I chose the Hotel Bella because the owner wrote back right away and was quite helpful in answering inquiry for our one night stay while visiting Ephesus. Trip Advisor reviews had been a bit cautionary about pressure sales tactics. Our experience was reflective of the owner's response: he did invite us to view his extensive collection of tiles, jewelry, carpets, etc. but was not at all insistent.
What he did do, was to serve as an attentive host in taking us to Ephesus and picking us up afterward, right on time. He then drove us past the Cave of seven sleepers and Artemis temple site before returning to the Bella.
Our rooms, while small, were beautifully and tastefully decorated, and served our purposes well. Because the Bella is up hill from the heart of Selcuk (directly facing the St. John Basilica) it is quiet. The rooftop lounge was a pleasant place to spend some time between excursions. Food was fine, although not as fresh and tasty as we have found elsewhere in Turkey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bella with 11 rooms, offers quality accommodation and services. Decorated in traditional Ottoman style, but with all the modern conveniences including Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Located opposite St Johns Basilica and Selcuk Castle. Some rooms with small private balcony. The rooftop terrace restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful summer evenings dinning under the stars, while enjoying traditional Turkish cuisine, admiring the beautiful views to St. Johns Basilica, Selcuk Castle and nesting storks (in season). Free shuttle service to Ephesus with loan of guide book. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bella Hotel Selcuk