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Asena Motel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gulpinar Mahallesi No 47 | Ortaca, Dalyan 48840, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #17 of 60 Hotels in Dalyan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“unforgettable 3 days..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

i spent 3 three days in Dalyan / Asena Motel. firstly i can't skip the traditional turkish cousin and welcomed by gracious staff. peaceful clean rooms. Thank to Volkan and Sebo. Hope to see you again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Hi Celine & Martin,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. The 3 days we spent together was lovely also. We hope to see you again.

best Wishes,
Volşkan & Sebnem
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This small hotel has the most beautiful garden and bar. Its not just a bar but it is an extremely comfortable, fun place to meet with people, listen good music and try tasty snacks. Even though Dalyan itself was pretty quiet during our stay, Enjoy Bar still had the great spirit. Actually we can not fault the whole week in general. The whole premises are very clean and rooms are very comfortable. It was so good, with a bit delay, made us get online and put this review here for lovely Sebnem, Volkan, Murveyt and Omer. We will definately come back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Hello Ruth & Ufkun;

While we were getting worried because you had few days of rain during your stay, you showed us all how to make best out of everything. We loved chilling at hot springs while it poured and doing BBQ under rain with you :) Thank you for everything, for being so laid back and keeping us great company.

All the best,
Volkan & Sebnem & Murvet & Omar
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Actually this was our 2nd visit to Asena Motel but 1st experience with the new management. As being a heavy travelling couple who has been in F&B management before retirement, the food we have eaten at Asena was a big surprise.

The burgers 100% made by Sebnem were better than we have eaten in Argentina and the 3 dinner experiences were at least same quality as the ones we have experienced in 3 michelin star restaurants all over the world.

Cocktails and spirits they mix at the Enjoy Bar are world class and the money you pay for them is peanuts comparing what you would pay for an equal menu at anywhere else.

Hotel itself is very basic but offers everything that you would hope for. Every minute of the day you are welcomed with a great smile, a very clean environment and a sincere service.

We kept trying to convince Sebnem & Volkan that they should expand their business otherwise they will not be able to fit everyone in but they have a very solid business scope to keep it small and personal.

We will be there next May and September. Already booked our room and dinner for every night we will stay there.

Thank you so much for making us feel so speacial.

Lots of love to everyone at Asena,
Sofie & Abe

Room Tip: We stayed at room 204. Beautiful view of the garden and mountains. We would highly recommend.
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  • Stayed October 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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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Hello Safis, Hello Apo,

Well thank you sooo much for lovely words. Evrytime you come we have great time and than you make great comments. However us here are speechless with your friendship and memories. I guess the tears talk itself when its time to say goodbye. June can not come soon enough so we can organize one more of those moonlight dinners at Radar Hill.

Lots of love to you both.
Sebnem & Volkan
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cumbria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Asena gets a thumbs up from us - so nice to find an independently run place that is genuinely cared for and shows it!

It is a small, pretty hotel a few minutes walk from Dalyan town centre and the river. Asena is surrounded by a gorgeous garden with the enjoy bar (built around a tree) in the middle and our favorite part of it - a great place to chill and relax rain or shine!

Asena is run by Volkan & Sebnem, who are friendly and laid back and made us feel so welcome. They live on site and are always there to chat, tell you about the area and basically help you have a great holiday! They are helped by Omer, who looked after us at the bar with good craic and music to our likes! Also the lovely Merevet who made us an AMAZING breakfast every morning - all with homemade pastries, jams, perfect eggs, delicious breads and cheeses....

We had a really relaxing holiday and so enjoyed our stay - still getting over the post holiday blues!

Thanks to all for creating a lovely atmosphere & warm genuine hospitality...... the fabulous food and company! Not forgetting cuddles from Casper! We will be back XXX

  • Stayed October 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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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Hello Vic & Sam;

Sorry for my late reply and thank you for your review. After meeting your parents, having you here was the icing on the cake. We had a great season finale with you and your lucky charm had showed its power and seems like we will be very busy this summer. We already started to get many lovely guests in and its summer in Dalyan. Hopefully we will see you again this summer.

All the best wishes to you both,
sebnem & Volkan
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Stockton-On-Tees
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stayed here in September, and enjoyed every minute. Friendly staff and excellent accommodation and facilities. Excellent mix of local and standard worldwide food and drink. I would recommend anyone visiting Dalyan to stay here. Its a short walk to the town for all the restaurants and bars, and trips are available from the local boats.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hi Stephen;

thank you so much for your lovely comments. The trips we went together to were great times spent together. Now we have lovely pictures and memories with you. We look forward to next September to see you again. Until than please take good care of yourself.

Love,
Sebnem & Volkan
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Truro, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Fortune was definitely smiling on us when we happened to choose Asena Motel for a week's stay on the 10th October. Not only were the Motel and grounds lovely, but Volkan, Sebnem and staff were wonderful. We ate there three evenings and it was tremendous. Sebnem's cooking was superb, no wonder she was on Masterchef. We would not even think of anywhere else in the future, it really was that good. Thank you all so much.

  • Stayed October 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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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Dave & Liz;

As we have always told you we feel that good fortune was upon us to meet you great friends as well. During the 2 weeks time we have spent together we sure made great friendship that will last forever. We are very happy that you have chosen to stay with us. It was great meeting and getting to know you. Now we look forward to December to spend the Christmas day together :)

Love always,
Sebnem & Volkan
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Loved every minute would defiinatley go back i stayed in september 2012 with friends. The staff were amazing to everyone. Its a beautiful place and i would deffinatley recommend it to people had a great time wouldnt go anywere else.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Hi Aimee;

Meeting you, your sister and your dad was lovely. We loved you guys so much and enjoyed spending time together. We already have your reservation for next summer and we are looking forward to continue the good times we spend together from where we left.

Please give our best wishes to your sister and your dad also.

Love,
Sebnem & Volkan
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Address: Gulpinar Mahallesi No 47 | Ortaca, Dalyan 48840, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Dalyan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Dalyan
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dalyan
#10 Romantic Hotel in Dalyan
#19 Family Hotel in Dalyan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Asena Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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