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“A unique hotel that captures the timeless beauty of the place”

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Nisanyan Evleri Hotel
Ranked #1 of 15 Sirince B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 June 2009

The Nisanyan House is a unique hotel in a fabulous natural setting high up in the coastal hills. We stayed in a converted stone cottage there. It was more expensive than other rooms (they have a wide range) but it was also quite an experience. You really do feel that you are living in the Turkish countryside of another era. The hotel allows you to use the breakfast kitchen (just a few meters from our cottage) for perparing your own dinner and we did so one evening. This really added to the experience of living in this beautiful and timeless area. Also, it enabled us to take advantage of the wonderful market in the village where fresh foods (including some excellent fish) are available for very low prices. The hotel also has a fine gourmet restaurant but it is a little expensive. Although the views and the quality of the food are excellent. Walking down to the village for dinner is also an option. But after a day of hiking in the hills and visiting the ruins in the area, the steep walk back and forth didn't seem too inviting.

The setting of the Nisayan House is perhaps the most perfect of any hotel we stayed at in Turkey. The views are magical. The hotel lodgings are clean and the staff is very helpful. In particular the breakfast staff are wonderful women who go out of their way to make certain that you have everything you could desire. The hotel is also very close to Ephesus and not far from some other interesting sites.

The town below the hotel has many well preserved buildings and is quite pleasant. However, sadly the tourist trinket trade has apparently taken over the local economy. It's a long winding road to reach the hotel and, although it doen't seem ideal for the tour buses, they persevere and are rewarded with a small car park that they can fill at the edge of town. Apparently, it's a popular shopping stop. Still, especially if you get there between busloads, the town is very pleasant and the people have maintained their native friendliness. You should definate visit at least once. Also, it does provide an alternative option for dinner, but remember to bring a flash light for the trip back if you decide to go down in the evening.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

If you are looking for a unique hotel experience the Nisanyan Evleri will not dissapoint. My wife and I stayed in house #1 and loved it. The upstairs bedroom has true Ottoman charm. The restaurant was excellent. The breakfasts are delivered to your house in a basket the night before. The pool was dissapointingly cold. It was very hot during our stay at the Nisanyan and the beautiful pool was icy the entire day. The property is large and very well maintained. The houses are located on a village street and the cottages a few hundred meters above the village. The staff were excellent and the village people were very welcoming.
Thank you for a very memorable experience Sevan.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2009

One of the nicest hotels we've ever stayed at. The Nisanyan cottages are beautifully set on a hill overlooking the beautiful, tiny town of Sirince. Surrounded by fruit trees, herb gardens, a few chickens and roosters, and gloriously plush scenery, this is a perfect base for exploring Ephesus, Selcuk, and the surrounding areas. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. There's a lovely swimming pool too. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 May 2009

The hotel is located just above the town of Sirince. It is in a gorgeous setting, overlooking the town and valley. The hotel offers various types of accomodation, and we chose one of the chalets. The building was a beautifully restored farm building, keeping with the traditional design and maintaining a rustic country charm. There was an indoor and outdoor fireplace, with also a sitting area inside and outside with table and chairs. The rooms and bathrooms were spotless. The breakfast was provided in our fridge, which was plentiful and diverse. We had breakfast outside in the sun, which was special. We also had dinner in the restaurant the night before, and it was amazing. The quality and ingredients were excellent, and also in keeping with the country theme. The town itself is somewhat underwhelming, as it has unfortunately become very touristy. It definitely maintains some of its Turkish personality, yet to experience this it is recommended to stay the night and avoid the tour crowds during the day. The architecture is definitely very beautiful but there are many tourist shops. The service at the hotel was great, from check-in to check-out, in the restaurant, and also when planning the following stages of our trip. There is a computer with internet access, and it is free. I believe they also had wifi in the main building. The road to the hotel is not as described by another traveller, it is a winding country road, yet anybody who has been on dirt roads before will not find it at all complicated, even by night. It is only a max 5min ride from the main street. The only drawback is that by Turkish standards the hotel is expensive, yet there is definite value for money and thus I would return for the beautiful setting, food, and country hotel experience.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 May 2009

This was my second stay in the Platform Bed house part of the Nişanyan Evleri. This house is spacious, and has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Downstairs is the living/dining room with fireplace, and a small kitchen. The breakfasts provided in the hamper each morning were an excellent assortment of fresh jams, olives, eggs, sausages, cheese, tomatoes, and a bread freshly baked the previous evening.
My wife loved the house's decor, and the platform bed was very comfortable.
The bathroom was spacious, with a large skylight and natural stone featured in the shower surround.
Although there is a good restaurant at the main house, there are plenty of cheaper eating places in the village when you walk down the hill. The walk back to the house will help burn calories, and take a torch if you are planning to walk back after sunset.
There were constant noises during the night and early morning that you hopefully will get used to. Dogs barking, roosters crowing, donkeys braying, goats bleating and birds chirping, plus the early morning prayer call from the local mosque.
Unfortunately constant busloads of tourists during the day have changed the feel of this village. There are lots of stalls selling goods located all around the major walkways. After sunset the village takes on a quieter atmosphere.
I notice that even this hotel is expanding with more cottages being built on the back part of their property. With the increase in cottages, some of the personal touch is lost as you become just another customer, which would be a real shame. Some staff gave the impression they were busy with lots of things to do, and guests asking questions was an inconvenience. I hope this is not common for others that stayed here.
Maybe we just struck them when they were very busy!
I didn't think the single lane road winding around the hillside to the hotel was that bad, and we passed oncoming traffic at slightly wider sections.
We certainly enjoyed our stay here, and it is close to Ephesus (10km away).
If you get a chance, visit the markets in the Selçuk town center on Saturdays. Lots of colour, and good prices on fruit and vegetables, as well as clothing and other goods.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 April 2009

We stayed for 2 nights in one of the cottages high above the village of Sirence
It had a lovely view of the village where you could walk the cobblestone ways down into town. The return trip was strenuous but a good work out. Sirence is about 6 miles from Ephesus up a steep but manageable country road.

The cottage had old world charm and even a fireplace with wood provided for nightly
fire to keep us cozy.
The most fun was lighting the wood burning water heater every night for showering.
( Help was available for those not comfortable or successful with this operation)
A fabulous new cottage was completed while we were there and has modern water heater for those not liking the rustic charms.
Breakfasts were served outside on lovely patio and food was abundant and very good.
Nightly dining was offered at the inn in a romantic setting overlooking Sirence.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

Many other reviews here speak warmly about the Nisanyan, which is precisely why we had booked it. I would echo most of what you will read about its unique character, the great views from the top of the hill, the friendly proprietor, and so on.

As you will see my rating is 4/5 so I should explain why I didn't award it the full 5. Two things: firstly, while the bedroom was beautifully and individually decorated, the pillows on the bed are quite lumpy and unyielding, making for slightly squashed ears every night. This was exacerbated by the need for earplugs due to the noise coming up from the village beneath. A small objection but it did make the stay a little less relaxing than I had hoped.

The food in the restaurant is fantastic, but it's worth also making the walk down the steps to the village where there are several other good (and less expensive) restaurants such as the Artemis. It's worth taking a torch with you for the return walk up the hill as it's quite dark at some points along the way.

There is a small swimming pool a short walk from the main hotel building but it is unheated and therefore not really usable out of season.

The drive up to the hotel along the dirt track leading from the edge of the village is a little bit hairy; the surface is deeply rutted and you certainly wouldn't want to meet another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. Ideally you would drive it in daylight for the first time - I didn't unfortunately. But I soon got used to it.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Merkez Sirince Koyu, Sirince 35920, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Sirince
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Sirince
Price Range: £91 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nisanyan Evleri Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are four types of accommodation on offer: Inn - double or twin rooms - all en suite, breakfast included. Houses - fully independent historic houses - sleep 4-5 - all en suite, breakfast basket provided. Cottages - modest comfort in beautiful farm setting - all en suite, breakfast included. Guesthouse - economy double and twin rooms, one suite - all en suite, breakfast included. ... more   less 
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