Our travel agent insisted on this hotel. Matter of fact he charged us an extra 10Euro for the privilege. We saw the reviews on tripadvisor and agreed. Our own review is mixed.
Our hotel included airport transfers from Izmir. We were greeted at the airport by a friendly pleasant person who then brought us to Selcuk in what seemed his private car. When we reached the hotel, he showed us to our rooms and around the hotel. Then asked us what we'ed like to have for dinner and proceeded to cook our fish! Rebetika is basically a 20 room B&B owned and managed by two brothers.
The views from there were good and lot of the attractions were walking distance. (though not Efes) Rooms and bathrooms were really basic and sparse. A bit uncomfortable I thought. Though it had a TV and a cable box, neither worked. The complimentary internet in the room worked one night and not the other. (when informed about it the answer was, oh that doesn't always work). They did have a computer in the "lobby" where one could access the Net and a TV with international channels.
The complimentary breakfast was really really basic. Cereal, boiled egg, cheese, and some fruit. The fish from the first night was good. Initially we were charged 31 Euro for two but later on check-out we were told that they made a mistake and the meal was actually 55 Euro!
On the day we were to leave out transfer to the airport at 3. So we requested a late check-out. Not only we were told that isn't possible but told to vacate our rooms at 8 in the morning. It seems it was Sunday and the maid had to clean the rooms and leave early. Though we did still see her at 3 pm when we left!
Over all the brothers were friendly. But the experience was not. At the rates they charged it was not a good deal at all.
We will advice other travelers not to stay at Selcuk at all. But rather the nearby and more scenic Sirince Village. It's just 10 minutes more from Selcuk and the attractions of the town will be covered by the tours anyway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rebetika Boutique Hotel is located in beautiful and historical Selcuk, home of Ephesus, near the coast of the Aegean Sea. Opened in April 2008, Rebetika Boutique 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 or enjoy a night of relaxation by the outdoor fireplace. Rebetika Boutique 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 Selcuk castle. Experience the best in Turkish hospitality at Rebetika Boutique Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rebetika Hotel Turkey/Izmir Province