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“Fantastic location, lovely staff”
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Hotel Akay
Ranked #19 of 33 Hotels in Selcuk
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Checked in late after long drive and ferry from Greece. Helpful staff. Room spacious, clean and comfortable. Would have liked light switches near beds and a few wall sockets rather than extensions, but this is a minor detail. We're still here now. had lovely breakfast this morning and dinner from restaurant next door but sadly a couple booked into the room next door and have been making ominous noises for past two hours. I wouldn't like to elaborate but its very loud and very embarrassing! Thankfully my family is asleep right now!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Claire H
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Enjoyed the pool and the terrace beside it. Breakfast was only average and left out uncovered for rather a long time. Staff very helpful with transport to Ephasus and town. At age 76 I found the number of stairs daunting...32 up to breakfast on the roof, another two flights down from room to pool so this could be a consideration for older guests. Roof terraces are shared between occupants of two rooms which proved a solution to a problem as I was given anti-diarrhoea tablets by our fellow guests on the terrace in order to survive a four hour bus journey. Note I had eaten at the restaurant next door not at the hotel although I cannot be sure I picked up a tummy bug there but hygiene standards seemed low. The cook was smoking and there were numerous hungry cats around the tables. Otherwise an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed for 3 extra nights, last minute, in Selcuk. Hotel Akay was more than accommodating. It is clearly a family-run hotel, but everyone is very professional and eager to help. Clean, quiet rooms. Reasonable prices. We were excited to stay at a hotel with a pool, and the pool and subsequent courtyard were always clean and quiet. Just around the corner from the Saint John Basilica and the Isabey Mosque, in the old part of the city. Also within walking distance of the Temple of Artemis and the city center. Wished we could have stayed longer, but alas, work was calling us back. I would recommend this place to all of my friends for sure.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank CLS918
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed in Akay Hotel for two days 5th and 6th of August 2013. When we arrived the room was ok but the toilet cover was not cleaned! (urine from the previous guest I suppose).
The roof top breakfast is a good idea, but somehow flies have to be kept away, or else food must be covered. Butter was under direct sunlight and had melted.
The price is rather too much for what it offers.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Michail P
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The hotel picked us up at the airport in Izmir, an hour away. We had rooms in the new section on the pool. The rooms were quiet, modern, and the finishings were high quality, though the room, and especially the bath, was small. The outdoor private patio was huge! The pool was beautiful and very private with an adjacent bar area. The rooftop restaurant is good (I selected my fish directly from the cooler), and it overlooks the 5th century remains of the church of St John (the apostle's remains are supposed to have been there), a modern mosque (12th century!) and the ancient remains of the temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world. The location is perfect for touring Ephesus. The hotel is family owned and is extremely well run, friendly, and helpful. It just felt good! Is it the Four Seasons? No. It is a very comfortable place to stay near Ephesus, and a great place to relax for a few days and see western Turkey by day trips. The staff is exceptional. They define Turkish hospitality! You will love it too. Say hi to Ria for me!

Room Tip: The new sections on the pool are probably the best.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

the hotel was situated just off the main area and was very quiet. The room was comfortable and clean. We had dinner the night we stayed which was very nice but we found that the breakfast very average with not much selection. The staff was extremely helpful and would do anything to help you including driving us to the Ehpesus ruins.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Wayter
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This nice small hotel suited us well, particularly in comparison with where we could have stayed. It feels like staying in a nice quiet Turkish village just by being slightly off the main road. After Istanbul, it was a delightful change! We were upgraded to the rooms by the pool, which were nicer. The pool is great to cool off in a hot day's sightseeing. The staff were helpful. Everything was clean and worked. We were in one of back rooms behind the pool which I like because it was cool and dark and meant we didn't need the air conditioning at night (not that it didn't work, I just prefer not to sleep with it on). We drove through Kusadasi (the closest big town) on the way to a national park for lunch and a swim (a great recommendation from the hosts) and were very very pleased not to have stayed at one of the big hotels there.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Amelia J
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Address: Isabey Mah. 1054 Sokak 3, Selcuk 35927, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 33 Hotels in Selcuk
Price Range: $45 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Akay 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a welcoming and friendly hotel located next to Isa Bey Mosque and just a short walk to the town center. Our hotel has 23 rooms, 51 beds. 9 rooms with Satellite system TV, Bathroom , A/C. Wake up service, Internet, Laundry service, parking lot, safety box at reception, book exchange, pick up from bus station, horse ride. This is the place where you can experience the best dishes of the Traditional Turkish Cuisine, while you enjoy the magical views of Isabey Mosque, St. John Church and the Temple of Artemis. We have swimming-pool in our garden, you can sunbathe on free deck chairs. A garden bar that you can have some cold drinks. ... more   less 
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