It all began with passion. The Mihcioglu family has its roots in Dalyan and even though he was born and raised in Germany, Gökmen Mihcioglu was inspired by and drawn to Dalyan from his early childhood. When tourism started to develop in Dalyan he decided to follow his dream. After graduating at the school for Hotel Management in Antalya in 1988 he opened a pension with 13 rooms in the centre of Dalyan which he ran from 1991 until 1997.
Years of hard work resulted in the possibility to acquire the unique piece of land (in 1995) where you find our hotel today. Hotel Holiday Calbis opened its doors in 1998 with the two buildings you see first when you enter, and the large swimming pool. Later on the property with the two villas – previously owned by teacher families – was also acquired and a second pool and a third building were built.
15.000 sq. meters
The goal to offer peace, quiet and space has graciously been met at our 15.000 square meters terrain. Where our palm trees were saplings in 1998, you now find a lush and well tended tropical garden. We are very proud of the compliments we receive about our garden. To quote one of our guests:
“Wow, we know you have over 80 rooms, but we never feel crowded in your hotel. The only time you can tell Calbis is fully booked, is at breakfast, with the merry bustling of happy fellow guests. Thank you for that!”
We love to improve
In 2011 we fully renovated our rooms, restaurant and bar, and we do not stop at that.
Bar at hotel Holiday CalbisRestaurant at Holiday Calbis hotel
Our garden is tended to full time. In 2014 we have built our third pool, which is for adults only, as it is part of our “extra peace and quiet zone”. And who knows what more the future will bring. You can think of us as your holiday village!
Of course we should not forget them: “our” storks. They have been with us from the beginning, returning every year to hatch on our rooftop!