The Nişanyan Hotel started with an old house in a superb location at the very top of the picturesque village of Şirince, 7 km (4.3 miles) east of Selçuk. Once restored, with modernized services and landscaped grounds, it became a gem of an inn, worth going out of your way to experience.
The inn, named Nişanyan Evleri (Nişanyan Houses) has now expanded into a hotel with several types of accommodations:
— The Inn, a restored Mediterranean village house with five rooms, all with private bathrooms. The excellent dining room with superb village and valley views is also in the Inn.
— The İlyastepe Cottages, several charming rustic cottages on the hillside above the Inn, near the swimming pool.
— The Houses, several restored houses in the village below, rented by the day, complete with furnishings, a breakfast basket including fresh farm eggs, fresh-baked bread, and home-made country jam, daily housekeeping service, fireplaces and firewood, telephone, and central heating for chilly winter days.
Although there are public minibuses running between Şirince and Selçuk, they’re infrequent and not particularly comfortable. You’ll really want your own rental car, especially as the Nisanyan Evleri is at the very top of this hillside village, a steep climb from the village center and main road.
Coming uphill from Selçuk and approaching the village of Şirince, watch for Nişanyan Evleri signs with the snail logo and turn right onto a side road just before entering the village (if you come to the Jandarma [gendarme] control point, you’ve missed the turn). Follow the narrow dirt track uphill, looking for the Nişanyan Evleri signs at several turns.