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Hotel Nilya
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I spent one night here and can't recommend it highly enough. It's a bit of a challenge in the winding roads, but a great treasure when you do come upon it. The owners are both fantastic and will sit you down for a welcome tea and give you the lay of the land. The location is fantastic, and everything is walking distance. Do take advantage of their great rooftop meal at the Hotel Bella, their other property. The rooms are great, service is top notch and the this is THE place you should stay at for 5 our Ephesus trip.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed one night in this charming hotel. Had two rooms adjacent each other. Rooms very nicely decorated and neat and clean bathrooms. Nice breakfast in quiet outdoor courtyard. Very close to historical sites and could walk everywhere. Ate dinner at sister hotel (Bella)- was ok food but great view on rooftop opposite ruins. Quiet and comfy. Helpful staff. Free tea and coffee in reception.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Randolph, New Jersey
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

My sister and I stayed at the Nilya for 3 nights in April 2014. We were met at the airport and escorted to the charming hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood, only 3 blocks from the town. Our room was nicely decorated with Turkish carved wooden beds. The courtyard was charming to sit in, and the lobby where we had breakfast had shelves of guide books we could borrow.

The owner sat with us and lent us guide books, and explained what we should visit and how we should see things. The next day after a good breakfast with eggs made to order and fruits and yougurt, the owner drove us and some other hotel guests to the entrance to Ephesus, and then picked us up 3 hrs later and took us to a charming place for lunch by christian catacombs, and then to see other famous ruins in the area. The next day he drove us to a charming hilltop wine village. Unbelievable service.
I also want to mention that their other hotel - the Bella 2 blocks away, has a wonderful rooftop restaurant. The 4 course meal was so good and so reasonable priced that we ate there 2 nights in a row.

Room Tip: we were on a 2nd floor room at the Nilya. It is quiet and very peaceful. The Bella is a little nois...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Pensacola, Florida
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We did not expect the most inviting hotel to be Hotel Nilya...it was decorated very nicely with Turkish ceramics, woodwork. The views from the patio are incredible. Our room had a very nice bathroom, beds comfortable. We really enjoyed the breakfast and
dinner. Hotel staff are very hospitable. Ephesus was only 5 km away.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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147 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a small hotel that is wonderously decorated. The walls in and out of the rooms are full of pretty ceramics and furniture. There's a flat screen TV over the fireplace but no TV in the room. The breakfast was quite good served in the reception. Fatima did a good job every morning, The small garden resembled the rest of the decor...meticulous

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

My friend and I stayed at Hotel Nilya in early February before we visited Ephesus. It was the perfect hotel to stay for a night or two and explore the area. We drove from Pamukkale and the hotel provided directions and suggested we stop in Aphrodisias on our way. We decided to take the slight detour and it was well worth the visit. Once we got to Selcuk it took us a minute to find the hotel, but overall the directions were excellent. The hotel is quaint, with a beautiful courtyard and traditional decorations.

Our room was small and clean, with very traditional decorations. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was clean with a nice shower. The service at the hotel was excellent, with everyone being incredibly friendly and helpful. We had a delicious traditional breakfast before we took the free shuttle to Ephesus. We finished a little ahead of the scheduled pick up time and we called the hotel and were picked up promptly. I think it was the co-owner who picked us up and he took us to pick up some Gozleme to go for the next part of our road trip.

My friend had a couple of rugs she had purchased in Bordum that she decided to ship home before we moved on. Their sister hotel, Bella, has a beautiful store (where I bought some pillow cases) and they helped my friend ship her rugs homes.

Overall, we had a great quick stay at the Hotel Nilya. It is a perfect location and hotel to explore Ephesus and the surrounding area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Hamtramck, Michigan
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Hotel Nilya for a one day sojourn in Selcuk. The co-owner, Nazmi, was absolutely wonderful. He offered terrific suggestions for our day and drove us to Ephesus, the ruins of the Church of the Seven Sleepers, and the remains of the Temple of Artemis. He recommended a small restaurant specializing in Gozleme (essentially a type of Turkish crepe) for lunch, and this was probably the best meal of our trip. The hotel itself was immaculate and beautifully decorated with high quality Ottoman-style artwork. It is located on a side street in the village of Selcuk, about two blocks from the ruins of St. John's Basilica and the Isa Bey Mosque (both very interesting and worth seeing). The courtyard of the hotel is a real treat, with an old lemon tree adding a nice touch. The hotel also offers a shuttle service to and from Izmir airport, which was very convenient. Our driver, Ali, was very friendly and prompt. Nazmi also owns a small gallery a few blocks from the hotel, specializing in collectable Turkish art. The only conceivable point against this hotel is that there are no televisions in the room (although we certainly did not miss the t.v. - who wants to watch t.v. when you're in such beautiful surroundings). Overall, I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Hotel Nilya
Address: Ataturk Mah. 1051 Sok. No:7 | Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Selcuk
#2 Family Hotel in Selcuk
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Nilya 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nilya, located in the quiet area of St Johns Basilica. With 12 rooms, some 1st floor balcony level, views through the valley to 13th Cent. Isabey Mosque, Pamucak beach, beautiful sunsets or overlooking the garden courtyard. Other rooms on the ground floor opening to the garden courtyard, outdoor seating amongst trees, flowers, bird song and waterfall. Rooms are decorated in traditional Ottoman style, with hand carved furniture and marbled bathrooms. WI-FI access in each room. Relax in our lounge area with open fire (seasonal), enjoy filtered coffee or a drink from our bar, while relaxing with a book, or talking with other guests. Located within 5-10 mins walking distance of historical sites, museum and town centre. Free shuttle service to Ephesus. A mere 300 mtrs, 2 min walk from our other hotel, Hotel Bella. ... more   less 
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