Dubbed the Pearl City of the Mediterranean, Antalya offers a gateway to the southern Mediterranean region known for its emerald-blue waters and sandy beaches, set against the magnificent backdrop of the Taurus Mountains.
This Turkish city has historical attractions, world-class entertainment venues, hiking trails, and beaches. Travelers can indulge in traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, explore ancient sites dating back to the Roman and Seljuk eras, and immerse themselves in nature.
Finding a centrally located hotel is highly advisable to enjoy the best of Antalya’s beaches and historic quarters. My roundup of the top 15 excellent hotels in Antalya, Turkey, will introduce you to the city’s most noteworthy accommodations, from boutique hotels and BnBs to lavish resorts and historic mansions (in no particular order)…
Akra V Hotel
The Akra V Hotel positions travelers near Muratpasa Beach and the old-fashioned streets of Kaleici, boasting a pristine location for beachside fun and sightseeing. This upscale hotel is home to polished accommodations, an indoor pool, an infinity pool, a spa, a fitness studio, a game room, and six onsite restaurants and lounges.
The rooms and suites feature majestic views of the emerald-blue waters, air conditioning, intelligent appliances, and luxury bedding. Guests can use the onsite Lifeco Akra Well-Being Detox Center to sign up for rejuvenating therapies and healthy diet programs.
Akra is also home to Antalya’s celebrated restaurants, the Asmani and Panora.
Appeals to eco-conscious guests
Prime location near the beach
Holistic well-being centre
Some outside noise
Internet can be slow at times
The Marmara Antalya
Staying at The Marmara is about indulging in fresh Mediterranean flavors, ping-sipping flavorful drinks at the onsite bars, and embarking on exclusive beach expeditions.
Boasting a unique location on Antalya’s Falez Hills, the Marmara has 232 rooms, including Superior Rooms and the hasLoft Club Room.
All units offer flat-screen TVs, direct phone lines, minibars, 24-hour room service, in-room appliances, and stunning views of the Toros Mountain Range and the Mediterraneanadore dining at the onsite Tuti Restaurant, qu view site famous for its open buffet featuring extensive selections of Mediterranean cuisine prepared with locally farmed, organic produce.
The Marmara also offers a Beach Bar, erected high atop a cliff overlooking the Turkish Riviera and Bey Mountain Range.
Welcome your furry companions
Culinary delights of Mediterranean cuisine
Stunning views of the sea and mountains
Unique cliffside beach bar
Inconvenient beach bar access
Limited room options
AFFLON HOTELS LOFT CITY
Tucked in the heart of Antalya, Afflon Hotels Loft City is surrounded by the city’s famous entertainment, retail, and recreational venues and 300 meters from the historic attractions of the old town.
The hotel features 84 rooms, including 42 smoking and 42 non-smoking units. The rooms include Corner Suites, Deluxe Rooms, Family Rooms, and Jacuzzi Suites, with multiple options to ensure a satisfying stay for solo travelers, couples, and families with children.
All rooms have air conditioning, tea and coffee-making equipment, minibars, in-room appliances, TVs, and minibars. Some accommodations feature in-room whirlpool tubs and balconies overlooking the sea.
Nestles in the heart of Antalya
Modern opulent Amenities
Rooms with sea-view balconies
A wide variety of room selection
Balcony Availability Varies
Rooms can get noisy
Jacuzzi needs maintenance
AG Hotels Antalya
Located in the heart of Antalya on Aspendos Boulevard, right across the street from the Meydan Tram Stop, the AG Hotels is an excellent spot to enjoy easy access to every city quarter.
This upscale hotel offers 42 rooms with a breakfast-included concept, categorized as the Standard Double Room, Suite Room, Deluxe Suite Room, Standard Twin Room, and Garden Suite.
Each unit has central air conditioning, 40-inch Smart LED TVs, digital safes, minibars, and in-room appliances.
The onsite AG Restaurant services Traditional Turkish cuisine and international fares with impressive creativity. Coffee lovers speak highly of the hotel’s Coffee Lounge, offering a variety of coffee beans grown locally and from exotic regions worldwide.
Trendy Instagrammable design
Ideal central location
High-tech room amenities
Unique coffee lounge experience
Booking availability could be limited
Not wheelchair friendly
RAW BEACH HOTEL
Nestled at a 10-minute stroll from Lara Beach Park, the RAW Beach Hotel is housed in an expansive estate sprawling over 20,000 m².
Guests enjoy access to a 200-meter-long private stretch of a sandy beach, an 80 m² pier, an onsite restaurant, a beach bar, and an action-packed activity area.
Raw Beach Hotel features 12 Design Rooms and 2 Design Suites, styled with minimal furniture and vibrant hues inspired by the Aegean landscape.
All accommodations are well-equipped with air conditioning, intelligent appliances, and elegant furniture.
The onsite Red & White Beach is the perfect spot to attend beachside parties, and guests can also sign up for the hotel’s yoga events.
Suites with Aegean-inspired hues
Stunning sunset parties
200-metre-long private sandy beach
Expansive estate ambiance
Potential noise during beach parties
Limited room varieties
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, Perge Hotels offers a central location, a 15-minute stroll from the Kaleici, the historic quarters lined with tourist attractions, boutiques, and cafes.
Designed with a particular emphasis on comfort, the interiors play up the emerald-blue shades of the Mediterranean Sea with beautiful aplomb.
Guests can explore rooms featuring magical views of the sea and Bey Mountains, while the upgraded suites come with whirlpool tubs, terraces, and a jacuzzi.
The onsite Lanthe Restaurant is one of the city’s finest dining establishments to feast on traditional Mediterranean fares prepared with a modern twist.
Adult exclusive ambiance
Stunning Mediterranean vistas
Convenient to explore Kaleici's attractions
Gourmet dining at Lanthe restaurant
Limited dining options
Not for families
Travelers seeking a relaxing atmosphere without distancing themselves from central city attractions are bound to find their match in the Basel Hotel – an ideal venue to experience the best of Antalya without the exhaustion of long commutes.
This boutique hotel is in Konyaalti, a 3-minute stroll away from the beach and near tourist attractions and local hangout spots. Basel Hotel offers guest rooms to accommodate solo travelers, couples, families, and large groups, single and double-bed accommodations.
Guests enjoy access to room service, a 24-hour front desk, a pool, an onsite restaurant, free parking space, and a shared lounge.
Unique and stylish ambiance
Centrally located and near the beach
Upscale amenities galore
Free onsite parking space
Petite rooms might feel cozy
Free parking might be limited
Casa Sur Antalya
Casa Sur curates a one-of-its-kind experience with its themed rooms, each inspired by a distinct element of Antalya.
For instance, Rustica, one of the most precious units, is inspired by the old town, while Natura plays up the serene colors of the landscape. Calida is a cozy and comfortable, family-friendly accommodation, and Eclectic pairs modern amenities with the old-world charm of historic elements.
Guests at the Casa Sur typically start their day with a Turkish breakfast in the garden overlooking Hadrian’s Gate. The onsite bar offers fresh and fruity garden cocktails, while the onsite restaurant Sur Table provides a unique dining experience featuring various traditional specialties.
Gorgeous boutique design
Turkish breakfast in the scenic garden
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Unique one-of-a-kind themed rooms
Old town noise at night
No pool outside
APA Mountain Lodge
Situated 750m above sea level, the APA Mountain Lodge offers an extensive variety of guest rooms in the main building and luxury bungalows overlooking the forest.
Surrounded by rose gardens and olive trees, the accommodations are designed to maximize comfort and convenience in a peaceful setting.
The Villa Suites and Bungalow Rooms, suited to large groups and families, offer high-end amenities like a private garden with a jacuzzi, a fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining room, and sprawling patios or terraces.
The hotel offers an onsite restaurant overlooking the Taurus Mountains and an onsite hiking and running camp to sign up for guided excursions.
5-star boutique elegance
Villa suites with private gardens and jacuzzis
Culinary delights with mountain views
Diverse outdoor activity options
Mountain location might not suit everyone
Elevated locations may require transportation
Wifi could be better
GÜLER BUTİK HOTEL
Guler Boutique Hotel blends authentic Turkish hospitality with the serene hues of the Mediterranean to offer its guests a calm and tranquil environment, nestled 1000 meters from the beach. This charming venue provides 22 guest rooms, including double and triple units, to comfortably accommodate large groups and families.
Gulecomfortably r Boutique Hotel also features an out pool, an a la carte restaurant, a bar, and a garden brimming with trees and flowers. This family-friendly act is for travelers seeking a home away from home without pretentiousness.
The rooms offer plush bedding, intelligent appliances, free WiFi, and a balcony. The hotel serves a sumptuous breakfast buffet each morning.
Cosy rustic-chic rooms
Tranquil Mediterranean surroundings
Steps from Kemer Beach
Outdoor pool & lush garden
Pool area needs some improvement
Bathrooms can be better
AFFLON HOTELS SEA HILL CONCEPT
Located near the famous Mermerli Beach, the Afflon Hotels Sea Hill Concept is a splendid seaside location with an onsite restaurant, a bar, a shared lounge, and free private parking space.
The location is ideal for packing one’s itinerary with historical attractions and beachside fun, as the hotel offers proximity to the beach, the historic quarters, and the Roman-era Hadrian’s Gate. Guests can explore a wealth of attractions, local restaurants, and boutiques within walking distance.
The guest rooms feature air conditioning, tasteful furniture, fine bedding and linens, a work desk, and a sprawling balcony to enjoy the views. The onsite restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with various combinations.
Comfortable rooms with balconies
Diverse Mediterranean cuisine
Walking distance to attractions
Splendid seaside location
Limited parking options
Room service could be better
Nestled near Lara Beach and the cascading waterfalls of Düden Kıyı Şelalesi, Espina Hotel offers luxurious rooms and suites in the heart of the city center.
The hotel offers an outdoor pool with a bar, a lounging space, and various accommodations, including Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Family Rooms, and King Suites.
All rooms feature minibars, air conditioning, tea and coffee-making equipment, flat-screen TVs, and high-speed WiFi, while the suites come with whirlpool tubs and seating areas. The hotel offers a poolside breakfast and proximity to some of the city’s finest restaurants and cafes.
Antalya Bazaar is a stroll away, alongside popular entertainment venues like the Land Of Legends Theme Park.
Trendy city-centre location
Proximity to shopping and dining
Outdoor pool with bar
Luxurious suites with whirlpools
Rooms could be soundproof
City location might not suit everyone
Additional water surcharge
Collesium Garden delights its guests with luxurious accommodations, a shared lounge, a terrace, a beautifully manicured garden, and a central location within proximity to two beaches, the Sarisu Women Beach and Konyaalti Beach
This homely bed and breakfast offers a selection of guest rooms featuring a well-equipped kitchenette, a dining area, in-room appliances, and a balcony. Some rooms face the mountains, while others open into the garden.
This beachfront B&B offers a hot tub, jacuzzi, foot bath, sun loungers, and umbrellas. G, jacuzzi in the shared seating area, on the sun terrace, or soak up the sun in the lovely garden.
Picturesque Garden Retreat
Serene Outdoor Escape
Convenient Beach Access
Well-equipped in-room amenities and kitchenite
A little far from the city centre
Rustic style might not suit everyone
Noa’s Boutique Hotel
History enthusiasts flock to Noa’s Boutique Hotel to surround themselves with Antalya’s multicultural history in the most prestigious historic neighborhood, Antalya Keleici, dating back to the 1st century AD.
This boutique hotel is a wondrous amalgamation of history and ethnic culture, offering 11 uniquely designed rooms, luxurious amenities, and traditional homemade food.
Guests can explore multiple categories to find suitable accommodation, including Standard Room, Deluxe Standor Ode, Family Deluxe Suite Oda, and Promo Oda.
Guests spoke highly of the hotel’s breakfast spread, featuring options like traditional Turkish fares, English staples, and continental treats.
Rich multicultural history
Homemade authentic Turkish cuisine
Heart of prestigious Antalya Keleici
Sumptuous breakfast choices
Rooms on the smaller side
Noise from neighboring bars
Hotel Lykia Old Town Antalya
Housed in a 19th-century mansion in the historic Kaleici district, Hotel Lykia is one of the best accommodations to live inside the old town, surrounded by historical attractions from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman eras.
The hotel is a mere 4-minute stroll from Mermerli Beach and 7 minutes from the tram stop.
This 128-year-old mansion offers lovingly restored guest rooms, including Standard, Superior, and Suite Rooms. The accommodations have a peaceful atmosphere, equipped with intelligent appliances, mini-refrigerators, and WiFi, while the luxury accommodations offer fireplaces and living areas.
The hotel also features a walled courtyard garden with a pool, an outdoor bar, and an onsite organic farm, which supplies fresh produce for the breakfast buffet.
19th-century mansion and rich heritage
Close to Mermerli Beach and tram stop
Onsite organic farm
Central location in Kaleici district
No in-house parking
Some may find room size small
Top 15 Coolest Hotels in Antalya
In the table below, we have compared the top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Antalya. You can sort the table based on different factors, like location, distance from attractions, price per night, and restaurants nearby:
Hotel Name Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilities Distance to Attractions (km) Akra V Hotel Şirinyalı Mahallesi İsmet Gökşen Caddesi, Muratpaşa $175-$308 No 2.5 1
The Marmara Antalya Eski Lara Yolu.No:136 Sirinyali Mah $455-$1115 Yes 3.8 1
AFFLON HOTELS LOFT CITY Deniz mahallesi 121.sokak No:6 Türk Telekom Sitesi Güllük PTT Yanı Muratpaşa $167-$382 No 1.1 3
AG Hotels Antalya 27 Aspendos Bulvarı aspendos bulvarı no:27/A $217-$387 No 2.2 3
RAW BEACH HOTEL Güzeloba Lara Caddesi, Sahil Yolu No:212 $227-$252 No 11.0 2
Perge Hotels Gençlik Mahallesi, 1311. Sk. No:5 $273 No 3.0 1
Basel Hotel Arapsuyu Mah. 657 Sok. No:2 Konyaaltı $162-$239 Yes 3.2 3
Casa Sur Antalya Barbaros Mahallesi, Kandiller Sokak 3 Kaleiçi Muratpasa, $197-$291 No 0.6 1
APA Mountain Lodge Çağlarca Mah. 4433 sok no 16 Çağlarca Mah $73-$114 No 18.0 3
GÜLER BUTİK HOTEL 4001 SOKAK BELDİBİ MAHALLESİ KEMER ANTALYA NO:9 $38-$55 No 0.35 3
AFFLON HOTELS SEA HILL CONCEPT Deniz Mahallesi 131.Sokak No: 7 Deniz $131-$175 No 1.1 3
Espina Hotel Caglayan Mah. 2048 Sok. No:4 07235 Muratpasa $224-$363 No 7.0 3
Collesium Garden Sarısu Mahallesi 2600 Sokak No 6 Konyaaltı Antalya $112 No 9.0 3
Noa's Boutique Hotel 7 Kandiller Sokak, Old Town Kaleici $101-$220 No 2.5 3
Hotel Lykia Old Town Antalya Kılınçarslan Mahallesi $185-$279 No 2.2 3
Scott Balaam – writer and photographer
Scott started his travelling life back in 1999, when he headed off on a solo jaunt to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with just a backpack, a camera and a spirit for adventure. After that, the travel bug bit hard and now he is always seeking to head off somewhere new. Over the years he has lived in Italy, Qatar, Australia, Ireland, UK and the USA but his spiritual home will always be Rome as this is the city which most satisfies his unrelenting thirst for culture, good food and great football. In his spare time Scott loves nothing better than to be behind the camera and also runs his own blog and Instagram page. He also counts Melbourne, the rest of Italy, Amsterdam, USA, Athens, Cape Town and Tel Aviv among his favourite places. Find Scott on Linkedin, Instagram, or Twitter.