We arrived extremely late from the bus terminal (after 11pm) only to find the elderly owner couple napping on the couches in the reception waiting for our arrival. They ushered us straight to our room (not requiring us to bother with any paperwork right then since it was so late), the elderly man carrying my rather heavy bag up the several flights of stairs as if it was nothing. It was a very welcoming experience.
The room itself was rather small and very basic but very, very clean and neat.
The pension is in a great location if you are travelling to or from Selcuk by bus or are going to Ephesus sight-seeing. The bus terminal is less than 5 minutes walk away - this is where all the inter-city buses go from as well as a shuttle to and from Ephesus.
In addition, the quaint town of Selcuk is only around the corner from the pension - so it has easy access to everything like shops and restaurants.
The owners' daughter also runs a bed and breakfast at her property (called Natureland Efes) just a 10 minute drive out of Selcuk overlooking lovely hills and farmland. We were asked whether we would like dinner - so then she drives you in her minivan to the property where you can swim in the lovely infinity swimming pool and then have a great, home-cooked turkish meal (we paid 56 turkish lire for the two of us). It was a nice change from the typical tourist restaurants.
Overall, Vardar was great value and a great location. Whilst more like backpacker accommodation, it is good for short stays if you don't wish to be in your room for long periods.
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- Also Known As:
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