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“Wonderful holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Wokingham
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed for a week at the Asena Motel in June - the hotel was simple , very clean with great hosts. The boat trip organised by Volkan was brilliant , the hotel hog roast was great fun with great entertainment and lovely food. We'd certainly revisit and recommend this gem of a hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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, July 6, 2013
Hi Caroline;

Thank you so much for your kind review. It was great meeting you and spending time with you. The wild boar evening was especially fun with all the dancing. hopefully we will get to see you soon again.

best Wishes,
Volkan & Sebnem
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Rating summary
  • 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
Billingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My partner myself and 2 friends stayed id The Asena Motel for 2 weeks in June 2013. We have stayed many times and are never disappointed with the Asena or Dalyan itself.
The rooms are basically furnished but spotless with air con.and balconies all with lovely views.
Our hosts at the Asena Volkan and Shebnam are truely wonderful in their attention to detail providing you with the best holiday.
My partner had a spinal problem and for 5 days Volkan arranged and took him to the doctor for injections. Dr. Mamet is so experienced, willing and able to deal with any health problem..
The Asena is situated just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful harbour shops and restaurants. There are no hills so it is easy walking for all. In the evening traffic is diverted away from the main streets so the seating spills out into the road creating a lovely typically Turkish atmosphere....not rowdy at all.
Dalyan is surrounded by mountains and waterways to a beach or lake and floral trees and bushes. Beware once you have visited Dalyan ..you always return.!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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, July 6, 2013
Lovely Jean, Lynn, Harry & Dave;

You are the Stars of Asena and we have your hand prints on our hall of fame. You were our 1st guests and you treated us like good old friends. All your suggestions were right on the spot and we are so lucky to have you guys as friends. Your room is booked for next 5 years and it is a great honor for us.

Thank you for everything you have done for us so far and we love all of you to the bits.

best Wishes,
Volkan & Sebnem
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Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at the Asena hotel last week with our daughter for nearly a fortnight. It's our first time in Turkey and we were lucky enough to have been recommended Dalyan by a friend and then lucky again to have stayed at the Asena. Volkan, Sebnem and the staff at the hotel make the Asena the lovely place it is. It's not a luxury hotel and doesn't claim to be but it is kept so clean, is really comfortable, rooms are aircon'd and all the staff (without exception) are so friendly and helpful. The trips out with Volkan and Sebnem are unique and a lovely experience and a must do. We are looking forward to returning to the Asena next year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, July 6, 2013
Helllllloooo Nick & Donna & Charlie;

What a beautiful family, full of life and with big hearts. We will never ever forget you guys and the good times we have shared together. We are soo looking forward to next year for your visit and it will be like meeting family. This time we will meet your son also and that makes it even more excited. We will definitely pay a visit to Charlie in Chester and enjoy the cocktails she will buy for me :)

We love you guys and we will stay in touch. Really thank you so much for your review, helps us meet other families like yourselves.

With our deepest love,
Sebnem & Volkan & Omer and rest of the Asena Family
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surrey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was one of the best holidays I have ever had. The rooms are basic, but clean with great air con, and a little balcony to dry swimming stuff. The food is fantastic, and the bar brilliant with very reasonable rates. But, as already said by others, the place is so brilliant because of all the wonderful staff. They couldn't do enough for you and are so friendly and welcoming. Volkan is a terrific host, who took us out on some brilliant trips, which are way better than any organised tour company could do. His other half Sebenam cooks delicious Turkish food. Omar behind the bar is also great fun and the two ladies who clean/cook (I can't remember their names ;( ) are really friendly.

I honestly was gutted to leave, and shed a few tears. My daughter (age 16 ) had a great time too, and we are both missing everyone, and beautiful Dalyan. We have made some great friends and having returned the early hours this morning I have already been looking to see when we can return!!! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, July 6, 2013
Our dear lovely Abi & Ella;

It was one of the worst good byes ever. We were in tears having to say good bye also. What a lovely company you are and we feel like we have met with great friends for a life time. Hopefully we will visit you at your Christmas party this winter and hopefully you will make it here in September. Well your room is reserved for next June for sure :) I am sending you the recipe of green beans to your mail also :) We miss you and really counting the days to see you again.

Lots of love to you both,
Sebnem & Volkan
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Minutes walk from central Dalyan, but in a quiet location away from the bustle of the town, this small hotel is an ideal base for exploring the area. Prices are very affordable, and while not large nor luxurious, the air-conditioned rooms are perfectly adequate. There is a small pool in the garden which is perfect if you want to relax in the heat, and a lively, friendly bar which attracts local residents as well as guests. Making it all work is Volkan and Sebenam whose tireless efforts make this a really friendly place to stay. They have great local knowledge, and arrange interesting days out for guests, coming along and joining in all the activities.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Hi Nick;

Thank you so much for your comment. It was our pleasure to have you here and getting to know you. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Best Wishes,
Volkan & Sebnem
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west moors
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just had two weeks at the asena which turned out to be our best holiday ever.This was due to volkan and sebnam and the wonderful staff.The hotel and garden are spotless and the enjoy bar run by omar is a meeting place for guests of which many friends were made.Volkan organised many trips and were off the beaten track including aturkish bath for all guests and two boat trips which included swimming in the sea and lake the mud baths a Turkish wedding and lovely food and drinks.Looking foreward to next year thanks volkan and sebnam will visit in sept pete and brenda

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, July 6, 2013
Hi Brenda & Pete;

Wow we had really the best time with you guys :) So much laugh and so many adventures :) We are so glad you walked in and take a look around in our hotel and we get to spend nice 2 weeks with you and your family. really unforgettable days, thank you so much. We are looking forward to this September and also next June to see you again and we are excited that now we will get to meet other members of your family also. Thank you for your good words but you deserve all the good words yourselves. You have really spoiled us with your friendship, compliments and generosity. We love you with all our hearts. Please take good care and we will see you soon.

All our best wishes,
Volkan & Sebnem
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stevenage
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have just returned from another fabulous holiday with Volkan and Sebenam. We had a wonderful time Volkan works so hard to find really interesting local things to look at and do. Unfortunately I have been suffering with my back so didn't get to go into the mountains with other guests but they all said they had a great time. We went on two fabulous boat trips swimming in a beautiful green lake with hot springs every few feet was something I never thought I would do at my age. Also we had quite a wild moonlight cruise which ended in everyone doing jaeger bombs and dancing on the roof of the boat and gate crashing a wedding. I hope I am not making this sound too exciting because if you need to relax there isn't any more relaxing place to spend a holiday, all the staff at the Asena will look after you like you are a very special person. The hotel is spotless and very comfortable. The food is really delicious, one night we even had wild boar. The only problem with writing these reviews is that now we will have trouble booking a room in this the best holiday experience in Turkey.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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, July 6, 2013
Hi Susan & John;

It is always great having you here. Your presence always contributes greatly to our joy. Your room is booked for next june and september also, and for the next year also :) This visit was specially good because we felt like seeing our best friends again. Thank you for your lovely comment which helps us reach future friends also. We are already counting the days for September.

All our best wishes,
Volkan & Sebnem
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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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