For visitors to Ephesus, staying in Selcuk is a must, and I would highly recommend staying at Hotel Nilya. Each room is so clean, with beautiful Turkish décor. The bathrooms are beautiful!!! Completed updated with tumbled marble and a rain shower. The hotel is perched on a very quiet residential street/alley overlooking the beautiful valley. As other reviewers have stated, the hotels courtyard with a lemon tree in the middle is so picturesque, quiet and relaxing.
Service was exemplary! Erdal, our host and hotel owner did everything possible to make your stay as memorable as possible. His staff were extremely professional and friendly. Erdal coordinated our airport transfer from Izmir airport to the Hotel and it was timely and effortless. Erdal drove us to/from Ephesus, the 7 Sleepers, and Virgin Mary’s house. On our free day, Erdal coordinated a last minute excursion to Hieropolis and Pamukkale for us. Fantastic!
Ancient sights and the town center are so close, and easily walked. St John’s Basilica and Isa Bey Mosque are only 2 blocks from the hotel. The remains of the Temple of Artemis is viewable from the hotel and is approx. 400 yards away.
Complimentary Breakfast included a wide variety of fresh fruit, olives, cheese, and the most beautiful fresh eggs. We enjoyed a bottle of wine from their well-stocked bar with a bowl of nuts each evening relaxing next to the fountain in the courtyard. We enjoyed a traditional Turkish dinner on the rooftop of his sister hotel, Hotel Bella, just a block away.
It is hard to find fault with anything during our stay, but if I was pressed to find something that was not fantastic with the hotel, it would be that one of our twin beds (Room 6) had rather squeaky springs that occasionally kept woke us up. We laughed about it, but a little oil would do it.
We would recommend this hotel without reservation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Nilya, located in the quiet area of St Johns Basilica. With 12 rooms, some 1st floor balcony level, views through the valley to 13th Cent. Isabey Mosque, Pamucak beach, beautiful sunsets or overlooking the garden courtyard. Other rooms on the ground floor opening to the garden courtyard, outdoor seating amongst trees, flowers, bird song and waterfall. Rooms are decorated in traditional Ottoman style, with hand carved furniture and marbled bathrooms. WI-FI access in each room. Relax in our lounge area with open fire (seasonal), enjoy filtered coffee or a drink from our bar, while relaxing with a book, or talking with other guests. Located within 5-10 mins walking distance of historical sites, museum and town centre. Free shuttle service to Ephesus. A mere 300 mtrs, 2 min walk from our other hotel, Hotel Bella. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nilya Hotel Selcuk