Hotel Endorfina's charm started from the getgo.
Owner Mehmet came to pick us up from the bus drop-off in the tiny fishing village of Kiyikoy, Turkey. Before taking us to the hotel he drove us once around town pointing out landmarks and restaurants so that we could get our bearings. Mehmet had previously built a career in specialty chemicals before up-ending it all for the good life, setting up Hotel Endorfina in Kiyikoy, where he spent many a vacation in his younger days.
And what a good life it is.
It being low season, we snagged the room with the best views on the block -- the upper floor, on the far fight.
Inside our room. We paid 100 lira per night (Sept 2009).
The other end of the swimming pool is a great place to shoot the breeze.
Our sumptious breakfast. I could stand to start every day with such gorgeous tomatoes and olives. And then there were eggs.
By the end of our 3 nights we were severely tempted to ask about rates for loooooong-term stays. Thanks to Lonely Planet for the tipoff.