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TravelPod Member ReviewsOzbay Hotel Pamukkale
Dorm was actually 2 three bed privates with ensuites connected with an open doorway. Breakfast was an optional extra. Which is not custom for these types of rooms.
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"I loathe the bus. There has to be a more dignified mode of transportation."
- Samantha, "16 Candles"
A 10-hour overnight bus is interesting. And by interesting, I mean kinda hot and ******. It's cheap, clean and mostly comfortable, but there's no bathroom, 100 stops (unless you really need one), and snoring. Plus, no outlets, so …
... However..... this is were the aristocracy discussed business, politics and important men stuff, side by side, multi tasking to the extreme. The beginning of dirty politics?
In the bathhouse is the headless statue of Scholastia. Do you remember scholastic books from school - or is that a sign I am getting old? Scholastia was a very intelligent woman of her time and is still renown today for her knowledge. Most statues in these parts are ...
Well after a few hours on the train which was a welcome change to the bus we arrived in Denials and a driver was waiting to take us to our next hotel in Pamukkale which was very much a back packers hotel and the luckiest by far.
On the way to our hotel Sukru had a little surprise which he often does and we stopped for lunch in a local trick stop which was lovely. It was outside and it had a grape ...
... in the pools where it gathered but grippy, solid rock where the water flowed over the top. Jed decided that the roped off area was too touristy so he broke the rules and wandered on down the bottom to get some 'tourist free' pics, the whistle was blown at him, I disowned him, but he has got some lovely photos! We also had a dip in the thermal pool, and headed back to the pre arranged meeting point. Now, I should have mentioned before but Massud had said that ...
For 20TL entry we get into this ancient Greek-inspired area - Pamukkale, meaning white cotton castle in Turkish, is truly that. The travertines or petrified calcium pools, are filled with flowing thermal water (and sulfur stink factor) and descend down the side of the hill. The Hierapolis, built in AD 352, is an amazing outdoor Amphitheatre that could seat 6,000 people. It started ...