A new favorite in Alaçatı, located in the heart of the town, Alavya Hotel has gathered worldwide attention with its elegant design and unbeatable perfect service standards. Alavya Hotel also has a heartwarming story that makes us love this place even more: In 1995 when Alaçatı was a sleeping beauty without any hotels and restaurants, Leyla Figen discovered this silent village. She transformed an old tobacco warehouse into a cafe (which later became Agrilia Restaurant), and settled down in the most beautiful house of the village right across the cafe. She was the first person who volunteered to help the village develop & grow. After a little while people from İzmir and İstanbul started visiting Alaçatı, and some even started living here with the locals. Alavya Hotel placed Leyla Figen’s house at its center and five surrounding old stone buildings and gardens have been added to create a precious place. The first room to open was Leyla Figen’s original room, paying tribute to this respected lady.
Brought to life by Rana & Erol Tabanca and designed by architect Hakan Ezer, Alavya is an art installation itself. Every corner of the rooms, gardens, spa and pool area and restaurant reflect a unique, elegant and tasteful design philosophy. Every room is individually designed and decorated. There are 4 types of rooms: Comfortable and warm Classic Collection rooms have either a veranda, a village view balcony or a fireplace; each with a different atmosphere. Premium Collection rooms have amazing Alaçatı views from their private open terraces. More Than Suites offer Jacuzzis. Turquoise Lofts are large with living, dining and bedrooms with high wooden ceilings. And finally Alavya’s royal room, Jade Loft has a magnificent view and the largest living/sleeping area the hotel has to offer. In every room, all needs of a modern traveler are met with IPODs with pre-loaded playlists, IPOD speakers, coffee machine, TV, mini bar, cosmetics, and the fresh scent of nature… Architect and designer Hakan Ezer tried to bring the love of nature, history and contemporary design together in a harmonious way in every corner of the hotel. The outcome is so inspiring, romantic and refreshing that the hotel puts a smile on your face and makes you feel at peace.
Alavya owes a lot to its first general manager, İlknur İçingir. With her cheerful, calm, friendly and hospitable approach and perfect leadership, she built an amazing team that welcomes the guests with a cheerful, respectful and kind attitude. After running the hotel for 4 years, she handed over her duties to her skillful team.
The fact that the hotel was listed as #3 in Forbes magazine’s “10 reasons to go to Turkey” article in 2014 proves that the hotel raises the standards of Alaçatı to a higher level and helps Alaçatı have world-wide attention. Alavya Hotel has received coverage in world’s most important travel magazines such as Madame Figaro, Condé Nast Traveller, How to spend it, Travel+Leisure and The Times.
Alavya serves as the biggest catalyst in increasing the number of high quality travelers visiting Alaçatı. The hotel is open throughout the year, extending the tourism season from summer to four seasons, allowing clients to enjoy the wonderful climate of Alacati all year.
At Alavya, you can start the day with the view of the windmills from your balcony, stretch with a yoga class, have a delicious authentic breakfast in the beautiful garden covered with mastic, berry, pomegranate, olive, cypress and lotus trees, jasmines and bougainvillea. After swimming in the lovely pool decorated with blue, green and brown tiles, you can rest and enjoy the silence in the “cabanas” by the pool. Before having a massage and relaxing in the sauna or steam room, you can exercise in the MIBOSA Spa.
There are many delicious options at Alavya for brunch, lunch and dinner as well. ‘Mitu’ is a cozy bistro, that serves breakfast & lunch. ‘Agrilia’ is the star restaurant of Alaçatı, offering Mediterranean cuisine. (You can find more information on Agrilia –www.weheartalacati.com/agrilia-restaurant/)
‘Before Sunset’ is a tapas lounge where you can taste both local appetizers and delicious tapas, and also listen to good music all night long. You can listen to live jazz performances of Derya Meltem on Wednesday nights at Agrilla. ‘
Located at the entrance of the hotel, Mitu Dükkân is home to a collection of clothing items and accessories (FEY) by well-known designer Fatoş Yalın.
The hotel provides activities and workshops throughout the year: you can attend Karma Yoga classes every morning in summer, or workshops led by yoga masters such as Gülin Zeytunlu, Şenol Topuz, Nicole Ohme, Alexis Kiresepi and Mey Elbi. You can also go cycling with Uli the guide. The hotel opens its doors not only to its guests but to all Alaçatı lovers and visitors. You can enjoy peaceful hours at its cafe, spa and pool area all day or attend the daily activities and weekly workshops.
Regarding the name of the hotel: Alavya, is what poured out of Rana Tabanca’s daughter’s mouth when she first tried to say “I love you”. Bistro Mitu’s is a play on “Me Too”.
Alavya gave worldwide recognition to the village while helping protect the original and authentic values of Alaçatı. Thus this wonderful hotel located in the heart of Alaçatı is a precious gift granted to this town.