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“Family run, friendly atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Kalehan
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ataturk Cad 57, Selcuk 35920, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #8 of 26 Hotels in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Family run, friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed here as part of a tour, but we found the Kalehan hotel family to be very friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. We didn't require any assistance with things such as getting to/from the historic sites, places to eat or anything like that, but in every instance that we required anything, everyone at the hotel was more than willing to help, and always striving to go above and beyond their duty of service. I found the head waiter, Mehmet, who we had quite abit of interaction with to be extremely helpful, friendly, and quite funny too!
Further to this, I'd highly recommend Kalehan hotel as a great base to explore the historic sites of the Selcuk region - Needless to say, your best off having a vehicle to get around Turkey, but they have generous parking facilities, and are located on the main strip of road, close to local, family run (and delicious) eateries.
P.S. A cute little lady named Pakize sells lace out the front of the hotel during the days, and she's wonderful company for a short chat, and some interesting photos!

Enjoy Selcuk, Ephesus, The Temple of Artemis, Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Kusadasi, Pergamon and Pammukkale which are all within reasonable (Pergamon, and Pammukkale are abit further) driving reach.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear our valued Guest,

We thank you very much for your kind words of our hotel. We were all glad that you left us in complete satisfaction and shared all what you experienced within our property. We wish you a happy and full of peace in 2014 as well.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Booked Kalehan Hotel during winter season fm 8-10 Dec 13 for a family of 5. Nice hotel with lots of antiques and old photographs. Very beautiful and comfortable dining area with fireplace. Even lobby have huge fireplace. Staff are friendly. Only problem there's no elevator. Rooms are spacious for a couple but the triple room is a bit cramp. We were given the single beds and all are quite old. Have to wait quite a while for the hot water to run. Peaceful area. Within walking distance about 5-10 mins to eateries and small shop houses selling souvenirs. A few minimarts opposite the hotel. Overall surrounding with very good view of the castle atop the hill. We had dinner at the hotel and the food is really tasty.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

We thank you very much for your reviews of our hotel. Your experience tells us the comfort and pleasant you had were satisfying afterall. As we mentioned you about the hot water takes only 2-3 minutes to the rooms since it pours down the roof. Also we have the antique concept in our hotel but this of course does not mean we have old furnitures. On the contrary we have totally renewed all furnitures recently and kept the originality. We would be glad to welcome you back in our hotel later again.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights here. Staff were friendly and helpful. Wood fires in the dining room. Rooms a good size and reasonably comfortable. No hot water one day but piping hot the next. Overall charming.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

We thank you very much for your reviews here. We would like to point out of hot water issue as we have the water heating equipment on the roof and takes time to be in rooms may mislead its availability. Otherwise we have always how water available in our hotel. We hope to welcome you next time again in our hotel.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Beauvais, France
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This hotel is by far the best of the five "four-star" hotels we stayed in during our week-long trip around Turkey. It really warranted it's four-star rating, whereas some of the other hotels we stayed in did not. Calm and quiet, despite being on a main road. Large, spacious well-appointed rooms, with a couch and sitting area in addition to the large and comfortable double bed. Only negative was the shower, which had a curtain, not a door, and as a result the floor got very wet when one showered. The shower fixtures were also a bit dated.

Small, intimate restaurant which served a excellent food and lunch and dinner. Copious and varied breakfast buffet. There was even real coffee, unlike the powdered stuff they served in all the other hotels we stayed in.

The season was bit too cool to allow outdoor swimming, but there is a large pool for guest use. Beauriful and well maintained garden. This hotel is defintely a must.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear our valued Guest Richard N,

Thank you very much for your kind reviews of our hotel. We always try for the best service to provide the optimum quality for our guests. We are truly pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish to welcome you once again in our hotel.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

this is a really good hotel on the main road of selcuk, walking distance to the train station and bus terminal and marketplace with plenty of eateries.
the location is good and the hotel inside is so beautiful its almost like a resort: the rose garden, pool, everything about the place is relaxing and peaceful. we loved the evenings we spent there in the garden with sparrows chirping and the sound of water in the background.
the rooms are also spacious, old style but nice in every way. the interiors are basic but the feel of the place is superb. its probably 3 old houses made into one hotel and the result is very homely.
while booking the hotel we had asked for airport transfer which was good, reliable [considering the odd timings flights land] and coming down to the same cost as a taxi.

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Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind reviews. We pay very much attention to any review here and these lead us to work for better. We hope to welcome you at another time in our hotel.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Grand Bend, Canada
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165 reviews 165 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed for two nights at this property and found it quite pleasant. We stayed in the building at the back of the property on the third floor. Our room overlooked the rose garden and toward the pool area. We did not have a balcony but the window opened and we could have some cool night air. The room itself was basic, decorated with antiques, which were also found throughout the building's common areas. It was quiet and comfortable with a good shower. Wi-Fi was free but really was not strong in the rooms. A full breakfast buffet was provided each morning with a good selection, so that you could easily find something to suit your needs. The staff was friendly and multilingual and eager to please. The pool was a welcome choice after a day of touring. It was clean with lots of towels and loungers available. It was a very pleasant antique type hotel.

Room Tip: Since the buildings were older a room on an upper floor might be a good choice to prevent squeaking...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your reviews of our hotel. As you mentioned that our rooms don't have balcony but some of them faces the rose garden and has its fresh smell. After enjoying the summer time in our hotel you may experience also winter season by having the fire and its cosy atmosphere in our lobby next time. We believe this would add nicer memories.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This is much like a quaint hotel in a small French town. The view looking out my small window was of an ancient fortress wall overhead on a hill. The food was superb, owing to the hands-on care of the French management. Instead of salt, the kitchen uses local herbs and spices for flavor, almost unheard of anywhere. Full European breakfast, a la carte or very reasonable fixed price dinner. Spacious garden and pool area to hang out. Fixed menu includes an exquisite help yourself dessert table. Very good wine selection.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

We thank you very much for your kind words here. Your look in details also gives us the feeling how precisely examined any point in our hotel. We are glad to make you feel this way.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Address: Ataturk Cad 57, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Kalehan 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 46 rooms, pool & rose garden with a nice restaurant inside our property. ... more   less 
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