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Ponz Boutique Hotel
Ranked #46 of 156 Hotels in Kusadasi
Reviewed June 16, 2013

When our family of 7 wound our way to the front of Ponz, we were wondering whether we had been taken for a right ride! We had done a day of driving in from Marmaris and spent the day in Ephesus (wonderful wonderful) and in Selcuk town (where there was a big weekly market on Thursday).

When we entered the Ponz at the ground floor, things looked dank and depressing.

It was when we hit level 1 that things changed. Here was a long woody bar, with seating inside and out on the porch, facing a largish swimming pool with rooms all around the pool and bar. We met Michelle (general manager? owner? head chef?) who quickly sorted out some minor issues with our rooms.

Ponz is a British setting. The food was excellent, and available when you wanted it. The team of Michelle and Jojo (her husband) were courteous, friendly and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. We were fed drinks and burgers within 30 minutes of our arrival; and our bag of clothes laundered away the next morning.

My only regret (michelle) is that I never ended up using their kitchen to cook up some butter chicken (chicken tikka masala) for dinner. Michelle has promised however to look up my blog, and who knows, it could be added to her menu by the time you get there!

A beach is 300m away from the hotel, and a truly efficient bus service (#5 and #10) take you from the corner of the hotel to the kusadasi harbour every 5 minutes. Cost was 15.50 lira for 7 of us - so pretty effective; and this allows you to see some of the town and decide where you want to come and spend time.

We spend quite a while in the main town area; and half a day at the waterpark. Which is avoidable honestly, unless you havent been to one before. We've been to the one in Dubai at the Atlantis, and after that, this one came up short on the thrill factor!

Room Tip: Ponz has 2 room suites (rooms are small), and regular rooms that we used. It's a small hotel wit...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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MaviB16, General Manager at Ponz Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

Thanks for takıng the tıme to gıve us a revıew.

After a total rehaul of the old Ponz Apart Hotel.. you arrıved just as we had opened and were fınıshıng off a few thıngs.. our new bar and the turkısh baths and spa were ın the process of completıon whıch ıs why I can seee why you felt our entrance was depressıng.

I am glad we managed to sort out your rooms so you were all together as a famıly and not as you had booked on 2 seperate areas.

Jo jo ıs the barman, ha ha not my husband, Yılmaz my husband was the one who helped you choose your route to your next destınatıon.

I regret also not gettıng to see you cookıng your famous chıcken dısh but I wıll as promısed be havıng a try and wıll cook ıt for you when you next come to Kusadası.

Glad to hear you had an enjoyable experıence wıth us and hope you all enjoyed the rest of your travels.


Once agaın thanks for takıng the tıme to gıve us a revıew from Yılmaz, Mıchelle and Team Ponz

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The Ponz has updated the whole place this year. After staying and visiting for the past 8 years I can't wait to see it. The food is great, staff and owners more than helpful. It's great for families as it 2 minutes from the beautiful Ladies Beach. They always arrange your transfers and give good advice on which sight seeing trips to see. Or you can just relax around the pool and in the evening relax with a drink and watch the spectacular sunset.

Room Tip: What ever your needs ask the advice of the staff
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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MaviB16, General Manager at Ponz Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Thanks for your lovely revıew - ıts not only customers who stay that can gıve us a revıew - we welcome people who also use our facılıtıes.

Once agaın thanks for takıng the tıme to gıve us your revıew, much apprecıated

Yılmaz and Mıchelle and Team Ponz

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I have never actually stayed at The Ponz as i have my own Villa .However i have eaten there many times.The menu is varied , well priced and the food is really lovely ! The place is really spotless and the hosts , Michelle &Yilmaz Babat are really welcoming and friendly , nothing is too much trouble for them and their team . The Hotel has recently undergone a major upgrade and looks fantastic .They often have entertainment on too . The location is a stones throw from the lovely Ladies Beach .There is a lovely pool that everyone can use too .Well worth a visit , your first will most definately not be your last ! A hidden gem .

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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MaviB16, General Manager at Ponz Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Thanks so much for takıng the tıme to gıve us a revıew, Your comments are much apprecıated.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Having stayed in the original and the newly refurbished Ponz, the song,'things can only get better' springs into my mind.And believe me,they have got even better.A much more varied [if you have the time,try everything ] menu,fantastic cocktails,excellent staff,and of course,the finest hosts in,Michelle and Yilmaz.Nothing is too much trouble.Dont take my word for it.Try if for yourself,you will not regret it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are absolutely fine.no noise or any disturbances.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Havrry1963
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MaviB16, General Manager at Ponz Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Thanks for takıng the tıme to wrıte us a revıew - your comments are much apprecıated

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

my self and my wife and daughter and grandkids paid a return visit to the ponz hotel kusadasi ladies beach turkey wow all new rooms with tv in sitting room new showers new bar all the comforts of home hospitality still the same yilmas and michelle could not have better jo jo bar man brill with the kids food excellent and service super cant fault in any way and the lovely wendy on hand if u have any problems love the big bean bags by the pool have to say all in all;hard to beat right next to beach and bus stops out side front door if u want to go to town will be back again sep thanks for brill week kids loved it family room super

Room Tip: if u want family holiday could do no better
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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MaviB16, General Manager at Ponz Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Thanks for takıng the tıme to gıve us a revıew, your comments are always apprecıated!

Look forward to seeıng you on your next to us agaın, ıts always our pleasure to have you stay wıth us.
Regards to all the famıly!

Yılmaz, Mıchelle and team Ponz!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Ponz hotel has been refurbished and the decor is lovely its high standard of cleanliness and hospitality have been maintained I have just spent 2 weeks there and had a great time it is nice to stay in a place were they put the comfort and care of the guest first it is a perfect choice for first time visitors to Turkey you will feel welcome and Michelle and Yilmas are only too willing to sort any minor problems you may have as all us frequent visitors know looking forward to going back as they are adding a turkish baths and sauna which will complement the beauty treatments available

Room Tip: all rooms have a balcony overlooking the pool and are spacious
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MaviB16, General Manager at Ponz Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Thanks for takıng the tıme to gıve us a revıew, your comments are always apprecıated!

Look forward to seeıng you on your next to us agaın soon, ıts always our pleasure to have you stay wıth us.

Yılmaz, Mıchelle and team Ponz!

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We always had a wonderful time in Ponz Hotel!
Just want to book our 5th holiday! Good for everyone, big group of friends, family with children, couples...etc! The rooms are clean and comfortable!
Ladies beach is a few steps away, the food is fantastic!
Crew is the best I have ever met!!!!!
We do not want to go anywhere else BUT Kusadasi PONZ Hotel!!!
We can hardly wait to be there again!!!
Love it!!

Room Tip: all of them are good!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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MaviB16, General Manager at Ponz Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2013

Thanks for takıng the tıme to gıve us a revıew, your comments are always apprecıated!

Look forward to seeıng you on your next to us agaın soon, some crazy nıghts ahead! and of course the karaoke!

Yılmaz, Mıchelle and team Ponz!

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Additional Information about Ponz Boutique Hotel

Address: Kadinlar Denizi Mah. Celal Atik Sk. No 15, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey (Formerly Ponz Apart Hotel)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #46 of 156 Hotels in Kusadasi
Price Range: $31 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ponz Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The all new Ponz Hotel has been totally refurbished in 2013 with 2 new floors added along with a Turkish bath and sauna, massage and treatment rooms plus a nail and beauty salon. The Hotel has wifi throughout the building and each room has air con (avail at a daily rate) and flat screen tv’s, along with a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. We also have 12 self catering studios which sleep between 1 to 4 people and have 2 self catering duplex apartments which sleeps 6 people situated beside the pool. Disabled access throughout the hotel. Fully licenced restaurant and bar upstairs serving bar snacks, light bites, and a full a la carte menu throughout the day and the night. Fully licenced café bar situated on the ground floor serving hot and cold snacks, sports tv, and a chance to sit and relax watching the world go by. Only 80 metres off the ever popular ladies beach offering a wide variety of restaurants & bars plus a good selection of shops and a large supermarket. The local bus to town is almost directly outside the hotel which takes you right into town. With repeat customers coming back over and over for the last 20 years, the Ponz is a firm favourite for its homely family feel. Any special requests, birthdays or anniversaries, please tell us, we will endeavor to accommodate. Relax and enjoy your holiday at the Ponz, where you come in as a guest and leave as a friend. ... more   less 
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