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Homeros Pension & Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 32 Selcuk B&B and Inns
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Babylon, New York
1 review
“Quiet retreat”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

We visited in early November for four days. We are low-maintenance guests that prefer mostly to wander on our own and slip quietly in and out of the hotel without too much fuss. Selcuk in November is a great place to wander the streets and eat where the locals do at their price. Homeros was good for us. The place was clean and quiet. Coming to breakfast at 9 am gave us time for a bit of relaxed conversation with Saziye, which we appreciated. Great hostess.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We loved our stay at the Homeros Pension. Dervis and his sister are wonderful people and made us feel right at home. Dervis picked us up from the airport and took us back at the end of our stay. The breakfasts were fantastic and I recommend eating at the pension at least one night for a delicious home-cooked meal (with more food than you can even eat!).

Dervis went out of his way to ensure we had a great stay in Selcuk. This included personally driving us to the Aegean Sea (no charge!) because I wanted to dip my toes in the water and he didn't want us to overpay by taking a taxi. What service!

Our room was comfortable and this pension was conveniently located. One word of warning - Ephesus isn't as close as everyone made it seem. You have to be ready for a long walk back. Also, St. Mary's house is only accessible by taxi or car (unless you want to hike 9km up a mountain). We just weren't quite prepared for how long of a walk it was back to the town.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Absolutely loved Homeros Pension! The staff were friendly, helpful and delightful--and a lot of fun!, the rooms were beautiful, clean and welcoming with nice warm bedside lighting, the breakfasts were large and delicious, and it was a joy to join the other guests over a meal cooked at the pension.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Really loved everything about this place. Cozy decor and great owners, who truly care and go the extra mile. It's a true family-run operation. Best places are the two terraces, but the actual location is also very convenient for going into town and to the bus terminal/taxi stand. I even walked back from Ephesus a couple of times, which was fun. The town of Selcuk is very cute and has a lot to offer for tourists. If you want to purchase Turkish rugs, ask for Osman - he's very trustworthy and his store is just around the corner. Breakfast at Homeros was very nice and the dinners exceptional and home cooked. You can connect with other travelers as you like and pick up great tips about other locations as well. If you come to visit Ephesus, you can do so w/out guides. Go early or stay late and try to pick a day w/out big cruise ship tourism, which makes a big difference in the crowds.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Tauranga
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Interesting place with plenty of appeal. Rooms are pretty cramped but have adequate facilities. Homely atmosphere & loungey rooms to use if you feel like staying in just to read or hang out. Owners are very helpful and cheery. Lovely to have some home cooked dinners. Excellent value for money.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

I was given a room with two twin beds to discover that I had no heater. The outside temperature was in the low 40s at night. I went to Dervish and asked him for a portable heater but he was too busy to do anything before 9:00 pm. He acted surprised either that I needed a heater or there was not one already in the room; I couldn't tell. Because of this I was moved to the first floor with twins and a heater on the wall. Not surprisingly, it did not work that night. The next morning, I asked him to check out the heater. Again, he was annoyed and sarcastically blamed it on low batteries, and then instructed me how to use the unit that only blew cold air.
There was never any heat in my room during my two nights stay. I had to sleep in all my clothes and use the bedding off the other twin. During my problem with the heater he gave me coffee in the morning and said, “Here is your coffee, Miss Plastic Smile”. Dervish is a sarcastic shallow man,who used the derogatory "Johnny" on my son-in and personally witness him at breakfast making comments about a young women that were inappropriate. I


His sister was the only positive person at Hermoeros. She was kind, helpful and sincere. My advice if you want to stay there book one night and see for yourself. We wanted to enjoy the facilities, local food (over priced) and be treated with respect.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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HomerosPension, Owner at Homeros Pension & Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Sisterutely,

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your time at Homeros. We noted with concern your complaints about the lack of heating and moved you to another room as soon as we were able the same day as you arrived, which we are convinced is quite a swift response. We do not understand why, after we moved you, you did not mention that the air conditioner unit was not blowing out hot air until the morning. If you had told us as soon as you were moved, we could have come to check it. When the unit is put on the hot air setting, it does take around 10 minutes before the room starts to warm up. So if it was blowing cool air only, most likely it was set on the cool settings. Yes the batteries in the remote control were low, we apologize for that, but we have replaced them immediately after you let us know and the air-con unit has been working perfectly fine.
As for your experience of our hospitality, we are sorry that you felt upset. We did not know at the time that we had caused you any hurt to your feelings. We try to welcome everyone, and extend friendliness and warmth. We do try to crack a joke with our guests, but it was never our intention to cause any offense. Most of our guests enter into the spirit of homeliness and fun we like to create here. As you can see from the majority of reviews we have received from our guests, they are more then happy with the service we provide. That said, it still upsets us when it appears someone is less than happy with their experience of staying with us.
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We spent 5 nights at Homeros Pension in mid October 2013. It was a terrific base for exploring the area, as close as Selcuk and Ephesus and as far as Aphrodisias, some 165 kilometers away. The Homeros provides a warm welcome (from Dervis and his sister, Saziye), consistent helpfulness, and real character. On two of the evenings we ate in house - tasty, generous and fresh meals, sampling a range of Turkish foods. The Turkish breakfast was outstanding. The rooftop terrace is a lovely bonus. Parking was free and at our door. Overall superb value and a delightful place (in an underrated town) which we wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Homeros Pension & Guesthouse
Address: Ataturk Mah. 1048. Sok. No:3 Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1991 a popular place with travelers, run by Dervis with the help of his mother (she cooks great meals) and his sister Oya. The roof terrace gives a splendid 360" view over the old part of Selcuk town, with many antique sites a stone's throw away. Guest rooms are divided over 2 buildings (across the street) and are uniquely decorated with local antiques. Most rooms have en-suite bathroom and aircon. Free: transportation to Ephesus, use of internet (wireless), bicycle use. Every evening before dinner wine is served on the roof terrace to make the beautiful sunset even more enjoyable. ... more   less 
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