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Our Featured PROPERTIES OF THE WEEK

This week’s favourite holiday properties for the ultimate luxury getaway.

Where to next? We have curated some inspiration to cover all sorts of stays and guests. Peruse what’s trending now. We’ve cast around for hotels, villas and gulets which we think will offer standout holidays in summer 2024.

Uchisar Village
Boutique and Authentic Cave Hotel
Kalkan, Turkey
Hotel Rooms With Private Pool
Kalkan, Turkey
Private Villa with Pool
Kalkan, Turkey
Private Villa with Pool
Bodrum, Turkey
Luxury Resort
Kalkan, Turkey
Luxury Hotel with Spa Adult Only

Hand-picked  UNCOMMERCIAL DESTINATIONS

We specialise in uncommercial holiday destinations in Turkey, the Greek Islands of Crete and Kefalonia, Mallorca, Sicily, Malta and the year-round exotic destination of Morocco. We continue to seek out and offer new discerning experiences in other destinations and this year are delighted to introduce new regions in Morocco, bucket list expeditions and also luxury voyages at sea- worldwide.

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Greece
Sicily
Morocco
Mallorca
Malta and Gozo

Friendly, PERSONAL SERVICE

We are a truly specialist tour operator offering unique boutique hotels, private villas with pools, rural retreats and select apartments in unspoilt resorts. Whether you’re looking for a suite built within caves, a romantic rooftop terrace or your own private infinity pool…we’ve got a great selection for you.

We have extensive first hand experience of the properties we feature,  have time to help guests choose specific rooms or villas and, having built up great relationships with all the owners, can offer a truly personal service to enhance your holiday. Thankfully, many of our guests agree as we have a huge number of very loyal repeat guests.

But don’t take our word for it… to see genuine reviews from Discerning Collection guests click here.

Holiday TYPES

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Experience Holidays
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Luxury Cruising & Expeditions

Discerning EXPERIENCES

We are delighted to introduce our exciting new portfolio of truly memorable experience holidays. Designed to allow you to discover natural wonders and unique cultural experiences year round and in a choice of destinations. Our current experience holidays include; a yoga and lifestyle holiday in an eco lodge in Morocco this November, tailor made itineraries on the Amalfi coast, Tuscany, Puglia and Matera and landscapes of Turkey which combine Cappadocia and Istanbul.  Our Discerning Experience holidays have been created to allow you to see a facet of the destination not usually unavailable, while traveling in style and enjoying the finest hospitality as well as our renowned personal and attentive service.

School Holiday AVAILABILITY

D Resort beach

Last minute discounts in May and early June at D-Resort Gocek

D-Resort Gocek
Gocek

D-Resort Gocek is a chic and stylish hotel on the edge of the pretty sleek, marina village of Gocek, on an unspoiled stretch of the Turkish- Mediterranean coastline. The hotel is well known for it’s wide range of wellness facilities, three individually designed restaurants serving a range of cuisines and in unique settings; between the trees and adjacent to the water’s edge.

Each of the rooms are decorated in unison; the same white and navy nautical theme, with plenty of floaty muslin and pale woods. The rooms have all the creature comforts you would expect including Nespresso machines and D’s signature tea pochettes ‘wake’ and ‘sleep’ as well as lashings of Molton Brown goodies. A private beach area is located a short stroll away, pine trees line the hillside and bright white sand imported from coves in Egypt covers the quiet beach. As you would expect the service is friendly, attentive and intuitive.

For us, D- Resort promises plenty of seaside action, total relaxation and adventure- just moments from the centre of Gocek.

Subject to availability and offer is valid on all new bookings made between 18th May- 13th June 2024

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Likya Residence glorious swimming pools and bay views

School Holidays savings of up to 15%

The Likya Residence Hotel and Spa
Kalkan, Turkey

Likya Residence Hotel

Possibly our most popular choice in Kalkan, with guests returning year after year!

Arguably the best hotel in the region, the stunning Likya Residence is a glorious adult-only retreat*, yet just a short stroll from the heart of the charming harbour town of Kalkan. *Children under 16 are allowed between 1st July 2024 and 31st August 2024.

We are delighted to announce that the hotel has been refreshed for the summer 2023 season, expect improved spaces,  renewed rooms, new and enhanced dining areas.

All of the light, airy and incredibly spacious rooms and suites offer unrivalled sea views and have a large balcony or terrace, a superb spot to sit and watch the sun go down over the deep blue Mediterranean.

Likya Residence has a large inviting swimming pool surrounded by comfy sun loungers and a gorgeous second infinity pool with glorious views.  There is a convivial bar and a very discerning terrace restaurant with a wide menu of delicious Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, a fabulous spot to marvel at the stunning views over Kalkan and out to sea. This excellent restaurant, run by the brilliant Mohammed, is probably one of the best, if not ‘the’ best in Kalkan.

Given the excellent relationship we have with the Likya residence since its inception, all the first and second floor rooms are allocated to the Discerning Collection.

The service is superb; charming yet unobtrusive and the staff will be happy to do what they can to make your holiday extra special. Managed by the ever attentive Seviye, the hotel has the highest repeat guest percentage in our portfolio and a stay here is a truly unforgettable experience.

***To alleviate any concerns of the location of room and its facilities, our exclusive service means that the Discerning Collection team will help you choose your specific room number at the time of booking that fits your requirements.*** 

*Children under 16 are allowed between 1st July 2024 and 31st August 2024.

Offer is valid until 31st May 2024

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Unbeatable savings this May at Villa Oasis

Villa Oasis
Kalkan, Turkey

Six bedroom luxury Villa with amazing views

At the Discerning Collection we have been fortunate enough to know all our villa owners and managers. In the case of the Villa Oasis we are proud to say that the lovely family who own this stunning villa have been our good friends for many years and it is of no surprise to us that this is therefore one of the finest villas in Kalkan. Its design is excellent, its size and facilities amazing and its location is simply superb being only a 10 minute stroll into the heart of Kalkan’s old town and harbour.

Completed in 2016, the huge Villa Oasis has the wow factor that will definitely give our guests that wonderful feeling of having made an excellent choice. Two huge master bedrooms make up the first floor with floor to ceiling windows that provide absolutely breath-taking sea views. King size beds and free-standing baths with sea views add a luxurious touch to both bedrooms as do the huge modern bathrooms with double basins and showers. All this is complimented by an outside terrace that spans the entire length of the villa complete with outside seating for both bedrooms.

Boasting not one but two large pools (the biggest of which is an incredible13.5 metres long), it has fantastic outside space both in terms of the pool terraces and also the very generous balconies that surround the two first floor master suite bedrooms. With floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and windows the views from this luxury villa are amazing and completely uninterrupted from all the magnificent rooms.

On the ground floor are a further four large bedrooms, two doubles and two twins. The doubles have en-suite bathrooms whilst the twin bedrooms share a spacious bathroom.

Easily one of the best villas in Kalkan not only for its location so close to the harbour but also for its stunning amenities.

£2,505 per week
Subject to availability offer can be withdrawn at any time

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Superior Room with Private Pool – Sea View 5

Spring forward 15% off

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
Plaka, near Elounda

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa

The Cayo Exclusive Resort and Spa is a seriously elegant design hotel. The property enjoys unprecedented space in each of it’s 70 pool suites and offers guests unparalleled views of the iridescent Spinalonga Island, a UNESCO world Heritage List nominee, together with mesmerising vistas over the sparkling azure waters of Mirabello Bay. Standing in an elevated position, aloft a steep hill, it is still only 250 metres from Plaka pebble beach and dramatically framed by jagged cliffs.

Exceptional attention to detail is demonstrated throughout the Cayo Hotel Concept. The property has been meticulously designed to blend seamlessly with it surrounds and embrace Cretan architectural design. Interiors have been paired by Milanese designer Gian Paolo Venier who took his inspiration from the culture and natural landscape of the island- where possible combining local artisan’s craftmanship with modern furnishings, fittings, and cool neutral tones. Even the selected materials for the project are those rich in the history of Greece, white marble, volaka marble and terracotta. All of which have been handpicked to provide guests with a sense of connection to their surrounds. Throughout, the property exudes bohemian characteristics underpinned by a level of comfort and luxury that is often difficult to find. Accommodation options are plentiful, with many room categories having the option of additional beds or cots- lending itself to families and friends travelling together as well as couples. With so much room to roam guests will relish the incredible outside space and panoramic views from every aspect.

For those seeking a flop and drop vacay with plenty of rest and relaxation there are plenty of swimming opportunities in situ. The hotel boasts two large and beautiful swimming pools where you can bathe under sunny Cretan Skies or cosy up poolside on a voluptuous lounger with a good read. Beyond the pool, is Cayo’s spot on the beach, located just 250m from the hotel and if you don’t fancy stretching your legs, the hotel shuttle runs from the morning into the evening- it’s a wonderful place to unwind while being serenaded by the majestic sounds of the sea. And if you are looking for some respite from the sun, a visit to the well being centre will be the ultimate rejuvenation remedy, pick from one of the many treatments listed on the spa menu or unwind in the Turkish bath. There is also a fitness centre and studio for those who prefer not to let their holiday stand in the way of workout rituals.

A stay at the Cayo Exclusive Resort allows guests to be as well looked after as they like and as independent too. So often the conception with resort hotels is that with everything you could possibly need at your fingertips there is very little reason to leave. The same of course can be said for the Cayo Exclusive Resort which offers residents opportunities to dine in four different restaurants and two bars all of which offer exceptional cuisine with many ingredients seasonal and sourced from local eco-friendly farms or produced in the hotel’s own organic garden. However, Cayo is committed to supporting the local Cretan culture and a sustainable approach to tourism. To this end, the team encourage guests to enjoy the local tavernas in Plaka and explore the wider region, taking in a climbing experience, hiking, water sports and diving.

No matter your interests, the Cayo Exclusive Resort and Spa will provide the ultimate relaxation vacation. The position makes it easy to pick up the pace and venture effortlessly beyond the hotel perimeters. It is however the wonderful team locally on site, who deliver a friendly and attentive service. Proud and hospitable, they are eager to provide a relaxed atmosphere and unforgettable experience that makes it so hard to leave.

 

Offer expires 31st May 2024

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Asfiya Sea View Private pool of 704

Affordable stays this May and June at the Asfiya Sea View Hotel, Kalkan

Asfiya Sea View Hotel
Kalkan, Turkey
A modern boutique hotel with sea views from every angle and in an exceptional location, within a stones’ throw of the centre of Kalkan

Tiered down the hillside in an enviable location just a short stroll from Kalkan’s old town, sits the impressive Asfiya Sea View Hotel.  With only 34 stylish en-suite rooms, 15 have their very own plunge pools, 3 rooms have direct access to the communal swimming pool, and all enjoy breath-taking sea views.

Most rooms can be made up with twin or double beds, and some of the rooms can sleep up to 3 guests, we even have a few which can be interconnected via a main door making it an ideal choice for families. Recently the private pool rooms in the 700’s block have been extended and their large terraces are now decked out with comfy sunbeds as well as lovely rattan furniture.

The focal hub of life at the Asfiya Sea View is the large pool and terrace. Replete with voluptuous cushioned day beds and parasols. Adjacent is the laid-back pool bar which serves an array of cooling drinks throughout the day and by nightfall is a popular sundowner spot. Since the opening of the hotel, wonderful improvements have been made to the communal areas, and there is now an excellent restaurant on the terrace which is said by some of our guests to be on a par with the Likya restaurant, which is praise indeed. The restaurant is is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Asfiya Sea View has built up a loyal following of repeat guests many of whom most regularly comment on the service. We know that the new management team from the Likya Residence will work tirelessly to ensure your every need is taken care of and if ever anything is missing all you need to do is ask.

Our guests who are resident in the Asfiya Sea View are invited to use the nearby Yali Beach Club throughout their stay, simply show your room key and complimentary access will be granted. Yali is easily accessible on foot and is just a 10 minute stroll downhill from the Asfiya Sea View Hotel. Parasols and day beds are scattered on rocky platforms and waiter and towel service is available to your day-bed. The menu has an excellent a choice of small plates ideal for sharing as well as  main events and seasonal salads. There is a super choice of refreshing beverages such as freshly squeezed juices, beers and signature cocktails- to name a few.

Up to 20% off
Offer can be withdrawn at any time

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Breakfast can be taken overlooking the private waterfront

Affordable luxury in May

Mavi Koy
Kalkan, Turkey

Mavi Koy

Simply the finest address in Kalkan… Mavi Koy enjoys a fantastic position directly on the water’s edge

Multi-layered gardens and terraces wind gently down from the substantial house to the astonishing seafront where steps and diving platforms provide access to sea swimming and snorkelling in the crystal-clear shallows.

It has the largest private waterfront of any house in Kalkan with breakfast served here every morning on a waterside terrace set away from the main house.

The large, private waterfront is yours alone to while away the hours overlooking the inky blue waters and pop in for a cooling dip. Long, lazy days can be spent playing table tennis or pool, hopping in the villa’s kayaks and diving into the turquoise sea from the private terrace – there is little reason to leave.

The huge villa has six en-suite bedrooms spread out over three levels (4 with their own access), all of which have balconies or terraces with glorious sea views.

The main house has a gorgeous open plan kitchen, living and dining area with doors opening out onto a lovely large terrace with outside dining area and fantastic sea views.   Additional doors from the living room open up on the side to the large freshwater pool with a pretty terrace ideal for entertaining. Hammocks are dotted through the gardens and there is a Romanesque pergola for al fresco dining. There is an outdoor Jacuzzi to revive weary muscles.

Enjoy your breakfast in the spacious and private seafront terrace where you can relax on scattered cushions and sun beds in the shade of the olive trees.

For those who enjoy water sports, a local company will happily pop over with a boatload of water sport toys.  Or simply enjoy the spectacle of the boats of all shapes and sizes meandering in and out of the harbour throughout the day.

Kalkan harbour is just a ten-minute walk along a newly created footpath which leads from your door along the shore into the centre.  It has a prime position for nights in and out of the villa, falling asleep to the sound of waves lapping the shore.

*Large parties might like to take Villa Mavi Deniz as well which is conveniently located next door (4 bedroom villa sleeps 8).

Please note that due to the steep, hillside location and many steps, this property is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.

£4760 ( two person occupancy) and additional guests £175 per person (Includes; B&B, transfers, car hire AND a day at sea)
Subject to availability- can be withdrawn at any time

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LIKYA RESIDENCE HOTEL & SPA

One of our guests favourites in Kalkan, Turkey

Arguably the best hotel in the region, the stunning Likya Residence and Spa is a luxurious adult-only retreat, yet just a short stroll from the heart of the charming harbour town of Kalkan.

All of the light, airy and incredibly spacious rooms and suites offer unrivalled sea views and have a large balcony or terrace, a superb spot to sit and watch the sun go down over the deep blue Mediterranean.

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Bespoke holidays, to fit your exact requirements

Whether you are simply looking for accommodation for a few nights, or want an off the beaten track tailor-made holiday, the team at The Discerning Collection can fulfill your every need.

We can arrange flights from any UK airport on any day of the week, transfers or car hire, accommodation (including specific rooms), and many other services such as various jaunts and excursions, meals in some of the best restaurants in town! We are totally flexible and are here to ensure that you book the holiday that you want.

Simply give us a call on 01784 817 720 to experience our friendly and knowledgeable service first-hand.

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