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“Lovely courtyard and rooms with welcoming local network”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tuncay Pension

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Tuncay Pension
Ranked #19 of 32 Selcuk B&B and Inns
Seattle, Washington
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“Lovely courtyard and rooms with welcoming local network”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

Great place to relax after the hustle of Istanbul. We stayed 3 nights. Rooms, courtyard, and second floor balcony are charming and inviting. Owners are welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed tapping into their local network especially Marco's carpet shop who provided local transportation, gallons of tea, hooka, intro to Kurdish cats, and a fun, low pressure education in carpets on request. Tuncay has the laid-back feel of a backpacker's hostel, but offers 10 times the charm and local flavor.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2010

The staff are friendly, speak English quite well and helped us catch a ride to the Ephesus site. The hotel itself is basic, but our room did have AC that worked wonderfully, had hot and cold water and decent beds (by Turkey's standards).

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2010

My friend and I enjoyed our stay at Tuncay Pension very much. The rooms are simple, but clean. The breakfast was also simple, but was fres and plenty to start the day and included some of the best bread I had while in Turkey. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. They helped us book a flight back to Istanbul, secure a pension in our next stop, and personally escorted us to a shuttle bus. Laundry was returned perfected folded and completely dry. Yes, the free shuttle to Ephesus was through a carpet shop, but they too provided excellent service. We originally were only going to spend one night in Selcuk, but wound up staying for 3. We really enjoyed ourselves there, certainly due to the sights, but also because we so enjoyed the staff of the pension and carpet shop.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2009

Tuncay Pension is a brilliant place to stay when in Selcuk. The rooms are good value, the terrace and courtyard are shady and the breakfasts are fabulous. The owners were exceptionally friendly and kind, including looking after us when my travel companion was sick and carrying his bag to the bus stop. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2009

Well located and friendly, as well as with the several extra details that made it more pleasant. Good value for money, excellent breakfast in the patio (Turkish style), helpful in getting to the archeological site and in practical tips for our travel... Recommended.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2008

I recently stayed at the Tuncay while visiting Turkey with my mother. We had a rental car, so had the chance to drive around town and look at most of the places (since my mom was with my mom was with me, I wanted to stay at the nicest place I could). We looked at a dozen places including the Bella was a bit gloomy and grim and the Nilya was super pricey. While walking along, we saw this place and stopped in because we liked the location.

The owner speaks English EXCELLENTLY and he knows the city and area well. We had just driven from Pergama where our car had been broken into and a window smashed. The owner called the rental agency, arranged for the car to be fixed at a nearby shop, and even took us there and picked us up. He went way way out of his way to help us. It was really above what he needed to do.

We were just lucky because we actually chose the place because the rooms were spotless clean, modernish, cheery, and the space was pretty and safe (we wanted security after the car breakin). They have really nice public spaces which had speedy Internet access. And, it was much cheaper than anyplace else in town. I think i twas really nice. I would recommend for any of my friends coming through Turkey.

Also, there are some good restaurants just a quick stroll from this place:

- The cute little bakery/pastry shop right at the cross walk on the other side of the big street has amazing cheese/spinach/sweet things for nothing.
- Pinaar Pide on the second street has really good Pides - just watch how much take away busines they do.
- Down the street on the same side at the very end is a great little place doing lots of business - can't remember the exact name but it is yellow.

  • Liked — Location, Clean, Modernish
  • Disliked — Too cold outside to sit in courtyard
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2008

Very good pension in the heart of Selcuk (so very good to visit Ephesus and Izmir also). Room and bathroom were clean and big and the pension has a very big and relaxing common area outside (where breakfast is served).
The staff (a couple) was very helpful and they have also a sweet dog!
So if you choose Tuncay Pension, you will do the right choice!!

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tuncay Pension
Address: Isa Bey Mah. Sehit Polis Metin Tavaslioglu Cad. No 13, Selcuk, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #19 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Selcuk
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Number of rooms: 11
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