A glance into the world of Viverde Hotel Loryma****
Viverde Hotel Loryma is situated on a verdant hillside overlooking Turunç Bay with magnificent views of coastal and mountain scenery. Marmaris / south west of Rhodes / from DLM 110 km.
Opened in 1989, the hotel complex was designed with an eye to environmental sustainability and soft tourism (including regional aspects and quality recreational activities such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Fitness training, Out-door sports activities). The well-kept complex extends over an area of 24,000 square meters. Set among pines and olive trees, it is harmoniously integrated into the local landscape.
Here at 200 meters altitude, the air is pure and rich in oxygen. The humidity is usually at 35%. Breezes cool off in the hot summer months of July and August. The Bozburun and Datca peninsulas are rich in biological diversity (biodiversity), with aromatic plants and medicinal herbs. Our healthy climate was already appreciated by Hippocrates from the nearby island of Kos. The eminent physician of antiquity founded there a first school of medicine. Around 700 BC, another school was founded in our near neighbourhood in Knidos on today’s Datca peninsula. To this day, the collecting, drying and preparing of plants is an everyday habit of the locals.
A great deal of importance is attached to serve to our guests a healthy and tasty cuisine, including fresh products from the own farm and organic gardens (milk, cheese, cold-pressed olive oil, olives, aromatic herbs, and a large assortment of seasonal vegetables). The resort offers families, couples, and singles of all ages a range of choices, from pure relaxation to adventure holidays involving such outdoor activities as hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, and sea kayaking. If you are looking to get away from the stress of city life this hotel offers you a good opportunity to get some quality rest and recreation. And while recharging your batteries you will have a chance to get acquainted with one of the most beautiful areas along Turkey\'s Aegean coast.
The Viverde brand name is based on the Italian words “vivere” (to live) and “verde” (green).
Developed by TUI Germany, this new hotel concept is aimed at satisfying a growing demand to experience a return to nature,
a sense of nativeness, relaxation in a peaceful environment, the enjoyment of wholesome food, and a feeling that people once again have time for each other. The Viverde concept was designed for those of us who want to get away from mass tourism and enjoy quality vacation time that includes nature experiences. Viverde Hotel Loryma in the Turkish Aegean is a TUI Germany partner. A promotional film for this new hotel concept was shot in August 2011 in and around Viverde Hotel Loryma:
Surroundings: Turunc Bay is on the southern coast of the Bozburun Peninsula. The latter is to the south of the Datça Peninsula and both extend quite some distance out into the Aegean. Here, close to the Greek islands of Rhodes and Symi, a beautiful coastal landscape constitutes a unique paradise for vacationers in search of unspoiled nature away from mass tourism.
In 2000 the World Wildlife Fund launched its \"Gifts to the Earth\" programme to promote government conservation initiatives. In 2008 a project was created titled \"Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management in Turkey\" as part of a WWF and UNDP partnership effort to draw attention to the need to protect intact forest areas in Europe with exceptionally high levels of biological diversity. The Bozburun Peninsula is an area of Turkey deemed particularly worthy of protection. It is an ideal place for nature activities. The coastline is very rugged, with numerous fjord-like inlets, forming a paradise for diving and sailing. According to studies conducted by the Institute of Maritime Sciences and Management at the University of Istanbul, the waters along the coasts of the Bozburun and Datça Peninsulas are among the cleanest in the Mediterranean region. A total of 1,500 micro- and macro-organisms were classified in the course of a biodiversity project the institute carried out in these waters over a three-year period (2002-2004).
The Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
The Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews. Viverde Hotel Loryma belongs to the winners of the Certificate of Excellence that are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.
The HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2013
The HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2013 is awarded to hotels that have been rated especially well on the hotel review portal HolidayCheck. This year\'s distinction was sent to some of those hotels, which in March 2013 had an overall rating of at least five of six suns on HolidayCheck. Viverde Hotel Loryma is proud to be among them.
Thomas Cook Award for Excellence 2012
Viverde Hotel Loryma has been awarded the Thomas Cook Award for Excellence 2012 through customer recognition of exceedingly high standards of service and quality of accommodations.
Tuı Holly 2012
In the largest survey within the German tourism industry every year half a million TUI customers decide which hundred of the thousands of hotels count to the crème de la crème within the international holiday hotels industry. The TUI Holly guarantees ultimate guest satisfaction.
Holıday Check Top Hotels 2012-2013
This much appreciated and internationally acknowledged award recognises the extraordinary performance of many hoteliers and their teams, exceeding their guest‘s expectations every day, an effort that reflects in hotel reviews but also contributes greatly to the sustainability of a region. Holidaycheck’s top hotel list counts worldwide only a few hundred hotels. Viverde Hotel Loryma is proud to be awarded in 2012 and 2013 amongst 24 hotels in Turkey.
The TUI Environment Champion Award
The TUI Environment Champion award measures environmental performance to ascertain the most environmental-friendly hotels from the customers\' point of view. In addition the level of sustainability of a property is checked according to Travelife standards (www.travellife.eu), such as environment policy and social responsibility. Viverde Hotel Loryma has been awarded as a TUI Environment Champion 2011 and 2012.
The Travelife Sustainability Award
The Travelife Sustainability Award concerns criteria which focus on environmental and social issues. Audits involve a visit from an independent auditor who will assess the property against robust requirements e.g. reduction of waste, of water and energy consumption, fair and respectful treatment of employees, benefit to local community and environment. Viverde Hotel Loryma has proofed its acting as leader displaying a strong commitment to sustainability and has received the Travelife Gold Award 2012.
The Travelife Sustainability Award
The RCI Gold Crown Resort award designates resorts that have met or exceeded specific standards in the areas of unit housekeeping, resort maintenance, unit maintenance, resort hospitality, check-in/check-out procedures and evaluation of resort facilities. Viverde Hotel Loryma has been awarded the RCI Gold Crown Award 2012.
Location:Hillside overlooking Turunc Bay, 200 m above sea level
GPS: 36°46\'43.71\'\' N / 28°14\'33.70\'\'E
Address: Kaygiseki Cad. 92 Sk. 1-15
48740 Turunç – Marmaris, Turkey
Telephone: +90 252 476 72 20 – 24
Fax: +90 252 476 72 25
Dalaman (110 km, transfer time just two hours)
166 Apartments, two restaurants, two bars, minimarket, outdoor and indoor pool, children’s pool, children’s house, Spa and Ayurveda Centre, lanes and terraces for sunbathing, car parking.
Apartments: 2008-2011, F&B Facilities: 2011–2012
Theme hotel in line with the TUI Germany Viverde concept (www.tui.com/hotelmarken/viverde/)
Methods of payment:Visa, Master, Amex
Turunc and beach 1,5 km, free shuttle service during daytime, restaurants, bars, shopping facilities in village centre
Public, shallow water, gravel/sand (blue flag) equipped with sun-beds, umbrellas (charge approx. 2 € p.p./day), shower, toilet.
Next city:Marmaris (18 km, regularly bus and boat connections)
166 apartments (with one or two sep. Bedrooms) in 8
119 Superior Apartments
68 Apt. A (40 m²) 2-4 persons: 1 bedroom/double bed, 1 living/sleeping area, fitted kitchenette,
Bath with bathtub/shower (Jacuzzi)
34 Apt. B (48 m²) 3-5 persons: Same as Superior Apt. A + 2nd sep. bedroom (2 single beds), bath with bathtub/shower (Jacuzzi) or hydro-massage shower.
Superior Apartment equipment: Bedroom with double bed, inverter split air-condition, comfortable living area with pullout sofa and armchair, fitted kitchenette with fridge/freezer combination, glass-ceramic cook-top, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board, telephone, satellite TV, DVD player, safe, bath with bathtub/shower (Jacuzzi) or hydro-massage shower, hairdryer, balcony or terrace.
17 Apt. C (70 m²) 3-6 persons: Only in top floor position, very comfortable apartment in terms of size and features, 2 equally sized bedrooms (double bed in one, 2 single beds in the other), both with inverter split air-condition, large living room with separate dinette, fitted kitchenette with fridge/freezer combination, glass-ceramic cooktop, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board. Living area with 2 pullout sofas, pullout arm chair, telephone, satellite TV, DVD player, safe, large bathroom in marble, bathtub/shower (Jacuzzi), 2 wash-basins, hair dryer, in some apartments 2 sep. smaller and tiled bathrooms with bathtub/shower (Jacuzzi), balcony with small roof garden, all with wonderful sea view.
On arrival: Tea, coffee and 1 bottle of water is provided free of charge.
Cleaning and linen change:Every second day, variable change of bed linen and towels
Hotel Facilities & Services
Reception: 24-hour check-in, money exchange, office services such as fax, mail, reservations, etc.
Languages spoken:Turkish, English, German, and French.
Transfer:Private transfer services offered upon request (extra charge).
for all daily need, also sells local and homemade bio produce such as olive oil, herbs, cheese, jam and honey. Open daily.
Large, fully air-conditioned indoor restaurant with panoramic terrace, traditional stone-oven for pide & pizza, charcoal grill, show cooking buffet. Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine making preferably use of local and fresh produce from own farm and organic gardens, e.g. dairy products, olive oil, olives, herbs, seasonal vegetables (slow food) and avoiding the use of imported, exotic, preserved and packed products.
Half board service:
Breakfast and dinner are served 7:00 – 10:00, Lunch package service for late check-in
A la carte restaurant:
Open kitchen serving local specialities of Mediterranean and Anatolian Cuisine, terrace with beautiful views.
Open all day. Snacks, delicious meat and fish grill dishes are served à la carte between noon and 3:00 p.m.
Large panoramic terrace and bar with wooden deck, hammocks, cushions, large screen for event transmissions, live music on occasion.
Natural Mediterranean garden with lush vegetation and numerous shadowed tiny and cosy spaces.
Seminary facility:Maximum capacity 90 persons.
Technique equipment: Screen, projector, seminary furnishing and lightning
Access point situated at the centre of the site (no charge).
Telephone: Direct-dial phones (incoming calls are received at the reception desk).
Laundry: On-site laundry service at extra charge.
Medical care: Doctor on call.
Bicycle rentals: Mountain bikes are available at extra charge.
Car parking: Parking available near reception (no charge).
Smoking: Not permitted in any of the enclosed areas (reception, restaurants, apartments, etc).
Mini Club: Cares for children 4-12 years old, according to weekly activity plans, playground, children’s pool, babysitting on request (charge), baby beds, high-chairs in the restaurant.
Spa & Fitness / no charge:
Outdoor pool:Fresh water, 8 x 25 m, depth gradient 1,5 to 2,5 m, sunbathing area (use of deck chairs, umbrellas, pool towels included).
Fresh water, 10 x 15 m, depth 1.50 m, jet stream, rest area.
Whirl Pool: Diameter 2,4 m
Treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical (cross) trainer, multi-exerciser, weekly fitness program and 3 times a week Hatha Yoga class in the mornings.
Spa & fitness / charge:
Tylo Sauna / Finnish sauna and massages
Ayurveda applications include programmes to subjects such as stress management, body detox, anti-aging, weight reduction and body/facial care. These are carried out by specialists. Ayurveda consultation incl. Dosha determination is available on request (Nadipariksha).
Sports / no charge:
1 Tennis court, racquets (floodlight at nightfall chargeable), table tennis, climbing wall.
Outdoor sports / charge:
Outdoor sport activities on the Bozburun Peninsula (ranked by WWF among the top 100 areas in Europe in terms of biodiversity) includes hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, sea kayaking, caving. Professional guides, equipment and meals (snacks) are provided.
Offered by third parties on the beach (charge).
Diving courses and diving tours carried out by third parties