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A truly specialist tour operator offering unique boutique hotels, private villas with pools, rural retreats and select apartments in unspoilt resorts. Whether you’re looking for a suite built within caves, a romantic rooftop terrace or your own private infinity pool…we’ve got it covered. Our current destinations include Turkey, the Greek Islands of Crete, Kefalonia and Lemnos, Mallorca, Sardinia, Montenegro and the year-round exotic destination of Morocco.

All of our accommodation has been hand-picked by our team of travel professionals, all of whom were part of the award-winning Tapestry Holidays. Our goal is to provide all our guests with a dedicated personal service and hotels, riads and private villas that will not only satisfy your needs but hopefully make you want to come back time and time again.

But don’t take our word for it……to see genuine reviews from Discerning Collection guests please click the yellow Feefo logo at the top of our website.


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We are thrilled include the elegant beach resort, Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye to our portfolio.  Surrounded by sweet-smelling, pine clad mountains in a private bay, the location is undeniably breathtaking.  Although larger than our selection of small, boutique hotels in Turkey we couldn’t resist this superb hotel with vast array of facilities, making it a wonderful holiday choice for both couples and families alike.




Likya Residence Hotel & Spa

One of our guests favourites in Kalkan, Turkey

Arguably the best hotel in the region, the stunning Likya Residence and Spa is a luxurious adult-only retreat, yet just a short stroll from the heart of the charming harbour town of Kalkan.

All of the light, airy and incredibly spacious rooms and suites offer unrivalled sea views and have a large balcony or terrace, a superb spot to sit and watch the sun go down over the deep blue Mediterranean. We also feature the Likya Retreat, which is in a separate annexe consisting of three spacious suites less than a minutes’ stroll to the main hotel building.

Tailored for you

Bespoke holidays, to fit your exact requirements

Whether you are simply looking for accommodation for a few nights, or want an off the beaten track tailor-made holiday, the team at The Discerning Collection can fulfill your every need.

We can arrange flights from any UK airport on any day of the week, transfers or car hire, accommodation (including specific rooms), and many other services such as various jaunts and excursions, meals in some of the best restaurants in town! We are totally flexible and are here to ensure that you book the holiday that you want.  

Simply give us a call on 01784 817 720 to experience our friendly and knowledgeable service first-hand.

  • Testimonials

    “We have just returned from Kalkan after a wonderful holiday and I just wanted to thank you all for your help in getting our flights changed on our day of departure.
    We woke to news that our flight had been cancelled. How reassuring it was for us to talk to Louise who had already been on the phone to the other carriers and had found out that all the flights were leaving.
    What we would have done if we had booked our holiday independently I do not know. I have sometimes questioned whether it is better to book our holiday ourselves, however, I was mightily relieved that we had booked via yourselves and this has probably changed my view considerably.
    Thanks to Louise and all your staff who worked so hard to get us home on our intended day of departure.”.

    Amanda and John, July 2016
  • Testimonials

    “We have travelled with Discerning Collection before, we find them first class, far better than other companies we have used. From start to finish everything went like clockwork. The Likya Residence is superb with excellent service.”.

    Mr and Mrs Jones, October 2016
  • Testimonials

    “Very professional and helpful service. We loved Villa Dolicha, great view, great location and very comfortable. Thank you for a great holiday!”.

    Gizejewski Family – July 2016
  • Testimonials

    “Always attentive to my questions and extremely helpful and reliable. Peninsula Gardens is a gorgeous hotel, very relaxed and much more my vibe than a modern place. Lovely staff, delicious breakfasts and dinners. Loved it!

    L Temple – August 2016