We enjoyed a week away at this hotel last minute in July. Before we arrived I emailed the hotel to request an odd numbered room on level 5 (having read previous reviews) and we were given exactly that. Views were great - part over land and the mountains, part over the sea and beach. Food was fine and drinks were generous, variety of turkish handmade food prepared and cooked in the traditional ways around the pool for lunch was very welcomed and filling! Take advantage of the one night included in the a la carte, simply for the sunset views and table service as much as the food. There is a restaurant at the front of the hotel that was absolutely amazing. We hired a car and didn't get back to the hotel til gone midnight one evening. We stopped at this restaurant to have a beer and they cooked us some food especially, the most amazing french onion soup and steaks we've ever eaten. Great host and his son were superb. It's to the left of another restaurant that does pizzas and the like - only two restaurants near the front of the hotel - can't miss them, worth a visit!
Other stuff in brief:
Use the dolmus. Cheap and cheerful.
The distance between beach and bar is dangerously convenient ;) we took full advantage.
Don't try to walk home from Kusadasi - however confident your boyfriend may be in 'knowing a short cut'...3 hours later...
On a day when my boyfriend was ill we were given room service, very helpful and kind staff
Hire a car and do Pumakkale and Ephesus yourselves.
Barter like hell at the markets - whatever the price - at least half it - at least!
Indulge in some amazing fresh seafood at the harbour in Kusadasi
Don't forget to hire a car and do Pumakkale and Ephesus yourselves
We took Lira. Most prices in Euros. Go with Euros.
By sunset the beach is empty - take a few drinks down and enjoy.
The get up early, hire a car and do Pamukkale/Ephesus yourselves (not sure if that's gone in yet)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kusadasi, which is located at the coastline of Aegean Region, is welcoming thousands of local and foreign tourists with its natural beauties, places of entertainment, marinas and shopping malls. Ephesia Hotel is providing service at the longest beach of Turkey at a location which is very close to center of the city. Also, our hotel is 75 km away from Adnan Menderes Airport. Ephesia Hotel, which is positioned over an area of seven thousand square meters, is providing all-inclusive service with its 250 rooms which were renewed in 2009/2010 Winter Period, two main restaurants, three bars, pide house, semi Olympic swimming pool, indoors swimming pool, kid pool, shopping mall, game saloon, doctor, animation program, kid’s club, water sports and special beach. ... more less
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