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Swaths of this coveted coast have long been dominated by large "could be anywhere" concrete resorts that are inhabited by European package tourists who are often more interested in the beach than the country. Of varying quality, the best of the bunch have excellent facilities; and you can often find good deals if you want to add a few relaxing sun-and-sand days to your itinerary. There’s also
a tradition of simple family-run pansiyons; though basic in terms of amenities, these can provide a more personal experience and a pleasant refuge from mass tourism. In recent years, a number of stylish smaller hotels have also appeared. Century-old houses that have been restored and converted into high-caliber boutique hotels offer the ultimate in character. Most are found in Antalya’s Kaleiçi, where they come in a variety of sizes and prices; there are also several in Eski Datça and Alanya as well as farther east.