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“Lovely family hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Nazhan Hotel & Cafe
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ataturk Mahallesi 1044 Sokak No:2 | 1044 Sokak No:2, Selcuk 35920, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Selcuk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely family hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My partner and I stayed in the Naz Han at the end of October 2012. We looked at lots of hotel reviews but chose the Naz Han on the fact it looked like it had a lot of character. It certainly does!

It is less than 10 minutes walk from bot the train and bus station. When we arrived we were greeted by Mira and her sister Maria and their family. There was one small hitch; they could not take credit cards. Fortunately we had brought plenty of cash and there is a cash machine just two minutes walk away.

Our room was small but full of personality. And best of all we had the one at the front with its own balcony. We spent some evenings out there breathing in Selcuk and relaxing. But other rooms share a very large roof terrace with seating.

Breakfast was served in the central courtyard every day. Lovely fresh bread, vegetables and cheese with olives and jams and endless coffee and chay. On our last day we had to leave super early and I was most annoyed we had to miss the last breakfast!

The hotel is well placed for many restaurants and shops and is opposite the Basilica St John.

It was central to the success of our holiday and I heartily recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights at Nazhan hotel in mid-October, 2012. The room was comfortable. The breakfasts that come with the stay included something for every taste. The hotel's owner recommended two good restaurants for our evening meals. Nazhan Hotel is walking distance from the excellent Selchuk museum.

Following the advice of another review, we procured a guided tour of Ephasus through the hotel. That tour was intelligent and thorough only too much shopping included as the final bit of the tour - however, our guide did ask whether people wanted to go shopping, and several others did. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I'm an American military member stationed in Turkey. My parents flew out to join me and my wife on a trip to Istanbul and Ephesus. We spent three nights in Selcuk at the Naz Han. Mina, the lady that runs the hotel, was nothing but friendly and helpful. Our few phrases of Turkish were matched with her much better English, which kept any confusion to a great minimum. Mina's teenage son was also incredibly helpful, carrying our bags, getting us coffee, and helping out however he could - without even being asked. Breakfast was light but filling, with bread, jam, cheese, and coffee making up the majority of the meal each day. It was complimented by olives, cucumbers, and meats. The price was very reasonable.

From the train station, the easiest way to get to the hotel is to find and follow the line of ancient roman aqueducts, which culminate in some magnificent ruins and a fortress immediately across the street from the hotel. Rooftop drinks at night offer a great view of both, and when we just went in October the weather was perfect.

There is a hill you must walk up to get to the hotel entrance, (unless of course you take a cab,) but the hill is completely tolerable and nothing to complain about unless you have some seriously bad knees. I dragged a 50 pound suitcase up the hill with a broken wheel and carried another 30 pounds in my backpack, finding this to still be no problem.

The rooms are quaint. This is not an oversized commercial hotel with state-of-the-art amenities, but everything is clean and in proper working order, Mina and her family are amazingly wonderful, and the pace is relaxing and pleasant without being dull or complacent.

If you seek an escape from commercialism and aim to see any of the local sites, such as Ephesus, I highly recommend this hotel. Drinks on the roof with friends is a great way to wrap up each day!

Room Tip: Room 6, on the roof, is probably the most quiet and scenic.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights at the Nazhan hotel in Selcuk at the end of September. The rooms are beautifully simple with authentic, thick stone walls. It is set in the middle of town and walking distance to many attractions as well as the market and restaurants. The owner was very accommodating and her daughter was so sweet and helpful. We were served a simple traditional Turkish breakfast. We stayed in 4 different locations while traveling around Turkey.This hotel was definitely the quietest one by far.

Room Tip: We had a large "suite" with a double bed and balcony overlooking the street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florence, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

1) very good position
2) beautiful, characteristic hotel vith nice and clean rooms
3)very friendly owners
4) great breakfast served in a pleasant courtyard
5) good price
If we should give a mark it would be 9

Best regards
Donatella Firenze

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This family-run hotel is highly recommended. The breakfasts were wonderful and the staff (family) were helpful and tolerant of our tentative attempts at Turkish! The location is convenient to The Temple of Artemis, St John's Basilica and the Isabey mosque. It is also a short walk to the Ephesus museum and the centre of the village. We also walked from here to Ephesus. In short, highly recommended for its hospitality and location!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ronan
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We came upon the nazhan by chance, and are so glad we did. The owners were friendly, helpful and accommodating. They went out of their way to help us with transportation,and saved us quite a bit of money by doing so. The breakfast was lovely, in a nice courtyard. Good location. Stork nests visible from your window, fun to see mother with baby birds.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ataturk Mahallesi 1044 Sokak No:2 | 1044 Sokak No:2, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Nazhan Hotel & Cafe 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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