10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Everyone looking for a quite and peaceful holiday with a bit of culture & history in it, should stay in Villa Konak Hotel where we have stayed for a week in June, without our children(for the first time after many years). We met the owner the very first day while having free of charge afternoon tea with some increadible home cooked biscuits in the couryard under amazing citrus fruit trees. He spent more than an hour helping us planning our week. He arranged a car and a driver for us. Driver took us to Ephesus, Prienne and National park during the course of our stay. Ephesus and Prienne were very impressive and National Park... words are not enough to describe the coordination of the clear blue sea and dark green trees. We spent rest of the week, in Villa Konak Hotel, reading books under the shade of huge magnolia tree, having delicious turkish food (cooked by owner and his beautiful wife) cooked in extra virgin olive oil with locally sourced ingredients and drinking great turkish wine in the courtyard while listening to Mozart...I would have never imagined that I would be so impressed by a culture."
- Travel date: 4th September 2007
Paradise in Kusadasi Main Town
"Hotel Villa Konak is a small family run hotel. We have had the pleasure of staying here on holiday for the past four years as we consider it offers tremendous value for money, but more importantly because it offers the 'homely' touch which no other hotel can offer. For instance the 'tiffin' at 5 o'clock every day when free tea and cakes are served to guests free of charge by the staff in the luxuriant gardens. This gives the guests the opportunity to meet each other informally and also to meet the owner Mr. Kaya Enderin. The facilities are not luxurious but are comfortable and adequate in respect of the price paid. The hotel is close to the tourist centre of Kusadasi and only minutes walk from the port where luxury liners are a daily occurrence. The rooms are very clean. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. An adequate breakfast is provided. The staff are courteous and very friendly and helpful. A private taxi service can be booked for transfer to/from Izmir Airport (journey time about 1 hour). Most guest are 'repeat' customers. I do not hesitate in recommending this hotel on the basis of my experience over the past four years and those of many other guests I have spoken to."
- Travel date: 13th July 2007
Lovely hotel, friendly helpful people
"I can't believe anyone could dislike this hotel. It is small,charming and I don't think the owner could have been more helpful. The lemon room is a bit noisy as near the road but the owner was happy to move us and we ended up staying 4 extra nights. There is tea & cake in the afternoon, wireless internet access, a pool, honesty bar and an excellent location. We weren't so keen on Kusadasi itself very over developed and only visited to see Ephasus (which after Pompei was a bit of a let down). We did however on the hotel managers recommendation get the bus to the National Park and we fell in love with the beaches here (there are 4) and we walked from the bus to the fourth beach - about 20 mins) and more or less had the place to ourselves (nb: it is a pebble beach) the first beach is sandy but busier and perfect for children. There are wild pigs who visit the beaches looking for food and seem to be tame. I doubt we will ever go back to Kisadaso but if we do will stay at the Konak hotel which was very reasonably priced Â£35 for two b&b."
- Travel date: 22nd June 2007
Perfect for relaxing!
"The Villa Konak Hotel in Kusadasi really is what the other reviews say - an oasis of calm in the middle of a busy resort! When you arrive it doesn't look much from the outside, but you step into another world - a beautiful garden with jasmine and fruit trees is the first thing you see. It's so peaceful - mainly thanks to the 'no children' policy, which, in the height of the summer season, is an absolute luxury! The rooms are basic but clean and modern, and air con is available with a small extra charge. Having driven past souless concrete block hotels on the way into the resort, we were so glad to have found this little gem of a hotel. The family who run the place are very ameanable and the manager is excellent, on duty seemingly all the time and never too busy to help or have a friendly conversation - indeed he stayed up to see us out on our last night when our pick up wasn't till 2am, sharing stories of the hotel's history and giving us little farewell gifts. They run Turkish nights twice a week - best food we had all week, and a great chance to get to know the other guests! The pool is small but more than adequate for cooling off with no kids splashing around. We spent long peaceful hours reading in the shade of the garden or sunbathing by the pool - it's so calm and tranquil you can't help but relax. The resort of Kusadasi is very touristy and busy, lots of restaurants and shops. You have to pick your restaurants carefully to find some proper Turkish cuisine, but it is there if you look hard enough. You need to travel a little to get to the nearest proper beach. Plenty of interesting excursions on offer."
- Travel date: 10th August 2006
nothing special at all!
"We found this hotel in the small and charming hotel of Turkey book. We used to live in Turkey and have travelled a lot here and this is one of the worst hotels we ever stayed here. We have stayed in other hotels from this book and found them to be very cute, but this not so. The staff were not freindly at all. Our room was ok, bed not so comfortable but clean, shabby brown sofa in the corner which if they decided to cover in white coton would make the world of difference. It looked like something from 50 years ago i would not even sit on it. Bathroom fairly large and modern but no charm or Turkish details, 4 towels and 2 tiny bars of soap - towels that get changed twice a week! Swimming pool is tiny more like paddling pool. Breakfast is horrible, the cheapest local ingredients of bad qaulity - hard fruits and cheap cheese, chipped mugs in which to make your own tea. We are in Turkey and they are using teabags not even real tea! The hotel is on a hill and short walk to the town which is very cheap and full of horrible resturants and has no beach. We stayed there for one night before we visited Efesus, the drive is about 35 mins, if this is your plan you would be better off to look for a hotel when you arrive in the town of Selcuk as i am sure you would get a better price - we paid $80 US and for Turkey that is not cheap and save driving time."
- Travel date: 28th July 2006
A quiet get-away in the middle of crazy Kusadasi
"We stayed at Villa Konak during our honeymoon this summer. When we ended up getting stuck in Greece because the ferries were cancelled for one day, we communicated via email with the hotel and they were great about keeping the room available. Also, they welcomed us with roses and a bottle a wine since we were on our honeymoon. The Villa Konak is a wonderful oasis in the middle of a very busy area of Kusadasi. It's like a resort where you can relax all day, reading under the tree, playing pool, going swimming or enjoying a drink at the bar. We opt-ed to have dinner there one night and had a special, very delicious dinner in the garden. I would recommend it. We felt very welcome and comfortable there and the whole staff really made it possible. There are a bunch of big, stale boring hotels on the beach. We would pass any of those for a stay at the Villa Konak again. It has real character, plus it's cozy and comfortable."
- Travel date: 20th July 2006
Great little hotel!
"My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Konak Hotel for three nights in May 2006. It's a real gem, and a great room for the price. The rooms are spotless, with the most comfortable mattresses I've slept on in a long time. The proprietor is extremely friendly and hospitable, and his wife gave us delicious, fresh-baked scones one afternoon as we were lounging in our room. The breakfast (included in the room price) was very fresh and tasty--probably the best we had at all our hotels in Turkey. The pool area was clean and appealing, and the jasmine vines trailing along the balconies smelled incredible. The hotel is well-located near the Kusadasi pedestrian mall and bazaar area and is a short walk to the waterfront restaurants. We'll definitely stay here again next time we're in Kusadasi. This hotel can't be beat, especially for the price."
- Travel date: 11th June 2006
Feel yourself an Ottoman Sultan
"I wanted to share my feelings when I saw Villa Konak Hotel on this site.We were there with my husband last summer.It was a delightful experience.Everybody who plans to visit Turkey & understand Turkish style and live this more then 500 years old culture MUST STAY IN VILLA KONAK HOTEL. There is something for everbody.Shopping paradies & excellent sea & sun & great food. Highly recomended"
- Travel date: 11th April 2005
terri and ann september 04
"my first trip to turkey/kusadasi the villa konak is a great place to go. the staff are more friends than staff. we had some great nights. the sitting to breakfast round a table for about 18 people was very different you soon became fiends. we hope to return in the future soon. And i hope Ali and wife have their new babies [ twins], delivered saftley."
- Travel date: 29th December 2004
An oasis of calm!
"Have just returned from a week's stay at the villa Konak and can thoroughly recommend it. It is exactly what it says on their webiste 'an oasis of calm'. It is situated on a (rather steep) hill, very close to the main centre, as you enter through the door it opens out into a beautiful garden area, with rooms organised around a courtyard, in a U shape. All the outside areas are pretty and well maintained. There are lots of lovely places to sit, in shade or sun. The pool is great and the views are lovely. The rooms are simple but fit the bill perfectly. I understand they will be made larger this year and air conditioning will be added. I will definitely be going back!"
- Travel date: 31st August 2004
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