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Canberra Hotel
Ranked #18 of 33 Hotels in Selcuk
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The staff at this hotel were fantastic particularly the manager who seemed to pop up everywhere. Unusually for hotels of this grade outside of Instanbul it had a lift so no lugging suitcases up four flights of stairs - although you still need to walk up the final flight to the rooftop terrace.

The room was roomy and led out onto a nice little balcony. We slept with the door opent for airflow and felt completely safe. Beds and linen nice and clean.

The food on the terrace was nice enough but overpriced. Breakfast was basic but plentiful.

The bathroom was small to say the least the door opens hitting the basin, which seemed to be a feature of all the rooms and the shower didn't drain terribly well but there were no cleanliness problems.

Good wifi and great communal areas on the rooftop and lobby for catching up with friends.

Its location is a quick five minute stroll into the village and St John's Basilica and if you really wanted to you could probably even walk to Ephesus - although we caught a bus.

Overall I would stay again and would be happy with the quality for the price.

Room Tip: It is close to a Mosque - as are many places in Turkey but I managed to sleep through every call to...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Canberra hotel is very easy to find from the Otogar in Selcuk. It was located near to a hospital and also very easy to walk from the hotel to the town shopping area and also other attractions like Ephesus, Basilica of Saint John, Temple of Artemis and others. The moment we arrived at Otogar , we were surprised to meet the owner brother and he is very helpful to direct us. I was soon to know that this hotel was run by family and they are friendly and has done a good job keeping up the level.

The room was nice, we stayed for a night in twin room for €30 and we had good sleep during the night. Breakfast was ok, like all other traditional Turkey breakfast, even thought only few selections but good enough for a good start of the day. However, It would be great if they provide electric hot water kettle for hot beverage in the room.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

One reason to love about this hotel is : location.

The hotel is just 10mnts walk from the Otobus / Otogar (bus terminal), it is also 10mnts walking from the AtlasJet drop-off ( we were using the free shuttle bus from AtlasJet from Izmir to Selcuk).

There is an outdoor tea cafe just in-front of the hotel, next to it is a mosque. Next to the mosque is a Korean resto (you might wonder why on earth a korean resto doing in Selcuk, but there it is), nearby the otogar you'll find bunch of turkish resto/cafes. I remember there is one shop selling turkish delight and baklava. Oh dear.. the baklava is good...

The owner of the hotel can help you in case you need to call a cab to go to Ephesus, he will give you advise on what route best suits you if you need to go to see other attractions. For me and my wife, the only time we go using automotive is to go to Ephesus. The rest is by walking. Yes.. the hotel is close to many attractions.

Room/Hotel ameneties are standards, a heater lamp, double bed, hot shower, and a small escalator. We choose one bed at the 3rd floor so we can have a balcony. Oh, since it is a budget hotel they dont provide the room with a bottled water nor a water boiler. You need to go to the dining area at the ground floor or call the receptionist for that.

Yet, for a budget consious traveller like me and my wife, this hotel suits us well. We shall recommend it to other budget travellers.

Room Tip: ask for the room at the 2nd or 3rd floor which has balcony
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I stayed at this hotel two days ago. The breakfast was good and the location is perfect. The owners of the hotel were so friendly. I read some bad reviews about that hotel's bathrooms. But they renewed the bathrooms and I am the first guest who used the new bathroom. The room was so clean. Definitely I recommend Canberra Hotel!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The rooms are date and run down and not all that pleasant to stay in. The price is low so can't expect too much. Amazingly beautiful sunsets on the terrace. The staff were beyond helpful. They talked us through our plans for the day and offered suggestions and great information for transport to Ephesus and Sirince (highly recommend making the journey here - fantastic village town). We were lent a book to guide us through the site of Ephesus. Got a complimentary transfer to the train station on departure. Really very friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

If it's customer service you want, stay here! Lovely hotel with the nicest people. Very helpful and very friendly! I would stay here again! The breakfast was also quite good and the location is perfect, a short walk from the bus station.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

View from Corner Room on 4th floor was great: internet was a bit spotty up there. Staff was good. Water was good. Breakfast was the normal Turkish Breakfast and a bit more. It was December so no go on the terrace.

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Additional Information about Canberra Hotel

Address: Ataturk Bulvari, 1067 Sokak no.15, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 33 Hotels in Selcuk
Price Range: $29 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Canberra Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms are elegantly designed, each floor in a different color. Direct telephone, shower and WC, balcony, television, air conditioning, hair dryer. Rooms with view on Isa Bey Mosque. The Castle Restaurant seats 60 persons indoors and the Terrace Restaurant seats 100 persons capacity. We offer delicious Turkish cuisine. We also have two bars, in the lobby and on the terrace. Staff will assist you in all your needs, answer all your questions and make you feel at home. ... more   less 
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