall facing the sea is moving apart slowly each year. The winter population is maximum 10.

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Ece Boutique Hotel with 12 rooms is the only hotel on Sovalye and there are houses and small apartments for rent. There used to be a hotel called Sovalye Hotel, which was favorite of German tourists, but had to close down due to high costs of maintenance of the old building. Sun Set Restaurant is the only other restaurant on the island. In hot summer days Sovalye island is cooler than Fethiye and the breeze from the sea works as a natural air conditioner.

Ece has beautiful sea and sunset views. Higher the location, better the views. So this means from the transport jetty a steep hill, and to the swimming-sunbathing platform 60 steps are waiting for you. (the luggage is carried by the porters) But in general not suitable for people with limited mobility.

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Towards the sea there are terraces and corners with sun beds so that guests do not have to be together all the time. The pool is located on the South of the hotel which is small but gives the option to cool down and sunbath without using any steps.. By the sea side there are double seated sea kayaks, canoes, laser dinghy ,wind surfers and a 10 hp fiber dingy for the guests use. It is not a big hotel that can afford to supply an instructor all the time .Experience is asked for the laser and out board engine dinghy for safety. Singing a disclaimer is enough to declare your experience. Snorkels and fins are supplied by the sea side.

The menu in the restaurant of the Ece, does not consist a selection from sophisticated international cousine .We are still learning, cooking and serving in an endless experience . There is a basic alacart menu consisting a variety of fresh salads, selection of not long time taking to cook Turkish food, 3 type of daily prepared mezes and selection of fresh sea food, fish etc. Every evening a set menu is prepared consisting three different type of mezes (Turkish starters mostly prepared with olive oil) and a selection from the typical Turkish cousine (like hunkar begendi-dolma-karnı yarık), and a dessert (like baklava, helva, puddings). Some evenings fish BBQ, meat BBQ, sea food night replaces the Turkish set evening menu. Guests are requested to book for the evening set menu before 14:00 o'clock as the shopping is done daily and all the food is prepared daily. For most of our guests fresh, and as organic as it can be type of food has been preferred. Of course in the main land there are variety of excellent restaurants serving Turkish and international cousine.

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For guests who would like to go to Fethiye , Ece Boutique Hotel has its own shuttle boat service three times a day. For some of our guests this service is occasionally used and for some guests so often. Out side the free boat service the boat service can be arranged for any time with an extra cost of 25 Turkish Lira at day time and 38 Turkish Liras in the evenings. This prices are per boat not per person.

Breakfast consists of tea, coffee, fruit juice ,selection from local cheese, salami, ham, omelet and wide variety of fresh and dry fruits served in the terrace facing the wonderful sea view

ece@sovalyeisland.com