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Hotel Nilya
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 September 2009

We stayed here for a few nights when we toured around the local area and it was brilliant. The courtyard is magical and after sightseeing all day it was so relaxing to retire to our own little oasis. Breakfasts are delicious. The family who own Nilya are really hospitable, we arrived first thing in the morning without much notice and they had our room prepared. Our stay here will not be forgotten.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

We spent two nights at Nilya. The hotel is in a lovely neighbourhood. The garden is just wonderful and very relaxing. Breakfast was very well done and the delicious jams were home made. We checked out quite early in the morning and were given breakfast earlier than the normal start time. The hotel booked a trip to pammukkale for us and helped us out with the trip back to Izmir.

The rooms are fairly basic but comfortable. Lack of TV was a shock at first but we got over it.

This is a great hotel in a lovely town with lots of character. Far preferable to the soul-less chain hotels we normally end up booking.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 August 2008

The Nilya Hotel is tucked away in a quiet street near St Jean Basilica, and a short walk from Selcuk town centre.

We had a triple room which comprised a reasonably large double room with the single bed partitioned off by a folding wooden screen. The room was upstairs and entered from the balcony/terrace which had comfy chairs for reading or admiring the view. You could have tea or drinks here.

The general decor and ambience of the Nilya is delightful, with Turkish antiques and decor - everywhere you look you see something Turkish. It's very homely and inviting.

The staff were welcoming and helpful. In the evening we walked down to the town and ate at Eski Ev (Old House) Restaurant - the delightful cheery waiter here is the same guy as will serve your breakfast at Nilya.

The excellent breakfast was served at pretty tables in the cool flower filled garden.

We only stayed one night, but it's the sort of place I could imagine spending a few days in. There is certainly plenty to see in the area.

The Nilya was perfect for us.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank Girl_on_the_GoiNBaku
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Reviewed 8 June 2008

We arrived late 7.30pm and were soon joined by friends at the Hotel. A request for drinks was made and these were provided with some tasty snacks.
The bathroom plumbing is showing the problems that most of Turkey faces, a very aged system in need of urgent upgrade.
But this did not overly interfere with the comfort of our stay.

A delightful garden for a luscious breakfast was indeed an attraction of this homely accommodation. The hotel is well located and we had no trouble finding it from the Otogar.

  • Stayed: May 2008
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3  Thank almondblossom
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Reviewed 4 June 2008

On arrival, we were shown to our small room & spent one night in it before requesting another one. Hurray, it was much bigger & solved the problem of space. However, the call to prayer is very loud & we did not have earplugs - so be warned.

Nevertheless, the new room was great. Apart from the tiny bathroom, where you need to sit side saddle on the toilet (I am not a big person either). The hotel also provides a list of 'RULES', I don't know who they have staying there, but we saw mostly mid-aged folk.

Having said all the negative stuff first, now for the good points. It has a beautiful garden, delicious breakfast & lots of Turkish style about the place. I took photos of the garden, it was so pretty.

Choose a room downstairs to lessen the noise, request a bigger room if there are 2 of you. The staff are very helpful & will make calls for you & give good advice.

For evening meals, go to Bella Hotel around the corner. The food is tasty, cheap & its close by. And they are the nicest Turkish people.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank OKAussie
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Reviewed 31 May 2008

The location is wonderful, there is no disputing that. One feels a part of the quaint neighbourhood, being surrounded by neighbours who are residents and not tourists. At the same time, it is close enough to the touristy action if that is what you are looking for. The house and rooms are nice as well - comfortable and simply yet elegantly decorated. The rooms can be quite dark though, because the only windows (at least in our room) open out into the common corridoor, and if you leave that open you lose privacy.

We didn't have a very good experience in terms of service though. They knew we were arriving early, in fact had written back to us with instructions to call them if we couldn't find the place etc. However, when we arrived shortly before 7 am after a tiring overnight bus journey, the front gate was locked and repeated ringing of the bell and banging of the door produced no response. We stood in the rain and cold for almost 20 minutes before the gate was opened by another guest! (who had been understandably woken up by our repeated attempts to get in). Anyway, he let us in and we sat in the courtyard waiting for someone to show up. It was only shortly before 8 that a sleepy looking attendant walked out of her room, appearing totally surprised to see us. It wasn't really her fault, I guess she just hadn't been told by the management to expect an early arrival. Well, and then the room of course wasn't ready, and we were asked to come back after 10. I understand that there is no guarantee for early check-in, but for a place like this which was far from fully occupied, they could have taken the effort to prepare, knowing that we were going to arrive very early. What was even more upsetting was that not even once did we get an apology for the events of the morning. Another point to watch out for - the inflated prices for extras. Coffee, beer, etc are obscenely priced. The room rates are very good value for money, but I'd prefer it if they charged more for the room and reasonable prices for such basic "extras". I hate hotels which fleece one on such things.

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6  Thank bongtraveler
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Reviewed 26 May 2008

I have to warn those that really need a clean bathroom. This is not the place. The toilet smells like the sewer, the shower is not as clean as you'd want it. The rooms are very roomy but there's no TV and it might be hard to get one double bed and you and your significant other might get 3 twin beds. When I am away from home I need a very sanitized bathroom because I already feel so uncomfortable going from one hotel to the next and living out of a suitcase. I have to say I did not feel comfortable here (in the room). But the outside of the hotel (the sitting area) is very very romantic and as long as I sat outside of my room I was having tons of fun. We walked over to the grocery store and bought some wine and had a very romantic evening just sitting outside and watching the stars. This is not a hotel for those that stay up past 8pm though. I hardly saw anyone else at the hotel even though they were supposedly full at the time. I don't know where anyone was.
Sulcek, the town where the hotel is located, is wonderful. I actually really really enjoyed the place. They have a beach nearby, small quiant shops with really great characters to chitchat with. I really recommend the town but the hotel only if you can handle a "bare minimum" room.
Oh the free breakfast is great; they actually make you eggs anyway you like and the dog at the hotel is soooooo cute. you'll love her.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank FK97
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Address: Ataturk Mah. 1051 Sok. No:7 | Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Selcuk
#2 Family Hotel in Selcuk
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Selcuk
Price Range: £69 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Nilya 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nilya, located in the quiet area of St Johns Basilica. With 12 rooms, some 1st floor balcony level, views through the valley to 13th Cent. Isabey Mosque, Pamucak beach, beautiful sunsets or overlooking the garden courtyard. Other rooms on the ground floor opening to the garden courtyard, outdoor seating amongst trees, flowers, bird song and waterfall. Rooms are decorated in traditional Ottoman style, with hand carved furniture and marbled bathrooms. WI-FI access in each room. Relax in our lounge area with open fire (seasonal), enjoy filtered coffee or a drink from our bar, while relaxing with a book, or talking with other guests. Located within 5-10 mins walking distance of historical sites, museum and town centre. Free shuttle service to Ephesus. A mere 300 mtrs, 2 min walk from our other hotel, Hotel Bella. ... more   less 
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Nilya Hotel Selcuk
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