Our guests stay in the village in hotels by the sea. There are quite a few, each with a special attraction though broadly similar in standard. They all have twin rooms with en suite shower and toilet, and air-conditioning.
For the sake of conviviality, community and convenience, each visiting group is placed together in one hotel during their yoga retreat. Sometimes people may prefer to stay in one of the other hotels and this can be arranged.
In the last few years we have enjoyed the hospitality of the Babana hotel in Gölköy, which has been stylishly refurbished and is at the nearest end of the beach to the Yoga Centre where the practice takes place.
Even nearer to us is the Selvi Beach, which has a pool, bigger rooms than the Babana, a long beach front and garden with pine trees. It is more spacious for anyone who likes their hotel to be a bit less intimate.
The friendliest and most cosmopolitan owner/manager is Ugur at the Sultan hotel who calls himself Antonio for the benefit of non-Turkish speakers. The Sultan is a family-run hotel at the further end of the beach with shady garden seating and some rooms that have a sea view. It is nearest to the local shops in Gölköy and the minibuses that go to Bodrum and Türkbükü. That end of the beach stays animated well into the autumn when many hotels have already closed. Lifts can be arranged for those who cannot or do not want to walk the extra 10 minutes.
The hotel will serve your breakfast. Then, from the beginning of your course on Tuesday, lunch and 4 evening meals will be served at the Yoga Centre after your practice. On Mondays there will be no meals provided at the Yoga Centre as this is the travelling day. There are 2 evenings when there is no yoga class and no meal at the Centre. On those days our guests like to visit Bodrum or sample the local cuisine on the seaside in the village or in Türkbükü.
Babana Tel: 0090 252 357 7198
Sultan Tel: 0090 252 357 7260
Selvi Beach Tel: 0090 252 316 9209
In July and August Gölköy and Türkbükü is a very popular area for Istanbul Turks. They fill the hotels and their summer houses and the atmosphere of the village changes from peaceful to more a lively and party-going style. For this reason we have currently decided not to run any yoga retreats in the high season.
Please remember to bring your mosquito repellant, sunglasses, sun hat, protection cream, walking shoes and torch (flashlight). And your yoga mat!