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“Ugly monstrosity of a hotel from the outside, but a lovely stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Surmeli Efes
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Eski Kusadasi-Selcuk Yolu, Kusadasi 35920, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #31 of 149 Hotels in Kusadasi
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“Ugly monstrosity of a hotel from the outside, but a lovely stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found our week long stay here very pleasant and it was a lovely relaxing break. The hotel which is shaped like a cruise ship (hmmmm), has large, well maintained grounds which were nice to walk around. The lobby is very extravagant and looks ever so fancy! Rooms were fine.
The hotel pools were huge and clean. The beach was yellow, clean sand and the sea was lovely. There were free pedalos too.

You could fill most of the day from about 10am – 4pm with activities if you wanted (ie archery, table tennis, football etc), as the hotel had organised sessions on throughout the day. There are also tennis and basketball courts, so loads to do if you wanted to try burn off some of the mountains of food, or (our favourite activity) you could just alternate sitting by the beach (and eating & drinking) with sitting by the pool (and eating and drinking). There's also a hairdresser and the Boy got an amusing haircut that was labelled the "Turkish prison buzz cut" by one of our friends-so careful if you don’t want too much hair shaved off!

In terms of access to Ephesus it is excellent. The drive only took 20 minutes or so and I know a lot of people visit Ephesus from hotels hours and hours away. The trip was organised through the hotel, which we don't normally do as it's usually a chance for the hotel to triple the price of the trip, but it seemed a reasonable price and the tour guide was very informed and spoke great English.

Mealtimes weren't exactly relaxing as you did have the sense of feeling like herded cattle and that someone would shout mooooo! 2 weeks of the food would probably be a bit much and the hotel isn't near any other restaurants/hotels. You could go to the non buffet restaurants a couple of times but you had to book by queuing for an hour every day at 9am. It was a nice change to eat out of the buffet restaurant though and I managed to persuade the Boy to queue for me!
There was food available pretty much constantly throughout the day and the pancakes (made fresh) were particularly nice. The alcohol was a bit of a gamble. We just stuck with lager and lemonade but if you're brave you could try stomach gin, vodka or wine!

I didn't really think much of Kusadasi, although had heard very positive things from others. Overall I think how much you enjoy it here depends how much you paid. It's not amazing but good facilities, food acceptable so all inclusive is good value and if you just want to chill for a week (and visit Ephesus) then it's great.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing 7nt stay in Surmeli Efes Hotel and felt absolutely satisfied about it. Super location, great management - nice and careful to guests, pleasant atmosphere, food and service on it's top. I haven't felt bored even for a second for which I can say a special thank you to the animation team and specially Mario. He has the ABC of professionalism in his DNA - creative, talented, funny he made my and my friends stay a truly pleasant moment in paradise.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sadokusadasi, General Manager at Surmeli Efes, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Surmeli Efes Hotel . Thank you for all your compliments addressed to my colleagues and for all the recommendations.
It is sure that we will try to all our best for you and for your family.
I am looking forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Best wishes,
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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived we got a very warm welcome by all the staff, our room was very clean, spacious and we had a beautiful veiw. The animation team where great with the children and the entertainment was fantastic always something going on. Throughout the week the staff couldn't do enough for you. The spa was very good I had a facial and a massage and felt very relaxed. We have booked again for August and counting down the days :-)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sadokusadasi, General Manager at Surmeli Efes, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Surmeli Efes Hotel . Thank you for all your compliments addressed to my colleagues and for all the recommendations.
It is sure that we will try to all our best for you and for your family.
I am looking forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Best wishes,
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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a perfect holiday I just had, staff were so polite and the food was brilliant! Animation staff were brilliant and so entertaining and made our holiday absolutley great! The hotel was very clean and well presented! Very happy and will be booking another holiday there soon! Thanks guys! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed January 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sadokusadasi, General Manager at Surmeli Efes, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Surmeli Efes Hotel . Thank you for all your compliments addressed to my colleagues and for all the recommendations.
It is sure that we will try to all our best for you and for your family.
I am looking forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Best wishes,
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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this hotel with my family. It was a great hotel with great stuff and wonderful animation. The hotel is near the sea. You can go to the sea by walking. The roooms are large and comfortable, and also the bathroom.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sadokusadasi, General Manager at Surmeli Efes, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Surmeli Efes Hotel . Thank you for all your compliments addressed to my colleagues and for all the recommendations.
It is sure that we will try to all our best for you and for your family.
I am looking forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Best wishes,
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this particular area several times over the years, but thus hotel is really nice. On the beach so you dont have to walk miles or take a dolmus. You collect your towels at the towel booth and walk to the beach. They have beach volley ball and table tennis tournaments which are quite fun as you get to play with people from different countries. THe hotel itself is gorgeous and clean. Bedrooms are large and air conditioned. I would say beware of the guy who comes around the hotel offering day trips and to go to his bar as he is a rip off merchant so avoid any of that. Dolmus service is every 20 minutes where you can go to kusadasi or selcuk. I would recommend that if you prefer a quieter town and good restaraunts, you would be better going to selcuk.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 8
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sadokusadasi, General Manager at Surmeli Efes, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Surmeli Efes Hotel . Thank you for all your compliments addressed to my colleagues and for all the recommendations.
It is sure that we will try to all our best for you and for your family.
I am looking forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Best wishes,
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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surmeli Efes has everything that you need. I could say only good things for this place. The animation team is build of professionals, the conditions are pretty satisfying and the service of all employees is great. I was with a company, all of friends, our feedback is definitely positive.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 8
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sadokusadasi, General Manager at Surmeli Efes, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Surmeli Efes Hotel . Thank you for all your compliments addressed to my colleagues and for all the recommendations.
It is sure that we will try to all our best for you and for your family.
I am looking forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Best wishes,
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Address: Eski Kusadasi-Selcuk Yolu, Kusadasi 35920, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Kusadasi
#24 Family Hotel in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Surmeli Efes 5*
Number of rooms: 436
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