Kimkim Trip Reviews for Turkey

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A memorable trip to amazing Turkey! Thank you kimkim for making it so special. · Turkey - Apr 15 - Apr 25, 2022

Traveler: Madhavi G. - Local specialist: Murat Ornek

A trip that was 2 year in the making due to Covid we had an absolutely amazing time in Turkey. Murat was very patient and considerate of all our questions and requests. The accomodation was special, namely Gil Konaklari in Cappadocia and Nisyanan house in Sirence. The Pan Thermal hotel in Pammakule was a bit disappointing.

Yunnus our guide in Cappadocia was excellent. He has so much knowledge to share and we enjoyed his stories of places and people. He is a good driver and made every effort... read more

A trip that was 2 year in the making due to Covid we had an absolutely amazing time in Turkey. Murat was very patient and considerate of all our questions and requests. The accomodation was special, namely Gil Konaklari in Cappadocia and Nisyanan house in Sirence. The Pan Thermal hotel in Pammakule was a bit disappointing.

Yunnus our guide in Cappadocia was excellent. He has so much knowledge to share and we enjoyed his stories of places and people. He is a good driver and made every effort to also take us to places that were not on the program. Thanks to him we were able to get a booking for the hot air balloon on our last morning after two cancellations on the first two days.

Our guide Ozan in Izmir was also great. He quickly understood what we were interested in and planned the day accordingly. He came across as a very genuine person. Both guides took us to some local places for meals and the food there was delicious.

Overall the trip was well organised and went without a hitch. We got to see everything we wanted. The only recommendation I would make of Kimkim is if they could also arrange car hire for tourists as we had a lot of trouble while picking up the car with Enterprise car hire.

Hotel Reviews

Gül Konakları

Nevsehir

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Hotel Review

It was like living in a time long ago. A beautifully restored mansion. Rooms were comfortable and the service was excellent. The meals were fine dining which we had not expected. Loved it. The town of Mustafa Pasha where it is situated is very charming. I had watched a Turkish serial and this hotel was chosen as a location in that show. When I arrived there it looked so familiar and the staff confirmed that it was the same place on the show.

Tips for future travelers

No tips - it’s great to be pleasantly surprised

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Murat was lovely and very attentive. We also got to meet Berat the owner.
Authenticity & Character

The decor and attention to detail
Location

It’s not close to commercial hotels

Nisanyan Houses

Selçuk

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Hotel Review

One of the most beautiful and scenic hotels we stayed in. It did not feel like a hotel but a home

Tips for future travelers

Tip is to absolutely stay here.

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Staff

Authenticity & Character

Location

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Murat Ornek, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Madhavi,

Thanks for the review. I am so happy that you finally made it!
Hope to meet you the next time you come.

Bests,
Murat

The Best of Turkey in 9 Days · Turkey - Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2022

Traveler: Anna G. - Local specialist: Murat Ornek

The tour organized by Mr. Murat was enjoyable, interesting, and generally "smooth sailing". It was my first time in Turkey, but I now have good impressions of the country and its people. There are some other places I wanted to see and things that I wanted to do which did not fit my itinerary, but it will be a good reason for me to return.

The tour guides and drivers that were assigned to me - Mr. Aydin in Istanbul, Mr. Irfan in Cappadocia, and Mr. Onder in Izmir were very knowledgeable,... read more

The tour organized by Mr. Murat was enjoyable, interesting, and generally "smooth sailing". It was my first time in Turkey, but I now have good impressions of the country and its people. There are some other places I wanted to see and things that I wanted to do which did not fit my itinerary, but it will be a good reason for me to return.

The tour guides and drivers that were assigned to me - Mr. Aydin in Istanbul, Mr. Irfan in Cappadocia, and Mr. Onder in Izmir were very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. They introduced to me Turkey through its history, food, and people that we have met during the trip.

As regards the hotels, I especially liked the Nisanyan House in Izmir. It felt like "home" and was a serene and quiet place. The food that they served were also authentic and very good. The other hotels were also conveniently located and had good amenities.

Thank you, Trail Travel and Mr. Murat for the memorable and hassle-free vacation. I did not have much time planning it but it all went well, even better than what I expected.

I hope to be back soon.

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Murat Ornek, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for this wonderful feedback, Anna.
Hope to see you here again very soon.

First post pandemic trip to Turkey · Turkey - Oct 12 - Oct 18, 2021

Traveler: Sharmistha C. - Local specialist: Murat Ornek

Though an avid travelled, this was my first trip post the pandemic and I was a little nervous at first. However Murat was so helpful and cooperative, I ended up having a wonderful trip. There were 1-2 glitches that could have been avoided but Murat did his best to remedy the situation. The 2 guides I had in Istanbul and Cappadocia were wonderful - Ibrahim and Ramazan - very flexible and cooperative. Murat’s property in Cappadocia is a piece of heaven I would highly recommend. The logistics... read more

Though an avid travelled, this was my first trip post the pandemic and I was a little nervous at first. However Murat was so helpful and cooperative, I ended up having a wonderful trip. There were 1-2 glitches that could have been avoided but Murat did his best to remedy the situation. The 2 guides I had in Istanbul and Cappadocia were wonderful - Ibrahim and Ramazan - very flexible and cooperative. Murat’s property in Cappadocia is a piece of heaven I would highly recommend. The logistics including PCR testing were very well taken care of. I always felt safe because Murat kept track personally.

I am glad I used him and Kimkim 👍🏽

I will probably use both again.

Hotel Review

Gül Konakları

Nevsehir

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Hotel Review

This is far from your regular hotel / B&B experience . You stay in either of 2 heritage properties that transport you to another world. The ambience is extremely well maintained by the owners and they spend a lot of time with you explaining the history of the location. Wonderful people! Cappadocia is a place from your dreams and it’s best experienced from a place like this, unless you want to experience staying at a rock / cave hotel.

Tips for future travelers

The rooms are very different from one another but all details are available online - so it’s best you look up and book a particular room before heading there.

Location

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Probably due to Covid, there were a bit understaffed at the time we went ….
Authenticity & Character

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Murat Ornek, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Sharmy, it was a pleasure to have you and Nivi here.

alai

Highest recommendation for Murat and Team: Magical Whirlwind tour of Turkey · Turkey - Jun 29 - Jul 12, 2021

Traveler: alai a. - Local specialist: Murat Ornek

I have only very high and excellent praises for Murat and KimKim.

Murat has organized a well-tailored trip with must-do highlights of Turkey. He even helped arrange scuba diving at a couple of our destinations. His attention to the details are impeccable, and his communication is always timely.

I can't rave enough about how much of a gift to travelers KimKim is, especially with Murat's role in our much-needed vacation. He has been easily accessible for last-minute changes, and would go... read more

I have only very high and excellent praises for Murat and KimKim.

Murat has organized a well-tailored trip with must-do highlights of Turkey. He even helped arrange scuba diving at a couple of our destinations. His attention to the details are impeccable, and his communication is always timely.

I can't rave enough about how much of a gift to travelers KimKim is, especially with Murat's role in our much-needed vacation. He has been easily accessible for last-minute changes, and would go above and beyond to check in with us throughout our trip.

Our local guide, Önder, is also highly recommended. He is passionate, informative, adaptive and an overall fun human being.

Argus hotel in Cappadocia is a must! The hot air balloon!

The staff at Alley Prime Hotel in Kas are amazing. This was one of our highlights for sure, thanks to Berg (hote manager) and Salman (maitre d). The masseuse, Pelin. The dive group, Dragoman.

All in all... The superb accommodations, the well-thought-out activities, the many white-glove service additions all speak highly to the priceless value of his KimKim and Murat's work. Thank you, Murat and KimKim!

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Murat Ornek, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks a lot for your words, Al'ai. I enjoyed designing and managing your trip. It was definitely unconventional and fun!
Hope to have you here again.

Richard

Turkey Road Trip · Turkey - Apr 20 - May 3, 2021

Traveler: Richard P. - Local specialist: Murat Ornek

Considering traveling during a pandemic, my trip organizer, Murat Ornek and guides Rdivan Uyanik and Alp Sancar were amazing. They knew how to deal with new covid restrictions while I was there to make the trip as seamless as possible. I highly recommend working with Murat in organizing your Turkish experience. Very accommodating person and I had the privilege in meeting his lovely, warm family. I have to as much as I loved Istanbul with its astounding mosques, beautiful landscape, and... read more

Considering traveling during a pandemic, my trip organizer, Murat Ornek and guides Rdivan Uyanik and Alp Sancar were amazing. They knew how to deal with new covid restrictions while I was there to make the trip as seamless as possible. I highly recommend working with Murat in organizing your Turkish experience. Very accommodating person and I had the privilege in meeting his lovely, warm family. I have to as much as I loved Istanbul with its astounding mosques, beautiful landscape, and wonderful food, I need to return to see the city in its full vibrancy after the pandemic is over. The highlights of the trip was being in Cappadocia. Seeing the incredible rock formations high above in a hot air balloon was wonderful. Additionally, I highly recommend visiting the Kaymakli Underground City near Cappadocia. Nearly a hundred tunnels built over a thousand years ago when it was used for protection from Muslim Arab raids. It literally is an underground cave city (something out of the 1960's Flintstones TV cartoon show). The most memorable moments was spending time with Murat and his family having wonderful conversation, being in their beautiful historic hotel and enjoying meals with them. Will revisit!

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Murat Ornek, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Richard. It was a pleasure spending time with you!

Fantastic and well organized · Turkey - Sep 7 - Sep 14, 2020

Traveler: parisa y. - Local specialist: Mehmet Darga

Communication was great. Trip was well organized and everything went perfect. Thank you to Fez Travel and Mr Mehmet.

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Mehmet Darga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Parisa. It was great to see you in Turkey.

Turkey 2019 · Turkey - Sep 30 - Oct 13, 2019

Traveler: Neville G. - Local specialist: Mehmet Darga

Great Trip. KimKim and Fez Travel (local Turkey Travel Operator) were both very helpful and responsive to all questions. Guides were well informed and very helpful.

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Mehmet Darga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much.

Enjoyable vaca · Turkey - Sep 7 - Sep 21, 2019

Traveler: Priya L. - Local specialist: Mehmet Darga

The Quad Biking in Cappadocia was one of the highlights of my trip. Also, the Day Tour in the city was very interesting and enjoyable.

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Mehmet Darga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Dear Priya ;

Thank you very much for your feedback.

Regards