Sapphire, Deluxe Rooms
In the first building, the Deluxe rooms are Topaz, Amber and Sapphire. These rooms are all located on the first floor of the first building. With your back to the sea, Topaz is on the left, Amber is in the middle and Sapphire is on the right.
Sapphire is almost a sister room to Topaz, with a terrace, balcony and plunge pool. Its gardens tumble away from you towards the sea, evoking the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. As well as the grand rattan furnishings, there are sunbeds and colourful pot plants; the views all round are spectacular. The balcony and terrace have retractable canopies. You can choose the warmth of the sun or the cool of the shade and the canopies provide extra privacy from the rooms above.
Décor and accommodation
All rooms at The Peninsula Gardens are decorated to a very high standard. They feature huge King-sized beds, which can be separated into capacious single beds if required.
Even the poolside décor has been carefully considered. The decks and terraces have juniper trees, whose sweet, pine-like aroma is enhanced by the splashes of water from the pools. Juniper is widely used in aromatherapy and has a long tradition of use in healing and meditation.
There are large plasma TVs in every room, with DVD players, and satellite reception offering channels in multiple languages. You have tea and coffee making facilities, and the finest Molton Brown toiletries. Room service is available between 8 am and midnight, allowing you to enjoy selections from the hotel’s excellent menus in the privacy and comfort of your balcony or terrace; local charges apply. Guests can also enjoy turn down service as well as a pillow menu.
But by far the most stunning feature of each room – apart from the views – is the large inset mural of pure onyx, which glows serenely in the setting sun. The onyx motif is continued with the floor lights set around the king-sized beds. After dark, turn off all the lights except these onyx lamps; the light is warm, magical and romantic. Every room also has an iPod docking station and there is free WiFi access throughout the hotel.
Dining and relaxation
The restaurant and bar at The Peninsula Gardens have lovely views of the sea and the islands. The hotel has rapidly become renowned for the quality and variety of its cuisine.
There is a substantial indoor pool measuring 25m x 5m, a Turkish bath, a steam room, sauna and massage rooms, as well as a small fitness suite. The outdoor pool has intermittent wave effects, adding a dimension of fun to the magic of its infinity design.
You can also stretch out with some invigorating yoga and pilates, courtesy of Elixir’s representative at the hotel. One to one sessions can be arranged in the privacy of your own terrace and a local charge applies. Down by the sea, the wooden decks are thoughtfully set on different levels to give you more privacy as you bask.
Seafront Cabanas – available for daily private hire
We have 2 cabanas at the waterfront for daily hire. Each Cabana has an iPod docking station, a minibar stocked with juices and soft drinks (local charges apply), a digital safe and a laptop with WiFi access. Complimentary fruit platter, Iced tea/coffee will be served. And there is a call button for butler service.
Note: The Peninsula Gardens cannot accept bookings for children under the age of 14.
Out and about
If you can bring yourself to leave the cool comfort of your room to explore the surroundings, book the hotel’s private goulette for the day. There are few more essentially Turkish experiences than a sun-soaked cruise along the historic Lycian coast.
There is a complimentary shuttle into Kas, a journey of less than 5 minutes. The last shuttle leaves the hotel at 7.30 pm and returns from the village at 08.00 pm.And if you want to linger longer to enjoy late night shopping and the live soul and jazz bars of Kas, the taxis home are not expensive. You might even prefer to walk to the village from the hotel. It takes about 50 minutes and the views along the peninsula are lovely.
The Peninsula Gardens may be a newcomer to the Mediterranean, but it has immediately become a coveted landmark among many splendid destinations. We are proud to welcome it to the Elixir Turkish Collection.
5 Standard rooms; 6 Superior rooms; 4 Deluxe rooms; 2 Junior suites; 1 Signature Junior suite;1 hour and forty minutes from Dalaman airport.