Accommodations and Costs

Tas Hotel from the outside

Update July 11 2015: TWO SPOTS LEFT, with option to bring a non-participating partner to join meals and outings but not classes. Email or for information.

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This workshop is limited to a maximium of 10 participants and 4 non-participating partners. (Non-participating partners will join us for all meals and excursions, but not for writing, photography or cooking classes.)

Our venue for the workshop is Tas Otel, a beautifully refurbished stone mansion in the center of Alacati, walkable to cafes, restaurants and shops and 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from sand beaches. Tas Otel’s ensuite rooms are comfortable and homey, with wood floors, high ceilings, work tables or desks and free WIFI. Breakfasts are served at the hotel, which also puts out coffee, tea and cake in the late afternoon. The hotel has been written up in numerous publications including Conde Nast Traveller, Travel+Leisure, the Independent and Destinasian. To learn more about Tas Otel, visit its website (

Library room at night

Our group will occupy 6 of the hotel’s 7 rooms, as well as 3 guest houses/cottages that share a small private swimming pool, garden and outdoor seating areas, all of which will be available for use by all workshop attendees and non-participating partners.

Garden and the pool

Workshop participants may choose from shared double, shared triple and single accomodation; only the latter may bring a non-participating partner. Please note that we have a limited number of each type of room available, so all are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Blue room 7 (2)

A full description of each room, with photographs, can be found on the Tas Otel site — click here. Please let us know your preferred room — and whether or not you plan to bring a non-participating partner — when making your booking.

Single occupancy, double bed in a standalone cottage with direct access to the garden and swimming pool: 1 room / 1 place available (Large Room 8) – $2,185 per participant / $2685 with non-participating partner   SOLD OUT

AVAILABLE ACCOMODATION: Single occupancy standard-sized room, double bed with option to bring non-participating partner:  1 room / 1 place available (Blue Queen Room 3)  – $ 1,995 per participant / $2,495 with non-participating partner.

Single occupancy extra-large room, double bed with option to bring non-participating partner: 1 room / 1 place available ( Large Room 6) – $ 2,185 per participant / $ 2,685 with non-participating partner)

Shared triple occupancy, 3 twin beds in a standalone stone cottage with living area and kitchenette and direct access to garden and swimming pool: 1 cottage / 3 2 PLACES AVAILABLE (Small Guest House) – $ 1,910 per participant SOLD OUT

Shared room with twin beds. 2 1 PLACE AVAILABLE (Blue Twin Room 7) – $  1,880 per participant SOLD OUT

Twin bedded room — book as a single room at $ 1,995 (or share with a non-participant partner at $ 2,495) OR book as a shared room at $1,880 per participant. SOLD OUT

Workshop price includes:

4 nights/3.5 days accomodation at Tas Otel. (Check in after 2 pm Sunday October 4 and check out by 12 noon Thursday October 8, 2015); breakfasts, lunches and dinners (some including alcohol) during the course of the workshop except dinner on Tuesday night; writing, photography and cooking instruction, photography coaching and consultation in the field and 30 minutes private consultation/coaching with both Dianne and David; all transportation during the course of the workshop.

Not included: Transport to/from Turkey and to/from Alacati; travel insurance; laundry and other incidentals at the hotel or in Alacati; excursions/transportation outside the scope of the workshop.

All photographs on this page courtesty of Tas Otel.