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“Running a guesthouse in Turkey from NZ does not cut it!”

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Sehsuvar Peace Pension
Ranked #8 of 12 Egirdir B&B and Inns
Goreme, Turkey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Running a guesthouse in Turkey from NZ does not cut it!”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Review: Sehsuvar Peace Pension, Egirdir
I’d been looking forward to several relaxing days, based on the description and the glowing reports, but checked out after only two teeth-chattering nights. All I can conclude is there’s been great deal of artistic licence and it does not serve the traveller well. To itemize each incident would make this too lengthy a review. Comfort is the primary requirement. While the picturesque old couple were cosy in their home downstairs, we froze. They made a big show of unplugging their heater which we felt we couldn’t, in all decency, accept. As they spoke no English, communication was via email to the son in NZ!!! His reply was that the pension owns many heaters and implied we were fools not to accept the parents’ offer. They were well aware of our discomfort from the first night but refrained from making one of the ‘many heaters’ available to us. As the weather was too cold and wet for the small courtyard (rose garden is an exaggeration), we were served breakfasts in their sitting room, all very nice and hospitable except that we’d be more comfortable without being under scrutiny and making the effort at jovial conversation in mime. To add insult to injury, another guest was given access to our bathroom, without our permission, while we were at breakfast! We only found out when they detained us downstairs while the others guest was showering. As the pension is advertised in English and I had exchanged emails prior to our arrival, it’s not unreasonable to expect that some English would be spoken or understood. Guests rely on having someone to assist with information. In so many ways the pension falls far short of reasonable expectation. Running a guesthouse in Turkey from NZ does not cut it!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Bodrum
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in October and received a very warm welcome from the owners. The pension was very clean and had a nice shady patio, dining area. Our only reservation was that the nights were cold when we were staying there and there was no heating. Also there was no inside communal area.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Our three nights at Peace Pension were fine. Our large room, while sparsely furnished, was perfectly clean with good hot water for showering in a private bath. The family who owns is extremely kind, friendly and helpful. The included breakfast was typical Turkish fare--all fresh and good tasting. The Turkish dinner prepared for us one evening (extra charge) was excellent and a good value. The family and some of their friends ate the exact same things after we had finished.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Fethiye
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

We stayed here for one night. We had a basic room with shower/WC ensuite. Good price for B&B. Spotlessly clean and lovely garden where we had a very nice breakfast. On our arrival Hussain led us to the best local restaurant, The Melodi which was very busy, unlike many others. No air con but it wasn't needed for our stay. No mossy screens on the doors/windows. However the couple were delightful and made us very welcome indeed. We'd recommend if you are on a budget and want a quiet place off the front.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

Spotless accomodation in centre of Yesilada island with lovely private garden area where breakfast is served under vines.Huseyin and Esma were extremely friendly and even invited us into their private lounge for breakfast on our early morning departure.Very peaceful and yet close by to some lovely restaurants with traditional Turkish cusine. Free parking and laundry facilities done at very reasonable rate.Overhaul value for money large rooms and location make this Pension well worth considering when in Egirdir.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 23 July 2007

This is a basic budget accommodation. The rooms are clean but spartan, with shared bathrooms. As a result, your experience at the place would depend heavily on how busy the place is -- the place seems to attract many backpackers during the peak season. The family that runs the place is very friendly and the food served there is great (great value as well). That said, there are many other newer and less known places around. The island of Yesilada has many similar pensions and they all charge competitive low rates. Sehsuvar is just one of them.

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Property: Sehsuvar Peace Pension
Address: Yesilada Mah No. 5, Egirdir, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Isparta Province > Egirdir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Egirdir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sehsuvar Peace Pension is a family-run pension located on the Green Island, just 10 minutes from the town centre and Egirdir Bus Station. It features newly refurbished guestrooms with private en-suite bathrooms and balconies. At the Peace Pension you will be welcomed as an extended part of their Fisherman family and experience Turkish hospitality and traditional island living and atmosphere at its very best. Originally a fishermen family, the owners of the Sehsuvar Peace Pension still provide guests with traditional home-cooked meals specialising in fresh seafood. The food is served under the shade of the grape-vines in the rose garden courtyard. Sehsuvar Peace Pension, organises various outdoor activities including trips to the Canyon Valley, National Park and mountain trekking. Guests receive complimentary sunrise fishing trips and bike hire. Free internet is available in the business centre. Guests can benefit from free on-site public parking or the Pension provides a free pick-up service from the bus station. ... more   less 
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