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Dear Baki, Filiz, Orcun, Barkin,

You are all such wonderful ambassadors for Turkey. On our first visit to your country we did not know what to expect but you have all made our stay here a fantastic experience. We came as strangers but we leave feeling as though we are part of the family.

From Dalyan, we take with us so many memories lazy days by the pool, the simple pleasure of eating our meals "al fresco", the smell of food cooking in the clay oven or on the barbecue. Filiz's delicious meals, watching the moon rise over the mountain with a glass (or two) of raki or wine! 

We have learned to play Turkish board games and joined in the folk singing. There have been many special days. The jeep safari to the mountain and Iztuzu (Caretta) beach and the wonderful trip to Saklıkent Gorge, where Matt kept falling over, and swimming in the deep blue waters of Oludeniz. Dan and Matt especially enjoyed the friendship of Orcun and Barkin. Most of all we have enjoyed your special hospitality. Of course we will miss all of these things but the memories will remain strong until the next time.

Love from the Drummonds,
Adrian, Sheila, Dan, Matt


I am a travel writer from Turkey writing for the largest selling newspaper, Hurriyet. I have 6 books and have been awarded 'The Best Travel Writer of Turkey', two years consecutively  ( My readers always ask for my favorite place for vacation in Dalyan. Sedir is the answer. This is heaven on earth. The Tarhan family is my reason that I feel at home here, they spoil me with their personalized care. Food is organic coming from their own garden. The mother Filiz cooks, the father Baki is in charge of the barbecue, two wonderful children Orcun and Barkin run all the time for the ultimate happiness of the guests. 


The spacious rooms are spotlessly clean and gardens are well maintained. Breakfast with home made bread and jams, wonderful dinners by the pool compliment a fantastic stay. As this is my heaven I would like to stay forever...

Saffet Emre Tonguc


Dearest Baki ,Filiz,Orcun and Barkin

Words cannot describe what a wonderful 2 weeks in your villa apartments .We have had being a part of your family .. It will be a holiday ,that we will always treasure, the trips in to town in the Jeep with Ricky. The dinners by the huge pool ,the 12 islands boat trip. We have both vowed that we will return as soon as we can. Good bye and good luck to our new friends in Dalyan.

Love always,
Paul and Jane Belcher

Ps; Next time we all meet Paul maybe Turkish!



We have just returned from our 3rd visit to Sedir Resort and further to our previous review we have reiterate how wonderful it still is. Every time we visit Sedir Resort we leave a piece of 'us' behind, we envisage visiting again and again, we can't stay away for too long or we get withdrawal symptoms. Baki and Filiz remain the perfect hosts along with their family and staff nothing is too much trouble including finding me a dentist and accompanying me as translator. There is a rapidly growing 'Sedir Club' of returning guests who like us can't stay away from the tranquility of the mountains and the welcome of this lovely Turkish family in Dalyan. Once you have read this please ignore it as we want to keep it to ourselves!

Kay and Marion

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