Karahayıt, designated as the spa resort of Pamukkale (map), never developed into the international destination its optimistic bosters anticipated, but it does have several large 5-star resort and spa hotel complexes.
These hotels are the favored stopovers for bus tours traveling through this region.
Hotel rates are reasonable. Most 4- and 5-star hotels include buffet breakfast and buffet dinner in their rates. (Drinks are not included, however, and can be quite expensive.)
Perhaps the best of the Karahayıt resort hotels are theHotel Richmond Pamukkale Thermal and the Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal Hotel Denizli.
As for swimming, all the hotels here have swimming pools filled with the same warm waters in which you can let the calcium make your skin feel silky, but still, the biggest thrill comes from swimming in the Antique Pool.
—by Tom Brosnahan
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