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Reviewed July 7, 2018

The Town of Selcuk is one of the overlooked jewels of the western shores of Anatolia. It is much passed through by people on religious pilgrimages to the burial site of St. John the Evangelist, The Church of Mary (site of the Council of Ephesus in 431 AD where it was decided that Mary wasn’t only the mother of Christ but also the mother of God), and the nearby site of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. The marvellous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ephesus, and the melancholy remains of the Artemesian, the greatest of the classical Greek temples, are only a couple of kilometres from the centre of town and are also world class tourist attractions.
What nearly all visitors to this place invariably miss is the charm of the town itself which can’t begin to be appreciated en passant. In order to experience that, and the rich variety of points of interest within an hour’s drive, not to mention the nearby beaches of the Aegean, one should plan on spending at least 4-7 days in this peaceful and picturesque town.
Millenia of history and pre-history have washed over Selcuk. Most obvious is the thrilling evidence of the activities of the classical and Hellenic Greeks, intermittent Persian occupiers, ancient Romans, Byzantines and finally the Ottomans. The colourful Saturday farmer’s market is renowned for its variety and quality, and is well-worth investigating regardless of whether one intends to purchase any of its fresh, and often organically raised, produce.
The town itself, especially the old quarter, radiates timeless Aegean charm. At the heart of this quarter, located 200 metres from the Monastery of St. John (circa.540 AD), is the Ayosuluk Hotel – reason enough in itself to spend a leisurely week here. Completed in 2014 by its owner, Aydan, after several years of painstaking effort and loving care, it looks as if it’s stood on this spot for centuries. Sufficiently secluded to create a sense of intimacy, exclusiveness and tranquility, one walks through its substantial entrance doors, set in a high stone wall, into the first of its courtyards. Paved with stones, inviting and shaded with flowering trees and plants, one is magically drawn into a gracious and exotic past as the outside world falls quietly away. The buildings are also made of stone using masonry techniques common in this area for centuries. Aydan is also a connoisseur of carpets which adorn the walls and floors of the hotel and dining room in rich profusion.
The infinity pool is a refreshing oasis in the summer heat and the views to the south, the north and the west from the pool deck and the adjacent outdoor dining terrace, including flaming sunsets, can be stared at indefinitely. One can almost hear the sound of Alexander the Great’s troops and cavalry as they sojourned here more than 2300 years ago.
As if all this weren’t enough, Aydan’s kitchen and wine cellar are both top drawer. The menu, nicely restrained and eclectic in its offerings, gives more than enough selection for every palate: seafood, vegetarian, salads, and meses as well as traditional chicken and lamb dishes and a very nice filet mignon. The food is graciously served by a friendly, attentive and obliging staff.
We have only eaten here, never been guests of the hotel. However, we learned of it from Canadian friends who did stay here, loved it and fully intend to return. There is no more sincere accolade. We will certainly be back.
Gordon McClellan

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Can't fault my experience at this beautiful hotel. Located on the hill, just a stone's throw from the castle. Extremely helpful staff. Wonderful room. Great food at restaurant. A short taxi ride (maybe 5-7 US dollars) to Ephesus. Would definitely recommend ! Manager went out of his way to take me to the train station and ensure I got the correct ticket (about $1 USD !!!!) to Izmir airport.

Room Tip: My room opened onto the swimming pool. Fantastic
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Thank mwaddington
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I concur with the high opinions of all the recent reviewers. We had a lovely room overlooking the pool and beautiful surrounding horizons. The food was fine and the staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. it is an easy walk to the center of the friendly town and the interesting ruins of the Basilica of St. John. The carpet and weavings room in the lower level (ask the staff) is a great way to consider some quality items in a no-pressure environment. The place gets my highest rating!

Room Tip: Room 203 overlooking the pool is a delight.
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Stayed for one night because 1.) it's near Ephesus and 2.) wanted a quiet & different travel experience as opposed to the hotels in the city with night life.

I wanted to thank Sarah for the room upgrade and answering all the questions prior to check in. Breakfast and dinner there was amazing!

We took the train from airport but no seats, standing for 1 hour and we got pick up from the train station (sorry i forgot his name haha), it's only a few minutes away.

We were going to Pammukkale the next day and the bus station is about 5 mins walk from hotel. I almost couldn't get the tickets so I highly recommend you to get in advance!

I made the perfect decision choosing this hotel and I will def come back!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure if staying in Selcuk is what we wanted, but as soon as we arrived at Ayasoluk, we knew we made the right decision. From the pick up at the bus station to our late night meal, everything was perfect. This is such a beautiful hotel decorated with Turkish carpets and little gardens/flowers, they have a nice pool and offer a delicious breakfast. The staff were always there to help and we could see that they had a lot of returning visitors.
The hotel is a short walk to the Ephesus museum and the St John Basilica as well as to the main part of town. It is also a short ride to Ephesus and to the House of the Virgin Mary.
We were sad to leave, but hope to visit again. There is so much to explore in Turkey, what a wonderful country.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Jen N
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