Courtyard at the White House Kalkan
Courtyard is an intimate exclusive boutique hotel, the first and only restoration hotel in the old town of Kalkan. Originally the site of an underground cistern providing water to passing travellers and later the home of the Yilmaz family, these buildings have been beautifully restored to provide six unique bedrooms, each with their own personality and style.
Come and experience Courtyard life – original cobbled stone landing, new mosaic courtyard and a beautiful garden offering a haven of peace and tranquility where you can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks. The colourful courtyard garden with bougainvillea, olive, jasmine and mature palm trees, adds to the Courtyard’s traditional ambience and appeal.
These buildings, the larger white washed building and original stone building, combine graceful co-existence of traditional architecture with a sympathetic restoration. The project preserves and reproduces many of the original features including the traditional plastering technique typical of the period, Ottoman balconies, timber shutters and doors as well as working marble and stone fireplaces.
The integrity of the old buildings has been maintained and this means that some door heights may be lower than in a modern building. Sloping floors and varying size windows and many other quirky and unique features add to the charm of the Courtyard.
Combining a mix of Turkish and Greek architecture, the properties were lovingly and enthusiastically brought back to life in 2012 by local architects Kutay and Pınar Karabağ with interiors by Bihter Türkfiliz. Hand crafted furniture was supplied by Süleyman Demirel of Hatçılar Mobilya ve Orman Ürünleri Ltd., also responsible for the repair and replacement of all original timber, using only the highest quality locally sourced cedar.
Courtyard is open all year round. Stay for a week, for a night or just for a drink – we look forward to welcoming you.