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Asena Motel
Ranked #36 of 63 Hotels in Dalyan
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“Excellent place”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is a great little hotel clean and comfortable, near to town and well priced. Very helpful and friendly owners who will give you good tips. Very nice garden & bar, but just a little comment, the beer there at 8YTL was the most expensive we had anywhere in Turkey (we visited many different bars/restaurants and many with stunning views, prices ranged from 4-7 YTL). Other than that a great place. One word of warning. Avoid Palmiyra restaurant in town. Lousy food and aggressive when not paying full price because of poor quality. Volkan knows the owners have a big problem, in fact we were the second guest of his in a week to have a problem. You have been warned!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank nigelom
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Our Dear Friends;

Thank you for your kind reviews. We are happy to hear that you have finished your little tour of Mediterranean coast and went home safe. I just wanted to correct the comment you have made about the price of beer :) Its actually 6 tl for large beer in our bar and 8 tl for a glass of red wine which we serve the best quality wine produced in Turkey. Since you were drinking wine and beer I believe you must have confused the prices so just wanted to clarify that.

We hope to see you here again soon and wish you all the best.

Best Wishes
Volkan
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Kent, UK
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

This is our second visit to Dalyan, and was very surprised to discover a new bar in town!
The Enjoy Bar is run by Volkan & Shebnam, and is fantastic. Not only do they both make you feel extremely welcome, Shebnam's cooking is second to none. (Rather like a female Gordon Ramsey, without the swearing of course).
We ate on our second night, & although we didn't have the set menu, the four dishes we had were cooked to perfection. The food is good & honest, with a truly Turkish theme and priced very reasonably.
The unique bar with it's relaxing surroundings is the perfect place to just chill and enjoy a wide variety of drinks & fantastic cocktails expertly constructed by Shebnam. There isn't a cocktail she does not know.
Volkan is the perfect gentleman & host. He will make you feel extremely welcome and before long we became very good friends.
All in all, if you visit Dalyan any time this year & do not visit the Enjoy Bar, you will truly be missing out on a wonderful experiance. We continued to call in for a late 'night cap' practically every night of our 17 day stay and were welcomed like family.
In a nutshell........ VISIT THIS BAR ASAP!!! 'PUKKA'

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Dear Julian & Hilary;

Thank you for your great comments. The times we spent with you and your family are great memories that we will never forget. Each day was a special day that we spent with our great friends. Well this was a start of great friendship. We have long years to spend together which we will always look forward to. We truly love you and so glad that you had walked into Asena Motel.

Best Wishes
Volkan & Sebnem
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Beckenham, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

This was our second year in Dalyan and it was just as amazing as the first. Asena Motel and Enjoy Bar are incredible places which we visited very frequently while we were staying in Dalyan, we loved it so much there one night we didn't leave until 5:00 am. The people working there are truly genuine and kind people and although we only stayed for 2 weeks, we all became really great friends and are going back next year! I recommend you go to Dalyan and stay at The Asena Motel and drink in Enjoy Bar because we all loved it there and miss it already!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Dear Faye;

Thank you so much for your great comment. You have brought so much joy to our lives that we wish you never had to leave. Thank you so much for keeping us a great company and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Best Wishes
Volkan & Sebnem
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North Devon
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We were a little nervous, going back to a hotel where you have such good memories when it’s under new management. We need not have worried, the new team Sebo and Volkan are excellent and the welcome just as friendly.

The Asena has simple clean and comfortable rooms with air conditioning and wet room bathrooms. Outside a swimming pool is kept in great condition and we spent many hours around and most importantly in it. We feel the accommodation offers excellent value for money.

The biggest change has been that a round bar has been built in the garden around a tree, it looks great and is a good focal point.

There are many good and some great restaurants in the area and in previous years we have eaten somewhere different each night, however food is also available each evening now at the Asena and its so good we found it difficult to go elsewhere! Sebo does a different fixed price menu of mezzes, main course and fruit dessert all based on locally purchased or home grown products. They have limited the number they do so book its worth it. Its priced very competitively when you compare it to the restaurants around and so much better. (See the photos) Once a week they have a BBQ, it had live music and attracted a full house.

I wish this place was closer, you can see from my other reviews that I like my food and in this convivial atmosphere I would be their all the time.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We discovered Asena by chance just walking by. The notice outside was inviting and welcoming. That was just the taster. The hosts - Volcan and Shebnam and their team make you feel so welcome. We enjoyed several meals there which were excellent. But the whole ambience of the place is so comfortable. You can easily sit and chat at the fabulous 'tree' bar and you don't feel you need to have a drink you can just chat if you want to! We chatted so much that we plan to return next year after a travelling trip round Turkey which will end at Asena Motel and this is due to Volkan's offer to help with travel arrangements. Excellent customer service!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Hi Catherine;

We miss you here so much already and can't wait for next year. We will do our best to organize your next year special Turkey trip which will end at Asena with your family. You will love Capadocia, Troy, Pamukkale, Ephesus and Datca. In each place a friend of us will be taking care of you and we will find you a good price flight tickets. We just want you to return as soon as possible so we can continue from where we left.

please take good care until we see you again, than we will take good care of you and your family :)

Best Wishes
Volkan & Sebnem
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Yarm, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Dalyan is the most amazing place, it is truly beautiful. I have been to Dalyan many times and stay at the Asena Motel it is a wonderful motel. Volkan & Sebnem are extremely attentive hosts. You could not wish for better. I recommend you go to Dalyan and stay at The Asena I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Karen L

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Asena Motel, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Hi Karen;

Thank you for your great comments. We can't wait to see you again in August and we all miss you here.

Best Wishes
Sebnem & Volkan
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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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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Thank RonLovett
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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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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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