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“Relaxing environment with dated rooms”
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Hotel Kalehan
Ranked #11 of 33 Hotels in Selcuk
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing environment with dated rooms”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Charming environment with gardens and a pool a short walk from the train station as well as the shops and restaurants of the town. The rooms are a bit dated and the bathrooms are small but overall the accommodations are comfortable and a reasonable value for the area. The restaurant is quite nice and seems to cater to French tourists. Overall, a pleasant hotel providing an oasis near the impressive but crowded tourist attraction of Ephesus.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your impressions to share with us. As you experienced we cater to all nationalities for lunch but that time you came accross to French groups we believe. We would be delighted to see you once again in our hotel.

Best regads,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Curitiba
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

This hotel has pleasent areas and beautiful garden with pool.
We were impressed by the excelent food, organic food, from their own farmer.
The owner is a realy nice person, worried about everything be perfect, and it makes difference.
Just above the hotel, we can see the old castle, and it's near from EPHESOS, this amazing site.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind reviews of our hotel. We are glad to see you spent nice time in our hotel. We hope to be able to accommodate you once again to see more of the area.

Best regads,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

It's a wonderful old house where one feels at home. It's close to all the important sites of the region and it's a delight to be able to return to it at the end of the day as if one were returning home. Great garden with pool. Wonderful cuisine buffet. A place to return to more than once.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review of our hotel. We were happy to see you made your stay very pleasantly. This also makes us ambitious to work for better. We hope to welcome you again in our hotel.

Best regads,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We recently stayed for 3 nights in this charming hotel located just a 10 minute walk from the center of town. The property includes a beautiful garden, pool/lounge area, lobby, restaurant, and ivy-covered walkways from the main building to the restaurant and front entrance. Our pretty double room (Room 207 if I'm not mistaken) was located at the end of a hallway on the 2nd floor, which meant that it had 2 windows, one facing the garden and the other a tree and wall. There was a nice breeze when both windows were open (the A/C worked quietly and efficiently at night). The spacious room was large enough to fit a king-size bed, dressing table, luggage stand, 2 nightstands, 2 wardrobes and a sitting chair. There is a small, flat-screen TV as well.

As this is a renovated Ottoman-style former mansion, the space allotted to the bathroom is small, but this is to be expected really. The shower is on the small side and it did leak a bit so we made sure to keep the bathroom towel nearby -- not a big deal. We did not have an opportunity to dine at the restaurant but we did have breakfast twice there (not included in our room price) -- a wide selection of delicious jams (try the rose petal!), breads, orange juice and yogurt, all homemade, are available. The hot dishes included eggs and sausages, tho these would have been better if they were kept a bit warmer.

Emails to the hotel were quickly answered by Hakan; he confirmed our room, as well as helped arranged for airport pickup.

We spent one delightful afternoon lounging by the beautiful pool before heading to Ephesus (in summer, wait til 4 PM when the crowds leave!!) -- such a wonderful break from the heat! Plenty of loungers, pillows and towels available, as well as a bar. The garden is beautiful and probably looks even nicer in spring/early summer when the flowers are in full bloom. Look for the resident turtles and doves that are kept on site!

Lastly, I have to mention a particular incident that I think aptly reflects the generous spirit of the Turkish people. We had arranged for a transfer shuttle with the hotel both ways. On our way back to Izmir airport, at around 8.50, I realized that i had grossly mistaken our flight time: 10 AM instead of 11 AM. Could not believe how I'd made such a STUPID mistake. I told the driver who confirmed that yes, we should've been at the airport about an hour ago, since that's about how long the drive is. No problem, he said, he'll drive faster. We arrived at Izmir around 9.30, thanked him profusely and off we went. Long security line, finally at check-in, then another line. We'll never make it! Suddenly the driver appears out of nowhere to see how we are faring -- he pleads our case to personnel and manages to bump us up for an immediate check-in so that we could receive our boarding passes and check in our bags. If it hadn't been for him, we would not have made our flights (we boarded during Last Call!), which would have resulted in headaches, delays, missed transfers, rebooking, etc, for us.

It's hard to describe exactly how thoughtful and generous his actions were -- you don't often find people who'll go out of their way like this for you (he had to find parking and stand on the long security line just to reach us!) The thought that someone did is pretty incredible and it chokes me up just to think about it. So thank you so very, very much from the bottom of my (stupid!) little heart! Teşekkür ederim, Hotel Kalehan!!

Room Tip: Room 207 is a corner room with two windows; large and spacious, plenty of room for luggage.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

We thank you very much for your sincere impressions. We believe the advices you have provided to others will be considered well enough and help them to make good decisions as well. We are also glad that you arrived in time to the airport with our driver's extra help. We will share your words with him. We hope to welcome you again in our hotel later.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Boulder
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

The rooms were pleasant, although the bathrooms were a bit small. The hotel had a lot of pleasant areas to sit and read or just drink a tea. The pool was pleasant and the garden area is also very nice. The restaurant was great and the hosts were very nice.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Griffin B
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear our valued Guest Griffin B,

We thank you very much for your kind reviews. Your brief expressions mean a lot to us. We are all glad to see you left our hotel with nice memories.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

I have stayed in this Hotel 4 times for the last couple of years. It is not only the location which is very close to Ancient city of Ephesus and one of the cutest and nicest village in Turkey Şirince, but also the hotel itself is amazing.
You feel staying at home and people who work there are very friendly.
You could read your book by the pool and enjoying the breeze while watching the little turtles moving around you. You could also wake up by the sound of rooster.
Breakfast and main course foods are fantastic. Very fresh and all from the farmers market and of course seasonal.

Room Tip: B bloktaki odalar diğerine göre daha sessiz.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. We appreciate a lot for these nice impressions. We would be glad to welcome you once again in our hotel.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We have just checked out of this hotel today, having stayed 2 nights.
The rooms, whilst old, were more than adequate for our stay. If needing more room to spread out, there are several pleasant sitting areas within the hotel complex.
The pool area was very nice and kept very clean.
We enjoyed the buffet breakfast as well, lots to choose from.
The highlight though were the friendly owners, who were always pleasant and helpful.
Selcuk is a beautiful town. Very happy we came to visit.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

We thank you very much for sharing your reviews of our hotel. Due to your pleasant stay we all would be greatful by your sincere thoughts. The all staff including the managers of our hotel try to provide the best service ever to our guests while they stay in our hotel to make their choice reminds them as the finest. We wish to see you next time again in our hotel.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Property: Hotel Kalehan
Address: Ataturk Cad 57, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Selcuk
#8 Romantic Hotel in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Kalehan 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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