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“Best service I've ever had in any hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Amazon Antique

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Amazon Antique
Ranked #13 of 32 Selcuk B&B and Inns
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“Best service I've ever had in any hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was the easiest five out of five I have ever given. This place is just amazing.
It's a nice simple hotel with a lovely courtyard. The thing that makes it amazing are the people who run it.

We stayed for two nights. The first day we asked them what the best way to Efesus would be and they offered to give us a ride to the top entrance. Apparently no one was available to do so but a few minutes later there was a cab to drive us up there which they payed for! Unbelievable service!

The second evening we had an early dinner. I was very tired and had a headache so I wanted to go to bed early. When we arrived at the hotel there was a dinner party in the courtyard. The people weren't noisy but off course it does make some noise.
Before we reached our room one of the guys working that night apologized for the inconvenience but we told him it was no problem at all.
After a while there was a knock on our door. The same guy offered us a room in there other hotel if we wanted. It was such a blessing, I had the best nights sleep in weeks and the hospitality was just hart warming.
We could leave our bags at Amazon Antique and walked over to Amazon Petit Palace. They've just opened this hotel two months ago and it looks amazing.

Both hotels have an exellent location and you can park safely in the street.

If you go to Selcuk, you cant's go wrong staying at either hotel. I've never left any hotel with such a good feeling.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

I was there for two nights and it was totally satisfiying. it is a small, simple, cute and clean place. all facilities are working properly. staff is really friendly and helpful. you are close to Sirince, Kusadasi, Efes and many other places as well.. i really enjoyed with the smell of jasmine.. i wouldn't search for another one.

Room Tip: Standard room with double bed is reallly enough for a couple. fyi..
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Ideal, value hotel for family sightseeing holiday with older teenagers. Unbeatable location and charming staff. Felt like an oasis of calm. Free wifi and lifts to Ephesus and Otgar.
Nice food which was good value, even able to cope with a gluten-free, vegetarian!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Emre and his cousin are so friendly and helpful. As his cousin grew up in Sulcuk, he gave us many info which helped us a lot. The environment is cozy and warm. I even love the neighborhood. They provide traditional breskfast (according to LP s definition), free wi-fi. It s a lovely place. It s located near st john basilica n bus station.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

All of the praise here for the owners, Emre and his cousin, is well deserved. They are great business people and really work hard to please their guests (and they succeed!). The location is just about ideal--a block away from the Isa Bey mosque and St. John's, around the corner from the Temple of Artemis, and easily walkable to the center, where you can catch a bus, do some grocery shopping, eat at restaurants, or visit the terrific weekly market (Saturdays, not to be missed). We walked to Ephesus, despite offers of free rides from Emre (and others--they are shopkeepers and hoteliers are very solicitous). One review here claims that walking to the center takes 30-40 min. involving hills, but that's not accurate. It is possible to walk to the center without scaling any hills (go around the hill instead of over it), and it should take only 15 min. tops. It is VERY close to all you'd want to do in Selcuk. I can also highly recommend a minibus ride to Şirince. They have a great market on Sundays, where you can sample lots of wines, buy handmade soaps, and shop for fresh produce and textiles. The ride from Izmir airport couldn't be easier. Skip the cab and take the train. It is only 4.80 Turkish Lira! The train station is fairly close by, and Emre will give you a lift. In sum, this is a terrific place to stay while visiting the area. You would be hard pressed to find more hospitable hosts or greater convenience to the places you want to visit or activities you wish to do. Simply wonderful.

The rooms are small and simple. The courtyard is a wonderful oasis, and the breakfast area is very charming.

Room Tip: Rooms open to a beautiful garden courtyard in a Greek farmhouse style. This is a very small hotel. Y...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

The place, the cost, the comfort and the host Emre. Located close to all the tourist sites, it saves time and money in travelling around. To add to it Emre fetched us and dropped us at the bus stop. That's not all, he even offered to drop us at Ephesus. He gave honest advice and suggested best ways to travel. Definitely a place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

The rates are very affordable, and the rooms are basic, but comfortable. Hot water in the showers, a good breakfast with instant coffee as much as you want, and the usual fresh fruit, cheeses, bread and salami.

Emre (the landlord) was very friendly and went out of his way to help us. He fetched us at the bus station, pointed out some tourist sites on the way to the hostel, allowed us to use the room from the morning (the shower was very welcome after the overnight bus), recommended tours, took us to the Efes upper gate, and took us to the bus station afterwards.

Very highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Amazon Antique
Address: Ataturk Mah. No:6 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Amazon Antique 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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