You have four choices of places to stay for a trip to Pamukkale:
Stay in Istanbul, Antalya, or Ephesus and visit Pamukkale for the day. Yes, it's possible. From Istanbul, you fly to Denizli in th morning and back to Istanbul late in the evening. From Antalya, you go by bus. From Ephesus (Selçuk), you take an early bus or train and return by bus or train in late afternoon. More...
Denizli, 18 km (11 miles, 30 minutes) south of Pamukkale, is the district's transport hub, with airport, train station, and big new Otogar (bus terminal). You will be passing through Denizli in any case. If you choose to stay here, you can save money. Transport from Denizli to Pamukkale is cheap, easy and frequent. More...
Pamukkale Town, at the foot of the travertines below Pamukkale national park, has numerous small hotels and backpackers' pensions. If you stay here, you're close to the sights of Pamukkale, and hotels are relatively inexpensive. More...
resort hotels were built in
the hopes that thousands of guests
would come to spend a week
"taking the cure" in their
hot mineral waters. Instead they find themselves
hosting one-night stays
by bus tour groups on their
way between Aegean Turkey and points
to the east. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan