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“Great location and exceptional staff”
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Hotel Bella
Ranked #9 of 33 Hotels in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence
Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great location and exceptional staff”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This hotel is wonderfully located in central Selcuk, across the street from the St. John Basilica and close to the Isa Bey Mosque. Even more important, the service is truly wonderful from the moment of booking until you leave. Some of the rooms are honestly quite small, but manageable (or upgrade to a triple with a balcony (#12 has a charming little balcony) for not much more). Yes, they own a carpet/ceramics/jewellery store attached to the hotel, but if you're not interested, just say so, though we found it totally worth looking through, and got an interesting history lesson on Turkish weaving, with little pressure to buy. Would absolutely stay there again, and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a balcony (#12 is great).
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Big Sky, Montana
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The hotel is in a great location. The rooms and common areas are very well appointed. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The breakfast is outstanding. Dinners are ok but better food and value are available elsewhere-we highly recommend Ejder Restaurant a couple of blocks away.
The downside is that the owners apply subtle (or not so subtle) pressure to purchase rugs and ceramics from their onsite shop (we noticed a distinct chill after we made it clear that we were not interested in purchasing a rug from them). Better alternative sources for rugs are: Eastern Anatolia Nomadic Art Gallery and Lilys Authentic Art Carpets and Textiles Shop--both are a short walk from the hotel.
Also, we wanted to visit Hierapolis & Pamukkale and they indicated that the only way to get there was an expensive tour that included stops at trinket shops and a poor lunch--afterwards we found that regular and inexpensive bus trips area available at the bus a block away.
We would recommend this hotel for lodging but suggest you eat dinner and shop elsewhere.

Room Tip: Do not stay next to the rooms with three beds. We had very noisy families next to us for two nights...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laurel, Maryland
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night on our 10 day tour of Turkey. We had a rental car, and were able to park on the street directly across from the hotel. The interior of the hotel, especially the rooms and roof terrace, have absolutely gorgeous woodwork and handpainted tiles (which I assume came from the shop attached to the hotel). The hotel offered to shuttle us to the ruins at Ephesus for free, but we had already arranged to be picked up at the hotel by a guide. The hotel is across the street from the Basilica of St. John and right down the street from the Isa Bey Mosque as well. Overall, we were very pleased with the hotel, and would definitely recommend it to fellow travelers.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Having visited Ephesus over. 26 years ago my wife and I decided to re visit to see the changes and decided to stay for 2 nights at Bella in Selcuk on friends recommendation. We were not disappointed and Erdal and Nezmi and their staff we perfect hosts. As mentioned by other guests, the owners arrange free transfers to Ephesus and great advice on other locations. Roof top restaurant is great providing a very nice breakfast, all day tea and coffee and very reasonably priced dinners. I cannot agree with other guests about the high pressure carpet etc selling. This did not happen and are whole stay was very pleasant. Make sure you book a room with 'stork nest views'

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Coventry
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Very welcoming frienly staff, who also arrange free shuttles to the Ephesus archeological site to suit your preferences.

Especially nice is the rooftop terrance restuarant bar, which is also where breakfast is served. The full set dinner menu is excellent value.

Room Tip: Best rooms on the second floor.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Hotel Bella. You provided us the perfect base to explore Selcuk and surrounding areas. We didn't want to leave in the end! A real highlight of the trip.

The food provided on the terrace was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable, friendly and warm space that enabled us to access all sights with ease. We would highly recommend Hotel Bella to all travellers looking for a home away from home.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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73 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

I spent the weekend in Selcuk at Hotel Bella. The staff is wonderful and the location could not be better. There's an amazing shop attached to the hotel, and Nazmi (the owner) is quite the salesman without pushing or pressure. He sold me a unique tribal carpet that I will love forever and so will my child and her children. The storks alone are worth the reasonable room price, and the restaurant serves up delicious breakfasts. The hotel provides a shuttle to Ephesus proper, which is amazing and worth seeing for any one interested in the past, the ruins, the Romans, or any other reason I can think of to visit this extraordinary and special little town.

Room Tip: Rooms are very small and exceptionally clean. The shop downstairs is a must.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Bella
Address: Ataturk Mah. | St. John Street No:7, Selcuk, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Selcuk
#5 Family Hotel in Selcuk
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bella 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bella with 11 rooms, offers quality accommodation and services. Decorated in traditional Ottoman style, but with all the modern conveniences including Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Located opposite St Johns Basilica and Selcuk Castle. Some rooms with small private balcony. The rooftop terrace restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful summer evenings dinning under the stars, while enjoying traditional Turkish cuisine, admiring the beautiful views to St. Johns Basilica, Selcuk Castle and nesting storks (in season). Free shuttle service to Ephesus with loan of guide book. ... more   less 
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