Owned and managed by Sevgin and Salih Guclu, Hoppala Pension is a small but perfectly formed stone building on the shores of the Resadiye peninsula. It's surrounded by a paved garden, teeming with pink and purple flowers, where guests bask in the sun and watch the children play: Hoppola is extremely family friendly. Young daughter Su 'manages' all the children's activities, and the name itself is taken from an old Turkish lullaby.
The two restaurants - one in the gardens, one further down on the beach - serve a rich, traditional Turkish menu for young and old alike. Ingredients are about as home-grown as is humanly possible: vegetables and olives come from the Pension's garden, honey is collected by Sevgin's brother, fish is caught by friends and family members. Sevgin does the cooking: he's famous for his rice pudding and breads.
Bedrooms are pretty, but quite plain and simple: pure white walls, unfussy wooden beds, stone floors.