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“Wonderful. If you visit selcuk, kalehan is your hotel”
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Hotel Kalehan
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in Selcuk
Province of A Coruna, Spain
1 review
“Wonderful. If you visit selcuk, kalehan is your hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Excellent hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Clean and very nice room. The breakfast varied and plentiful, all very good. The hotel is quiet and pleasent. Nothing bad. I would recommend this hotel to visit Selcuk-Ephesus.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear our Guest,

We thank you very much for your sincere reviews of our hotel. The experience you had in our hotel will let others to find out what to expect, so this is very important for us. We do hope to welcome you later in our hotel.

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Hakan Ozdemirci
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Kalehan for 2 nights in March, prior to the onslaught of high season in Turkey. We found the staff to be incredibly helpful and friendly - they organised a rental car for us, and even drove us to the bus station when we left. The buffet breakfast was excellent and the room comfortable with a good hot shower. The grounds are attractive and the hotel is located a short walk from the center of Selçuk. All over, we had a very pleasant stay at Hotel Kalehan and would recommend it to anyone planning on staying in Selçuk.

Stayed March 2014
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Dear our Guest,

We thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with us and letting others know as well. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you later again in our hotel.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

In March, 2014, following advice gleaned from TripAdvisor contributors and others online, we visited Ephesus, Turkey. This is a small report on that trip from Istanbul to Ephesus which perhaps could be helpful to others. We flew on one of the airlines that has a free shuttle bus from Izmir to Selcuk (Atlas Airlines). The only real hitch there was finding where to catch the shuttle at the airport. You just go out the door opposite where you come in and cross the bridge. At the end of the bridge just past the steps, turn left and walk straight and you will see the Atlas busses. There are several. Look at the placard in the window. Have your boarding ticket stub ready, they will ask for it. (0n the way back, use your confirmed flight documents). Right near the bus stop, which is in front of a small mosque, is a helpful tourist information office who can give you a free map of Selcuk and direct you to your hotel. Also they will tell you to catch the shuttle for the return flight by waiting across the street from the mosque, 2 hrs before plane time.
In Selcuk, we stayed at a beautiful hotel, the Kalehan Hotel, which we found praised online, and our experience was similarly positive. The hotel itself is beautiful, a place that someone has obviously loved. The room was very pleasant, clean, and generous. The staff was attentive and helpful. One of the staff, Seda, is a licensed guide. She took us in a minibus to and very capably guided us through Ephasus, and we went with her also to the Virgin Mary House and St John’s Basilica. Don’t miss the Terrace Houses because they cost extra. In fact, don’t miss Ephasus if you like old ruins.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Dear our Guest Patricia,

We thank you very much for your reviews of our hotel. You seem that you observed very detailed everything on your way to Selcuk from the begin. This is very helpful also for those who will come here. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us as well. We would like to be able to welcome you once again later in our hotel.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

I heard this has once been a boutique hotel. Indeed the reception and restaurant are cozy with a turkish touch! The room was also nice and well decorated, but the bathroom....
Needs URGENT renewal! Falling apart, rusty, ugly!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Dear our Guest,

We thank you for your reviews of our hotel. Although you valued in good way the result of your vote seems very low. We wonder why this concluded so! Nevertheless we wanted to find out which room you stayed in to fix the issues you mentioned here. Please advise us your room # by email to check properly. We have been awarded as Top Clean Hotel for 2013 by a very reputable online company. So we seriously felt down of your experience. We look forward to having your email sooner to fix this.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

I was lucky enough to stay at the Hotel Kalehan with my sister and mother on our recent trip to Selcuk. We were greeted at the train station by Mehmet's friendly face and our trip just improved from there. When we arrived at the hotel (which is on the main road and a very short walk to the center of town), we were offered tea while we sat by the crackling fire in the lobby. We were shown to our room and were happy to see that the rooms were furnished with cute antiques (with plenty of space for our suitcases). Our room had a hot water pot and tea and coffee as well. The bathrooms weren't big, but clean, and the was plenty of hot water for all of our showers. Complimentary breakfast in the dining room was delicious, lots of choices and everything was fresh and homemade (try the deviled eggs!). And the coffee was delicious (a nice break from the typical instant coffee we have found throughout Turkey). We also ate dinner in the restaurant on our last evening, and it did not disappoint.
The staff were happy to offer advice and suggestions during our stay, and all the suggestions were wonderful. We even booked a private excursion for our trip to Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary, and Sirince. Both our guide (Seda) and our driver (Mehmet) were delightful.
I hope to return to the Hotel Kalehan someday in the spring or summer, as the pool, garden, and outdoor restaurant looked like they would be lovely in warmer months.
If I ever find myself in Selcuk again, I will definitely stay at Hotel Kalehan.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear our guest,

We are also delightful for your kind reviews of our hotel. As you stayed on the last nights of 2013 with us while it was freezing cold the fire place in our lobby helped maintain the comfort and happiness for you, we believe. As you pointed out we wish to welcome you next time in warmer days in Selcuk to experience the pool etc.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed here as part of a tour, but we found the Kalehan hotel family to be very friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. We didn't require any assistance with things such as getting to/from the historic sites, places to eat or anything like that, but in every instance that we required anything, everyone at the hotel was more than willing to help, and always striving to go above and beyond their duty of service. I found the head waiter, Mehmet, who we had quite abit of interaction with to be extremely helpful, friendly, and quite funny too!
Further to this, I'd highly recommend Kalehan hotel as a great base to explore the historic sites of the Selcuk region - Needless to say, your best off having a vehicle to get around Turkey, but they have generous parking facilities, and are located on the main strip of road, close to local, family run (and delicious) eateries.
P.S. A cute little lady named Pakize sells lace out the front of the hotel during the days, and she's wonderful company for a short chat, and some interesting photos!

Enjoy Selcuk, Ephesus, The Temple of Artemis, Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Kusadasi, Pergamon and Pammukkale which are all within reasonable (Pergamon, and Pammukkale are abit further) driving reach.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Dear our valued Guest,

We thank you very much for your kind words of our hotel. We were all glad that you left us in complete satisfaction and shared all what you experienced within our property. We wish you a happy and full of peace in 2014 as well.

Best regards,
Hakan Ozdemirci
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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Booked Kalehan Hotel during winter season fm 8-10 Dec 13 for a family of 5. Nice hotel with lots of antiques and old photographs. Very beautiful and comfortable dining area with fireplace. Even lobby have huge fireplace. Staff are friendly. Only problem there's no elevator. Rooms are spacious for a couple but the triple room is a bit cramp. We were given the single beds and all are quite old. Have to wait quite a while for the hot water to run. Peaceful area. Within walking distance about 5-10 mins to eateries and small shop houses selling souvenirs. A few minimarts opposite the hotel. Overall surrounding with very good view of the castle atop the hill. We had dinner at the hotel and the food is really tasty.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Noor711
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Hakan O, Ön Büro Müdürü at Hotel Kalehan, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Dear our valued Guest,

We thank you very much for your reviews of our hotel. Your experience tells us the comfort and pleasant you had were satisfying afterall. As we mentioned you about the hot water takes only 2-3 minutes to the rooms since it pours down the roof. Also we have the antique concept in our hotel but this of course does not mean we have old furnitures. On the contrary we have totally renewed all furnitures recently and kept the originality. We would be glad to welcome you back in our hotel later again.

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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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