Daniel De Villiers
from South Africa, June 2018
"A week of yoga bliss "
There is a palace set high in the mountains in Gokbel, near Dalyan in the Kingdom of Kindness. Naomi is the golden princess and Sean the knight in shining armour. They are building their dreams, which will make your dream holiday too. Their kindness and warm hospitality is overwhelming and there is nothing that they won’t do to make that dream come true. Palace Gokbel is marketed as a wellness retreat, it specializes in yoga practice, but there is so much more. The meals are tailored-made and served with much love and a few glasses of your choice. For your leisure, there is a natural pool and hammocks too. You are in rural settings, with the option of visiting the local attractions. However, the sunsets from the deck are the main attraction. The rooms are comfortable, with each one having its unique palace room theme. The main attraction is the yoga. Naomi is an accomplished yoga teacher, who guides and meets individual needs, according to their requirements. Yoga and meditation are done on the open-air roof-top studio, always accompanied by the resident cats. Go find the balance between yin and yang. Namaste
from Rwanda, January 2018
"Lush mountains plus water equals unforgettable views "
A perfect slice of solitude with an uncomparable view that does not get old. The awesome hosts are gracious and attentive making it feel like a home away from home. The daily yoga practice was divine in a challenging but restful way. Naomi always thinks about what can work for you on the retreat but also gems to take with you for a solid personal practice.
from United States, November 2017
Everything was great. Naomi and Sean were welcoming, kind and accommodating ?
Carol Kinsella Frost
from Great Britain, October 2017
"A perfect escape"
Beautiful mountain location with breathtaking sea views. Immaculate accommodation, very thoughtfully designed and equipped. The best vegan food, and hosts who work really hard to provide a unique and tailor made experience for all their guests. Naomi is an excellent yoga teacher and is mindful of all guests needs and abilities. This really was a perfect escape from the stresses of day to day life. Both Naomi and Sean make it what it is.
from Great Britain, October 2017
"The Perfect Getaway "
What didn't we like! This has to be one of the best holidays my husband and I have Ever been on. It really is a paradise with the most amazing views, every evening you are treated to the beautiful skyline that unfolds before your eyes never the same sunset twice. Every detail of this retreat has been thought of, every room has a view, even when you are brushing your teeth you see the view in your mirror and never fails to take your breath away, it's so exclusive never more than 6 rooms filed, you can't help but pinch yourself. The hosts Sean and Naomi can not do enough for you, always thinking ahead such kind, warm, genuine people, getting fresh produce from local resources every day, making every meal a true delight. The yoga was enlightening and always a pleasure, Naomi is a very contentious teacher with knowledge she is more than happy to share with you, we will definitely be returning and I would highly recommend this retreat.
from Great Britain, July 2017
The very first time I set eyes on Palace Gokbel on this site I knew it was where I wanted to be. First impressions were fantastic, Sean the owner, offered me a free transfer from the airport and I got on so well with him from the very first time we met. He is the most accommodating host you could ever hope to meet, as his guest, he just wanted me to have the perfect stay, and I sure did! The building, grounds and setting of this exquisite retreat are truly amazing, the first thing that struck me when I arrived late at night, was the warmth and peaceful stillness, so perfect for a retreat. However, what was truly incredible about this amazing venue was that Sean had actually built it himself, a labour for love on a 'Grand Design' level!
Naomi, Sean's lovely wife, is the most amazing yoga teacher with such a wonderful nature. Very diligent to every detail, adjusting classes to suit the individual, certainly not to easy, but always pleasant and challenging. It was so lovely to practice in the cool outdoors on the open upper levels before the sun came up in the morning and again as the evening as the temperatures cooled, a beautiful restorative Yin class, just in time to enjoy a wonderful meditation, taking in the most amazing sunset, against such an incredible view.The food was incredible, accommodation, amazing, hosts were wonderful....there is nothing to dislike, I really do intend to return one day. If I was to mark this experience out of 5.....I would give it a 6!
from Netherlands, May 2018
"Beautiful and relaxing yoga oasis in Turkey "
This place is a real oasis in the mountains and everything is really stunning: the food was home-made, fresh and healthy and different every day, the view is stunning, the yoga classes, the attention and service. Already prior to arrival, Naomi took the time to review diet restrictions and got prepared for my visit. She adapts the class to the need of the students. The villa and garden area has a breathtaking view to the sea, the area and sourroundings are quiet to relax. The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. They support in organizing transportation and even provided free transportation to the close by village. The ideal place for yoga, walking in the mountains and relaxation.
Lord sean r. United Kingdom
Palace Gokbel - was a totally outstanding relaxing get away.
The views and the sunsets were to die for.
All the un-suit rooms were first class and very clean.
The food was fresh and organic and nothing was too much trouble for the staff and service.
Would i stay again ? A positive Yes !!!!
A Beautiful rural mountain location, near Dalyan; with stunning views. Lovely Turkish breakfast and lunch and dinner too. Clean rooms, with tv and aircon. Daily yoga on the roof terrace. The trip to the market was nice.