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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Urkmez Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Namik Kemal Cad. No 20, Selcuk 35920, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Selcuk
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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stayed two nights at this delightful hotel. Jimmy and staff went out of their way to help us with bus timetables and an extra side table and light for our room. The rooftop area has a great view and good breakfast, can also watch a film up there if you want (they have a few DVDs). Their lounge is welcoming with books on the local area and even magazines in English. We asked for a room with a balcony which was nice to sit on in the sunshine. Have to run the shower for quite sometime for hot water - pretty basic bathroom. Beds comfortable, new pillows. Location great and their restaurant next door was delightful with music on the night we were there (Fridays and Saturdays). Location was perfect, near the bus station, very central and quiet.

Room Tip: No elevator so first floor with balcony worked for us
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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mpls
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a lovely place to end up after a day of touring the ruins. The staff was so very friendly and helpful . Jimmy and his brother were god sends to us after my husband got sick while we were there. They brought him special teas and foods to help him get over his stomach ailments. The room was clean with a great view of ancient ruins right outside our window. Breakfast was amazing served on the rooftop of the hotel. I would highly recommend this place and will return again. Thank you for the wonderful time. Barbara and Bob

  • Stayed November 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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Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Jimmy and his staff could not have been more obliging and helpful.Granted, rooms are not large and elaborately furnished but are comfortable and bathrooms are really small and we did have a bit of a jiggle to get the shower temperature right, but all were in keeping with price paid. This establishment is very central and breakfast is really tasty and sufficient to keep you going for the day. They have a sister restaurant, Cabare, where the Turkish homemade meals are a MUST.
This hotel is not for those who are physically impaired, the elderly or those with young children as the marble staircase is a steep spiral.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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virignia
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Our first night at Urkmez was unfortunately bad; first off the shower was either very hot or cold; warm water was hard to maintain so we had to resort to military style shower. The shower had no curtain or shower door so the entire bathroom was wet after every shower. Then we found out there was only one blanket in our twin room, it was around 2am and there was nobody at the front desk even after we rang the bell, one of us had to wear her winter jacket to bed. We found out later that the hotel owners were aware of the shower issue and already have plan to address them.
The breakfast on the terrace was nice and sufficient.
Our biggest gripes were actually with the bus ticket to Fethiye that the hotel helped arranged through travel agency, we were charged 30 TL per person for the slowest bus instead of an express bus from Pemukkale to Fethiye, the tortorous journey took 4.5 hours with the bus picking up and dropping off passengers into villages via dirt roads, the bus even delivered five big bags of meat along the way. When I asked for more details regarding the bus, the hotel assured us not to worry as they do this everyday. :(
I would also advise against booking tours through the hotel if shopping stops are not your cup of tea, our Ephesus tour guide was rushing through the afternoon itinerary to make time for a leather shop and a carpet shop visits. There are tours available online with the same price without shopping stops.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cune8, Manager at Urkmez Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review.
We apologise for your experience. Not much buses to Fethiye available in the off season.
We have total 2 travel agency in Selcuk. They arrange one by one daily tour to Pamukkale.
I arranged Pamukkale Tour and Bus ticket from same agency so they should drop you to Denizli Bus Station after the tour. I didnt hear any bad experience before so I will take care for our future Guests. We are starting to make our winter renovation next week.
Hope to see you again.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Urkmez is a great place for couples or visitors traveling alone, i wouldn't recommend the hotel for families so much, reasons are its a very quite place and a lot of stairs which would not be so safe for young children. there is no entertainment in the room apart from a TV ( all in Turkish of course). the breakfast in the morning is great, a range of food, some European, some Turkish all fresh and tastes great. the staff are always willing to help and provide transport. the rooms are lovely, clean and furnished well. the location of the hotel is great, its right in the center, at night the streets are mostly quite at night so although it hotel is in the center i wasn't disturbed by noise at all. with the hotels being in the center its safe and easy to find at night.

all round a great place to stay when visiting selcuk

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Urkmez was an excellent choice for our stay in Selçuk. The location was central and only a couple of minutes walk from the station and about 5 minutes from the bus station. The helpful and friendly nature of the staff could not be faulted. O.K. the rooms are a little on the small side and the same for the bathroom but this did not detract from the overall experience. This is a great choice for a base in which to explore the area, and is great value for money. If you want to pay a little more, the family that own the Urkmez also have the Ephesus Suites which are roomier.

Room Tip: The comfort rooms facing the Basilica are the better bet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The hotel very close to the bus terminal (less than 10mins walk) and train station (less than 5 mins walk). There was a evening markets on Saturday, just a few minutes walks from the hotel. Easy to get supermarkets and restaurants around the hotel. We had our dinner at the hotel restaurant Cabare with live music, very nice food and good services with reasonable price.

The hotel staffs are friendly and helpful. The breakfast is nice. The room is spacious. Just the toilet need to be improved, cos the whole bathroom floor become wet after shower. The hotel has no lift. Requests lower floor, if you lazy walk up the stairs.

I will recommend this hotel cos of the good location and their friendly and helpful services.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Namik Kemal Cad. No 20, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Selcuk
#6 Family Hotel in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Urkmez Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Freshly renovated in 2012! We have a great central location; within metres from the bus and train stations, banks, restaurants, shopping centres and just a few minutes drive from the biggest Aquapark in Europe. All rooms has ensuite and A/C. Full Breakfast Buffet (incl. musli, seasonal fruits, egg, cake, orange juice, filter coffee...) is served on the terrace, included in the price. ... more   less 
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