There are several options at Nisanyan Evleri - the hotel itself, Ilyastepe cottages and the village houses. Price varies accordingly - we stayed in one of the houses, Kerevetli Ev (Platform Bed House),$US 460 for two nights. It was right next door to the other village houses, Cumbali Ev and Hamamli Ev. Sirince is a good base for Ephesus rather than Selcuk; and an interesting small village. Not a difficult drive from Izmir Airport; the last part up to the hotel is a bumpy, winding (but pretty) road. Despite the very detailed directions on the hotel’s website, we took a wrong turn right at the end and had to back up on a narrow village street. It was a linguistic thing, as the directions (at 10km mark) said “turn right on stone paved road”. Which to us meant the cobble-stoned street we gaily turned down, then had to reverse back again. What it meant was a gravel (or unpaved) road, which runs from a parking lot on the right at the entrance to the village. Immediately after the Welcome sign. If you pass Dimitrios Restaurant you have gone too far. No harm done, this was our only misstep in getting there. We had wondered how difficult the access to the house from the hotel would be, but it was OK, if you have no problems walking on uneven paved surfaces. You leave the car at the hotel and walk down to the house, maybe 8 mins and maybe 10-15 mins further down to the village.(Depends on how fast you walk!) Help available for luggage.
‘Kerevetli Ev’ has two floors. On the ground floor is a small kitchen with poor lighting and an inefficient two-burner hotplate (no instructions supplied). Given these limitations, it would be hard to prepare meals here, despite good selection of utensils. There is also a large living room with a fireplace; and an outside eating area as well, complete with attendant cats. Upstairs is a bathroom, and two bedrooms. Described on the website as suitable for two couples; in my opinion better for a family with older children (or one couplez). The room with the platform bed was much nicer than the second bedroom, which had twin beds. Kids would enjoy exploring the cupboards and discovering treasures, like some Turkish clothing or an old movie camera. It would be difficult for a family with toddlers, as the stairs are tricky, possibility of tripping. Bathroom curiously designed, more potential for tripping here as well. The platform bedroom had great views of the pretty village, and an extensive window seat for relaxing. Both bedrooms had fans, and the twin-bedded room had a fireplace. Towels were fluffy, bed linen a bit rough, beds very firm, lumpy pillows. Water is safe to drink, so no bottled water is provided. Reading lights in platform bedroom not useful to read by; none in other bedroom. One screened window in each bedroom and one in the living room, not enough in my opinion, as there were insects. Lots of things in the house of interest - art work, books, games and so on, and music CDs. In general, staying here is like staying in a funky beach house.
Hotel had a pleasant restaurant for dinner; we ate there twice. They like you to order by 6 pm, and when you arrive at your reserved time (from 7pm onwards) the food arrives pretty quickly soon after. If you want to drink wine from the beginning of your meal, my advice is to order it at the same time as you order dinner. Dining room also has a beautiful view, and is attractive ; as is the hotel lounge and courtyard. The food was tasty, the helpings very generous. Dinner was about 130YTL each night; three courses, including service and wine. A breakfast basket was supplied every day, left in the kitchen the evening before. Alas, we did not get fresh bread hung on our door at dawn, as described on hotel website. Nor even at 8am, as stated in the information which came with the house. It was left the day before also. The basket itself was generously sized; had the usual fixings for a Turkish breakfast, plus fresh eggs to cook, some jams, and some fruit and cake. The fresh produce was poorly chosen; either too ripe or under-ripe. Worst we had during this summer visit to Turkey; much better peaches available in the village, it is noted for them. The surroundings are beautiful here, a delight for artists and photographers. Stay here longethan the two nights we did and enjoy the serenity of Sirince village.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are four types of accommodation on offer: Inn - double or twin rooms - all en suite, breakfast included. Houses - fully independent historic houses - sleep 4-5 - all en suite, breakfast basket provided. Cottages - modest comfort in beautiful farm setting - all en suite, breakfast included. Guesthouse - economy double and twin rooms, one suite - all en suite, breakfast included. ... more less
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