Urkmez is a great hotel, and the room is comfortable, although the shower stall was a tad small.
The hotel is not difficult to locate, but as first-timers in Turkey, we had to constantly ask and check around with the locals so that they could direct us.
The hotel is actually not very far from the Selcuk Bus Station once we had our bearings right (See my tip below on how to get to the hotel from the bus station!)
The view is great from the room; and we could see some of the ruins from our room even! The breakfast is wonderful, and the fruits are so sweet and delicious! The hotel is run by a family, and they are very friendly, giving us good tips on getting to the ruins and back (see my other tip below!)
Finally, for budget conscious travellers, flying from Istanbul to Izmir is actually not expensive via their budget airlines such as Pegasus (they have such a funny safety video; i shall not say any more!) or Sunexpress. (fares are only a little more than the buses, and you save all that time!)
When you arrive in Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, save yourself all that money (170 Lira) to travel by Taxi from airport to Selcuk. The cheap way is to get a taxi from the airport to Gazemir Tansas (pronounced as Tan-sash) (I read it in some blog), which only costs abt 11 Lira. From Gazemir, go towards the main road, and wait for the dolmus which comes every hour or so to Selcuk. That will only cost you like 5 - 7 Lira per person!!!
From Gazemir to Selcuk, the dolmus will take about 1 hour or less, and it's a most interesting way to travel with the locals! They are really most friendly, and will do their very best to help you : )
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Freshly decorated rooms. We have a great central location; within metres from the bus and train station, banks, restaurants, shopping centres and just a few minutes drive from Ephesus and the biggest Aquapark in Europe. All rooms have ensuite, TV and A/C. Full Breakfast Buffet (incl. musli, seasonal fruits, omlette, cake, orange juice, filter coffee...) is served on our roof top terrace, included in the price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Urkmez Hotel Selcuk