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“New Features To An Already Great Getaway :)”
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Asena Motel
Ranked #36 of 62 Hotels in Dalyan
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
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“New Features To An Already Great Getaway :)”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

This was my second time staying at the Asena Motel and it only got better. As soon as I arrived I recognized the owner's smiling face and instantly felt at home again. I was greeted like an old friend and told about some of the changes the Asena Motel has gone through since my last visit to Dalyan. Once I got settled in I went to explore and check out these changes for myself. The first change I saw was a beautiful bar surrounding an ash tree. The bar seemed so natural and inviting, I had to sit down and enjoy a few drinks to soak in the beautiful view. After working up an appetite talking with one of the owners(Volkan), I decided to get some of this great new food the Asena Motel had to offer since my last visit. I was not disappointed, once again the cuisine exceeded my expectations. It was a beautiful mix of gourmet and comfort food all in one. I was even introduced to the Chef (Sebnem), and got to thank them personally. It was just another example of that personal touch that the Asena does so well. Also they now have a professional kitchen that allows the Asena to make better use of all the local produce and fish it has just outside it's door.

Once again the Asena get's an excellent rating from me. The only downside is having to leave:(


-Ron L.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Dear Ron;

Thank you for your great comments. We miss you here so much too. It was our great pleasure to see you enjoy the Turkish food even the things you never had eaten before. We can not forget the night you had eaten 100 stuffed mussels :) Its a record that is difficult to beat :) It was really a blast and good times with you here and really look forward to seeing you again.

best Wishes
Sebnem & Volkan
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Dalyan is a wonderful place to stay in Turkey. The place is beautiful, friendly and not too big and I have stayed there many times. When i go to Dalyan I stay at the Asena which is a cosy, friendly small hotel with just 12 rooms. The service has always been great and the place is clean, it has always been a great place to stay. But this time I was in for a pleasant surprise. The place was now run by Volkan and Sebo who turn out to be to most pleasant hosts. They are very keen and have new ideas. They have built a great bar in the garden and have great live music. The garden itself is beautiful and a nice relaxing place to read a book. The food is lovely and the improvements to what was already the best place to stay in Dalyan, make the Asena the perfect place for you to stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
dear Linda;

We knew so much about you even before we met with you. All your great input to help us improve our hotel had helped us so much. We can not thank you enough. We miss the nights we hang out with you and Dave and play great music. Please give our best wishes to Dave also.

best Wishes
Volkan & Sebnem
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

First time in Turkey and may i say i loved Dalyan it is unspoilt and so beautiful i would live out there. We stayed at the ASENA MOTEL DALYAN which was great the staff were so friendly especcially VOLKAN & SEBNAM they made our stay perfect.They will do anything to make sure you are happy and relaxed in your stay with them, nothing is too much trouble for them.The bar is a added bonus to chill round and have a laugh with Volcan and Sebnam.The food is good and the Garden Restaurant is a nice touch.The hotel is very clean , nice and relaxing, very friendly and great that it is adults only.Plus it was great waking up on the morning and going for breakfast around the pool greeted by a nice cuddle from there puppy Casper she is a darling and so much fun i wanted to take her home . Cant wait to go back in August to see everyone again and have a nice cuddle from Casper.The best holiday i had and would recommend this hotel to all my family and friends. Keep it up Volkan everything is great and you all made our holiday Thank you Barbara x

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Asena Motel is situated near the Dalyan river inwhich is the most beautiful area of this small
village, I have stayed at the same Motel dating back many years,the new partners are excellent
hosts,with the new alterations to the restaurant and bar area are of very high standard,the welcome and hospitality from the owners and staff just fantastic ,its my pleasure to highly recommend this very quiet quality Motel

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Dear George;

We should thank you for being the first guest this year while we are still renovating, and bringing good luck for a great season which we met with some of the greatest people in the world. I have our picture on our wall now and all the great help and advises you gave us for improving our premises had help us so much.

Once again thank you so much and hope to see you in september.

best Wishes
Sebnem and Volkan
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We have used the Asena for many years and have always returned because of the warm friendly atmosphere and good value for money provided by the past owners Mina and Sezgin

On arrival this year we quickly realised we would not be disappointed with Volcan and Sebnem being very welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they went out of their way to ensure we had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Changes they have made include a circular bar under a large tree in the garden. This has proved to be very successful with the warm atmosphere encouraging new friendships and interesting conversation. Added to this is the extension of the cooking facilities to provide an excellent lunch menu plus organised special evening meals. I am sure anything would be made available on request.

We went on a super boat BBQ with them which again was arranged around the preference and requirements of the customers, from a swim in the Lake (which is a must as it is so warm) to a sail round the coast and a very substantial and exceptionally tasty BBQ.All this on one of the best boats in Dalyan.

Dalyan is one of those must visit places that you just fall in love with a warm friendly atmosphere throughout the town, a magical trip to the beach via the public boat bus through the reeds or a sail up the river to the lake to visit the hot springs, the mud baths or just sail on the lake and have a swim. On a saturday spend time in the amazing and colourful market jus 5 minutes stroll away.

The transfers to and from the hotel always go smoothly and will be oganised by Vokan if required .

Yes .. you've guessed it ....we are returning next year. Jean + Harry .

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, June 16, 2012
Hello from beautiful Dalyan to Dalyan Stars;

Harry & Jane, Dave & Lynn, Geoff & Joyce...

You are the stars of Dalyan and our small hotel :) and its proven on our hall of fame with your hand and foot prints...

It was difficult for us this year because everything and everyone was new to us. Even Dalyan itself was new to us. We didn't know what people would expect or how should we go on our way. We knew that you were regular customers of Asena and we knew before you came that you were easy going people but would be very straight with your thoughts. All we heard about you was correct but some info was missing. We didn't know you were the people with best manners in the world, we didn't know we could have the best conversations with you whatever it was about life, history, politics, music... we didn't know you were the people with great sense of humor and told great jokes, and we didn't know you partied like no one does...

Seriously Harry, you made things so easy for us. I know we are not perfect and there are still many improvements to be done and much more things to learn but with friends like yourselves, we will get there step by step and this place will always be the place for good hearts to re-unite.

We couldn't thank you enough for your friendship, sincerity and, companionship...

Can't tell you enough how much we miss you here...

Please take good care of yourselves and to each other until we see you again, than we will take good care of you :)

Love, most sincerely,
Volkan & Sebnem
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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

This is a delightful escape in the beautiful world of Dalyan. We had such fun and laughter with the guys who run this boutique hotel. People make all the difference when you are away from home and we were made so welcome and felt 100% safe and secure and pampered. I walked Casper the dog and we wrecked the new pathway but no one blinked an eye just laughed washed our feet and carried on the wonderful day at the Asena. I"M COMING BACK as soon as i can afford the flight etc............missed you guys and so depressed when we all got home.
We love ya!
I promise you if you want a fab relaxing hol, in a fab friendly hotel, go and meet these guys.
Thank u for a wonderful time and see you soon xxxx

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Hi Jacqueline;

We still laugh the day you walked into the wet concrete of our pathway for less mobile :) Well now you have your footprints there to remind us always the good days we spent with you here. All 5 of you were great guests that made us laugh and enjoy our days we spent with you. We also look forward to seeing you here and miss you.

Please come back soon.

best Wishes
Sebnem & Volkan
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Visited the asena motel for drinks with my family, the grounds were great with a lovely big garden poolside and a bar in the middle with views of the mountains, it was really nice and welcoming with people too match, volkan and sebnam were brilliant and arranged for us all too come back for a nightime barbeque the next day, the food was beautiful (thankyou sebnam) as was the layout and effort put into making it a night too rememeber from volkan and sebnam.
This really is a lovely hotel with great people we hope too stay here very soon, also a big thankyou too volkan who was a natural with our children and went out of his way too make their time on the boatrip he kindly arranged for us special we couldnt thankyou enough ;-)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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AsenaMotelDalyan, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, June 16, 2012
Hi Charlotte,

Thank you for your beautiful comments. We couldn't tell you enough how much we have enjoyed your company and your family. I loved being your sons' dolphin too :) Cant wait to do this all together again. You have a lovely family and you so deserve them. We love you guys. It was great pleasure to meet with you and now we know we met friends for life time.

Take good care and greetings to everyone.

Best Wishes
Volkan & Sebnem
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Property: Asena Motel
Address: Dalyan Mah. Gulpinar Mah. Gulpinar Cad. No: 47, Dalyan 48840, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Dalyan
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Dalyan
#14 Romantic Hotel in Dalyan
#23 Family Hotel in Dalyan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Asena Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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