the cruise-ship port and seaside resort
town 18 km (11 miles, 25 minutes' drive)
southwest of Selçuk (Ephesus),
serves visitors who want sea views,
extensive shopping and nightlife, and
cruise passengers debarking for a day-tour
to the Ephesus
visitors are sun-&-fun escorted
tour participants or vacationers coming
to rent a villa or apartment and spend
many days at the beach.
Most hotels in Kuşadası tend to be modern. Noise can
be a problem at hotels in the city
center, because of traffic and
the town's party atmosphere.
Keep this in mind when you choose your
Here are my favorites:
Located right on the seacoast 1.9
km (1.18 mile) north of the city center,
this 5-star hotel has a good location:
you're away from the noise of the
city center, but you can walk there
along the shore boulevard in about
25 minutes. All 133 guest rooms have sea-view
balconies, whirlpool baths,
and the other expected amenities.The hotel's
private beach has water sports and
diving facilities. Good choice if you're
looking for a modern, upscale, not-too-large
seaside hotel. More...
The lovely 17-room Villa
an oasis of calm Ottoman-style
charm right in the town center, and
an easy walk to everything. More...
A chic, modern 4-star, 85-room hotel facing
the sea from the landward side of Atatürk
Bulvarı, the seafront boulevard, it's
close to everything.
Like the neighboring Ilayda, the 4-star,
87-room Derici Hotel faces the sea
from the land side of Atatürk Bulvarı,
easy walking distance from everything,
but ask for a quiet room. More...
Noise is not a problem at this rural12-room
inn, set among vineyards and fields
outside Kuşadası. It's delightful. More...
Want other choices? Consider staying
in Selçuk or
Kuşadası has dozens
more good hotels. Uuse
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—by Tom Brosnahan