This family run hotel/pension is located towards the north of the town, only a five minute walk away from the bars and restaurants in the town centre. It's run by a nice welcoming family with the manager/owner guy speaking good English. My room was nice and clean with a double bed, wardrobe, a/c, and modern bathroom which I got for TL40 (January 2010). Breakfast is also included but was only so-so. They also have an outdoor swimming pool but I didn't use it as I was the only person staying plus it was January.
In our 2 separate visits in Selcuk, we've stayed at Urkmez hotel and recently at Vardar family pension, both highly recommended, click this link for details:
Accommodations in Selcuk
nice place on the beach. Little overpriced comparing to other possibilities in the area.
two people (my hubby and the guy next door we met there) at different time get a stomach poisoning, either from breakfast , tap water (while brushing teeth), or swimming in the sea
Diarrhea was lasting more than 3 days regardless of medication and was coming back for almost a week.
It’s no need to search accommodation in Ephesus because it is the ruins and hasn’t any inhabitant area around it. It’s better to stay in Kusadasi – 20 km from Ephesus. We stayed in 4 stars Grand Ozcelik Hotel is located in Kusadasi, 30km away from Ephesus.
Grand Ozcelik Hotel has 116 sea viewed rooms with central heating and cooling, satellite TV, private bath, direct dial telephone and balcony.
All family rooms with sea view, air-conditioned, satellite TV, mini bar, direct telephone, carpet, electronic safe box, private toilet and bathroom, hair dryer, all rooms have special locker system with smart card.
The hotel is on its private beach and you will not only have the chance to sun bathe and swim in the Aegean but also join in water sport activities.
Aaaah… What a wonderful, clean, quiet and utterly friendly hotel. The staff was so friendly, that it felt you had become part of their family. Fluent in English, hospitable, and good knowledge.The location is very good, close to Ephesus (ancient city) and other must see places, like Saint John, a castle, a museum and parks. My single bed room was very spacious, in light pastel colours, which immediately calmed and soothed nerves. A large mirror over a dresser, curtains, sound proof windows and a cupboard. Ideal size for a single traveler. The bathroom had good dimensions, with plenty of hot water and very clean. The lounge area downstairs was big, lots of comfortable sofas, and a television set, which had programs in many languages. There was a large Backgammon board (a must in Turkey). You could play with other guests, and even the hosts. They even had a small library, with books in English, French, and Turkish. There was a large open air dining area outside, where you were served a Turkish breakfast. There was a nice waterfall on the side, and lots of cultural ambience. Inside, there was a comfortable ground sitting area, with cushions, where you could get away from the world and sit with a book with natural air and sunlight coming in. The staff was very willing to provide information on where to go, and would recommend carriers for transportation. There were shops in the vicinity, and most of the people were very friendly. There was laundry and internet service provided. No one bothered you, no one asked unnecessary questions. Combined with all the factors, my stay at Artemis Hotel was absolutely fantastic, and made my journey pleasurable. The hotel is well patronized. During my stay, there were Paratroopers from Syria and Russia, Saudis, some French speaking people, business people from Germany, and Turks as well. I would recommend this hotel again and again
Edal&Nazmi run the Hotel Bella in Selcuk. They gave complimentary transportation to Ephesus, Sirence, and other places. This is one of the least expensive, most enjoyable hotels I have stayed in. The atmosphere is family. Edal & Nazmi also run a carpet shop and can tell you how to recognize real, handmade carpets from fake that are becoming more prevalent.
The hotel is opposite the Saint Jean Basilica in the quiet town of Selcuk where you can have a Turkish bath or find a good pastry store and bank. It is 2 miles or less from Ephesus and they arranged private tours for me to Didyma, Miletos, Pirene and Pergamon. They also picked me up at the Izmir airport (for a fee). Do not stay in Izmir! It is to big, crowded and not much to see.
A simple complimentary breakfast is included and you can also get dinner in their casual atmosphere.
Friendly, locally run atmosphere where you eat sitting on low couches around tables. A water pipe is smoked by some. Great atmosphere, location, value and very relaxed.
These are really nice, accommodating people who run the hotel.
No TV in rooms. Great! Rooms have a private shower and some have balconys. You should request a balcony.
"Sirince is a village of the small town of Selcuk, Ýzmir. It is situated 7 kilometers inland from Selcuk and is easily accessible. Leave the Ýzmir-Aydýn highway at the Selcuk exit, drive towards Selcuk about 10 kilometers, and at the entrance of Selcuk, accross Shell gas station, turn left on the Sirince arrow. Follow the winding road up to Sirince.
The hotels are actually located in the town of Selcuk, no hotels are in the perimeters of Ancient Ephesus (not that I know of, unless someone knew otherwise). So I put my hotel tip in my Selcuk Page .
We stayed at the Urkmez Hotel which is located some walks from Selcuk Bus Station.
Click this link for further details: Urkmez Hotel
Very friendly & homey!
Selcuk was our home base for this region. We stayed at the Barim Pension and paid US$16.
We had a clean place to sleep with a full bathroom and a traditional Turkish breakfast for two.
For more information see my Selcuk page.
Overall I had a great time at Selcuk and Ephesus. Part of the fun was this wonderful hotel I spent two nights in. The hotel was very well located if you want to visit the other sites in Selcuk other than the Ephesus site. It is actually across the street from the Isa Bey Camii and just a short walk from the St. John Basilica.
The staff here was very helpful and English speaking. In fact the owner, whom I shared a waterpipe with, used to live in Sydney, Australia. He also owns a great motorcycle which he will happily show you pictures of. The only I problem I might have had with the hotel is that it was rather cold here at night.
The hotel has a great restaurant and bar. I found that it was a good spot to have a beer after I toured the local attractions. There is also paid internet service available.
As turkey is such a BIG country , all staff in hotel sumela comes from diff. regions...black sea,middle part,aegean itself...but funny thing is , its great to watch them arguing or exchanging ideas.chef is great on turkish cuisine itself and international one.(though all he wants is to cook black sea food) rooms are comfortable,and you can easily bargain over it as the management is so very friendly,sophisticated,and ready to help.they organize happy hours every night and love to exchange ideas with people from all around the world. i recommend it ; if you are a backpacker like me, its nice to take a break in a hotel like that cos i assume they just dont to see this business as trade, they enjoy it very much...and make us enjoy as well !!!!
they dont offer much;but arrange well-organized tours around with good prices.there are TV's in rooms,central heating, and air-condition, what else ? well staff...funny ! you can see the manager struggling with management but within 2 secs she runs out to play with street dogs and soon she sits down with guests to share a bottle of wine and chills out ! most important thing is its very close to ancient site of ephesus...great eh ??
Derya pension, which comprises 10 rooms and 25 beds has been serving for 15years.
Hot water for 24 hours and central heating system in the winter are also
available in our pension.
Breakfast and dinner are served on the terrace where you can enjoy the
excellent view of the Selcuk Castle and the ruins of Saint John Church.
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