Konak Hotel in
Turkey, is surprising in many ways.
Although it's right in the
center of town (map),
convenient to all the shops, cafes,
restaurants and transport, it's an oasis
of calm beauty in
this bustling port town.
16 completely renovated (2009) deluxe
guest rooms and junior suites around
courtyards, terraces and gardens
offering both sun
and shade—take your
choice, according to the state of your
suntan or the warmth of the day. Sip
tea or a cool drink beneath the magolia
tree, enjoying the scent of
vines and fruit trees: orange,
Seville orange, lemon, tangerine, plum
Each accommodation has a bedroom area
and a sitting area, a unique Ottoman-style
decoration with chestnut wardrobes,
Turkish kilims, hand-made local olive
oil soap, local handicrafts, and a
name (not a number) taken from a local
archeological site or point of interest.
The spacious deluxe rooms and junior
equipped with all the expected comforts
and conveniences, including
modern private bathrooms with showers
and hair dryers, 700-channel satellite
TV, remote-control air conditioning,
ceiling fan, minibar, wireless
Internet access, and complimentary
bottled spring water and coffee- and
rooms open onto vine-draped covered
walkways with padded benches—almost like
a private balcony.
The pretty swimming pool is
the place for a refreshing dip on a
hot day, or a cool float in the evening
after a long day's sightseeing or shopping.
||Seat with a view...
There's a Garden Bar for
a sip after your swim, a Snack Bar,
a small library,
table tennis and billiards, and safe
deposit boxes for your valuables.
The Villa Konak's owners, Mr Kaya
and Ms Türkan Enderin,
love welcoming guests, introducing
them to Turkish culture and history,
and making sure their time in Turkey
is satisfying and memorable. They
arrange special evening events like
home-made suppers, and bread-
and pide-baking in an outdoor oven—with
guests dining on the results.
As for Kuşadası's beaches,
you can walk to a few in town, or take
a short ride to the others. The ruins
of Ephesus are
an easy half-hour ride away over the
Want the comfort and calm
of a country inn, but the
convenience and entertainment of
being in a lively Aegean port
town? Then you want to reserve a
here to check rates and room availability.
Villa Konak Hotel
Yıldırım Caddesi No. 55 (map)
—by Tom Brosnahan