Travel Blogs from Selcuk
We left Santorini at 9:45AM for our flight to Athens where we would have a short stop over before catching our other flight to Izmir. It was bittersweet leaving Santorini. I was sad to be leaving behind such a beautiful place but knowing that we had so many more beautiful places to see and explore ahead of us made me smile.
We arrive in …
Nous avons pris de Fethiye a 6h30 un shuttle a l octogar qui a prit 4h30 - lorsque nous sommes arıives a Denizli - il y a une personne qui nous ramassait avec une pancarte de nos noms.
Lorsque nous voulions sortir de l autocar ıl y avait une autre personne qui voulait que l on se suive et que l on devait le suivre....alors la guerre a …
Back at the hotel we pick up our car. We are now off to see where the Virgin Mary spent her last days.
There is controversy over this fact as some historians claim she lived and died in Jerusalem in spite of the difficult situation there. Nevertheless the resolutions of the third ecumenical council of 431 held that the Virgin Mary came to …
A generous breakfast awaits us up on the roof with stunning views.
The hotel website indicates that a return (round trip) transfer to Ephesus is included in the price of the room. It seems too much to hope for, but on enquiring at the reception desk, we are assured that this is indeed the case.
"Are you …
Our second breakfast at the Venus Hotel is just as good as the first. Cilek, the owner's golden labrador sits patiently nearby hoping for droppings.
The delivery of the car, a Renault Fluence, has been scheduled for 9:30, and it arrives right on time, accompanied by the husband and wife proprietors of the car …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bella Selcuk
Well worth a stay
A well run, well managed hotel in a pleasant location with a nice view of a fortress and ancient ruins.I stayed there because of the reviews I read on trip advisor
My wife and I found the Hotel Bella on the Web and made our arrangements that way. Everything worked without a hitch, and the hotel staff were expecting our arrival. The manager and staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, extending courtesies and services that you wouldn't find in a large hotel. The location was superb and the ambiance fantastic. The view of the storks feeding their young, in a nest atop a light standard across the street from the top floor open-air restaurant, was an unexpected and entertaining surprise! There was almost a family atmosphere, as guests met in the lounge area of the restaurant and exchanged stories of their experiences. This very-well kept and run, clean small hotel had a tremendous Turkish-flavoured charm, with Turkish rugs and artifacts in the public areas and the rooms.
Hotel Bella was a gem
We just came back from Selchuk Turkey where we stayed at Hotel Bella. It was just great and the owners went out of their way to make us at home including driving us to all the major sites and also recommending ideas for excursions. They were terrific. We also purchased a carpet from Nazi, and had a very positive experience. No high pressure. The breakfast was really good, and it was a great value. The rooms are small but spotless, and the hotel is only 3 years old.
Our arrival into Turkey in October 2005 was one of the most memorible experiences of my life. After travelling over night on a ferry from the Greek Islands my husband, 4 friends and myself were approached at the ferry station by a young man named Savache. Savache encouraged us to join him for the beginning of our Turkey travels with a stay at the Bella Hotel Selcuk. Offering us taxi rides to the hotel with no obligation to stay if we were not 100% satisfied with the hotel and no payment would be required for the taxi's if we did not wish to stay. Our travel group had made the decision to travel to Turkey unexpectedly after a 2 week stay in Greece. We were rather unprepared, no travel guides to assist us with suitable accomadation and all the other vital information found in these must have travel accessories, therefore feeling very tired, hungry, and just a little irritable after the ferry trip from hell, we excepted Savache's offer to check out the Bella Hotel. From this point a friendship formed with not only some of the nicest people I met in Turkey but I would have to say the nicest people I have ever met in my life. On our arrival at the Bella Hotel we were greeted by the owners, Erdal Kahya & Nazmi Uyanik. Our bags were taken to our designated rooms and we were guided up stairs to the most devine rooftop terrrace that overlookd not only St. Johns Basilica and castle but gave a birds eye view to the larges storks nest I have ever seen. It was here that we were served apple tea and offered breakfast before we freshened up in the clean, well equipped rooms with private bathroom, then taken to a little village in the Selcuk area, the Seven Sleepers, for pancakes and a beer for lunch. The hospitality of our hosts just continued beyond all of our expectations, Erdal, Nazmi and all the staff at the Bella showed us the most outstanding level of hospitality I have ever experienced. They welcomed us, feed us, organised all our travel plans, educated us on life in Turkey but most of all gave us their friendship. A sign in the reception area reads Come as a guest leave as a friend. Words have never rung more true. If you happen to be travelling in Turkey, heading Selcuk way do yourself a favour and go and visit our friends at the Bella, you will not be disappointed. The Bella gets our recommendation along with a very nice wrap from Lonely Planet.
Loved the Bella
This inexpensive and friendly hotel was a real delight. The owners Erdal Kahya and Nazmi Uyanik were gracious hosts, helping with touring agendas and shopping tips. The chef was incredible and breakfasts were a delightful way to start the day. His evening meal was only 10ytl and many locals came to enjoy the soup, mezzes, salad, shishs and fruit dessert. For 12 ytl one could have delicious and deboned fish. The dining and lounge area is on the top floor with a lovely view of nearby ruins and is where the hosts can often be found socializing with their guests, smoking a water pipe. Their website is hotelbella. (There is also a stork nest right across from the lounge.)
We really enjoyed staying here. The owner treats you like you are a friend and like you are the only person staying there. Any time we needed something he arranged it for us in a flash. They gave us a few free drives as well. The hotel is great value. Bedrooms are clean. Dining area a delight and a great selection of books to browse through. The owner also seems very well connected (he seems to know everybody) so is a great resource. The hotel is centrally located with a great view of the ruins across the street.
Stayed at Hotel Nilya, but I wish I would have stayed here.
I stayed at the Hotel Nilya but had to pass Hotel Bella to reach Hotel Nilya. Hotel Bella is perfeclty situated. We had dinner here our first night in Selcuk. The staff was awesome. They even invited us to use the internet whenever we needed to, considering that Hotel Nilya does not have internet service. I witnessed how well they treated the guests, and was very jealous. They showed me one of the rooms and I must say they resembled the rooms at Nilya.
What a gem of a hotel we found in Selcuk,Turkey. The owners of the hotel
Comfort - Quality - True Value
Simply put our 3 day stay there was the B E S T .
Clean, newly renovated rooms, great rooftop view, internet, restaurant-bar, real bathrooms, wonderful location. Eddie, Nazmi and the excellent staff at the Bella qualify as true "Ambassadors" for Turkey. I would not hesitate to return.
Hotel Bella 100%-the best in town!!
We had never experienced anything like this before and have never felt inclined to share our thoughts but this was amazing! Hotel Bella has the most accomodating hosts, who drove us around everywhere in the area, Ephesus, Sirene & the beach. Our room had a very comfy bed with a balcony, views of the castle & the storks nest plus the best roof terrace too. Excellent price too. We give it 100%!