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Selçuk is located in western Turkey in the Izmir region, and is just over a hundred kilometers from the port town Cesme, where you can catch ferries to the nearby Greek and Turkish Islands. The town is small, however it's extremely safe with great facilities.
Most people visit Selçuk to visit the well-preserved ruins of the Roman city of Ephesus. The ruins can be accessed by taxi, on foot (though the ruins are located eight kilometers out of town) or as part of an organised tour. There are plenty of tour agencies within the town that can help organise these trips, as well as trips to other nearby attractions. The tour agencies can also help with onward travel to other cities and sights, such as Pammukale or Istanbul.
There are many accommodation options in Selçuk, however you should try to book your Selçuk hostel in advance if visiting the town during the peak months (July and August), as the town gets very busy during these months. Accommodation is generally of very good standard, and most local people are extremely helpful (most are able to speak a good level of English, as well as German, particularly if working in the tourist industry). A Turkish breakfast, consisting of boiled egg, copious amounts of bread, jams, honey, tomato, and cucumber, is usually included in the price, as well as Wi-Fi, linen, towels, and sometimes toiletries. Most accommodation is located within the town center, and is in walking distance to plenty of shops, restaurants, post office, and tourist information.
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Atilla's Getaway - Travellers Resort
"Atilla's Getaway is just that -- a get-away. It is located about a five-minute drive outside of the very small little town of Selcuk which is itself an hour bus ride to the nearest medium-sized town of Kusadasi. And this is just perfect, because you don't really want to leave the Getaway. The Getaway is equipped with a large variety of rooms -- from the cheapest options of dorm rooms, to four-bed smaller rooms, to a hotel-style room. The...
"I stayed in November 2006. Both a building and a room are very clean, can calm down. I am very sorry that I stayed only in one day. I should have stayed here during a trip all the time. It was very lucky we could stay here. And he is a very kindly and nice person, I talked so with a friend. Thank you for finding us in a bus station. Thanks to you, I was able to spend wonderful time." … "It's maybe a good pension whan you are English...
"… day trips to the fascinating towns of Sirince (Greek village), Samos (Greek Island), Priene, Milet and Didyma, and also the spectacular travertines of Pamukkale. If you are comıng from Samos ın Greece, we can arrange FREE transport from the port of Kuşadasi to our guest house. Our experienced staff are happy to offer advice and help arrange your further travels throughout Turkey. Boomerang guesthouse is a small...
"Nur Pension is a nice, cozy hostel in a former house. The shared rooms are clean, the breakfast is an assortment of Turkish breads, cheese, jams, olives, and tea. The common room is lined with carpets and pillows outside, and is a great place to hang out at night. The internet is free. The showers are modern and clean, with very good water pressure -- a luxury compared to other Turkish hostels. It's on the opposite side of the train...
"… travel plans? At Atilla’s Getaway, our wealth and knowledge is paramount to travelers and that’s what makes us one of the best places to stay in Turkey! We provide a range of flexible services in an informal environment. Our staff are well traveled and their knowledge is second to none! We can help you with any enquiry, whether it’s booking flight tickets, buses or ferries to Greece, as well as any tours or activities you may wish...
"This place is fantastic!! Staff are really amazing. They'll do anything to help you out and keep you entertained. Rooftop area is great for eating their scrummy breakfasts, and then in the evening chilling with a few beers and their hookah pipe! Selcuk is great too, and there's loads to do. If you go within a hundred miles of Turkey, come and stay here!!!" … "Excellent hostel for backpackers and young couples - The hostel is an...
Vardar Family Pension
"… would like to. All the rooms are equiped with private shower and European toilet. Of course you will be applied with hot water 24 hour a day. Every room has got a balcony and you can choose between single and double beds. Some of our rooms also have airconditioning. The manager is proud to tell you that this place is recommended by several guidebooks, such as: -Rough guide -Le guide de routard -Lonely Planet -Trotter -a non...
"… you will stay for the delightful Turkish family experience. Then you will find it hard to leave Selcuk and the Homeros. Rates include a great breakfast to start the day. Dinner is optional (cooked by Momma). The clean and comfortable rooms are individually decorated with local antiques, most have en-suite bathroom and air-condition. Homeros provides transport to Ephesus, bicycle use and free Internet (wireless). Your host...
Villa Dreams II
"… outdoor pool with amazing views and plenty of space to relax and enjoy. The rooms are characterized by simple and artistic ambiance, most of them have balconies with panoramic view to the castle and the Aegean Sea. Fitted with wooden floors, all rooms include air conditioning, free internet access, private bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer. Our honeymoon suite includes a hot tub on the balcony. Most importantly you...
"This hostel has a very pleasant, friendly atmosphere. It's very comfortable, and meets all the needs for budget travelers. I highly recommend the Ürkmez Hotel." … "… and Artemission Temple are just a short walk from the hotel. Aquapark Fantasy (the largest water park in Europe) is close to the famous Pamucak sand beach and just 6km from the hotel. Natural Beaches 10-15km away. A visit to Sirince, an old Greek village famous...
"Perfect place - Staff were super friendly, the courtyard was a neat place to chill out after Ephesus, you can bring your own alcohol into the building. We even asked if they had a traditional Turkish BBQ, so the owner's sister came and made a buffet for the hostel! Dorm rooms are comfortable while not having too many beds in them. AC is free, breakfast is filling, comprising of traditional Turkish breakfast fare. All around, a perfect place...
"This hostel is situated in the centre of town, walking distance to everything you need. The bus station is a three-minute walk away. The staff were very helpful and helped us with everything we needed. The breakfast is a standard Turkish breakfast, and it is served buffet style, so you can eat as much as you want. The bathrooms were clean, but the shower pressure was not very good at all. They have an extensive library consisting of...
Wallabies Ephesus Hotel
"Bad owner - The owner of the hotel Mehmet (who likes to introduce himself as Jeff) is not a sincere person. He behaves like an amateur and starts listing all his personal problems why he can't carry out a simple request. He also said that a lot of new guests will be arriving that day and that is why he can't pay attention to me. What can you expect from a person who introduces himself with a fake foreign name (which is obviously done that way...
Dreams Guest House
"… to help make your dreams come true. So relax and soak up the culture of this historical small town. The guest house is equipped with kitchen facilities and a cushion covered movie lounge with English movies. There is a quiet garden area in the front where in the morning an optional Turkish breakfast is severed. There are single, double, triple rooms which each have a private shower and tiolets. All the rooms have a balcony and...
"Stayed here for three nights. Room was not serviced until we requested our toilet paper bin to be emptied. Towels and sheets were never changed. One light in the room was falling from the wall. Staff were just a little too pushy in recommending/selling their tours -- you may get a better deal going direct to a tour company. If you don't want to be bullied into a hotel, don't tell them where you are heading next -- they will book a place for...
"Hitit Hotel offers you a choice of holiday in living culture; you will be living in 21th. century of Selçuk history all in comfort. 96 rooms, 200 beds, air condition,balcony, hair dryer, television,minibar, central heating for public area, 24 hrs room service, dry cleaning, gift shop..." … "… Those on business trips will benefit from the meeting room (60 min. 80 max. capacity), whiteboard, slide projector, microphone, video...
"… the coast of the Aegean Sea. Opened in April 2008, Rebetika Hotel offers elegant and luxurious rooms, all with air conditioning, and many with private terraces Breathtaking views can be seen from our rooftop terrace, where you can take breakfast Rebetika Hotel is surrounded by historical wonders, including The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Isabey Mosque, the Basilica of St. Jean, and the...
"All our rooms have a private bath, balcony, TV and air-conditioning. We offer free bus shuttle service from the bus station to our hotel, as well as to Ephesus. We also have internet/wireless access." … "We are located 3 blocks from the bus station but we will have some one waiting there to pick you up and bring you to the hotel." … Atatürk Mahallesi, Sokak 3
"… the bus company counters to call Villa Dreams. Izmir airport transfer can be arranged on request (email for quote). Free parking on-site. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast...
Anz Hotel (formerly Australian & New Zealand Pans)
"… can arrange free shuttle services from train station or bus station to our hotel. We have various room types available. Maximum amount of people we can host is 65 -70. Each room has a private bathroom and shower, towels, toiletries, and heater and air conditioner. Anz Hotel's Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property...
Selçuk Travel Tips & Suggestions
Selcuk is a great way to see other points of interest. I was able to get to Ephesus, Pamakkale, the Greek village of Serince and Priene, Miletos, and Didyma easily. I would recommend staying in Selcuk to visit these areas.
— Sarah Williams
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