Our family of four visited this establishment in June this year. We were so disappointed with the accommodation and the general disregard for our well-being, that we left early and in the process lost money as we had to pay for nights not taken up plus pay for our new accommodation! We were placed in a "suite" accommodation which consisted of a lounge area (where two makeshift beds were placed for my children and where the only aircon was fitted), a kitchenette area, one bathroom (with a shower and toilet) and a bedroom (where there was no aircon, no bedside tables and no dressing table). The cupboards were filthy and the bathroom stank of sewage. We complained and the owner, Mehmet, told us that it was due to disuse and that he would supply the bedside tables and lamps, which he did. The smell did not subside and we were forced to abandon this accommodation. This establishment is at least 15 minutes drive from the real Datca and Mehmet insists that one should not eat at Eski Datca due to risk of food poisoning, so visitors are forced to drive into Datca! We had a very unpleasant experience and would not recommend this establishment to anyone.
This establishment, otherwise known as Dede GArden Retreat or Dede Garden Hotel, was once upon a time Dede PAnsiyon. Intended to be simply a Pansiyon, it's design was quite unique, befitting and complementory to the wonder that is Eski Datca (Old Datca). It was originally created by Tekin Bey (RIP) whose artistic talent brought an interesting touch to the stunningly beautiful and well tended flower filled gardens. Strategically placed object d'art and quirky art work served to please and delight, rather than overwhelm and assault the discerning eye. At this point, I feel it necessary to advice the current owner that it is impossible to improve upon perfection. Unless one posesses a creative mind and an artistic eye, one should not risk ruining an ambience that has taken many years to achieve. The clutter, over-adornment serves only to distract one's attention from the masterpiece that was once Dede Pansiyon.