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“Friendly, family-run hotel”
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Hotel Akay
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in Selcuk
Ankara, Turkey
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Friendly, family-run hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We stayed for 3 extra nights, last minute, in Selcuk. Hotel Akay was more than accommodating. It is clearly a family-run hotel, but everyone is very professional and eager to help. Clean, quiet rooms. Reasonable prices. We were excited to stay at a hotel with a pool, and the pool and subsequent courtyard were always clean and quiet. Just around the corner from the Saint John Basilica and the Isabey Mosque, in the old part of the city. Also within walking distance of the Temple of Artemis and the city center. Wished we could have stayed longer, but alas, work was calling us back. I would recommend this place to all of my friends for sure.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed in Akay Hotel for two days 5th and 6th of August 2013. When we arrived the room was ok but the toilet cover was not cleaned! (urine from the previous guest I suppose).
The roof top breakfast is a good idea, but somehow flies have to be kept away, or else food must be covered. Butter was under direct sunlight and had melted.
The price is rather too much for what it offers.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

The hotel picked us up at the airport in Izmir, an hour away. We had rooms in the new section on the pool. The rooms were quiet, modern, and the finishings were high quality, though the room, and especially the bath, was small. The outdoor private patio was huge! The pool was beautiful and very private with an adjacent bar area. The rooftop restaurant is good (I selected my fish directly from the cooler), and it overlooks the 5th century remains of the church of St John (the apostle's remains are supposed to have been there), a modern mosque (12th century!) and the ancient remains of the temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world. The location is perfect for touring Ephesus. The hotel is family owned and is extremely well run, friendly, and helpful. It just felt good! Is it the Four Seasons? No. It is a very comfortable place to stay near Ephesus, and a great place to relax for a few days and see western Turkey by day trips. The staff is exceptional. They define Turkish hospitality! You will love it too. Say hi to Ria for me!

Room Tip: The new sections on the pool are probably the best.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Leongatha, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

the hotel was situated just off the main area and was very quiet. The room was comfortable and clean. We had dinner the night we stayed which was very nice but we found that the breakfast very average with not much selection. The staff was extremely helpful and would do anything to help you including driving us to the Ehpesus ruins.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

This nice small hotel suited us well, particularly in comparison with where we could have stayed. It feels like staying in a nice quiet Turkish village just by being slightly off the main road. After Istanbul, it was a delightful change! We were upgraded to the rooms by the pool, which were nicer. The pool is great to cool off in a hot day's sightseeing. The staff were helpful. Everything was clean and worked. We were in one of back rooms behind the pool which I like because it was cool and dark and meant we didn't need the air conditioning at night (not that it didn't work, I just prefer not to sleep with it on). We drove through Kusadasi (the closest big town) on the way to a national park for lunch and a swim (a great recommendation from the hosts) and were very very pleased not to have stayed at one of the big hotels there.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

Owned by a delightful Swiss-Turkish couple (Ria and her husband) the Hotel Akay is quite nice. Ask for more pricey new rooms in the section by the pool, although all rooms in the older part have been refurbished and are now good too.
I was surprised that orange juice, eggs, and a couple of other items cost more on the breakfast buffet; seems better to charge a few dollars more for the rooms and offer all food choices "free" at breakfast. Charging extra makes the hotel look not very generous. Or just offer the usual breakfast which is fine, and forget the OJ and eggs altogether.
Ria is wonderful and will help with any request and she speaks perfect English, Turkish, Swiss German and probably more! I will come back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Metung, Australia
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

A moderate hotel close to town. Our room, a twin was smelly and stuffy. The air on blew but didn't cool. Threre were two bed lamps but one wasnt connected to a socket and there was none in the vicinity of the lead!
The shower didn't work and there was a leak out of the bottom on to the bathroom floor. The shower also had mould. The orange street light shone into our room and the curtains were not blackout. The food in the restaurant was nothing special and included soggy warmed up chips.
Good points the reception staff and the new swimming pool.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Akay
Address: Isabey Mah. 1054 Sokak 3, Selcuk 35927, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Akay 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a welcoming and friendly hotel located next to Isa Bey Mosque and just a short walk to the town center. Our hotel has 23 rooms, 51 beds. 9 rooms with Satellite system TV, Bathroom , A/C. Wake up service, Internet, Laundry service, parking lot, safety box at reception, book exchange, pick up from bus station, horse ride. This is the place where you can experience the best dishes of the Traditional Turkish Cuisine, while you enjoy the magical views of Isabey Mosque, St. John Church and the Temple of Artemis. We have swimming-pool in our garden, you can sunbathe on free deck chairs. A garden bar that you can have some cold drinks. ... more   less 
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