For our base for a tour of Ephesus, we found a relatively new hotel called LaVista Hotel, http://www.lavistahotel.net/index_en.html.
It was within walking distance of the tourist area in Kusadasi. It sits on a cliff above a pretty cove. It does not have direct beach access, but apparently there is a spot to swim in the ocean nearby.
It has a lovely pool and all rooms have ocean views. The rooms were clean and spacious but of an odd decor--our room was all pink and flowers, not what one expects from an oceanside hotel.
The food in the restaurant was actually quite good--excellent seafood. The breakfast was tasty, but certain beverages were extra--cappucinos and espressos and juices. The regular coffee was awful.
My only real complaint was the service. The staff do not speak English well so we had some trouble communicating with the servers at the pool and restaurant. Also, we arrived there after a long day of travel. As we were checking in, I asked the woman checking me in for a glass of water. She declined and told me that I had to get water from my mini bar in my room at $3.50 US after we completed check-in (which took 30 minutes). We were taking two rooms for two nights and they could not give me a drink of water! I would have complained but she was the manager on duty. I thought that the hotel could use some training in customer service! Also, the water at the restaurant is less expensive than the minibar. Better yet, walk into town and buy water and beverages for the fridge in the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LaVista Boutique Hotel & SPA offers a cosy and deluxe environment away from the masses where you will feel like, in your private Aegean villa with an astonishing view of Aegean Sea and unforgetable sunsets, either in our famous infinity pool or at our sunset bar sipping your coctail. ... more less
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